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DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 8 December 2018 – Plague of Jealousy

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DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 8 December 2018 – Plague of Jealousy written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi.

TOPIC: Plague Of Jealousy

TEXT: JOHN 11:47-57

KEY VERSE: “Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles”  – (John 11:47).

DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 8 December 2018 MESSAGE:

Tuthmosis III was the sixth pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. He was regarded as a great military genius and expansionist. Apparently moved by envy and jealousy, he tried to destroy the memory of his predecessor and stepmother, Queen Hatshepsut. This he did by building a wall around her obelisk (a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument) to prevent people from admiring it or reading its inscriptions. Ironically, this malicious act helped in preserving Queen Hatshepsut’s obelisk for posterity!

The action of the chief priests and Pharisees was not only borne out of jealousy but also shows the extent jealousy can go to bring down its target. Christ had just performed one of the greatest miracles of raising Lazarus from death four days after burial. Expectedly, this brought so much joy and excitement in Bethany and beyond. As a result, many believed in Christ. DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 8 December 2018

The Pharisees and chief priests sat in council to determine what to do – not for, but against Christ. Uncomfortable with Christ’s increasing exploits and fame, they decided that He should be killed. Of course, God had already planned to use Christ’s death as channel for the salvation of mankind even as unwittingly prophesied by Caiaphas, one of the priests. Like the spiteful building of wall around the obelisk, their jealousy and maliciousness only fuelled Christ’s glorification while His detractors fizzled out miserably.

Today’s DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 8 December 2018 by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

Jealousy is as strong as death and as poisonous as venom. The trouble with it is that it unleashes more harm to the person harbouring it than the person targeted. You may be tempted but do not let the devil drop this deadly venom in your heart. If you are the target of jealousy, Iean on God and be sure that the venom can only water the plant of your success.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Another person’s promotion does not mean your demotion until you confirm it with jealousy.

DAILY BIBLE READING: Romans 4-7

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DCLM Daily Manna 27 May 2019 – Damned By Disobedience

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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

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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

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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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