MFM Daily Devotional for 19th October 2021 – How To Overcome Temptation

MFM Daily Devotional for 19th October 2021

MFM Daily Devotional for 19 October 2021
Mountain Top Life By Dr. D.K Olukoya

Topic: How To Overcome Temptation

Fire Scripture
Heb. 4:14-16; James 1:13-15

MFM Daily Devotional for 19th October 2021 Outline

Temptation is from three major sources: the devil, the world and the flesh. What is temptation? The desire to do or have something that you know is bad or wrong. Temptation comes from evil desires within not from God. It begins with an evil thought, it becomes a sin when we dwell on the thought and allow it to become an action.

Sin grows more destructive the more we let it have its way. Satan that tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden also came to tempt Jesus in the wilderness. What he does is always trying to get us to live in his own way, rather than God’s way When you are tired, lonely, hungry, having emotional stress or faced with uncertainty, then comes the tempter.

Remember when Jesus was tired, lonely etc, the tempter came. We should also remember that temptation itself is not sin but until when we give in and disobey God. Anytime you make your physical needs, desires, possessions, power and pride to be your focus, you will be tempted by satan, man or yourself. The best time to overcome temptation is when the spirit of self-control in you is activated by the Holy Spirit.

You can overcome before it is too late or before it gets out of control. You can also overcome it by not hardening your heart. A hardened heart is as useless as a hardened lump of clay. When someone’s heart becomes hardened, it will be very difficult to connect to God, thus creating a loophole for temptation to overwhelm him or her.

Beloved, before you can be free you must be able to deal with Mr Flesh, praying always, abiding in Christ and enduring in bad times. Always abide in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord will help you. Amen.

Memory verse
James 1:13 – “Let no man say when he is tempted. I am tempted of God for God cannot be tempted with evil neither any man.”

Motivational Quote
You shall overcome and a crown of life is not glory and honour here on earth but the reward of eternal life living with him forever.

Prophetic Word
You shall be an overcomer by the power in the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.

HYMN – My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less

1. My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

CHORUS
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

2. When darkness seems to veil His face
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In ev’ry high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil.
My anchor holds within the veil.

3. His oath, His covenant, and blood,
Support me in the ‘whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way
He then is all my hope and stay.
He then is all my hope and stay.

4. When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
Faultless to stand before the throne.

PRAYER POINTS
MORNING
1) Thou power of temptation in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
2) Every root of sin in my life be uprooted and die, in the name of Jesus.
3) Lion of Judah, swallow my enemies, in the name of Jesus.

EVENING
4) By the power that made heaven and earth, you power of temptation in my life die, in the name of Jesus.
5) Temptation acquired from my family, dry up and die, in the name of Jesus.
6) Blood of Jesus set me free, in the name of Jesus.
7) Power to overcome, enter into my life, in the name of Jesus.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
John 9:1-41 John 10:1-21

MFM Daily Devotional for 19th October 2021 for Tuesday Message. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya.