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Topic: No Limits
[DCLM Daily Manna 27 November 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Hebrews 11:20-40
Key Verse: “Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions” – (Hebrews 11:33).
There was a time when Spain possessed the territory both sides of the Straits of Gibraltar. So on their coins they stamped the two Pillars of Hercules, which is what the two promontories of rock were called. And on a scroll the words, “No more beyond”. Meaning there is nothing else out there. Then came the discovery of the New World and with it the realisation that there was in fact something else out there. So they changed the coins to read, “More beyond.” Mostly, our limits don’t come from God but from within us.
Hebrews chapter eleven is the hall of fame of men and women who did mighty works, overcame the enemies, obtained surprised victories and stood firm in the face of persecutions. Moses chose to suffer affliction with the people of Israel rather than enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. Apart from the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and the kings and judges, like David, Samuel, Barak, Samson and Jephthae, women, were also prominent on the list. Some had their children raised from death, with the heathen Rahab, said to be a harlot, escaping judgment by faith, when the city of Jericho was destroyed.
It is amazing how the people who lived at different ages and under different circumstances, including foreigners can all be on the same list because they had the same faith. It shows that with faith in God, anything is possible. We can rise from zeros to heroes; we can overcome challenges and persecutions if we have faith in God. In summary, there are no limits in life, because God is unlimited.
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We can only be counted as men and women of faith if we stop doubting and trust in God to fulfil His word.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If only you can see it through faith, you can achieve it.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Peter 1-3