Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 21 November 2021 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – The Faithfull Church (I)
TOPIC: The Faithfull Church (I) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 21 November 2021)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Acts 17, Acts 18:1-18
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Revelation 3:7-13
7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
MEMORY VERSE: “O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.” – Isaiah 25:1
It’s hard to defeat a person who never gives up.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
YOU SHALL GET TO YOUR PROMISED LAND, NO MATTER THE OPPOSITION YOU FACE, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
Mountain Top Life MESSAGE:
The sixth letter went to the church at Philadelphia. It was a faithful church that lived by Christ’s word and did not deny Him. They endured opposition from society and resisted conforming to the ungodly trends of other churches. This church pleased Christ because they remained loyal to Him and the truth of the gospel. Because of their continued faithfulness, God opened doors unto them that no one could shut and made their enemies to bow before them. He also promised to rescue them from the hour of temptation.
Philadelphia is a Greek name which means the city of brotherly love. The city was founded mainly to spread Greek culture and language to the surrounding cities. Their main problem was drunkenness. The people cultivated grapes, which made wine very cheap and readily available. Therefore it was not unusual to find people already drunk in the morning.
Beloved, it was in this kind of environment that the Philadelphia church served God and remained faithful to Him. They did not rely on their strength to go through the trials to come; Christ would reward their faithfulness with His own power and faithfulness. One of the ways the church and individual Christians can remain faithful is to follow the example of the Philadelphia church.
Are you faithful to your calling in Christ? Remember that you are called and saved to save others. The Philadelphia church was a missionary church. They preached the word in and out of season. Follow the example of their faithfulness and it shall be well with you.
It is noteworthy also that the Philadelphia church reaped great rewards from the Royal master and Lord for their faithfulness, love for the word of God and for not denying His name in the midst of their ungodly society and crooked generation. The Lord admonished them to hold fast the blessings heaven had bestowed on them and let no one take their crown. This calls for prayer, watchfulness and vigilance. I encourage you to emulate the Philadelphia church and you will reap benefits as well.
- Father, create a desire in my heart to serve You zealously, in the name of Jesus.
- I receive the spiritual ears to hear the voice of God, in the name of Jesus.
- Power to be faithful till the end, come upon me now, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, arise and move me from fear to confidence, in the name of Jesus.
- I will not fall by the way side, in the name of Jesus.
- I refuse to follow the voice of any stranger, in the name of Jesus.
- My Father, move me from weakness to strength, 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)