MFM Daily Devotional May 12, 2022

TOPIC: Holy Spirit: The Power of the Believer (I)

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Judges 14, Judges 15, John 7:14-44, Proverbs 11:29-31, Proverbs 12:1-7

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:1-47 (KJV)

MEMORY VERSE: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” – Acts 1:8

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:
The power of the Holy Spirit separates the fearless from the fearful.

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

PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
Let the Holy Spirit dwell richly in you, in the name of Jesus.

MFM Daily Devotional May 12, 2022 MESSAGE

Many believers are yet to fully understand the significance of the Holy Spirit. To be an effective believer, you need the Holy Spirit. To become what God wants us to be and to do what He wants us to do faithfully, the Holy Spirit must be in absolute control of our lives. No man can know God or relate with Him except by His Spirit. Galatians 6:8 ssys, “For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.”

It is the Holy Spirit that will teach us all things, remind us all things (John 14:26), guide us into all truth (John 16:13), comfort us (John 16:7), fill us (Ephesians 5:18), equip us with spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:4-7) and empower us (Acts 1:8). What more can we say than to acknowledge that He is our all in all.

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Our Lord Jesus gave His disciples the Great Commission of spreading the gospel to the entire world. But before He ascended into heaven, He told them to wait in Jerusalem until they were endued with power from on high, which is the Holy Spirit (Luke 24:29). But before the Holy Spirit came, they had absolutely no power to carry out the assignment. Let us look at what Peter and the other disciples resorted to when they could not fulfil the mission as directed by Jesus.

John 21:3, “Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.” They decided to go back to their old trade of fishing due to lack of power. But when the power came in Acts chapter two, they became entirely new men; bold, fearless and undaunted. Beloved, the most important thing for every believer is to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING

  1. Father Lord, perfect Your good work in my life, in the name of Jesus.
  2. Holy Spirit of the Living God, teach me all things, in the name of Jesus.
  3. Holy Spirit of the Living God, remind me all things, in the name of Jesus.

EVENING

  1. Holy Spirit of the Living God, empower me, in the name of Jesus.
  2. Holy Spirit of the Living God, comfort me, in the name of Jesus.
  3. I refuse to be a lazy Christian, in the name of Jesus.
  4. I bind and cast out every spirit of heaviness, in the name of Jesus.
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