The Topic of Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional for 20th November 2021 Is ”SARDIS: THE DEAD CHURCH (II)”
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Galatians 4-6
FIRE SCRIPTURE:Rev. 3:1–6
MEMORY VERSE: 2 Corinthians 11:3
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE: To walk with God is to live in abundance spiritually and physically.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: The spirit and power of hell shall not catch up with me, in the name of Jesus.
When the city of Sardis was surrounded by the enemies, instead of ﬁghting back, they went to sleep, thinking that they were totally safe. They woke up and saw that the city had been captured. Although they were rich, the people of Sardis were very lazy and living in idle leisure.
At the beginning, the church in the city was strong but a time came when they became like the people around them. The environmental inﬂuence rubbed off on them to their own disadvantage. So, they became lazy and prayerless. Throughout church history, there has always been a faithful few, as we read in (verse 4).
Jeremiah 23:3 talks about the Lord gathering the remnant of His ﬂock out of all countries. These are those that have not deﬁled their garments with sin and unfaithfulness to God. Instead, they have remained spiritually pure, devoted to Christ and committed to His message. 2 Cor. 11:3 says, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”
Many people today no longer do the will of God, but that of the devil. The few that are standing for God are being persecuted, afﬂicted and denied of their rightful positions and portions, but God is still interested in you if you stand for Him. Do not allow the inﬂuence of a lifeless few to affect you: stand with God, look unto Him to perfect all that concerns you.
The truth is that it is possible for an individual, a family, an organisation, a church to miss it. However, there is a way out. It is the way of repentance. Dear, reader, repentance is returning to God wholeheartedly and genuinely and clinging to Him all the way.
It is turning away from the old and sinful way. Repentance will prevent further death and decay from occurring in your life. Repentance will release God’s grace and power to revive and restore valuable things that are dead or lost. Repentance will make you a beloved of the Lord again and open the heavens for you!
Beloved, stand with God so that your name will not be blotted out of the Book of Life.
1. O Lord, rearrange my life so that you can do through me what you want to do, in the name of Jesus.
2. Father, wash my soiled life with the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
3. Lord Jesus, heal my backsliding, in the name of Jesus.
4. Help me, Lord, to serve You without reservation, in the name of Jesus.
5. Holy Father, baptise me with Your power, in the name of Jesus.
6. O Lord, arrest my spiritual laziness, in the name of Jesus.
7. I refuse to die before the manifestation of my glory, in the name of Jesus.P