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Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 22 January 2023 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Lessons From The Life Of Joseph Of Arimathea (III)
TOPIC: Lessons From The Life Of Joseph Of Arimathea (III) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 22 January 2023)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 14, Exodus 15, Exodus 16, Luke 20, Luke 21, Luke 22
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Matthew 27:57-60 (KJV)
57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple:
58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.
59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.
MEMORY VERSE: “Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree.” – Jeremiah 1:11
If you can see it, you can have it
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
RECEIVE DIVINE FORESIGHT TO BE CORRECTLY POSITIONED FOR YOUR MIRACLES, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
MFM Devotional For Today 2023 MESSAGE:
We have been on the study of the life of Joseph of Arimathea. Today, we want to explore another area of his life that could be of great benefit to us.
Joseph of Arimathea’s life exemplified foresight, preparation and correct positioning. He was a man of foresight. He saw beyond the immediate and then aligned to fulfil prophecy. “For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption” (Psalms 16:10). A prophecy had gone forth that Jesus’ body must not see corruption. However, prophecies do not just get fulfilled on their own without the cooperation of man with God to make them happen. Joseph positioned himself aright to be the one to honour Jesus’ body by giving Him a befitting burial and not allowing Him to see corruption. He stepped out in faith ahead of time by hewing out a new tomb out of the rock to bury Jesus.
While Jesus’ twelve disciples were scattered abroad, clueless on the foregoing circumstances, Joseph had prepared and correctly positioned himself to be there for Jesus. He gave his very best to the Master and wrote his name in gold letters. We are able to read about Joseph today not because he was rich or prominent but because he did not allow the King of Glory to see corruption. He gave the Son of God a grand burial. Another person who correctly positioned herself as such was Jael. Prophecy had equally gone ahead that a woman would kill Sisera, the enemy of God’s people. She positioned herself to fulfil this prophecy (Judges 4:9,17-22).
Beloved, what do you see? When God is looking for a vessel to use and send, will you be available? How prepared are you for the place God is preparing for you? May we always be at the right place at the right time, doing the right things, in Jesus’ name.
- Father, arise and prepare me for what You have prepared for me, in the name of Jesus.
- Today, I refuse to be at the right place at the wrong time, in the name of Jesus.
- I refuse to be clueless; I receive the foresight to know what to do per time, in the name of Jesus.
- I decree that my position will not be taken over by another, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, give me divine alertness to recognise divine opportunities, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, give me the ability that is equal to my opportunities, in the name of Jesus.
- I pursue, overtake and recover every lost opportunity, in the name of Jesus.
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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