Mountain Of Fire Daily Devotional For June 15, 2022 : Topic – A Lesson From The Life Of Zaccheus (II)
TOPIC: A Lesson From The Life Of Zaccheus (II)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Samuel 23:8-39, 2 Samuel 24:1-25, Acts 9:32-43, Acts 10:1-23, Psalm 74:1-9
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Luke 19:1-10 (KJV)
1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
MEMORY VERSE: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33
When you encounter Jesus Christ, your priorities will change and you will be divinely positioned.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
I PRAY FOR YOU THAT YOUR LIFE AND CONCERNS SHALL BEGIN TO MATTER TO HEAVEN, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
Today, we will continue our discourse on the lessons from the life of Zaccheus. This event was a turning point in the life of Zaccheus, the tax collector. Zaccheus hurriedly came down from his high tower, and welcomed Jesus joyfully into his house without delay. It was a miraculous encounter! In the midst of the crowd, this man of small stature climbed a Sycamore tree. Though short yet has a giant mindset! There is more to a man’s size, age, economic, academic or professional status when it comes to the things of God. God sees not as a man sees. God looks at the heart and not your size or achievements. No wonder the crowd rushed to see Jesus, yet only one man actually came with a deep desire to see the Lord and welcome Him into his house – Zaccheus!
What are you seeking Jesus for? Remember that Matthew 6:33 enjoins us to seek first the Kingdom of God. This was the singular vision and focus of Zaccheus. After all, his riches had earned him nothing but misery. Any life without Christ will experience crisis, no matter your credentials.
Zaccheus was hungry and thirsty for a new life — salvation in God through Christ Jesus. At this time, his riches meant little or nothing to him. Jesus meant everything to him. Why not emulate Zaccheus? As you begin to seek the Lord and His Kingdom, every other good things of life shall be added, in Jesus’ name. He doesn’t withhold good things from His children (Psalm 84:11).
Zaccheus made right his wrongs and restored all he had wrongfully taken. He did a willing restitution and promised to be generous to the needy. A 360 degree turnaround from a stark sinner to a saint of the Lord. Please note: no man is too deep in sin to experience the salvation of the Lord. Are you ready to experience such divine manifestations? The Bible says He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Get ready to seek Jesus with all your heart as Zaccheus did and you shall gain eternal life.
- Lord Jesus, do not cast me away, in the name of Jesus.
- Joy of the Lord, envelop my life to show that Christ is in me, in the name of Jesus.
- Enemies of the presence of God in my life, jump out and die, in the name of Jesus.
- Power to do the will of God, come upon my life, in the name of Jesus.
- O God, arise and give uncommon idea that would single me out from the crowd for greatness, in the name of Jesus.
- Enemies of my divine manifestation, die by fire, in the name of Jesus.
- I shall not miss my hour of divine visitation, 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)