DCLM Daily Manna 18 December 2019 – Dominion Over All, written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
TODAY’S TOPIC: DOMINION OVER ALL
TEXT: Luke 9:1-9
KEY VERSE: “Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick” – (Luke 9:1,2).
MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna 18 December 2019
A traffic officer raised up her left hand to stop a coming heavily loaded articulated lorry. Herein is demonstrated the interplay of power and authority. The power to halt the lorry is not dependant on her gender, size, tribe, but by the authority she possesses.
Jesus Christ called together his twelve disciples and gave them power (ability to act on his behalf) and authority (the lawful right to act on his behalf). Their mission was to give spiritual light to the people (preach the kingdom of God) and comfort (to heal the sick) thereby relieving those that are spiritually and physically disabled and tortured by the devil. Jesus gave them complete instruction as regards their expected behaviour on the field.
They were to have a full mastery of self not going from house to house to crave for better care or collect money and favour because of the gift of God and mercy of God they were to dispense. Herod saw the multiplication of the kingdom work and was perplexed. He thought that the truth was banished by the beheading of John but now the fire of the gospel was spreading to the cities and villages.
Every disciple today is called to be a witness of Jesus Christ. The prominent feature of their equipment for the works, power, authority and the willingness to give up everything superfluous to reach out to the lost is as important today as ever. The sphere of the work in reaching out to the lost in our neighbourhood and bringing hope to the hopeless and vision of heaven is a call that every believer must heed promptly and with thoroughness. We are to “Occupy till [He comes]”.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Love not the fleece but the flock.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Haggai 1-2
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