OUR DAILY MANNA DAILY DEVOTIONAL NOVEMBER 13, 2O21 (WHAT DO THEY CALL YOU?)
TOPIC: WHAT DO THEY CALL YOU?
BASIC SCRIPTURE: MATTHEW 1: 18-25
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.
22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.
There is a story about a young boy who was very dull and always performing poorly in school. As a result, he earned the nickname “dullard.” After some time, his parents got him a computer that had a lot of interactive programmes.
This boy’s teachers observed that he began to improve in class and they called him to ask him what had happened. He told them, have a computer at home that calls me “intelligent.” Wow!
In school, they called him “dullar” and “stupid.” him. As a result, he could not go beyong that limit. However, when he started listening to another positive name, his performance improved. If you want to go far in life, you may need to reject some names. What’s in a name? The name of a person or a thing sets the limits and borders of that person’s life. When Jesus was conceived, the instruction that the angel gave to Joseph was clear, You shall call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins.”
His name was a pointer to His assignment on earth. Your name is no different. You can never go beyond the borders of your name. The same thing happened to John the Baptist. The angel instructed his parents, “His name shall be John. Daily Manna Devotional 13th November 2021 – WHAT DO THEY CALL YOU?
When he grew up, people tried to change his name. Over and over, the Pharisees sent messengers to him, Who are you… are you Elijah? Are you Moses? He was clear about his answer. I am not Elijah. I am not some old prophet who has come back to life again. I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness sayıng, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord.” John knew who he was and he refused to be called a name different from his calling and purpose. You might be thinking, What about a nickname?”
A nickname is no different. Don’t let anyone give you a label that God has not given you. Reject it and call yourself what God calls you. That is the only way to true fulfilment.
PRAYER POINTS: Take Song 2: Stand up for Jesus…
1 Stand up, stand up for Jesus
ye soldiers of the cross;
lift high his royal banner,
it must not suffer loss:
from vict’ry unto vict’ry
his army he shall lead,
’til ev’ry foe is vanquished,
and Christ is Lord indeed.
2 Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
the trumpet call obey;
forth to the mighty conflict
in this his glorious day:
ye that are men now serve him
against unnumbered foes;
let courage rise with danger,
and strength to strength oppose.
3 Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
stand in his strength alone;
the arm of flesh will fail you,
ye dare not trust your own:
put on the gospel armor,
each piece put on with pray’r;
where duty calls, or danger,
be never wanting there.
4 Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
the strife will not be long;
this day the noise of battle,
the next the victor’s song:
to him that overcometh
a crown of life shall be;
he with the King of glory
shall reign eternally.
ODM PRAYER POINT
Pray generally as you’re led by the Spirit
I reject every evil LABEL! Take away every shame/name that the enemy has labeled me with. Daily Manna Devotional 13th November 2021 – WHAT DO THEY CALL YOU?
Silence every evil voice trying to change my name. I silence every evil voice trying to give me an evil name(Pray it seriously).
Today marks the beginning of a new season. My Father God is baptizing me with a NEW NAME (Declare it over and over). Daily Manna Devotional 13th November 2021 – WHAT DO THEY CALL YOU?