The theme for MFM Daily Devotional November 25 2022 is ”Divine Confidence (II)”
Here is today’s MFM daily devotional designed for your today’s spiritual refreshment. Kindly read today’s teaching by Dr DK Olukoya, meditate on the word of God and endeavour to act in accordance with them. As you start your day with God through his word, may he go before you to perfect all you have to do today.
Read MFM Daily Devotional November 25 2022.
SCRIPTURE: “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.” – Daniel 3:17
In continuation of our discourse on divine confidence, let us examine the case of the three Hebrew boys who were originally named, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, but renamed Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego according to the Babylonian culture. Thank God these idol glorifying names did not in any way affect their confidence in the Lord God of Israel, whom they believed, even in the face of the fiery furnace of King Nebuchadnezzar. In fact, to be more daring, they cared less, even if God did not deliver them from the fiery furnace, they would rather die than worship the golden image set up by the King. What boldness and uncommon courage! Thank God that they were delivered. Their deliverance did not leave the king the same, he acknowledged and worshipped their God, even promoted them (vs. 28-30).
Have you been confronted with a fiery furnace situation? Can you vouch that if you were to be in the shoes of these Hebrew boys, you wouldn’t deny Jesus? Of course, rather than burn, many fair-weather Christians today would change camp and bow to the golden image. So sad! Many practice lipstick kind of Christianity: they would easily retreat when things are not rosy or going smoothly. Many have forgotten the comforting words of Jesus in John 16:33, In this world ye shall see tribulation, but be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world.” Jesus paid the price for us, while many were yet to know God. It is in these eternal words that we should rest our minds when situations that can tamper with our confidence arise.
Gideon, in Judges 6:12-16, received the divine backing and went to war against the Midianites, and his people were delivered (v.16). Many more instances are present in the Scriptures for us to learn from and maintain our confidence, when we are in right standing with the Lord.
The Bible, from the Old Testament through to the New, gives us many words of assurance if only you can read your Bible, discover these promises and dwell on them: Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and very present help in trouble….”, Romans 8:31 says, “If God be for us, who can be against us…..”. Isaiah 41:10-11, Psalm 27:1-3, and so on.
But remember to guard your mind against fear, worries doubts and anxieties. They are instant robbers of confidence. When you lose your battle from the mind, there is little or nothing that you can achieve in the physical. Are you ready to excercise your divine confidence in the Lord? Then, do away with fear and all doubts, worries, and anxieties. Rather, embrace faith and put your trust absolutely in the Lord! Stand still and get set to conquer giants, pull down strongholds and surmount all barriers and barricades of the enemy. Receive grace and strength for unmatchable confidence in the Lord! (Isaiah 26:3).
- Robbers of divine confidence, die in my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Divine confidence to refuse to bow, possess me now, in the name of Jesus.
- Lord Jesus, increase my faith.
- I perforate the enemy’s pride and cut his head off with his own sword, in the name of Jesus.
- The fire of the wicked shall not burn me, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, give me the right weapon to subdue my unrepentant enemies and destroy them, in the name of Jesus.
- Divine confidence for uncommon victories, come upon me now by fire, in the name of Jesus.