The theme for MFM Daily Devotional April 1 2023 is ”Confront And Overcome Your Past (I)”
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 April 2023.
SCRIPTURE: “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” – Proverbs 28:13
A careless and mismanaged yesterday will affect your present and future years in life. That is what we call evil carry over in deliverance. It simply means you have left some issues unattended to or unresolved in your past, and now the consequences are manifesting in your life.
The truth is that it becomes often more difficult when you leave these evils, negative trends and errors of the past uncorrected or broken relationships unrestored. The weight and consequences can be so grave that they can rob you of your peace, hinder your progress and amputate your breakthroughs. Worse still, it can lead to mental, emotional and spiritual afflictions. The best thing, therefore, is to confront them with the power of God and get them resolved.
Consider Jacob in today’s Fire Scripture. He had been living away from his past for many years. He cheated on his brother and collected the blessings due to him. The crux of his ungodly tactics for many years was to outshine his elder brother. To make matters worse, his mother was the evil accomplice that aided him to fully accomplish this sinister motive. The game looked interesting at the beginning, but soon became a serious setback in his later years. For him to proceed, there was Esau, his brother, his past. To meet Esau, he started scheming as usual. Unfortunately, his human gimmicks would not work this time. Even God was waiting to encounter him in a way that he would not remain the same again.
Are you like Jacob? Stop living in denial. Enough of the façade! What are you still grappling with in your past, and it is hitting hard on your present? It is never too late to address it now. You cannot hide from your sins; your sins shall find you out. Cain was found out by the crying blood of his brother. The same happened to Jacob, who thought it was over. Unfortunately, in spite of his achievements, Esau was waiting for him!
According to John 8:36, “Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” As a Christian, you have an opportunity to cry to God in the name of Jesus, and He will show you mercy and deliver you from the evil grip of your past.
- Pray a prayer of confession and repentance. Confess and repent of all sins of the past.
- Father Lord, let Your mercy restore me, in the name of Jesus.
- Lord Jesus, wipe away with Your blood all my past sins and make me clean, in the name of Jesus.
- Powers that want to use my past to torment me, you are liars, die, in the name of Jesus.
- I declare that Jesus has set me free. No evil power can hold me captive, in the name of Jesus.
- By the awesome power of God, I am set free from all errors and bondage of the past, in the name of Jesus.
- As from now, I enter into divine liberty by the power of God, in the name of Jesus.