MFM Daily Devotional || 3 January 2021 || Mystery And Blessing Of Dedication (III)
TOPIC: Mystery And Blessing Of Dedication (III)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Genesis 19:23-29 (KJV)
23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
24 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;
25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord:
28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
MFM Daily Devotional || 3 January 2021 || Mystery And Blessing Of Dedication (III) Sermon
MEMORY VERSE: “And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will.” – Acts 13:22
You can’t have a place with God and lack your place on earth. The man who can stand before God can never bow for anything.
PRAISE & WORSHIP
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
I DECREE THAT THE BLESSINGS AND HONOUR ATTACHED TO BEING DEDICATED TO GOD SHALL MANIFEST GREATLY IN YOUR LIFE THROUGHOUT THIS YEAR, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 3 January 2021 MESSAGE:
The blessings of dedication are numerous, and we shall examine some of them today. First, dedication gives the believer the privilege of a special place with God, to come boldly to His throne or stand in His presence. Enoch’s life was one of dedication. He did not taste death because God Himself took him. Only people that are dedicated to God can walk successfully with Him. Enoch, Abraham, Moses, Elijah, Daniel, Peter and Paul, etc., are good examples here.
In Genesis 19, the angel of the Lord moved Lot and members of his family out of Sodom and instructed them to run for their lives and not look back, neither stop anywhere in the plain (Genesis 19:17). The Bible records that Lot’s wife looked back and became a pillar of salt. Her offence was that of disobedience! She looked back at the burning city against divine warning. This is a clear manifestation of lack of dedication and commitment to God and His word.
However, Abraham looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah and all the land of the plain, and saw that smoke was going up from the land like that of a furnace. Mrs Lot looked at the same scene and died. Abraham looked and lived. Why? He enjoyed divine immunity because of his dedication to God.
Dedication will also put you in the class of God, make you to rule in the midst of your enemies and over adverse circumstances. Elijah gave a decree that left Ahab and the entire nation completely at the mercy of the prophet and his God. He said, “And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.” Heaven honoured Elijah’s word just as it did Joshua’s at the Valley of Aijalon, where the sun did not set until Israel had gained victory in the battle. Such is the great honour that God confers on those who are dedicated to Him.
Dedication would make you a man after God’s heart like David. David was a man who yielded to God’s word to do His will (1 Samuel 13:14; Acts 13:22). Even where and when he faltered, he was quick to repent (Psalm 51:10-12). On the other hand, Saul failed because his heart was not right with God neither was his life totally dedicated to Him. All these things are written for us to learn from. Learn and be wise!
- My Father, make me a man of Your presence, in the name of Jesus.
- This year, by Your mercy, Father, draw me nearer to You, in the name of Jesus.
- O God, arise and confer on me the favour and honour that are due to those who are dedicated to You and Your service, in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Ghost, invade my heart with Your light, in the name of Jesus.
- Power to live a life pleasing to the Lord, enter me now, in the name of Jesus.
- Evil patterns of my father’s house, denying me of my blessings, release me by fire, in the name of Jesus.
- Powers boasting against my testimonies, die by fire, in the name of Jesus.