January 29, 2023

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE, MFM DAILY DEVOTIONAL (VOLUME 8, JAN-DEC) SATURDAY 21 JANUARY 2023:- LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA (2)

 

 

 

MFM 2023: MY YEAR OF GLORIOUS MANIFESTATION

 

 

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

 


Posted by allcitynews.ng

MFM Topic, Sat 21/01/23:- lessons from the life of Joseph of Arimathea (2)

 


Welcome to MFM Devotional, 21/01/23

 

WORSHIP & PRAISE:

HEAR THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS

1. Hear the footsteps of Jesus,
He is now passing by,
Bearing balm for the wounded,
Healing all who apply;
As He spake to the suff’rer
Who lay at the pool,
He is saying this moment,
Wilt thou be made whole?

Refrain
Wilt thou be made whole?
Wilt thou be made whole?
O come, weary suff’rer,
O come, sin-sick soul;
See the life-stream is flowing,
See the cleansing waves roll,
Step into the current and thou shalt be whole.

2. ’Tis the voice of that Savior,
Whose merciful call
Freely offers salvation
To one and to all;
He is now beck’ning to Him
Each sin-tainted soul,
And lovingly asking,
Wilt thou be made whole? [Refrain]

3. Are you halting and struggling,
Overpowr’d by your sin,
While the waters are troubled
Can you not enter in?
Lo, the Savior stands waiting
To strengthen your soul;
He is earnestly pleading,
Wilt thou be made whole? [Refrain]

4. Blessèd Savior, assist us
To rest on Thy Word;
Let the soul healing power
On us now be outpoured;
Wash away every sin-spot,
Take perfect control,
Say to each trusting spirit,
Thy faith makes thee whole. [Refrain]


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Exodus 1–3; Matthew 14:1–21

MEMORY VERSE:
Matthew 7:7 – “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:
If you are bold enough to ask for it, you can rest assured of having it.

PROPHETIC WORD FOR 21/01/23:
All your heart desires shall receive speedy answers now, in the Name of Jesus.

FIRE SCRIPTURE:
MARK15:43-45 (KJV)

43 Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.

44 And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.

45 And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph


21/01/23 MESSAGE:
Yesterday, we started to look at the life of Joseph of Arimathea. We established the fact that you can be rich and righteous at the same time. You don’t have to live beggarly like Lazarus to make heaven. Today, we want to glean yet more wisdom from this great disciple.

Boldness was a hallmark of this Bible hero. The Word of God records this: “Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.”

There was a time in his life when he was fearful of the Jews and could not boldly identify with Jesus publicly. John 19:38 confirms this “And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews…”. But a time came that he could not hide his Christian faith anymore. He made his allegiance to Jesus known to all because God has not given us the spirit of fear. This, he displayed when he refused to consent to the wicked deeds of the Sanhedrin and also when he boldly asked for Jesus’ body for burial.

We need to let the world know that we are Christians and we must be bold about it. The more you keep your Christian faith secret, the more sin and worldliness will bring its manipulative wiles to your doorstep.

Another lesson to learn is his bold attitude. He made his request known boldly and Pilate obliged him. He asked and he received.

Have you taken time to pray about that heart desire of yours or do you just sit still complaining about it? Come boldly today to the throne of grace because the Scriptures assure us saying, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us:” (1 John 5:14).

Stop murmuring: pray to God about it; hold Him by His Word; open your mouth wide and ask for help. Remember that when we pray, God answers us.

PRAYER POINTS:
MORNING
1. Power to pray and receive answers speedily, come upon me today, in the name of Jesus.

2. O God, arise and let people cooperate with You to bring speedy answers to my petitions, in the name of Jesus.

3. By the power that divided Jordan, let my way be opened today, in the name of Jesus.

EVENING
4. Arrows of fearfulness and bewitchment, I am not your candidate, backfire, in the name of Jesus.

5. Spirit of discouragement in the place of prayer, die, in the name of Jesus.

6. My prayer altar, receive fire, in the name of Jesus.

7. Bring your personal petition to God in prayer.

Special Notice by allcitynews.ng:
Salvation of your soul is very vital to God.

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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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