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Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 12 July 2023 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Why Evangelism Should Be A Priority (I)
TOPIC: Why Evangelism Should Be A Priority (I) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 12 July 2023)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 99, Psalms 100, Psalms 101, Philippians 1, Philippians 2
FIRE SCRIPTURE: John 4:5-29 (KJV)
5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6 Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
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23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
27 And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,
29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
MEMORY VERSE: “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!” – 1 Corinthians 9:16
To preach the gospel is obligatory and not optional.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
GOD WILL OPEN YOUR EYES TO THE BENEFITS OF EVANGELISM, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
MFM Devotional For Today 2023 MESSAGE:
Soul winning should be a priority to you as a believer. The church of Jesus Christ is not a pleasure boat but a lifeboat. Entertainers are neither needed nor wanted. When evangelism dies as a priority in the church, the church begins to die. A church that does not save the lost is lost itself, and when we say church, it refers to you. When you make evangelism your priority, you create ways for non-Christians to find their path to the Saviour, Jesus Christ and therefore save a life for eternity. You are saved to save others; you are to announce the forgiveness of sins in Jesus to others as you have received.
As a believer, Jesus Christ gave you an evangelistic and disciples-making instruction in Matthew 28:19- 20 to go into the world to teach others. It is a necessity and not optional. The message of John 3:16 is urgent and worth telling; it is indeed the greatest. The first sign to know that you are growing from being a Christian to the level of discipleship is the ability to witness to others. Christians who evangelise often always grow stronger as better disciples because when you evangelise constantly, it makes it difficult for you to commit the sins you are preaching against. Evangelism is as simple as giving the testimony of your own salvation. The woman in today’s fire scripture became an evangelist immediately she encountered Jesus Christ. You can operate as an evangelist in three categories. You can be a groaner (that is groan and pray for the lost souls), a sower (support evangelism and missionary activities with your resources) and you can be a goer (always on the field).
Every true believer who wishes to grow and walk closer to the Lord must make evangelism his or her priority. As you wake up daily, make it a priority to point a person to Christ and watch as your focus shifts for the better. Jesus has an urgent message and you must be the conveyor of that narrowly defined hope. I decree upon your life that the spirit to preach the gospel with boldness will overshadow you, in the name of Jesus.
- O God my Father, arise and move me closer to You, in the name of Jesus.
- Power of productive evangelism, come upon me now, in the name of Jesus.
- Father Lord, empower me to hate what You hate and love what You love, in the name of Jesus.
- Arrows of spiritual diversion, my life is not your candidate, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Father Lord, make me Your battle axe and Your weapon of war, in the name of Jesus.
- Enemies of the gospel in my environment, scatter, in the name of Jesus.
- Enemies of the gospel in my country, die, by fire, in the name of Jesus.