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DCLM Daily Manna 3 January 2019 – A Crocodile Smile

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DCLM Daily Manna 3 January 2019 – A Crocodile Smile by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

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Topic: A Crocodile Smile

Text: 1 Samuel 18:22-30 (KJV)

Key Verse: “And Saul commanded his servants, saying, Commune with David secretly, and say, Behold, the king hath delight in thee, and all his servants love thee: now therefore be the king’s son in law” (1 Samuel 18:22).

DCLM Daily Manna 3 January 2019  – MESSAGE:

Not too long ago, a country’s army within the West African subregion launched an operation which is code-named, “Operation Crocodile Smile” in a particular region of the country to combat the frequent incidence of vandals sabotaging oil installations in the region. We all know that crocodiles don’t smile; therefore, this code was used metaphorically to denote something more serious. DCLM Daily Manna 3 January 2019 – A Crocodile Smile

Saul, a master schemer, sent his servants to David to persuade him to become the king’s son-in-law and to tell him how much the king and his servants loved him. Meanwhile, he was busy laying a terrible snare for his life. For the bride price, he asked for him for a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, intending to have him killed in the process of securing them. Against all odds, David got even more than what was required and Saul was compelled to give his daughter, Michal, in marriage to him. But this was the beginning of the games on his life.

Saul had been David’s arch enemy right from the day he killed Goliath to dwarf his achievements and reputation as Israel’s king. And when the women rose up in songs heralding the exploits of this young lad, Saul was envious, and unjustly planned to have David eliminated. He played nice in order to make him relax and not be on his guard so that he would kill him. But God delivered David from his evil plans.

DCLM Daily Manna 3 January 2019 by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

As believers, we must realise that the murky waters of life are infested with hidden enemies like crocodiles, waiting to make a kill. Therefore, we should walk carefully and prayerfully under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to overcome in the battles of life. Through prayer and watchfulness, we must not succumb to the wiles of the devil.

Thought For The Day: It is folly to succumb to the subtle strategies of evil men.

Bible Reading In One Year: Genesis 7-10

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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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