TOPIC: Come Out Of Spiritual Ignorance (Mountain Of Fire And Miracle Ministries Wednesday, 29 August 2018)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: John 3:1-5
MEMORY VERSE: “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” – John 3:6
Nicodemus was initially attracted to Jesus because of the miracles he saw. He wanted to know more about Jesus and the doctrines that He taught. Nicodemus himself was a teacher of the Jews (John 3:10) but he lacked spiritual understanding of the kingdom of God and the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ. As a Pharisee, he had lived by the strictest possible religious rules, but a day came when he chose to seek answers to the mysteries of the miracles of Jesus. He was a man of high moral character, deep religious hunger, and yet profound spiritual blindness but deeply sincere in his quest for greater knowledge. He confronted his spiritual ignorance in the most sincere way by approaching the One who could help him out. Unlike several of his fellow Pharisees, he opted out of hypocrisy and faced the fact squarely. There are many of us in the church today who are modern day Pharisees living by the strict religious rules and doctrines of our denomination but unfortunately wallowing in deep spiritual ignorance. We observe the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of our denomination but do not have knowledge of the Scriptures backing up such doctrines. We refrain from wearing trousers, jewelry, painted lips and faces, hair attachment, etc but do not have deep spiritual conviction why it should be so. We benefit from the outpouring of the miracles, signs and wonders in the fellowship, but do not have understanding of the most essential thing: the kingdom of God.
There are many of us today who occupy big positions in the church but are yet to encounter Christ. We claim to be born again but are yet to experience the new birth. We are high-ranking teachers, preachers and leaders in the church but are not in any way better than the unbelievers in attitude and conduct. We boast and express the confidence that we are going to heaven but fail to realise that we must experience a spiritual birth from above. We lack the Spirit of God (John 3:5), and the Word of God (James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23-25) required imparting the life of God in us. We fail to realise that the evidence of salvation is the witness of the Spirit within (Romans 8:9), and that the Spirit enters our lives when we believe (Acts 10:43-48; Ephesians 1:13-14). When the Spirit enters your life, you become partaker of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4) and from that time on, you begin to have appetite for the things of God (1 Peter 2:2-3). You will no longer have desire to go back to the foul things of the world that once appealed to you (2 Peter 2:20-22). You will daily feed on the word of God and grow into spiritual maturity (Hebrews 5:11-14) so that you can be steadfast in the faith. If these transformations have not taken place in your life, you need to come out of your spiritual ignorance and seek deeper relationship with Jesus today.
MANY OF US TODAY ARE MODERN DAY PHARISEES LIVING BY STRICT RULES AND DOCTRINES OF OUR DENOMINATION BUT BLIND SPIRITUALLY.
You shall not lack the spiritual understanding of the kingdom of God.
1. Holy Spirit, reveal to me all the areas of spiritual ignorance in my life, in the name of Jesus.
2. Unteachable spirit, come out of my life and die, in the name of Jesus.
3. Cage of church position, holding my spiritual growth captive, break and release me, in the name of Jesus.
4. I shall not give up but my spiritual ignorance shall give up and die, in the name of Jesus.
5. Holy Spirit, open my spiritual eyes, in the name of Jesus.
6. Holy Ghost fire, purge my spiritual ears of every satanic blockage, in the name of Jesus.
7. My spiritual life, get out of the valley of ignorance and move to the mountain top by fire, in the name of Jesus.
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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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