PROMOTED IN THE FIRE

PROMOTED IN THE FIRE

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Bread of Life Devotionals

THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.

Date: Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Topic: PROMOTED IN THE FIRE

Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 12:8-9

📖8….”For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
📖9….And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

Message:

🔥The word, Fire, is figurative of hardship. As it hurts if accidentally touched, so it contrarily cooks food, if intentionally ignited on a stove. This makes fire a bad master, but a good servant. Like fire, so sin is also destructive if we allow it to rule over us. When Cain failed to rule over the sin of jealousy which created anger as another sin in him in Genesis 4:7-12, they ruined him, and turned him a vagabond because they ruled over him. But in our anchor text from 2 Corinthians 12:7-9, apostle Paul, desiring to rule over whatever fire that he encountered, sought the Lord always for removal of every infirmity from his body, to have him promoted in the fire.

🔥🔥The beginning point of being promoted in the fire of hardship is seeking the Lord like David, even in your guiltiness, and like Paul in your infirmities. Even though we run from weaknesses, it is our acceptance of them, according to 2 Corinthians 12:9, before the Lord, when they are inevitable, that brings his deliverances to us. Since God helps us when we are weak, no fire should therefore scare us. Instead, in our state of being cast down, we should acknowledge God’s invisible lifting up of us… Job 22:29; Acts 12:5-11.

🔥🔥🔥This brings us to the importance of the book of Nehemiah, which is, building for God in the face of persecution. When the enemies laughed at him in chapter 2:19-20, our God prospered him, because he continued to build. And because Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego didn’t like their lives more than dying in the faith, they were promoted by God in the fire of Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 3:10-30. One very strange blessing that is a heritage of believers is that, the more you oppress them, the stronger, bigger, and better they become. In Exodus 1:12, the Jews waxed stronger when put under harsh taskmasters. In Genesis 26:1,12-14, Isaac waxed great, and went forward, when there was famine in the land. You will receive promotions in your fire.

SOULS ACTIVITIES:

🙏Heavenly Father, grant me the submissive spirit to your will, to be able to rule over any sin that will ruin me, in Jesus’ name.

🙏🙏O Lord, in the state of my weaknesses, save me from the attending fire, so I don’t get burnt by it, in Jesus’ name.

🙏🙏🙏Thank you Father, for turning the sorrows of the enemies over me, to the joy of the Lord, in Jesus’ name.

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:

Morning:
1 Kings 10 & 11.

Evening:
1 Kings 12 & 13.

I AM ON EAGLE’S WINGS!

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