MFM Devotional 12 May 2022: Holy Spirit ~ The Power Of The Believer (I)
Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 12 May 2022 By Dr. D.K Olukoya ~ Holy Spirit ~ The Power Of The Believer (I)
TOPIC: Holy Spirit – The Power Of The Believer (I) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 12 May 2022)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Judges 14, Judges 15, John 7:14-44, Proverbs 11:29-31, Proverbs 12:1-7
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:1-47 (KJV)
1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?
13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
MEMORY VERSE: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” – Acts 1:8
The power of the Holy Spirit separates the fearless from the fearful.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
LET THE HOLY SPIRIT DWELL RICHLY IN YOU, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
MFM Devotional For Today MESSAGE:
Many believers are yet to fully understand the significance of the Holy Spirit. To be an effective believer, you need the Holy Spirit. To become what God wants us to be and to do what He wants us to do faithfully, the Holy Spirit must be in absolute control of our lives. No man can know God or relate with Him except by His Spirit. Galatians 6:8 ssys, “For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.”
It is the Holy Spirit that will teach us all things, remind us all things (John 14:26), guide us into all truth (John 16:13), comfort us (John 16:7), fill us (Ephesians 5:18), equip us with spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:4-7) and empower us (Acts 1:8). What more can we say than to acknowledge that He is our all in all.
Our Lord Jesus gave His disciples the Great Commission of spreading the gospel to the entire world. But before He ascended into heaven, He told them to wait in Jerusalem until they were endued with power from on high, which is the Holy Spirit (Luke 24:29). But before the Holy Spirit came, they had absolutely no power to carry out the assignment. Let us look at what Peter and the other disciples resorted to when they could not fulfil the mission as directed by Jesus. John 21:3, “Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.” They decided to go back to their old trade of fishing due to lack of power. But when the power came in Acts chapter two, they became entirely new men; bold, fearless and undaunted. Beloved, the most important thing for every believer is to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
- Father Lord, perfect Your good work in my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Spirit of the Living God, teach me all things, in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Spirit of the Living God, remind me all things, in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Spirit of the Living God, empower me, in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Spirit of the Living God, comfort me, in the name of Jesus.
- I refuse to be a lazy Christian, in the name of Jesus.
- I bind and cast out every spirit of heaviness, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
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