Bread of Life Devotional
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Saturday, April 3rd, 2021
Topic: TAKE HEED, AND BE FREE FROM PRISONS
Text: 1 Kings 12:1-16
📖3….”That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying,
📖4….Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee…
📖13….And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men’s counsel that they gave him;”
🔥In Acts 16:23-26, Paul and Silas were kept in a physical prison as Peter was also kept in a physical prison in Acts 12:3-5. In the two occasions, all of them came out by God’s mighty and outstretched arm. You will come out of any prison you are in today, in Jesus’ name. So many cultures and traditions are abnormal. Many defenders of customs and traditions are suffering and languishing from the syndromes of ELDERS MUST MARRY BEFORE YOUNGER ONES, and ELDERS MUST BUILD HOUSES IN THE FAMILY BEFORE YOUNGER ONES. All these are prisons. They are against the Church, which is the non venerated spiritual family given by God to deliver us from all family prisons.
🔥🔥In 1 John 2:15-17, the word of God exhorted us not to love this present world. That is, not to live by worldly spiritual laws. That, whoever loves this world (live by their laws), is in prison and will also pass away with the world, because God’s love is not in such person. In 1 Tim 4:10, Demas became a victim of self made prison for loving the world and lost his salvation. After the death of King Saul, his son, Ishbosheth was made king by Abner in 2 Sam 2:8-10. But he didn’t succeed to rule all Israel for long (2 Sam 4:5-6), because of foundational prison. The evil of his father, king Saul, created a prison for him. We also have marital prison which comes when one is married to a wrong family because of lust called love. When Shechem and Dinah lust after each other and went into a forbidden marriage, the end was sorrow (Gen 34:1-3,24-27).
🔥🔥🔥Child of God, beware of decisions you make in anger, passion, when lonely, or from peer group advice like Rehoboam in our anchor text quoted above. You may be headed for a prison as Rehoboam, Solomon’s son, entered into when he heeded the wrong advice.
🙏Precious father, deliver me from every foundational prison depriving me of progress, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏Every prison am unknowingly languishing in, father wake me up to the reality of my life of freedom, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Heavenly Father, deliver me from all cultural and family heritages that are secret spiritual snares and prisons, in Jesus’ name.
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