October 26, 2021

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE, MFM DAILY DEVOTIONAL, FRIDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2021: The Kingdom lifestyle

TOPIC FOR TODAY: 17-9-21: The Kingdom lifestyle

By Dr D.K Olukoya, General Overseer MFM worldwide

  


Fire Scripture
Matthew 5:1 – 16

Memory Verse
Matt. 5:16 – Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

The kingdom of God is an expression of God’s, authority, dominion, character and lifestyle. None has seen the Father, but the Bible tells us that Jesus is His express image. Jesus Christ came to demonstrate the glory, beauty, pattern and lifestyle of the kingdom of God, and He was in every way strange to the society at that time.

Jesus Christ was regarded an enemy by the Saducees and the Pharisees because His lifestyle exposed the odious weaknesses and frailties of their worldly lifestyle at that time. Jesus exemplified the kingdom lifestyle.

He preached and taught the kingdom’s principles to the multitudes that came to Him, and also spent quality time exposing the principles and the practice of the kingdom to His disciples.

The hallmark of the kingdom lifestyle is best revealed in the book of Matthew from chapters five through to seven in the teaching of Jesus. The sermon of Jesus on the Mount closely reveals to us that Christianity is all about developing a godly character.

This is the totality of Christ-like virtues, in word and in deed. For any Christian to manifest the kingdom lifestyle at all, he or she must exude the fruit of the Spirit.

Beloved, you have been redeemed to reflect this kingdom lifestyle. The apostle, Paul, confidently stated that “the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.

For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God and approved of men” (Rom. 14:17-18). We are not of this world although we live here. Our citizenship is in heaven (Phil. 3:20-21). Therefore, you should conduct yourself according to the lifestyle that shows your true home country.

In every way possible, you should abstain from worldliness, activity of the flesh and every evil thing that can disqualify you from being who God calls you, thereby losing your heavenly citizenship.

Remember, Jesus is the Good Shepherd who knows His sheep and His sheep knows Him. Does Christ know you? Do you know Him? The Bible says that by their fruits we shall know them (Matt 7:16-20).

Your fruits are nothing but the manifestation of the kingdom’s lifestyle, a true reflection that you are for Christ. Let your light so shine among men, make the difference!

Motivational Quote
If truly you are a child of God, everything about you must reveal the depth of Christlikeness in you.

Prophetic Word
Your life will not be a disgrace to the kingdom of God, in the name of Jesus.

HYMN
Faith of our fathers!

Faith of our fathers! living still
In spite of dungeon, fire and sword:
O how our hearts beat high with joy
When e’er we hear that glorious word!
Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death!

Our fathers, chained in prisons dark,
Were still in heart and conscience free:
How sweet would be their children’s fate,
If they like them could die for thee!
Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death!

Faith of our fathers! we will strive
To win all nations unto thee,
And thro’ the truth that come from God,
Mankind shall then be truly free.
Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death!

Faith of our fathers! we will love
Both friend and foe in all our strife:
And preach thee too as love knows how,
By kindly words and virtuous life:
Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death!

PRAYER POINTS

MORNING
1. Thank You, Jesus, for making me a child of the kingdom, in the name of Jesus.

2. Holy Ghost fire, move through my life and burn to ashes all anti kingdom properties, in the name of Jesus.

3. Every grip of the world upon my soul, break by fire, in the name of Jesus.

EVENING
4. Fire of revival, fall afresh upon me, in the name of Jesus.

5. Iniquity of my father’s house, release me and die, in the name of Jesus.

6. Powers assigned to waste my life, be wasted by fire, in the name of Jesus.

7. Power to live and manifest the kingdom lifestyle, come upon me afresh, in the name of Jesus.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Zechariah 8- 14


SPECIAL NOTE!
Beloved Reader, the best way to enjoy the best of God is to make Jesus Christ your personal Lord & Saviour.  And remember! John 3:3 says, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless ye are born again, ye cannot see the kingdom of God.”

If you are ready to give your life to Christ Jesus, please pray the displayed prayer below in faith:

Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I confess all my sin, have mercy on me, forgive me all my sin. Lord Jesus come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.

If you just prayed the prayer of salvation online please send your testimonies and prayer request to ecounselling@mountainoffire.org, +234 (803) 078-0919 OR +234 (817) 363-1657.

Beware! This Scripture: “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold,” Matt 24:12, is happening in our days.
Our prayer is: any power or any problem that will kill our love for God, blood of Jesus shall destroy and flush them away from us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Thank you for your patient with us. And thank you for all your comments, observations, feedbacks and time spent on this platform. We cherish your presence here.


Beloved! We are in perilous time when kidnappings, banditry and other vices have become daily occurrences. But the Lord is saying, do not be afraid! Be strong in the Lord! Be bold & be courageous!

In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, you shall not be a victim to whatever calamity flying around by day or by night, in the name of Jesus, Amen!
Shalom!