Our Daily Manna October 12, 2017: ODM devotional – Why Secret Service?

Our Daily Manna October 12, 2017: ODM devotional – Why Secret Service?

Topic: Why Secret Service? [Thursday, October 12, 2017]

Basic Scripture: John 3: 1-13

Welcome to today’s devotional encounter with the God that fetches water with a basket to disgrace the bucket! Years ago, I was led to do a write-up on, “THE SECRET PLACE and the SECRET SERVICE lifestyle.” Catch this story:

“A young man was coming out of church one day and the preacher was standing at the door as he always did to shake hands. He grabbed the young man by the hand and pulled him aside. The pastor said to him, “You need to join the army of the Lord.” The young man replied, “I’m already in the army of the Lord, pastor.” So the pastor questioned, “Then how come I don’t see you except at Christmas and Easter?” The man whispered back, “I’m in secret service.”

 Oh! I just remember a man whose name means, “VICTORY OVER THE PEOPLE” OR “CONQUEROR OF THE PEOPLE, “ but he feared people more than he feared  his God and could not openly defend his faith! He came to meet Jesus AT NIGHT out of the fear of man! Though he later became a bold disciple, it took him many years after he lived a life that depicted the opposite of the meaning of his name! He is Mr. NICODEMUS! But do you know that, the life of NICODEMUS and the story of the SECRET SERVICE young man above is the true picture and description of the lifestyle of many believers in the end time army of Jehovah?

There are soldiers of security personnel in every country of the world that are not publicly acknowledged. Nigeria for example, SSS (State Security Service), while the USA have the CIA (Central Investigation Agency). Israel has the dreaded MOSSAD Secret Service!  The UK has the MI6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6)! Germany has the Military Counter-Intelligence Service (MAD): “Militarischer Abschirmdienst, military intelligence.” Wow! They are always in mufti and you can hardly recognize them in any public function.

Sadly, many believers are secretive about their faith because of their double lifestyle! They are in ‘secret service’ in their offices or neighborhood just like Nicodemus who was a secret disciple. On a lighter note, maybe he was in the Jewish MOSSAD! Determine to live a live that will give you boldness wherever you are.

Someone said, “If you were to be arrested and convicted for been a Christian, will there be enough evidence to convict you at the court of law?” Let your life be a light upon a hill and never forget that, If we take care of our character, our reputation will take care of itself! Pray now!

Prayer Points: Take your best worship song to God.

1. Repent from living any kind of double life any.

2. Pray about any habit/lifestyle that provoke or can provoke public shame in your life and ministry.

3. Dedicate your life to God again. Decree that you will be a shining light!

By Bishop (Dr) Chris E. Kwakpovwe (Cek)
Publisher/Writer Of ODM And

Rev (Mrs) Flora E. Kwakpovwe (Fek)
Co-Publisher/Writer Of ODM.

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