DCLM Daily Manna 26th December 2021 Devotional | Look And Live

DCLM Daily Manna 26 December 2021 Deeper Life Devotional | By Pastor W.F KumuyiDCLM Daily Manna 26th December 2021 Devotional By Pastor W.F Kumuyi

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TOPIC: Look And Live

TEXT: Hebrews 12:1-4
1. Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

  1. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

  2. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

  3. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

KEY VERSE:
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” – (Hebrews 12:2)

DCLM Daily Manna 26th December 2021 MESSAGE:

The disciples of Jesus were rowing through the sea in a dark night. Suddenly, there appeared a figure walking and coming to them on water. “It must be a ghost”, they thought and cried out for fear as the figure came nearer. But it was not a ghost. It was the beloved Master. Then impulsively Peter spoke out, requesting to go to Him on the water. And the Lord told him to come. Peter came out of the boat and walked on water to meet the Lord. But when he saw the boisterous wind, he became afraid and started to sink. But he looked to the Lord who helped him up and back to the boat.

The “cloud of witnesses” in our study relates to the heroes of faith in chapter eleven who, in spite of the great challenges they encountered during their pilgrimage on earth, overcame by their resolute faith in God and His word. The believers are therefore called to lay aside every weight and all besetting sin and run the Christian race with perseverance, looking unto Christ as the perfect Model and Example. As He endured the contradictions of sinners against Himself, so must the believer make up his mind not to faint or be weary as the heavenly race continues.

Christ is the epicentre of the Christian faith and profession. There are many reasons every child of God must make Christ his focus at all times. He is the Author and Finisher of our faith. There is no salvation in any other name except in His. Faith in His name bring complete wholeness (Acts 3:16). Without Him we can do nothing. Whatever we do in words and deeds must be done through His name. He has gone to prepare heaven for us, with the promise of coming back to take us there. What a great and blessed hope the believers have in Christ!

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Looking unto Jesus prevents us from sinking.

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Revelation 7-8

DCLM Daily Manna 26th December 2021 Devotional | Deeper Life Devotional Message 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.