Thursday, 23 April 2015

Word : Tragedy of Wasted Opportunities

Culled and revised jottings from a sermon from Dr. D.K Olukoya. General Overseer of the Mountain of fire and Miracles Ministries.
Sermon Date: Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015
@ MFM Headquarters, Lagos.
Tragedy of Wasted Opportunities

It is of great importance that one should pray this prayer: Father! Let me not waste my divine opportunity; I shall not squander my open heavens ; I shall not run into deficit in bank of heaven; Lord, Let not my past be better than my future; Don't let me become history when I am still living; Lord, let me not be a negative example;  These prayers are prayers on opportunity.

Tragedy of Wasted Opportunities
"And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee. And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus answered and said unto him, what wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way." {Mark 10:46-52}
Bartimaeus had an opportunity and he grabbed it; It is a good thing that he cried that day; if he had not cried, he would have died a blind man because Jesus did not pass there again; Jesus was on his way to be crucified.
8 Hard Facts about Opportunities.
Fact 1. God’s best gifts is not in things but in opportunities
Woman with issue of blood had an opportunity and made wonderful use of it.
Fact 2. When you miss divine opportunity, you miss your success.
The establishment of the mountain of fire is an opportunity; failure to make good use of it can be a wasted destiny.
Fact 3. Highly successful people are products of opportunity.
Naaman had the opportunity of meeting a girl; he made good use of the opportunity by heeding to her advice and hence was healed.
Fact 4. Most things we call adversity are opportunity
Many people have been burst by the enemy into their prosperity and breakthrough.
Fact 5. Great opportunity comes to those who make good use of the small ones.
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Illustration Story
A brother was in a Christian meeting and he had a very big hernia. During the ministration, a word of knowledge came that, there was someone in the meeting that had hernia and he was to lay his hand on it for healing. The brother opened his eyes and saw that the people around him were ladies; these ladies were also not closing their eyes; instead of the brother laying hand s on the hernia, he laid hands on his lap. That was how he missed his healing; the hernia eventually killed the brother.

This brother had the opportunity but refuse to use it.
Ø Luck is when preparation meets with opportunity
I pray for you; The opportunities that the Almighty has prepared for you; You will not miss it in the name of Jesus.
People that Missed their Opportunities
The Scriptures are full of men and women that did not make use of their opportunities. We will look at just 10 of these people.
v Adam and eve; they missed the opportunity. They would have lived forever; they would have never grown old.

v Cain; He missed his opportunity of making amends when God advise him not to get angry be do better; hence he became a murderer.

v Lot; He had a brother Abram who was a friend of God but he did not seize the opportunity to learn from his brother.

v Men of Sodom; this people had opportunity to appeal to the angel that came to destroy their city but instead, they wanted to sleep with them.

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A man died at the age of 86, he got to the gate of heaven and they ask him, how old he was. He answered and said he was 86. Heaven checked their record and said he was not 86 that he was just 3 years old. He was surprised; they explained to him that how started to live when he became born-again at the age of 83. This man wasted his 83 years of his life; he wasted his destiny; he wasted the opportunity he was given.

My heart goes out to so many young men, young women, ministers and pastor that are supposed to be in this ministry but have left. They have missed the opportunity.
To be in this ministry is not by chance. It is good that you sit where God has positioned you.
It is a tragedy, when opportunity has been stolen, reversed, neglected . . .

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Prayer Points
1.   Powers! assigned to waste my opportunities die in the name Jesus name.
2.    Powers that has swallowed my opportunities vomit them by fire in the name of Jesus.
3.   Strongman of man father’s house! standing at the door of my opportunity die in the name of Jesus.
4.   My angel of blessings; I will not let you go, unless you bless me in the name of Jesus.
5.   Every power binding my opportunity; you are a liar; die in the name of Jesus.
6.   My buried opportunities; come alive! but the power of the holy ghost.
7.    Doors of opportunity assign to promote me; open by fire in the name of Jesus.
Seven Fold Amen with Faith!!!
Amen! Amen! Amen! Amen! Amen! Amen! Amen!
2015 is your Year of multiple restoration and unparalleled Favor in the name of Jesus

IF THE ENEMY HAS STOLEN FROM YOU;
RECOVERY IS BY FORCE.
STOP THEM BEFORE THEY STOP YOU,
GOD BLESS YOU.


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