Topic: Worthy Partakers Of The Lord’s Supper [DCLM Daily Manna 24 January 2020 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi] Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse. 18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. 19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. 20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord’s supper. 21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. 23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. 27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. 30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. 31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. 33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. 34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come. Key Verse: “Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord” – (1 Corinthians 11:27) MESSAGE: The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance bequeathed to the Church by the Lord, Jesus Christ before His death. The ordinance is meant to commemorate His death for our sins and also point to His second coming. It is also referred to as the Lord’s Table, Holy Communion, Eucharist and Holy Sacrament. The ordinance was instituted to offer participants the opportunity to look back and remember the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ at Calvary as an accomplished task to be celebrated. In addition, believers have the opportunity of thorough self-examination from time to time; as each participant looks inward and checks for any sin or things that can make them unworthy partakers, and by extension, unfit for heaven. Such things are properly dealt with and necessary restitution undertaken. Furthermore, it is an opportunity to look forward in anticipation of the Lord’s glorious return. The way and manner the Lord’s Supper is celebrated should draw the attention of participants to Christ, not only to their sins, weaknesses and failures but for inward examination so as to purge all hidden iniquities; so as to prepare for the Lord’s return. Any participant must be born again and maintain a vital fellowship with the Lord. No believer, expecting the return of the Lord should be living in secret immorality, fraud, dishonesty, pride and keeping grudges or malice against fellow believers. Apostle Paul said people who participate at the table of the Lord in an unworthy manner are guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. For such people, there will be divine judgment in form of sickness, physical weakness and death; while the worthy partakers will enjoy sound health, peace with God, prosperity and long life. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The Lord’s Supper should be taken worthily and in anticipation of His return. THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 26-29 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.
Dunamis’ Seeds of Destiny 24 January 2020 Devotional by Pastor Paul Enenche – The Keeping Force Of The Blessing Topic: The Keeping Force Of The Blessing God’s commitment to blessing you is also His commitment to keeping you. SCRIPTURE: The LORD bless thee, and keep thee. Numbers 6:24 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God’s commitment to blessing you is also His commitment to keeping you. One of the strongest forces on earth is the force of the Blessing, the Blessing of God. The Blessing of God is like a two-edged sword that exhibits two-dimensional forces – the Blessing force and the keeping force (Numbers 6:24). God does not bless you and then leaves you to be destroyed by the enemy. The Blesser is also the keeper. The truth is,the Blessing of God has so much to offer. However, due to the ignorance of this understanding, the full dividends of the Blessing of God are not being maximized by many children of God. Divine Blessing goes beyond material or financial possessions or increase; the Blessing is also pregnant with the power for preservation. God cannot bless you and leave you to be wasted; He cannot bless you and allow your destiny to be eaten up by a witch or a wizard. God’s commitment to blessing you is also His commitment to keeping you. So, to hurt a blessed person is to invite the wrath and hurt of God on your life. TODAY, I prophesy to you: the Lord bless you, the Lord keep you, the Lord cause His face to shine upon you and give you peace on every side in Jesus’ Name. REMEMBER THIS: God’s commitment to blessing you is also His commitment to keeping you. ASSIGNMENT (S): Above anything else, desire the Blessing of God upon your life. Locate Scriptural provisions of God’s promises for your preservation and appropriate them accordingly. Endeavour to do what you need to do to establish the Blessing of God on your life – listen to appropriate messages on the way of the Blessing. FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE PRESERVATION POWER OF THE BLESSING PART 1. PRAYER: Lord, I pray that You may bless me indeed and enlarge my coast. Deliver me from every shame and reproach confronting my life and destiny. Let the mystery of Divine preservation through Your Blessing be evident in my life, Lord, in Jesus’ Name. QUOTE: The Presence of God delivers from adversity. Culled from 15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL by Dr Paul Enenche DAILY READING: Leviticus 20 – Numbers 1 AMAZING FACT:The nearest heavenly body to us is the moon, and the moon is approximately 245,000 miles away. PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: Every wicked agenda of the enemy and his agents against your life is frustrated right now in Jesus’ Name. Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities
Topic: Worthy Of Praises [DCLM Daily Manna 18 January 2020 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi] Text: Psalm 107:17-30 17 Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted. 18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death. 19 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses. 20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. 21 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing. 23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; 24 These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep. 25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. 26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. 27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end. 28 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. 29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. 30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven. Key Verse: “Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” – (Psalm 107:21) MESSAGE: An appreciative spirit is a sign of good conduct and attitude. Such attitude always attract additional benefits. It is expedient that believers of all ages develop this attitude as a way of life because with it, we respond to God’s goodness in our lives, family, nation and ministry. At whatever point in life, there is always something for which to be grateful unto God. The deliverance from the foolishness and negative effects of the sinful life, freedom from the afflictions of the wicked one, answer to prayers in times of sickness, trouble, distress and fear, and the gracious salvation from eternal destruction in the lake of fire should elicit spontaneous gratitude from the depths of our hearts unto the great God of heaven and earth. What shall we say of the wonders of His creation which are daily manifest in the air, on land and in the deep? The whole realm of nature, as beautifully made, are all under His firm control. The sea waves and stormy ocean move at His command and all creatures therein. Here then is the challenge the psalmist poses to the wise in the text. Fools may not appreciate God but the believer ought to do so. “Let them”, he enjoins, “sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing”. We should this day have a detailed retrospect of all the dealings and doings of this wonderful God in our lives and raise up an altar of praise unto Him who is worthy of all praises and adoration. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord. THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 5-7 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.
Dunamis’ Seeds Of Destiny 18 January 2020 Devotional by Pastor Paul Enenche: Excellence – The Cure For Mediocrity Topic: Excellence – The Cure For Mediocrity Nothing can be glorious until somebody is serious; and nothing can be excellent until somebody deploys excellence. SCRIPTURE: “Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm” – Daniel 6:3(KJV) THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Nothing can be glorious until somebody is serious; and nothing can be excellent until somebody deploys excellence. Excellence connotes the condition of being superior, especially in performance. It is the quality of being outstanding or extremely good. On the other hand, mediocrity is an average existence. From our anchor scripture, we see that the major secret that made Daniel to stand out even in a strange land was the delivery of excellence on his assignment. Beloved, avoid mediocrity; do not give out nothing short of your best; be known for excellent delivery. The truth is, if it cannot be done excellently, it should be left totally. Please understand this: Nothing can be glorious until somebody is serious: And nothing can be excellent until somebody deploys excellence. Now, what are the products of Excellence? 1. Excellence brings audience, both with God and man: When you are excellent, people are forced or compelled to listen to you when you speak. 2. Excellence brings eminence and prominence:- You cannot be excellent and be in obscurity. People of excellence are eminently prominent people. 3. Excellence attracts abundance. You cannot be excellent and end as a pauper. And to be a mediocre person is to be buried in shortage and scarcity. Thus, to escape mediocrity, you must embrace excellence. REMEMBER THIS: Nothing can be glorious until somebody is serious; and nothing can be excellent until somebody deploys excellence. ASSIGNMENT (S): Visit the Dunamis Bookshop at the Lord’s Garden or www.dunamisgospel.org to get this book to read: ‘Career and Work place Wisdom’ by Dr Paul Enenche Determine to be a person of excellence and deploy excellence in all you do. For Further Understanding, Get This Message: Workplace and Career Wisdom PRAYER: Lord, I make demands on Your grace to be a person of excellence. I refuse to exist as an average person. Cure me of every trace of mediocrity and incompetence Lord, in Jesus’ Name. DAILY READING: Exodus 36-40 QUOTE:An average mentality will always generate an average destiny; the stronger your mind the stronger your life. Culled from ‘365 Wisdom Capsules’ by Dr Paul Enenche Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities
Topic: Driven By Compassion [DCLM Daily Manna 17 January 2020 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi] Text: Matthew 15:32-39 32 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. 33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude? 34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes. 35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. 36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full. 38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children. 39 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala. Key Verse: “Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way” – (Matthew 15:32). MESSAGE: Underlying the success of any endeavour in life is the strong motive that drives it. Generally, people who have very genuine motives have been known to excel far beyond their peers, contributed immensely to the general good of humanity and have left behind worthy and commendable legacies. As we look at the passage of our meditation today, we cannot but be struck by the love and compassion that drove the actions and ministry of Jesus. He presents Himself to us today as a Shepherd who truly loves and cares for His sheep. Observe that the miracle of the multiplication of bread that took place here happened out of the care and compassion of Jesus. It was out of a genuine desire to meet people’s needs and solve their problems; same with every other miracle Jesus did in His life time. They were never meant to boost His ego. His miracles resulted from the deep compassion and care He had for the people. We will never be able to truly help people out of their predicaments except we truly love and care for them. There are people who throw up philanthropic deeds just to get a good name and win cheap popularity. The same is true of pastors and ministers who seek to perform miracles so that people may know how great a “man of God” they are! No wonder some delve into diabolical practices to sustain their miracle-working power. How we need to be wary of such ministers! As we care for the spiritual welfare of others, let us also think of other aspects of their lives, as deeds of kindness can have a deep effect and produce a lasting result. This wonderful balance will make a greater impact. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Miracles happen when someone truly cares! THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 1-4 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.
Dunamis’ Seeds Of Destiny 17 January 2020 Devotional by Pastor Paul Enenche – Indicators Of A Life Of Value Topic: Indicators Of A Life Of Value If your existence makes no difference in any life, it is possible you are living a valueless life. SCRIPTURE: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing”- 2 Timothy 4:7-8. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If your existence makes no difference in any life, it is possible you are living a valueless life. The life of value is a life of worth. The life of value is a life of impact. The value of life is a life of value; your life would have no value until it adds value to other lives. To contribute to the worth and value of a life is the essence of a valuable life. If your existence makes no difference in any life, it is possible you are living a valueless life. One of the indicators of a life of value is living by values. Living by values is what makes a lifeon value values, he becomes a person of value: Those who stand out, stand on standards; principal people are principled people. Thus, the higher your sense of value as a person, the more of a valuable person you become in your generation. You cannot be a law breaker and at the same time be valuable in society. If you value values, you will value people. Beloved, the value of a man is not in the money he accumulates or the properties he possesses; the true value of a person is in the value he adds to another person’s life. If nobody is benefiting from you, it is a sign that your life on earth is wasting away. But that shall not be your portion, in Jesus’ Name. REMEMBER THIS: If your existence makes no difference in any life, it is possible you are living a valueless life. ASSIGNMENT (S) Maintain a healthy sense of value Refuse to live without anyone benefiting from your life Decide to be a source of motivation and inspiration to as many as come in contact with you. For Further Understanding, Get This Message: A Life of Value. PRAYER: Lord, I make demands on Your help never to exist without adding value to nobody’s life. I receive the grace to value values and to make a positive mark in my generation, Lord, in Jesus’ Name. DAILY READING: Exodus 31-35 QUOTE: Principles are behind the making of principal people. Culled from ‘30 Secrets to the Top’ by Dr Paul Enenche. AMAZING FACT: There are 31,556,926 seconds in a year. PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: The grace to live a life of values is released upon you in Jesus’ Name. Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities.
Dunamis’ Seeds Of Destiny 16 January 2020 Devotional by Pastor Paul Enenche – Productivity By Mentality Topic: Productivity By Mentality A dormant mind equals a dormant life; a non-strategic mind equals a non-productive life. SCRIPTURE: “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” Proverbs 4:23(KJV) THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A dormant mind equals a dormant life; a non-strategic mind equals a non-productive life. There is a connection between mentality and productivity; there is a link between how you think and your results in life. The truth is, the stronger your mentality the heavier your productivity. Do not just let your hands work, let your mind work ahead of your hands. Nobody will mind the man who does not use his mind. The reason why a mad man is not productive is because he has lost his mind. It is not possible for you to be productive if your mind is functionless. A dormant mind equals a dormant life; a non-strategic mind equals a non-productive life. To be productive, you need to be strategic. It is the synergy of mentality and activity that guarantees productivity. Activity without mentality is an exercise in futility. This is why you see some people working so hard, yet they see little or no result. There are some employees with zero mentality or initiative; each time you ask them, ‘have you done this and that?’ Their responses would always be, ‘No sir, or okay, I remember now sir.’ That is a liability existence. But today, I prophesy to you, your mind must work productively. As you maximize your mind you shall see greater results in life, in Jesus’ Name. REMEMBER THIS: A dormant mind equals a dormant life; a non-strategic mind equals a non-productive life. ASSIGNMENT (S) Deliberately make strategic thinking a part of your daily TO-DO list. Determine to consciously apply your mind to your task and whatever you do. For Further Understanding, Get This Message: Workplace and Career Wisdom part 2. PRAYER: Lord, I ask for Your help to use my mind well. Deliver me from any form of bankruptcy of mentality. I make demands on the Holy Spirit for the sharpening of my mentality for greater productivity, Lord, in Jesus’ Name. DAILY READING: Exodus 26-30 QUOTE: Your mentality determines your possibilities. Culled from 365 Wisdom Capsules by Dr Paul Enenche AMAZING FACT: Some fishes cough. PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: I Prophesy a new wave of mental fertility by the Holy Ghost upon you in Jesus’ Name. Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities
Topic: No Shortcut [DCLM Daily Manna 16 January 2020 Daily Devotional By Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi] Text: 1 Kings 15:16-24 16 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days. 17 And Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and built Ramah, that he might not suffer any to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah. 18 Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that were left in the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king’s house, and delivered them into the hand of his servants: and king Asa sent them to Benhadad, the son of Tabrimon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying, 19 There is a league between me and thee, and between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent unto thee a present of silver and gold; come and break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me. 20 So Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts which he had against the cities of Israel, and smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abelbethmaachah, and all Cinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali. 21 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard thereof, that he left off building of Ramah, and dwelt in Tirzah. 22 Then king Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah; none was exempted: and they took away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha had builded; and king Asa built with them Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah. 23 The rest of all the acts of Asa, and all his might, and all that he did, and the cities which he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? Nevertheless in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet. 24 And Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead. Key Verse: “There is a league between me and thee, and between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent unto thee a present of silver and gold; come and break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me” (1 Kings 15:19). MESSAGE: Men always seek shortcuts to success in life. Rather than live by God’s righteous standards, they seek to achieve success by any means possible. They justify their actions by arguing that the end does indeed justify the means. This is despite their moral failings and character flaws, all of which contravene God’s expectations from His children. Such was the beginning of the end for King Asa, who had begun well to rule Judah and had introduced great reforms in the land. He brought back true worship of God, took away altars erected for strange gods by his fathers, destroyed all objects of idolatry in Judah, strengthened the kingdom by building fenced cities and generally lived and ruled righteously. In return, God gave the land rest and peace, and prospered his reign. Although he built a strong army, he did not have to fight many wars. In one particular instance, he faced an onslaught from Baasha, the king of Israel, and instead of turning to God as he did in the past and got great victory, he sought help from Benhadad, the king of Syria. When challenged by a prophet of God to the effect that he had gone astray, he arrested and imprisoned him and oppressed anyone else who raised his voice against his excesses. He was soon struck by God with a disease in his feet. Yet, in that condition, he failed to humble himself and turn to God but sought treatment from physicians. Eventually, he died from that sickness. Besides it being disobedience, choosing the easy but wrong way is sin in the sight of God. You may get the reprieve you seek but in the process incur the anger of the Lord. Never withdraw your trust from God because of present suffering, nor seek solution to your problems from other sources. This is the surest way to avoid a life of regret and eternal separation from God. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The life that pleases God is a marathon, not a quick and easy dash. THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 48–50 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.
Topic: You Can’t Do It Alone [DCLM Daily Manna 9 January 2020 Daily Devotional By Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi] Text: Exodus 18:13-27 13 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening. 14 And when Moses’ father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even? 15 And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to enquire of God: 16 When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws. 17 And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good. 18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone. 19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God: 20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do. 21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: 22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee. 23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace. 24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said. 25 And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. 26 And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves. 27 And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his own land. Key Verse: “Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. And let them judge the people at all times. Then it will be that every great matter they shall bring to you, but every small matter they themselves shall judge. So it will be easier for you, for they will bear the burden with you.” Exodus 18:21,22 MESSAGE: The most effective people in life are those who recognise that they cannot accomplish so much alone. They need the support and help of other people. They are humble enough to admit that they are not supermen, irrespective of how naturally and richly endowed they may be. Besides, knowing the limits we can go alone is often the hallmark of true leadership and the foundation for great achievements. Moses was a great leader, on a great mission, which he pursued single-mindedly. For a while, everything worked well until his father-in-law, Jethro, came visiting. What he saw convinced him that Moses needed a change of strategy. Moses would hold court daily from morning till evening with the people queuing, the whole time, to bring their case before him. Jethro emphatically told him he was tiptoeing into disaster; he would wear out himself fast, as the duty was too heavy for him alone. The people too, would be worn out and disenchanted with the administrative structure that was naturally grinding slowly. Jethro said what Moses needed was to build a four-tier structure headed by “able men, such as fear of God, men of truth, hating covetousness”. They would deal. With small matters, while Moses would handle only big issues. This would create time for him to attend to other necessary matters. Recognising this as a divinely inspired counsel, Moses promptly set up the new functional system. We must never get to the point where we begin to think that we are the only ones that can do necessary things, either in the kingdom of God or in our daily activities. We must humbly learn to delegate some duties to others. This will relieve us of stress, make us more effective and create a chance for others to grow. It will also make us more profitable to those around us. Check also: [MP3 DOWNLOAD] MojiGraceful – "Eni Oba Fe" THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: As the old quip says, a tree does not make a forest. THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 26-28 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.
Topic: Wickedness Never Pays [DCLM Daily Manna 10 January 2020 Daily Devotional By Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi] Text: Psalm 10:12-18 12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble. 13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it. 14 Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless. 15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none. 16 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land. 17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear: 18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress. Key Verse: “wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it” (Psalm 10:13) MESSAGE: Eugene Marcel Proust, known as Marcel Proust, a French novelist and essayist, observers that “Prosperity of wicked men runs like a torrent past, and soon is spent”. Life sometimes seem to play games on us. We are pressed from all sides and at such times, help is nowhere nearby. We seem forsaken. Worse still, all the signs that surround us appear to indicate that evil people are triumphing over us. Rather than become dispirited at such times, we should turn to God for solace. The psalmist, for a while, could not understand why those perpetrating acts of wickedness did not seem to have any check whatsoever on their evil deeds, or why God seemed so far away at such time. But instead of yielding to discouragement and despondency, fear and failure, he quickly assured himself that no action is ever hidden from God. Even as a victim of evil acts, the psalmist did not forget to cry out to God to show concern and act in defence of the humble. He pleaded with God to judge the wicked for all their evil acts, show Himself as the sovereign King who answers the prayers of the humble, defend the weak and put an end to oppression. It has been proven that who do wickedly do not triumph indefinitely. The Scripture is replete with accounts of those who chose to be wicked and ended disastrously. There may be times when evil people fiercely attack us. Rather than helplessly allow ourselves to be assailed, we must remember at such times to trust in the Lord. We must pray to Him to intervene on our behalf and hold the wicked accountable for their evil conducts. Even if it seems God is distant at such trying moments, we must never lose sight; He will arrive at the nick of time to rescue us. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: the wicked shall not go unpunished. THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 29-31 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.\…