TOPIC: Your Life Is Not Your Own (Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Thursday, 19 April 2018)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Philippians 1:21-26
“For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.” – Romans 14:8
Fred was in dire need of some money to meet some legitimate expenses urgently. Knowing the money he needed was relatively much, he decided to sell his beat-down car. Naturally no one would buy a car for the price he was asking for it. George took out of benevolence of his heart, offered to buy Fred’s car just to help out his friend. George took the car to the mechanic for some repairs after buying if from Fred and the car was good as new. George allowed Fred ride with him in the car. After some time Fred demanding to drive the car and telling George that it was originally his car. He would force George out of the driver’s seat and take the wheels, driving where ever pleased them. With George in the passenger seat watching.
You must be thinking that Fred isn’t really a good person. Sadly, many people act like Fred. After giving their lives to Jesus Christ, they still dictate to Him how they want their lives to be. They want to enjoy all the benefits of salvation yet not allow Jesus be Lord in their lives. They tell the Lord what they want, how they want it and when they want it. They don’t want Him to drive the car of their lives; they make Him seat in the passenger’s seat while they drive. Jesus Christ bought us from the bondage of sin and death with His blood. He translated us from the kingdom of darkness to His kingdom. He purchased us. When you accepted Him, you accepted His Lordship. You entered into a legally binding agreement with Him. He has right to your life. You don’t belong to yourself. If one died for all, then all should live for one (2 Corinthians 5:15). You must not desire to live the life you feel is good for you. He must be Lord over your life. You must desire that He leads you as He pleases. Jesus Christ is not Adviser and Saviour, He is Lord and Saviour. Lord means Master, that’s what He is to us. He saved you so He can be your Lord.
Many people are scared to trust their lives to the hands of the Lord. There is a secret fear that He will wreck their lives. God is a loving Father, He cares about you more than you know. He showed this love by giving His only Son for you (Romans 8:32). Will such a Person desire anything but good for you? Allow Jesus Christ have full control of the vehicle of your life.
When the realisation that God owns your life dawns on you, you will become more concerned with what His purpose is for your life, and the desire to fulfil that purpose would be the staying force of your life.
The gains of following Jesus shall be yours today.
1. O Lord, fill me with Your peace and joy, in the name of Jesus.
2. I shall not be moved by external circumstances, in the name of Jesus.
3. Spirit of depression and frustration, go back and afflict your sender, in the name of Jesus.
4. Every effort of the enemy to frustrate me shall be futile, in the name of Jesus.
5. Untimely death is not my portion, untimely death is not my family’s portion, in the name of Jesus.
6. I prevail over negative circumstances, in the name of Jesus.
7. My life shall continually bring glory to God, 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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Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.
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