Friday, 6 May 2016
DCLM Daily Manna, Friday May 6 2016 by Pastor Kumuyi - Increase in Knowledge
Topic: Increase in Knowledge [Friday May 6, 2016]
Text: Daniel 12:1-4
Key Verse: "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased" (Daniel 12:4).
Our society has moved from riding horses for thousands of years to riding in automobiles and airplanes in the last one hundred years. This is so much of an exact prophecy that knowledge is now presently doubling every twenty two months. But when it comes to the knowledge of God, it may very well be decreasing.
Paul told Timothy that in the last days many would be "ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth" (2 Timothy 3:7). The last week in Daniel's 70 weeks prophecy covers the period of the Great Tribulation. In today's lead verses, Daniel spoke about the role Angel Michael will play in securing a remnant of the Israelites during the Great Tribulation described as a time of Jacob's trouble. He equally spoke about the resurrection of the Old Testament saints at the end of the Great Tribulation at Christ's coming. He concluded by highlighting one of the very clear signs leading to Christ's Second Coming - the increase of knowledge.
We are living in a very fast-paced world, to say the least. This generation is the most goals or career-oriented generation. That's why our little ones are already learning computer skills. Instead of being outside riding bikes or playing with the dog or a toy car, our young people are inside playing high-tech video games and surfing the Internet. As we are continually dazzled by these new inventions and new studies and research in every field of human endeavour, let us equally understand that all these draw us closer to the Second Coming of Christ. How prepared therefore are you? The choice is wholly yours.
Thought for the day: We get to heaven through repentance not researching.
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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.