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Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
Topic: MOCKERY: A LUBRICANT OF THE WAY TO SUCCESS
Bible Reading: John 1:45-50
📖45….”Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
📖46….And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
📖50….Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.”
🔥Success is a dream place. The difference between Utopia and success is that, while success is attainable, Utopia can never be attained. This is because, Utopia goal posts keep moving further away, the more a dreamer for it wants to attain it. Even though success is not a destination, there are fragments of experiences that one can settle for, as successes. But Utopia being an imagined place or state of things where everything is perfect, cannot be realized since perfection is a far cry. Yet those striving for success are often insulted by others.
🔥🔥In 2 Kgs 2:23 and 24, Elisha had just received the double spirit of Elijah after the later was taken away by God, and he had also tested the availability of Elijah’s spirit upon him by parting river Jordan with Elijah’s mantle (2 Kgs 2:14), and by turning the bitter water and barren land of Jericho to sweet water and fruitful land respectively in verses 19-22, when some children came to mock him in verse 23, and God answered the mockers in verse 24. Even the mocked and insulted Jesus in Matthew 27:39-43, has now become the king of the whole world. Even if believers are not moved by the insults they receive from people because of their faith, God himself will answer those insulting and mocking them.
🔥🔥🔥Jesus came for both his own success, and the success of humanity; including that of Nathanael, yet Nathanael insulted Jesus and his community in John 1:46. But Jesus knowing that what he came to pursue was greater than whatever insult man could give to him, ignored Nathanael, and only challenged him to wait and see what a Nazarene like him (Jesus), would manifest. Beloveth, those that insult you when climbing the ladder of success, should be treated as impetus to ginger you to work harder and disappoint their negative expectations. Imitate Jesus when insulted, and your success shall force them to celebrate you.
🙏O Lord, confound those that doubt the possibility of my breakthrough, with your divine signs and wonders manifesting in my life, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏Ancient of days, cause my success dreams to be attained in my life time as Joseph had his own, even in Egypt, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Dependable Father, answer those that mock and insult me because of my faith, as you answered the mockers of Elisha, in Jesus’ name.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1 Kings 19 & 20.
1 Kings 21 & 22.
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