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The Bulldog’s Tenacity.

Key Verse

“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force” (Matthew 11:12).

Text — Matthew 11:7-13


Bulldogs are reputed for incredible ferociousness, courage and tenacity of grip. With protruded jaws and indented nose, they’re able to bite and hold on to something almost indefinitely, refusing to let go once they’ve locked on. You can try to pull something out of a bulldog’s mouth but it won’t let go and won’t give up. That’s tenacity!
As believers in God’s promises and His Kingdom, we need to be like the bulldog. Why? The devil, our enemy, always tries to prevent us from possessing our God-given blessings and inheritance through constant pressure, frustration, trials and discouragement. He wants us to give up the good fight of faith. But we won’t quit, we’ll hold on to God’s word with tenacious faith. Tenacious faith doesn’t just believe – but is active, aggressive, persistent, confident and commanding. It is persistently reaching for its goal. Like a bulldog, bite on God’s word with a grip that cannot be shaken off by false prophets and bad circumstances. Resist every sinful pressure. Perseverance leads to success, so don’t let go of your Christian race, academic pursuit and godly desires.


Perseverance leads to success


Like the bulldog, be tenacious and undefeatable.

Prayer for today

Dear God, give us the bulldog tenacity to conquer.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.


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