Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Saturday, January 23rd, 2021.
Topic: PRAY YOUR HOPE ALIVE
Bible Reading: Isaiah 52:1-3
📖1….”Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
📖2….Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
📖3….For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.”
🔥The call of Abraham, was the litmus test for the call of mankind by God from a life of hopelessness, to that of keeping hope alive. Because of the success God recorded when he called Abram into Abraham, He is today calling us from the life without eternal future, to that of bliss in his kingdom. That is why the believers in God’s call are called the Church today because, they are called out of destruction. God called Abraham from hopelessness to test run the call of the Christians from damnation.
🔥🔥Note that before Abraham was called, he had no child, no land, no house; in fact, he was still living in his family house in Mesopotamia. But when he heeded the call, all these changed. God through the Church, is calling Christians from their various Mesopotamia, family houses and hopelessness, to a more meaningful life. Hence, our text says, we should awake and put on the strength of following God. To put on strength is to be prayerful and look up to God. Else, we will sell ourselves to the devil for nothing if we heed not God’s call. In Luke 18:1-8, the widow got her judgment by persistency. We will go down to Egypt, back into the world if we are not persistent in following the call.
🔥🔥🔥When Lot was with Abraham and prayerful, he had flocks, herds and houses – Gen 13:5,9-11. But when he separated from Abraham and became prayer less, he was captured by the enemies – Gen 14:1-2,11-12. We will become oppressed. When the Jews forsook their God, they became exposed to the Midianites invasion – Judges 6:1-6. But when they cried (prayed) unto God, he sent help to them – Judges 6:7-8,11-16. Beloved BoLD readers, since a closed mouth is a closed destiny, open your mouth wide in prayer and God will fill it with hope instead of hopelessness – Psalm 81:10.
🙏Precious father, Jesus said in Matt 9:15 that the children of the bride chamber cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them. Deliver me from this starvation for life necessities, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏Covenant keeping father, your Word says in 1 Thessalonians 5:24 that, faithful is he that has called me, who will also do it. O Lord, manifest your faithfulness in every area of my life in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏O Lord, you gave Abraham Canaan as soon as he obeyed your call. Give me my prepared place this year, in Jesus’ name.
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