OFM RHEMA FOR LIVING DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Rhema For Living 26th January 2023 OFM Devotional From The Desk of God’s Oracle, Apostle (Prof) Johnson Suleman. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
TOPIC: Living Like Jesus (5)
BIBLE READING: Exodus 22-24
TEXT: “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith… Hebrews 12 :2.
Rhema For Living 26th January 2023 OFM Devotional MESSAGE
In Matthew 4 :1 – 2; the bible says, “Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.” Hear this, before I state the actual lesson of the day, temptation is common to man. That you are a child of God filled with the Spirit does not exempt you from being tempted.
The difference is that you are at an advantage to overcome them.
From the passage above, we see that Jesus fasted forty days and forty nights meaning He was a man given to fasting. No wonder He was alert in the Spirit, in tune with the Father and made outstanding impact in life in such a short time.
The Bible says, “Moreover when ye fast…” (Matt. 6 :16), not “if you fast”. This means that there is a time to fast and it is mandatory, not optional. God commands it, He chooses it to accomplish His purpose. “Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?” (Isaiah 58 :6).
That was why Jesus replied his disciples when they could not cast out the devil from the lunatic child, “Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting” (Matthew 17 :21).
If you can emulate this lifestyle of Jesus, you will reveal Jesus to the world.
PRAYER: My Father! My Father! As I begin to pray, I receive grace to live like Jesus.
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