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DCLM Daily Manna 9 June 2019 – Still Relevant Today

Topic: Still Relevant Today
[DCLM Daily Manna 9 June 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Deuteronomy 14:22-29 (KJV)

Key Verse: “Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year” (Deuteronomy 14:22).

Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi

MESSAGE:

There has been an uproar over the relevance of tithing in our age. Many have argued that tithes do not find a place in the New Testament. Some see it as a ploy by unscrupulous ministers to enrich themselves and live high profile lives while their poor members remain impoverished. While it is true that the practice of tithing has been grossly abused in many circles, this does not make this aspect of the word of God unnecessary today. True believers keep to the whole word of god and do not care what people say or do.

In the passage today, the Lord instructed the children of Israel on the issue of tithing. It was a clear command that was not to be subjected to any form of debate or rationalization. The practice was to be carried out regularly and faithfully. Apart from it being an act to display one’s gratitude to God for provisions, it was also to ensure that the Levites and priests who had no physical inheritance and who are wholly dedicated to the service of God without any anxiety or distractions. The practice was also to ensure that the poor among them – the widows, orphans and strangers – were equally provided for.

The conditions for which God gave this command to the nation of Israel are still the same today. There are men and women whom God has called to His service full-time like the Levites and priests of old. They are supposed to do no other work. There is the need that they are provided for. It is from the provisions of the tithes that this can be.

True children of God do not question or debate the clear instructions of God. They simply obey. It is this simple obedience that attracts the blessings of God. A tithe is the ten percent of our income. We must be regular and consistent in our giving as well. As long as God keeps blessing and providing for us, we must keep giving back to Him and His work.

Thought For The Day: God’s word on tithing is sacrosanct!

The Bible In One Year: 2 Samuel 11-12

DCLM Daily Manna 4 December 2018 – Overcome That Temptation

Topic: Overcome That Temptation
[DCLM Daily Manna 4 December 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Matthew 4:1-11 (KJV)

Key Verse: “Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil“ (Matthew 4:1).

prayer heals

MESSAGE:

Temptation is an allurement or enticement from the devil to make us do evil. Temptations, if not yielded to, are not sin. Satan’s temptations often start at the eye, blinded to things it should see, and dazzled with vanities it should be turned from. Temptations commonly rise from the world and the things in it; the lust of the flesh and the eye, with the pride of life. These are the major weapons the devil uses.

The experience of our Lord Jesus in the wilderness reveals that no one is free from or above temptation. Jesus was tempted when He was hungry. This made turning a stone into bread very proper for His necessary support. It is one of the wiles of Satan to take advantage of outward condition to plant his temptations. The use of unlawful means to get relief could bring setback to us. It is better to starve to death than live and thrive in sin.

The aim of Satan in all the series of temptation was to bring Jesus to sin against God and render Him incapable of making the Substitutionary Atonement for the sins of mankind. Had he succeeded, he would have been too glad to have Christ’s honour ceded to him.

Believers are to employ careful measures so as not to be caught in Satan’s web; knowing full well that the glory of the world is the most charming temptation to the unthinking and unwary. The comfort we have is in the fact that Christ conquered all the tempter’s tricks. He conquered for us. Hence, followers of Christ are given power to overcome all temptations and remain more than conquerors (Hebrews 2:18).

Thought For The Day: He who yields to temptation succumbs to Satan’s snare.

Bible Reading In One Year: 2 Corinthians 1-4

DCLM Daily Manna 30 November 2018 – God Still Answers Prayers

Topic: God Still Answers Prayers
[DCLM Daily Manna 30 November 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Genesis 25:12-26 (KJV)

Key Verse: “And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived“ (Genesis 25:21).

prayer heals

MESSAGE:

In his book “Shaping History Through Prayer And Fasting”, Derek Prince tells how his prayer and fasting changed the course of war in favour of the Allied Forces during the Second World War. He also told how he and his Jewish wife stood in for Israel in 1948 when the Syrians wanted to overrun them as they returned home to become a sovereign nation once again.

In our text, we see the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son from Hagar and his twelve princes, as God had promised Abraham. Also, we see Isaac intercede for his wife who had been barren for years and God’s answer by giving them twin children struggling in their mother’s womb.

God did not promise His children a trouble-free life, but assures of His help in times of need.

Saints in Bible days like Abraham, Samuel, David, Jehoshaphat, Elijah, Daniel, Hannah, Esther and so on had become conquerors through fervent and consistent prayer. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, prayed exceedingly during His earthly ministry and taught His followers “that men ought always to pray and not to faint” (Luke 18:1). George Muller who established an orphanage in Bristol that catered for young people “determined that the children will be provided with everything they needed by prayer and faith without making an appeal to anyone for money but God”. The number of the children grew to over 2,000 at a point, and he took care of them without any standing income as he depended only on God in prayer.

As the end gets nearer, there is no better time to pray than now. Pray without ceasing.

Thought For The Day: Unceasing prayer connects the believer to the invincible power of God.

Bible Reading In One Year: 1 Corinthians 5-8