WHITED SEPULCHRE Dr D.K. Olukoya

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL


WHITED SEPULCHRE Dr D.K. Olukoya


FIRE SCRIPTURE: Matthew 23:29-35


MEMORY VERSE: Matthew 23:27 "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness."


PRAISE & WORSHIP


MESSAGE:

The word "sepulchre" means a grave or tomb, a place where the dead is buried. In ancient times, honouring the dead involved using a whitewash on the tomb to give it a face-lift while inside it contained bones and rotteness. It is this description that the Lord Jesus Christ employed in dismissing the Pharisees and the Scribes for their treacherous nature.


A whited sepulchre is an evil person who feigns goodness, a hypocrite or a person who is inwardly evil and deadly but outwardly professes to be virtuous. Christ reprimanded the leaders of the Jews for their hypocrisy and presented concrete proofs.


As a sincere believer in God, your ways should be plain and your conscience void of offence towards God and men. It should not be a case of being a saint in church and being a sinner outside the church. The mark of true Christianity is that you do not have a different lifestyle in public and another one in private. Your confession should be your practice both publicly and privately.


The greatest challenge Jesus had with the Pharisees was the issue of their mindset. They appeared to have good intentions, but it was all a lie. Jesus knew the state of their hearts. The human heart is like a computer. Whatever you feed it with will determine what comes out of it. The heart of a man is what shapes his destiny. The reason why some people come to church and are still not blessed is the state of their hearts. Their hypocritical hearts are hardened, and so they cannot receive anything from God. If the Pharisees had allowed the message of Jesus Christ to penetrate their hearts, their perception would have been different. If you allow God to work on your heart, your breakthrough will be immeasurable. Your heart is a reflection of who you are.


Examine your life and evaluate the usefulness in what you are doing. If you notice any act of hypocrisy in your life, repent and turn a new leaf.


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:

You cannot attain a glorious destiny with a fake identity.


PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:

I DECREE THAT YOU SHALL NOT BE NUMBERED AMONG HYPOCRITES, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.


PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING

1. My Father, my life is available, take control of my life, in the name of Jesus.

2. Every property of hell fire in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.

3. The devil will not harvest my life, by the power in the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.


EVENING

4. Arrows of bad thought, backfire, in the name of Jesus.

5. My Father, break me and remould me, in the name of Jesus.

6. Anything in my life making heaven unhappy, depart, in the name of Jesus.

7. Idols of iniquity in my heart, break, in the name of Jesus.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Samuel 14. 2 Samuel 15:1-12, Acts 5:12-42, Proverbs 14:15-24


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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