LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF BARTIMAEUS (1) BY DR D.K. OLUKOYA

 

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL



LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF BARTIMAEUS (1) BY DR D.K. OLUKOYA


FIRE SCRIPTURE: Luke 18:35-43


MEMORY VERSE:

Romans 15:4 "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope."


PRAISE AND WORSHIP


MESSAGE:

The events and characters recorded in the Bible have useful lessons for all discerning believers. One of such events has to do with Jesus passing through Jericho and how a blind man, Bartimaeus by name, seized the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get himself a life-changing miracle. Let us examine the important lessons this amazing story teaches us.


First, Bartimaeus cried to the right person, Jesus, who could deliver him to the uttermost. Many people's faith or trust is highly misplaced. They need healing but trust in the medical experts rather than Jesus. Many trust in the power of prescriptions and drugs rather than the Great Physician. Some even trust in herbs and roots, some in voodoo and magic rather than the Balm of Gilead. While it is not wrong to seek medical treatment or use drugs prescribed by medical practitioners, you must always remember that it is God that heals. You should also ensure that you do not go to Egypt for help. Bartimaeus sought his miracle from the right source, Jesus, the Light of the whole world. Beloved, no matter the challenge you may be facing, as you read today's devotional, look only unto Jesus Christ for your miracle; present your request to Him in faith. He will answer you.


Second, Bartimaeus demonstrated strong and unwavering faith in Jesus. He believed that Jesus could restore his sight. His faith was tested. The large crowd was enough discouragement for a blind man. Bartimaeus did not for once see that as a barrier. His determination to see Jesus and get his miracle was resolute. He cried loudly and desperately enough to get Jesus' attention. He broke the barrier presented by the noise of the multitude around Jesus. His faith moved the compassionate Lord and earned him his miracle. Dearly beloved, have faith in God!


No matter what your challenges may be in this must trying period in human history, let the word of God be your anchor. It never fails. Hold on to Christ's word of comfort in John 14:1, "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me." Be anxious for nothing; cast your burden upon the One who cares for you.


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:

If we see only the problems, we will be defeated.


PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:

TODAY, I DECREE THAT AS YOU CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD, NO MATTER WHAT YOU ARE PASSING THROUGH, YOU WILL BE SAVED, IN THE NAME OF JESUS


PRAYER POINTS:


𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆

1. My Father, my Father, my Father, help me to be in the right place at the right time, in the name of Jesus.

2. By the mercy of God, I shall not miss my divine opportunity, in the name of Jesus.

3. Satanic distraction assigned to steal my testimony, disappear, in the name of Jesus.


𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆

4. Divine visitation, manifest in my life, in the name of Jesus.

5. Powers from my village calling me into their coven, receive madness, in the name of Jesus.

6. I shall not bow to the idols of my father’s house, in the name of Jesus.

7. Miracles and testimonies that will silence my mockers, overshadow my life, in the name of Jesus.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 17, Exodus 18, Mark 1:1-28, Psalm 22:1-11


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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