DCLM Daily Manna 7 March 2019 Devotional by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
Topic: Conquering The Mighty
Text: Judges 8:4-21 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And when Zebah and Zalmunna fled, he pursued after them, and took the two kings of Midian, Zebah and Zalmunna, and discomfited all the host” (Judges 8:12).
MESSAGE: DCLM DAILY MANNA 7 MARCH 2019
The children of Israel, in their usual manner, had sinned against God and He sold them into the hands of the Midianites who mightily oppressed them for seven years. But when they repented and cried unto the Lord, He raised up Gideon as a leader and judge to destroy the Midianites. And to make it clear that the battle was God’s, He gave him only 300 men to go to that battle. In our text, we see Gideon and his men in hot pursuit of the fleeing Midianites; “faint, yet pursuing them”.
Even the refusal of the men of Succoth and Penuel to give assistance of food to his hungry soldiers could not deter him from pursuing the two kings of Midian until they were captured and executed in addition to over one hundred and twenty thousand Midianites earlier destroyed.
The Christian life is full of battles. Satan had drawn his sword against the children of Adam especially those who have pledged their loyalty to the second Adam. His relentless onslaught against the Church of Christ is a reality that no true Christian should take for granted. As soon as someone renounce his sins and turns his life to Christ, he becomes a primary target of the enemy. But the truth is that the Christian needs not panic because Christ, “the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed…” Like Gideon, the believer must continue in the good fight of faith “till every foe is vanquished”. To retreat or surrender can never be an option, as he keeps pressing “toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus”.
There is the need to stand on God’s unfailing promises in the face of all odds. Having received the authority to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, the Christian must live his life in daily victory over sin, Satan and the world.
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DCLM Daily Manna 7 March 2019 Devotional 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.