TOPIC: Healing From The Wounds Of Self-Guilt (II) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 13 June 2021)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Proverbs 25-26
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Romans 8:1-17
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
MEMORY VERSE: “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” – Galatians 5:1
Guilt is toxic and cuts like a knife. It results in self-harm. Stop blaming yourself over things you cannot control. Forgive yourself and others. Hand the burden over to God and experience divine freedom.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
WHATEVER IS PREVENTING YOU FROM ENJOYING THE FULLNESS OF GOD’S LOVE AND GOODNESS IN YOUR LIFE IS HEREBY TERMINATED, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
Self-guilt is self-torture. Inability to take time enough to pray and meditate on issues, no matter the seriousness of it, has caused many people to end up as emotional wrecks. This emotional stress leads to strange illnesses, and make people spiritually disconnected from God. Imagine this true life scenario between a man and his wife:
The husband stormed out of the house in anger, after a hot argument between both of them. She went about doing her normal chores, having put behind her the whole episode. Not too long, she got a call that she was needed at the hospital because her husband had an accident on his way to work. She couldn’t believe her ears! What happened? Many questions were racing through her mind. Then the guilt trip: “Maybe I was the cause! Had I known, I would have avoided the misunderstanding argument in the morning. I got him all upset. I am the cause!”
No amount of counsel could convince her otherwise. Unfortunately, her husband, now in coma could not help calm her mind and free her of this self-blame and self-condemnation. Not even her pastor and children! She got so much consumed with self-guilt, and ended up in a condition that was worse than her husband’s. She could not think of other possible causes of that accident.
Many persons are in this same condition of self-guilt. They suffer from a self-imposed judgement. It is a deception and lie of the enemy to turn a person against himself, and eventually subject himself to self-torture and self-destruction.
Self-guilt, if not handled with godly counsel, will create emotional wounds which may affect the entire wellbeing of the person. Inability to forgive oneself is a negative spirit indeed! It could degenerate into self-hate, suicidal thoughts and eventually, suicide if left unchecked as it happened to Judas who betrayed Jesus Christ our Lord. Self-guilt is evil, a manifestation of the works of the flesh. God detests it, and all who practise it.
Connect to the truth of God’s word and enjoy His peace and love for you.
Blood of Jesus, deliver me from every work of the flesh, in the name of Jesus.
Holy Spirit, burn with Your fire every activity of the flesh in my life, in the name of Jesus.
Deposit of darkness in my life, be destroyed by the fire of God, in the name of Jesus.
O God, arise and help me to discover the truth and live by it, in the name of Jesus.
O Lord, heel me and I shall be healed, in the name of Jesus.
Father, take away from my life every bondage of darkness, in the name of Jesus.
I receive wholeness by the healing power in the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)