MFM Daily Devotional 17 March 2021
MFM Daily Devotional 17 March 2021
Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 17 March 2021 By Dr D.K Olukoya – The Tragedy Of Sleep And Slumber (I)
TOPIC: The Tragedy Of Sleep And Slumber (I) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 17 March 2021)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 17-20
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Judges 16:15-20 (KJV)
15 And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee when thine heart is not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast is not told me wherein thy great strength lieth.
16 And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words and urged him so that his soul was vexed unto death;
17 That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come to a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother’s womb: if I am shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.
18 And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, Come up this once, for he hath showed me all his heart. Then the lords of the Philistines came up unto her and brought money in their hand.
19 And she made him sleep upon her knees, and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head, and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.
20 And she said The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him.
MEMORY VERSE: “Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;” – Romans 12:11
If you want your dream to come true, don’t oversleep.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
THE ENEMY WILL NO LONGER USE SLEEP TO SHORT-CHANGE YOU AND PERVERT YOUR DESTINY, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
Men and women who have made the greatest mark in different areas of life, including the Kingdom of God, are those who succeeded in conquering sleep — they won the battle of the bed.
Sleep is good for the health and wellbeing of man. No human being can do without it. It is therapeutic and essential for the physical, emotional and mental development of man. However, sleep, like every other useful thing, must be regulated or controlled so as to maximise its benefits. It is disheartening that some people do not only oversleep physically but they also slumber spiritually. Besides, many Christians have failed to fulfil destiny because they are still in bondage to the bed.
Samson’s careless sleep led to the shaving of his hair and losing his divine strength, ministry and glory. Jonah’s sleep in the ship landed him in trouble and he was cast into the sea and the belly of the whale. In the New Testament, Jesus hinted that while men slept, the enemy sowed tares in their wheat.
MFM Daily Devotional 17 March 2021 Devotional
The hour of sleep can therefore be described as man’s vulnerable and unguarded hour. The five foolish virgins who missed the bridegroom were unfortunate because they slept when they should be awake. Similarly, a man named Eutychus fell and died because he slept off during Paul’s sermon. All these examples are written for your learning.
Do you sleep when you should be awake and productive? You must turn a new leaf from today. Do you oversleep? Again, that will have negative effects on your spiritual and physical lives. Let everything you do, including the hours you spend sleeping, be done in moderation! Many people are also in spiritual slumber. The Kingdom of God does not tolerate laziness and slothfulness. Wake up from your slumber!
- I overcome any form of the bondage of the bed, in the name of Jesus.
- Powers that want to use sleep and slumber to rob me of my blessings, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Power to spend the hours of the night gainfully in prayer, fall upon me, in the name of Jesus.
- Sleep that leads to poverty and death, I reject you, in the name of Jesus.
- Sleep that leads to prayerlessness and powerlessness, I reject you, in the name of Jesus.
- Any evil thing that was introduced into my life during sleep, Holy Spirit, expunge it now, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, make me Your battle axe and prophet in this end time, 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)