Topic: The 45 Year-Old Driver: Half Truth Is A Whole Lie! [Friday, December 8, 2017]
Basic Scripture: Numbers 17:1-10; Isaiah 27:8
Years ago, I remembered vividly: for a 45 year-old driver in the city of Aba, Nigeria, there was no better way to encounter a temptation than picking the sum of 450,000.00 Naira forgotten in a cab by a passenger, just as his landlord was threatening his with a quit notice. What would you do if your landlord gives you a quit notice and you pick up 450,000 Naira (about $1,300)? To many people, that would be the much-awaited “Promise Land.” Funny enough, the owner boarded the taxi and slipped the money under the carpet at a particular road junction because he saw policemen there.
When he got to the destination however, he just dropped ad forgot the money. Hear the unbelievably honest driver: “I want to live a decent life. The money was not my own and immediately my wife saw it, she became worried whether we would be able to trace the actual owner. We have also returned N17, 000 (about $50) which a female passenger also forgot months earlier.” The shocker of this devotional story is that the couple rejected the N50,000.00 (about 148 dollars) which the owner of the 450,000 gave them as an appreciation gift! Of course they were called “fools” by their family friends, but the words of Mahatma Ghandi are instrumental here: “Truth alone will endure: all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time.” Edgar Mohn said: “a lie has speed, but truth has endurance.”
Today’s Scripture talks about doing things in all honesty! That is one secret of why this vision and my life by the grace of God has won victories over satanic lies form envious enemies, blackmailers and criminals from time to time! And I always admonish my children, pastors and indeed all: LET YOUR HANDS BE CLEAN ALWAYS! No wonder a Bosnian proverb also says: “He who lies for you will lie against you someday.” Close with this bombshell: “A lie may take care of the present, but has no future.”
A half truth is a whole truth! Avoid shortcuts! Avoid that dubious business, secret immorality, dark secret, etc. pursue truth, honesty; and mercy will pursue you as 2017 ends and 2018 begins because 2018 is carrying YOUR DECORATON! Amen!
TOMORROW is the last 2017 Lagos (Ogudu) Manna Mountain ANOINTING SERVICE is this Saturday December 9th ; TIME: 8am-11.30am. Theme: “THE BEST FOR THE LAST: ANOINTING FOR LAST-MINUTE MIRACLE” and Sunday December 10th is the ANNUAL ODM (INTERDENOMINATIONAL) THANKSGIVING SERVICE.
Prayer Points: Take your best worship song to God.
1. Repent from past dishonesty and secret lifestyle id sin. Dedicate your life and ask for grace daily for honesty!
2. Satan has plans to end you life and ministry in shame. Resist that plan as 2017 ends.
3. Lord, let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me and let Your mercy be my cover. Pray THE PRAYERS TO STILL SATANIC STORMS today!
4. Pray for those believing God for the fruit of the womb.
By Bishop (Dr) Chris E. Kwakpovwe (Cek)
Publisher/Writer Of ODM And
Rev (Mrs) Flora E. Kwakpovwe (Fek)
Co-Publisher/Writer Of ODM.