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Unspeakable Prosperity  - Daily Manna Devotional for 14th October, 2016

Welcome to Daily Manna Devotional written by Pastor W.F Kumuyi

Today Friday October 14, 2016

TOPIC: Unspeakable Prosperity 

Bible Text: Psalm 72:1-20

Key
Verse:
“His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as
long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call
him blessed” (Psalm 72:17).

MESSAGE:
Indescribable but exciting
emotions must overwhelm a genuine believer as he reads Psalm 72. It is a
prophetic psalm composed as directed by the Holy Spirit, Who knows the
history of the universe. It presents a picture of the idyllic reign of
the Messiah. Its immediate historical application was the first
appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ Who came to die for the sinner. He
brought salvation and put an end to the bondage the devil kicked mankind
into.

He fulfilled verses 4 and 12: “He shall judge
the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and
shall break in pieces the oppressor. For he shall deliver the needy when
he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper”. The
post-historical interpretation is when our Lord comes back for the
millennial rule where “There shall be an handful of corn in the earth
upon the top of the mountains; …the city shall flourish like grass of
the earth” (verse 16). But there is a larger and infinite image in
verses 7 and 17: “In his days shall the righteous flourish; and
abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth. His name shall endure
for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall
be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed”.

This
letter takes us to the premises of heaven. Although written to capture
the prosperous era of King Solomon, it is really a figurative portrait
of a period far beyond his days. It speaks about a greater Son of David.
We who have been redeemed by Jesus are already savouring the power in
His Name. We have peace in our hearts even in the midst of turmoil.

His
promises to provide for our needs, heal and shield us from evil, give
us power to overcome sin, comfort and rescue us in moments of danger are
all being met. This is sufficient comfort, consolation and motivation
for us to fight the good fight, finish our course and keep the faith to
make it to heaven.

Thought for the day: Heaven is God’s eternal abode for the pilgrim who overcomes.

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