Our Daily Manna 25 November 2018 – JOHN NEWTON: THE SONG

Our Daily Manna 25 November 2018

TOPIC: JOHN NEWTON: THE SONG – AMAZING GRACE

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Basic Scripture: 2 Corinthians: 4: 7-18

“I was born in 1752, died 1807. The only godly influence I can remember was my mother, whom I had for only seven years. When she left through death, I was virtually an orphan. My father remarries and sent me to a strict military school, where the severity of discipline almost broke my back. I could not stand it anymore, so I fled in rebellion at the age of ten. ODM 24 November 2018 -“MY EXPECTED END IS UNSTOPPABLE

Our Daily Manna 25 November 2018

Our Daily Manna 25 November 2018

I joined a ship going to Africa. There I stole rum and was almost drunk. I made up my mind to sin to my fill without restrain. Once in the ship as I was drinking, the sailor (captain of the ship) beat me and threw me down below within the ship cabinet. I lived only on stale bread for weeks. I lived with a scar on my side, big enough for me to put my fist into. In the midst of all these, to keep the ship afloat, I worked along as a servant of the slaves that were being transported. There bruise and confused, bleeding and degraded, I remembered the words of my mother about God’s grace. I cried out to God for His grace and His mercy.

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God heard me and changed my life. When the ship landed, I married a childhood sweetheart and entered the ministry. Crowds often gathered to hear my testimony of salvation. I was led of God just before my death to put my story in words/a hymn/song. My name is John Newton. The song is: Amazing Grace How Sweet the Sound.”

Wonderful Jesus! No wonder Vs 8 of today’s Word (KJV) says: “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed…” Yes! Every allowed trouble including even your mistakes are not for distress (great pain) but for great gain! Con you imagine such a powerful/popular song that has blessed million of souls on earth was born from adversity/pain? What the Holy Ghost is saying to a user of today’s devotional is: “God is able to bring great good through the difficult seasons of your life.”

Our Daily Manna 25 November 2018

No wonder Lou Holtz wrote: “Show me someone who has done something worthwhile and I will show you someone who has overcome adversity.” No matter how 2018 has been, catch this now: Great good will come out of any difficulty around your life/family/ministry! Hold on to God! Hold on to hope!

PRAYER POINTS: Take song 1: My faith looks up…
1. Lord, turn whatever the devil meant for bad to my good now in Jesus name.
2. I command any good in my life placed on any evil altar to burn NOW, in Jesus name (Pray it very well).

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3. Pray about any problem affecting your peace and declare that it will lead to your good. Receive grace! Receive peace! Pray any other prayer(s)!
4. If you are not sure you are Born-Again, pray the prayers on page 28 of this booklet now Click here now.

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