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Dr Daniel Olukoya: FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 17:42-48

MEMORY VERSE:
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.“James 1:6

Dr. D.K Olukoya Devotional: A man of God was invited to minister in a crusade somewhere in the up-country. When he got to the house he was to lodge, the residents brought to him a mad boy and started begging him to help them pray for the boy. Here we go! The preacher has been invited to anchor a crusade where he was expected to perform some notable miracles.

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So why wasn’t he going to start it all up from his lodge? As you would expect, the man of God pointed at the mad boy and said, You spirit of insanity, I command you in the name of Jesus, come out of him now. That was quite authoritative! But nothing changed. The child appeared madder. When they asked the man of God, he said, I just gave the resident demons a notice to quit. But we need to allow them some time to pack their loads. True to his word, the child had become normal on their return from the crusade. The preacher spoke the word of faith and believed in the God he served, hence the miracle.

Goliath and David’s conversation was a clear demonstration of the power of spoken words. They spoke the words of faith in the ones they believed. While Goliath depended on his gods, David believed on the Living God, the Captain of the hosts of Israel. The battle soon became the battle between the gods of the Philistines and the God of Israel. Assuredly, when two opposing powers fight the lesser power will have to bow. The truth is that the words spoken by both Goliath and David were the catalysts that brought about defeat on one side and victory on the other side.

Another truth is that the faith of Goliath was in a lesser god while David’s was in the God that created all things including the gods. The one you believe goes a long way to determine your success or defeat. In whom do you believe? In whom is your faith anchored? Whose words do you speak? Your answers to these questions go a long way to determine whether you will live or die like Goliath in the battle of life. If your faith is in the God of David, then you will speak the word of faith like David did and you will get the result David got, in Jesus’ name.

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:
God always arises to defend His children who demonstrate unwavering faith in Him.

Dr Daniel Olukoya PROPHETIC WORD:
From this day onward, you shall have whatever you decree by faith.

PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING
1. Father, I thank You because You love me and care for me, in the name of Jesus.
2. Power to speak the word of God fall on me, in the name of Jesus.
3. I declare my faith in the Lord God of Israel, in the name of Jesus.

EVENING
4. Goliath-like power, boasting against my God, fall down and die, in Jesus’ name.
5. I receive the power of God to speak in faith, in the name of Jesus.
6. Today, I will not operate under fear, unforgiveness, disobedience, covetousness and pride, in the name of Jesus.
7. I decree that I will operate in trust, fear of the Lord, obedience, love and humility, in the name of Jesus.

Dr Daniel Olukoya

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