Topic: He Who Delivers [DCLM Daily Manna 2 June 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Isaiah 37:1-7 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me” (Isaiah 37:6).
Among the enemy’s greatest strategies is an effort to overwhelm a person is his crafty grandstanding. He begins by issuing threat, puffing up himself possessing almost limitless powers and authority. But a wise person will never forget that only God is omnipotent. Therefore, after listening to such words, he must turn to the One who alone has power to do all things.
This was what King Hezekiah did. His servants had just brought to him reports of the threats of the agents of the seemingly all-conquering king of Assyria. They had boasted about their exploits in other lands and warned the people of Judah that neither their king nor the almighty god would be able to withstand the ferocious army of the king of Assyria. When Hezekiah heard this evil report, he quickly sent emissary to prophet Isaiah, reporting all that that the agents of the king of Assyria had widely announced. He, therefore, urged Isaiah to “lift up his prayer” for the people of Judah. On getting the message, prophet Isaiah sent a comforting word from the Lord to Hezekiah, urging him to “be not afraid of the words he hast heard”. God had heard the blasphemies of the king of Assyria and will stop him in his tracks, and draw him back to his land, to be destroyed there.
Whatever the problem we face in life, we must realize that only God has the solution. Rather than complain about the problems or seek help from men, we must allow the problems to serve as a tonic to pull us to God. In times of need, when you turn to God, he will intervene on your behalf. He never casts out as many as come to Him for help. Therefore, trust in the Lord and take heart, and He will bring to pass, the solutions to your problems.
The surest way to regain that trust is to consult the counsel of heaven through reading the Scripture and meditating on its instruction day and night. The Lord addresses all challenges facing man’s circumstance through His Word.
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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.