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Can You Withstand This?

Key Verse

“Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3).

TEXT — Amos 3:1-8


A young man, John, had hoped that he would inherit his father’s business empire. People had even been fondly calling him CEO junior. Many envied him and wished that they were in his shoes but his father had become concerned with some character traits he had noticed in his son. Just out of curiosity, he decided to confirm his son’s paternity. Lo and behold, it was negative. The young man’s plans and expected benefits of ‘sonship’ suddenly evaporated.

Amos equally revealed God’s controversy against the children of Israel. He had invested so much on the nation but was full of regrets. God was greatly disappointed and angry against Israel. What brought about this situation? Perhaps Israel had thought that being God’s favoured nation, He would pamper them and overlook their transgressions. They rested on their supposed covenanted relationship with Him and expected that they would always be a companion of His.

Resting on perceived and received favour from God while systematically losing the basis of the relationship that originally brought the favour is the fatal mistake many make today. God does not hold on to a ‘son’ or ‘daughter’ who transgresses and abandons Him. If such a person fails to repent, He will turn back to judge him or her and mete out eternal punishment. Israel did not have unconditional security with God; nobody has it today.

In the light of this, believers should watch daily and ensure that they are not just professing long lost salvation whereas, the substance has evaporated. May we not end up being called ‘Ichabod’ – the glory has departed!

Thought for the day

Sin estranges one from God – avoid costly assumptions.
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Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.


  1. This is a fearful message. Lord please, don’t let me become Ichabod. Make fully alive in the spirit.
    God bless brethren behind the curtail of the daily manna software.
    NOTE: In the audio, some sentences were jumped from the second paragraph

  2. The narrator is fond of jumping some sentences almost daily. I love your previous background music. Above all, your message is always apt, the devotional is irresistible. It’s my daily spiritual diet. Thanks and remain blessed!

    1. I pray for spiritual transformation and the Lord’s healing over me and my family. I want God to use me to proclaim his Kingdom all over the world.

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