1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.
2 And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it.
3 And Joab answered, The Lord make his people an hundred times so many more as they be: but, my lord the king, are they not all my lord’s servants? why then doth my lord require this thing? why will he be a cause of trespass to Israel?
4 Nevertheless the king’s word prevailed against Joab. Wherefore Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.
5 And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto David. And all they of Israel were a thousand thousand and an hundred thousand men that drew sword: and Judah was four hundred threescore and ten thousand men that drew sword.
6 But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the king’s word was abominable to Joab.
7 And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel.
8 And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.
9 And the Lord spake unto Gad, David’s seer, saying,
10 Go and tell David, saying, Thus saith the Lord, I offer thee three things: choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.
11 So Gad came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Choose thee
12 Either three years’ famine; or three months to be destroyed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine enemies overtaketh thee; or else three days the sword of the Lord, even the pestilence, in the land, and the angel of the Lord destroying throughout all the coasts of Israel. Now therefore advise thyself what word I shall bring again to him that sent me.
13 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let me fall now into the hand of the Lord; for very great are his mercies: but let me not fall into the hand of man.
14 So the Lord sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men.
15 And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, the Lord beheld, and he repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now thine hand. And the angel of the Lord stood by the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
16 And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the Lord stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders of Israel, who were clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces.
17 And David said unto God, Is it not I that commanded the people to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and done evil indeed; but as for these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, O Lord my God, be on me, and on my father’s house; but not on thy people, that they should be plagued.
Our Daily Manna for Today 1 February 2022 Message
This is a year in which SATAN will determine to PROVOKE YOU through circumstances or people around you and his main aim is STRESS and HURRY into decisions that you will ever regret! I see about 4,690 ODM users who are about to take WRONG DECISIONS AND TAKE WRONG ACTIONS OF REGRET! The world is in a state of Frustration, Depression, Confusion, Terror, Stress, etc. TOO MUCH STRESS can lead to sickness and an early grave! AVOID people or events that STRESS YOU! Association or friendship is not by force! Please, use wisdom to move away from PROVOCATIVE AGENTS, whether they are Friends, Family members, Office Colleagues, Superiors, Subordinates, Partners, Husbands and Wives, etc. Your being alive and fulfilling destiny is more important than any of the above relationships! We do not advocate divorce but any marriage that will kill you should be a strong prayer concern! 1 CHRONICLES 21: 1 says – “And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.” Of course, the consequences were deaths and blood! In this year 2022, avoid reacting to things aggressively. Even when things are tough, BE STILL (Psalm 46: 10). Avoid anxiety, worry, anger, shouting, malice, bitterness, etc. Always declare that THE BEST IS YET TO COME! Always declare that: THIS TOO SHALL PASS AWAY! Just stay cool and calm! Avoid heated exchange of words with people! Always check your BP and check what you eat! Let no situation take away your PEACE! Beware of Transferred Aggression! Stay alive for yourself! Stay alive for your family! Stay alive for your God to use! He cannot use a dead body! Stay alive for me, because I still want you on this side of planet earth! Hear Rick Warren: “You never know God is all you need until God is all you have.” Yes! God CAN DO all things and God sees EVERYTHING before they happen! Avoid over reaction to events and people this year! Stay calm! Hold on and hold out! God has a plan! Online – “MORNING FIRE WITH BISHOP CHRIS” Tomorrow 6am (Nigeria Time). Log On To These Prophetic Prayers-to-start-your-day, Via Our Official Facebook Page – “Our Daily Manna Worldwide”
PRAYER POINTS: Take Song 1: Tis so sweet to trust…
1. In your own words, pray about today’s word as led now. 2. Repent from OVER REACTION to PROVOCATION in the past! 3. Scatter every satanic plan to PROVOKE YOU into premature death or IRREVERSIBLE ERRORS this year. 4. I receive grace to stay calm and STILL even in the storm! I refuse to PANIC or WORRY because I KNOW MY GOD HAS A PLAN. 5. Pray in Tongues seriously about any issue(s) affecting you now