Mountain Of Fire Devotional For November 22, 2021 : Topic – The Faithfull Church (II)
TOPIC: The Faithfull Church (II)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Thessalonians 1-5; 2 Thessalonians 1-3
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Revelation 3:7-13
7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
MEMORY VERSE: “O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?” – Psalms 89:8
Do your best at all times.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
I SHALL ALWAYS BE ON THE LORD’S SIDE NO MATTER THE SITUATION I FIND MYSELF, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
The church in Philadelphia was an extremely strong one because it focused on missionary work. The members were always witnessing and sending people out on missions. When the Mohammedans came to Asia Minor and all the other churches collapsed, the church in Philadelphia stood firm. They told the Mohammedans that they would not convert to Islam but rather, the Mohammedans should become Christians. Till today, a church is still in Philadelphia. It means if you constantly win souls for Christ, God will give you divine ability to overcome all assaults from the pit of hell. Christ made a promise to His faithful followers in Philadelphia to keep them in their hour of trial.
Beloved, this promise extends to all of God’s faithful people throughout the ages. In the original Greek, the phrase “keep thee from” can mean either “keep you from experiencing” or “keep you through”. For the church then and the church today, both interpretations are relevant. God will help His people to endure and prevail over the difficulties and opposition they experience in the world. Also, He will ultimately rescue them from the final “hour of trial”. This final hour includes God’s appointed time of wrath and distress that will come on the whole world in the last days prior to the establishment of Christ’s kingdom on earth.
God is not slack concerning His promises and a jot of His word will not go unfulfilled. Your faithfulness is required in everything you do for God and His children because there is great reward attached to it.
Beloved, my prayer is that God will make you a good example in your generation, just as He made the Philadelphia church a good reference point. This requires that you maintain a close walk with God daily, spread the gospel and build His kingdom consistently. Those who are in the centre of God’s will and are doing His work the way He instructs them and at the place and time He gave them will never lack His protection and provision. May the good Lord help you, in the name of Jesus.
- Father Lord, give me the power for an effective prayer life, in the name of Jesus.
- I pull down the spirit of unfaithfulness in the lives of the saints, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, give me wisdom in the knowledge of Yourself, in the name of Jesus.
- I dedicate and claim my environment for Christ, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, give me the spirit of revival, in the name of Jesus.
- Lord, forgive me for my partial obedience, in the name of Jesus.
- My Father, let the blessing of faithfulness to Your word be my portion, 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)