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DCLM Daily Manna 22 February 2018 Devotional by Pastor W.F. Kumuyi – Complete Victory Demanded

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DCLM Daily Manna 22 February 2018 Devotional by Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Topic: Complete Victory Demanded

Bible Text: Esther 9:13-19 – DCLM Daily Manna 22 February 2018

Key Verse: “Then said Esther, If it please the king, let it be granted to the Jews which are in Shushan to do to morrow also according unto this day’s decree, and let Haman’s ten sons be hanged upon the gallows” (Esther 9:13).

Message: Samson’s riddle, “Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness” gave the Philistines sleepless nights. Since they had a good prize to win if they correctly interpreted it and a price to pay if they got it wrong, they laboured for days to figure it out. DCLM Daily Manna 22 February 2018

DCLM Daily Manna 22 February 2018 Devotional by Pastor W.F. Kumuyi – Complete Victory Demanded

That riddle may also be rightly applied to the case of the Jews and Haman with his cohorts. The powerful Anti-semitic Haman hatched a malicious plot to exterminate the Jews after obtaining a royal approval. He drafted a terrible decree against the Jews and affixed the king’s seal on it. The decree was circulated to all the Persian provinces to mobilise executioners. Through divine intervention, the decree was reversed. Haman was hanged on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. Another decree was signed by the king empowering the Jews to defend themselves against their enemies. DCLM Daily Manna 22 February 2018

On the appointed day, the Jews slew their aggressors in all the king’s provinces. Esther requested for a repeat of the exercise in Shushan the following day to forestall a potential mistake. Following the counter edict from the king, some of the Jew’s enemies went into hiding only to resurface the next day when the edict would have expired. Those murderous men remained a threat to the Jews. On the second day, 300 of them were killed in Shushan and the bodies of Haman’s sons were publicly hanged upon the gallows to deter others from repeating their evil. Thus did the Jews eliminate all their enemies and had rest.

DCLM Daily Manna 22 February 2018 Devotional by Pastor W.F. Kumuyi – Complete Victory Demanded

We must fight against sin and Satan – the twin enemies of our souls. Forsake sin with penitence and receive Jesus as Saviour to have power to conquer Satan and all other enemies. All who receive Him are given power for victory over all enemies. Deeper Life Daily Manna 21 February 2018 Devotional – Seed of Rebellion

Thought for the day: The sin you spare will never spare you.
Bible Reading in one Year: Leviticus 26-27
Thanks for reading DCLM Daily Manna 22 February 2018 Devotional Messages was written by Pastor W.F. Kumuyi, the Founder and General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministries.
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Open Heaven 12 December 2018 – Qualified For Divine Commendation?

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Open Heaven 12 December 2018 – Qualified For Divine Commendation? written by Pastor E. A. Adeboye

OPEN HEAVEN 12 DECEMBER 2018 MEMORISE: Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Revelation 3:11

Open Heaven 12 December 2018 Read: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Open Heaven 12 December 2018 Message With Hymn And Prayer Points

Imagine that a family goes on vacation for a couple of month, locking up their entire house.

They eventually return home, only to meet workers and artisans going in and out of their house- some cleaning windows, some fixing electrical appliances and others painting the walls.

The family will be shocked because they did not instruct anyone to work in their house. What would you do if this happens to you? I assume you would immediately call the police to assist in getting these intruders out of your house.

Open Heaven 12 December 2018
The same thing needs to happen in the Church of God, as many workers there are intruders. This is the reason why the Lord said in Matthew 7:22-23:

“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

In today’s Bible reading, the Holy Spirit reveals to us the character of those who will receive divine commendation, saying:

“And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:”

To receive heaven’s commendation on the day of reckoning, you must be temperate in all things and run your course with certainty of purpose

Being temperate means being moderate and self-controlled, while to be certain is to be sure-minded and serious. In contrast to this, the attitude of “beating the air” is common place in our churches today.

We have people who teach on missions but who don’t go on missions. Some teach on evangelism but do not go out to evangelize. Others are orators who can get money from the stingiest of persons, but they themselves are not givers.

We need to be mindful of our ways so that we don’t end up being disappointed on theday of reckoning. Learn from Apostle Paul and apply the secret he reveals in 1 Corinthians 9:27 to your life:

“But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”

May you not miss your divine commendation at the end of your life in Jesus’ Name.

Open Heaven 12 December 2018 Prayer Point: Father, please open my eyes to areas of my life where I am not temperate or sure-minded in Jesus’ Name.

Open Heaven 12 December 2018 Hymn 5

I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS
1. I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
No turning back, no turning back.

2. The world behind me, the cross before me;
The world behind me, the cross before me;
The world behind me, the cross before me;
No turning back, no turning back.

3. Though none go with me, still I will follow;
Though- none go with me, still I will follow;
Though none go with me, still I will follow;
No turning back, no turning back.

4. My cross I’ll carry, till I see Jesus;
My cross I’ll carry, till I see Jesus;
My cross I’ll carry, till I see Jesus;
No turning back, no turning back.

5. Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
No turning back, no turning back.

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DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 13 December 2018 – Shun Inordinate Ambition

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DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 13 December 2018 – Shun Inordinate Ambition written by Pastor Kumuyi

TOPIC: Shun Inordinate Ambition

TEXT: MARK 9:30-37

KEY VERSE: “And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all”  – (Mark 9:35).

MESSAGE: It is truism that “pride goes before a fall”. The Christian life is filled with various paradoxes such as ‘the way up is down’, ‘the way to live is to die’, and ‘the way to receive is to give’. The uniform teaching of the word of God is against self-seeking, self-projection, self-exaltation, inordinate ambition and pride of life.

The projection of self in every endeavour describes what sin itself is: Selfishness In Nature. No doubt, God is interested in our progress, success, breakthrough and advancement. He says, “we shall be the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath”, that “whatsoever we do shall prosper”, and many more! However, our motives, modes and methods of actualising this are of great concern to God.

DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 13 December 2018 – Shun Inordinate Ambition

In the world today, people seek a place of prominence in the workplace and the neighbourhood. In several instances, they take steps that are ungodly to attain the desired position, thereby losing the presence and favour of God. This reminds us of a certain young man who coveted the position of his boss and felt that the boss had stayed too long there and must give way to him. He travelled to the village and mentioned it before his fetish father. His father promised to look into the case. Back in the place of work the following week, his boss just got to his office in the morning, slumped and died. His father called him and told him he had “finished” the work. What a world!

Bribing our way to success, cutting corners to reach the top and defying all Christian ethics including using undue influence popularly called “long leg”, run contrary to God’s word. His word, way and time are the best in achieving the desired best for our lives. DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 13 December 2018

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Making haste outside God’s plan attracts His displeasure.

DAILY BIBLE READING: Acts 24-26

Thanks for reading today’s DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 13 December 2018 – Shun Inordinate Ambition written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi.

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