DCLM Daily Manna Devotional November 2, 2023
Read DCLM Daily Manna Devotional November 2, 2023, Deeper Life Daily Devotional for Thursday written by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
TOPIC: Imperatives of Discipleship
READ: Luke 9:1-9 (KJV)
“And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.” – (Luke 9:6)
The first lesson a mentee learns is to aspire to be like his mentor. To get to that stage, he must, upon receiving instruction from his master, put it into practise. Largely, it is the mentor who assigns his mentee(s) a fieldwork to practise what they have received in the enclosure of the class. That is when the students prove their readiness to be trusted with noble responsibilities, as proof of comprehended instruction.
Having chosen twelve disciples and taught them the imperatives of the kingdom of God and His own earthly mission, the Lord decided that the time had come to release them for practical work. He expected His followers to be like Him and seek the lost wherever they might be found. Therefore, the instruction came: go into every part of the world to preach the kingdom of God.
The same charge is applicable to every believer who wants to be like the Redeemer. It is an unconditional and unambiguous command. When we are saved, it then becomes our duty to seek the lost, preach and teach them the gospel of salvation.
As Christ is holy, so must we be. He was also unconditionally obedient, honouring the Father’s desire that He should die to save the sinner. The disciple must also be obedient to the Lord’s command with respect to evangelism. We must leave our cosy closets, and go “through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where”. It is a proof that we dearly love the Master and have imbibed His precepts and are determined to obey His instructions in full.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Be like the Master by preaching without ceasing.
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.