Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Tuesday, 9th March, 2021
Topic: MAN IS BORN SAVED
Text: Matthew 18: 3
📖3….”And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
🔥Indeed, David as a king and the man after God’s heart, was a prophet of some sort. When the first son he had with Bathsheba died in 2 Samuel 12:14-19, he said in verse 23 that, he shall go to him. David knew the child was saved and had returned to Abraham’s bosom (Luke 16:22); which he too would go to, if he continued to seek God’s heart. So, after reading our anchor verse from Matthew 18:3, it became clear to me that we certainly came from God. The reality here is that, in as much as we were born children, we were born saved, but we grew out of safety because of sins. You may ask how! If it is true that we all were born as children and Jesus said in Matt 18:3 that, we must become as children to be able to enter into the kingdom of heaven, then we were born saved as children that came from God.
🔥🔥But who are children? They are dependent on their parents, honest, forgiving and forgetting that they have ever been hurt. They trust their parents, accept whatever their parents give to them, teachable, and obedient. Likewise, Christians who are truly converted, ought to be dependent on Jesus Christ. Christians should be honest, forgiving, trust God, accept whatever God gives to them, run to God for answers, teachable, and obedient. As you do all these, you are getting converted into the kingdom of heaven.
🔥🔥🔥Dearly beloved BoLD readers, brothers and sisters, to be a Christian is much more than being a believer; it is being converted from a mere believer to a Christlike child. This is why James said in 2:19 that, “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.” They tremble because they can never be converted to Christians with child-like mind. But you can; and we can. So, advance today beyond the devils by becoming Christians. Exhibit dependence on Jesus Christ. Be honest, forgiving, trust God, accept whatever God gives to you, run to God for answers, be teachable, and be obedient, as you were when a child, and heaven shall accept you…
🙏My Father, My Father, give unto me the promised heart of flesh in Ezekiel 36:26 so I will be converted to a child of your kingdom in Jesus’ Name.
🙏🙏O Lord, as I circumcise the fore skin of my heart with child-like attitude, circumcise my heart with your word, so I will be able to love you completely, in Jesus’ Name.
🙏🙏🙏Precious Redeemer, give me the heart and mind of the newly born, so I will be forgiving, trusting, be honest, obedient and be teachable like children, in Jesus’ name.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1 Chronicles 5 & 6.
1 Chronicles 7, 8 & 9.
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