MFM Daily Devotional for 5th January 2021 Message By Dr. D.K Olukoya
Topic: Faith for the Journey (III)
MFM Daily Devotional for 5th January 2021 Outline
In both the Old and New Testaments, God commended and rewarded faith. He still does today. Hebrews 11 catalogues Bible characters who demonstrated great faith in God and achieved supernatural feats. They are called the heroes of faith. They earned an enviable status with God and man through their faith in the Sovereign Lord.
Jesus rebuked those who lacked faith while He commended and greatly rewarded those who exercised faith: the leper (Mt. 8:2), the centurion (Mt. 8:10), the ruler (Mt. 9:18), the blind man (Mt. 9:28), the diseased (Mt. 14:36), the Syrophoenician woman (Mt. 15:28), the afﬂicted woman (Mk. 5:28) etc. However, the good news is that God has made special promises to all those who exercise faith, even in this present dispensation.
Let us examine some of the promises and rewards that await you as you exercise faith in the All-Powerful and All-Sufﬁcient God. The ﬁrst beneﬁt you will gain for exercising faith in God is answer to your prayers. At the tomb of Lazarus, Jesus said, “Father, I thank Thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always” (John 11:41b and 42a).
He had absolute faith in His Father and that earned Him answers to His prayers all the time. When you demonstrate unwavering faith in God always, you can be sure that He will answer your prayers. Matthew 21:22 afﬁrms this: “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” The second beneﬁt you will derive for exercising faith in God this year and beyond is sonship.
In John 1:12, the Bible says, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” Becoming a child of God and heir to the Kingdom comes through faith. Sonship gives you access to the inheritance of the saints. It is a special status for which you should always be thankful to God.
Dearly beloved, let your faith have works, and expect handsome rewards from God for your genuine faith. You are a huge blessing to your generation through faith in Him who can do all things.
The just shall live by faith.
I pray that heaven shall give you the faith to achieve your nextlevel dreams, in the name of Jesus.
HYMN – HAVE FAITH IN GOD
1. Have faith in God when your pathway is lonely,
He sees and knows all the way you have trod;
Never alone are the least of His children;
Have faith in God, have faith in God
Have faith in God,
He’s on His throne;
Have faith in God,
He watcheth o’er His own;
He cannot fail,
He must prevail;
Have faith in God,
have faith in God.
2. Have faith in God when your prayers are unanswered,
Your earnest plea He will never forget;
Wait on the Lord, trust His Word and be patient;
Have faith in God, He’ll answer yet.
3. Have faith in God in your pain and your sorrow,
His heart is touched with your grief and despair;
Cast all your cares and your burdens upon Him,
And leave them there, oh, leave them there.
MFM Daily Devotional for 5th January 2021 PRAYER POINTS
1. I conquer fear and unbelief by the power in the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
2. Hencefor th, I receive immeasurable blessings for the faith that I have in God, in the name of Jesus.
3. My life is a testimony of answered prayers through faith, in the name of Jesus.
4. By faith, I have access to the inheritance of the sons of God, in the name of Jesus.
5. I declare that my faith will not fail, in the name of Jesus.
6. Father, give me the faith that defeats worry, in the name of Jesus.
7. Father, help me to walk consistently by faith in Your word, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
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