MFM Daily Devotional 16 February 2023
TOPIC: The Complete Armour of God (I)
MEMORY VERSE: 2 Timothy 2:3
Thou, therefore, endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY
The Lord will clothe you with His power and strength to fight and overcome all battles of life, in the name of Jesus.
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 6:10-18
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 22 – 24; 1 Corinthians 6 – 8.
MFM Daily Devotional 16 February 2023 MESSAGE
The Bible makes it clear in verse 12 of today’s Fire Scripture that we are on the battlefield as Christians: “For we wrestle not against flesh….. More importantly, and on a serious note, our wrestling is not against seen powers and entities, but against unseen spiritual powers. In all, we need to be battle ready, not just for a period, but at all times. Apostle Paul implored Timothy to endure hardness as a soldier of Christ as written in our memory verse.
We cannot afford to confront these enemies with ordinary physical strength. Rather, we should go in the might and power of the Most High God, if we must be victorious: “Finally be strong in the Lord…..put on the whole armour….so that you can stand against the wiles of the devil” (verses 11, 13). The Psalmist said, “Some trust in chariots, some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord….they fell, but we stand strong (Ps. 20:7-8).
The physical military armour is that defensive outer covering worn to protect the body, and it is often made with metal to render the opponent’s bullets impenetrable. As Christians, we also have the spiritual armour, which is God’s, and every Christian soldier must endeavour to put it on without fail in order to fight and win these battles.
However, to put on this whole armour, it is important that one stands in righteousness before the Lord, and remain steadfast in faith. This armour is not comparable to that of warriors like Goliath and Saul, whose weight was too heavy for David, because it was man-made. Sad enough, it could not even defend the owner (Goliath). Rather, he fell flat before David. God expects us to be clothed in His armour and be ever ready for battle against the enemies of our souls and salvation.
Beloved, you need to know the components of this whole armour of God and put them on at all times. I pray that you shall not fall a victim in the battlefield of life, in the name of Jesus.
MFM Daily Devotional 16 February 2023 PRAYER POINTS
1. Enemies of my soul, you shall not prosper, by the power of the Almighty, in the name of Jesus.
2. O God, arise and clothe rme with Your power to overcome battles against my soul, in the name of Jesus. 3. Drainer of spiritual strength, you shall not prosper in my life, in the name of Jesus.
4. I receive the power of God to stand strong in the battlefield of life, in the name of Jesus.
5. Sins that weaken, I am not your candidate, jump out of my life and die, in the name of Jesus.
6. I refuse to trust in man or in my own strength, in the name of Jesus.
7. Power to fight and remain standing and strong, come upon me, in the name of Jesus.