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Daily Manna by Pastor Kumuyi is a daily devotional sets out to provide spiritual nourishment for the believers who truly seek God and would walk closely with Him.


The Topic of Deeper Life Daily Manna Devotional for 25th April 2024 Is “How Not to Use His Name”

Text:  1 Samuel 17:41-54 (KJV)

41 And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him.
42 And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.
43 And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.
45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
46 This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
47 And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’S, and he will give you into our hands.
48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
49 And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.
50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.
51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.
52 And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron.
53 And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents.
54 And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armour in his tent.

KEY VERSE: 1 Samuel 17:45

“Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.”

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Having the right kind of weapons in warfare and being able to use them effectively produces confidence in the soldiers, making them to dare any foe. The Tsar Bomba is said to be the world’s most powerful and deadliest weapon of mass destruction. It was created by the then Soviet Union as a response to the United States’ nuclear programme. The very massive bomb was intended to destroy everything. Russia’s possession of deadly weapons like this makes her to dare powerful nations.

Goliath also considered himself unconquerable owing to his intimidating stature and years of experience at war. However, David had a far more potent weapon: his confidence and faith in the name of the Lord. He was sure that no one could stand against God in battle. So, when Goliath charged towards him, instead of shrinking and retreating in fear, David ran towards him with unshaken confidence and the giant was brought down with a single sling of his stone.

When we truly understand the power that is in the Lord, we will not be afraid of any enemy or battle. The name of Jesus prevails over every situation and all circumstances; be they physical or spiritual. The Name of Jesus gives victory and triumph over temptations and causes satanic and demonic powers to bow and flee. The name heals all forms of diseases and sicknesses and provides abundantly in times of need.

If we will prevail with the name of the Lord like David, we must learn how to use it effectively. God’s name is only potent on the lips of a righteous believer. You must be a child of God before you can use His name effectively. You must also have unwavering faith and confidence in Him.

The name of Jesus can never lose its potency.

Psalm 131-138

Daily Manna is the daily devotional of the Deeper Christian Life Bible Ministry (DCLM) written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi. It is an extraction of God’s Word designed to draw the sincere seeker closer to God on a daily basis through an insightful exposition and analysis of God’s Word. Read More...

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