DCLM Daily Manna 15 April, 201
Topic: Salvation Is Of The Lord [DCLM Daily Manna Sunday April 15, 2018]
Key Verse: ”But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD” (Jonah 2:9).
Ninety-nine percent of failure comes from people who have a habit of making excuses. Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they ought to do when all they really need is one reason why they can. Jonah was a disobedient prophet whom God sent to Nineveh to warn the people of their sinful ways and God’s imminent judgment. Jonah instead fled to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.
By the reason of his affliction, Jonah acknowledged the Lord, promised to praise Him with his voice and pay his vows. He confirmed that salvation is of the Lord.
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Jesus Christ is the central focus of human history. Before His birth, all dates are BC and after His death, all dates are AD. He is both the Son of God (fully Deity) and the Son of man (fully Human). He is our Saviour and Substitute. Without Jesus, life is as the twilight with the dark night ahead. But with Christ, it is the dawn of morning with the light and warmth of full day.
The desire of God since the fall of man at Eden is repentance from sin. Jesus, our Saviour and Substitute, is the only medium of salvation. Have you received His forgiveness for your sins? If you have, extend it to your relatives, friends, neighbours and community. Soul-winning is every believer’s ministry which we should not shy away from. You are saved to serve. Delay no further: let others know that salvation is of the Lord. Learn the prime lesson that Jonah did not fully learn: reach out to sinful souls, irrespective of creed or colour.
Thought For The Day: The living Jesus is the proof of God’s love and forgiveness.
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DCLM Daily Manna 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.