DCLM Daily Manna 19th July 2023 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Retreat.

DCLM Daily Manna Devotional
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TOPIC: Retreat

Text:  Isaiah 26:12-21 (KJV)

12 Lord, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.

13 O Lord our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.

14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.

15 Thou hast increased the nation, O Lord, thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.

16 Lord, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.

17 Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O Lord.

18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

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19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

21 For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

KEY VERSE: “Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.” – (Isaiah 26:20)

DAILY MANNA FOR TODAY

Perhaps one of the most famous retreats in military history was the evacuation of Dunkirk, also known as Operation Dynamo in 1940. Germany invaded France on May 10, 1940, as well as the Low Countries, so Britain sent its British Expeditionary Force to France to help stop the Nazis’ advance. Soon, they were pushed back to the beaches of Dunkirk along with the Belgian and French troops. What Churchill thought would be a rescue of only 20,000 to 30,000 men ended up with 338,000 troops all rescued in nine days. The successful evacuation became a great morale booster that helped Britain fight better in the summer of 1940. France was eventually liberated and the Germans were defeated.

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Prophet Isaiah captured the mood and prayers of Israel under a similar dilemma in our text. The prayers and expectations of the afflicted people of God was granted. God shielded, consoled and sustained them until the indignations that came upon them passed away.

Our heavenly Father is a loving and caring God. He sees all the troubles and trials we go through; He is also ready to mediate in our matter if we trust and call upon Him for intervention. He is the best Strategist. The Scripture is replete with instances where God called His beloved children to hide under His protective arms in times of danger.

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Before the Antichrist comes, Jesus will take the Church away by rapture to keep His children in safe custody during the tribulation. We also need some break from work to rest, re-strategise and achieve better results in all we do.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Retreat to refire.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1 Chronicles 25-29

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