Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 7 August 2022 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Fruit Of The Holy Spirit: Temperance (II)
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TOPIC: Fruit Of The Holy Spirit: Temperance (II) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 7 August 2022)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Chronicle 24, 1 Chronicle 25, 1 Chronicle 26, 1 Corinthians 3, Psalm 92:1-15
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Genesis 39:4-12 (KJV)
4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
6 And he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person and well-favoured.
7 And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
8 But he refused, and said unto his master’s wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;
9 There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back anything from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?
10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
11 And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.
12 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
MEMORY VERSE: “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.” – Proverbs 16:32
No man can be said to be strong if he has not mastered the art of temperance.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
YOU SHALL NOT BE A SIGNBOARD FOR SATANIC ADVERTISEMENT, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
MFM Devotional For Today 2022 MESSAGE:
Temperance has to do with self-restraint. That is, one having the ability to subdue his appetite and passion. No man can be considered strong in the true sense of it who has not yet mastered the art of temperance. It is a good thing for one to be blessed with temperance by the Spirit of God.
Walking the pathway of temperance leads to destiny fulfillment, joy, and peace with God and with oneself. Joseph is a perfect example of a man saturated with the fruit of temperance. Mrs. Portiphar offered herself to this young man on a silver platter. Many young men who lack self-control would have fallen for that satanic bait prepared to ruin his destiny and colour his story with the dark paint of regrets and sorrow. Had Joseph displayed a lack of self-control, which is the problem with many believers today, he would have never reached the throne. He would have died in the prison.
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Beloved, if you don’t want to be a casualty in this Christian race, you must anchor the totality of your life to the current of temperance as discharged by the Holy Spirit. Self-control is only bestowed by the Holy Spirit. No man can ever please God, succeed in the Christian walk, excel in life and fulfil his appointment with destiny without self-control.
Failure to cultivate the Holy Spirit’s fruit of temperance will make you a signboard for the works of the flesh as listed in the book of Galatians, “…Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings…” (Galatians 5:19-21). Whosoever engages in any of these fleshly acts will definitely not make heaven. Pray therefore for the in-filling power of the Holy Spirit. In case you are not saved yet, repent today.
There is a simple exercise I would like you to do. Take a pen and list the areas of your life where you lack self-control. Go before the Lord in fasting and prayer and ask for His help to overcome these weaknesses. Pray until you have assurance of positive changes in those areas. The Holy Spirit is always willing to help believers who come to Him with a genuine request for transformation and a more glorious walk with the Lord. He will help you today, in Jesus’ name.
- O Lord, lay Your Hand of fire upon my life, in the name of Jesus.
- My Christian testimony shall not be stained, in the name of Jesus.
- Arrow of error fired against me, backfire, in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Spirit of God, overshadow my life, in the name of Jesus.
- I shall not be a spiritual casualty, in the name of Jesus.
- Glory of the Living God, overshadow my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Powers assigned to mess me up, die by fire, in the name of Jesus.
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