Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

DCLM Daily Manna 10 March 2022 Devotional By Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — God Still Delivers


TOPIC: God Still Delivers


TEXT: Psalm 18:1-19 (KJV)


18 I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.


2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.


3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.


4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.


5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.


6 In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.


7 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.


8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.


9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.


10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.


11 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.


12 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.


13 The Lord also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.


14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.


15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.


16 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.


17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.


18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay.


19 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.


KEY VERSE: “He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.” – (Psalm 18:17,18)


MESSAGE:


A young convert was said to have regretted that he did not encounter much calamity before his salvation. He said he would not have great testimonies when others would be reeling off volumes of evidence about the Lord’s greatness in their lives. He claimed that he did not face life-threatening challenges that brought down the mighty arm of the Lord that delivered others.


He was not like David who never ceased to have grave challenges in his life. At a point, David sought refuge in an enemy territory. While human beings harassed him, wild beasts also contended with him, during which he slew a lion and a bear at a young age. God delivered him from all these difficulties.


When the Lord allows us to go through extremely dangerous trials, it is to challenge us to call upon Him with unwavering faith for a way of escape. He comes to our rescue before we are harmed. The reason is to have moving testimonies about His power, compassion and love. This comes up as evidence that He is the God who fulfils His promise that He will never leave nor forsake us.


Presently, the entire world is in the grip of an ailing system that is battling with deadly diseases, environmental problems, crime, political instability, decline in moral values, etc. The solution remains the adoption of “David’s formula” of calling on the Lord for deliverance. It worked in his day; and it will work again today.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Your troubles are too insignificant before God.


THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Jeremiah 15-18


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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