Thursday, August 17, 2017
Our Daily Manna August 17, 2017: ODM devotional – The Japanese Aged Thief: Every Jonah Has A Storm!
Sin is a sweet, but the weight is bitter!
Topic: The Japanese Aged Thief: Every Jonah Has A Storm! [Thursday 17 August, 2017]
Years ago, an aging Japanese thief felt the gravity of his crime when the weight of his loot tripped him down during his attempted get-away! The 70 year old man walked into a post office in the city of Kawoge, north of Tokyo and poured petrol on the floor, saying he would set off an explosion if he wasn’t given money. A clerk quickly filled a paper bag the man was carrying with coins worth 250,000 yen ( about $2,000) and it weighed 22 pounds. As the man ran off, the bag of coins broke under the weight and he stumbled, then fell. He was arrested by an angry mob and was immediately arrested by the local police.
Since the truth is parallel, the Holy Ghost wants you to know that: Sin is so heavy that you will break down under its weight someday and somehow no matter how you try to hide it. Apart from your sin finding you out, it will also press you down and smash your good name, good reputation or glory to pieces! A wise man said. “Full salvation is to realise that everything we see in Christ our Example may be ours, not by imitation, but by reproduction.” Yes, you must know that as a child of God, sin shall have no dominion over you. Plan to cut off that secret sin, before it cuts you off.
Read this from A.B Simpson: “God did not allow His chosen ones to prosper in the paths that lead them out of His holy will. He has a storm after every Jonah and an empty net for every unbelieving and inconsistent Simon.” If you will run well and win your race, use today’s devotional to deal with yourself- that public or secret sin or be ready to welcome a storm in your ship! Sin is a sweet, but the weight is bitter! Remember that 70 year-old thief! Remember Jonah! Pray now!
Prayer Points: Take any song of worship as led.
1. Thank God for today’s word and pray as you are led!
2. Repent from every weight (sin) around yourlife and ministry. Be Specific! Pray any other prayer now!
3. Every stronghold of death and tragedy in my family, scatter now by fire in Jesus Christ name.
4. Pray the NEW 2017 morning, afternoon and evening devotional prayers on page 7 of this booklet daily.
5. Pray any other prayers as led now. Use the ‘FAITH BOOSTERS” page 34 daily!
By Bishop (Dr) Chris E. Kwakpovwe (Cek)
Publisher/Writer Of ODM And
Rev (Mrs) Flora E. Kwakpovwe (Fek)
Co-Publisher/Writer Of ODM.