Fire Scripture: Mark 7:24-29

24 And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.

25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:

26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.

27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.

28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs.

29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.

MFM Devotional 16th August 2021 by Pastor D.K Olukoya
God tests the faith of His children. Based on their performance when their faith is tested, He promotes them spiritually and physically. Through the test of faith, God ascertains the believer’s depth in Him, sincerity towards Him and maturity in Him. God tested Abraham’s faith on two major occasions.

First, in Genesis 12, God told him to leave his country, kindred, and father’s house to a land which He would show him. That was a great test of faith. The Bible affirms that Abraham believed and obeyed God and it was accounted to him as righteousness. On another occasion, after Abraham got Isaac at the age of 100, having waited for the promise for decades, God tested Abraham.

He said to him, “Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which l will tell thee of” (Gen. 22:2). Note the words of the above Scripture and God’s clear as well as specific instructions: “thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest”. You can imagine the thoughts of an ordinary Christian in a dilemma like this.

Abraham displayed faith and maturity of a true believer, he did not bother to discuss the matter with Sarah, his wife, because she would have objected to it and argue that God couldn’t have asked for their son as sacrifice, knowing how long it took them to have him. Abraham took his son in obedience to the Mount of Moriah to sacrifice him to God. When Isaac asked his father about the ram they would use, Abraham said that God would provide it.


As he was about to bring down the knife to slaughter Isaac, God’s angel spoke from heaven to stop him and told him to take the ram God had provided to replace his son, Isaac. Abraham passed God’s test of faith on these two occasions. As a result, heaven pronounced mighty blessings on him and his seeds forever. That is why we still talk about and enjoy the Abrahamic covenant till today. Beloved, when God tests your faith, I pray that you will pass and be blessed.

MEMORY VERSE: 1 Peter 1:7- That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto the praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Christ.

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE: The greatest test of faith is when you don’t get what you want, but still you are able to say, “Thank you, Lord.”

PROPHETIC WORD: I decree that any power that is assigned to shipwreck your faith shall die, in the name of Jesus.

HYMN: My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less

1. My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

2. When darkness seems to veil His face
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In ev’ry high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil.
My anchor holds within the veil.

3. His oath, His convenant, and blood,
Support me in the ‘whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way
He then is all my hope and stay.
He then is all my hope and stay.

4. When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
Faultless to stand before the throne.


1. I receive the grace to pass the test of my faith, in the name of Jesus.
2. Father, give me the grace to always obey You unquestioningly, promptly and completely, in the name of Jesus.
3. Father, make me a believer that can give You anything You ask for, in the name of Jesus.

4. Father, make me Your trusted partner in the kingdom project, in the name of Jesus.
5. Father, as I pass Your test of faith, make me a candidate of untold blessings and promotion, in the name of Jesus.
6. O God, by Your name, Jehovah Jireh, visit me today, in the name of Jesus.
7. I declare that Abraham’s blessings are mine today and always, in the name of Jesus.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Habakkuk 1; Habakkuk 2; Habakkuk 3

Also Read: DCLM Daily Manna 16th August 2021 – Steadfastness Under Pressure

MFM Daily Devotional 16th August 2021. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya

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