MFM Daily Devotional 29th OCTOBER 2023: Speak Truth to Power
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DEVOTIONAL FOR OCTOBER 29, 2023
Read and study Today’s MFM Daily Devotional October 29th, 2023. God bless you as you meditate, Amen.
TODAY’S TOPIC: SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER
Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya(DKO).
2 Corinthians 13:8 – For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Prophetic Word for Today:
As you stand for the truth constantly, Heaven will bless you tremendously, in the name of Jesus.
1 Kings 22:12-29 – And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramothgilead, and prosper: for the Lord shall deliver it into the king’s hand.
13 And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spake unto him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good unto the king with one mouth: let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of them, and speak that which is good.
14 And Micaiah said, As the Lord liveth, what the Lord saith unto me, that will I speak.
15 So he came to the king. And the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall we forbear? And he answered him, Go, and prosper: for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king.
16 And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of the Lord?
17 And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the Lord said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace.
18 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil?
19 And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.
20 And the Lord said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.
21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will persuade him.
22 And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.
23 Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee.
24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the Lord from me to speak unto thee?
25 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see in that day, when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.
26 And the king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back unto Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king’s son;
27 And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.
28 And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the Lord hath not spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, O people, every one of you.
29 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramothgilead.
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Bible in One Year:
Lamentations 5; Ezekiel 1; Romans 16; 1 Corinthians 1
MFM DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR 29TH OCTOBER 2023
One of the names of the Lord Jesus Christ is the Truth. It means that He is truth personified and the enemy is the father of lies. Truth is very powerful and always prevails. The Bible says that nothing can be done against the truth but for the truth (2 Corinthians 13:8).
God is the God of truth, righteousness and justice. He wants us to always stand for truth and speak the truth, especially to those in power. It is disheartening that the corridors of power is full of sycophants, liars and deceivers. Failure to speak truth to power is one of the banes of our society. When we do not speak to power, leaders are ill-advised and justice is miscarried. Oppression and evil will also be rampant.
There will be misrule and possibly anarchy. God wants us to speak truth to power. He also enjoins us to always pray for leaders. He is aware that leaders are human who can err. Therefore, our role as followers, believers, pastors and prophets is to let them know and be properly guided by the truth. If we do not do that, they are likely to make mistakes or continue to offend God.
In the Old Testament, King Ahab wanted to go to war at a time God was not pleased with him. Though danger lurked in the corner and his life was at risk, he did not know what was in store for him in the spiritual realm. His friend, King Jehoshaphat, advised that they hear from God’s prophet called Micaiah. 400 prophets had prophesied to Ahah and assured him that he would be victorious in the battle and return to the palace in jubilation. Micaiah inquired of the Lord and told King Ahab nut to go to the battle because he would be killed. Ahab became furious and got Micaiah beaten and jailed for speaking the truth.
In the end, God vindicated his prophet because Ahab actually died in the battlefield. If he had accepted the truth from God’s prophet, he would have lived. It was God’s mercy that saved Jehoshaphat who went into the battle with him.
In the New Testament, John the Baptist was unafraid and told the truth to power. Scripturally, it was wrong for King Herod to have married his brother’s wife. Nobody had the courage to tell him his fault and advise him to make amends. John the Baptist did. This led Herodias and her daughter to plot his assassination. It was made possible by the approval of the erring King Herod himself. Though he died a martyr, John the Baptist died for the truth and his life and ministry glorified God. Apostle Paul too spoke truth to power.
His encounter with King Agrippa revealed that he sought to convert the king but the king rejected the truth. Beloved, Jesus, the word of God is the truth. The truth saves and delivers. All believers are called to speak the truth to all, especially those in power. Can God count on you?
MFM DAILY PRAYER POINTS 29TH OCTOBER 2023
1. Father, let Your word of truth bless my life, in the name of Jesus.
2. I overcome lies and deception in every area of my life, in the name of Jesus.
3. Father, make me an ambassador of truth, in the name of Jesus.
4. The Spirit of Truth, come and reign in my life, in the name of Jesus.
5. Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life, arise and help me, in the name of Jesus.
6. Strangers in my life, come out now and die, in the name of Jesus.
7. My Father, I thank You for Your grace and truth at work in my life, in the name of Jesus.