TOPIC: LESSONS FROM THE DONKEYS’ UNIVERSITY [II]
BASIC SCRIPTURE: MATTHEW 21 : 8-9, LUKE 19 : 41-44
Welcome to today’s devotional and welcome to another “DONKEY UNIVERSITY” course! Don’t forget lesson 2: The multitude did not clap and sing Hosanna for the DONKEY! They sang and cut branches from trees for the ONE described as the HIGHEST. No wonder Apostle Paul said in 1 Cor. 15:10 – “But by the grace of God, I am what I am: and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain…” Each time you forget that all the “HOSANNAS” you will hear this year is because of GOD’S GRACE, then you will end up in DISGRACE! Lesson 3:THE PEOPLE LOST A GREAT OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE THEIR MOTIVES WERE WRONG!I decree that in 2021, opportunities and great open doors will not be wasted by you!
I pray that your MOTIVES will not block your MOTION (speed)! See what happened – By singing, “hosanna” as Jesus passed through the gates of Jerusalem and referring to David/ David’s kingdom, the Jews were acknowledging the LORD Jesus as their Messiah. They had waited a long time for the fulfilment of the Davidic Covenant (2 Samuel 7; 1 Chronicles 17:11–14) and their shouts of “hosanna in the highest” was because they thought that their HOPE, their Messiah, had finally come to set up God’s kingdom. With all the miracles and signs/wonders, they were excited that A JEW had arrived on the scene to deliver them (Luke 19:11), but their MOTIVES WERE WRONG! The shout of “HOSANNA” by the crowd was (paraphrased):
“Save us, our dear Messiah, David’s Son, who has come to fulfil God’s mission – our deliverance from the ROMANS! Save us, we beseech You, as You take Your rightful throne and extend heaven’s salvation to us!” Sadly, the salvation that the people of Jerusalem wanted that day was political, not spiritual. They did not know that their political deliverance and the fulfilment of the Davidic Covenant was to happen in the future – at the second coming of Christ (Acts 1:11). They forgot that before the LORD/ King Jesus could take care of their political problems, He had to take care of the sin problem first! So they shouted “HOSANNA” but lost an opportunity to accept the LORD. In 2021, you will not lose OPPORTUNITIES that God will send across to you! That was the reason why Jesus wept over Jerusalem in today’s 2nd scripture! May He not “weep” over you in 2021. Amen! Pray seriously now.
ODM PRAYER POINTS FOR TODAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2021.
1. Take Song 3: Amazing grace…
2. In your own words, pray over today’s word as led now.
3. Lord, I SHALL NOT miss opportunities You send my way this year in Jesus name (Pray it seriously for 3 days).
4. LORD, purge my MOTIVES in 2021. Pray about today generally
Our Daily Manna also known as ODM is written by Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe. It is a daily devotional booklet that started in the form of a Daily prayer guide for church members and brethren in a form of two printed sheets.