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Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Sunday, September 27th, 2020
Topic: COMMITMENT: WILL YOU ALSO GO AWAY? 3
Bible Reading: Luke 5:8, 10-11
📖8….”When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
📖10….And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
📖11….And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.”
🔥To go away from Christ after being a Christian, is worst than joining Christ late. Even if you spoke blasphemies against the Holy Ghost when you hadn’t repented and converted to God through Christ, you will be forgiven. But blasphemy after having been enlightened about Christ, and falling away from the faith, will not be forgiven; even if you want to come back. In Hebrews 6:4-6, the word of God says once you go away, you can never return to the faith faithfully. Because, such a person must have blasphemed against the Holy Ghost (Matthew 12:31-32), either in words or in deeds.
🔥🔥Hence, apostle Peter being aware of the danger of blasphemy, went out from the place of denial, and wept bitterly after the cock crew, during his denial of Jesus Christ (Luke 22:60-62); and quickly returned to the Church. His three times denials were not held against him because they fulfilled his promise of going with Jesus to prison and death…Luke 22:33, and he fulfilled Christ’s counsel in Luke 22:31-32 as well, by his prompt conversion back to Christ.
🔥🔥🔥All these deeds of Peter, stemmed from his unforgettable encounter with Jesus Christ at the lake of Gennesaret in Luke 5:1-11, where Jesus made nonsense of his fishing professionalism. Hence no one should boast of his greatness before God. Although Peter must have known Jesus before that day, but he never saw anything worth following in him. They knew his pedigrees as one from the forsaken Nazareth…John 1:46; and also, a man whose root came out from a dry ground…Isaiah 53:2, but never as a master. So, having known him as a master worth following, going away became impossible. Would you still hold on to Christ under any circumstance today? Reply YES if you will, to be included in my prayers!
🙏Heavenly Father, no matter the situation am faced with, tame my tongue and life from speaking or acting blasphemously against the Godhead, especially the Holy Ghost, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏O Lord, embed into me, the spirit of swift repentance like Peter, any time I miss the mark, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Blessed Redeemer, make nonsense of all my earthly goods that can inject pride and boasting into me, so I can follow Jesus Christ without exit points, in Jesus’ name.
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