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Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Thursday, November 26th, 2020
Topic: THE JOURNEY OF THE RIGHTEOUS 2
Bible Reading: 2 Kings 1:2-4
📖2….”And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.
📖3….But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?
📖4….Now therefore thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah departed.”
🔥Psalm 1 verse 1 may be short, but the message the Lord condensed in it is not short. The righteous man on his way to heaven, encountered the ungodly, and their counsels attracted him, and he began to walk with them. Journeying with them made him to lose sight of his all-important journey’s destination. This proves that he preferred the advice of the ungodly, and so, got corrupted against his set out vision. According to Isaiah 53:1, whosoever report or advice that controls you, will also determine the arm or power that will manifest in your life.
🔥🔥In 2 Chro 20:1-24, because Jehoshaphat didn’t walk in the advice of ungodly people, but on the counsel of Jahaziel in verse 14, he defeated his enemies without fighting; but by just praising… 2 Chro 20:17, 20-24. He didn’t just sing, but he praised God. Praising the beauty of God’s holiness (2 Chro 20:21), instead of just singing, should be man’s priority in service to God (Isaiah 43:21). In 2 Kgs 1:2-4, king Ahaziah was gifted with death by God because he went to consult the ungodly for his health. This to God was praising the power of Satan. God therefore denied him the blessing of healing; and he died in verse 17.
🔥🔥🔥In the journey of righteousness, the righteous should remain in the faith, no matter the challenges. It takes a mango with ripe fruits to receive stones from people. When Jehoshaphat later joined forces with the ungodly Ahab in 1 Kgs 22:44, 2 Chro 18:1, 28-34; 19:1-3, his business ships got broken in 1 Kgs 22:48, at Eziongeber. Interestingly, that was the place where king Solomon made so much gold in 1 Kgs 9:26-28, because he didn’t walk in the counsel of the ungodly. Beloved pilgrims, once you are controlled by the counsel of the ungodly, you will be led from walking, to standing.
🙏Dear Lord, prevent me from coming into contact with false pilgrims in the Church, that will hamper my progress with their ungodly attitudes, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏Ancient of days, since by your word through Jahaziel, Jehoshaphat defeated his ungodly enemies, always send your word to save us from our opposers, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏O Lord, get my heart rooted in you, so I don’t go after the ungodly for solutions during trials, in Jesus’ name.
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