Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 4 August 2021 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Leadership Lessons From Bible Characters (IV)
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TOPIC: Leadership Lessons From Bible Characters IV (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 4 August 2021)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 4-6
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 11:23-29
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
MEMORY VERSE: “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” – John 10:11
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
THE SERVANT RIDING ON THE HORSE OF YOUR DESTINY IS DESTROYED NOW, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
An outstanding attribute of great leaders is that they are usually willing to stick up and sacrifice their all for their people. When God called Moses in Exodus 3, he gave several excuses on his unwillingness to carry out the divine assignment. God went on to convince him and he eventually agreed. Moses turned out to be one of the greatest leaders in history. His people, the Israelites, had been in bandage for 430 years and God enlisted him to lead them to freedom. Moses had great faith in Jehovah and great love for his people. He faced Pharaoh with God’s message, “Let my people go.” As a leader he bore the burden of leading a stiff-necked people who annoyed God several times because of their unbelief, ingratitude and sins. Moses had to intercede for them and told God to wipe him out of His book instead of destroying the Israelites. He was a man who knew how to stand in the gap.
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Jesus also stands out as a leader who sacrificed all for mankind. He is the Great Shepherd who gave His life as ransom to redeem His sheep. No leader will ever be able to match the feat that Jesus performed. All had sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. God’s unparalleled love made Him to give His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross at Calvary. Jesus did not only give Himself, He gave His all.
Similarly, other leaders like Nehemiah and Gideon paid the price of leadership by sacrificing all for the cause they believed and the people they were called to lead. They confronted and conquered formidable oppositions and earned victory and glory for Fod. The same is true of Joshua, Moses’ successor, Hezekiah, Jehoshaphat, Deborah and Barak. The list is endless. Beloved, self-sacrifice is the price of great leadership. Are you willing to love those you lead as Jesus loved us and gave His life for us?
- Father, make me a committed and dependable leader, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, give me the grace to be a sacrificial and self-sacrificing leader, in the name of Jesus.
- My name shall not enter into the book of failed leaders, in the name of Jesus.
- I receive the grace to model Jesus Christ in leadership, in the name of Jesus.
- Father, help me to stand in the gap for the people You have given me to lead, in the name of Jesus.
- O God, give me the wisdom to disciple men and women who will make heaven, in the name of Jesus.
- Powers that want my investment and effort in leadership to be in vain, die by fire, 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)
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