The Sting of Death

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In Acts 20:32 The Apostle Paul says: “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.”

God’s Word of His grace is able, and will build you up as you continuously and consistently sow it in your heart by believing in it, meditating in it, and confessing it with your mouth. This way you engage the Holy Spirit through the Word of God in your life and circumstances. For the Holy Spirit is the Word of God. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God. It is the Word of God that said “let there be light”!

You need to nurture your soul on the Word of God. As 1Pet. 2:2 says: “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word that ye may grow thereby.”  On the other hand, continuously seeking to increase your knowledge of interpretations of dreams and visions will ultimately leave you disillusioned and with an incorrect understanding of the Light of the Glory of God.

This is how Mark 4:26-29 describes the fulfilment of the Word of the Kingdom of God that you have nurtured after it has been sown in your heart, your soul, by the Holy Spirit: “…So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.”

You cannot see how that the Word of God germinates in your soul, but you will see how that the Word of God bear the fruit of prosperity in your life and circumstances as well as the fruit of the health of Eternal Life in your body.

The Sting of Death vs. The Word of Life

Every time when you are visited by a dream or a vision which is in the light of darkness you are injected by the sting of death with its venom of decay and death which destroys your body and soul. And when you believe those dreams and visions you feed the power of Satan to have dominion over your soul and your body.

On the other hand, every time that you believe the Word of God and pray and profess the Word of God, you inject the life of the Word of Christ in your soul and the Word of Life will eventually bear the fruit of life in your body. Thus, the Word of Life will rid your body of the disease and decay of the power of Satan.

And above all, by keeping the Word of God in a pure heart you will honour God as your Heavenly Father, and God will surely honour you as His child. Then you will be cemented in this covenant of promise: “As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever (Isa. 59:21).

Isa. 55:10, 11 says: “For as the rain cometh down and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, and giveth seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” When God gives His Word to reside in your heart He will be watchful to perform it for He is righteous and just. (Neh. 9:8).

Acts 13:26 says: “Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.” In this verse of Scripture the apostle Paul calls the Word of God the Word of Salvation.

So you really want to learn the Word of God and commit it to memory so that you can meditate in it. Because in the time of your dilemmas the Holy Spirit will only minister to you according to the Word of God that you have believed and kept in your heart. This is why it is important that you keep your heart clean and free from dreams and visions.

Your First Love

Falling in love with the Lord Jesus Christ by way of having a dream or a vision, or some spiritual manifestation, is in direct contrast to the teachings and faith of the Word of Christ. Rom. 10:17 says: “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” This is how Jer. 15:16 describe when he fell in love with the Lord Jesus Christ for the first time: “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart.”

We first fall in love with the Lord Jesus Christ through His Word of blessings and salvation. Our Lord Jesus says in John 14:23, 24 (ISV): “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word. Then my Father will love him, and we will go to him and make our home within him. The one who does not love me does not keep my words.”

God’s Word in Your Life

  • His Word invites you to trust Him

Ps. 50:15 says: “And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.” The only way God can be glorified in your life is when He delivered you from all your distress. That’s why He invites you to call upon Him for help. John 15:7, 8 promises: “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.”

  • His Word gives us boldness to pray unto Him

1Chron. 17:25: “For thou, O my God, hast told thy servant that thou wilt build him an house: therefore thy servant hath found in his heart to pray before thee.”

What King David is saying to God is that he would not have dared to ask God for help, if it was not for the Word of God which encouraged him to trust God for his needs.

  • His Word gives us hope

Ps. 119:49 says: “Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.”

It is the Word of God that gives you the hope that God will fulfil His Word unto you. The Bible tells us that Abraham hoped against all hope that God would fulfil His Word unto him. Rom.  4:18 says that Abraham: “…against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken: So shall thy seed be.”

By faith in His Word Abraham was justified before God. It is by faith in the Word of Christ that we are justified before God. Thus, we will inherit Eternal Life. Tit. 3:7 says: “That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

  • His Word is your first love

Rev. 2: 4, 5 says: “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.”

The lure of vain philosophies like ‘what the mind can conceive the mind can achieve’; ‘I can’; ‘love your self’; ‘I am the master of my fate’ and various forms of divination like ‘Interpretation of dream and visions’; ‘Astrology’; ‘Clairvoyance’ and such like, robs you of the fruit of the Word of God for your life, and ultimately robs you of your inheritance with the saints in light. If you are indulging in this sort of lying vanities then you need to return to the Word of God.

Jer. 15: 19 reads: “If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth…” You can only be as the Mouth of God if the Word of God abides in your heart and in your mouth.

By His Word He spoke His creation into being. If you take forth the Precious Word of His Mouth and sanctify it in your life, you will be as His mouth. And, when you are as the Mouth of God, you will effectively speak and pray the Word of His Blessings and deliverance into existence in you life and, in the life of your loved ones.

God bless and guide you.

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