Mountain Of Fire Daily Devotional For February 16, 2022 : Topic – Lessons From The Life Of Bartimaeus (II)
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TOPIC: Lessons From The Life Of Bartimaeus (II)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 19, Exodus 20, Mark 1:29-45, Mark 2:1-17, Psalm 22:12-21
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Luke 18:35-43 (KJV)
35 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.
39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.
40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.
MEMORY VERSE: “Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” – 1 Peter 2:10
Nothing paralyses a life like the attitude that things can never change. You need to remind yourself that God can change things.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
I DECREE THAT THE ONE THAT CAN REVERSE THE IRREVERSIBLE AND THE UNCHANGEABLE CHANGER WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR GOOD, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
The third lesson we can learn from the life of Bartimaeus is that he was importunate. He did not give up or stop crying to Jesus when he was told to keep quiet. He was desperate and opportunity wasters could not stop him. Are you someone who easily gives up at the slightest opposition or discouragement? I advise you to turn a new leaf today. The Syrophoenician woman refused to be discouraged when Jesus said that He would not give the children’s bread to dogs; neither did the disciples’ actions bother her. If she had got angry, she would have missed the opportunity to get deliverance for her child. The Bible says that, when Bartimaeus was rebuked and told to hold his peace, he cried so much more! A closed mouth is a closed destiny. An English proverb says that the squeaky hinge gets the grease. Any power that wants to shut your mouth from praying shall die, in the name of Jesus.
Fourth, Bartimaeus sought mercy from Jesus. Please note that Jesus did not ask Bartimaeus how he became blind, neither did He mention what Bartimaeus or his parents might have done wrong.
Jesus was mercy personified. Mercy spares you the punishment or judgement you deserve for a wrong you have done. It triumphs over judgement. God does not ignore the cry for mercy. That is why Jesus stood still, sent for Bartimaeus and restored his sight. As you cry for mercy today, Jesus, the same yesterday, today and forever, will grant you the miracle you have been praying for, in Jesus’ name
There is an important principle in the Kingdom of God, which I would like you to follow positively and earn its gains. It says that what you sow is what you will reap. Therefore, I strongly encourage you to show mercy to others and reap God’s mercy abundantly. Sow love and reap love; sow generously and reap the same. I decree that the heaven of great mercy and grace will open for you, in the name of Jesus
- Arrows of discouragement fired against my faith, be dissolved by the fire of the Holy Ghost, in the name of Jesus.
- 0 God, arise and defend your interest in my life, in the name of Jesus.
- I shall not be a hindrance to my testimony, in the name of Jesus.
- Mercy of God, speak for me in the midst of my accusers, in the name of Jesus.
- Mercy of God, overshadow my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Evil plantations in my foundation assigned to deny me of future blessinas. be uprooted and die. in the name of Jesus
- I shall not give up at the edge of my breakthrough, 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)