Sunday, 15 May 2016
DCLM Daily Manna, Sunday May 15 2016 by Pastor Kumuyi - That Day Is Coming
Topic: That Day is Coming [Sunday May 15, 2016]
Text: Malachi 3:1-7
Key Verse: "But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap" (Malachi 3:2).
It was Franz Karka, an 18th century writer who wrote, "Only our concept of time makes it possible for us to speak of the day of judgment by that name; in reality it is summary court in perpetual session.” We should be able to judge our actions every day before that final day. At the time prophet Malachi wrote, the Jews, back from exile, had started experiencing various forms of adversity and spiritual decline.
The people had started doubting God’s love for them and wondered aloud if there was still any profit in serving God. The prophet had to admonish both the people and the priests of the inescapable demand for repentance and certainty of God's impending judgment. The temple had been rebuilt and the sacrifices and feast had been re-instituted. A general reading of the law had been reintroduced by Ezra. But subtle backsliding particularly among the priests and the people had been observed. On the whole, the general climate was that of spiritual neglect and complacency.
The people were reminded of the day of the Lord's coming. Yes, there had been series of warning concerning readiness for this great day, when unrepentant sinners would have no one but themselves to blame for the calamity that would befall them. The warning is coming to every one of us today to be ready at all times and to be counted worthy to stand before Him
Thought for the day: Like Boys' Scouts, "Be prepared"
Bible Reading in one Year: 2 Corinthians 10-13
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.