DCLM Daily Manna Tuesday 16 November 2021
Topic: Punishment Of Disobedient Nations
TEXT: Zechariah 14:12-21
KEY VERSE: “This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.” – (Zechariah 14:19)
On August 6, 1945, the United States of America dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. On August 14, the Second World War came to an abrupt end with the unconditional surrender of Japan to the allied forces led by the United State of America. The allied forces had in July seriously warned Japan for the last time through diplomatic channels, that it risked total extinction if she did not surrender unconditionally. But Japan refused. Today, Japan lives to tell the sad story. On the day of the Lord when Jesus Christ comes to judge the recalcitrant world, convicted sinners will live to tell the story with regrets.
In the last chapter of the book of Zechariah, God reminded Israel of the second coming of Christ. He stated that all nations will gather and the Lord will fight against them with His feet standing on Mount Olives which is before Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:3,4). He is coming to judge the world in blazing wrath and indignation. The Lord will come with all His saints with Him. After this, Christ will reign for a thousand years when everyone and everything in His Kingdom will be holy. It will be a time of holiness unto the Lord.
However, before this time, Christ would have removed the Church at the rapture of the saints. Believers will be in heaven and will be enjoying the promised comfort and consolation. The Great Tribulation, a time of suffering, will take place immediately after the rapture and will be a time of pain.
To escape the wrath to come, sinners must make sure they are genuinely saved. We must ensure that our relatives, friends and neighbours are all saved.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Reality will dawn on sinful humanity when rapture takes place.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ezekiel 18-21
DCLM Daily Manna 16 November 2021 Deeper Life Devotional Message was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.