Today's Devotional (Wednesday?

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL



THE TRAGEDY OF SLEEP AND SLUMBER (I)


FIRE SCRIPTURE: Judges 16:15-20


MEMORY VERSE:

Romans 12:11 "Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;"


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


THE MESSAGE:

Men and women who have made the greatest mark in different arenas of life, including the Kingdom of God, are those who succeeded in conquering sleep -- they won the battle of the bed.


Sleep is good for the health and wellbeing of man. No human being can do without it. It is therapeutic and essential for physical, emotional and mental development of man. However, sleep, like every other useful thing, must be regulated or controlled so as to maximise its benefits. It is disheartening that some people do not only oversleep physically but they also slumber spiritually. Besides, many Christians have failed to fulfil destiny because they are still in bondage to the bed.


Samson's careless sleep led to the shaving of his hair and losing his divine strength, ministry and glory. Jonah's sleep in the ship landed him in trouble and he was cast into the sea and the belly of the whale. In the New Testament, Jesus hinted that while men slept, the enemy sowed tares in their wheat. The hour of sleep can therefore be described as man's vulnerable and unguarded hour. The five foolish virgins who missed the bridegroom were unfortunate because they slept when they should be awake. Similarly, a man named Eutychus fell and died because he slept off during Paul's sermon. All these examples are written for your learning.


Do you sleep when you should be awake and productive? You must turn a new leaf from today. Do you oversleep? Again, that will have negative effects on your spiritual and physical lives. Let everything you do, including the hours you spend sleeping, be done with moderation! Many people are also in spiritual slumber. The Kingdom of God does not tolerate laziness and slothfulness. Wake up from your slumber!


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:

If you want your dream to come true, don't oversleep.


PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:

THE ENEMY WILL NO LONGER USE SLEEP TO SHORT-CHANGE YOU AND PERVERT YOUR DESTINY, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.


PRAYER POINTS:


MORNING

1. I overcome any form of bondage of the bed, in the name of Jesus.

2. Powers that want to use sleep and slumber to rob me of my blessings, die, in the name of Jesus.

3. Power to spend the hours of the night gainfully in prayer, fall upon me, in the name of Jesus.


EVENING

4. Sleep that leads to poverty and death, I reject you, in the name of Jesus.

5. Sleep that leads to prayerlessness and powerlessness, I reject you, in the name of Jesus.

6. Any evil thing that was introduced into my life during sleep, Holy Spirit, expunge it now, in the name of Jesus.

7. O Lord, make me Your battle axe and prophet in this end time, in the name of Jesus.


Bible In One Year: Deuteronomy 17-20


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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