MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL* THURSDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2021.

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WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT DEPARTS.

Dr. D.K Olukoya
Memory Verse:
John 14:15 - “If ye love me, keep my commandments."

John 14:15 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
15 “If you love me, you will do what I command.

Motivational Quotes:
Without the Spirit of God, we can do nothing. We are ships without wind. We are useless.

Praise Worship: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit

Prophetic word for today:
Henceforth, you will enjoy the ministry of help and comfort of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus.

Fire Scriptures:
1 Samuel 15:1-9 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
Saul Destroys the Amalekites
15 One day Samuel said to Saul, “The Lord sent me to anoint you king over his people Israel. Now listen to his message. 2 The Lord All-Powerful says: ‘When the Israelites came out of Egypt, the Amalekites tried to stop them from going to Canaan. I saw what the Amalekites did. 3 Now go fight against the Amalekites. You must completely destroy the Amalekites and everything that belongs to them. Don’t let anything live; you must kill all the men and women and all of their children and little babies. You must kill all of their cattle and sheep and all of their camels and donkeys.’”
4 Saul gathered the army together at Telaim. There were 200,000 foot soldiers and 10,000 other men, including the men from Judah. 5 Then Saul went to the city of Amalek and waited in the valley. 6 He said to the Kenites, “Go away! Leave the Amalekites. Then I won’t destroy you with the Amalekites. You showed kindness to the Israelites when they came out of Egypt.” So the Kenites left the Amalekites.
7 Saul defeated the Amalekites. He fought them and chased them all the way from Havilah to Shur, at the border of Egypt. 8 Agag was the king of the Amalekites. Saul captured Agag alive. Saul let Agag live, but he killed all the men in Agag’s army. 9 Saul and the Israelite soldiers felt bad about destroying everything. So they let Agag live. They also kept the fat cattle, the best sheep, and the lambs. They kept everything that was worth keeping. They didn’t want to destroy those things. They destroyed only what was not worth keeping.

Message:
The consequence of wilfully and constantly disobeying God is that the Holy Spirit will be grieved and will withdraw or depart from that individual. There is no vacuum in life. When the Spirit of God departs from a believer and he does not repent and get filled again with the Holy Spirit, the devil will fill him with demons.

King Saul, Israel's first king, had that experience. The Holy Spirit departed from him because he consistently and habitually disobeyed God. The Almighty declared that Saul's cup was full when he refused to obey Him completely on the issue of the Amalekites.

He spared King Agag and choice animals. He lost the Holy Spirit as well as his throne. His kingdom was given to David. Besides, Saul dabbled into idolatry. He sought help in the devil's camp and from a necromancer. Therefore, he earned the wrath and judgement of God which says, "The sorrow of those who follow after other gods shall be multiplied" (Psalm 16:4).

David knew the consequence of the departure of the Holy Spirit. He knew that his victory over Goliath and his numerous conquests in battles were the outworking of the Holy Spirit in his life. When he committed adultery with Bathsheba and got her husband, Uriah, killed, God confronted him and he broke down in contrition and repentance.

He cried, "Cast me not away from your presence, O Lord. Take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation and renew a right spirit within me" (Psalm 51:10-12).

Beloved, without the Holy Spirit, you can do nothing. The phenomenal ministry of Jesus on earth was made possible by the Holy Spirit that He was endued with. The exploits that the Apostles performed were actually the acts of the Holy Spirit. That is why Jesus advised them not to venture into their divine assignments until they were endued with power from on high. The Holy Spirit is therefore a must-have for all believers who want to succeed in life and fulfil their divine purposes.

Beloved, you are not only to have Him, you are to keep Him and ensure that He does not depart from you. The Father has given Him to be your life Companion, Helper, Enabler and Friend.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Gen. 27-29

Prayer Points
MORNING
The Holy Spirit will not depart from me, in the name of Jesus.

Holy Ghost, come upon me. Power of the Highest, overshadow me, in the name of Jesus.

Holy Spirit, be my Companion, Friend and Guide for life, in the name of Jesus.

EVENING
Holy Spirit, take pre-eminence in my life and take control of my situation, in the name of Jesus.

Holy Spirit, take over my battles, fight for me and give me victory, in the name of Jesus.

Holy Spirit, the Custodian of the anointing, release Your anointing upon my life, in the name of Jesus.

I shall experience and enjoy the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, all the days of my life, in the name of Jesus.

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Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya - The General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Worldwide

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