September 17, 2021

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE, MFM DAILY DEVOTIONAL, WEDNESDAY 4 AUGUST 2021: Leadership Lessons from Bible characters 4

TOPIC FOR TODAY: 4-8-21: Leadership Lessons from Bible characters 4

By Dr D.K Olukoya, General Overseer MFM worldwide



BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 4-6

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 11:23-29

23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.

24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;

25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

MEMORY VERSE: “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” – John 10:11

He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.

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



An outstanding attribute of great leaders is that they are usually willing to stick up and sacrifice their all for their people. When God called Moses in Exodus 3, he gave several excuses on his unwillingness to carry out the divine assignment. God went on to convince him and he eventually agreed.

Moses turned out to be one of the greatest leaders in history. His people, the Israelites, had been in bandage for 430 years and God enlisted him to lead them to freedom. Moses had great faith in Jehovah and great love for his people.

He faced Pharaoh with God’s message, “Let my people go.” As a leader he bore the burden of leading a stiff-necked people who annoyed God several times because of their unbelief, ingratitude and sins. Moses had to intercede for them and told God to wipe him out of His book instead of destroying the Israelites. He was a man who knew how to stand in the gap.

Jesus also stands out as a leader who sacrificed all for mankind. He is the Great Shepherd who gave His life as ransom to redeem His sheep. No leader will ever be able to match the feat that Jesus performed.

All had sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. God’s unparalleled love made Him to give His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross at Calvary. Jesus did not only give Himself, He gave His all.

Similarly, other leaders like Nehemiah and Gideon paid the price of leadership by sacrificing all for the cause they believed and the people they were called to lead. They confronted and conquered formidable oppositions and earned victory and glory for God.

The same is true of Joshua, Moses’ successor, Hezekiah, Jehoshaphat, Deborah and Barak. The list is endless. Beloved, self-sacrifice is the price of great leadership.

Are you willing to love those you lead as Jesus loved us and gave His life for us?



(1) Father, make me a committed and dependable leader, in the name of Jesus.

(2) Father, give me the grace to be a sacrificial and self-sacrificing leader, in the name of Jesus.

(3) My name shall not enter into the book of failed leaders, in the name of Jesus.


(4) I receive the grace to model Jesus Christ in leadership, in the name of Jesus.

(5) Father, help me to stand in the gap for the people You have given me to lead, in the name of Jesus.

(6) O God, give me the wisdom to disciple men and women who will make heaven, in the name of Jesus.

(7) Powers that want my investment and effort in leadership to be in vain, die by fire, in the name of Jesus.

Beloved Reader, the best way to enjoy the best of God is to make Jesus Christ your personal Lord & Saviour.  And remember! John 3:3 says, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless ye are born again, ye cannot see the kingdom of God.”

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Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I confess all my sin, have mercy on me, forgive me all my sin. Lord Jesus come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.

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Beware! This Scripture: “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold,” Matt 24:12, is happening in our days.
Our prayer is: any power or any problem that will kill our love for God, blood of Jesus shall destroy and flush them away from us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

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Beloved! We are in perilous time when kidnappings, banditry and other vices have become daily occurrences. But the Lord is saying, do not be afraid! Be strong in the Lord! Be bold & be courageous!

In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, you shall not be a victim to whatever calamity flying around by day or by night, in the name of Jesus, Amen!