MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 23 February 2021 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – God’s Picture Of The Christian Home (I)
TOPIC: God’s Picture Of The Christian Home (I) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 23 February 2021)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 1-2
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 7:1-9 (KJV)
1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.
7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.
9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
MEMORY VERSE: “Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.” – 1 Corinthians 7:2
Let purpose be the driving factor before marriage in your life.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
YOUR MARITAL JOURNEY SHALL NOT BE SATANICALLY DIVERTED, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
Marriage is a holy union, a living symbol, a precious relationship that needs tender and self-sacrificing care. It is God’s idea and not a derivative of any culture. It is a gift from God to man and it has three basic aspects: First, the man leaves his parents, and in a public act, pledges himself to his wife. Second, the man and woman are joined together by taking responsibility for each other’s welfare and by loving the partner above all others. In this context, love is given a richer and more interesting meaning. L stands for loyalty to each other. O stands for openness to each other. V stands for vocalising appreciation to each other and E stands for encouragement to each other. Third, the two become one flesh in the intimacy and commitment to the wonderful union which is reserved for marriage.
By doing the foregoing, marriage provides the needed fellowship, comfort, companionship and partnership. It is one of God’s methods to keep men and women free from fornication and immorality. With very few exceptions, most men and women are to marry. These exceptions are to receive God’s guidance and are not to be the product of infantile decisions, misguided initiations, faithless consecration (Genesis 2:18-20, 22-24; Matthew 19:4, 5).
Marriage is part of God’s plan to raise the Christian family. But the believer is not to go searching for a wife or husband without God’s guidance, neither is he or she to resort to an abominable method of sampling or picking and choosing. The Bible reveals this truth in Genesis 2:18, “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” God seems to be saying, “I am not going to allow the man choose for himself.” In Genesis 2:22, the Bible affirms, “And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.” Beloved, you need to wait on God and get His guidance on important steps to be taken concerning your marriage.
- Holy Spirit, come and dwell in Your fullness in my home, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- My marriage shall fulfil God’s purposes, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Agents of darkness reporting my marriage to satan, die, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- My marriage shall not follow the evil pattern of my ancestors, in the name of Jesus.
- The end of my marital life shall be better than the beginning, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Wolves attacking Christian homes, you shall not prosper in my home, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Holy Spirit, direct the steps of my marital life, 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)
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