MFM Daily Devotional 15 February 2023
TOPIC: Victory Over Indebtedness
MEMORY VERSE: Proverbs 22:7
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE: Debt enslaves; avoid it!
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: I decree that henceforth, you shall live a debt-free life, in the name of word for today: Jesus.
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 2 Kings 4:1-7
4 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the Lord: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.
2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.
3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.
5 So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.
6 And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.
7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 19 -21; 1 Corinthians 3 – 5.
MFM Daily Devotional 15 February 2023 MESSAGE
God does not want His children to be debtors (Romans 13:8). That is why, in Deuteronomy 28:126, He said, “Thou shall lend unto nations and shall not borrow.” It is a blessing that God pronounced and conferred on obedient believers. Hence, the will of our all-sufficient God is that His children should live in abundance, not lack.
He assured that even in the time of farmine, His own children will be satisfied. Why then do some believers find themselves in debt? Some debts are so huge that the debtors die trying to pay back while some become bad debts.
The first reason some believers become debtors is that they do not know their rights and kingdom inheritance. You need to know that something belongs to you before you can claim or possess it. The will of God for you as a New Testament believer is that you lend to others and nations and not borrow.
The second reason is the poor knowledge of God’s word on the part of such believers as well as their failure to apply the principles that govern financial prosperity in His kingdom. You will continuously prosper as long as you apply those biblical principles. Some of such principles include the law of sowing and resping, counting cost, resource management, goal setting. financial planning and prudence.
The third reason is stinginess towards God. Many believers who fail to pay their tithes, give offerings and first fruits only open their finances to devourers, the spirit of indebtedness and financial wastage. For this reason, many are caught in the trap of unexplainable financial losses, unending borrowing and diverse financial problems today. They close the heavens over their lives by their own misdeed and disobedience.
The fourth reason is some believers’ failure to effectively manage the resources God gave them. Many people are wasteful spenders and do to live within their income. The law of prudence requires that you should not eat with your ten fingers and should not consume your seeds. Rather, you should set part of your income aside for saving and investment. You should also cut out unnecessary spending and focus on needs not wants. Beloved, avoid spending money on frivolities, impulse buying and indiscriminate use of credit facility. Debt is avoidable. Be wise and disciplined! God has promised to bless His children abundantly.
MFM Daily Devotional 15 February 2023 PRAYER POINTS
1. I break the covenant of lack and indebtedness, by the power in the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus. 2. I break the curse of indebtedness operating in my life, in the name of Jesus.
3. O God, bless me and make me a lender, not a borrower, in the name of Jesus.
4. Doorway of indebtedness in my life, I close you now, by the power in the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
5. Spirit of waste and desolation that leads to indebtedness, die and release me, in the name of Jesus. 6. Father, deliver me from stinginess and open the door of prosperity for me, in the name of Jesus.
7. I overcome the spirit of indebtedness, by the blood of Jesus and by the word of my testimony, in the name of Jesus.