Topic: Confronting Falsehood
[DCLM Daily Manna 11 October 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Jeremiah 26:7-24 (KJV)
Key Verse: “…And all the people took him, saying, Thou shalt surely die. Why hast thou prophesied in the name of the LORD, saying, This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate without an inhabitant? And all the people were gathered against Jeremiah in the house of the LORD” (JEREMIAH 26:8,9).
God sends His servants, the prophets, to bring His message of love and warning to guide the people in the path of rectitude. Jeremiah was one of such prophets. God had instructed him to go to the temple and declare His word to the Jews who were gathered for worship. But his message angered the religious leaders – the priests and prophets who accused him of functioning outside the will of God, saying he was worthy of death, for daring to say the temple would become like Shiloh. Such charges carried capital punishment (Deuteronomy 18:20-22). But God used the people and princes to save his life (verses 16-24). He, however, insisted that what he preached was the truth as given to him by God.
The battle for the souls of men is now at its peak; as Satan is doing everything possible to keep men bound in darkness and error. The infiltration of the Church by worldly-minded preachers who give heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils is doing a great harm. So, true and standing Christians must “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3).
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In a way, the eternal destiny of all, is in the hands of all believers. If believers fail to reach out to the people, they will perish in their sins.”Son of man, I have made thee a watchman over the house of Israel: therefore, hear the word at my mouth and give them warning from me” (Ezekiel 3:17). Present-day believers with all the advantages of technology cannot have any excuse, but must go forth and preach everywhere, having been assured by the Lord that He will confirm the Word with signs following. What are you waiting for? Rescue the perishing, win the lost to Christ.
Thought For The Day: Preach the word despite persecution.
Bible Reading In One Year: Matthew 11