MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 26 January 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Unfeigned Love
TOPIC: Unfeigned Love (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 26 January 2019)
Bible In One Year: Exodus 14-15; Matthew 17
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 5:25-33
MEMORY VERSE: “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.” – 1 Peter 1:22
In our reflections yesterday, we learnt that husbands and wives have individual roles to play to make their marriages successful and that if a marriage is unsuccessful, it is because one or both parties in the covenant relationship is not playing his or her role. We also established the fact that Ephesians 5:25 highlights the duties and responsibilities of the husband to the wife and Ephesians 5:22 reveals the duties of the wife to her husband. Ephesians 5:25 says, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it.” Dear husband, the ultimate purpose of God for marriage is that you become like Christ. Do you love your wife as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her? Let us examine the characteristics of Christ’s love for the church. Those should be your model for loving your wife.
First, Christ loved the church with unfeigned love. The word “unfeigned” means “not pretensive”, “without deception”, “honest”. The pure love without deception made Him to give His life for the church. Your love towards your wife should have this remarkable characteristic. It should be pure, honest and or without deception. Jesus was introduced as the Lamb of God that came to take away the sins of the world. Jesus did not turn away from the role that introduction bestowed on Him, neither did He dash the hope and expectation of saving mankind from sin. He went to the Cross and laid down His life so that we all might be saved from sin and eternal damnation. He gave His all to redeem us. You are required to love your wife in the same manner (so genuinely as to lay down your life for her)
As a Christian, you must be honest in your relationship with your spouse. Any marriage built on the foundation of dishonesty or deception will eventually collapse. That is one of the reasons marriages are failing today.
Relationships are built on trust, but dishonesty destroys trust. How true is your love towards your spouse? How honest are you in your dealings with your wife or husband? Do you divulge some items of information to her and keep some away from her? A man that says he loves his wife but keeps a concubine outside his matrimonial home is deceptive and God will not hold such a man guiltless for breaking the marriage covenant.
HONESTY IS THE FIRST CHAPTER IN BOOK OF WISDOM.
The balm of Gilead will heal all wounds in your marriage.
- Let the unfeigned love of Christ dwell in me richly, in the name of Jesus.
- Every spirit of deceit in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Every spirit of pretence and dishonesty in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, let not the enemy manipulate my love towards you, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, do not take away Your love from me, in the name of Jesus.
- Let the love of Christ be made manifest in my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Let the love of Christ be made manifest in the church of 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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