Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 14 November 2021 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – The Evil Of Rebellion
Latest MESSAGES by Dr. D.K. Olukoya
TOPIC: The Evil Of Rebellion (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 14 November 2021)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Acts 9-10
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 14:12-19
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
MEMORY VERSE: “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.” – 1 Samuel 15:23
Rebellion has no respect for those who start it, it consumes them.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
ANY EVIL CONSPIRACY AGAINST YOU SHALL SCATTER UNTO DESOLATION, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
Mountain Top Life MESSAGE:
God hates rebellion. The first sin in the Bible was rebellion. Lucifer (another name for satan) rebelled against God by trying to exalt himself above the Almighty God. He contemplated to set his throne above God’s and instigated some of the angels against God. He was cast out of heaven with those angels. He lost his position and became the enemy of God. Rebellion is a sin. Rebellion is disobedience to the commandment of God and attracts a severe punishment from Him. Adam and Eve rebelled against God in the Garden of Eden. They lost their estate and brought hardship upon themselves as well as their offspring (Genesis 3:1-24).
Also Read: Open Heaven 14 November 2021 – A New Creature!
Saul, the first king of Israel, disobeyed God’s commandment to wipe out the Amalekites because of their sin against God when they attacked Israel on their way to the Promised Land. He spared the king of Amalek and some of their oxen and sheep. The consequence was that God removed him from the throne. He lost favour with God and man and ended his life by committing suicide (1 Samuel 15:1-23). Dathan, Korah and Abiram rebelled against Moses. They were buried alive with their families in the presence of God. The ground swallowed them (Numbers 16:1-50). Aaron and Miriam rebelled against Moses. God put them out of the camp and Miriam was afflicted with leprosy. The people of Israel roamed around the same circle for forty years on the way to the Promised Land and all of them with the exception of Joshua and Caleb died in the wilderness because of their rebellion against God (Numbers 14:33).
Rebellion is evil. When it is against a servant of God, it amounts to fighting God Himself. The Bible describes rebellion as witchcraft. Every act of rebellion against God is witchcraft and the punishment for it is untimely death. The Scripture says, suffer not a witch to live (Exodus 22:18). Disobedience is the work of the flesh. More often than not, disobedience comes when our flesh tries to lord itself over our spirit. The Bible calls the works of the flesh witchcraft (Galatians 5:20). This implies that each time we listen to the voice of our flesh against the voice of God, it is witchcraft. The major problem of the flesh is lust. Anytime we give in to lust, rebellion sets in.
- Father, forgive me of every sin of rebellion that I have committed, in the name of Jesus.
- You the lust in my heart, dragging me to rebellion, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Spirit, take over my heart and my thoughts, in the name of Jesus.
- Arrows of rebellion, I reject you; go back to your sender, in the name of Jesus.
- I will not fall into the snare of the fowler, in the name of Jesus.
- Spirit of rebellion, I am not your candidate, depart from me, in the name of Jesus.
- Spirit of obedience, possess me, in the name of Jesus.