MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 18 August 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Smite The Enemy
TOPIC: Smite The Enemy (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 18 August 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalm 100-102; 1 Corinthians 1
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 28:2-7
MEMORY VERSE: “This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.” – 1 Samuel 17:46
All believers are in a constant spiritual warfare with the powers of darkness. Even non-believers are engaged unknowingly, in conflicts with the forces of evil. The major difference, however, is that the Christian believer is assured of victory in Christ Jesus.
The Bible verse above (Deuteronomy 28:7) is one of the most important verses you will find on strategic spiritual warfare in the entire Scripture. This verse makes it very clear that we have a mandate to war against the enemies, for us to smite the enemy and for the enemy to flee before us. We are living in dangerous times and if we fail to strike and smite the enemies, we might end up being smitten. The Almighty God is a man of war. He does not expect His children to be on the defensive and be crying in the closet. He expects all His children to be on the offensive: to be holding their enemies on the jugular and to bruise satan under the feet (Romans 16:20).
Goliath had been boasting for forty days and forty nights. Eighty times he came against the people of God, but on the eighty-first time of casting aspersions on the children of God, David the shepherd boy and child of God came on the scene with the superior might of God. For the first time in the life of the giant, he saw someone coming on the offensive against him. David smote Goliath on the forehead and Goliath collapsed like a sack of potatoes. After this victory, David cut off Goliath’s head and all Goliath’s servants fled like rats.
To successfully smite and destroy the Goliath of your life, you must not wait for him to strike first. Rather, you must be on the offensive; this is what God expects His children to do.
But someone may ask: under what condition or circumstance will the enemy flee my face? This is very simple. The enemy will flee when your weapon of warfare are superior to his (Ephesians 6:13-20); the enemy will also flee when the source of your power is more superior to his (Psalm 35:1-3). The enemy will likewise bow and flee when you capture and destroy his champion (1 Samuel 17:35-36; 48-49).
VIOLENCE IS THE ONLY LANGUAGE THE DEVIL UNDERSTANDS. POWER IS THE ONLY THING HE RESPECTS.
You shall have victory over your enemies today.
1. Let the dread of me fall upon my enemies, in the name of Jesus.
2. Father, cause all my enemies that rose up against me to be smitten to death, in the name of Jesus.
3. Every dark work done against me in the secret, be exposed, in the name of Jesus.
4. I command all oppressors against me to flee, in the name of Jesus.
5. Every power, chasing away my helpers, be paralysed in the name of Jesus.
6. I clear my goods from the house of the strong man, in the name of Jesus.
7. I disarm all household enemies in my life today, 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)