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Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Saturday, January 16th, 2021
Topic: GOD WITH US
Bible Reading: Isaiah 7:14
📖14….Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
🔥It is only a thorough and a careful study of the Bible that will confirm the love of God for man to us. Throughout the Old Testament, each time man had an unsurmountable challenge, God would always come for his rescue. When the serpent beguiled Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:1-6, God came to their rescue in verse 21. In Genesis 4:8-12, Cain killed Abel and God came to fight for Abel by making a vagabond of Cain. Even when iniquity overtook the earth in the days of Noah, God also came to save Noah and his family by an Ark. God took Abraham from his place of birth in Genesis 12, to deliver him from household enemies.
🔥🔥For the Jews to go into Egyptian captivity for 430 years, it was because God hadn’t made a plan to live in the midst of his created man. Just as he dwelt in heaven in Genesis 1:1, until chaos took over the earth in verse two, so he did in Egypt and Pharaoh’s ego was fanned by God’s absence. But when God’s presence came through the passover, Pharaoh had to beg the Jews to leave Egypt in Exodus 12:28-31. God’s absence gave Ai power over Israel because the Jews’ disobedience drove God away from fighting for them.
🔥🔥🔥This was the pattern of God’s salvation and help until Isaiah 7:14, when God promised to come and live with man as Immanuel. In the new dispensation called the New Covenant, an Achan cannot sin, and everybody is punished. God assuredly made it clear in Ezekiel 18:4 that, henceforth, it is the soul that refuses to acknowledge and accept the presence of God with him always in the spirit, that will die. To give credence to this, Jesus said in Luke 17:20-21 that, the kingdom of God is now within us. So, as we acknowledge that, the serpent can never do to us any longer, what it succeeded in doing to Adam and Eve. Walk away from your fears of the unknown, and embrace the invisible God’s presence.
🙏Thank you Father, for the gift of yourself in Christ to me, which has made you to be with me always, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏Heavenly Father, apply to me, whatever form of deliverance you deem appropriate for my wellbeing, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Dear Lord, as I revel and bask in the joy of having you with me as Emmanuel, let no man’s influence take me away from you, in Jesus’ name.
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