TOPIC: Dismantling Stumbling Blocks
1 Thessalonians 4:3“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:”
MFM Daily Devotional 23 September 2020 OUTLINE
Satanic stumbling blocks must go. The power of the enemy must not be allowed to function against us. This can only happen when personal stumbling blocks are removed. Sometime ago, we held a revival service in a church and when an altar call was made to those who wanted to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, I saw a dear old woman who came crying and saying that she could not understand why it was difficult for her to receive the baptism even after many revivalists had visited her church.
So, I said: “Mama, you will be filled with the power today.” She said: “Thank you my son, I will try.” I told her to pray and she prayed until she was sweating and her clothes were soaked. I was impressed with her prayers yet nothing happened. Though I was impressed, since I was not the giver of the Holy Spirit, I could not dash her Holy Ghost. At a stage, I left her alone and sat somewhere else to pray. I asked the Lord what was wrong with the old woman and the Lord told me to look at her hand. I looked at her hand and saw a particular ring on her fourth finger.
On the ring was the symbol of a half moon. The Lord said that, with that ring on her finger, His Spirit would not enter into her life. Then I said: “Mama, open your eyes. Who gave you this ring?” She told me that she inherited it from her great grandmother. I took the ring from her and made her to understand that the half moon was the sign of witchcraft. She gladly gave it to me and did not have to pray for one minute before she received the power of the Holy Ghost.
She did not know that her enemy had been on her fourth finger for 25 years. She slept with it, woke up with it, bathed with it, went everywhere and did everything with it. So, she was busy wrestling with shadows instead of the real thing, which was on her fourth finger.
Crooked places must be straight. Gates of brass must break. Bars of iron must give way. You stumbling blocks must be dismantled.
You cannot have real success without making real enemies.
Beginning from now, every situation bothering your mind shall become mighty testimonies.
HYMN – Our God, our help in ages past
Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.
Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.
Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.
Thy Word commands our flesh to dust,
“Return, ye sons of men:”
All nations rose from earth at first,
And turn to earth again.
The busy tribes of flesh and blood,
With all their lives and cares,
Are carried downwards by the flood,
And lost in following years.
Time, like an ever rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.
Like flowery fields the nations stand
Pleased with the morning light;
The flowers beneath the mower’s hand
Lie withering ere ’tis night.
1. Fire of God, enter into my life and consume every stranger, in the name of Jesus.
2. Every poison of sexual immorality in my life, be paralysed, in the name of Jesus.
3. Every activity of seduction in any area of my life, be paralysed, in the name of Jesus.
1. Every invisible programme of the serpent in my life, be destroyed, in the name of Jesus.
2. Let the ancestral altar of the serpent spirit in my family burn to ashes, in the name of Jesus.
3. Every unrepentant snake worshipper in my family, fall down and die, in the name of Jesus.
4. Let the habitation of the power of the serpent in (name your village river) be consumed by fire, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
1 Chronicles 26-27
MFM Daily Devotional 23 September 2020 (Mountain Top Life Devotional) was written by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide.