Mountain Top Life daily devotional by Pastor D.K Olukoya of the Mountain of Fire Ministry. Start your day right with God and experience a Life-changing encounter with the God that answers by fire.
The Topic of Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional for 5th December 2023 Is ”Essential Ingredients for Effective Leadership (11)”
Memory Verse: Habakkuk 2:2
And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon the tablets, that he may run that readeth it.
Motivational Quote: Leadership is not only having a vision, but also having the courage, the discipline and the resources to get you there.
Prophetic word for today:
The God of heaven will send you help today and your dreams will come true, in the name of Jesus.
Fire Scripture: Genesis 37: 3-11
3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age. Also he made him a tunic of many colors. 4 But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peaceably to him.
5 Now Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers; and they hated him even more. 6 So he said to them, “Please hear this dream which I have dreamed: 7 There we were, binding sheaves in the field. Then behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and indeed your sheaves stood all around and bowed down to my sheaf.”
8 And his brothers said to him, “Shall you indeed reign over us? Or shall you indeed have dominion over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.
9 Then he dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, and said, “Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.”
10 So he told it to his father and his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall your mother and I and your brothers indeed come to bow down to the earth before you?” 11 And his brothers envied him, but his father kept the matter in mind.
Praise & Worship
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Hosea 14; Joel 1; Hebrew 3 – 4
Having proved that vision is extremely important in leadership, let us identify the features of a vision that can produce leaders like Moses, Joseph, Paul and so on. The first feature is that the vision must come from God to your spirit. It may not come through dream or a blinding light but by way of a deep conviction from God that there are certain things He wants you to accomplish. Often, a sense of destiny comes with it.
The second feature is that your vision will be tested. The vision God gave to Joseph went through years of testing. Though anointed as king. David’s vision went through testings before it was fulfilled. In each of these instances, it was as if the vision would no longer be fulfilled, but God proved Himself faithful. Beloved, people will test and question your vision. It is your responsibility to be certain it is from God and ensure that no one stops you from giving it your best commitment and achieving it.
The third feature is that your vision needs to be incubated. The incubating period is the time you patiently allow the vision to be planted in your spirit. You achieve this through times of fasting. prayer and meditation. As you meditate, the Holy Spirit will begin to clarify to you the details of your God-given vision, the strategy and timing as well as the people who will assist you in implementing and fulfilling the vision. When you allow your vision to go through incubation, you will not begin in the spirit and slip over to the flesh.
The fourth feature of a vision that can produce great leaders is to write it down. Habakkuk 2:2-3 says, “Then the Lord answered me and said: Write the vision, and make it plain on tablets…” When you write down your vision, you are not likely to forget it; you will find it clearer and easier to share. The last feature is that you must run with your vision. Some people will also read or hear your vision and be moved by God to assist you in fulfilling it. The Bible says that one will put a thousand to flight while two will put ten thousand to flight.
1. I reject any vision from the devil, in the name of Jesus.
2. I cover my divine vision with the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
3. I receive the grace for patience and success when my vision is tested, in the name of Jesus.
4. O God, raise men and women after Your heart to help me in fulfilling my vision, in the name of Jesus. 5. I declare that my vision will not lack material and spiritual resources, in the name of Jesus.
6. Powers tampering with the divine timing for the fulfilment of my dream, die, in the name of Jesus.
7. I overcome the spirit of manipulation and perversion in my life and destiny, by the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.