TOPIC: THE ROOT OF INIQUITY
Fire Scripture: Psalm 51:1-10
Iniquity literally means “not just.” The word “iniquity” can also be used to say that something lacks moral or spiritual principles. As found in the Bible, iniquity is defined as being wicked or immoral in nature or character.
Primarily, it indicates not an action, but the character of an action, and is so distinguished from sin. Psalm 32:5 says, “I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.” Iniquity is the act of committing wilful sin against God. It is what exists in man that gives him the tendency to sin. It involves the attitudes of the heart.
The Bible specifically identifies the following iniquities: bitterness (Acts 8:23), greed (Acts 8:18–23), lust (Job 31:1–12), and stubbornness (I Samuel 15:23).
When we do things in our own will, leaving the will of God aside, even if that will of ours is good, it is iniquity. That a thing is good does not automatically make it right. Our Lord Jesus explained this in Matthew 7:21–23. Can iniquity be overcome? Yes, it can. Psalm 119:1–3 declares that when we walk in God’s ways, we do no iniquity: “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.” To overcome iniquity, you should also seek to live a Spirit-filled life. Another important step is to access and dwell in God’s secret place. In addition, you should pray always (the prayer of mercy, grace and protection from temptations).
Fill your life with the bread of life by reading and studying your Bible. Guard your heart with all diligence. Put God first in all decisions. Operate every day in the consciousness of heaven. Finally, I would like you to always remember that iniquity is an arch-enemy of answered prayer. David said, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me” (Psalm 66:18).
Memory Verse: Genesis 19:15 “And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.”
Motivational Quote: When you live in the consciousness of the cross, you end in the blessings that it bring.
Prophetic Word: Receive the grace to work out salvation with fear and trembling, in the name of Jesus.
PRAYER POINTS | MFM Devotional for 20th June 2022 Monday
1. Foundation of iniquity in my life, be dismantled by the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
2. Anything calling me into problem with my Creator, I bury you today, in the name of Jesus.
3. Voice of perdition, I will never hear you, disappear, in the name of Jesus.
4. Where is the cleansing blood of the Lamb? Make me whole, in the name of Jesus.
5. I put on the whole armour of Jesus and overcome iniquity, in the name of Jesus.
6. I will not be damned on the Day of Reckoning, in the name of Jesus.
7. Holy Ghost, order my steps, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2Chro 10; 2Chro 11; 2Chro 12