MFM Devotional 22nd January 2023: Lessons From The Life of Joseph of Arimathea 3
Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional for Sunday 22 January 2023
Read and Digest Today’s MFM Daily Devotional for 22nd January 2023 written by Pastor D.K. Olukoya. GOD bless you as you study, Amen.
TOPIC: LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA (III).
Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya(DKO)
Bible In One Year: Exodus 4–6; Matthew 14:22–36
Jeremiah 1:11 – “Moreover the Word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree.”
If you can see it, you can have it.
Prophetic word for Today:
Receive divine foresight to be correctly positioned for your miracles, in the Name of Jesus.
Fire Scripture: Matthew 27:57-60
57 That evening a rich man named Joseph came to Jerusalem. He was a follower of Jesus from the town of Arimathea. 58 He went to Pilate and asked to have Jesus’ body. Pilate gave orders for the soldiers to give Jesus’ body to him. 59 Then Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a new linen cloth. 60 He put Jesus’ body in a new tomb that he had dug in a wall of rock. Then he closed the tomb by rolling a very large stone to cover the entrance. After he did this, he went away.
Praise & Worship
MFM Daily Devotional 22 January 2023 Message:
We have been on the study of the life of Joseph of Arimathea. Today, we want to explore another area of his life that could be of great benefit to us.
Joseph of Arimathea’s life exemplified foresight, preparation and correct positioning. He was a man of foresight. He saw beyond the immediate and then aligned to fulfil prophecy. “For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption” (Psalms 16:10).
A prophecy had gone forth that Jesus’ body must not see corruption. However, prophecies do not just get fulfilled on their own without the cooperation of man with God to make them happen. Joseph positioned himself aright to be the one to honour Jesus’ body by giving Him a befitting burial and not allowing Him to see corruption. He stepped out in faith ahead of time by hewing out a new tomb out of the rock to bury Jesus.
While Jesus’ twelve disciples were scattered abroad, clueless on the foregoing circumstances, Joseph had prepared and correctly positioned himself to be there for Jesus. He gave his very best to the Master and wrote his name in gold letters. We are able to read about Joseph today not because he was rich or prominent but because he did not allow the King of Glory to see corruption. He gave the Son of God a grand burial.
Another person who correctly positioned herself as such was Jael. Prophecy had equally gone ahead that a woman would kill Sisera, the enemy of God’s people. She positioned herself to fulfil this prophecy (Judges 4:9,17-22).
Beloved, what do you see? When God is looking for a vessel to use and send, will you be available? How prepared are you for the place God is preparing for you?
May we always be at the right place at the right time, doing the right things, in Jesus’ Name.
PRAYER POINTS FOR 22ND JANUARY 2023:
1. Father, arise and prepare me for what You have prepared for me, in the Name of Jesus.
2. Today, I refuse to be at the right place at the wrong time, in the Name of Jesus.
3. I refuse to be clueless; I receive the foresight to know what to do per time, in the Name of Jesus.
4. I decree that my position will not be taken over by another, in the Name of Jesus.
5. O Lord, give me divine alertness to recognise divine opportunities, in the Name of Jesus.
6. O Lord, give me the ability that is equal to my opportunities, in the Name of Jesus.
7. I pursue, overtake and recover every lost opportunity, in the Name of Jesus.