MOUNTAIN OF FIRE AND MIRACLES MINISTRIES
International Headquarters, Yaba, Lagos.
Wednesday Manna Water Service
January 19th, 2022
Topic: THE BITTER WATER.
Text: Exodus 15:19-27, Psalm 78:41
Minister: Dr. Daniel Olukoya (G.O MFM Worldwide)
The story we have just read is one of the first class miracles in the Bible: the crossing of the Red Sea. One attached miracle to that miracle was that the Egyptians were so dumb to follow them. They saw a Sea opening wide, saw people passing through. They did not know the power that separated it and stand as a wall on the right and left. They were dumb to go in, and they all perished in the Red Sea. And a historical record proved that it was true.
So, the Egyptians received a miraculous deliverance, from Pharaoh and his horses in the Red Sea. But what happened afterwards? They must have concluded that their problems were over, and so they were not prepared for the next shocker. After that victory by the Red Sea, they then travelled three days in the wilderness without water. Three million people walking along in the wilderness, three days without water; and so they must have been excited when they saw the waters of Marah. But what a disappointment when they got to that water and found that it was bitter.
The people were unprepared for the bitter water, but God was prepared, because God never has an emergency. God is never confronted with a situation where He has no answer. The people grumbled against Moses and murmured: “what shall we drink? You brought us here to die?” Think about it beloveth: three million people grumbling at the same time against one man. It must have been so hard for Moses but he did the most sensible thing to do: he prayed. Then the key to that problem was a tree by the river.
God told him to cut it and throw it into the water. So, the first prayer I want you to pray like a man or woman from another world comes out of this. The key to the bitter water was by the water itself. Raise up your right hand and shout these prayers loud and clear:
===> Solution keys to my problem, appear, in the name of Jesus.
===> O God arise, open my eyes to my divine prescription, in the name of Jesus.
So wonder of wonders. The Lord showed Moses the key to solving the problem. It was not far away. Likewise I prophesy upon the life of somebody here that:
===> The Lord will throw a tree into your Marah tonight, in the name of Jesus.
There was no such power in that tree, no. It was just an act to release the power of God. It always takes the act of faith to release the miracle power of God. The same way Elisha cast salt into the river at Jericho and there was a miracle, likewise Elijah did when the food was poisoned. Also likewise that woman with the issue of blood. It was a step of faith. Although this story goes backto more than 3000 years, the truth remains today. This is why you need to listen carefully to the lessons we are picking from this passage.
Great victories prepare us for great testings. The fact that God has given you a great deliverance does not mean that for the rest of your life there will be no testings. The Israelites grumbled instead of praying but that bitter pool was in God’s programme for them; He said He proved them there. God even led them to that place.
You might have arrived at your own bitter pool now. You may even be in it as we speak.
How many of you know what it means:
– for somebody to close his or her eyes and cannot sleep? He has arrived at Marah.
– for somebody to have food on the table but no appetite? He has arrived at Marah.
– when you see wrong not because you are wrong, but because wrong sees you?
– to have repeated afflictions?
I have a message for you today that those repeated afflictions were for yesterday; for by the power of Him who raised Jesus from the dead, affliction will not rise again in your life, in the name of Jesus.
Say: My affliction will not rise again, by the power in the blood of Jesus!
You pick that lesson from that place. The fact that you obtain a great deliverance does not mean the enemy will not plan something. Just after the great deliverance by the Red Sea comes the bitter water.
===> I pray for somebody here: your affliction will have no resurrection. I pray for somebody here: any agenda of affliction for your life is cancelled in the name of Jesus.
Say this loud and clear:
1. The devil will not have the last say over my life, by the power in the blood of Jesus!
2. The devil will not write the last chapter of my life, by the power in the blood of Jesus!
(Shout this 21 times. It is a cry after the order of blind Bartimaeus. I want to recommend that you do not keep quiet.) – New afflictions, I am not your candidate, flee and vanish, in the name of Jesus.
This passage we have read is telling us that:
– anytime you see yourself in tears, cheers are coming.
– anytime you see obstacles, miracles are coming.
– anytime you see problems, promotion is coming.
At anytime, your God is able to turn the bitter water to sweet water. This is a day to raise your right hand to the heavenlies and say: O God arise and sweeten my waters, in the name of Jesus.
So you might have arrived at that bitter water, that the children of Israel all of a sudden got the shock of their lives when they arrived at. It may be a health breakdown. It may be business failure. It may be marital failure. It may be disappointments with people. It may be problem with children. But the purpose of that bitter water is to expose an area in our lives where we need to deal with. It exposed the Israelites as grumblers. Grumbling is always a way to magnify problems. God allowed them and us today to come to bitter pool to find out what is really inside of us.
Many take God as father Christmas. Many are using prayer and church as a stronger fetish power. They are not learning the lesson God is wanting them to learn. God was trying to teach the Israelites not to grumble but to believe in Him and have faith.
Hannah also made that mistake of giving a wrong reaction at the bitter pool. She cried and cried and abandoned food; but the crying and abandonment of food did not bring Samuel. What brought Samuel was her prayer: The violent, aggressive, nonsense prayer she prayed.
She said “O Lord my God, if thou wilt indeed give thy maid servant a son, I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life. No razor shall touch his head”. The Lord said “now you are ready”. The woman negotiated with God and got it. And then another bitter pool appeared before her. The man who was supposed to pray with her was calling her a drunk. It would have been a wrong reaction to abuse that man. But she said “no my lord I am not drunk. I am a woman troubled in my soul, asking for a son”. Little did she know that in the mouth of the same person accusing her of being drunk was her miracle. The same Eli said “go thy way, you will have a son”. But it would have been a wrong reaction to attack that man verbally because he insulted her.
Thank God Hannah abandoned crying and not wanting to eat, and started praying. How are you reacting when you are confronted with your bitter water? Does it make you very angry? Does it make you bitter? Does it make you impatient? Does it make you angry? Does it make you lose your appetite? Does it make you impatient with your family members? Do you feel bitter when you see somebody who does not have your kind of problem? It is that defect in your character that God wants to deal with. You may say “but it is natural to worry.” Well that is what you say, but the Bible says it is unbelief to worry.
You may say “who can that happen to, and he will not be very sad?” But the Bible says “God has a way of escape in every way that the enemy brings before you”. The people grumbled but Moses prayed.
This is a very serious matter because when we start praying tonight, I want you to exercise your faith. The Bible says ‘open wide your mouth and I will fill it’, meaning pray big prayers. Pray prayers that when people hear, they will say “are you sure your head is correct?” The children of Israel limited God. They turned God to a limited liability company which could collapse, go bankrupt or fold up. They forgot that God is not the One that you can put in a cage.
God is the One that no one can draw a boundary around Him. The same people who saw God part the Red Sea, and smite Egypt with plagues after plagues; began to murmur, grumble, complain and abuse God.
Listen beloveth, God gets angry when people put limits on Him. He said “yea, they limited the Holy One of Israel”. The sin of limiting God is one of the commonest sins of the saints. When the devil knows that he is only a quarter to get out of your life totally, he would put in his last effort pretending to be tough. If at that level you start to grumble or give up, then the devil comes back in.
One mistake that many of us make is that we engage the devil in conversations. The devil has no right to ask you questions as a child of God. All the “Why? Why? Why?” questions are from the devil and he has never asked any honest question. If you do not know how to ignore satanic questions or answer him back, you lose your miracles. He may say “do you think God has answered that prayer you are praying? Do you think with this small prayer you are healed? What if these problems come back?” He will now begin to suggest satanic prescriptions. You do not engage your enemy in conversations.
1. recognise that God is able to turn any bitter water to sweet.
2. Let God deal with any defect in your character.
3. Accept by faith God’s provisions for you.
4. Pray to possess your possession.
I do not know what Marah you are facing now. I do not know the bitter water that is before you, but I know somebody who has no respect for that Marah, who has no respect for those impossibilities.
(Pick any song of praises in your mouth and sing with a loud voice.)
1. Every sacrifice offered to waste my existence, pursue your owner to the grave, in the name of Jesus.
2. Generational witchcraft coven, release my destiny and die, in the name of Jesus.
3. Battles pressing down my head, die in the name of Jesus.
4. Powers saying I will be old before knowing my destiny, die in the name of Jesus.
5. (Pray this 2 hot times) Powers waiting to see my nakedness, you are liars, die in the name of Jesus.
6. Jealous enemies, release my prosperity by fire, in the name of Jesus.
God bless you🙏