Bread of Life Devotional
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Friday, April 9th, 2021
Topic: FOCUS ON THE RED TAPE
Text: Philippians 3:13-14
📖13….”Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
📖14….I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
🔥The journey of life made in Christ is hopeful. Because of this, it can’t be made without a puncture of a tyre caused by the forces of darkness that know the benefits you are set to receive at the end. Apostle Paul who wrote the text of today, was initially used by the devil as a pothole to the early gospel Church – Acts 7:58, 8:1-3, 9:1-3. But finally, he overcame the potholes and became the apostle of apostles as he focused on the red tape. The red tape is the finishing line. It is the only purpose for every action in Christianity. This red tape is the Cross that crosses to salvation.
🔥🔥Our God, though promised all faithful believers safe landing, but he never promised safe and porthole free trip. That is why the word of God talks about the fellowship of his suffering in Philippians 3:10, and persecutions in Mark 10:30. To be able to cut the red tape, is to remove our eyes and feelings from mundane affections, to things of eternal value, according to Paul as quoted in our anchor text.
🔥🔥🔥When Potiphar’s wife crossed Joseph’s path as a pothole, he took his affection from her, to eternity. Even though he wasn’t sure his dream would be fulfilled, he preferred to die in suffering than soil his name before God. To some modern young men, it would have been an opportunity to have a sugar mummy. But Joseph’s focus was on the red tape (Phil 3:13-14). Beloveth, our God is a rewarder of those who exercise self control through the fear of Him. As you reverentially trust in him, your landing is secured in Jesus’ name.
🙏Precious father, deliver me from every hidden evil stone of hindrance, as I race to the red tape , in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏My father my father, every delay tactics employed by the enemy to have me miss my spiritual flight, I overcome them by your grace, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Perfect Redeemer, as you promised to go before me in any journey I make, lead me safely into success this year, in Jesus’ name.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
I AM JUSTIFIED BY FAITH!
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