MFM Daily Devotional 18th August 2020 – Withholding Forces by Pastor D. K. Olukoya
TODAY’S TOPIC: WITHHOLDING FORCES
Fire Scripture: Daniel 6:13-15
TODAY’S OUTLINE: MFM DAILY DEVOTIONAL 18TH AUGUST 2020
I counsel you never to hurry over your devotional hour. Today’s passage reveals to us the evil of negative withholding forces. Satanic and diabolical withholding forces are very dangerous. They are first class in hindering people from enjoying their destiny.
They make it difficult for people to receive help at the time of need. They make covenant helpers unavailable or unable to help. They make it so hard for a person to access help. They frustrate one’s helpers, from being available for needed help. Withholding in the Bible means refusal to give support in due season. It means to keep back or to refuse to guide. It could mean to detain, to sit upon, to resist, to suspend, to restrain, to hold back, to punish, to close up, to be isolated, to shut up, to forbid, to restrict by acts or words.
There are two kinds of withholding forces: there are positive withholding forces and negative or satanic withholding forces. The positive or divinely positioned withholding forces are helpers of our destiny. They preserve our divine mandate. They forbid the enemy from carrying out their evil mission against the righteous. They can withhold the saints from sinning. They can suspend any evil force at work. Somebody grabbed Abraham’s wife, but God withheld the man from sleeping with her. I pray that this force will work for you in the name of Jesus.
MFM Daily Devotional 18th August 2020 by Pastor D. K. Olukoya
As for the negative withholding forces, they work in the opposite direction of the positive withholding forces. Withholding forces play a very big role in the rising and falling of families, individuals, organisations, churches, nations and countries of the world. Withholding forces can cause the sunrise or the sunset of any destiny. They are very crucial to the fulfilment or frustration of our divine mandate.
The withholding forces have power to determine our arrival or non-arrival at our Promise Land. They can determine our speed, our safety and our success in the race of destiny. They can hold one down either for good or for evil.
Withholding forces can be divine or they can be diabolical. Withholding forces have a double edge power: they can push you into trouble or into blessings. Withholding forces can keep you from being bound and from being honoured. This is why you must deal with negative barriers in your life, as they are evil, diabolical, destructive.
They place embargo on destinies, divert favours, obscure clarity, block future, destroy chances, change the positive direction of life, negate what has been positive. These powers obstruct the progress of people and prepare people from advancing to the kingdom of God.
Memory Verse: Mark 6:26“And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath’s sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.”
Motivational Quote: When the spirit of excellence resides in you, you will not accept whatever is less than the best. As far as the journey of life is concerned you must aim the first class compartment.
Prophetic Word: All those powers boasting against me shall be disgraced in the name of Jesus.
HYMN: Oh, worship the King
Oh, worship the King, all glorious above.
Oh, gratefully sing his power and his love;
Our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,
Pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.
Oh, tell of his might; oh, sing of his grace,
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space;
His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,
And dark is his path on the wings of the storm.
The earth with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty, your power has founded of old,
Established it fast by a changeless decree,
And round it has cast, like a mantle, the sea.
Your bountiful care what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light,
It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain
And sweetly distills in the dew and the rain.
Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
In you do we trust, nor find you to fail;
Your mercies, how tender, how firm to the end,
Our maker, defender, redeemer, and friend!
O measureless Might, ineffable Love,
While angels delight to hymn you above.
The humbler creation, though feeble their lays,
With true adoration shall sing to your praise.
TODAY’S PRAYER POINTS FOR 18TH AUGUST 2020
1. Thou terror of the night, scatter before me, in the name of Jesus.
2. I have dominion over every satanic challenge, in the name of Jesus.
3. I confront every witchcraft challenge by the power of God, in the name of Jesus.
1. Thou oppressor and thy weapons, drown in your own Red Sea, in the name of Jesus.
2. I cancel every weapon of discouragement, in the name of Jesus.
3. Holy Ghost, arise and link me with those who will bless me, in the name of Jesus.
4. Fire of God, shatter blindness and darkness in my life, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Song of Solomon
Pastor (Dr) Daniel Kolawole Olukoya (“DKO”) founder and General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM). MFM is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. The MFM Daily Devotional and many publications on deliverance have been credited to Dr. Olukoya, such as the popular prayer book known as The Prayer Bible. He has been a blessing to millions of lives around the world.
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