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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).

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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).

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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

DCLM Daily Manna 27 November 2018 – Don’t Jump The Precipice

Topic: Don’t Jump The Precipice
[DCLM Daily Manna 27 November 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Mark 10:1-12 (KJV)

Key Verse: “And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her” (Mark 10:11).

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MESSAGE:

The divorce dilemma is a growing social scourge that must be carefully avoided by everyone. The pangs and pains trailing failed marriages make it imperative for all sections of the social strata to understand the root of this plague and identify effective ways of preventing its occurrence. Jesus, the great Teacher and Lord of all, has the panacea to this social problem.

His recommendation is, “What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder” (Mark 10:9). Marital relationship between two male and female adults, with parental consent, conducted based on any religious or cultural belief, are binding and indissoluble by scriptural standards.

Divorce dilemma is such a precipice that no person should contemplate of jumping from. It hurts deeply and could hurt eternally, as no adulterer or adulteress, which a divorce situation occasions, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Every person associated with a failed marriage – couples, children, relations of partners, friends and well-wishers of the couples – feels the pain. The society is not spared because the products of crashed marriage are released into it with known heart and head aches they cause.

Thanks to God, who has provided ways of escape from marital malaise. How? Be a believer in Jesus Christ, who is the Author of life and Giver of all good gifts. Obey and follow His teaching on all aspects of life, including marriage and enjoy His fellowship by remaining wisely connected to Him daily. God is faithful who will always bless and heal your marriage in whatever area it aches. Amen!

Thought For The Day: Marriage is for life and never a part-time business.

Bible Reading In One Year: 1 Thessalonians; 2 Thessalonians

DCLM Daily Manna 21 November 2018 – Shun Rebellion

Topic: Shun Rebellion
[DCLM Daily Manna 21 November 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Isaiah 30:1-17 (KJV)

Key Verse: “Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin“ (Isaiah 30:1).

MESSAGE:

Not long ago, there was a case of mutiny in a country’s armed forces in Africa. Some aggrieved soldiers raised their voices on the quality of food and poor maintenance services rendered to them. What started as a mere complaint soon snowballed into a large scale mutiny resulting in the death sentence on scores of the servicemen. The situation moved the nation and the citizens to cry out in unison for leniency on the erring soldiers.

Rebellion often starts imperceptibly with one or few people, and becomes epidemic, if not checked. The nation of Israel and their leaders – both spiritual and secular – had had repeated records of rebelling against God, His word and will.

The passage today is a divine pronouncement of judgment against the rebellious children, who counsel themselves deceitfully against God and His revealed will for the holy nation. Judgment is against those who would add sin to sin that they may reap iniquity and damnation. The rebellion of the people of Israel attracted severe woes on the rebels.

It is unimaginable that Israel would ever desire to go down to Egypt for help. They established a military alliance with the army of Pharaoh without consultation with the God of Israel who had dealt severely with Egypt and assured them that they would see these Egyptians no more forever. Presumption, self-management and unbelief are the actual causes of rebelling against God and His word.

To shun rebellion, we must guide our hearts with all diligence and ensure that no root of bitterness against God or His servants springs up from within us.

Thought For The Day: Rebellion is the product of unbelief, pride and presumption: Shun it!

Bible Reading In One Year: Acts 13-14

DCLM Daily Manna 20 November 2018 – Graceful Response to Offenders

Topic: Graceful Response to Offenders
[DCLM Daily Manna 20 November 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Matthew 17:22-27 (KJV)

Key Verse: “Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee” (Matthew 17:27).

MESSAGE:

The contemporary world is a pervasive one, full of offences orchestrated by Satan and his cohorts. Christ Jesus who is the Master and Governor of the whole universe, had warned His disciples that offences must come, but woe to that person through whom they are meted out. The Christian position on offences, like our Lord remarked in the text, is that the believer should not allow it become a working tool in Satan’s hands. We must avoid it.

The believer should be circumspect in every situation and ensure that he does not encourage any strife between his neighbour and himself at home, workplace or business centre, on the street or anywhere. The Lord has called us unto peace. He exemplified it in spite of the numerous avowed enemies that ganged up against Him during His earthly ministry.

Taking a non-vengeful stance in our relationship with others does not mean we are to become a jelly-fish, ready to compromise with offenders in all situations. Never at all! Christ our Lord was resolute in His pursuit of God’s will for His life and ministry. He never allowed His detractors to undo Him from God’s purpose. We must prayerfully and wisely pursue peace with offenders. God will provide us the needed grace and wisdom to know when to answer fools according to their folly and when not to answer them.

However, we are in a permissive world of offences. All we need is grace and wisdom to live with the challenges life presents and be determined to overcome in all things, until we receive the royal welcome from the Master at the pearly gates of heaven.

Thought For The Day: To enjoy peace and spiritual health, be peaceful to all especially offenders.

Bible Reading In One Year: Acts 11-12

DCLM Daily Manna 18 November 2018 – Holiness

Topic: Holiness
[DCLM Daily Manna 18 November 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Psalm 101:1-8 (KJV)

Key Verse: “I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart“ (Psalm 101:2).

MESSAGE:

Sometimes, people wonder what constitutes holy living. “If I say I am holy, what does this mean?”, they ask. To some, holiness is a kind of abstract experience which is difficult to grasp or explain. They think it only exists in the heart and in dogma, but impracticable. They rule out the possibility of holy living in this present world.

Our passage however gives us a practical definition and demonstration of holiness. It shows that it is a reality and quite possible in the life of every Christian. King David made a clear decision backed up by a strong determination to be holy. His holiness affected his association and relationships. He had nothing to do with the ungodly who is wicked, deceitful and boastful. He only kept company and did business with the faithful who walk in a perfect way.

Though the Lord has graciously made adequate provision for our holiness, we can not possess it without our willingness and determination. Holy living is the practical responsibility of every believer. We must make a daily determination to be holy both in our secret and public lives.

We cannot expect to be holy in our minds and thoughts if we continually gaze on unclean things on the TV, Internet, handsets or literature that we read. Holiness will not only affect our attitude, character and conduct, but also our associations. We cannot successfully maintain a daily holy life if our intimate associates are ungodly. Their sinful lifestyle will certainly rub off on us. When we seek close friendship only with the Christlike, it helps us safeguard our experience. However, we must understand that salvation precedes holiness and without it, the holiness experience becomes a mirage.

Thought For The Day: God’s grace and personal resolve promote holy living.

Bible Reading In One Year: Acts 7-8

DCLM Daily Manna 14 November 2018 – Holy Ghost: Our Teacher And Guide

Topic — Holy Ghost: Our Teacher And Guide
[DCLM Daily Manna 14 November 2018 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: John 14:21-31 (KJV)

Key Verse: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you“ (John 14:26).

MESSAGE:

Along many highways are well placed official signs which give us direction and warn us of danger. Most of these are the reflector type; that is, they are designed to reflect the light of auto headlamps. In the daytime, they are very easy to see and read. And in darkness, they are invisible to anyone who travels without light but when our auto headlights are flashed upon them, they reflect back to us their message of guidance or caution. Their messages are for our welfare both in the night and day. They are our permanent road instructors.

The last series of the messages of Jesus was to prepare His disciples for the time that He would no longer be around to teach them. He made them to know that the heavenly Father loved and had plans for them. Through the ministry of the Holy Ghost, who is the Comforter and Teacher, their basic needs would be met. Their responsibility was to obey instructions given and patiently demonstrate the life of faith.

Obedience is the key to God’s heart. The Lord points out the principle, which any one who would be His follower must keep. Total obedience to His word is the only evidence that we love Him. God moves in the lives of those who completely surrender to Him. He will not reveal Himself to the rebellious, but only to those who obey Him.

To benefit maximally from the ministry of the Holy Spirit, you must give your life to Jesus and pray for the sanctification experience, to be pure within and without. Then, pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to fill and make you a channel of blessing to other people.

Thought For The Day: When we love the Lord, we have great joy obeying Him.

Bible Reading In One Year: Matthew 28; Mark 16