Topic: These Signs Shall Follow Believers
Mark 16:15 – 18
Isaiah 8:18– BEHOLD, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
MFM Daily Devotional 5th May 2021 Outline:
Signs and wonders are parts of the heritage of all believers in Christ Jesus. Signs in this instance are the signature of God. Believers are to be followed by signs not sorrow. It also means that believers should possess and manifest the power of God as in Acts 5:12.
The book of Acts of Apostle gives a detailed account of how signs follow believers. We have examples of how the shadow of Peter and the handkerchiefs from the body of Paul healed the sick. There are also several examples in our contemporary time, where signs are manifested through believers.
Our Fire Scripture for today lists five major signs that are to follow believers. They include: casting out devils, speaking with new tongues, and taking up serpents, divine immunity against the poison of enemies and healing the sick. These are all manifestations of signs in the lives of believers, not of unbelievers or doubters.
Faith is a vital key for unlocking the door to the miraculous. Faith is the connection between man and the miracle-working power of God. How do we take delivery of faith? Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. We need to labour in the word of God through reading, studying, meditating, memorising and praying (Rom. 10:17).
These signs will also manifest only by praying in the name of Jesus (Philippians 2:9-10). It is faith in the name of Jesus (Act 3:16) that brings signs and wonders, not our power or our personality. These signs are for those who believe in the name of Jesus.
If you are not yet a believer, then this is another opportunity for you to accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour so that you can enjoy the fullness of these divine blessings.
If you’re a believer, lay claim to your heritage and begin to manifest the signs and wonders of God.
Christianity without power is a frustrated religion.
Everywhere you go from now, you will leave a blazing trail of signs and wonders, in the name of Jesus.
HYMN – Jesus calls us
- Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult
Of our life’s wild, restless sea,
Day by day His sweet voice soundeth,
Saying, “Christian, follow Me.”
Jesus calls us from the worship
Of the vain world’s golden store,
From each idol that would keep us,
Saying, “Christian, love me more.”
In our joys and in our sorrows,
Days of toil and hours of ease,
Still He calls in cares and pleasures,
“Christian, love Me more than these.”
Jesus calls us: by Thy mercies,
Saviour, may we hear Thy call,
Give our hearts to Thine obedience,
Serve and love Thee best of all.
MFM Daily Devotional 5th May 2021 PRAYER POINTS
1. Father, make me a sign in my generation, in the name of Jesus.
2. Let my hand become an extension of God’s hand, in the name of Jesus.
3. Power to do exploits in ministry, manifest in my life, in the name of Jesus.
4. Physical manifestations of signs and wonders to prove my sonship in Christ, my life is available, manifest, in the name of Jesus.
5. I refuse to be a shallow believer, in the name of Jesus.
6. Divine signs and wonders, become my heritage, in the name of Jesus.
7. Holy Spirit, come upon me; Power of the Highest , overshadow me, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
2 Samuel 7; 1 Chronicles 12
MFM Daily Devotional 5th May 2021. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya.