Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 2 May 2022 By Dr. D.K Olukoya ~ Pleasing God (II)
TOPIC: Pleasing God (II) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 2 May 2022)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 21:20-45, Joshua 22, John 3:1-21, Psalm 55:1-11
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 (KJV)
1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
MEMORY VERSE: “For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” – Galatians 1:10
In life, you sometimes have to choose between pleasing God and pleasing man. In the long run, it’s better to please God; that is His commandment.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
I PROPHESY THAT THE ALMIGHTY GOD WILL MAKE YOU A SHINING EXAMPLE OF A GOD-PLEASER, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
MFM Devotional For Today MESSAGE:
Today, we will consider two shining examples of Bible characters that pleased God. The truth is that, there are several men and women in the Bible who fit this description. Pleasing God earned Enoch an enviable place in God’s Hall of Fame and the Bible. Hebrews 11:5 says, “By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.” It means that pleasing God made the Almighty to spare him from tasting death. Enoch had this great testimony; you should as well. Today, we may not know all that Enoch did to please God, but the Bible says that he walked with God. Through intimacy and obedience, he pleased the Lord. We should borrow a leaf from this.
Apostle Paul is our second shining example of the Bible character that pleased God. Right from the time Jesus converted him on his way to Damascus, Apostle Paul had made pleasing God, not men nor himself, his preoccupation. Galatians 1:10, underscores this point when Paul said, “For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” Beloved, those who please men at the expense of God are unwise and unqualified to be called disciples and servants of God. I advise you to be a God-pleaser, not a men-pleaser.
When Apostle Paul started his ministry, he made an assertion that all believers should learn from him. He said that concerning the instructions God gave him to guide his ministry and assignment, he did not confer with flesh and blood. That is, he did not subject his calling and assignment to a debate with any man or seek human counsel or opinion. He was focused on pleasing God. That is why, when his glorious ministry was going to end, he could boldly say that he had fought the good fight and finished his course and that a crown awaited him. Beloved, if you please God, you will also receive the crown.
- O heavens, enlist me in the book of God’s oracles, in the name of Jesus.
- O God, open my eyes to behold wondrous things of heaven, in the name of Jesus.
- I choose God’s word over my word and the words of men, in the name of Jesus.
- Testimony of heaven, erase every testimony of the devil over my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Mercy and favour of God, keep my name in the Book of Life, in the name of Jesus.
- My life, receive grace to be a good example, in the name of Jesus.
- Light of God for distinctive shining and progress, shine upon me, 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)
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