Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 25 November 2021 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – The Bait Of Sin
TOPIC: The Bait Of Sin (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 25 November 2021)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Corinthians 5-8
FIRE SCRIPTURE: James 1:13-17; 2 Timothy 2:22-24
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
2 Timothy 2:22-24:
22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
MEMORY VERSE: “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient.” – 2 Timothy 2:24
God loves you! He wants you to be victorious over sin so you can possess His promises for your life today.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
NO MATTER WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST OR WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW, YOUR SITUATION HAS NO POWER TO KEEP YOU FROM HAVING AN AMAZING GOOD FUTURE, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
Mountain Top Life MESSAGE:
We live in a society that has abandoned moral standards and Christian principles in favour of expediency. You should build an exemplary life. To do that, you must be able to develop priorities. That is, you should be able to put first things first. Blessed is the man who endures trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised those who love Him.
Temptation finds people who live carelessly. The devil sets traps for us. He puts the things you love as bait on the trap. In other words, temptation is subtle and if you do not pay attention, you will take the bait and never notice the trap.
Temptation is always two-sided. Whenever satan is seeking to pull you down, you should remind yourself that God is also present to keep you steady and to build you up through the harrowing experience. Sometimes we allow disturbing thoughts on our minds and speak negative words. You must think before you speak because no one is to blame for your sin but you.
Because of sin, death entered into the world. There are different kinds of bait. If your bait is hate, then you need to turn to the word of God that teaches about love. If your bait is worry, then you need to learn to be patient and trust in the Lord. If it is unforgiving spirit, then you need to learn to forgive those who trespass against you. As you grow in grace, the devil will fill your path with trials and temptations. But God will equip you more as you sail in the storms.
You must be able to watch and pray so that the enemy will not overtake you (Luke 21:36). You must not be ignorant of the wiles and devices of the enemy. You must also be sober and vigilant. Finally, you should give no place to the devil, resist him and he will flee from you!
- O Lord, shield me with Your fire, in the name of Jesus.
- Father Lord, envelop me with Your power, in the name of Jesus.
- Anything in my life attracting sin, come out and die, in the name of Jesus.
- Mark of sin in my body, be wiped off, in the name of Jesus.
- Blood of Jesus, purify my body, soul and spirit, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, create in me a new heart by Your power, in the name of Jesus.
- Every root of sin, be rooted out, 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)