TOPIC: Purpose To Stand For God (Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Tuesday, 5 June 2018)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Daniel 1: 8-15
MEMORY VERSE: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” – 2 Corinthians 6:17
To purpose is to take a stand, to resolve, to determine, to decide, to stand on an opinion whether right or wrong before man. It us a strong determination to obey the inner counsel rather than the counsel of man. Daniel did not want to defile himself with the king’s meal. It takes a great deal of discipline to take such a position.
Daniel was in exile in a foreign land where no one could see him defile himself and accuse him of breaking God’s law. More so, the same God had allowed him and others to be taken into captivity because of their sin. Daniel had every reason to disobey God and ignore His counsel, yet he made up his mind not to pollute his spiritual life and thereby affect his physical being. This singular disposition reveals so much about the personality of Daniel. First, he had in depth knowledge and understanding of his God and did not have a superficial relationship with him. Second, he was a man of great discipline, integrity and uprightness. He did not place his belly before his God. Finally, he feared God rather than man.
Psalm 1:1 reminds us that “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful”. Daniel was well versed in the scripture available in his days and not only that, he also had a bold personality with high degree of faith. If you do not have an intimate relationship with God and you are not versed in the Scripture, you may not know the mind of God concerning a particular issue, and it might be difficult to take a stand for God.
Today’s devotional reminds me of a so called Christian politician who refused to end up his prayer in Jesus’ name because he was in a political rally. Such an individual is absolutely different from Daniel who refused to renounce his faith in a foreign land. Jesus said if you deny me before men, I will also deny you before my heavenly Father (Matthew 10:33). As a Christian, you should not compromise your faith and moral convictions wherever you find yourself. This will only be possible when you establish a relationship with God, devote time to knowing Him intimately by studying His word and depend on the companionship of the Holy Spirit to direct you all the way. God will help you today and always to stand true to Him in your family, neighbourhood, community and anywhere else you may find yourself, in Jesus’ name.
Stand up for God and God will make you a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden.
Anointing for wisdom and understanding is coming upon you.
1. I refuse to defile myself with the king’s meal, in the name of Jesus.
2. Any power assigned to attack me with the king’s meal, die, in the name of Jesus.
3. Temptation shall not wound my destiny, in the name of Jesus.
4. I refuse to compromise my moral convictions because of my belly, in the name of Jesus.
5. I receive boldness to say NO to the YES of the devil, in the name of Jesus.
6. My life will not disgrace Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
7. Powers that want me in perpetual bondage, your time is up, die, 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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