Mountain Top Life 16 August 2022 Devotional By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Let Your Word Be A Gift
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TOPIC: Let Your Word Be A Gift (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 16 August 2022)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Chronicles 5:2-14, 2 Chronicles 6, 2 Chronicles 7:1-10, 1 Corinthians 10:14-33, 1 Corinthians 11:1, Proverbs 20:5-14
FIRE SCRIPTURE: James 3:1-18 (KJV)
1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
3 Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.
5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
MEMORY VERSE: “Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” – Colossians 4:6
Let your words be an investment in other people’s lives, because it will come back to you.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Pray about everything, worry about nothing!
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
I PRAY THAT YOUR TONGUE SHALL BE A SPRING OF LIFE THAT ISSUES BLESSINGS TO OTHERS, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
MFM Devotional For Today 2022 MESSAGE:
The Bible enjoins believers to bridle their tongues (James 1:26). Let us glean from the wisdom of God on the control of the tongue, which is the vehicle of the words that we speak. The tongue is located in the mouth as we all know. Physically and spiritually, it works either way, good or bad, subject to control by the owner. In James chapter 3, the Bible clearly states the extremely deadly nature of an untamed or uncontrolled tongue (verses 5-8). In fact, it is not within the power of man to tame the tongue. We need the Holy Spirit!
This seemingly small but mighty organ of the body is capable of doing extreme damage to the owner and others as well. It is called, “a fire, a world of iniquity, an unruly evil, full of deadly poison”. What a fearful description! In fact, it is capable of defiling the whole body and ‘setting it on the course of hell”. I pray that your tongue will not take you to hell, in the name of Jesus.
Also Read: MFM Devotional 15 August 2022 – Discipline Your Heart (II)
What do you use your tongue for? Is it to bless or curse? How can you worship God with the same mouth, yet run others down, slander and blackmail out of bitterness and envy Are you a gossip, talebearer, and backbiter? What news do you have of others? As a leader, do you encourage your subordinates or do you tear them down? As a couple, do you speak loving words to each other or hateful words? Do you sow godly seeds of words into your children’s lives, not to talk of other people’s children? Perhaps, you always speak derogatory and belittling words. All the, “you are good for nothing words; look at your life…can’t you see your mates” etc
At the end of the day beloved, what goes round comes round. You shall reap whatever you sow. Rather, according to James…… embrace godly wisdom to talk correctly, even when speaking the truth or rebuking. Today’s memory verse counsels that our words should be encouraging and edifying. That reveals the nature of God in us. Words are capable of healing, and can as well terminate life. Beloved, let your word be a healing balm to the wounded and not otherwise.
- Agenda of hell fire for my life, fail woefully, in the name of Jesus.
- I receive the power to speak gracefully, in the name of Jesus.
- Lord, help me to discipline my tongue, in the name of Jesus.
- My words must be a blessing to the hearers, in the name of Jesus.
- Power of defilement in my tongue, die now, in the name of Jesus
- Father, Let my words bring healing, joy, and restoration to others, in the name of Jesus.
- I receive the power to glorify God with my tongue always, 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)