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Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Friday, September 25th, 2020
Topic: COMMITMENT: WILL YOU ALSO GO AWAY? 1
Bible Reading: John 6:56, 60, 66-67
📖56….”He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
📖60….Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
📖66….From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
📖67….Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?”
🔥Many people condemning pastors and committed Christians today, wouldn’t have been doing so, had they only tasted a little bit of what Christ’s prisoners, who have surrendered to him, and have become bondservants of Christ Jesus are going through. For a believer to remain in Christ, he must have heard and accepted the hard sayings of Jesus in John 6:56, which scared his early followers away in John 6:66. To remain in Christ, in the face of all the ridicules and repressions from both individuals and governmental bodies, such a person must have eaten Jesus’ flesh, and drunk his blood.
🔥🔥For anyone to agree to eat Jesus’ flesh and drink his blood, such a person must have chosen to be committed to Christ. The pledge of surrender, devotion and commitment, makes believers to defy every discouragement from Christ, and follow the course of the gospel to the end. Jesus, though had many disciples, but he had only 12 committed ones whom he called apostles…Luke 6:12-13. This makes the apostolic office to be that of hard work. Even among the 12 apostles, there were three distinguished ones. These were Peter, James and John. Because of their super commitment to Christ, they were with Christ, where the other nine apostles were absent…Matt 17:1, Matt 26:36-41, Mark 5:35-37.
🔥🔥🔥The final buildup of the Church before Jesus ascended to heaven, had another circle of committed members. These were the 500 and above, according to 1 Cor 15:6. These three circles, 3, 12 and over 500, are still present in the Church today. When Jesus gave his hard message of John 6:31-65, and many of his disciples left in verse 66; prompting him to ask the 12, which included the 3, whether they would also go away in verse 67, it was the circle of over 500 that left him. Even today, those Church changing merchants are members of the 500 circle. They are not committed totally to the Gospel. Pastors should beware of them in their churches.
🙏Heavenly Father, deliver your Church from every societal repression, and backbiting individuals, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏O Lord, distinguish me spiritually, like your 3 key apostles, by my commitment to your gospel in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Ancient of days, convert any member of the circle of 500 in our Church to either the circle of 12 or 3, in Jesus’ name.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Isaiah 40 & 41
Isaiah 42, 43 & 44.
THE BATTLE IS GOD’S!
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