Today's Devotion (Thursday)

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL



GOD'S PICTURE OF THE CHRISTIAN HOME (III)


FIRE SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:16-21

MEMORY VERSE:
Psalms 119:105"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."

PRAISE WORSHIP: take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit


THE MESSAGE:
Having seen how we should NOT find a help meet, we will now examine how to find and know God's will in marriage. The place of God's word in our discovering the will of God in marriage cannot be over-emphasised. Israel was guided by a pillar of fire by day and a pillar of cloud by night. Today, believers are guided by His WORD and the SPIRIT. This is one of the reasons why you need to sit under the anointed teaching of the word (Isaiah 30:20, 21).

First, a word of Scripture strongly impressed on the heart by the Holy Spirit when in prayer can be His method of guiding some people (John 14:26). Second, the inner voice of the Holy Spirit, prompting, directing, influencing or checking is another method (John 10:4, 6, 27; Acts 10:17-21). When the Holy Spirit leads, He does not make mistakes because He is God and the Spirit of Truth. Another way a believer can be guided to know God's will in marriage is by receiving direct revelation. The promise of Joel 2:28, 29 is for the days in which we live (Acts 2:16-21). God used this method of guidance after Pentecost. His dealings with the church from Pentecost until now has not changed (Acts 5:19-21).

We must diligently compare whatever is revealed with the Scripture. If any revelation (to us or to anyone we know) contradicts the Scripture in anyway, we must reject the revelation, vision or dream as false (Isaiah 8:19, 20).

Special, God-given love that cannot be quenched by temporal, contrary circumstances (Song of Solomon 8:6, 7) is also a reliable way to know God's will in marriage. In this case, the love is not a mere natural attraction, neither is it affection that is self-produced through friendly visitation, familiarity and exchange of gifts.

Beloved, next to your salvation decision, the decision on who you get married to is very crucial. You cannot leave it to guesswork. Rather, you must engage in spiritual exercise like reading the Bible and claiming God's promises on divine guidance (as stated above) and engaging in purposeful fasting and praying until the heavens open and God gives you an answer of peace. How your marriage turns out (blissful or painful) will affect other areas of your life: career, ministry, health, progress, and so on, pleasantly or unpleasantly. This is why you need to be God-led and to get your choice right. God still guides today. He is willing to guide you

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:
When the word rules a home, the light of God shines there too

PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
DARKNESS SHALL NOT HAVE DOMINION OVER YOUR HOME, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING
1. The Spirit of God shall not depart from my home, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. Lord, if You have departed from my home, in mercy restore Your presence afresh, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. Holy Spirit, let the word of God have free course in my home, in the name of Jesus Christ.

EVENING
4. The heaven of my home, open now, in the name of Jesus Christ.
5. Holy Spirit, repair the broken altar of prayer in my family, in the name of Jesus Christ.
6. Holy Spirit, divide the tongues of the wicked conspirators seeking for the destruction of my marriage, in the name of Jesus.
7. Serpent of darkness sucking the joy of my marriage, die now, in the name of Jesus Christ.

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Source: 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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