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Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 25 February 2024 By Dr. D.K Olukoya: Hallmarks Of True Disciples (2)

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TOPIC: Hallmarks Of True Disciples (2) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 25 February 2024)

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 13, Deuteronomy 14, Deuteronomy 15, 2 Corinthians 12, 2 Corinthians 13

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Acts 5:26-41 (KJV)

26 Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.

27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them,

28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? And, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.

29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered, saying, We ought to obey God rather than men.

30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.

31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, to give repentance to Israel and forgive sins.

32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Ghost, whom God has given to them that obey him.

33 When they heard that, they were cut to the heart and took counsel to slay them.

34 Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space;

35 And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men.

36 For before these days rose Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom several men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to naught.

37 After this man rose Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away many people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.

38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to naught:

39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.

40 And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.

MEMORY VERSE: “Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:” – Acts 11:29 (KJV)

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:
Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.

PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.

PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY
RECEIVE THE GRACE TO BE CHRIST’S TRUE SOLDIER, WITNESS, AND DISCIPLE IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

MFM Devotional For Today 2023 MESSAGE:

Yesterday, we established the timeless truth that becoming true disciples of Christ and helping converts to become disciples are two significant goals we should seek to achieve. We also began to examine the hallmarks of faithful disciples and how we can be one. We will continue and conclude that discourse today.

Also Read: MFM Devotional 24 February 2024: Hallmarks Of True Disciples (1)

The fifth hallmark of true disciples is that they have a life of good works. In Acts 9:36, the Bible says, “Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.” The Bible records that this female disciple of Jesus fell sick and died. Having touched so many lives positively while alive, her good works spoke for her. People sent for Apostle Peter, who prayed and raised her back to life. Sixth, true disciples of Jesus contribute according to their possibilities. They prove their loyalty to Jesus by worshipping Him with their substance and giving to His work or cause. In Acts 11:29, the Bible affirms, “Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judea.”

The seventh hallmark of true disciples is that they voluntarily face the offenses they have to suffer because of Christ. In Acts 5, the Bible records that the anointing of Apostle Peter was so great that his shadow healed the sick and set free those whom the devil oppressed. The exploits of the apostles enraged the high priest. He arrested and imprisoned the apostles. God sent His angel to deliver His men from the prison. The apostles were undeterred and unperturbed. They still went on to preach God’s Word in Jesus’ Name. The rulers beat the apostles and commanded them not to preach again in the Name of Jesus. Despite the beating, hostility, and persecution, the Bible says that the apostles departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were worthy to suffer shame for his Name (Acts 5:41).

Beloved, I encourage you to become a true disciple today. I also urgencourage you to engage in soul-winning daily and make disciples of converts that the Lord brings your way. Your reward shall be great here and in heaven, in Jesus’ Name.

PRAYER POINTS:

MORNING

  1. Father, let my life be all good works in the Name of Jesus.
  2. I receive the grace to endure hardship and persecution for Christ’s sake, in the Name of Jesus.
  3. Father, touch the hearts of sinners and draw them to Yourself, in the Name of Jesus.

EVENING

  1. I command hindrances and strongholds against discipleship to catch fire and burn to ashes in the Name of Jesus.
  2. Father, send laborers into Your harvest field to increase disciple-makers and intercessors, in the Name of Jesus.
  3. Father, grant me the boldness to share the gospel and disciple others for You in the Name of Jesus.
  4. Father, release fresh anointing and power upon me and other disciple-makers 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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