March 5, 2021 Mountain Of Fire Devotional : Topic – Deliverance For The Lawful Captive
TOPIC: Deliverance For The Lawful Captive
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 23-25
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 49:24-26 (KJV)
24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?
25 But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.
26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
MEMORY VERSE: “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” – 2 Corinthians 3:17
The greatest captivity is to be ignorant of your captivity.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
THE LORD WILL ARISE AND MAKE YOUR CAPTIVITIES CAPTIVES, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
The Bible established the fact that there are lawful captives. A captive is someone that is held hostage or in bondage, a prisoner or a slave. There are physical captives and there are spiritual captives. A spiritual captive is one held in spiritual bondage. He may be conscious or not conscious of his captivity. Nonetheless, he is a captive. A lawful captive is one who falls into bondage or captivity by breaking the laws of God or falls into sin. God is pure and holy and He punishes sin. When a person falls into sin, he consciously or unconsciously surrenders his rights to satan and satan has the right to punish him by putting him in bondage, slavery, prison or place a yoke upon him. He therefore, becomes a lawful captive of satan (2 Timothy 2:26).
Sin opens the door of our lives to captivities (2 Timothy 3:6). When a person regularly commits a particular sin and finds it difficult to break away from it, he becomes a captive of that sin. There are captives of lust, adultery, fornication, drug abuse, addiction, lies, pride, ostentatious living, power, covetousness etc. This is a proof that the person is under the captivity of an evil habit and the soul is in bondage. When the soul of a man is in captivity, he will not be conscious of the spiritual happenings around him. The soul is the greatest asset of a man and that is the greatest target of the kingdom of darkness. What shall it profit a man if he loses his soul and gains the whole world (Matthew 16:26). This implies that our soul is more valuable to God than our possessions. God places high premium on our soul. The greatest captivity therefore is the captivity of the soul.
Any area of our lives: body, finance, marriage, academic can come under captivity. When a person is constantly plagued by sickness, the body is in the captivity of sickness. When a person is regularly experiencing an unexplainable financial failure, this is a sign of financial captivity.
Today you need to repent from all your sins and invite the spirit of God into your life so that the spirit of God can set you free from all forms of captivity (2 Corinthians 3:17). This is the major work Christ came to do on earth (Luke 4:13). Jesus came that He might set us free from both physical and spiritual captivities as well as to restore all hopes and lost blessings.
- My Father, forgive me of the sin that put me in the captivity of darkness, in the name of Jesus.
- Every evil covenant holding me in captivity, I break you, in the name of Jesus.
- O God, arise and deliver my soul from the captivity of darkness, in the name of Jesus.
- Inherited captivity, release me and die, in the name of Jesus.
- You captivity of my father’s house, scatter, in the name of Jesus.
- You the captivity of my mother’s house, scatter and die, in the name of Jesus.
- You the strong man keeping my captivity in place, die, 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)