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DCLM Daily Manna 8 June 2019 – Don’t Turn God’s Blessing To A Curse!

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DCLM Daily Manna 8 June 2019 – Don’t Turn God’s Blessing To A Curse, written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

TOPIC: Don’t Turn God’s Blessing To A Curse!

TEXT: Ezekiel 16:15-34

KEY VERSE: “Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my old and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them.” – (Ezekiel 16:17).

DCLM Daily Manna 8 June 2019 – MESSAGE:

Man is the most endowed of all the creations of God. But alas, it is sad to note that instead of using God’s enormous resources at his disposal for his good and His glory, man has turned around to abuse God’s blessings; thus making of them a curse unto him – the reason for the pains and sorrows in many lives.

When Israel had become very influential, she began to use the beauty and blessings God had given to her as a nation to enter into idolatrous relationship with the pagan nations around her. The very silver and gold that was given to her by god was used to make idols she created from her imagination. She turned the blessings God had given to her to a curse. Pride filled her heart and she became forgetful of God and the covenant promise. Consequently, she began to lose all that she had gradually, until her beauty was turned to ashes; her wealth faded into deep poverty and her liberty and nationhood became lost in captivity.

DCLM Daily Manna 8 June 2019 by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

Many lose sight of the fact that all they possess have been given to them by God. They abuse and misuse His gifts in their lives. Their beauty, talents, riches and wealth have been turned to idols which they worship. They become proud, full of themselves and have no thought about God. We must understand that whatever we have – be it beauty, skills, talents, riches, etc., all have been given to us by God. When we misuse these gifts, we are bound to suffer the consequences. Does this not explain why man still feels empty and unsatisfied in life in spite of all the wealth, power and fame he has? What should have been blessings to us has turned around to become a bitter curse!

If we are going to enjoy the gifts God has given us, then we must use them the way He intends – for His glory and the benefits of others; and we will see that they will continue to abound.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Don’t turn God’s blessing in your life to a curse!

DAILY BIBLE READING: 2 Samuel 8-10

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DCLM Daily Manna 27 June 2019 Devotional – The Right Fruit

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DCLM Daily Manna 27 June 2019 Devotional – The Right Fruit, written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

TODAY’S TOPIC: The Right Fruit

TEXT: Jeremiah 24:1-10

KEY VERSE: “What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes” – (Isaiah 5:4).

DCLM Daily Manna 27 June 2019 – MESSAGE:

Jean de la Bruyere, a French moralist who lived from 1645 -1696 said: “There exist some evils so terrible and some misfortunes so horrible that we dare not think of them… but if they happen to fall on us; we find ourselves stronger than we imagined we grapple with our ill luck, and behave better than we expected we should.”

In life, there are two sides to everything. There are good and bad; day and night; white and black; obedience and disobedience, etc.

In the passage today, the Bible talks about “good figs.” These were the exiles that were already in captivity. The “bad figs” were those who still remained in Jerusalem. There was a difference in the hearts of the two groups. The good figs would repent and return to the Lord.

The “bad figs”, however, would continue to walk after the desires of their own hearts. Those who were in captivity would come to understand that God can be found whenever a believer is located.

God is not confined to a particular land, nor is He bound to the ceremonies of any particular religious order or temple. He is omnipresent and who lives in the hearts of the obedient.

On the other hand, the bad figs of Jerusalem were trusting that God would not allow either Jerusalem or the temple to be destroyed. These figs would be scattered. Simply because they had escaped the first captivity did not mean that they would escape future raids on Judah by the Babylonians.

The good that would come from their trial and captivity would be their repentance. And in repenting, they would give birth to a repentant generation who would, in the future, restore the existence of Israel for the coming of the Messiah.

As believers, we must always strive to be good figs in the midst of bad ones. In doing so, we win the world for Christ.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Strive to be different… bear the right fruit!

DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 Kings 15-16

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DCLM Daily Manna 26 June 2019 – Make It Manifest

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DCLM Daily Manna 26 June 2019 – Make It Manifest, written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

TOPIC: Make It Manifest

TEXT: Matthew 10:1-15

KEY VERSE: “And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give” – (Matthew 10:7,8).

DCLM Daily Manna 26 June 2019  – MESSAGE:

In genetic science, a person’s DNA contains all the information needed to build his or her body. The DNA determines things such as eye colour, hair colour, height, and even the size of one’s nose! The DNA in the cells is responsible for physical attribute as well as many other traits. At birth, every human comes in 23 pairs of packages called chromosomes. These chromosomes are large bundles of tightly packed DNA. Both parents donate 23 chromosomes each, which pair up to give their child the full set of 23 chromosomes. So a child can either look like any of the parents or share the traits and attributes of both!

Having called and saved His disciples from the religious multitudes, Jesus transferred a measure of His supernatural power and anointing to them. He conferred the power to cast out devils, to heal all manner of sickness and diseases, they even had the power to raise the dead. Though these powers were as it were, latent, they were to become manifest as the disciples went out to preach the gospel.

DCLM Daily Manna 26 June 2019 – Make It Manifest, written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

Thus, Peter, James, John and the rest of the apostles could do all that Jesus did, but they could not do it in the comfort of the Mount of Olives! They would have to go out to the lost sheep of the house of Israel to activate that conferred anointing.

As was with the early disciples, so it is true of us today. The moment we are saved from sin and cleansed, we receive the Spirit’s baptism, if we had sincerely desired and prayed for it after the second work of grace, sanctification. When the Holy Ghost comes during the initial baptism, He remains with us as we abide in Christ. Having now the DNA of God as it were, we begin to develop and exhibit those spiritual traits and gifts to do exploits for God. But just as nothing grows in the comfort zone, there is no way we can manifest those latent gifts and power of the Spirit, until we go to the lost sheep in our community.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A Spirit-filled person is like naked wire with high tension current.

DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 Kings 13-14

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DCLM Daily Manna 25 June 2019 – A Balanced Diet by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

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DCLM Daily Manna 25 June 2019 – A Balanced Diet, written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

TOPIC: A Balanced Diet

TEXT: Matthew 10:34-42

KEY VERSE: “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword” – (Matthew 10:34).

DCLM Daily Manna 25 June 2019 – MESSAGE:

Life is not always a bed of roses. Sometimes a man passes through grim experiences of life that sap his resilience beyond measure. At other times, life is simply “sweet,” too rosy to dismiss. In sum, life is a mixed grill of the good and the bad.

The Lord Jesus had been speaking to His disciples. He had shared with them eternal perspectives and then some mountain-top experience conferred power and authority on them. While they were basking in that excitement, He immediately proceeded to tell them of the grim reality that they would face and a possible backlash from those who lacked maturity and might turn from the faith.

Today’s religious people easily prefer sugarcoated messages which arouse their sensual dictates and massage their ego, than sound, biblical teaching and eternal exegesis with the capacity to build them up in the most holy faith. No wonder, healing, prosperity, and so-called dominion theology have seemingly relegated to the background, holiness, self-denial, and heaven. Mercifully, the foundation of God stands sure and those who mutilate, manipulate and twist the word of God for carnal considerations, do so to their own dire and eternal peril.

To maintain a mature Christian life that can usher us into God’s holy kingdom, we must have a balanced diet of every part of God’s commandment. No part of the word of God must be put aside as too hard, too simple or irrelevant. Hearing or teaching only the “sweeter” side of the gospel without accepting the sacrifices, consecration and the cross to bear is like feeding only on meals with a heavy sugar content without taking into consideration the possibility of one’s health being impaired eventually.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God’s Word must be readily received and humbly obeyed.

DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 Kings 11-12

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