Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 28 October 2021 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Spiritual Retreat (II)
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TOPIC: Spiritual Retreat (II) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 28 October 2021)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Luke 18:15-43; Luke 19:1-48
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Genesis 32:22-28
22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.
23 And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.
24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
MEMORY VERSE: “For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.” – Isaiah 30:15
Where can a man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his soul?
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
THE GOD THAT ENCOUNTERED ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND ISRAEL SHALL LOCATE YOU, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
The secret of strength lies in quietness. The state of quietness is greatly praised in the Bible. Noise does not indicate strength. It has been well said that an empty barrel makes the loudest noise. Quiet forces are the most powerful. The force of light is quiet. The force of gravitation is also quiet. If we must learn to be strong, we must learn quietness. The reason for our shallowness is lack of quiet time. Solitude is being lonely by choice.
Also Read: Open Heaven 28 October 2021 – The Yoke Of Jesus
There is power in being lonely with God. The greatest men who have made impact are the people who have been quiet. In Genesis 32:24, the Bible says that Jacob was left alone. Being alone with God has a therapeutic, renewing, re-energising and strengthening power. It is when you separate yourself to pray that He is able to mould you to what He can use.
Another name for being alone with God is retreat. It is a time God can use to transform you to another man. In a retreat, you will gain strength, get refreshed and renewed.
Many don’t like to go on retreat. Those that were quiet heard from God. Noah was a lonely man. Abraham was a lonely man. Jacob was in a mess when he was alone with God. He was remoulded. Enoch walked with God successfully because he knew how to be alone with God and to commune with Him. Moses spent quality time with God in fasting and praying and was an outstanding prophet.
Spending time with God can help us hear our inner-most voice. Retreat is staying away from people, computers, phones, newspapers, games, music, tablets etc. Retreat may be getting to work earlier than everybody and placing your head on the locker and having your quiet time. It may be going to a peaceful corner during break in your place of work. The question is: Have you ever heard the Lord’s still small voice? When last were you quiet for 30 minutes? Are you able to just sit down without the noise of the radio, television or internet and meditate?
Beloved, God comes to us in our quiet moments to speak to us and teach us. You need to have regular retreats if you want to be a champion for God in this generation.
- Any ancient battle in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Every battle assigned to waste my time and years, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Every power assigned to kill my star, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Opportunity wasters, your time is up, die, in the name of Jesus.
- O God, arise and teach me to be quiet, in the name of Jesus.
- O God, arise and teach me to be teachable, in the name of Jesus.
- Begin to thank God for a new beginning.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)