Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 18 July 2021 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Sacrificial Giving: God’s Way To Prosperity (II)
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TOPIC — Sacrificial Giving: God’s Way To Prosperity (II) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 18 July 2021)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 108-114
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 2 Samuel 24:22-24
22 And Araunah said unto David, Let my lord the king take and offer up what seemeth good unto him: behold, here be oxen for burnt sacrifice, and threshing instruments and other instruments of the oxen for wood.
23 All these things did Araunah, as a king, give unto the king. And Araunah said unto the king, The LORD thy God accept thee.
24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
MEMORY VERSE: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16
To get more, give more. It is the generous giving that produces generous harvest.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
YOUR SACRIFICIAL GIVING WILL SPEAK FAVOUR AND BLESSING FOR YOU, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
Giving is the key to God’s prosperity. If you want God to bless you, then give. God is the Ultimate Giver. He gave us first by giving His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. God’s love is not static or self-centered. It reaches out and draws others in. God set the pattern of true love. When you love someone clearly, you will be willing to give freely to the point of self-sacrifice. God paid dearly with the life of His Son, which is the highest price or gift He could give.
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Sacrificial giving involves blessings, it draws you closer to God. It makes God to act on your behalf, it takes you out of ordinary to extraordinary status or position. Abraham gave and God blessed him. He received abundant blessings because he obeyed God. Abraham’s blessings overflowed to all his descendants, and that includes you. Today you can sing “Abraham’s blessings are mine…”. This is as a result of his sacrificial giving (Genesis 22:12).
The widow of Zarephath gave all and she was blessed; the Shunammite woman gave. Not only did she receive the gift of a son, but she also received the miracle of restoration to life for her son. David decided to give offering to God with something that will cost him something. As a result of this, the Lord was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel (2 Samuel 24:24-25).
In Luke 21:1-4, the widow gave all she had and caught the attention of Jesus Christ. Jesus admired her generous and sacrificial giving. The disciples forsook all and followed Jesus and got the promise of eternal life with Him (Luke 5:11; Mark 1:18). Jesus assured the disciples that anyone who gives up something valuable for His sake will be repaid a hundred times in this life (Mark 10:29-30).
When you give, don’t give as if you are giving to a beggar. Give God your best and He will give you back hundred fold. You can never outgive God and you cannot make Him a debtor. Remember, when you give, you receive. Givers never lack. The first key to receiving from God is to seek His kingdom and its righteousness, then your gifts will be acceptable and in return every other thing will be added unto you.
- Lord, accept me and my offering, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, I give you my heart. Accept it by Your mercy, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Holy Spirit, open my eyes to see the vanity in the things of the world and the reality of the treasure of heaven, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Every stronghold of the love of the world and its treasure, manipulating my spirit man, die now, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- I shall not follow the path of destruction, in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Power contending with God over the treasure of my heart, die now, in the name of Jesus.
- Lord, lead me through the way of Calvary, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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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