Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Thursday, October 15th, 2020
Topic: BEWARE OF WHAT YOU LISTEN TO 1
Bible Reading: Joshua 2:10-11
10….”For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.
11….And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.”
🔥To hear is different from listening. We can hear people’s voices along the streets, but we do not listen to them. But whatever we listen to, that’s what we become, even in the Church. To listen is to adhere to, and perform the contents of the speech. Some group of people go to the Church to listen to God through the pastor. But a second group of people go to the Church to listen to members about the Church and about the pastor. These two groups end up becoming whatever they go to the Church to listen to. While those that listen to God through the pastor become Christians, those of the second group become gossips: right in the same assembly.
🔥🔥What a man becomes in life, is a function of what he listens to. Even though we cannot hear by our power, but we can chose what we listen to. Hearing is an unintentional action. It is listening that is intentional. In our Bible Reading taken from Joshua 2:10-11, the people of Jericho heard, and they listened to what they heard others said about a certain unknown God of the Jews. Their acceptance of what the Jews did to Og and Sihon, made them to lose their defence and courage, because they listened.
🔥🔥🔥Some professing Christians have lost their faith in the Church and God, by merely hearing and listening to what some pastors are said to have done. Other believers have even joined the occult, because they were scared of stories they listened to about the powers of demons, and what they are capable of. Some only heard about a witch’s exploits in their compound, and they started looking for another house. Beloveth, don’t be defeated by what your ears are hearing, which your mind is listening to. Consult your God through your heart before you act. You too can haunt the devil with your faith news.
🙏Heavenly father, stop my brain and mind from listening to whatever news that will yield negative effects into my life, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏O Lord, tune my heart to always listen to positive, and life transforming news in the Church, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏O Lord, deliver me from the spirit of using what others say against pastors and Church members to judge them, in Jesus’ name.
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