MFM MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SEPTEMBER 27, 2023 (LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF NEHEMIAH III)
TOPIC : LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF NEHEMIAH III
Memory Verse: Hebrews 2:1
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
Motivational Quote: Boldness is a hallmark of God’s own children. Covet it!
Prophetic word for today.
Henceforth, God will make you as bold as a lion and you will fulfil your divine purpose, in the name of Jesus.
Fire Scripture: Nehemiah 2:8-20
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BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Isaiah 59 – 60; John 1 – 2
Nehemiah was a bold and courageous leader who would not deter at the face of opposition. He stood boldly to contend what he believed in and succeeded by the help of God. He refused to compromise or be threatened.
At the time of opposition, he instructed that the men kept their swords by their sides while they worked with one hand. What an excellent strategy! Nehemiah was bold, undaunted, a man whose face was set as a flint. Nothing could deter him from finishing strong. He knew and abided with the divine instructions of watchfulness, even at the place of service (Neh.4:15- 18). This is another lesson we can learn from him.
For us today, the Word of God is our sword. We must be armed as we continue to labour for the kingdom with our shield of faith intact, believing God in all things, fully guarded with the armour of God in readiness for battle at any time as an able Christian soldier (Eph.6:11,13). Are you battle ready at all times, beloved? Jesus is our Captain.
Nehemiah didn’t take the taunting and mockery of Sanballat and Tobiah for granted. He was alert always, neither did he neglect prayer. He kept in tune with God. He had the heavenly back up and succeeded in his assignment. You can experience the same divine support it only you would put God first, and trust Him to see you through. The Bible instructs us to look up to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. Beloved, don’t look at your problems, you will be overwhelmed, neither at the threat of your enemies, it will weaken you mind and dampen your faith. Keep your eyes on Jesus always.
Learn more lessons from Nehemiah and it will be beneficial to your life and ministry. Today’s memory verse counsels us to run the race before us with patience knowing that we are surrounded by many witnesses. These witnesses consist of the good and the bad, cheer leaders and critics; the likes of Sanballat and Tobiah. May the Lord equip us adequately to outsmart and outshine our enemies, no matter their satanic wisdom, in Jesus’ name.
MFM DAILY PRAYER POINTS 27TH SEPTEMBER 2023
1. I put on the full armour of God as a ready soldier of Christ, in the name of Jesus.
2. Power to frustrate my frustration, come upon me now, in the name of Jesus.
3. I shall not be tired nor weary at doing good, by the power of God, in the name of Jesus.
4. Spirit of diligence and total commitment to Kingdom service, come upon me now, in the name of Jesus.
5. I possess the spirit of a true leader after the order of Nehemiah, in the name of Jesus.
6. Every evil agenda of Sanballat and Tobiah assigned against my life and ministry, be thwarted, in the name of Jesus.
7. O God, arise and vindicate me in the presence of my satanic accusers, 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)