MFM MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR AUGUST 13, 2023 (TAKE THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT II)
TOPIC : TAKE THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT (II)
Memory Psalm 149:6
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand…
Motivational Quote: God’s word is life unto those who find it, and health to their flesh.
Prophetic word for today
God’s word in your mouth shall not retum unto you void, but shall accomplish its purpose, in the name of Jesus.
Fire Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11
Praise & Worship
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Proverbs 20 – 21; Revelation 1 – 2
It was common in the olden days to defend oneself with physical weapons like the sword. The problem is that such swords can only be used for physical wars. However, there is a sword that can be used to fight both visible and invisible wars. It is the Sword of the Spirit.
Jesus used this sword to defend himself when satan tempted him after his fast (Matt. 4:1-11), and it proved very effective, as the devil later left him. You should learn to use the word to defend yourself in challenging situations, instead of panicking and chasing after carnal solutions only.
Do you feel discomfort in any part of your body? Tell your body you have been healed by the stripes of Jesus (1 Pet. 2:24). Is the devil trying to put fear in your mind concerning a decision or action you should take? Declare that you have not been given the spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of a sound mind (2 Tim. 1:7). Are you being tempted to fomicate?
Then flee! (1 Cor. 6:18); don’t wait to negotiate with the tempter. Are you faced with financial challenges? Declare that Jesus, by virtue of all He passed through, has made you rich (2 Cor. 8:9); claim your blessings in faith according to God’s word that says he that sows abundantly shall reap abundantly (2 Cor. 9:6). There is no problem that has no solution in the Word. The Word of God is your defence. Use the Sword of the Spirit to “execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute upon them the judgment written” (Psalm 149:7-9). Take up the Sword of the Spirit today, and let God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
MFM DAILY PRAYER POINTS 13TH AUGUST 2023
1. My ears are inclined to the word of God, in the name of Jesus.
2. O Lord, empower me to be a doer of your word, in the name of Jesus.
3. Father, make me Your battle axe, in the name of Jesus.
4. I scatter every evil association against me, in the name of Jesus.
5. Every evil counsel taken against me shall come to naught, in the name of Jesus.
6. I cast down every imagination exalting itself against the knowledge of God in my life, in the name of Jesus.
7. All things shall work together for my good, in the name of Jesus.
Mountain Top Life Is a Daily Devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)