Daily Manna for 29 October 2020
TOPIC FOR TODAY: THINK COMMUNITY! DISCOVER YOUR HARVEST 2
BASIC SCRIPTURE: RUTH 1:12-22
12 Turn again, my daughters, go your way; for I am too old to have an husband. If I should say, I have hope, if I should have an husband also to night, and should also bear sons;
13 Would ye tarry for them till they were grown? would ye stay for them from having husbands? nay, my daughters; for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the Lord is gone out against me.
14 And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.
15 And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law.
16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
17 Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.
18 When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her.
19 So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi?
20 And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.
21 I went out full and the Lord hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the Lord hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?
22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.
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Vs 20-21 says: “And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.” Note: VERY BITTERLY! Not just bitter but VERY BITTER! That was enough to push her into a SELFISH and INCONSIDERATE PERSON! She was an unhappy and bitter woman. NO matter how 2020 has been, please refuse to give up on your virtues of KINDNESS and COMMUNITY thinking! Even if you were betrayed by a loved one, please still LOVE AGAIN! Even if you were hurt by others, please still think of others! Don’t let the events you have been through to stop the goodness in you! People nave against me and I decided to leave my country for good Because I thought it was all done out of envy! There was a season I TRUSTED NOBODY because those you trusted, either stole or ganged up with extortioners/blackmailers to hurt my name, My son was once kidnapped! I was once sued to court by a lady I never knew from Adam. She said she broke her teeth at one of the annual WORLD ANOINTING NIGHTS which attracts hundreds of thousands. She demanded for 25 million naira about 63,000 dollars) to enable her fix her broken teeth. How was I Supposed to know what happened to about 500, 000 people who came for that programme? How am I even sure she was there? Oh God! Later, I heard from the grapevine that she was sent by some envious pastors and gangsters. I was shocked! So I was very bitter and decided to relocate from my country! But despite everything, the LORD told me never to be bitter because it would block my harvest season! Ah! See Vs. 22-“So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.” Daily Manna for 29 October 2020
THEY RETURNED IN THE HARVEST SEASON! When you refuse to be SELFISH, REVENGEFUL or BITTER, God announces your HARVEST! Just before your HARVEST, there will be HASSLES! But the secret of moving into your harvest (reward) season is by putting others first. Let God fight your battles! They returned to Bethlehem (the house of bread) in the beginning of the barley harvest because Ruth was thinking of NAOMI and NAOMI was thinking of Ruth! Ruth later located her life partner because SHE PUT NAOMI FIRST- COMMUNITY THINKING! She later became the great grandmother of the Messiah through the OBED-DAVID-JESUS LINEAGE! community thinking provokes your celebration/harvest season! Resist bitterness or depression! This world will celebrate you soon! Hold on and hold out!
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PRAYER POINTS: Take any song of praise as led.
- In your own words, pray about today’s word as led.
- No matter how this year has been, I choose to be better, not to be bitter.
- Lord, accelerate my HARVEST SEASON!
- Pray for all members of ODM AIR BRIGADE Or PRINTING partners and anyone that has sowed any seed into this Vision, LOOOSE UNSTOPPABLE HARVEST for them!
- Pray about today! Cancel the loss (death) of a child. Daily Manna for 29 October 2020