DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 5th November 2023
Read DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 5th November 2023, Deeper Life Daily Devotional for Sunday written by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
TOPIC: From Death To Life
READ: John 5:17-24 (KJV)
KEY VERSE: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” – (John 5:24)
The Bible identifies two classes of the whole race of man and their different quests. One group, the Jews, spends their days and resources seeking a sign to eternal life. The other, the Greeks (representing those who are not Israelites) want wisdom to lead them to life. They both believe they have chosen the right path to guide them. They miss the point, according to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Neither the works of man nor the sign or any wisdom not founded on faith in the finished work of Christ can deliver complete dominion and eternal life. What He came to do was not a personal project. It was ordained by God the Father. He declares persuasively, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life”.
The doctrines and philosophies man has been exploring with enormous investment in order to enjoy life here and hereafter have brought misery and death instead. But with far less input, we can possess what we have been missing as contained in the pages of the Bible. They teach that we do not need to struggle or be like the Jews and the Greeks.
As God sent Christ to point out the truth that man can pass from death to life, the Christian is also appointed to the duty of letting his fellow man come to the liberating knowledge that no longer must he see himself as a “wretched man” forever chained to the “body of…death”. Christ has paid it all. His saving grace is free and full. Today, Christ is willing to accept those who come to Him in faith, totally yielded. For such, eternal redemption is theirs for the asking.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Christ is the Walkway from death to life.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
About Author – Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.