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DCLM Daily Manna 3 November 2018 – Bark with Bite

Topic: Bark with Bite
[DCLM Daily Manna 3 November 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: 2 Samuel 13:21-29 (KJV)

Key Verse: “But when king David heard of all these things, he was very wroth“ (2 Samuel 13:21).

 

MESSAGE:

King David was a courageous soldier but a weak family man. He had committed dual iniquities of adultery and murder. God pronounced severe punishments against him, having given the adversaries of the Lord an occasion to blaspheme His name. God’s chastisement of David reveals His impartiality as no respecter of persons. He would not allow the wicked to go unpunished, because He could not tolerate sin.

In the text, we see the result of God’s punishment on David. Amnon, his son, committed incest with his half-sister, Tamar. When David heard, he was angry, but did nothing to discipline the young man. Some Bible commentators believe that David could not act decisively because Amnon was his eldest son and the next heir to his crown. It is arguable that David’s guilt with Bathsheba, rendered him more awkward in punishing Amnon. This led to Amnon’s murder by Absalom.

There are many Christian homes today whose living conditions make siblings prone to committing incest. No matter our level of earning power, there must be decency in the set-up of our homes. Children must not be exposed to nakedness of parents or the opposite gender. Adequate demarcation should be made for our children to respect the privacy of the opposite gender.

God abhors sin in all its forms and His judgment looms over unrepentant sinners. Christian leaders should never withhold the rod of discipline from their erring members. Similarly, parents should rebuke and discipline their wayward children to prevent evil from spreading.

Thought For The Day: Never shut your eyes to evil for it will grow.

Bible Reading In One Year: Mark 11; John 12

DCLM Daily Manna 17 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi – Trust Only In God

DCLM Daily Manna 17 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

Topic: Trust Only In God [DCLM Daily Manna Saturday March 17th, 2018]

Text: Psalm 60:1-12 (KJV)

Key Verse: “Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man” (Psalm 60:11).

MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna 17 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

No matter how much we try to help it, we cannot but face difficulty at one time or the other. Sometimes, the challenge comes when we think we have done our best to avoid it. We have prayed, planned very well and think that we have well prepared for it, yet we find everything crashing down like a pack of cards! Such an experience can be so devastating to the mind. If one is not careful, the tendency is to become either so dejected and surrender totally to defeat or look for a carnal way out.

The Psalm under consideration records one of such experiences in the life of King David, who feels rejected by God due to the numerous trails that have come his way. As he reflected over this and cried out to God for help, God spoke reassuringly to him. God’s word revealed His promise for His people and dominion over the enemy nations. This brought back faith in the Psalmist and he concluded that only God is to be trusted for victory over the enemy.

DCLM Daily Manna 17 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

When faced with life’s challenges, we must know that we cannot find help from any other. Too often, we see the difficulty ahead and know that it is something we cannot handle ourselves. But we forget to turn to Him who can bring help. We must realise that we have no hope unless God is willing to act on our behalf. Only with God’s help can the seemingly impossible take place.

As we understand this truth, we give up any attempt to self-manage our situations. There is no better help elsewhere but in God and through Him alone, we shall do valiantly.

Thought For The Day:  When all helps fail, God will always be there!

Bible Reading in a Year: Deuteronomy 17-20

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DCLM Daily Manna 17 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

DCLM Daily Manna 12 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi – From Above Only

DCLM Daily Manna 12 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

Topic: From Above Only [DCLM Daily Manna Monday March 12th, 2018]

Text: Psalm 75:1-10 (KJV)

Key Verse: “For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another” (Psalm 75:6,7).

MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna 12 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

A certain courthouse in Ohio stands in a unique location. Raindrops that fall on the north side of the building go into Lake Ontario and the gulf of St. Lawrence, while those falling on the south side go into the Mississipi River and the Gulf of Mexico. At precisely the point of the peak of the roof, just a gentle puff of wind can determine the destiny of many raindrops. It will make a difference of more than 2,000 miles as to the final destination.

Asaph was telling people to stop acts of wickedness in hopes of getting to the top. He regarded all the dubious dealings to outwit others as acts of foolishness, for promotion comes only from God and not because one is well connected. Trying to force the timeline of God could end in destruction and eternal damnation.

People go into unimaginable lengths in their efforts to grab things for themselves without any recourse to God. Because of the scanty available positions, there is a great scramble to get our own share of the cake. Sometimes, the competition becomes unhealthy with some going to the extent of assassinating their perceived adversaries to the detriment of their own souls. DCLM Daily Manna 12 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

The fact is, you either have faith in God and His promises for the security, success, significance, and win; or you have faith in the material things and their power to deliver and probably lose your soul in the process. Our text reveals that destinies are fixed by God and not man. Even when we realise our destinies require a change, it must be done through prayers, like Jabez who turned his bitter destiny into sweetness through importunate prayer – not through ungodly means. It is better to patiently wait on God until our time comes.

Thought For The Day: A little patience is what it takes to reach the peak of God’s plan for us.

Bible Reading in a Year: Deuteronomy 3-4

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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.

DCLM Daily Manna 12 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

DCLM Daily Manna 10 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi – The Road To Restoration

DCLM Daily Manna 10 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

Topic: The Road To Restoration [DCLM Daily Manna Saturday March 10th, 2018]

Text: Joel 2:20-29 (KJV)

Key Verse: “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you” (Joel 2:25)

MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna 10 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

A respected Cleric in a message titled “A Call to National Rebirth through Righteousness,” said: “We cannot continue to give national awards and chieftaincy titles to treasury looters and expect prayer alone to change our nation without repentance. The church, in any society, ought to be its moral bastion and church leaders its ethical conscience as they add prophetic voice to matters of State. They commend what is acceptable and condemn what is objectionable. Unfortunately, there is so much moral decay within the body of Christ today as seen in the overemphasis on wealth without wisdom, popularity without piety and health without holiness. The gospel has been turned into a means of making money and the church has been so commercialized that sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between a preacher and a businessman.”

Israel, in our text was going through a pathetic situation; hence, Prophet Joel called for the congregation to be sanctified. The priests were to maintain a sober mood while asking God to spare the nation and not to give His people (His Heritage) unto reproach. It is after the repentance, the solemn assembly and sanctification of the people that the Lord will then be jealous for His land, pity His people, end the oppression of their imperial masters, revive the nation’s agrarian economy, and restore peace and prosperity.

The condition for national rebirth is righteousness which exalts a nation and not prayer and fasting without repentance (2 Chronicles 7:14). Under the current economic recession which is affecting many nations with decline in food production, dwindling resources especially in the African continent, it is time to seek the Lord. To enjoy full restoration, confess your sins to the Lord, ask Him for forgiveness and exercise faith in Christ’s substitutionary atonement.

Thought For The Day: Righteousness, not prayer and fasting exalts a nation.

Bible Reading in a Year: Numbers 35-36 – DCLM Daily Manna 10 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

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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. DCLM Daily Manna 10 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

DCLM Daily Manna 9 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

DCLM Daily Manna 9 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

Topic: Distressed [DCLM Daily Manna Friday March 9th, 2018]

Text: Psalm 77:1-9 (KJV)

Key Verse: “In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted” (Psalm 77:2).

DCLM Daily Manna 9 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

Corrie Ten Boom in The Hiding Place, relates an incident that taught her always to be thankful. She and her sister, Betsy, had just been transferred to the worst German prison camp, Ravensbruck. On entering the barracks, they found them extremely overcrowded and flea-infested. That morning, their Scripture reading in 1 Thessalonians had reminded them to rejoice always, pray constantly and give thanks in all circumstances. Betsy told Corrie to stop and thank the Lord for every detail of their new living quarters. During the months spent at the camp, they were surprised to find how openly they could hold Bible study and prayer meetings without guard interference. It was not until several months later that they learned the reason the guards would not enter the barracks was because of the fleas.

The passage under consideration reveals that Asaph was in distress. He was so troubled that he could not speak; only his tears expressed the deep agony he went through. Unable to sleep at night, he spent the time thinking about God’s past faithfulness, and wondered what happened to His mercies and promises. Although the psalmist did not give the details of what confronted him, his song in the night was an indication that his faith was still firmly in God.

How then can we cope when things go on in our lives and it seems that God shows no interest in our plight? What should we do when our problems begin to weigh down on us to the extent we can’t sleep in the night? Although this Psalm does not answer these questions, it does provide us with an example of how to cope. We must spend more time in prayer and express our confidence in God in times of distress.

Thought For The Day: Weeping has a short shelf life; joy abides for ever.

Bible Reading in a Year: Numbers 33-34

DCLM Daily Manna 9 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

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.

 

DCLM Daily Manna 8th March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

DCLM Daily Manna 8th March 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

Topic: Clean And Unclean Food [DCLM Daily Manna Thursday, March 8th, 2018]

Text: Leviticus 11:13-28 (KJV)

Key Verse: “And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, And the vulture, and the kite after his kind” (Leviticus 11:13,14)

MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna 8th March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

One aspect of scriptures that has generated controversy is the subject of clean and unclean meats. The balanced teaching of the Scriptures is that one should not be condemned based on eating or not eating any particular food.

Chapter eleven of Leviticus deals specifically with the subject of clean and unclean foods. God listed some of the creatures on the land, some clean and some unclean – the clean ones they could eat, the unclean ones they were to avoid. The categories of those that are in the water were referred to as being abhorrent. The flying birds and insects are described; some birds are classified unclean. All flying insects are called unclean, with the exception of those that have a set of jumper legs with which they can leap through the air and thus propel themselves through the air. While jumping, flying insects are edible, the rest are not.

The dietary laws about “clean” and “unclean” meats are among the most unique yet puzzling instructions found in the Bible. For long, these laws have been a striking mark of identity separating God’s people from the world (Leviticus 20:25,26). Consequently, for centuries, these same instructions have been a source of controversy and confusion among various religious groups who claim to get their beliefs from the same book – the Bible.

The balanced teaching of Scriptures is that we should not judge one another on the basis of meat, observance of special days and the likes. We should not allow our personal views about what is clean or unclean to destroy, especially the weak believers whom Christ has redeemed (1 Corinthians 8). The credo for God’s saints is simply this: in essentials of Scriptures, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; and in all things, charity.

Thought For The Day: Christ commands to preach the Word, not teach about food.

Bible Reading in a Year: Numbers 31-32

DCLM Daily Manna 8th March 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi Folorunso ; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

DCLM Daily Manna 6 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

DCLM Daily Manna 6 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi – Trust In Man?

Topic: Trust In Man? [DCLM Daily Manna Tuesday March 6th, 2018]

Text: Psalm 62:1-12 (KJV)

Key Verse: “Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity” (Psalm 62:9).

MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna 6 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

John Maxwell in his book, ‘The Leader Within You’ stated that the Great Wall of China was built so high that no one could get over it and so thick that no one could tunnel through it. Amazingly, in the first 100 years of its existence, China was invaded three times. The enemy invaded through a gate left open for them because those who guarded it had been bribed. While the people sat comfortably behind the security of this gigantic wall which still exists today, they failed to teach their children integrity and patriotism. So, they were sold out to the enemy.

David expressed his confidence in God who was his Salvation and Defense. He stated the danger of putting one’s confidence in unregenerate men, who can be very undependable. He described men as lighter than vanity when placed in a balance, and said, trusting in them is like putting one’s hope in a mirage. He also cautioned against putting one’s confidence in riches which can be very disappointing as money can fail anytime. He concluded by extolling the justice and equity of God as more reason to trust Him. God is indeed faithful.

We can’t be too sure of the actual event that prompted the context of this psalm but the setting fits into the many stories of betrayals that David faced ranging from his plight with Saul after killing Goliath and the tacit support given the rebellious Absalom by some leaders in Israel.

Having people whom you placed your utmost trust turn against you is no longer news. People can disappoint and even betray the trust placed on them because they are unregenerate. Like David, we must always put our absolute trust in the most reliable and ever merciful God.

Thought For The Day: Better to trust the unseen God than believe in finite man.

Bible Reading in a Year: DCLM Daily Manna 6 March, 2018 by Pastor Kumuyi

Numbers 26-27 

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.

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