Our Daily Manna December 16, 2017: ODM devotional – Faith Of Our Fathers: Face Life And Win!-Flatimes

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Our Daily Manna December 16, 2017: ODM devotional – Faith Of Our Fathers: Face Life And Win!

Topic — Faith Of Our Fathers: Face Life And Win! [Saturday, December 16, 2017]

As I write this piece today, an old hymn/revival song just began to flood my inner soul, like fresh honey from honeycomb. Please meditate on this with me:

Faith of our fathers living still,
In spite of dungeon, fire, and sword,
Oh, how our hearts beat high with joy,
Whenever we hear that glorious word!
Faith of our fathers! Holy faith!
We will be true with you till death.

I believe you can say an ‘Amen’ to the above. Amen! Hebrew 11:2 describes those that have served this awesome God of Israel before us as elders. Hebrew 11:38 declares that the world was not worthy of them. Then Hebrew 11:36 screams that they had trials of cruel mocking and scourging. Vs. 35 talks about past elders that were tortured. Vs. 34 talks about past elders who quenched the violence of fire, out of meekness they were made strong, waxed valiant in fight (did not run away) and turned to flight the army of the aliens (enemy).

Beloved, there is nowhere in today’s scripture where you read of our past elders of faith celebrating defeat or running from the battles of life. This is God’s message for you today. Strongly desire to like them as this year ends and 2018 begins. It was a faith of fire and sword. It still a faith of violence and the violence take it by force. Don’t run from it. Face life and drop crying! In spite of pain, your fathers of faith did not surrender! They made it and you too will. Will you not someday see them face to face in heaven? Oh! No matter your present pain, keep trusting.

Are they not stars today? You are a star too and will be celebrated if you don’t give up. Refuse to quit! It is demonic. Stand, fight and win. There is someone not yet born who will read of your faith and be encouraged. Stand, stand and be strong! Never, never forget that, there is no gain without pain. Be strong! Be bold! Never quit!

Prayer Points: Take your best worship song now.

1. In your own words, pray about today’s word as led.

2. Lord, turn my heart, my soul and my entire life to the holy, hot and powerful faith of old (Pry it well).

3. I refuse to run from the battles of life in Jesus name.

4. By the grace of God, I will sing the song of victory in Jesus name.

5. Pray about the remaining days of this year. Cancel regret NOW! Pry about today seriously as led.

By Bishop (Dr) Chris E. Kwakpovwe (Cek)
Publisher/Writer Of ODM And

Rev (Mrs) Flora E. Kwakpovwe (Fek)
Co-Publisher/Writer Of ODM.