DCLM DAILY MANNA 15 SEPTEMBER 2019 DEVOTIONAL – God’s Power Not For Sale

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DCLM DAILY MANNA 15 SEPTEMBER 2019 DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TODAY BY PASTOR W.F KUMUYI — God’s Power Not For Sale

DEEPER LIFE DAILY MANNA DCLM SEPTEMBER 2019 BY PASTOR W.F KUMUYI — God’s Power Not For Sale

TOPIC: God’s Power Not For Sale

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Dclm Daily Manna 15 September 2019 Devotional

TEXT: Acts 8:9-25 (KJV)

9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:

10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.

11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.

12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.

14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:

15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:

16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)

17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,

19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.

20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.

21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.

22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.

23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.

24 Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.

25 And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.

Key Verse: “But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money” (Acts 8:20).

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DCLM DAILY MANNA 15 SEPTEMBER 2019 DEVOTIONAL

MESSAGE:

It is a common scene in many religious assemblies to solicit for sponsorship of projects. Cash donations and offering collections from people who are hosting funeral ceremonies, birthdays, child christening and church inaugurations irrespective of the religious status and convictions of the celebrants and guests have become common place.

Many of the unsuspecting and unknowledgeable communicants implicitly believe that the more they are able to contribute or gather for the church, the greater the favour they would receive from God. What a misconception!

DCLM DAILY MANNA FOR TODAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2019 DEVOTIONAL

Our study is based on a narrative on one Simon the sorcerer in Samaria. Simon became one of the converts in the revival initiated by Philip. He however was impressed by the miracles that he saw. Awe-stricken, he offered money to receive the power of the Holy Ghost baptism.

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Peter’s sharp rebuke is instructive to everyone today who thinks their monetary or material offerings can appease God and buy their way through to any of His gifts which are given only by grace.

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Genuine salvation is by grace. All other gifts of God are by grace. Spending for God and the church’s projects is not expected to substitute our submission to His instructions nor a means of ensuring a space in heaven. Giving material gifts in the church from a heart that is not genuinely born again is like saving money in a bank in which we have no bank account. What a wasted exercise!

DEEPER LIFE DAILY MANNA DCLM 15 SEPTEMBER 2019 DEVOTIONAL

Money cannot buy God’s gift; half-conversion is as bad as no conversion; covetousness is dangerous, deceptive and damning. However, genuine Spiritual gifts are still available free of charge to those who can consecrate themselves to the Lord.

Thought For The Day: Giving money to the church is not an alternative to consecration for God’s gifts.

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MEDITATION

Simon: An example of saved but unsanctified believer

1. Was Simon saved?
Mark 16:16- “He that believes and is baptized shall be saved”. Based on this, he was saved.

2. Any further evidence to buttress his salvation?

a. He submitted to public baptism in water. This is a voluntary public identification with Christ without minding the consequences v13.

b. He forsook his sorcery, a source of his income. This is a great sacrifice and an evidence of repentance v13.

c. He continued in obedience and fellowship with the people of God without compulsion v13.

d. He humbly accepted sharp and open rebuke from his father in the Lord, or spiritual mentor, and requested for prayers v24.

3. Was he qualified or ready for heaven? NO!

a. The discerning Peter said: His heart is not right before God andà does ” have part nor lot in this matter” meaning he was not qualified to receive the Holy Spirit power and gifts v20.

b. He was told, under inspiration, that he will perish except he repents even though he was a believer v20.

4. What further disqualified him from heaven even though he believed the gospel?

a. He had problem with bitterness. The reason for that is not given v23.

b. The thought of his heart condemned him as a sinner, though a believer v23.

c. Even though he has repented from sorcery, idol worship or open sins, yet there are issues in his heart (not action) that demanded further repentance even though he was saved vv20,22.

d. He was called a wicked person, though a true believer v22.

e. Though converted, he still had some inward sins that were yet to receive cleansing and forgiveness v22.

5. What was really the problem with his heart?

a. He was a popular person and he wanted to retain that popularity by all means vv9,10,18,19.

b. He had lust for power. Though he lost the one from sorcery he wanted the one from God with evil motive, that men may be giving him honour vv18,19.

c. He did not consecrate his wealth which he made through deception, sorcery and idol worship to God. He thought all God needed is money regardless of the source and how he made it. The angry response of Holy minister Peter is instructive. Questionably gotten wealth is not acceptable to the God of the Bible though may be cherished by modern day preachers v20.

d. He had a corrupted mindset that “money answers all things” including the gift of God v20.

e. He had evil tendency to corrupt and tempt holy ministers with money, in this case unclean money vv18,20

6. What did Simon needed more in addition to be a believer before his life can be pleasing to God

a. Consecration of self, pride, ambitions and possessions to the Lord.

b. Inward purity, holiness, christian perfection or sanctification of heart Matthew 5:48, Deuteronomy 30:6, 2 Corinthians 7:1, Hebrews 12:14.

Q. Are you a believer with clear evidence like that of Simon?

Q. Are you sanctified and ready for heaven? Only few will make it because only few will make themselves ready and qualified. Strive to be one of them.

DCLM DAILY MANNA FOR TODAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2019 DEVOTIONAL

HYMN

TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE…

1. Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

2. Take my hands, and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee,
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

3. Take my voice, and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips, and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee,
Filled with messages from Thee.

4. Take my silver and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose,
Every power as Thou shalt choose.

5. Take my will, and make it Thine;
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart; it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne,
It shall be Thy royal throne.

6. Take my love; my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure-store.
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.

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DCLM DAILY MANNA 15 SEPTEMBER 2019 DEVOTIONAL

PRAYER POINTS

1. Ask for a real experience of salvation if any of the evidences are lacking.

2. Ask for the help of the Holy Spirit to reveal and expose the hidden wickedness, mindset and self in your heart.

3. Lord, I don’t want to be patching up any longer, come and sanctify my heart totally and remove every invisible stains in my heart.

4. Lord, convict your children of all forms of self deceit, inward wickedness and stains and let the blood of Jesus be mightily available to purge those who genuinely desire purging.

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DEEPER LIFE DAILY MANNA DCLM DEVOTIONAL WAS WRITTEN BY PASTOR W F KUMUYI who is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church.

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