MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 22 July 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Say No To Unbelief (II)
TOPIC: Say No To Unbelief (II) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 22 July 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalm 31-32; Acts 23:16-35
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Matthew 13:53-58
MEMORY VERSE: “And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” – Matthew 13:58
Yesterday, we explained that the good thought and plan of God for you this year (2019) is that you will be unstoppable and you will prosper in every way. In order to achieve this we advised that you get rid of unbelief and explained some of the dangers of unbelief using Hebrews 3:12 to buttress the truth, “Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.” Today, we would look at some more reasons why you should say no to unbelief.
Unbelief keeps people from coming to Christ. In Luke 11:31, Jesus explained that the queen of the South, though a Gentile, travelled six months round trip to hear Solomon’s wisdom first hand. Yet this generation would not come to Christ even though He was right in their midst. Wilful unbelief is the reason many people have not given their lives to Christ today. It is also the reason many are not living in obedience of the word of life. Jesus is the wisdom and power of God. He is wiser than Solomon, yet because of unbelief many people will not accept Him and benefit from His wisdom. Resolve that unbelief will not keep you away from the Lord and His kingdom this year.
Unbelief keeps people from repenting. In Luke 11:32, Jesus used a second illustration on the men of Nineveh. When Jonah went preaching, “40 days and Nineveh shall be overthrown”, they repented. Yet, One who was infinitely greater than Jonah was in their midst, yet they did not repent. The two illustrations Jesus used were of Gentiles: The queen of the South and the people of Nineveh — yet they came to His truth and repented. Jesus is greater than Jonah. Why would you not turn away from your sinful ways and make your righteousness greater than those of the people of Nineveh? Don’t let unbelief stop and ruin you this year.
Another danger of unbelief that Jesus warns us about is that unbelief blinds people to the truth (Luke 11:33-36). The Bible says that you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. The problem is that unbelief darkens the heart, causes spiritual blindness and hinders spiritual sensitivity. You must pray unbelief out of your life. Finally, unbelief will condemn people at the judgement (Luke 11:31-32). Jesus made a valid and salient point in His illustrations on the queen of the South and men of Nineveh. He said if the heathen queen could honour and seek Solomon for his wisdom and the men of Nineveh could be made to repent by Jonah’s message, then these heathens will rise up in judgement and condemn this generation for not believing as well as accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Beloved, unbelief must not journey with you this year. Pray it out of your life and 2019 will bring you unprecedented peace, progress and prosperity, in Jesus’ name.
THERE IS NO ACCOUNTING FOR THE IGNORANCE OF UNBELIEF, AS ANY MINISTER OF CHRIST KNOWS BY PAINFUL EXPERIENCE.
Every seed of unbelief planted in your life is destroyed today.
- I mix the word of God with faith and reap the profits thereof, in the name of Jesus.
- Unbelief will not journey with me this year, in the name of Jesus.
- Unbelief will not hinder me from coming to Christ and serving Him, in the name of Jesus.
- Unbelief will not condemn me and send me to hell, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, in any area I am finding it difficult to believe You and Your unfailing ability, help me, in the name of Jesus.
- I shall not serve the Lord in vain this year, in the name of Jesus.
- I choose faith and reject unbelief, 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)