MOUNTAIN OF FIRE AND MIRACLES MINISTRIES
International Headquarters, Lagos, Nigeria.
Sunday Worship Service
September 10th, 2023.
Topic: HEALING OUR INTERNAL MAD MAN (2)
Text: Ecclesiastes 9:3, Luke 6:10–11, 15:17, Acts 7:54, 57, 1 Corinthians 2:8, Jeremiah 25:16, 29:26.
Ministering: Dr. Daniel Olukoya (G.O. MFM Worldwide)
Ecclesiastes 9:3 (KJV): “This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.”
I began to explain to you that day that your definition of things is different from that of the Bible. You may define madness as someone who goes on the street causing nuisance, but the Bible definition is totally different. Last week we began to look at the Bible definition of twenty mad sets of people in the scriptures, and we started by saying that they include:
1. Those who fight their helpers, knowingly or unknowingly. Those who wage war against their Moses. A Moses is set up to deliver you from the bondage of your Egypt into the promised land. You have no clue how to get out of the bondage or succeed, but then God appointed a Moses to help you move out of that bondage. You now wage war against that, Moses. It is insanity of the highest order. And I explained to you that day that when Joseph got into the house of Potiphar, the Bible said that God made everything Potiphar was doing prosper.
===> May the legs of prosperity walk into your home, in the name of Jesus!
You know, some people walk into your life, and you prosper. Some walk into your life, and they demote you. Some walk into your life, and they kill you. Some walk into your life, and they are divine helpers, ordained to take you to your promised land. But if you fight that Moses, the Bible calls it insanity, because how are you going to leave your bondage if you are fighting the person who wants to take you out of that bondage? Some do not start off by fighting their Moses. But after Moses has helped them halfway, they start fighting that Moses, simply because they thought they had arrived.
So they felt that Moses could go to blazes, whereas they were just halfway there. It is just a comma; they have not gotten to their bus stop yet. It is still chronic insanity as defined by the scriptures. Are you fighting your Moses? Are you one of those speaking against your Moses or your helpers, knowingly or unknowingly? The Bible calls it madness. So if you are here and you are speaking against your Moses? You are mad. Are you mad? I hope not. But if you are, the proper thing is to repent.
2. The second group is the crooked manner of the hearts of men. The heart that is desperately wicked. The wicked heart of man is insanity. I want you to raise up your right hand to the Lord. This is a very aggressive prayer. It is not a prayer to negotiate. Place your hand on your chest and shout with a voice that shows you love your destiny:
===> Every idol in my heart, break! In the name of Jesus.
So take a deep look into the laboratory of your heart. Look at it deeply. Search for it intensely. What goes on in your heart? Because when God begins judgement, He judges the intents and pinings of the heart. That is why the Bible says “When you look lustfully at a woman, you have already committed adultery with her in your heart”. Meaning that you have been classified with somebody who is doing the act. The Bible looks at the heart, not just the physical things. Before you commit adultery, it starts in the heart. Before you steal or become abusive, it starts from the heart. God wants your heart. He says “Child, give me your heart”.
The devil, too, is interested in your heart. And so there are a lot of mad hearts in the house of God, and you wonder whether these have ever encountered Jesus. You wonder what kind of crooked, desperately wicked heart this is. This is a very, very serious matter. A lady was telling us that her husband poured water on her bed so that she would not sleep and so that she would continue to hear him abusing her late into the night. It is madness of the heart.
3. The third group of mad people is found in Luke 6.
Luke 6:10–11 (KJV) “And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other. And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.”
Here was Jesus healing a man. The people were supposed to be jumping up and rejoicing that a healing had taken place. But they were filled with madness. So you see the prodigal nature of the sons of men. They were not happy that another person had been relieved from his troubles. They rather preferred that his hand remain as it was. They were unhappy with the man’s healing. Are you here and unhappy when another person is doing well? You are happy when somebody is failing? You are a mad man. Your heart is crazy, and you need to repent and have a change of heart.
4. The fourth group of mad people is in Luke 15:17. It talks about the parable of the prodigal son.
Luke 15:17 (KJV): “And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!”
“And when he came to himself” Meaning that he was not himself before. His father was alive. His father was not dead. His mother was not dead. He did not work for their properties. They worked for those properties. Then he just woke up one morning and said, “Give me everything that you are going to give me when you die. I want my own inheritance”. And they began to persuade him not to do so. But he did not listen. The Bible says that he took the money, went away to a faraway country, and wasted it on a useless life until he became broke, hungry, and had no job and no food.
So he had to go to those looking after pigs, and he started looking after swine. Something that the Jews never do. In fact, anytime you read the Bible and see people looking after swine, it is not a Jewish land at all. Listen: resistance to blunt truth is madness. You are resisting the truth? You do not like to hear the truth? You would prefer somebody telling you lies? The Bible calls it madness. So he first had to recover from his madness, then began to realise and ask himself what he was doing and why he was suffering. He came to himself. Thank God, he came to himself. In many situations, many people proudly remain in their suffering instead of retracting their steps.
They proudly remain in that bondage until they die in that bondage. Are you resistant to the blunt truth? Do you hate the truth of the gospel? The Bible calls it insanity.
5. The fifth group is in Acts 7:54. We are in a period of fasting and prayer now. It is good to purge ourselves so that our prayers will know no hindrance. And this is why we are going through these teachings. It will be a tragedy to get to heaven, and the Lord says, “Well, you cannot enter here because, as far as we are concerned, you are a mad person. We do not welcome mad people here”.
Acts 7:54 (KJV): “When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.”
Stephen was preaching to the people,telling them the blunt truth of the gospel.
Acts 7:57 (KJV): “Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,”
They put their fingers into their ears in order not to hear what the man was saying. Any intentional deafness that will benefit a person is madness. They knew that Stephen was telling them the truth, and the more he was telling them, the more painful it got. So they put their fingers in their ears to block it. They refused to hear, and they ran upon him to kill him. So any intentional deafness that will benefit a person is madness. Chronic madness.
6. The sixth group of mad people is found in 1 Corinthians 2:8.
1 Corinthians 2:8 (KJV): “Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”
Killing your benefits is madness. Eating your seeds, which should make you expand, is madness. Trying your best to see that those who will move you forward are dead is insanity. Had they known who Jesus was, they would not have crucified Him. They would have cried “Messiah, save us”. But they said “Do away with this man!”, killing their benefit. And that happens when somebody is super selfish.
I accused one MFM pastor a long time ago. I said “This place we sent you, you are eating your seeds, and so there is no growth”. He arrived at this location, a foreign country abroad, and decided he was not going to train anybody in church. So the pastor had the key to the church. He would open the door, arrange the chairs, lead praise worship, call the hymns, read Bible lessons, bring out a nylon bag from his pocket, and collect offerings. Then he would come to the altar and preach. He could sing a little, so he would sing a special number, and after the service, he would wait and do counselling, then close the church, put the key in his pocket, and go home.
That was how he was running the church. When I got there and saw it, I said, “Pastor, you are eating your seed. You are not delegating this work”. He replied “Pastor, if I delegate the work and they know everything, they will take away the church”. I said, “Sir, whether you delegate or not, those who will rebel will rebel.” He did not want to listen. So he resigned.
===> I am praying for somebody here: All this spiritual blindness that makes people to disobey heaven, if it is upon your eyes, let the fire of God clear them away, in the name of Jesus! (A sevenfold amen).
7. The seventh group of mad people is found in Jeremiah 25:16.
Jeremiah 25:16 (KJV): “And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.”
These are those who allow themselves to be invaded by the enemy. They open doors, and the enemy invades them. A couple came for prayers. They had been married for 12 years with no children. The doctor checked both husband and wife, and they were both okay. So nobody knew why they did not have children. They came for counselling. I stood before them, and they stood before me. All of a sudden, on top of their heads, I saw written in an old red letter “ANGER”. Then I said, “Ah, excuse me, which of you gets angry?” The husband said it was the wife, and the wife said it was the husband. And then all of a sudden, one of them asked the other, “Are you mad?”
I said, “Do you see?” So, if you are praying for a promised child, and the angel brings the child from heaven, and it is at that moment he wants to bring the child that both of you begin to call each other names and begin to fight, the angel of course will promptly go back to heaven and say, “God, these ones are not qualified. You cannot hand over this child to them”. So the anger allowed the invasion of the enemy. Heaven will just look at you and say, “What kind of mad people are these? Can they not see that they are opening the door?” And they keep praying.
But after they have prayed for 2 hours, they open the door again for the enemy to invade them. Some claim “this business is not moving. I do not know why I am not selling”. But they know they did not pay their tithe. And they know the Bible says, “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes…”
The devil, your enemy, knows that scripture. So how can they get into the business? Do not pay the tithe. So the windows of heaven are not opened, and the devourers are let loose to be allowed to do what they want to do. It is insanity to allow that to be happening to you. It is like that man who came when I was a student at the College of Medicine. They were telling him to stop eating sugar, saying that if he continued, he would go blind. Do you know what this old man said? He said “I must continue eating sugar; if the eyes want to go, then bye-bye to them”. He was crazy.
For the enemy to come against you and succeed, there must be a ladder—an open door—to cause the invasion. The Bible did not tell us that they would not fight against us. Any preacher who says that they will not fight against you is just telling you lies. The Bible says, “They shall fight against you, but they shall not prevail” . If they prevail, you have opened a door that they have come in through to attack you. And the Holy Spirit is very good; He will not keep quiet. He will say “This is wrong; do not do this or that”. But people block their ears and allow themselves to be invaded by the enemy.
The Warri people have a proverb that says “The person them wan roast no dey use petrol as pomade”. Some are using petrol as pomade, and they want fire not to burn. It is madness.
8. Group number 8 is described in Jeremiah 29:26.
Jeremiah 29:26 (KJV): “The LORD hath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that ye should be officers in the house of the LORD, for every man that is mad, and maketh himself a prophet, that thou shouldest put him in prison, and in the stocks.”
– Self-exhortation to where God has not put you is madness.
– Living above your spiritual experience is madness.
– Saying “The Lord said” when you hear nothing is madness.
See what happened in Nigeria during this last election that disgraced Christianity. A prophet said that a particular candidate will not win, and if he wins, he will become a herbalist, and they should cut off his hands. All of them were wrong. They call themselves prophets, but prophets of where? It is madness when you begin to say what God did not ask you to say. The pulpit in the house of God is the pillar and ground of truth. It is not for political campaigns. You do not hand over pulpits to politicians because they have no anointing to stay there.
But because people want to be regarded as prophets and say “I was the one who prophesied it”, they allow it. I shared with you the story of a prophet in Akwa Ibom that prophesied that if a particular person becomes the governor, they should come and cut off his right hand. When the candidate heard that prophecy, he was scared because that prophet was known to always speak the truth. What did the candidate do? He ran quickly to the HQ here and started corridor prayers. Then he went back and became governor. Now, people are looking for the prophet to cut off his right hand, but he has gone into hiding.
Every agenda of living above your experience is spiritual madness.
1. My Father, my life is available; revive me! in the name of Jesus.
2. Every battle against my destiny, expire! In the name of Jesus.
3. Powers assigned to strengthen my problems, you are liars; die! In the name of Jesus.
4. Chains of disappointment, assigned against my breakthroughs, break! In the name of Jesus.
5. I transfer my problems back to my enemies, by the power in the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
6. Powers assigned to enslave my glory, your time is up; die! In the name of Jesus.
7. Every outside enemy, using inside enemy to fight me, die! In the name of Jesus.
8. Stubborn infirmities, inside my blood, die! In the name of Jesus.
God bless you 🙏