MOUNTAIN OF FIRE AND MIRACLES MINISTRIES
International Headquarters, Yaba, Lagos.
Sunday Worship Service
December 5th, 2021
Topic: THE ALTARS OF DESTINY ASSASSINATION
Text: Jeremiah 1:4-5
Ministering: Dr. Daniel Olukoya (G.O MFM Worldwide)
Let us see how far we go this morning before we start praying again. This kind of a year requires prayers. Please listen to me very carefully this morning.
The first thing is a definition and you must understand the definition very well so you can know the importance of what we are talking about.
Jeremiah 1:5 – “Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee…” Meaning that before your father even found your mother and said he wanted to marry her; that is, if your father married your mother. There are some people whose parents never married.
“…And before thou camest out of the womb, I sanctified thee and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations…” – That is, before you came out of the womb, that nobody knew what you were going to become, God sanctified you. That is, even before your father and your mother got married, even before you were conceived, He ordained you.
In a summary form here, this is what is known as destiny. You have not been born, your parents were not married, you did not even know whether they were going to meet each other, you were still in the womb, but there was an ordination upon your life. So that your destiny is what God has ordained in His mind that you would become when you come to the earth.
That your destiny is actually the reason you were born. Herein lies the great tragedy. There can be no blessing for the fish who decides to stay on the tree. There can be no blessing for a monkey who decides to stay in the water. That is not what they were made for. What a tragedy it is when God said “thou shall be a farmer”, but now you are teaching. God said “thou shall be a pilot”, but now you are a tailor. That is the tragedy.
The tragedy is that once you begin to do what heavens did not ask you to do, then you say “God, bless it, bless it”, it becomes a very useless prayer. This is the tragedy. A serious tragedy. So sometimes, when we talk about destiny, people do not understand. Jesus said “the Son of Man goeth as it is written of Him”. What they wrote about Him is what He is doing.
Meaning that a human being can go as it is not written of him. So if you are going as it is not written of you, then the devil has a right to mess you up because you are in the wrong thing. You are doing the wrong business. You are in the wrong profession, and you are not getting younger, you are getting older.
===> I pray for somebody here, any power that has diverted your destiny, I break that power here today in the name of Jesus.
Destiny is a very serious matter. No man can succeed outside his divine destiny. Therefore, your greatest enemy on earth is any power, personality, force, environment, spirit, strongman that does not want you to fulfil your destiny. Once their battle is against your destiny, then it is your greatest enemy. So you can now see why God is interested in the issue of destiny. And the enemy is also interested in the issue of destiny.
Once they can cajole a man or a woman out of that divine destiny, the enemy will just be attacking you anyhow, because the address to which heaven is sending your blessings, you are not there. You have relocated to where the blessing is not. And this is a very serious matter. So, that is the value of destiny. But then there are altars whose assignment it is, to assassinate destinies.
There are altars that create destiny obituaries. It is good to examine them one by one. So if you know the one that is harassing your destiny, you can deal with it.
1. The first altar of destiny assassination is lack of spirituality. That is, you are not a spiritual person. You refuse to be spiritual. You refuse to be born again. You refuse to be sanctified. You refuse to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. You refuse to move in the things of the spirit. Destiny is a spiritual thing.
Spirituality is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity. You need to be spiritual now. There is too much evil around us. There are too many evil people around us. There are so many powers of darkness moving all over the place. There are so many human beings who are not human beings. There are so many unfriendly friends. This is the first altar of destiny assassination.
2. The second altar of destiny assassination is spiritual ignorance. The Bible says “my people perish for lack of knowledge”. Jesus said “you shall know the truth, and the truth you know shall set you free”. You need to know something. Ignorance is a disaster. Ignorance is voluntary misfortune. Every man’s mountain is a mountain of his ignorance. Ignorance has destroyed, is destroying and will continue to destroy. Therefore, ignorance is a big problem.
Our major problem is sometimes ignorance. Paul was killing the Christians, not knowing that it was his destiny. He was going to become a part of them. Ignorance is a terrible thing. That is why I pray this very common prayer anywhere I have to talk like this:
===> May the Lord damage our ignorance in the name of Jesus.
Spiritual ignorance can be so terrible because you can marry the wrong wife or husband, do the wrong thing, and since you are doing the wrong thing and did it ignorantly; it is not an excuse and there is a problem.
3. The third is the altar of your root. Romans 11:16 says – “For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.” The reverse is also true. If the root is unholy, the branches are also unholy. It is a two way thing. The root is a very important part of a plant. It is that root that anchors a plant to the ground. It is that root that supplies food and nutrients to the plants.
If the root of a plant has a problem, you will see it immediately on the whole plant that there is a problem. The root:
– includes the foundation of your life
– Is that which you build your life upon
– Is the platform prepared for you by your ancestors.
Gehazi prepared a platform of leprosy for his children. So even if those children had fine destinies, the leprosy will deal with it because there are very few places a leprous man can enter into. So, that root is that which your life is placed upon. It can be genetical, environmental, it can also be inherited. Unto each destiny assassin, God gave solutions.
– for spirituality: He gave Jesus. If you surrender your life to Jesus, follow Him, you become a spiritual man.
– for ignorance: He gave the word of God. If you study the word of God, listen to the word of God, imbibe the word of God, you will not be ignorant.
– Even for this root now, you can rise above the circumstances of your birth. You may even have been born out of fornication, or adultery or incest, out of poverty, out of failure. No matter the physical, social and spiritual stigma around your life, you can still by the power of God, rise higher than those things.
You do not have to die in a manger because you were born in a manger. Jesus was born in a manger but that did not convert Him to a goat or a sheep. Today, He is the King of kings and Lord of lords, higher than those who were even born in comfortable places.
Acts 10:34-35 is a very interesting scripture and it says “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.”
Meaning that no matter what nation you come from, whether you are black or white, God can elevate you above the place. God can elevate you above the circumstances of the place of your birth.
===> I pray for somebody here, your environment will not cage your life. Your environment will not cage your destiny. Your place of birth will not limit your purpose in the name of Jesus.
4. The fourth destiny assassin is a very very serious situation. It is the altar of sexual perversion. In 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 says, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”
Any sexual perversion you do, defiles the temple of God. Any sex outside marriage defiles the temple of your destiny. Reuben’s destiny was rubbished. Why? Sex. Immorality. One minute enjoyment. Two minutes of enjoyment. An eternity of suffering. 8 seconds enjoyment and you lost your destiny totally.
Now let me tell you a secret: if domestic witchcraft is after you, witches want to catch you and the enemies just want to finish your destiny; if they can just catch you or push you into sexual sin, that is the end. Finished. Many have been destroyed by this. There are 2 organs in the body that have destroyed men beyond compare, and both organs are muscles.
The first one is the tongue. The second one is the penis. Once you commit fornication, it is God Himself that will supervise your punishment. He will not hand it over to any angel, He Himself will supervise it, and it is a very serious matter. Of all the sins we commit, the Bible will say “resist”. “Resist the devil and he will run”. “Fight”. But it got to this particular sin and the Bible did not say “resist” or “fight”. It says “flee!”
If Samson had fled, the story we would be reading about him today would be different. Meaning that you do not get yourself into a situation where you cannot get out. If you as a lady leave your house to go see a man who is living alone, only two of you there, you are not fleeing, you are just running into danger. It is good for me to explain this to you very well before we start praying.
Proverbs 22:14 says- The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
So, if you are a man falling into sin, fornication, adultery, well, perhaps you have offended God and God will punish you with the strange women. So he that is hated of the Lord will fall inside and your punishment can be big. This is where I am going to stop this morning. More than at any other time in our generation, this is what has destroyed the destinies of so many young people and it is a very serious matter.
===> I am praying for somebody here, any power that wants to disgrace your destiny shall be disgraced in the name of Jesus.
Bow down your head and begin to talk to the Lord. Say, anything that will make my destiny to be rubbished, Father forgive me. Any sin that will rubbish my destiny, Father forgive me.
1. (Clap your hands like thunder) Chains upon my hands, hear the word of the Lord, break in the name of Jesus.
2. Angels of blessings, I am available, visit me by fire in the name of Jesus.
1. Strangers troubling my Israel, come out now in the name of Jesus.
2. Powers assigned to punish me, die in the name of Jesus.
3. I fire back every arrow of any witch doctor in the name of Jesus.
4. Let God be God in my life by fire in the name of Jesus.
5. The powers that hate my testimonies, you are liars, die in the name of Jesus.
6. Any power in existence expanding my battles, what are you waiting for? Die in the name of Jesus.
7. Powers holding my laughter, die in the name of Jesus.
God bless you!