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DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 11 October 2018 – Let’s Make Peace

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DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 11 October 2018 by Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

TOPIC: Let’s Make Peace

TEXT: Matthew 5:21-26

KEY VERSE: “Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift”
(Matthew 5:23,24).

MESSAGE: Christ’s teachings reveal God’s intentions and true meanings of the commandments which the Jews misapplied.

The Jews had restricted the meaning of “thou shalt not kill” to just physical murder, but Jesus explained that anger and abusive language would equally attract the judgment of God. He emphasised the need for genuine love and consideration for one another above mere service to God. Also, efforts must be made to make peace with an adversary to avoid unpleasant litigations and associated inconveniences.

The Christian life is of two-fold – the character and the service. Both must go together. But quality character precedes Christian service. Our services to God and for one another must be with love and from a pure heart (1 Peter 1:22). As the members of the body function effectively and harmoniously without opposing one another but complemen each other, so must the Church (members of the body of Christ) be. Anything that could cause any form of malfunctioning of the body such as tribalism, fault-finding, unforgiving spirit, evil speaking and bribery must be jettisoned to enhance effective fellowship and union. The hand must not say that because it is not the eye, therefore, it is not of the body.

DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 11 October 2018 – Let’s Make Peace

As every member of the body is useful to the effective working of the system (including those not seen), so is every Christian useful to the growth of the Church and its divinely assigned duties on earth. God is always faithful; his admonition to you is: ” Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded” (2 Chronicles 15:7).

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Be a promoter of unity in the body of Christ.

DAILY BIBLE READING: Matthew 8:1; Luke 7

DCLM Daily Manna 11 October 2018 Devotional was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

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DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 18 December 2018 – Just Recompense

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DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 18 December 2018 – Just Recompense written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

TOPIC: Just Recompense

TEXT: ISAIAH 24:1-23

KEY VERSE: “The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant”  – (Isaiah 24:5).

DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 18 December 2018 MESSAGE: God is just. He rewards piety, faithfulness, dedication, commitment and righteousness. In His faithfulness, He does not spare the unrepentant sinner, the unrighteous, the wicked and all who repay kindness with evil and wickedness.

God’s indignation and fearful judgment is always towards the ungrateful: the rich, poor, freemen, bondmen, educated, illiterate, religious and irreligious “because they have transgressed the laws, changed ordinance and broken the everlasting covenant”. Every unrighteousness is sin. God is not a respecter of person or nation. “The wicked shall be turned into hell; and all the nations that forget God” (Psalms 9:17).

God’s severe judgment is hanging on the neck of all who defy Him in spite of His goodness, mercies and loving kindness to them. Surely, He is good to all and in His magnanimity, He has endowed both man and land with rich deposit of His goodness. All those who therefore dare God and use what He has given to them – material wealth, mineral resources, intellect, wisdom, knowledge, positions – in ways that desecrate His name and promote ungodliness are courting His fierce judgment.

DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 18 December 2018 – Just Recompense written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

Every human being is a free moral agent. God gave all liberty to use whatever He has given to us, including our life, in the way we choose. Our response to God’s unquantifiable kindness will determine the kind of reward we should expect from Him now and in eternity. However, God’s anger and indignation can be avoided by turning from all wicked ways, repenting from all known sins and turning to God through Jesus Christ.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What a man decides ultimately determines his destiny.

DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 Timothy

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DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 17 December 2018 – The Power of Faith

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DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 17 December 2018 – The Power of Faith by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

TOPIC: The Power Of Faith

TEXT: MARK 9:14-29

KEY VERSE: “Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth”
(Mark 9:23).

DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 17 December 2018 MESSAGE:

A small child named Thomas A. Edison came home with a letter from school. The content of the letter was: “Your son is mentally deficient; we cannot let him attend our school anymore. He is expelled”. Edison’s mother’s eyes welled with tears as she said aloud positively, “Your son is a genius. This school is too small for him and doesn’t have good enough teachers to train him…” The mother took up the tutoring of Thomas effectively and successfully until she fell ill and passed on. Many years after Edison’s mother died, he became one of the greatest inventors of the century. Edison was a mentally deficient child, whose mother turned him into the genius of the century. Faith produces something from nothing. DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 17 December 2018

In our passage, Jesus upbraided His disciples for their inability to heal an epileptic child brought to them. He described their failure as resulting from their lack of faith. Faith in God’s promises and faithfulness changes situations and circumstances.

Nothing is impossible for a man or woman of faith. Whoever exercises faith always dwells in the realm of the supernatural. He visualises God’s unlimited supply, unquestionable authority over circumstances, unrestrained power over nature and His control over all issues. If prayer is the “staff” with which a Christian walks with God, then faith is the “key” to open God’s treasure-store.

DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 17 December 2018 – The Power of Faith written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

Without faith, we cannot attain to His presence or obtain anything from Him. How rich are you in faith? Build up your faith and experience victory and rest on all sides.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Through faith, you can both save yourself and others.

DAILY BIBLE READING: Philippians

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