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DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 8 December 2018 – Plague of Jealousy

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DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 8 December 2018 – Plague of Jealousy written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi.

TOPIC: Plague Of Jealousy

TEXT: JOHN 11:47-57

KEY VERSE: “Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles”  – (John 11:47).

DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 8 December 2018 MESSAGE:

Tuthmosis III was the sixth pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. He was regarded as a great military genius and expansionist. Apparently moved by envy and jealousy, he tried to destroy the memory of his predecessor and stepmother, Queen Hatshepsut. This he did by building a wall around her obelisk (a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument) to prevent people from admiring it or reading its inscriptions. Ironically, this malicious act helped in preserving Queen Hatshepsut’s obelisk for posterity!

The action of the chief priests and Pharisees was not only borne out of jealousy but also shows the extent jealousy can go to bring down its target. Christ had just performed one of the greatest miracles of raising Lazarus from death four days after burial. Expectedly, this brought so much joy and excitement in Bethany and beyond. As a result, many believed in Christ. DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 8 December 2018

The Pharisees and chief priests sat in council to determine what to do – not for, but against Christ. Uncomfortable with Christ’s increasing exploits and fame, they decided that He should be killed. Of course, God had already planned to use Christ’s death as channel for the salvation of mankind even as unwittingly prophesied by Caiaphas, one of the priests. Like the spiteful building of wall around the obelisk, their jealousy and maliciousness only fuelled Christ’s glorification while His detractors fizzled out miserably.

Today’s DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 8 December 2018 by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

Jealousy is as strong as death and as poisonous as venom. The trouble with it is that it unleashes more harm to the person harbouring it than the person targeted. You may be tempted but do not let the devil drop this deadly venom in your heart. If you are the target of jealousy, Iean on God and be sure that the venom can only water the plant of your success.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Another person’s promotion does not mean your demotion until you confirm it with jealousy.

DAILY BIBLE READING: Romans 4-7

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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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