August 9, 2022




Written by Dr D.K. Olukoya, General Overseer, MFM worldwide



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MFM topic for Sat 6 August 2022: fruit of the Holy Spirit: temperance (1)






WELCOME to MFM Devotional, 06/08/22

1 Chronicles 22; 1 Chronicles 23, 1 Corinthians 2:6-16: Psalm 91:9-16

Proverbs 25:28 “ He that has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.”

A man who has conquered self will have no problem conquering the world

You will not become the enemy of your destiny, in the name of Jesus.

Galatians 5:21-26


O Worship The Lord In The Beauty of Holiness Lyrics
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!
Bow down before him, his glory proclaim;
with gold of obedience, and incense of lowliness,
kneel and adore him: the Lord is his Name!

2. Low at his feet lay thy burden of carefulness,
high on his heart he will bear it for thee,
and comfort thy sorrows, and answer thy prayerfulness,
guiding thy steps as may best for thee be.

3. Fear not to enter his courts in the slenderness
of the poor wealth thou wouldst reckon as thine;
for truth in its beauty, and love in its tenderness,
these are the offerings to lay on his shrine.

4. These, though we bring them in trembling and fearfulness,
he will accept for the Name that is dear;
mornings of joy give for evenings of tearfulness,
trust for our trembling and hope for our fear.


Temperance, simply put, means self-control. It carries the sense of some one who has mastered his passions and desires as well as the person who effectively controls his sensual cravings. From world history and biblical perspective, the fact has been established that those who conquered their worlds are men and women who have the virtue of self control.

That is, people who have first conquered themselves. It takes self-control to succeed virtually in every area of life. Many great souls, whose name adorn the biblical hall of fame, were men who made TEMPERANCE their watchword.

Beloved, I believe you know that those who squandered the investment of God upon their lives; those who broke the heart of God, grieved the Holy Spirit and made heaven weep were men cast the virtue of self-control out of the equation of their lives. As it happened then, so it is now. Any Christian who lacks self-control is a pain to the heart the Master. Many of the sins and iniquities that we see in Christendom today are directly linked to lack of self-control.

It was lack of self-control that made Samson end as a victim of life. Gehazi lost a glorious ministry on the dark altar of greed and covetnousness, simply because he lacked self-control. King Saul failed because of the lack of self-control. Judas Iscariot ended shamefully after experiencing the power of the world to come because his life was void of self-control of self-control.

Demas turned back to the world after a meritorious Christian service with the great Apostle Paul because his self-control suffered a ship wreck and his destiny damaged permanentely. I believe you can now understand the shame, sorrow and stigma that lack of temperance can cause a person.

The Holy Bible says anyone who lacks self-control is like a city whose wall has broken down. This lack of protection will allow any evil to easily gain access. Temperance is a wall of protection against satanic invasion of one’s life. Do you have self-control?


1. Every work of the flesh reigning in my life, die by fire, in the name of Jesus

2. Holy Ghost fire, deliver me from the weakness assigned to rubbish my life, in the name of Jesus.

3. Blood of Jesus, saturate my life, in the name or Jesus.


4. Grip of darkness upon my life, break, in the name of Jesus.

5. No weakness shall send me to hell fire, in the name of Jesus.

6. My life, receive fresh fire, in the name of Jesus.

7. O Lord, keep me standing to the end, in the name of Jesus. Special Notice:-
Salvation of your soul is very vital to God.

Beloved Reader, Remember! John 3:3 says, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless ye are born again, ye cannot see the kingdom of God.”

If you are ready to give your life to Christ Jesus, please pray the displayed prayer below in faith:

Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I confess all my sin, have mercy on me, forgive me all my sin. Lord Jesus come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to set me free. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.

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