Mountain Of Fire Daily Devotional For February 17, 2022 : Topic – Lessons From The Life Of Bartimaeus (III)
TOPIC: Lessons From The Life Of Bartimaeus (III)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Leviticus 21–22; Matthew 28
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: “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” – John 8:12
Darkness is not only the absence of light but also the absence of God.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
I command the life of God to fill and permeate every area of your life, in the Name of Jesus.
Mountain Top Life MESSAGE:
The fifth lesson for us in this biblical event is that Bartimaeus’ request was just one — specific, direct and clear. When he got to Jesus and was asked what he wanted, Bartimaeus did not stammer. His request did not contradict his earlier cry and prayer point. He said, “That I may receive my sight.” When you go to God in prayer, always make your request or prayer point specific and clear. As someone put it, “I want to buy blood tonic is not the same as when you specify the particular brand and type you want.”
The sixth lesson is that Jesus only spoke and light appeared in the darkness in Bartimaeus’ life. Jesus said, “Receive thy sight: thy faith hath made thee whole.” The Bible affirms that the blind man immediately received his sight! The same Jesus spoke to the storm and it became still. He spoke to death and it released Lazarus. He spoke to demons and they obeyed Him.
Beloved, Jesus will speak to any unpleasant situation in your life today (joblessness, financial challenge, marital delay, barrenness, business challenge, health problem, etc) and your miracle will appear, in the Name of Jesus.
The seventh is that upon receiving his sight, Bartimaeus followed Christ glorifying God. Beloved, what we do after receiving divine visitation or miracle matters to heaven. Our attitude should be like that of Bartimaeus who was full of gratitude to God. He followed Jesus and made the whole world to know the One who turned his life around. He worshiped, praised, and glorified God who turned his night to day. This attitude is essential in making our miracles permanent. It will also open the heavens for more miracles in our lives. Bartimaeus’ action made all the people to also give praise to God.
I pray that you will have a life-changing encounter with the Miracle Worker today and all people will glorify God for your sake, in the Name of Jesus.
Beloved, the Bible says that the things that are written in the Scripture are for our learning. I encourage you to apply the important lessons drawn from Bartimaeus’ life-changing encounter with Jesus to your life. Your joy will be full, in Jesus’ Name.
- O Lord, teach me how to present my problems to You, in the Name of Jesus.
- O Lord, teach me how to pray prayers that bring result, in the Name of Jesus.
- O Lord, speak light to the darkness in my life, in the Name of Jesus.
- My prayer life shall not be frustrated, in the Name of Jesus.
- Every stubborn situation in my life, receive divine attention now, in the Name of Jesus.
- I refuse to return to Egypt after I have received my breakthrough, in the Name of Jesus.
- Thank You Lord, for answering all my prayers, 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)