BE YOUR BROTHER’S KEEPER

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THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.

Date: Friday, April 2nd, 2021

Topic: BE YOUR BROTHER’S KEEPER

Text: Acts 12:1-5

📖1….”Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.
2….And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
3….And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)
4….And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
5….Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.”

Message:

🔥The nonchalant attitude of the Church as we experience today, was what sent Apostle Peter to prison. Many Church pastors today, as was in the early Church, don’t care what is happening to another pastor. When James was killed by Herod to vex the Church, nobody challenged him in Acts 12:1-2. Since no Jew coughed and the Church was quiet, he proceeded in verse 3, arrested Peter and dumped him in the prison. Brethren, I want us to know that every step taken by the enemy against a particular denomination, is targeted against the universal body of Christ. As that victimized congregation goes down, it is getting the enemy closer to your congregation and mine. It is high time all living Churches became their brother’s keepers.

🔥🔥But unfortunately for Herod, he arrested Peter at the wrong time. He took him at the time when the blood of Jesus was invoked at Easter. A period of National Communion in the entire Jewish land. When the then Church realized their lost because of the lackadaisical attitude they put up during James’ arrest and death, they rose up in prayers for Peter. Immediately Heaven came to the rescue to release Peter in Acts 12:5-11, and had Herod eaten by worms in Acts 12:23.

🔥🔥🔥Beloveth, it is note worthy that when one of the two children of Adam and Eve was missing, the question of God to Cain showed that we should be our brother’s keepers. If not, why would God ask for Abel from Cain. Yet, Cain the killer, denied being his brother’s keeper in Genesis 4:9. We should learn from here that one day, God will ask us to give account for those we are in same denomination with. If our attitude is driving people away from the Church, or from different departments, we should repent and become children of encouragement to others; else God will make fugitive and vagabond of us, and curse our sources of livelihood from yielding…Gen 4:12. Be your brother’s keeper.

SOULS ACTIVITIES:

🙏I command every spiritual Herod on rampage to have me arrested, to be smitten with blindness like the army of Syria in 2 Kgs 6:18, in Jesus’ name.

🙏🙏You Spirit and Power of God, arise now to defend every Church under satanic affliction, in Jesus’ name.

🙏🙏🙏O Lord, circumcise my heart, and inject the spirit of love for my brethren therein, in Jesus’ name.

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:

Joel 1-3.

I AM JUSTIFIED BY FAITH!

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