MFM MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL NOVEMBER 2021 (PHILADELPHIA: THE FAITHFUL CHURCH (I)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Acts 17, Acts 18:1-18
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Revelation 3:7 – 13
Memory verse: Isaiah 25:1 O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
Motivational Quote: It is hard to defeat a person who never gives up.
Prophetic Word: You shall get to your Promised Land, no matter the opposition you face, in the name of Jesus.
The sixth letter went to the church at Philadelphia. It was a faithful church that lived by Christ’s word and did not deny Him. They endured opposition from society and resisted conforming to the ungodly trends of other churches. This church pleased Christ because they remained loyal to Him and the truth of the gospel.
Because of their continued faithfulness, God opened doors unto them that no one could shut and made their enemies to bow before them. He also promised to rescue them from the hour of temptation. Philadelphia is a Greek name which means the city of brotherly love. The city was founded mainly to spread Greek culture and language to the surrounding cities.
Their main problem was drunkenness. The people cultivated grapes, which made wine very cheap and readily available. Therefore it was not unusual to ﬁnd people already drunk in the morning. Beloved, it was in this kind of environment that the Philadelphia church served God and remained faithful to Him. They did not rely on their strength to go through the trials to come; Christ would reward their faithfulness with His own power and faithfulness.
One of the ways the church and individual Christians can remain faithful is to follow the example of the Philadelphia church. Are you faithful to your calling in Christ? Remember that you are called and saved to save others. The Philadelphia church was a missionary church.
They preached the word in and out of season. Follow the example of their faithfulness and it shall be well with you. It is noteworthy also that the Philadelphia church reaped great rewards from the Royal master and Lord for their faithfulness, love for the word of God and for not denying His name in the midst of their ungodly society and crooked generation.
The Lord admonished them to hold fast the blessings heaven had bestowed on them and let no one take their crown. This calls for prayer, watchfulness and vigilance. I encourage you to emulate the Philadelphia church and you will reap great beneﬁts as well.
1. Father, create a desire in my heart to serve you zealously, in the name of Jesus.
2. I receive the spiritual ears to hear the voice of God, in the name of Jesus.
3. Power to be faithful till the end, come upon me now, in the name of Jesus.
4. O Lord, arise and move me from fear to confidence, in the name of Jesus.
5. I will not fall by the way side, in the name of Jesus.
6. I refuse to follow the voice of any stranger, in the name of Jesus.
7. My Father, move me from weakness to strength, 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) Read more about MFM daily devotional