Bread of Life Devotional
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
Topic: HELP FROM ABOVE
Text: Isaiah 38:1-5
📖4….”Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying,
📖5….Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.”
🔥Help from above is like the strait gate and the narrow way of Matthew 7:14 that few can find since it is the final protection of mankind. It is like a virtuous woman whose price is above rubies. Our text says God sent a message of death to Hezekiah, but it was changed to a message of longer life. This is divine help, producing divine protection from death because of his deeds, prayers and tears…Isaiah 38:5. Apart from Hezekiah, Solomon also enjoyed divine help from God. He was granted wisdom, glamour, wealth and peace above all that lived before him and after him. If we observe these two persons, they had some common features.
🔥🔥Both of them walked before God in truth. Solomon offered burnt offerings to provoke help from God in 2 Chro 1:6, while Hezekiah destroyed the brazen serpent called Nehushtan (that Israel worshipped after the death of Moses and Joshua in 2 Kings 18:3-4), to attract God’s uncommon help from above.
🔥🔥🔥Unlike King Amaziah who did what was right in God’s sight but not with a perfect heart (2 Chro 25:2), Hezekiah and Solomon did good in God’s sight with a perfect heart. This is demonstrated by the size of Solomon’s burnt offerings in thousands. Solomon went beyond the usual offerings to the unusual, and received unusual divine help, instead of common blessing. Beloveth, if you are not ready to be more committed to God and the Church than before, and than those you are imitating, you cannot grow beyond your present state. If you don’t attempt great things for God, don’t expect a draught of help from above.
🙏Precious father, paralyze all agents of destruction trying to block the channels of my help from above, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏O Lord, give me the confronting ability to achieve effortless results, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Merciful father, break every curse of counter growth, frustrating my efforts to attempt great things for you, in Jesus’ name.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
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