Our Daily Manna July 4, 2017: Tuesday devotional

Forgiveness is the one power you always have over the person who hurt you. Lincoln said, “The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.”

Topic: How Heavy Is Your Bag?

(Matthew 18:15-22).

A University teacher told his class students to each bring a clear plastic bag and a sack of potatoes. The lesson was that for every one they refused to forgive, he told them to choose a potatoe, write on it the name and date and put it in the plastic bag. Some of the bags as you can imagine were quite heavy. He then told them to carry this bag with them everywhere for one week, putting it aside their beds at night, on the car seat when driving, etc. The hassle of lugging the bag around made it so clear what a weight they were carrying. Naturally after a while, the condition of the potatoes deteriorated to a foul smell.

The teacher then told the class that it was a clear picture for the price we pay for keeping our pain and carrying every worry done to us in our hearts. According to Dr. Redford Williams, the stress hormone CORTISOL which fuels anger, literally tears blood vessels, causing damage to your arteries. Continous anger against yourself or anyone else, prevents the healing process from taking place! So once the damage is done, a single bout of rage can trigger a fatal heart attack. Forgiveness is the one power you always have over the person who hurt you.

Lincoln said, “The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.” Lewis Smedes wrote: “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” George Herbert told his son: “He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.” Won’t you need forgiveness from God or man someday? Then construct that bridge now! Forgive that betrayal! Forgive that injustice! Forgive that deliberate offence!

Don’t carry a LUGGAGE God has not given you! Let go and let God! No matter how 2017 has been, I prophesy: An enemy will STUMBLE concerning you and you will be mightily announced by your God as an EVIDENCE that He is not partial in Jesus Christ name! Amen! See and use the new page called: “FAITH BOOSTERS.” See Page 34 daily!

Help someone to do the upcoming fast. Give out this ODM edition and “WAH -12” booklet as SPECIAL July gift items for weddings, anniversaries, dedications, birthdays etc to bless a soul. CHILDREN ODM and NEW ODM CARTOON are available nationwide.

Prayer Points: Take yourbest worship song now.

1. Pray about today’s word seriously as led.

2. I refuse every SATANIC LOAD! Cancel all demotion plans fashioned against your life, family and ministry.

3. Lord, show me mercy every second of every day! I release FORGIVENESS to the following (Mention him/her).

4. Pray any other prayer as led. Pray about today seriously! CANCEL DEMOTION again and LOSS OF FAVOUR!

If you need deliveranc, see your Pastor or be at the Manna Mountain this week Sunday 8am (OGUDU) or 10:30am (LEKKI).

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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