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DCLM Daily Manna 18th February 2021 – Advancing Through Adversity



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DCLM Daily Manna 18th February 2021 Devotional Guide By Pastor W.F Kumuyi

TOPIC: Advancing Through Adversity

TEXT: Exodus 5:15-23
15. Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy servants?

16. There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick; and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault is in thine own people.

17. But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle; therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice to the LORD.

18. Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.

19. And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not minish ought from your bricks of your daily task.

20. And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh;

21. And they said unto them, The LORD look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.

22. And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that thou hast sent me?

23. For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all.

“Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.” – (Exodus 5:18)

“Every cloud has a silver lining” an age-long saying. Unknown to most oppressors, great things usually emerge during crises and adversities and at such times, the best of a man often easily becomes obvious. One thing was not clear to both the oppressors and the oppressed, and that is, those undergoing oppression should have the right attitude. What if God, in His wisdom, permitted the oppressors in order to strengthen the Israelites for the wilderness journey?

The “cloud” over the children of Israel at this time, as in the text, was the hard task they were to endure under the leadership of a new Pharaoh who neither knew Joseph nor reckoned with his great achievements in Egypt. Their tasks became harder after Moses informed Pharaoh of their intention to go and sacrifice to God in the wilderness. Pharaoh considered the request to be borne of idleness and instructed the taskmasters to stop giving them straws required for the daily tale of bricks.

Believers must be patient in adversity while reflecting on God’s past faithfulness. Sometimes, bad things happen to good people. At such time, you should hold on to the Lord because He has power to turn all adversity to triumph. The secret of advancement in adversity is to hold on to your faith in God and refuse to commit sin. Job upheld his faith and integrity before God while he went through adversity in spite of his friends’ wrong assumption and accusation of his being unrighteous. He prayed for his enemies instead and God turned around his captivity.

We must be careful how we interpret our current experiences of hardship, lack, sickness, ill-treatment and victimisation. Remember, “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

Through adversity comes advancement.

Luke 5-6

DCLM Daily Manna 18th February 2021 DCLM 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.

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Our Daily Bread 8th March 2021 Devotional – The Reason for Writing




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Our Daily Bread 8th March 2021 Today Devotional Message for Monday By Our Daily Bread Ministries, Written By John Blase

Topic: The Reason for Writing

Today’s Scripture: John 20:24–31

Key Verse: But these are written that you may believe. – John 20:31

Bible in a Year: Deuteronomy 5–7; Mark 11:1–18

INSIGHT: Thomas is mentioned among Jesus’ disciples in Matthew, Mark, and Luke, but it’s John’s gospel that gives us a close-up view of him. John’s account of Jesus includes six scenes where Thomas appears (all in chapters 11–20), and he first speaks in 11:16 after the death of Lazarus. Jesus’ well-known words in John 14:6—“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”—were in response to Thomas’ query, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” (v. 5).

In John, we see Thomas as a pessimist and realist—inquisitive, human, honest. And he’s commonly referred to as “doubting Thomas” because of his words in John 20:25 and Jesus’ response to him in verse 27. But his last recorded words reveal that he was convinced of who Jesus is: “My Lord and my God!” (v. 28).

Our Daily Bread 8th March 2021 Today Devotional Message

“The Lord is my high tower . . . . We left the camp singing.” On September 7, 1943, Etty Hillesum wrote those words on a postcard and threw it from a train. Those were the final recorded words we would hear from her. On November 30, 1943, she was murdered at Auschwitz. Later, Hillesum’s diaries of her experiences in a concentration camp were translated and published. They chronicled her perspectives on the horrors of Nazi occupation along with the beauty of God’s world. Her diaries have been translated into sixty-seven languages—a gift to all who would read and believe the good as well as the bad.

The apostle John didn’t sidestep the harsh realities of Jesus’ life on earth; he wrote of both the good Jesus did and the challenges He faced. The final words from his gospel give insight into the purpose behind the book that bears his name. Jesus performed “many other signs . . . which are not recorded” (20:30) by John. But these, he says, were “written that you may believe” (v. 31). John’s “diary” ends on the note of triumph: “Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God.” The gift of those gospel words allows us the opportunity to believe and “have life in his name.”

The Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) are diary accounts of God’s love for us. They’re words to read and believe and share, for they lead us to life. They lead us to Christ.

Reflect & Pray

How might it change the way you read the Gospels if you thought of them as diaries? How are you being led to the heart of Christ through them?

Gracious God, thank You for the gift of the Scriptures, written down by faithful hands so that I might believe and have life.

Our Daily Bread Ministries is a Christian organization founded by Dr. Martin De Haan in 1938. It is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with over 600 employees. It produces several devotional publications, including Our Daily Bread.

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Catholic Daily Mass Reading Monday 8th March 2021 Online




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Daily Reading for Monday March 8, 2021

Reading 1, Second Kings 5:1-15
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 42:2, 3; 43:3, 4
Gospel, Luke 4:24-30

Reading 1, Second Kings 5:1-15
1 Naaman, army commander to the king of Aram, was a man who enjoyed his master’s respect and favour, since through him Yahweh had granted victory to the Aramaeans.

2 But the man suffered from a virulent skin-disease. Now, on one of their raids into Israelite territory, the Aramaeans had carried off a little girl, who became a servant of Naaman’s wife.

3 She said to her mistress, ‘If only my master would approach the prophet of Samaria! He would cure him of his skin-disease.’

4 Naaman went and told his master. ‘This and this’, he reported, ‘is what the girl from Israel has said.’

5 ‘Go by all means,’ said the king of Aram, ‘I shall send a letter to the king of Israel.’ So Naaman left, taking with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold and ten festal robes.

6 He presented the letter to the king of Israel. It read, ‘With this letter, I am sending my servant Naaman to you for you to cure him of his skin-disease.’

7 When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes. ‘Am I a god to give death and life,’ he said, ‘for him to send a man to me and ask me to cure him of his skin-disease? Listen to this and take note of it and see how he intends to pick a quarrel with me.’

8 When Elisha heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, he sent word to the king, ‘Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come to me, and he will find there is a prophet in Israel.’

9 So Naaman came with his team and chariot and drew up at the door of Elisha’s house.

10 And Elisha sent him a messenger to say, ‘Go and bathe seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will become clean once more.’

11 But Naaman was indignant and went off, saying, ‘Here was I, thinking he would be sure to come out to me, and stand there, and call on the name of Yahweh his God, and wave his hand over the spot and cure the part that was diseased.

12 Surely, Abana and Parpar, the rivers of Damascus, are better than any water in Israel? Could I not bathe in them and become clean?’ And he turned round and went off in a rage.

13 But his servants approached him and said, ‘Father, if the prophet had asked you to do something difficult, would you not have done it? All the more reason, then, when he says to you, “Bathe, and you will become clean.” ‘

14 So he went down and immersed himself seven times in the Jordan, as Elisha had told him to do. And his flesh became clean once more like the flesh of a little child.

15 Returning to Elisha with his whole escort, he went in and, presenting himself, said, ‘Now I know that there is no God anywhere on earth except in Israel. Now, please, accept a present from your servant.’

Catholic Daily Mass Reading Monday 8th March 2021 Online

Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 42:2, 3; 43:3, 4
2 I thirst for God, the living God; when shall I go to see the face of God?

3 I have no food but tears day and night, as all day long I am taunted, ‘Where is your God?’

3 Send out your light and your truth; they shall be my guide, to lead me to your holy mountain to the place where you dwell.

4 Then I shall go to the altar of God, to the God of my joy. I will rejoice and praise you on the harp, O God, my God.

Gospel, Luke 4:24-30
24 And he went on, ‘In truth I tell you, no prophet is ever accepted in his own country.

25 ‘There were many widows in Israel, I can assure you, in Elijah’s day, when heaven remained shut for three years and six months and a great famine raged throughout the land,

26 but Elijah was not sent to any one of these: he was sent to a widow at Zarephath, a town in Sidonia.

27 And in the prophet Elisha’s time there were many suffering from virulent skin-diseases in Israel, but none of these was cured — only Naaman the Syrian.’

28 When they heard this everyone in the synagogue was enraged.

29 They sprang to their feet and hustled him out of the town; and they took him up to the brow of the hill their town was built on, intending to throw him off the cliff,

30 but he passed straight through the crowd and walked away.

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Open Heaven 8th March 2021 Devotional – Learn from Nabal




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Open Heaven 8th March 2021 Monday Devotional Guide By Pastor E.A. Adeboye

TOPIC: Learn from Nabal

“Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” – (Ephesians 5:21)

READ: 1 Samuel 25:4-20 (KJV)
4. And David heard in the wilderness that Nabal did shear his sheep.

5. And David sent out ten young men, and David said unto the young men, Get you up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, and greet him in my name;

6. And thus shall ye say to him that liveth in prosperity, Peace be both to thee, and peace be to thine house, and peace be unto all that thou hast.

7. And now I have heard that thou hast shearers; now thy shepherds which were with us, we hurt them not, neither was there ought missing unto them, all the while they were in Carmel.

8. Ask thy young men, and they will shew thee. Wherefore let the young men find favour in thine eyes; for we come in a good day; give, I pray thee, whatsoever cometh to thine hand unto thy servants, and to thy son David.

9. And when David’s young men came, they spake to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased.

10. And Nabal answered David’s servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master.

11. Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers, and give it unto men, whom I know not whence they be?

12. So David’s young men turned their way, and went again, and came and told him all those sayings.

13. And David said unto his men, Gird ye on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword; and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the stuff.

14. But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute our master; and he railed on them.

15. But the men were very good unto us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we any thing, as long as we were conversant with them, when we were in the fields;

16. They were a wall unto us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.

17. Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household; for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him.

18. Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses.

19. And she said unto her servants, Go on before me; behold, I come after you. But she told not her husband Nabal.

20. And it was so, as she rode on the ass, that she came down by the covert of the hill, and, behold, David and his men came down against her; and she met them.

Open Heaven 8th March 2021 Monday Devotional MESSAGE:

The meaning of the name Nabal is fool and he did many foolish things, as recorded in the Bible. We will however only focus on those foolish acts pertaining to his marriage.

Nabal always did things without carrying his wife along. A good husband will always be open with his wife. She should know what he is up to all the time. A man should never leave his wife in the dark.

In our Bible reading for today, Nabal got a request from David for food supplies and did not tell his wife who ordinarily should have been in charge of that. Even after he had responded, it was his servant who went to tell his wife Abigail. He clearly didn’t involve her in his affairs. Husband, ask your wife for advice every now and then. When she gives you advice, at least consider it. Indeed, if you always consider her advice you will definitely adopt it from time to time. Even Nabal’s servant attested to the fact that Nabal never listened to advice.

Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him. – (1 Samuel 25:17)

Put your wife in charge of things or tasks she is particularly skilled or gifted in and don’t interfere except with her permission, after all, she is better at that thing than you are. If Nabal had put food affairs in the hands of his wife, when David sent him a message, he would have just referred the messenger to his wife and she would have handled it well. At the end of the day, Nabal would have gotten the praise. When people are saying “Thank you” to me for the hospitality they receive at our programmes, many of them don’t know that I had no hand in it all, it was all my wife. Even up to the feeding of the entire crowd at the Convention, it is her area of strength; why should I bother myself with it when I should be focusing on my own areas of strength?

Husband, don’t be like Nabal. Listen to your wife’s advice, put her in charge of certain things for which she is better skilled than you.

Wife, support your husband; pray for him, give him godly counsel, encourage him. A husband and his wife are a team; neither should ever work alone.

Husband, apologise to your wife if you have not been listening to her advice and promise her that you change henceforth. Wife, ensure you give your husband godly counsel.

Exodus 23-25


1. God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the Bible is loved and taught,
Homes where the Master’s will is sought,
Homes crowned with beauty Thy love hath wrought;
God give us Christian homes
God give us Christian homes!

2. God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the father is true and strong,
Homes that are free from the blight of wrong,
Homes that are joyous with love and song;
God give us Christian homes
God give us Christian homes!

3. God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the mother in queenly quest,
Strives to show others Thy way is best,
Homes where the Lord is an honoured guest.
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!

4. God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the children are led to know
Christ in His beauty who loves them so,
Homes where the altar fire burn and glow
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!

Open Heaven 8th March 2021 Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries

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