TOPIC: THE CHILDREN’S BREAD
Fire Scripture: Mathew 15:22– 28
Today’s message is a three-in-one lesson that all true believers in Christ should learn from. This was a woman who was not from the Jewish nation, a Canaanite, forbidden of the Lord to come into the assembly of the children of God. However, her daughter needed healing, even deliverance from demonic afﬂiction (Matthew 15:22).
She cried to Jesus for help, “Have mercy on me O Lord…” She recognized Jesus as Lord and acknowledged Him as the Merciful One, the mighty Healer, the Great Physician! The disciples told Jesus to send her away because she would not stop following them as she cried for mercy. Jesus turned and told her words that ordinarily could break her heart and cause her to turn back (Matthew 15 vs. 24).
Rather than turn back or be disappointed and discouraged, the Bible afﬁrms that “she worshipped Him and said, “O Lord, help me.” What a broken woman with a contrite spirit (Ps 34:17). Jesus spoke again, telling the woman that healing, which is the children’s bread, is not for the dogs but only meant for the lost sheep of the house of Israel to which He is sent.
Doggedly, the woman refused to give up her quest for mercy and intervention. She humbly responded that even the dogs could eat the crumbs from the table. With this level of brokenness and faith, Jesus couldn’t cast her away.
Dear reader, can you stand anyone calling or referring to you as a “dog”? Can you afford to pull off your proud garment and humble yourself as a price and a sacriﬁce for your miracles? This was a woman whose faith Jesus described as “a great faith”. This uncommon humility and revelational knowledge coupled with holy persistence became the divine keys that opened the door for the instant miraculous healing of her daughter.
This Canaanite woman remains a godly point of reference for all believers and unbelievers. Jesus knew her mind. Perhaps it was a test of her faith. The beautiful side of it is that this woman did not see or hear any offensive word from the Lord. Rather, she spoke faith-boosting words and clung to the Master. Her story and her child’s situation changed for the best. You will not lose or waste any divine opportunity, in the name of Jesus.
Memory Verse: Psalm 103:2-3 – Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not his benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.
The biggest obstacle to obtaining God’s help is our own pride; the widest doorway to access His help is our humility.
The mercy of God shall locate you today, and you shall receive uncommon breakthroughs, in the name of Jesus.
HYMN: The great Physician now is near
1. The great Physician now is near,
Thy sympathizing Jesus;
He speaks the drooping hear to cheer,
Oh hear the voice of Jesus.
Sweetest note in seraph song,
Sweetest name on mortal tongue
Sweetest carol ever sung,
Jesus, blessed Jesus.
2. Your many sins are all forgiv’n,
Oh, hear the voice of Jesus;
Go on your way in peace to heav’n,
And wear a crown with Jesus.
3. All glory to the dying Lamb!
I now believe in Jesus:
I love the blessed Savior’s name,
I love the name of Jesus..
4. His name dispels my guilt and fear,
No other name but Jesus,
Oh! how my soul delights to hear
The precious name of Jesus.
MFM DAILY DEVOTIONAL PRAYER POINTS
1. I command every sickness resident in my body to jump out by fire, in the name of Jesus.
2. Every habitation of infirmity in my body, become desolate, in the name of Jesus.
3. Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; deliver me, O Lord, and I shall be delivered, in the name of Jesus.
4. Healing is my heritage. I claim it now by the mercy of God, in the name of Jesus.
5. Fire of healing, overshadow me now, in the name of Jesus.
6. Root of sickness, be uprooted by fire, in the name of Jesus.
7. My health shall spring forth speedily, by the power in the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Neh 6; Neh 7
Thank you for your time in reading Today’s MFM Devotional 22 September 2021 Wednesday | The Children’s Bread