Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

DCLM Daily Manna 5 November 2021 Devotional By Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — From Death To Life

 

TOPIC: From Death To Life


TEXT: John 5:17-24


17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.


18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.


19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.


20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.


21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.


22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:


23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.


24 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.


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)


MESSAGE:


At the time Apostle Paul visited Athens in his third missionary journey between AD 54 and 58, he met a city buried in idolatry and a deluge of the teachings of ancient philosophers like Epicurus and Zeno. Citizens of this Greek metropolis spent their days and nights pursuing superstitious doctrines and seeking “to tell, or to hear some new thing” (Acts 17:21). That “new thing” came when Paul preached what the Athenians had never heard: Jesus and His power to make the dead live again.


The world has not recorded a more novel phenomenon than the birth of Jesus, His death, resurrection, ascension and His expected return. His teachings have influenced and transformed the course of world events more than all the combined revolutions man has been through. No human being spoke more authoritatively and believably: “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 scientists and philosophers of old looked for the elixir of life that would either eliminate death or prolong life. Others like the Epicureans and Stoics put forth unsustainable teachings about how to improve the human condition through learning. In modern times, materialism and carnal pleasures are being hoisted as the key needs of man. All these leave man with a deadly cocktail from which the wise should flee.


Christians should be like Paul. We should not be intimidated by the teachings of the world. We should give the world the good news of the One who has the power to raise the dead back to life. He touched lives while here on earth and He still does the same for those who accept Him as Lord and Saviour. Jesus’ power reaches beyond today; it stretches into eternity.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Your joy now and hereafter is guaranteed when you have Jesus.


THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Jeremiah 43-45


DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor W. F. 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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