MFM Daily Devotional 16 June 2024

TOPIC: Say No To Retaliation

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 24; Psalms 25; Psalms 26; Roman 8; Roman 9

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Romans 12:17-21 
17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Leviticus 19:18

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES: God is love, keep on loving others.

PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.

PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: Every of your insult will be turned to good result, in the name of Jesus.

MFM Daily Devotional 16 June 2024 MESSAGE

The spirit of retaliation is natural to the unregenerate mind. The spirit belongs to the Adamic nature acquired directly from our early fathers. Retaliation has become one of the most difficult of evils to overcome.

In the Old Testament, Moses admonished the children of Israel about retaliation. He told them that it should be “eye for eye tooth for tooth.” That has been with our early fathers. For example, when the Lord accepted the offering of Abel, his brother thought of how to retaliate by killing him.

The consequence of his killing made Cain a vagabond child. Again in 2 Samuel 13:23-29, we read how Absalom plotted against Amnon, his brother, by pleading with his father, King David, to allow Amnon go with them. Absalom had commanded his servants to carry out his evil plan against Amnon, his brother, by making him to drink wine, and later smite him to death.

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In Matthew 5:39, Jesus said, “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.” Retaliation is the natural response of self- love to the attack of a supposed enemy. And as long as a man is governed by self-love, he is swayed by the spirit of retaliation. The natural man, when he speaks honestly, justifies the spirit of revenge.

He feels no obligation to be good to those who have been unkind to him in all ages and in all countries. It is evil to be unkind to ourselves. It is unkind to claim right to those who have done evil to us and compensate evil back to them. It is evil to be unkind to those who have been kind to us also. Blood for blood is the cry of the unregenerate natural mind. The natural mind of an unregenerate man is the battlefield at all times and in all places. There is a common saying that “Revenge is sweet.” This adage is for the wicked men. The blood of Jesus will regenerate our minds, in Jesus’ name.


1. Every spirit of Absalom in my life, die, in the name of Jesus

2. Every spirit of unforgiveness in my foundation, I reject you, die, in the name of Jesus.
3. Every spirit of backwardness, you are not my portion, die, in the name of Jesus.

4. Spirit of retaliation inside of me, die, in the name of Jesus.

5. Vagabond spirit in me, I hate you, die, in the name of Jesus.
6. I shall not be a cast away, in the name of Jesus.
7. Shall not lose my godly inheritance, in the name of Jesus.