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DCLM Daily Manna 15 March 2019 Devotional – Arrogant Sinners

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DCLM Daily Manna 15 March 2019 Devotional – Arrogant Sinners by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

Topic: Arrogant Sinners

TEXT: Isaiah 9:8-21

KEY VERSE: “For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.” – (Isaiah 9:13).

MESSAGE DCLM Daily Manna 15 March 2019 Devotional:

The Christian Value magazine tells the story of a group of people who planned a “hurricane party” to welcome hurricane Camille in Pass Christian, Mississippi in 1969. They wanted to hold a party through the storm even though they knew the apartments were directly in the line of danger. They spurned the persuasion of the police officer left after collecting the addresses of their next of kin.

Scientists clocked Camille’s wind speed at more than 205 miles-per-hour and the worst damage came at the houses known as Pass Christian, Mississippi, where twenty people were killed at a party in the Richelieu Apartments. Nothing was left of the three-story structure except the foundation. They were warned, but they chose to arrogantly ignore the warning.

Israel sinned against God and He allowed her to be invaded. The invasion of the Assyrians was a warning that God sent to jolt them to the reality of divine displeasure. But instead of repenting, in their pride, the leaders and the people of the Northern Kingdom of Israel ignored the Lord and His Word. DCLM Daily Manna 15 March 2019 Devotional

The twenty-first century has also produced a generation of arrogant sinners who mock God and His Word. Irreverent behaviour and lifestyle, arrogance and stubbornness have increased in many religious circles. In the face of natural and, sometimes, man-made calamities, men remain unrepentant and sometimes insensitive to prevailing dangers. They would not humble themselves and turn from their wicked and rebellious ways.

God’s judgment is real and certain. His desire is that every sinner of any status, shape or colour will come to Him in contrition and humility. He wants you to forsake sin and live, for He is a God of mercy that pardons iniquities.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Fools mock at sin.

DAILY BIBLE READING: Numbers 22-25

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DCLM Daily Manna 20 June 2019 – The Enemy’s Strategy

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DCLM Daily Manna 20 June 2019 – The Enemy’s Strategy, written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi.

TOPIC: The Enemy’s Strategy

TEXT: Matthew 10:16-33

KEY VERSE: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” – (Matthew 10:28).

DCLM Daily Manna 20 June 2019 – MESSAGE:

In 2005, a scholarly article outlined five strategies terror groups employ for a successful terror crusade. One and the most common strategy is ‘spreading fear for international effects’. Why do you hear of suicide bombing and other heart-shattering gruesome killings by terrorists? It is to create the waves of fear, to weaken the resolve of civil people and to make the war against terror a hard-to-win affair.

Preparing the mind of His sheep against marauding wolves, the Lord Jesus gave a glimpse of what to expect from persecutors in the last days. Persecutors will stop at nothing to threaten, beat, kill and maim those who believe in Christ for their faith. Some of these persecutions may even be hosted by family members or close kin; just as a surprise attack! But the Lord gave us an idea of what the most potent weapon of the enemy is, that is fear! The very aim of persecutors is to entrench fear into the heart of those suffering persecution and those who likely will.

When Stephen, the first martyr of the early church was stoned to death by the religious Jews in Acts Chapter 7, the news sent ripples of fear to practicing and would-be Christians. The persecutors were invariably sending a deterrent message to those who believed in Jesus and those who would want to. Thank God for the resolute commitment of early believers, who though persecuted for their faith, endured to the end and now serve as an encouragement to every Christian in every generation. DCLM Daily Manna 20 June 2019 by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

The persecution of believers in Christ Jesus is on the increase in many places today. We are to pray for those persecuted and provide needed succor where possible. When persecuted, we are to remember that Christ our Master has both tasted and suffered persecution. Thus, reacting the way He did will help us overcome. There might be need to escape a deadly attack from the enemy in order to preserve the truth. But no believer should ever renounce his faith because of the fear of the enemy.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The sting of terror is temporary, but God’s judgment is eternal.

DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 Kings 1-2

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DCLM Daily Manna 19 June 2019 – Vengeance Is His

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TOPIC: Vengeance Is His

TEXT: Nahum 1:1-10

KEY VERSE: “God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.” – (Nahum 1:2,3).

DCLM Daily Manna 19 June 2019 – MESSAGE:

A prince wielded so much power that his word was law and his father, the king, never had the courage to effectively stop him. His tyranny came to a head when he ordered the arrest and detention of a young man who was in a relationship with a beautiful girl he had interest in. Secretly, he ordered the execution of the young man, claiming that in his attempt to break jail, he took up arms against the guards and was shot. He almost got away with this murder until he died suddenly of a mysterious hailstone on the day he was getting married to the village beauty. His father also died that day.

The text under consideration shows that God is jealous and will never tolerate wickedness from anyone. Though He may be slow to anger, yet He will not allow evil men to go unpunished.

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Imageries in the passage will conjure fear in the heart of any living being: “the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind; has his way in the storm; the clouds are the dust of his feet; he rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry; drinketh up all the rivers; mountains quake at him, and the hills melt; indignation; fierceness of his anger; his fury poured down like fire; the rocks are thrown down by him; darkness shall pursue his enemies; he shall destroy as stubble”. Many people shrug off such passages on the grounds that it was specific to other people. But they are wrong. All of God’s word is true in all ages, for all people. It is therefore, foolish to continue in acts of wickedness because judgment from God is delayed. God will not acquit the wicked, but reserves vengeance for His adversaries and wrath for His enemies.

Anyone who acts contrary to God’s word becomes His enemy. And upon such people hangs the sentence of death, unless they repent and turn from their evil ways.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: In the face of God’s anger, it is better to bend than to burn.

DAILY BIBLE READING: Colossians 1-4

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DCLM Daily Manna 18 June 2019 – Simply Come Out

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DCLM Daily Manna 18 June 2019 – Simply Come Out, written Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

TOPIC: SIMPLY COME OUT

TEXT: Revelation 18:1-8

KEY VERSE: “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” – (Revelation 18:4).

DCLM Daily Manna 18 June 2019 – MESSAGE:

Emergency services world over, colour code their warnings. Advice (Colour Blue): Update to keep the community informed. Watch and Act (Colour Yellow): Take action and protect yourself. Emergency Warning (Colour Red): Highest level of risk to life and property. With the pronouncement and announcement of judgment on Babylon, God has given the world a RED HOT Emergency Warning.

A glorious Angel proclaimed with a loud voice that Babylon is fallen and has become a den of abominable things. The evil influence of this world system represented by Babylon is shown by the length, breadth and depth of corruption and compromise it exerted on all nations, kings and merchants. In her self-deceit, she never foresaw the judgment coming from heaven for she said in her heart, “I sit a queen and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow”. Upon her came death, mourning, famine and a burning hell all in one day.

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To demonstrate God’s mercy, love and grace, however, another voice gave a warning call for His people to come out of her so as not to be partakers of her plagues.

Lot was warned to come out of Sodom so as not to perish in the overthrow of fire and brimstone. The children of Israel, in the wilderness, were warned to separate themselves from the tents of Korah, Dathan and their company not to be swallowed up by the earth. Today, Christ is sending the same warning to sinners out there to come out of the corruption and pollutions of this world and accept Him as their personal Lord and Saviour in order to escape God’s wrath.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Sound the warning, sin is deadly.

DAILY BIBLE READING: Philippians 1-4

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