MFM Daily Devotional 20 August 2022
TOPIC: Signs of the Times (III)
Luke 21:28 “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up and lift up your heads for your redemption draweth nigh.”
Preparing yourself for eternity is the greatest preparation you can ever
The arrow of spiritual slumber shall not prosper against you, in the name of Jesus.
PRAISE & WORSHIP
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Chronicles 10-12; 1 Corinthians 14:1-19; Proverbs 20:15-24
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Luke 21:5-13
5 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,
6 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.
13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
MFM Daily Devotional 20 August 2022 MESSAGE
We need to be mindful more than ever before of the fact that we are drawing gradually to the end of times because of the numerous signs happening around the world today. While these signs are manifesting without inhibitions, countless number of men whose mind have been darkened by the devil are pretending not to see them.
Clearly, Jesus Christ mentioned famines (Matt. 24:7) as part of the signs of the times. And it is evident that there is chronic famine in many nations of the world today which has even been aggravated by the pandemic. It is so critical that, in some countries, people are making food from mud and they call such zero-nutrient food mud cookies. Others make meals from clay turned to powder and later mixed with salt.
In other places people are eating rotten meat and in some places too families go to garbage dump to search for leftover food which they cook again and then eat. And there is another country where children practically eat the dust of the earth as their meal. However, to believers, this is the promise of God for you and me: “They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied” (Ps 37:19).
Furthermore, Jesus listed pestilences (Matt. 24:7) as another signs of the times. What is pestilence from biblical perspective? Pestilence is a devastating disaster, usually a disease that is either endemic or pandemic in nature. Pestilence is contagious, virulent, and brutal. Africans cannot forget in a hurry the Ebola scourge, and at present the whole world has been suffering from different variants and waves of Covid-19.
Earthquakes (Matt. 24:7) is also given as one of the signs. In the world today, many countries have experienced different magnitudes of earthquakes. Even in this country, there was earth tremor that happened in one of our cities not quite long. Beloved, I believe you are following this mini exposition on The Signs of the Times.
Christ Jesus can appear any moment from now. Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour? If your answer is No, please fall on your knees right now and cry to Him for the deliverance of your soul.
MFM Devotional 20 August 2022 PRAYER POINTS
1. Holy Spirit of God, possess my spirit, soul and body, in the name of Jesus.
2. Powers labouring night and day to weaken my spiritual life, die by fire, in the name of Jesus.
3. Grace to finish well, envelope my life, in the name of Jesus.
4. Battle from the pit of hell against my soul, die, in the name of Jesus.
5. Whether the devil likes it or not, I shall end my journey well in the Lord, in the name of Jesus.
6. Agenda of wasters upon my life and destiny, scatter by fire in the name of Jesus. 7. I receive grace to remain steadfast in the Lord till the end, in the name of Jesus.