MFM Daily Devotional 12 May 2023

TOPIC: Conditions for Getting Prayer Answered (V)

That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me, through their idols.

Ezekiel 14:5
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE: The altar of prayer is a place of openness for God to move.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: The fire of the Holy Ghost shall clear away all idols in your heart, in the name of Jesus.

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Ezekiel 14:1-6

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Chronicles 27 – 29; Luke 9 – 10

MFM Daily Devotional 12 May 2023 MESSAGE

Another condition that must be met to get your prayer answered is that you must remove idols from your heart. When there is an idol in your heart at the altar of prayer, it simply means that you are putting something above God. Your idol cannot and will never answer your prayers. So, if you want to get your prayers answered, you must give up your idols. God will not compete with them.

In our Fire Scripture today, some of the leaders and influential men of Israel were guilty of idolatry in their hearts. In other words, they were not loyal to God and His words but had allowed other things to take priority over their love for the Lord. These men rejected God’s purposes and desired an ungodly lifestyle. For this reason, God refused to guide them or answer their prayers. In fact, the Lord’s response will not be what they expected. It would no doubt be a harsh punishment, just as their action deserved.

Dear reader of this devotional, those who look for God’s guidance will find no help from His Spirit if their hearts are filled with ungodly desires and their priorities are not focused on Him.

Take for instance, a woman that is not properly married to a man but is already co-habiting with him and after some months now decided to go and enquire from the Lord, if the man is the right man for her. Such a woman is a joker. This is because, having already given herself to the man, God cannot be involved. She will receive answers according to her deeds. To receive answers from God, you must eliminate every idol from your heart. God told Prophet Ezekiel these words about the leaders of Israel who came to Him, “Since those people had idols in their hearts, should they even pray to me at all? That is why we need to be very careful.

MFM Daily Devotional PRAYER POINTS

1. Altar of iniquity in my heart, collapse and scatter, by the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
2. Holy Ghost fire, pass through my heart and cleanse it, in the name of Jesus.
3. Every spirit of covetousness, get out of my life, in the name of Jesus.

4. Power that darkness cannot insult, enter into my life, in the name of Jesus.
5. Father, let Your fire and authority baptize my life, in the name of Jesus.
6. Arrow of bewitchment, backfire, in the name of Jesus.
7. Power that overcomes battles, possess my life, in the name of Jesus.