Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 12 January 2023 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Restoration With Compensation (I)
TOPIC: Restoration With Compensation (I) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 12 January 2023)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 34, Genesis 35, Genesis 36, Mark 6, Mark 7, Mark 8
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 5:1-12 (KJV)
1 And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod.
2 When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon.
3 And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the Lord. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.
4 And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him.
5 Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon’s house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day.
6 But the hand of the Lord was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, even Ashdod and the coasts thereof.
7 And when the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, The ark of the God of Israel shall not abide with us: for his hand is sore upon us, and upon Dagon our god.
8 They sent therefore and gathered all the lords of the Philistines unto them, and said, What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel? And they answered, Let the ark of the God of Israel be carried about unto Gath. And they carried the ark of the God of Israel about thither.
9 And it was so, that, after they had carried it about, the hand of the Lord was against the city with a very great destruction: and he smote the men of the city, both small and great, and they had emerods in their secret parts.
10 Therefore they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And it came to pass, as the ark of God came to Ekron, that the Ekronites cried out, saying, They have brought about the ark of the God of Israel to us, to slay us and our people.
11 So they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines, and said, Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go again to his own place, that it slay us not, and our people: for there was a deadly destruction throughout all the city; the hand of God was very heavy there.
12 And the men that died not were smitten with the emerods: and the cry of the city went up to heaven.
MEMORY VERSE: “But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.” – Proverbs 6:31
The greatest thing a man can lose is not his job, money, house, marriage or child, but his glory.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
I USHER YOU INTO THE SEASON OF RESTORATION WITH COMPENSATION, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
MFM Devotional For Today 2023 MESSAGE:
Our God is the God of restoration. He does not only restore; He also adds compensation or reward to what He restores. That is, He gives back more than what was stolen or taken from you.
According to our Fire Scriptures for today (1 Samuel 5:1-12), the Philistines stole the ark of God and took it from Ebenezer to their city called Ashdod. They placed the ark of God in the house of Dagon and set it beside Dagon, their idol, which was half fish and half human, representing the marine kingdom. How important was the ark to Israel? It was everything Israel had. It represented God’s presence and glory in their midst. Two Bible events will help us to underscore the importance of the ark of God to Israel. First, in 1 Samuel 4, Israel and the Philistines had gone into battle. Unfortunately, the ark of God was captured by the Philistines. When Eli heard that Israel had lost the battle and that his sons, Hophni and Phinehas had died, he was still okay and breathing. However, the moment he heard that the ark of God had been captured, he fell backward from his seat, broke his neck and died. That shows how colossal the loss of the ark of God was. Second, when Eli’s daughter-in-law, Phinehas’ wife, who was close to being delivered of a child, heard that the ark of God had been stolen and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she went into labour immediately and named the child Ichabod, meaning the glory is departed from Israel: for the ark of God is taken.
Beloved, I do not know what the enemy has stolen from you. I do not know how numerous and valuable the things are. However, I know there is a God who is able to restore the glory, virtues, opportunities, time, blessings, finances, achievements and any other valuable things that the enemy has stolen from you. He will not only restore but will also add extra as your compensation.
- Father, I thank You because You are the God of complete restoration and all power belongs to You, in the name of Jesus.
- I paralyze the activities of spiritual robbers, parasites and devourers, in the name of Jesus.
- I recover all the blessings I have lost to the enemy, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, let there be all-round restoration of my glory, in the name of Jesus.
- I pursue, overtake and recover my goods from spiritual Egyptians, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, let my captured glory be recovered and restored to me by fire, in the name of Jesus.
- I receive divine restoration with compensation, by the power in the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
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