An Incredible Transformation ~ Pastor William Kumuyi | DCLM Daily Manna 10/3/2015

TOPIC: An Incredible Transformation DATE: Tuesday, March 10, 2015   TEXT: 2 CHRONICLES 12:1-15 Key Verse: “These are they...

TOPIC: An Incredible Transformation

DATE: Tuesday, March 10, 2015  


Key Verse: “These are they that went over Jordan in the first month, when it had overflown all his banks; and they put to flight all them of the valleys, both toward the east, and toward the west” (1 Chronicles 12:15).

Sabine Barring-Gould, a pastor in Yorkshire, decided to compose a marching song for children in his Sunday School during a holiday celebration. As the children marched along the dusty road of Yorkshire with their wooden crosses and banners, they sang: “Onward Christian soldiers, Marching as to war, Looking unto Jesus, Who is gone before; Christ, the royal Master, Leads against the foe; Forward into battle, See his banners go”.

Hardly would Barring-Gould and his little “soldiers” have imagined that their marching song, would become one of the sacred hymns of Christians.

The men that defected to David while he was in exile in Ziklag could not be described as professional soldiers, but a 400 ragtag militia comprising the distressed, indebted and discontented people (1 Samuel 22:2). This bunch of “irresponsible” citizens later became the invincible and unconquerable army that God used to do exploits.

The fewness of members of David’s militia reminds of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry. Jesus Christ reformed and revolutionized the lives of a handful of people considered to be unlearned, publicans, and winebibbers. These people, anointed with the Holy Spirit of God, turned their world up-side-down with the gospel. The expansion of the kingdom of God continues, and the recruitment into His army is in progress. God is able to transform you from a weak and trembling soul into a strong and intrepid instrument if you surrender unreservedly to Him.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Be a soldier for Christ.

DCLM Daily Manna 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.