*MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL*
Friday, 21 May 2021
*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:* 1 Chronicles 23, 24, 25
TOPIC: *ESCAPE FROM THE SNARE OF THE FLESH (III)*
*FIRE SCRIPTURE:* 1 John 2:15-17
*John 16:33-* ```"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."```
*To escape the snare of the flesh, flee from all appearance of evil.*
PRAISE WORSHIP: *Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit*
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
*ANY POWER THAT IS ON ASSIGNMENT TO TIE YOU DOWN TO THE WORLD SYSTEM SHALL FAIL WOEFULLY, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.*
The term "world" (Greek cosmos), as it is used throughout the New Testament, often refers to the vast world system that exists independent of God (i.e. going its own way without regard for God), and basically opposed to God. It is how things in the world would have operated ever since the first humans gave in to satan's temptation, disobeyed God and brought the curse of sin upon all of creation. Because man defied God, human kind lost the authority over creation that God had originally delegated to them (Genesis 1:26-30, Genesis 2:15, 19-20). By this, satan seized control and began to dominate man's endeavours as well as his ideas and efforts with his evil purposes (John 12:31, 14:30.
Beloved of the Lord, the world as it is presently is characterised not only by wicked, immoral and selfish lifestyles, but also by a spirit of rebellion, indifference and nonchalance. That is, lack of interest, concern for the things of God, God's revelation and unresponsiveness. Majority have refused to submit to Christ's leadership and authority. In the Fire Scripture for today, that is why we are being warned about the love of the world or the things in the world. They have no eternal values, because all that is in the world will go with the world. They will be forgotten and will bring little or no reward to add value to your journey to eternity.
1 John 2:17b, the Bible says, ". . .but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." Therefore, beloved of the Lord, to escape the snare of the world, you must do the will of God. You must love what He loves and hate what He hates with perfect hatred. There is no one that can serve two masters and succeed. You will love one and hate the other. You have the choice to make so that you can also be in eternity with God. The world is a form of spiritual adultery and unfaithfulness that defiles our relationship with God and leads to spiritual destruction.
1. Every unfriendly friend in the garden of my life, get out by fire, in the name of Jesus.
2. Everything that needs to die in my life for God to reign supreme, die by fire, in the name of Jesus.
3. Every seed of pride in me, die, in the name of Jesus.
4. Every power assigned to drag me back into the filth I have left behind, die, in the name of Jesus.
5. Fear of God, fall upon my heart, in the name of Jesus.
6. I cancel every evil authority upon my life, in the name of Jesus.
7. I refuse to be my own enemy, in the name of Jesus.
©2021 _*MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE* is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Worldwide)_