DCLM Daily Manna 21 September 2023 — Understanding The Times

DCLM Daily Manna 21 September 2023 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Understanding The Times

Topic: Understanding The Times

Test: Isaiah 18:1-4

1Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:

2That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!

3All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.

4For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

Key Verse: “All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye” (Isaiah 18:3).


A Ugandan man told a story about how his house collapsed. It started with cracks all over the walls. Then, one of the roofs in the building caved in. One year later, the walls began to bulge. Then, the house started moving, with the floors sagging. Within six months, he began to hear some noise from his own building. Yet, these signs were not enough for him. One day, while in the market, he got a telephone call that his house had collapsed. Luckily for him, no one was in the building.

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The passage deals with a particular land, which was threatening God’s people. There is no agreement among Bible scholars as to whether the land was Egypt, Assyria or Ethiopia/Cush, but the Bible says it lies beyond the rivers of Ethiopia. The land sent messengers and ambassadors to proclaim war on a successful, mighty and strong people of God. Despite the signs shown the land, its people failed to see the writing on the wall. A signal had been raised on the wall and a trumpet had been blown; yet, they did not hear. They failed to understand that God was watching them and would thwart their plans.

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There are signs everywhere today showing us that the world is coming to a close. Apart from terrible sicknesses that have pervaded the earth, strange things are happening: widespread killings, deployment of satanic powers (even in churches), unprecedented sexual revolution and perversion, hatred for God and His people, wars, famine, natural disasters and other strange and terrifying happenings. Do you recognise these signs, or are you like the Ugandan landlord? Take heed to these unrelenting signs and seek refuge in God always.

Thought for the day

Signs and times call for rapture-readiness.

BIBLE in one year

PROVERBS 15 – 17

Deeper Life Daily Manna For Today 2023 was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)