Dr. D.K Olukoya
Ephesians 6:12 "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
Ephesians 6:12 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
12 Our fight is not against people on earth. We are fighting against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness. We are fighting against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly places.
Excellence entails focusing your attention on a particular area and putting in your best. It takes wisdom to focus your attention on a few priorities and handle them with a touch of excellence.
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Prophetic word for today:
You will overtake those who are more talented than you.
Genesis 32:26-30 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
26 Then the man said to Jacob, “Let me go. The sun is coming up.”
But Jacob said, “I will not let you go. You must bless me.”
27 And the man said to him, “What is your name?”
And Jacob said, “My name is Jacob.”
28 Then the man said, “Your name will not be Jacob. Your name will now be Israel. I give you this name because you have fought with God and with men, and you have won.”
29 Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.”
But the man said, “Why do you ask my name?” Then the man blessed Jacob at that place.
30 So Jacob named that place Peniel. He said, “At this place, I saw God face to face, but my life was spared.”
Daniel 10:12-14 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
12 Then the man in the vision started talking again. He said, “Daniel, do not be afraid. From the very first day you decided to get wisdom and to be humble in front of God, he has been listening to your prayers. I came to you because you have been praying. 13 But the prince of Persia has been fighting against me for 21 days. Then Michael, one of the most important princes, came to help me because I was stuck there with the king of Persia. 14 Now I have come to you, Daniel, to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future. The vision is about a time in the future.”
Today's devotional centers on the power to obtain breakthroughs. God is the author of breakthroughs. Once the Almighty grants you access to breakthrough, your story will never be the same again. God's promises are real.
Prayer giants knew the promises of God. Their prayers were based on God's promises and that was what made them effective. Some people are fond of confessing the promises of God without turning the confessions into prayers.
There is no substitute for prayer. God's promises are to fuel the fire of our prayers to make them achieve the impossible. Prayer is the battle!
The battle against a child of God in the invisible realm can be somewhat overpowering. For twenty-one days, the angel of God sent to bring an answer to the prayer of Daniel was hindered by a prince of darkness. A battle that cost an angel of God a great deal of time must have been a serious matter indeed. Victory would not have been won if Daniel had given up.
A single battle with only one prince of darkness took Daniel twenty-one days of fasting and praying. A faint hearted child of God might not have been able to withstand the spiritual battle which Daniel fought on his knees and won. You must be persistent!
Prayer is the weapon that can break through the heavenlies and release the intervention of angels. The devil's agenda is to make the believer's heaven brass so that God's blessings cannot reach him. Prayer has the power to shatter every satanic network in the invisible realm and generate the release of heavenly blessings.
Jacob's unyielding encounter with the angel has provided great lessons for serious Bible readers. He remains an example of persistence and aggression in prayer.
To experience your breakthroughs, you must never give up until you receive your heart's desire.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Every power that needs to die for my testimony to manifest, die, in the name of Jesus.
Every agenda of mocking powers for my life, backfire, in the name of Jesus.
By the power in the blood of Jesus, I receive miracles that will shock my friends and surprise my enemies, in the name of Jesus.
Dark authorities sponsoring continuous and repeated problems, scatter, in the name of Jesus.
By the power that divided the Red Sea, let my way open, in the name of Jesus.
By the power that stoned the head of Goliath, let my stubborn problems die, in the name of Jesus.
By the power that disgraced Senacherib, let evil covens gathered against me catch fire, in the name of Jesus.
Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya - The General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Worldwide