Our Daily Manna daily devotional by Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe for today is here. Digest the word of the lord and pray believing in his promises.
TOPIC OF OUR DAILY MANNA FOR SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER IS “THE BUILDING CAN COLLAPSE! WATCH IT”
On March 13, 2019, a 3-storey building located at Massey Street on Lagos Island, Lagos State, Nigeria collapsed. The building housed a primary school among other things. Its collapse caused the death of 20 people, while many others were injured. About the time of that incident, another building collapsed in another part of Lagos State, and the city of Ibadan in Oyo State, Nigeria.
Worried by these developments, the Nigerian Minister of Science and Technology set up an inter-ministerial committee to look into the causes of the collapse of these buildings. The committee headed by the Acting Chairman of the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) came up with its findings.
It said, “The committee is of the opinion that the structure at Massey Street might have collapsed as a result of the following: 1. The sandy nature of the soil with low bearing capacity. 2. Shallow foundation 3. Weak concrete mix 4. Low average comprehensive strength in the reinforced and overloading of the building resting on a small area by converting the second floor into a school.
On the collapse of the building in Ibadan City, the committee came to the conclusion that “the building collapsed due to non-adherence to the building construction process, inappropriate/poor designs, hasty construction work, non-supervision of the construction work by professionals, and non-monitoring by the development control authorities.”
The other building in Lagos collapsed according to the committee because, “the average comprehensive strength of the concrete was below the minimum standard.”
What the Ghost is saying is that, You Must Understand That The Buildings Once Stood But For Those Reasons Given, They Came Down Crumbling! A family/business/ministry that is thriving can come crumbling down if one does not watch it.
Lucifer was once so highly anointed as a cherub but was brought down. Pride brought him down (Isaiah 14:12-151). Prophet Eli was once so highly anointed but was brought down.
His inability to subject his children to discipline was his shame bus-stop (1 Samuel 3: 11-13). Samson suffered the same fate because of his inordinate love for women (Judges 16). Today’s scripture tells us what was responsible for the fall of many children of Israel in the wilderness. I have seen and heard many fall from grace to grass.
New things don’t bring people down; they are still those things we have always known – pride, the love of money and inordinate fraternity with members of the opposite sex still bring many down! Verse 12 of today’s Word says, Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” I decree: Your life, family and ministry building will not collapse in disgrace in Jesus name!
PRAYER POINTS: Worship God in your native dialect.
1. In your own words, pray about today’s word as led now.
2. 1 decree: My life, ministry, and family building will not collapse in Jesus name.