DCLM Daily Manna 3 December 2018 Devotional – Before Names written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
TOPIC: Before Names
TEXT: HOSEA 1:1-11
KEY VERSE: “The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD” (Hosea 1:2). – DCLM Daily Manna 3 December 2018 Devotional – Before Names
MESSAGE: In many African cultures, personal names are more than mere labels for distinguishing one person from another. Names reflect circumstance of birth, change of status or aspiration etc. We should be familiar with the significance of a name like Ichabod (the glory has departed). That was the name given to Eli’s grandson whose birth coincided with the loss of the Ark of the covenant by Israel to Philistines.
DCLM Daily Manna 3 December 2018 Devotional – Before Names by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
In the narrative contained in our text, we find Prophet Hosea in a parabolic situation where he was divinely instructed to marry a harlot. The harlot gave birth to three children who, like their mother, were “children of whoredoms”.
The first child was Jezreel (God will scatter) – an allusion to the end of the Jehu dynasty and the ultimate ruin of the ten tribes. Next was Loruhamah (not pitied) – God would no more have mercy on them and the third child was Loami (not my people) – God disowned them altogether.
God loved, favoured and cared for Israel. But on their part, they were unfaithful to Him. Israel’s idolatry was as repulsive as a wife surrendering herself to the lustful embrace of other men. In contrast, God promised to save the tribe of Judah and hinted at the present era when both Jews and Gentiles would come under the saving grace and lordship of Christ. DCLM Daily Manna 3 December 2018 Devotional
It is vain to take God’s love for granted. We must not live in spiritual adultery; thereby, sharing our affections between Him and the world. He is a jealous God and will not share His glory with another. Do not be part of professing Christians whose professions contradict their conducts.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The worst fall is to fall from grace.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 Corinthians 15-16
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DCLM Daily Manna 27 May 2019 – Damned By Disobedience
DCLM Daily Manna 27 May 2019 – Damned By Disobedience written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
TOPIC: Damned By Disobedience
TEXT: Numbers 20:1-13
KEY VERSE: “And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.” – (Numbers 20:12).
DCLM Daily Manna 27 May 2019 – MESSAGE:
A little over a decade ago, a squirrel caused serious power outage that left the state house and other down town Topeka (capital of Kansas State) without power. The squirrel got into a power station and touching different parts of an electric power circuit caused serious damage.
From the text, Israel, under Moses’ leadership, advanced towards Canaan again after about thirty-eight years of a long and tedious journey through the wilderness; but there was no water for the congregation to drink. For this reason, they murmured against Moses and Aaron. They fell into the same unbelief like their fathers. Complaining out of unbelief became an incurable setback for the nation of Israel, which made their pain worse. But Moses and Aaron acted wrongly; for once, Moses the meekest man on the earth succumbed to intimidation and acted unadvisedly; he called them rebels and struck the rock as commanded by the Lord. He paid dearly for it: both he and Aaron were denied the privilege of leading Israel into the Promised Land.
Moses especially had had an unbroken record of unquestioning obedience to God’s word and humility in his dealings with the Israelites. But a little deviation from God’s command brought great consequences like the squirrel above. Moses and Aaron took much of the glory of this work of wonder to themselves thereby incurring God’s displeasure.
Like the Israelites, believers forget the goodness of the Lord so quickly and His call. Our fickle memories soon forget His past benefits due to the need of the present. We must remain faithful to God in both big and small matters.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: No one changes God’s message – His message changes us.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 Samuel 14
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DCLM Daily Manna 26 May 2019 Devotional – He Who Opens
DCLM Daily Manna 26 May 2019 Devotional – He Who Opens written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
DATE: Sunday, May 26, 2019
TOPIC: He Who Opens
TEXT: Numbers 20:14-21
KEY VERSE: “And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword.” – (Numbers 20:18).
MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna 26 May 2019 Devotional
International trips are usually backed up with visa requirements. There is no guarantee for automatic entry unless visa is obtained so as to screen those who come in and go out. Unfortunately, there are genuine and sincere applicants whose applications are rejected on the basis of lack of clarity of intention, insufficient information or prejudice. Denial of visa into another country is an instructive indicator of what will happen to those who aspire to go to heaven, the abode of God.
Today’s passage is an appeal by Moses through his messengers, for Israel to pass through the borders of the Edomites, the descendants of Esau. The king of Edom refused and threatened Israel not to attempt it, else it would be to their peril.
Today’s DCLM Daily Manna 26th May 2019 Devotional
The refusal of the Edomites to Israel’s request could be seen as the demonstration of cruelty, an unforgiving spirit and inhospitality. The Edomites did not trust Israel. Christians should learn to forgive and forget past offences and injuries. At the same time, there is the need to watch and pray before accepting an offer.
Moses tried to negotiate with the king of Edom to allow them passage but the Edomites refused. Israel had the option of turning it into an open warfare and conflict to force their way through, but the way of peace was their choice. This is a good example of godly leadership that believers must emulate.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It is wisdom to follow peace with all men and receive God’s favour.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 Samuel 12-13
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DCLM Daily Manna 25 May 2019 – Trusting And Waiting
DCLM Daily Manna 25 May 2019 – Trusting And Waiting written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
DATE: Saturday, May 25, 2019
TOPIC: Trusting And Waiting
TEXT: 1 Kings 18:1-16
KEY VERSE: “And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth. And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab. And there was a sore famine in Samaria.” – (1 Kings 18:1,2).
DCLM Daily Manna 25 May 2019 – MESSAGE:
The line, if any, between faith and trusting is a very thin one. Faith is trusting that God is going to take you to a promised place long before you even get there. They that trust Him wait on Him.
Elijah is the subject of the passage under consideration. The Lord had sent him to prophesy a famine of long duration over the land of Israel. Dangerous as the assignment appeared to be, Elijah went, not fearing the wrath of Ahab. To help him escape the persecution and famine that would ensue, God hid him somewhere along the water course of the brook Cherith and sent ravens to feed him continuously for over six months when the river dried up.
He never complained but waited for the Lord who now directed him to the house of a poor widow woman in Sarepta. Of course, a poor widow woman’s home may not provide all the comfort of an ideal home but that was the place Elijah waited for 3 years in hope of direction and fresh leading from the Lord. When the word eventually came, the Lord asked Elijah to go and appear to Ahab who was in search of him to take his life.
Waiting is hard work especially when you do not know how long you are to wait. It can be a test of faith. The proof that we trust Him is our ability to wait patiently in prayer. We must pray and wait for the coming of the Lord.
We must wait in faith after we have prayed. We must wait for the desires we longed for to be granted. Our patience is proved if we maintain consistent virtues while we wait. It is not sufficient to profess the new birth; we must be prepared to trust God for His word and patiently wait for Him to perform them.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: He who waits patiently on God is sure to receive His blessings.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 Samuel 10-11
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