Topic: Get The Cleaning First [DCLM Daily Manna 29 January 2019 Daily Devotional]
Text: Isaiah 6:1-8 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged” (Isaiah 6:7).
Charles Spurgeon had a sinful habit of smoking cigarette. It became a concern to many of his followers who saw him smoke openly. One day, he invited a guest minister who spoke on the need for believers to shun “little foxes” such as smoking, adding that anyone who was still involved in the habit of smoking was not really a child of God. There was rowdiness in the congregation because they wondered why their pastor was into smoking. After the preacher ended his message, Spurgeon was said to have climbed the stage and in a bid to water down the effect of the message, said: “Brethren there are things which to men appear sinful, but to God they are not so; despite what Brother Pentecost has said, tonight I hope to smoke a good cigar to the glory of God.”
Within days, tobacco companies in the country used his picture to advertise their products. We are told that it was that sad experience that got him genuinely converted. He gave up the habit and was totally purged of it. He later accomplished a lot for God.
Prophet Isaiah had been living his life, dwelling among people of “unclean lips”; he never realised he had a serious limitation until the very day when he had a special visitation. For the first time, he “saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and his train fill the temple.”
He had an experience and encounter that changed his life completely. He had his mouth touched with a live coal by a messenger of God, a Seraphim. It was after that touch that his sins were purged and iniquity taken away. The presence of God should make us humble in worship like Isaiah.
Those who are still “undone” and of “unclean lips” have no business bearing the word of God to others. You need to be purged today.
Thought For The Day: A clog on wheel of revival we would be, unless we disentangle ourselves from yokes of limitations.
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DCLM Daily Manna 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.