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DCLM Daily Manna 15 May 2019 – A Wise Response

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DCLM Daily Manna 15 May 2019 – A Wise Response written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

TOPIC: A Wise Response

TEXT: Luke 11:14-28

KEY VERSE: And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.” – (Luke 11:19).

MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna 15 May 2019

A renowned wise man in a community was once confronted by an inquisitive boy who was out to test the depth of the wise man’s wisdom. The boy was holding a live butterfly and wanted the wise man to tell him its state; dead or alive. Reasoning that the boy could mischievously squeeze the butterfly to death irrespective of his answer, the man simply responded, “it is in your hand”. The curious boy was so astonished and overwhelmed by the wise man’s impeccable answer that he nodded in affirmation of his exceptional wisdom.

Today’s DCLM Daily Manna 15 May 2019 – A Wise Response by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

In furtherance of His good works, Jesus Christ performed a landmark miracle of delivering a mute demon-possessed man. However, rather than glorifying God and appreciating His power, the people at the scene resorted to character assassination. They maligned the anointing of God in Him by their unwholesome and provoking remarks that “He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of devils”. Instead of joining issues with them, Christ simply referred them to their own children who performed such miracles too.

Quite instructive are these wise responses of Christ to the statements of provocation and praises to men. It underscore the imperativeness of the believer’s need of the Spirit-inspired speech. In our pursuit of God’s assignments, we might be misunderstood, abused or castigated by individuals or groups.

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Some people might even engage us in a mischievous dialogue with a view to provoking us and defiling our priesthood. At such crucial moments the believer needs an immediate presence and power of the Holy Spirit for a tongue of the learned that produces wise responses such as demonstrated by Christ.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Wise response is a key to ministerial success.

DAILY BIBLE READING: 2 Corinthians 5-9

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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.

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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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