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Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Sunday, August 30th, 2020
Topic: GOD WILL REPLACE OUR LOSSES 3
Text: 1 Chronicles 4:9-10
📖9….”And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.
📖10….And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.”
🔥When the earth created by God in Genesis 1:1 became marred, instead of God to just sit comfortably in heaven doing nothing, He first sent the Spirit to come down and ascertain the extent of the damage done to the earth in verse 2. When the Spirit returned to the Father with the situation report of the formlessness, voidness and the presence of darkness throughout the earth, God immediately took action to remedy the situation by replacing all that was lost with recreation. Our devoted prayers about our situations, are reports sent to God to also remedy our crisis and losses with replacements.
🔥🔥But does it mean that God replaces anything lost by anyone in the faith? The answer is emphatic NO! If we take a look at Jabez from 1 Chro 4:9-10, God replaced his losses because he went and asked God to replace his lost blessings, enlarge his coast, his lost presence of God be replaced, and his lost protection be restored; and God granted him in verse 10. For God to replace the losses of his followers, they must be diligent in trusting Him. You can’t follow God with a nonchalant, lack lustre and lackadaisical attitude, and expect God to wipe your tears when in sorrow.
🔥🔥🔥Consequently, God replaces losses for those who obey his prophets. Hence Naaman was healed in 2 Kgs 5. God also replaces anything lost while working for him. With only a branch of a tree, a drowned axe head got floated in 2 Kgs 6:1-7. Beloveth, the presence of God replaces whatever you lose. In John 2:1-9, a marriage ceremony was thrown into panic because their wine got finished. Meanwhile, the celebrant had taken a proactive measure to check every problem that may ensue, by inviting Jesus to the marriage. It was Jesus that immediately replaced their spent wine. Therefore, as you make Jesus Christ your all in all, every loss of yours shall be replaced by him.
🙏O Lord, send your Spirit to search out my crisis, so you can effect a positive and permanent change in me, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏Heavenly father, replace for me, all I have lost in my life to the bad and negative tongues of men, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Ancient of days, use my faith in you as a proactive measure, to checkmate all unforseen difficulties that may show up in my life, in Jesus’name.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
GOD IS TURNING OUR WATER TO WINE!
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