DAILY MANNA DCLM DEVOTIONAL
TOPIC: CONFIDENCE IN GOD
TEXT: ISAIAH 8:9-22.
KEY VERSE “Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us” (ISAIAH 8:10).
DAILY MANNA DCLM BY PASTOR W F KUMUYI
D.L. Moody once said, “Trust in yourself, and you are doomed to disappointment; trust in your friends, and they will die and leave you; trust in money, and you may have it taken from you; trust in reputation, and some slanderous tongue may blast it; but trust in God, and you are never to be confounded in time or eternity”.
In our passage today, the Lord sent Isaiah to reassure Judah that the conspiracy of Israel with Syria against her would fail. He therefore wanted Judah to repose confidence in Him as Saviour and Lord. Judah should not fear the confederacy against her because He has raised Isaiah and his sons up for signs and wonders. Isaiah stated further that Judah must not seek any other God or help from familiar spirits. She must trust the Lord alone and not allow any contrary counsel or opinion to turn her away from Him.
It is not the desire of God for His children to live in fear of the enemy. In spite of the various threats and fear-generating situations around today, we must be confident and hopeful. He wants us to have confidence in Him and trust His word in every situation. To gain confidence in Him, we must “Bind up the testimony, seal the law among [His] disciples”. Our confidence in the word of God must be resolute and sound.
Whatever the devil may bring on your way today has been covered by the promise of the Lord. He has promised to deliver you. He delivered His people who waited on Him. And He will still deliver His children who trust and believe His word continually. As you go out in the confidence he has given in His word today, you can be sure that He will take care of you and save you completely.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
God is greater than any challenge in the path of the redeemed.
COVER TO COVER
Promises to the faithful few
1. The faithful few after the purging
a. All the counsel, associations, attacks of the wicked surrounding nations will be broken vv9,10.
b. All their words of incantations, boastings etc against the faithful few will not stand, because of Immanuel-God with us v10.
c. Though they are few, yet they are indestructible and unconquerable by the enemies which obviously outnumber them – God is their defence v14.
d. They are created for signs and wonders v18.
2. Conditions for faithful few to enjoy the special blessings
The faithful remnants after the invasion of Israel, in order to enjoy this special protection, are
a. Not to walk walk in the way of the world v11.
b. Not to fear other gods or men v12.
c. To have special and unparalleled honour and respect for God v13.
d. Not to seek unto other powers or God v19.
e. Their backbone must only be the word of God and nothing else v20.
Q Do you fulfil the conditions of the faithful few?
3. The unfaithful remnants
The unfaithful remnants will not be under the control of the word of God v20.
Q Check vv14,15,21,22 for the lots of the unfaithful remnants, including the religious people, at the first advent of Christ.
Pray that such will not be your lot.
My faith has found a resting place (GHS 23)
1 My faith has found a resting place,
Not in device nor creed;
I trust the Ever-living One,
His wounds for me shall plead.
I need no other argument,
I need no other plea;
It is enough that Jesus died,
And that He died for me.
2 Enough for me that Jesus saves,
This ends my fear and doubt;
A sinful soul I come to Him,
He’ll never cast me out.
3 My heart is leaning on the Word,
The written Word of God,
Salvation by my Savior’s name,
Salvation through His blood.
4 My great Physician heals the sick,
The lost He came to save;
For me His precious blood He shed,
For me His life He gave.
1. O Lord, break and scatter all the association and attacks of the enemies against my life.
2. O Lord, I decree that all the evil words of wicked people, including curses and incantations against my destiny be brought to nothing.
3. Lord, let my choice for signs and wonders begin to manifest more than ever before.
4. Lord, let my life receive power and grace to manifest the life of the faithful few.
5. Pray the above prayers for members of your Church.
DAILY MANNA DCLM BY PASTOR W F KUMUYI
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