DCLM Daily Manna 10 December 2019 – Knowing The True God, written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
TOPIC: Knowing The True God
TEXT: Isaiah 26:12-21
KEY VERSE: “O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name” – (Isaiah 26:13).
MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna 10 December 2019
When prophet Elijah and the prophets of Baal had a contest on mount Carmel to determine who was the true God in Israel, the prophets of Baal called on their god for long hours without any response. But when Elijah, after repairing the altar of the Lord, called on Him, the fire of God fell from heaven and consumed all the sacrifice and every other thing there. The audience responded by proclaiming “the LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God” (1 Kings 18?:38?,39). In the days of prophet Isaiah also, only a recognition of the sovereignty of Jehovah brought peace and total victory to Israel.
The Lord could only “ordain peace” for Israel as soon as they realised that “other lords” beside Jehovah, that “have had dominion over (them)”, were nothing but dead gods (verse 12?,13).
Various tribes, languages and nations call the Almighty God by various names and titles. But it is also true that there are some deities worshipped by people to whom they ascribe the attributes of the only true God. These so-called gods are actually evil spirits who demand worship and sacrifices from ignorant people all over the world while they afflict them with deaths, strange sicknesses, disasters, etc., and yet these individuals keep on worshipping them. But our God is different. He is the God of light, love, power, faithfulness, creation and the God of grace. To know Him is the greatest benefit any human can have.
To know God means to become a child of God. And this can be done by repenting from one’s sins and receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Salvation is not by works of man but through faith in the finished work of Christ at Calvary. DCLM Daily Manna 10 December 2019
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Only those redeemed by Christ can know the true God.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Jonah 1-4
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