MFM Daily Devotional 25 February 2024

TOPIC: Hallmarks of True Disciples (II)

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Acts 5:26-41

“Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea.”

Acts 11:29

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

PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: Receive the grace to be Christ’s true soldier, witness and disciple, in the name of Jesus

PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Take praise and worship songs as the Holy Spirit leads you.

MFM Daily Devotional 25 Feb 2024  Message

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

The fifth hallmark of true disciples is that they have a life full 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.

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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 offences they have to suffer because of Christ. In Acts 5, the Bible records that the anointing upon Apostle Peter was so great that his shadow was healing the sick and setting free those who were oppressed of the devil. 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 in the name of Jesus again. In spite of the beating, hostility and persecution, the Bible says that the apostles departed from the presence of the council rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name (Acts 5:41).

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

MFM Daily 25 February 2024 Prayer Points

1. Father, let my life be full of 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.

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

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