DCLM Daily Manna 3 September 2019 Devotional – Give God The Glory
TODAY’S TOPIC: GIVE GOD THE GLORY
TEXT: Matthew 12:22-37
KEY VERSE: “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men” – (Matthew 12:31).
MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna 3 September 2019 Devotional
Man’s heart is a metaphorical fountain with words as it streams. When such a fountain or spring is troubled, it must necessarily send forth muddy, stinking and unpleasant water. It is only a gracious salt introduced into the fountain that can remove the stink.
In the text, a man under a severe torment from Satan received a triple miracle from Christ. He was demon-possessed, blind and dumb. After an encounter with Christ, the demoniac was delivered and set free in so much that he could both talk and see. People began to praise God while shockingly, the Pharisees began to vilify Christ, attributing the miracle to the power of Satan, the prince of demons. Jesus replied that if the prince of demons used his own power to cast out demons, he would be creating civil war in his own kingdom.
- Today: DCLM Daily Manna 3 September 2019 Devotional
Jesus went further to explain to the Pharisees that the only way a strong man can be defeated is if a stronger man overpowers him. Jesus proved that He was stronger than Satan. He reiterated the fact that God could forgive the doubts and misunderstanding people had about Him, but He (God) would not forgive their defiant rejection of the clear show of the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Pharisees were in the same position as the demoniac before his healing. They were blind spiritually; they could not see the power of God in open demonstration. They were dumb spiritually at the throne of grace as they could not give God His worthy praises. Satan blinded their eyes by unbelief which made them to sin against the Holy Ghost. Believers should be wary of malicious criticisms as this may lead them to be giving Satan the praises and glory due to God. If you believe, you too can receive your triple miracle of salvation, healing and deliverance through Christ today.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Rejection of Christ’s power grieves the Holy Spirit.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 80-84
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