MFM Daily Devotional 27 October 2023
TOPIC: The Power Of Discipleship (II)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Lamentations 1, Lamentations 2, Romans 12, Romans 13
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 2 Kings 2:1-22 (KJV)
1 And it came to pass, when the Lord would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.
2 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the Lord hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel.
3 And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Lord will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.
4 And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for the Lord hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho.
5 And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Lord will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.
6 And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the Lord hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on.
7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.
8 And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground.
9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.
10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.
11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.
13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;
14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.
15 And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.
16 And they said unto him, Behold now, there be with thy servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master: lest peradventure the Spirit of the Lord hath taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley. And he said, Ye shall not send.
17 And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not.
18 And when they came again to him, (for he tarried at Jericho,) he said unto them, Did I not say unto you, Go not?
19 And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren.
20 And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him.
21 And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land.
22 So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.
MEMORY VERSE: “And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” – Matthew 4:19 (KJV)
Who you follow determines what follows you.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY
THE POWER TO FOLLOW THE LORD AND FINISH WELL COMES UPON YOU NOW, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
MFM Devotional For Today 2023 MESSAGE:
A disciple attends church regularly to worship God. He will not neglect the assembling of the saints, according to Hebrews 10:25. There is power in being a disciple but many people do not know. So a disciple of Jesus is not one who will say, “I am angry and annoyed, so I am not coming to church.” A disciple follows regularly with other believers, displaying love and unity.
Also, a disciple demonstrates a servant’s heart by helping others in practical ways. He always helps others to do things. Even if he is not asked to help, he wants to help. That is a servant-hearted disciple.
Jesus called His disciples unto Him and told them, “The greatest person is the person with a servant heart.” A disciple gives regularly and honours God with his substance. He pays the correct tithe, and delightfully gives offerings because he is grateful to his Master. A disciple will demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness: against such there is no law (Galatians 5:22-23).
God is speaking to you today. Have you become a mountain of disappointment to the Lord? Are you an evangelist that is not evangelising? The cry today is loud and clear. God is looking for disciples who will follow Him 24/7. He is looking for those who will not follow the world but will give up anything to follow Him.
Without being true disciples of Christ, we cannot confront the rage of the enemy that is rising against us everyday. How sad will it be when God is calling us to fruitfulness in the things of God and we have nothing to deliver!
Beloved, can you not see how fast the time is flying? Can you not see the purposeless Christianity that is all around us? Can you not see how idle Christians have become? Can you not see that disappointment in the face of the Almighty?
This is why, today, you need to call on the chief disciple – the Holy Ghost. The more you are full of the Holy Ghost, the more certain things cannot enter into your life again.
- Holy Ghost, overshadow my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Sing the song “Turn me to fire, turn me to fire, turn me to fire o Lord” 10 aggressive times and repeat the first prayer.
- Powers mocking God in my life, your time is up, die, in the name of Jesus.
- O God, arise, pass through where You have never passed through before in my life, in the name of Jesus.
- I pull down the power of envious witchcraft, in the name of Jesus.
- Pot of affliction cooking my affairs, break, in the name of Jesus.
- My glory, hear the word of the Lord, speak this year, in the name of Jesus.