MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 11 February 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Modern Day Idolatry (II)
TOPIC: Modern Day Idolatry (II) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 11 February 2019)
Bible In One Year: Leviticus 11-12; Matthew 26:1-25
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Psalm 78:51-64
MEMORY VERSE: “For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.” – Deuteronomy 4:24
Yesterday, we established the fact that there are subtle, modern day idols that people have placed in the position of God in their lives. We also stressed that such idols, in modern times, are not carved images that people pour palm oil or libation on. Finally, we admonished that we are to love God more than all other things, including our wives and children, etc. God should be the centre of our lives.
The love of the world and the things that are in the world is responsible for modern day idolatry. The Bible warns that the love of the Father is not in anyone that loves the world. 1 John 2:15 says, “Love not the world nor the things that are in the world…” Demas was an Apostle Paul’s companion in his missionary journey. The Bible records that, at a point, he forsook Paul and went back to the world. The world passes away and the lust in it. The world and its allurement have no eternal value. They will only subtract things of eternal value from your life and lead you to hell fire. Paul said, “Demas has forsaken me. Having loved this present evil world.” Remember Lot’s wife? She loved the worldly things and pleasures she was leaving behind in Sodom than she loved God and her own soul. She flouted the instruction of God, looked back and became a pillar of salt. The world and material things she was leaving behind in Sodom were idols in her life.
There are still several million souls around the world whose first love is food, or alcohol or tobacco. They are gourmets, gourmands and hedonists (pleasure lovers). They are friends of the world and are married to materialism. Besides, rather than seek God and love Him with all their souls, might and lives, some seek power and position. Power occupies the place of God in their lives. Still for some, their idol is sex.
Beloved, any of these modern day idols can send anyone to hell. You must break every idol that has enthroned itself in your heart and cast it out so that God will take pre-eminence in your life. God must be your all in all, the epicentre of your life and your father indeed. Apart from getting rid of idols in your life, you also owe God the duty of teaching others to know and avoid idolatry, especially the subtle and modern ones. Encourage them to get rid of idols and serve God with total devotion.
GOD NEVER DISAPPOINTS ANYONE WHO PLACES HIS TRUST IN HIM.
Today, I dedicate your life and all that concern you to the Almighty God.
- Lord, I thank You for Your power that is able to save and deliver to the utmost, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, forgive me for loving the things of the world more than I love You, in the name of Jesus.
- Blood of Jesus, flush away from my life any worldly habits, in the name of Jesus.
- Worldly affection, my life is not your dwelling place, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Spirit, fill me afresh with the Love of the Father, in the name of Jesus.
- Let every unbroken area of my life be broken now, in the name of Jesus.
- Every anti-power bondage, break and release me, in the name of Jesus.
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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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