MFM Daily Devotional 1 April 2024

TOPIC: Leaders Are Door Openers

FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 16:11-23 (KJV) 
11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.

12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.

13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

14 But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.

15 And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.

16 Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.

17 And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.

18 Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the Lord is with him.

19 Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep.

20 And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.

21 And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.

22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.

23 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.”
Proverbs 29:2

Great leaders lift others up. They are stars in others’ dark skies.

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

God Will You Give Unprecedented Favour with Your Leader or Boss and Use Him or Her to Open Doors of Breakthroughs and Promotion for You, in The Name of Jesus.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Samuel 7, 2 Samuel 8, 2 Samuel 9, 1 John 3, 1 John 4

MFM Daily Devotional 1 April 2024 Message

One of the things that good and righteous leaders do is that they ensure fairness and justice. They take proper care of orphans, widows, the poor and vulnerable as well as the aged. They ensure that such people are not oppressed, deprived of sustenance or abused. They are the defenders of the weak and they demonstrate God’s love.

Also, godly leaders are door-openers and helpers of destiny. They provide other people, young, weak and poor the opportunities to fulfil their dreams and succeed in life. They lift others from insignificance to significance by the grace that God has given to them.

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For example, Prophet Samuel was a prominent spiritual leader in Israel. He was sent to anoint David as the next king of Israel after Saul. He did the assignment impressively. Thereafter, he served as a great mentor to David. He was truly a door-opener for young David. The Bible affirms that from the day Samuel anointed David, the Spirit of God rested on him. David also sought Samuel’s counsel and protection when King Saul began to seek his life to destroy.

King Ahauserus was another leader that God used as a door opener for Esther, who rose from being an insignificant slave girl to becoming a queen in Shushan because the king preferred and chose her in the beauty contest. The same king could not sleep, one night, until he called for the Book of remembrance and promoted Mordecai. The king opened the door of promotion, honour and greatness for Mordecai, Esther and, by extension, the Jews in his realm.

David was another leader who was greatly used by God to open doors for common men and lift them into significance. Joab, Abner and many valiant men of war became notable simply because they identified with David and joined his army. They came to be on the side of the Lord and they and their families got their histories rewritten positively.

Beloved, always pray that God should raise righteous leaders for nations, churches, families and organisations. Also pray fervently that God should grant you uncommon favour with your boss or leader and use him or her to open good doors for you, lift up your head and bless you tremendously.


1. In all facets of life, Father, give us righteous and exemplary leaders, in the name of Jesus.
2. O God, fill all our leaders with the spirit of wisdom and compassion, in the name of Jesus.
3. Father, use my leader or boss to open great doors for me in life, in the name of Jesus.

4. Covenants and curses assigned to turn my leader and destiny helper against me, break, in the name of
5. Arrows of unexplainable error, hatred and rejection, I am not your candidate, die now, in the name of Jesus.
6. Father, make me loyal and profitable to my leader and boss, in the name of Jesus.
7. Father, grant me uncommon favour with my leader and boss, in the name of Jesus.