Monday 30th September 2019 Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- Matthew 26:31-41
Topic:- Kill That Evil Inspiration
Text:- Matthew 16:22
This is a story that says, “If you fail to kill the evil inspiration, it can kill you.” This story was told by the Reverend of a Church of a domestic disagreement between a husband and his wife.
One morning the man said he was so bitter about his wife, claiming his wife knew she was wrong but refused to apologize. She felt it was a non-issue and the husband should overlook it easily. But to say “I am sorry, darling”, to her husband, it was difficult for her.
Three days on, the malice reigned in the house. The husband said he must get that “I am sorry.” The wife cooked, but husband refused to eat. Every day he came home with food from tantalizer. He boycotted the matrimonial bed. Husband found new friends in the children, same with the wife. By the way, the children were too small to break the ice.
On one faithful Sunday they went to Church in their different cars but sat side by side during service, pretending to be jolly good husband and wife. But after service, the husband went home with the children while she waited for women’s meeting. That day, Satan decided to enter the crevice they allowed in their home, because of evil inspiration that has generated negatively to malice.
The husband was home already. When he perfunctorily checked his phone, his wife had called him thrice. He disregarded calling her back. The wife drove in some forty minutes later. He saw Usman opening the gate for her as his phone went on ringing. He checked it. It was his wife. She was in her car at the garage already. What is she calling me for? “Foolish and stubborn wife!” he said and ignored her calls. The call went on for a while. He ignored it as he sat with the Tv.
Thirty minutes later, she did not come in. Something told him to go and check. Is she still in the car? Yes she must be there. He called Usman, “Is madam in the car?” few minutes later, Usman rushed in. “Madam dey sleep inside the car o.”
That was when he woke up and rushed downstairs. Asthma! Could she be having her usual attack? Could she have forgotten her inhaler? He quickly took the inhaler and rushed downstairs. When he got there, she was almost breathless. Usman and husband quickly carried her to the back seat and off, he speed like a bat out of hell, to the clinic nearby.
There, madam was confirmed dead! If he had picked her call early enough, probably she could have been saved. When you leave evil inspiration to generate to minor disagreement and to fester for too long, it leads to greater evil or even death.
This type of evil inspiration led Judas Iscariot to ask for money to betray Jesus for arrest and eventually killed and he went and hanged himself. See Matthew 26:14-25, 47-50; 27:3-5.
Also, it was this evil inspiration that led to Peter too, resisting Jesus that he won’t die, thereby, Jesus called him Satan. And not only that alone, he went on to deny Jesus, even to the point of cursing himself, until he wept bitterly and repented. See Matthew 16:21-23; 26:31-35, 69-75.
1. I command every evil inspiration still reigning in my life, what are you waiting for, expire now by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. Oh Lord my God! Give me power to resist every evil inspiration that may come my way henceforth, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. My Father! My Father!! My Father!!! Help me to obey You only and always guide me to listen to You always henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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