THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST

THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST

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THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.

Date: Thursday, February 4th, 2021

Topic: THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST

Bible Reading: Philippians 3:4-7

📖4….”Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:
📖5….Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
📖6….Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
📖7….But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.”

Message:

🔥For there to be a High Calling, there must have been a calling. Calling here, is a message, a duty to perform. Paul was an achieved law keeper before the Gospel of Jesus apprehended him in Acts 9:1-6. His deeds before Jesus accosted him such as persecuting the Church, killing of believers to prove his zeal for keeping the law, etc, were his callings. But when he was arrested by Jesus on his way to Damascus and he asked Jesus what he would want him to do, which was different from persecuting the Church, the answer is what Paul called The High Calling with a prize in Philippians 3:14.

🔥🔥It was the acceptance of this Calling that quenched Paul’s thirst and hunger for the victories and triumphs of life that he was looking for in his existence through his defence of the law. In his words in Philippians 1:21, he saw in the High Calling that he was no longer merely existing, but he was living. Hence he said that to live, is Christ in us, and to die in Christ, is of great gain and profit, that all believers should aspire to make in the business of being alive. This means, if one must be alive, it must be to please God through Christ, and also to die in Christ to please yourself by going to heaven.

🔥🔥🔥But to attain this Christian height, we must put first things first. We must do away with any confidence we have in the flesh; by counting as losses all that we gained from keeping the law. We should neglect and forget such (Phil 3:13), and move up to something much better, which is the High Calling to win Christ and save souls…Phil 3:8. In the High Calling, what we must let go, are good things we practised in religion; identified by Paul as circumcision, being a Pharisee, keeping the laws; but in Christianity, they are dungs. So, the believers that are justifying themselves with some special dress codes today, should pray to be apprehended by Christ on their way to Damascus, to receive their High Calling.

SOULS ACTIVITIES:

🙏Heavenly father, grant that I understand and follow whatever calling I have in Christ, as a High Calling with a prize, in Jesus’ name.

🙏🙏Ancient of days, satisfy my urge and crave for worldly aggrandizement with the contents of Christ’s Gospel, in Jesus’ name.

🙏🙏🙏Thank you Father, for metamorphosing me from mere existence in religion, into God’s Zoe in Christianity, in Jesus’ name.

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:

Morning:
Proverbs 8.

Evening:
Proverbs 9.

I AM SAFE IN GOD’S ARMS!

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