MFM Devotional 9th November 2022 – Develop Your Character (I)

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MFM Devotional 9th November 2022
Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 9th November 2022 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Develop Your Character (I)

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TOPIC: Develop Your Character (I) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 9 November 2022)

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ezekiel 17, Ezekiel 18, Hebrews 9:16-28, Psalm 121:1-8

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Esther 1:10-22 (KJV)

10 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven chamberlains that served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king,

11 To bring Vashti the queen before the king with the crown royal, to shew the people and the princes her beauty: for she was fair to look on.

12 But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s commandment by his chamberlains: therefore was the king very wroth, and his anger burned in him.

13 Then the king said to the wise men, which knew the times, (for so was the king’s manner toward all that knew law and judgment:

14 And the next unto him was Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, which saw the king’s face, and which sat the first in the kingdom;)

15 What shall we do unto the queen Vashti according to law, because she hath not performed the commandment of the king Ahasuerus by the chamberlains?

16 And Memucan answered before the king and the princes, Vashti the queen hath not done wrong to the king only, but also to all the princes, and to all the people that are in all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus.

17 For this deed of the queen shall come abroad unto all women, so that they shall despise their husbands in their eyes, when it shall be reported, The king Ahasuerus commanded Vashti the queen to be brought in before him, but she came not.

18 Likewise shall the ladies of Persia and Media say this day unto all the king’s princes, which have heard of the deed of the queen. Thus shall there arise too much contempt and wrath.

19 If it please the king, let there go a royal commandment from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes, that it be not altered, That Vashti come no more before king Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal estate unto another that is better than she.

20 And when the king’s decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his empire, (for it is great,) all the wives shall give to their husbands honour, both to great and small.

21 And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:

22 For he sent letters into all the king’s provinces, into every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language, that every man should bear rule in his own house, and that it should be published according to the language of every people.

MEMORY VERSE: “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” – Proverbs 16:18

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:
Character is ethics in action.

PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit

PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
The blood of Jesus shall destroy any deficit in your character, in the name of Jesus.

MFM Devotional For Today 2022 MESSAGE:

Character is a major determinant of whether a person succeeds or fails in life or whether a person becomes a victor or a villain. Character is everything. It is therefore important that every individual invests quality time and attention in the development of his character. Failure to do this has resulted in character faws, which eventually became the undoing of many and caused their fall from grace to grass.

Some relevant examples from the Bible and history will help to establish this truth. First, the story of Queen Vashti comes to mind. She was the first lady to a king, whose kingdom was so big and influential with numerous provinces under his control. She had honour, authority and fame. However, she lacked the essential ingredient to sustain all these: character. One day, the king had a function that was well attended by dignitaries from far and wide. In the course of their funfair, the king sent for Queen Vashti to come and show herself to his guests. Queen Vashti refused to honour her husband’s invitation. Perhaps the king sent more than one invitation to her, but she did not show up. That was a big embarrassment to the king, a breach of palace protocol and an insult to the throne. Vashti’s misbehaviour showed she had character disorder: pride, rudeness and impatience. This led to her tragic fall.

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King Ahauserus’ subjects and officials were equally embarrassed; they did not hide their disappointment in Queen Vashti. They told the king that if he did not do something drastic to correct Queen Vashti’s misbehaviour, other women and wives would be rude and disobedient to their husbands and elders, thus destroying the moral fabrics and peace of their homes and society. The king accepted their advice, deposed and banished Queen Vashti and sought for a new queen with godly character.

Queen Vashti could have been tired due to overwork for supervising the event. She could even be sick. Yet none of these reasons could justify her uncouth and uncivilised snobbing of the king. She could have given her reasons in a civilised way. She truly lacked character.

Beloved, do you have any character defect in your life? Identity it and pray it out of your life so it does not cause you any ruin.

MFM Devotional 9th November 2022 PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING

  1. By the blood of Jesus, l expunge negative character from my life, in the name of Jesus.
  2. Spirit of error, my life is not your candidate, die, in the name of Jesus.
  3. Power that moves people from grace to grass, l am not your candidate, die, in the name of Jesus.

EVENING

  1. I connect my life and destiny to divine favour, in the name of Jesus.
  2. Father, make me a godly example and reference point, in the name of Jesus.
  3. I shal not experience tragic fall, in the name of Jesus.
  4. l arise and shine, in the name of Jesus.

MFM Devotional 9th November 2022 Mountain Top Life ©2022 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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