MFM MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR JANUARY 12, 2023 (RESTORATION WITH COMPENSATION (I).
TOPIC : ”RESTORATION WITH COMPENSATION (I).”
Bible In One Year: Genesis 29–30; Matthew 9:1–17
Memory Verse: Proverbs 6:31 – But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.
Motivational Quotes: The greatest thing a man can lose is not his job, money, house, marriage or child, but his glory.
Praise and Worship: Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
Prophetic Word for today: I usher you into the season of restoration with compensation, in the Name of Jesus.
Fire Scripture: 1 Samuel 5
5 The Philistines carried God’s Holy Box, from Ebenezer to Ashdod. 2 They carried God’s Holy Box into the temple of Dagon and put it next to the statue of Dagon. 3 The next morning, the people of Ashdod got up and found Dagon lying face down on the ground before the Lord’s Box.
The people of Ashdod put the statue of Dagon back in its place. 4 But the next morning when the people of Ashdod got up, they found Dagon on the ground again. Dagon had fallen down before the Lord’s Holy Box.
This time, Dagon’s head and hands were broken off and were lying in the doorway. Only his body was still in one piece.
5 That is why, even today, the priests or other people refuse to step on the threshold when they enter Dagon’s temple at Ashdod.
6 The Lord made life hard for the people of Ashdod and their neighbors. He gave them many troubles and caused them to get tumors. He also sent mice to them.
The mice ran all over their ships and then onto their land. The people in the city were very afraid.
7 They saw what was happening and said, “The Holy Box of the God of Israel can’t stay here. God is punishing us and Dagon our god.”
8 The people of Ashdod called the five Philistine rulers together and asked them, “What must we do with the Holy Box of the God of Israel?”
The rulers answered, “Move the Holy Box of the God of Israel to Gath.” So the Philistines moved God’s Holy Box.
9 But after the Philistines had moved God’s Holy Box to Gath, the Lord punished that city. The people became very frightened. God caused many troubles for all the people—young and old. He caused the people in Gath to have tumors.
10 So the Philistines sent God’s Holy Box to Ekron.
But when God’s Holy Box came into Ekron, the people of Ekron complained. They said, “Why are you bringing the Box of the God of Israel to our city Ekron? Do you want to kill us and our people?”
11 The people of Ekron called all the Philistine rulers together and said to the rulers, “Send the Box of the God of Israel back home before it kills us and our people!”
Our God is the God of restoration. He does not only restore; He also adds compensation or reward to what He restores. That is, He gives back more than what was stolen or taken from you.
According to our Fire Scriptures for today (1 Samuel 5:1-12), the Philistines stole the ark of God and took it from Ebenezer to their city called Ashdod.
They placed the ark of God in the house of Dagon and set it beside Dagon, their idol, which was half fish and half human, representing the marine kingdom.
How important was the ark to Israel? It was everything Israel had. It represented God’s presence and glory in their midst.
Two Bible events will help us to underscore the importance of the ark of God to Israel. First, in 1 Samuel 4, Israel and the Philistines had gone into battle.
Unfortunately, the ark of God was captured by the Philistines. When Eli heard that Israel had lost the battle and that his sons, Hophni and Phinehas had died, he was still okay and breathing. However, the moment he heard that the ark of God had been captured, he fell backward from his seat, broke his neck and died. That shows how colossal the loss of the ark of God was.
Second, when Eli’s daughter-in-law, Phinehas’ wife, who was close to being delivered of a child, heard that the ark of God had been stolen and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she went into labour immediately and named the child Ichabod, meaning the glory is departed from Israel: for the ark of God is taken.
Beloved, I do not know what the enemy has stolen from you. I do not know how numerous and valuable the things are. However, I know there is a God who is able to restore the glory, virtues, opportunities, time, blessings, finances, achievements and any other valuable things that the enemy has stolen from you. He will not only restore but will also add extra as your compensation.
MFM DAILY PRAYER POINTS 12TH JANUARY 2023
1. Father, I thank You because You are the God of complete restoration and all power belongs to You, in the Name of Jesus.
2. I paralyze the activities of spiritual robbers, parasites and devourers, in the Name of Jesus.
3. I recover all the blessings I have lost to the enemy, in the Name of Jesus.
4. Father, let there be all-round restoration of my glory, in the Name of Jesus.
5. I pursue, overtake and recover my goods from spiritual Egyptians, in the Name of Jesus.
6. Father, let my captured glory be recovered and restored to me by fire, in the Name of Jesus.
7. I receive divine restoration with compensation, by the power in the blood of Jesus, 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