MFM Daily Devotional 23 February 2022
TOPIC: Developing A Holy Lifestyle
MEMORY VERSE: 2 Corinthians 7:1 “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES: Without holiness on earth, we shall never be prepared to enjoy heaven. Heaven is a holy place.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: I decree that the grace to live a life of holiness and end well without spot, wrinkle and blemish is given to you, henceforth, in the Name of Jesus.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit
FIRE SCRIPTURE: John 14:1-4
1“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
MFM Daily Devotional 23 February 2022 MESSAGE
In John 14:1-4, our Fire Scripture for today, Jesus promised that He would go to the Father and prepare a mansion for us (believers). The place called heaven has no darkness, pain or sorrow. The Bible affirms that no unclean thing shall enter or be found there (Isaiah 35:8). For you to inherit the promise and the mansion that Jesus has gone to prepare, you must live a holy life.
The Bible says, “Examine yourself to know if you are still in faith” (2 Corinthians 13:5). Someone also said that an unexamined life is not worth living. Holiness is the essential condition for one to enter heaven. Are you holy? Holiness relates to your spiritual and physical lives. Your thoughts must be holy and pure. Your speech must be godly and in conformity with the Bible. Your deeds and actions must be Christlike.
As our memory verse says, you must cleanse yourself of the filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. You must make a clean break from all forms of ungodly compromise.
Do not say, “After all, I am only going to do it once. It is only today and I won’t do it again.” Don’t let the devil deceive you. Adam and Eve fell once and they lost their dominion, inheritance as well as fellowship with God and paradise. The Bible says that we are debtors not to the flesh.
The flesh is the root cause of sin in man. That is why I have always said that the flesh must die. It is the Holy Spirit in you that will give you the grace to mortify the flesh. How can you mortify the flesh?
First, you should continually resist the desires of the flesh. Refuse to lend your eyes, ears, mind and body to sin.
Second, study the Word of God daily, meditate on it, memorise it and let it renew your mind. The Word of God has the power to sanctify your body, soul and spirit.
Third, you must be in the spirit daily. Live the life of consecration, presenting your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, and pray without ceasing.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:Numbers 7–8; Mark 4:21–41
1. Anything in me hindering me from studying my Bible, die, in the Name of Jesus.
2. Nature of God, manifest in my life, in the Name of Jesus.
3. Holy Spirit, destroy every love for sin in me, in the Name of Jesus.
4. (Lay your right hand on your chest) My life, stop every cooperation with the devil, in the Name of Jesus.
5. I resist the devil in every area of my life, in the Name of Jesus.
6. O God, please make me holy, in the Name of Jesus.
7. Holy Spirit, produce your fruit in my life, in the Name of Jesus.