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TOPIC: Leadership Lessons From Bible Characters (XI) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 11 August 2021)

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 30-31

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:14-47

14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.

16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.

30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

MEMORY VERSE: “And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:” – Luke 22:31

Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.

PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit



Life is full of ups and downs. Leaders who persevere and display resilience are usually outstanding. When adversity comes and everyone think they will give up and go down into extinction, great leaders have a way of bouncing back. This is one of the greatest leadership traits especially in this age of global economic recession, political challenges and the time in church history called the end times.

Someone said that success is not in never falling but rising each time you fall. Peter, the most well-known disciple of Jesus Christ exemplified the truth that leaders recover from failure. He had denied knowing Jesus three times while Jesus was being crucified, though he had told Jesus that, even if it meant having to die, he would never deny Him. When Peter realised his misdeed, he wept bitterly. In Acts 2, the same Peter gave the first sermon after Jesus’ ascension into heaven and thousands of people heard him and were added to the Lord. The leadership lesson here is that leaders don’t become discouraged when they fail. They don’t wallow in self-pity and give up due to the mishap. They pick themselves back up and continue on. Leaders do better next time.

Have you at any time failed in your spiritual walk, leadership assignment or career? Consider it a comma, not a full stop in your life. It is not the end of your story. When you are knocked down, get up and continue with your eyes set on victory and success. Do not give up. If you have to confess your sins, do so and repent from the unrighteous ways. Tell the Holy Spirit to help you. Thank God that Peter did not give up. Nobody knew that the most glorious part of his ministry laid ahead. Thank God that Paul of Tarsus did not end as a persecutor of the church. We would have missed an extraordinary apostle and ministry. Beloved, no matter what the enemy throws at you, pray for the power to bounce back and be better.



Powers assigned to put my life in shambles, you are a liar, die, in the name of Jesus.
Arrow of demotion, I am not your candidate, go back to your sender, in the name of Jesus.
Spirit of rising and falling, depart from me now, in the name of Jesus.

Father, give me the grace to bounce back and be better, in the name of Jesus.
The anointing to be an outright optimist in God, come upon me, in the name of Jesus.
O God that turns hopeless situations around for His children, appear in my life now, in the name of Jesus.
I will not give up, no matter what happens in my journey, I will finish well, 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)




Scripture Reading: Matthew 27

Confession: Colossians 2:14-15 – Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

DAY 3: (Wednesday, August 11, 2021) Break by 2pm [Local Time]

The Bible In 70 Days (Day 3: Genesis 31:17 – 44:10)
Devotional songs

Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving (To be said daily)


Battle against a permanent solution to my problem, scatter by fire, in the name of Jesus.
O God, arise and end the strange curses in my life, in the name of Jesus.
O God, arise and make my problems a forgotten one, in the name of Jesus.
O God arise and clear away my battles, in the name of Jesus.
Powers saying: ‘How will my battles be conquered?’, O God, arise and disappoint them, in the name of Jesus.
Powers caging my helpers, catch fire, in the name of Jesus.
You, the fire of my glory, you must not quench, in the name of Jesus.
Wicked ones, assigned to kill the fire of my glory, dry up, in the name of Jesus.
Powers waiting to say ‘it is finished for me’, die a shameful death, in the name of Jesus.
Powers behind my case and mocking me over my situation, receive the arrow of death, in the name of Jesus.
Battles making everyone that sees me hate me, scatter by fire, in the name of Jesus.
O Lord, let me not be my own enemy when my blessings come, in Jesus’ name.
Powers assigned to cage me in a helpless situation, O God, arise and judge them quickly, in the name of Jesus.
O God, arise and release Your anger against my oppressors, in Jesus’ name.
Powers hiding to destroy me, O God, arise and release Your anger against them, in the name of Jesus.
Demonic cane sent to flog me, backfire, in the name of Jesus.
What the enemy knows about me, that he is using to make me suffer, expire by fire, in the name of Jesus.
Every battle suddenly confronting me, be terminated now, in Jesus’ name.
Powers assigned to make my wine and dine with disgrace, die, in Jesus’ name.
The secret the enemy knows that I do not know and that will make me great; O God, arise, let my enemy forget them and let them be revealed to me, in the name of Jesus.
Powers that want to use my secret to imprison my destiny, O God, beat them to death, in the name of Jesus.
Powers in their wicked hiding place, sending arrows to me, fire of God, consume them, in the name of Jesus.
Whoever is at the point of destroying me, fire of God, consume him, in the name of Jesus.
Evildoers that are restless because of me, let all your wicked efforts revert to you, in the name of Jesus.
Anyone in the room of darkness because of me, O God, arise and use death to clear him away, in the name of Jesus.
Where my enemies say I will never be the head, O Lord, make me the head, in the name of Jesus.
O God, arise and destroy the evil eyes focused on me, in the name of Jesus.
Evil eyes closing the door of my deliverance, catch fire, in the name of Jesus.

Father in the name of Jesus, I thank You for:

Drawing me to prayer and power,
The salvation of my soul,
Baptizing me with the Holy Spirit,
Producing spiritual gifts upon my life,
The fruits of the spirit working in me,
The wonderful gift of praise,
All the ways You have intervened in my affairs,
Your divine plan for my life,
You will never leave me nor forsake me,
Bringing me to a place of maturity and deeper life,
Lifting me up when I fall,
Keeping me in perfect peace,
Making all things work together for good for me,
Protecting me from the snares of the fowler and from the noisome pestilence,
The wonder-working power in Your Word and in the Blood of the Lamb,
Giving Your angels charge over me,
Fighting for me against my adversaries,
Making me more than a conqueror,
Supplying all my needs according to Your riches in glory,
Your healing power upon my body, soul and spirit,
Flooding my heart with the light of heaven,
Always causing me to triumph in Christ Jesus,
Turning my curses into blessings,
Enabling me to dwell in safety,
All the blessings of life,
Your greatness, power, glory, majesty, splendor and righteousness,
Silencing the foe and the avenger,
You are at my right hand and I shall not be moved,
You are trustworthy and will help Your own,
Not allowing my enemies to rejoice over me,
Your wonderful love,
You are great and greatly to be praised,
Delivering my soul from death and my feet from stumbling,
You are my fortress and refuge in time of trouble,
Your faithfulness and marvellous deeds,
Your act of power and surpassing greatness,
Dispersing spiritual blindness from my spirit,
Lifting me out of the depths,
Preserving me and keeping my feet from slipping,
Your name is a strong tower, the righteous runs into it and he is safe.

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