I know a man who left his village to sojourn in one of the well known cities in Nigeria. In the process of time, he got married and was blessed by God with many children. He also grew in his walk with God to become a pastor in his church. As he began to age, he retired back to the village to live the rest of his life. There in his village, he still had a passion for God, so he started a church. Several people were drawn to the church because of his past character and integrity.
As the church grew, alas, some untoward things began to creep into it. The pastor started sleeping with young ladies who were members of the church. Some who noticed what was going on decided to intervene. They called the old pastor and warned him to desist from his sinful ways.
Unfortunately, his response was very shocking and unbelievable. He said without remorse, "The young ladies are so many and there is no one to marry them all; should I allow all of them of waste away like that?" What a response, you may say. As far as I can recall, the man never changed his ways before he departed this world. You can see that he started with a humble and blessed beginning, but he did not appear to have ended well.
Oh, sad! The Bible is replete with how many began their journeys and how they ended. Enoch did not start his journey with God. However, after he had Methuselah, he remembered God and had a glorious finish (Genesis 5: 22-24). What about Job? Midway, in his walk with God, his journey was very rough but he had a glorious end.
The scriptures say his latter end was blessed and full of days (Job 42: 12, 17). King David started well; his journey was almost ruined by his illicit affair with Bathsheba, but he was remorseful and had a glorious end (1Kings 2:10-11).
Hear Apostle Paul, “For I am ready to be offered, and my time of departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course…" (2Timothy 4:6-. On the contrary, many of the children of Israel who left Egypt with great miracles, Signs and wonders did not finish well. They finished as dry bones in the wilderness (today’s scripture). No wonder Ecclesiastes 7:8 says, "Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof."
Ah! May your 2020 journey end well! May you not end up in the wilderness of life! May you make heaven at last in Jesus name! Don’t miss the PROPHETIC RAIN SERVICE OF TOMORROW 8PM – Nigeria time. The Theme is: UPROOTING SATANIC DELAYS!
I am lead to use INSTAGRAM this week: Connect via: ourdailymnna_bishopchris. It will be great as we pray to end well and stop every satanic delay! I see last-minute SPEED and a NEW SONG! amen!
BIBLE-IN-ONE-YEAR: ( Phil: 1-4)
PRAYER POINTS: Take Song 1: Blessed Assurance…
1. In your own words, pray about today’s word as led.
2. Father, by Your grace, I will not end my journey in the wilderness.
3. Father, by Your grace, I will not end in hell. I shall not labour in vain!
4. As I give out ODM and War Against Haman -16 copies, thank you LORD for that testimony of my destiny (mention your expectation).
5. Pray about the remaining days of 2020. Cancel irreversible mistakes!
BY: BISHOP DR. CHRIS E. KWAKPOVWE (CEK)
PUBLISHER/WRITER OF OUR DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL BOOKLET FOR THE CHAMPION.
Song 1. Blessed Assurance
1. Blessed assurance; Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
born of his spirit, washed in his blood.
This is my story, this my song,
Praising my savior all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my savior all the day long.
2. Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
3. Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my savior and happy and blest;
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with his goodness, lost in his love.