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DCLM Daily Manna 5 January 2019 – The Biggest Question

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DCLM Daily Manna 5 January 2019 – The Biggest Question by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi.

Topic: The Biggest Question [DCLM Daily Manna 5 January 2019 Daily Devotional

Text: Psalm 15:1-5 (KJV)

Key Verse: “LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?” (Psalm 15:1).

MESSAGE DCLM Daily Manna 5 January 2019:

For years of sitting in a classroom at high school, it was often frowned upon for a student to be the one asking questions ceaselessly for further explanation. In many cases, there was an unspoken rule among students: they must do their work, learn something, and leave when the bell rang, though some might not understand what was taught. But students who ask questions, benefit the most. DCLM Daily Manna 5 January 2019

David asked the greatest question about what it takes to live with God eternally in heaven. And the answer quickly came from God, describing a life that is worthy of His presence. The list of requirements includes an upright walk and a righteous work. Not backbiting and slandering others, and not doing evil to one’s neighbours; complete the list with an unflinching consecration and hatred for bribes.

Today’s DCLM Daily Manna 5 January 2019 by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

Definitely, David must have been thinking about the life beyond to contemplate this kind of question. Those whose thoughts and focus are only about the present world and how to get the best out of it will not spend their time thinking about the afterlife, let alone the expectation that they will be be required to give an account of their stewardship on judgement day. They consider a life of piety, holiness and righteousness unprofitable.

For a sitting king, with so much riches and honour, to reason to this extent about the afterlife is certainly food for thought. Those who are thinking there is still plenty of time to leave and savor the pleasures of this earth should have a rethink and borrow a leaf from David. Only the heart that has experienced the truth can speak the truth, live by the truth, obey the truth and appropriate the truth.

Thought For The Day: Good questions engender good answers

Bible Reading In One Year: Genesis 14-16

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DCLM Daily Manna 27 May 2019 – Damned By Disobedience

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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

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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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