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TOPIC: God Will Not Forsake The Righteous (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 28 June 2022)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Kings 20, 1 Kings 21, Acts 18:9-28, Acts 19:1-13, Psalm 79:32-39
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Daniel 6 (KJV)
1 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom;
2 And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage.
3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.
4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
5 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.
6 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever.
7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
8 Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
9 Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.
10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
11 Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God.
12 Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the king’s decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask a petition of any God or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
13 Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, which is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but maketh his petition three times a day.
14 Then the king, when he heard these words, was sore displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him: and he laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him.
15 Then these men assembled unto the king, and said unto the king, Know, O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is, That no decree nor statute which the king establisheth may be changed.
16 Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.
17 And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel.
18 Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him.
19 Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions.
20 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?
21 Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.
22 My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
23 Then was the king exceedingly glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God.
24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den.
25 Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.
26 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end.
27 He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.
28 So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.
MEMORY VERSE: “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.” – Psalms 37:25
Righteousness is one of the believer’s greatest weapons. It is the price of peace, success, greatness and fulfilment.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
I PROPHESY THAT THE ALMIGHTY GOD WILL CLOTHE YOU WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS TODAY, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
MFM Devotional For Today MESSAGE:
The Bible says that heaven and earth will pass away but not a jot of His word will go unfulfilled. God’s word is unfailing, infallible and immutable. David inspired by the Holy Spirit said, “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread” (Psalm 37:25).
Who is the righteous? The righteous is that person who has been saved from sin, satan and the world, sanctified by Jesus and is now living in the will of God and is in right standing with Him. Please note that no one becomes righteous by his or her efforts or deeds. It is only Jesus that can give anyone a right standing before God. That is why the Bible says in Romans 5:17 that some people have received the gift of righteousness and the grace to reign in life through Jesus Christ. It is the Lord who died for our sins and rose for our justification that made us righteous before God!
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Once you are righteous and consistent in your daily work with God, heaven will take special interest in you. That is why the Bible affirms that the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous and His ears are ever open to their cry. If there is any goal every Christian should seek earnestly to achieve, it is to be righteous through and through by God’s standard, not man’s. Jesus even said that our righteousness as believers should be greater than the Pharisees’.
Today’s Memory Verse reveals some interesting benefits the righteous enjoys. The first is that God will not forsake him or her. He did not forsake Daniel in the dens of lions. He did not forsake Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego in the fiery furnace. He did not forsake Elijah during the time of famine; He provided for His servant’s needs and stood by him. He did not forsake Peter in the prison, in spite of Herod’s evil machination. He did not forsake Paul and Silas in the Philippian jail. He is faithful. If you are righteous, no matter what the enemy does to you, God will save you.
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