The truth is not always what we want to hear, but it is a necessity for keeping us on course with God’s plan for our lives. Don’t blame others for your short comings in life, neither for the misfortune you faced with; rather reflect on your own life and let the Holy Spirit show you the roots of all your blames.
Many folks come to church broken hearted; and that’s why the church is there, to heal the broken hearted. However, some remain broken hearted, while other become more broken hearted after receiving restoration. The Word of God encourage us to live blameless lives (Phil.2:15); and at the same hand, we are not to blame others – for the judge will be judge themselves (Matt.7:1). Pointing finger at others is a form of judgment. No man is different; and just because others sin differently then you doesn’t make their sins bigger than yours.
When we realize that where we are at today is of our own doings, then we will be able to take our stand from a loving perspective. The way you have reacted towards things in the pass had either brought positive or negative results into your life. But there’s hope, because what you do today can change all your tomorrows. No one can make a choice for you, neither can anyone force you to do something you don’t want to do – no matter what it is. When you choose right today, you will have the right results tomorrow; but when you choose wrong today, you will have the wrong results tomorrow.
It is a shame that some folks choose right and wrong on a daily basis; that’s why some have a mix of results. In this teaching I want to share with you a number of aspects and principles which will guide you in developing the right perspective for a triumphal life.
One of the most common principles in God’s Word, but also one of the least applied, is found in Joshua 1:8 – “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
Meditating on the Word and applying it because we believe it.
There a few commonly expressed principles found in the Word, and through applying them, you will set of your life in reaching higher and greater levels.
Hearing the Word:
Hearing the Word is what stirs up faith; for it is by hearing and hearing the Word of God that faith comes (Rom.10:17). It isn’t good enough just to read the Word of God; you got to hear it too – that’s why the Bible says: Faith comes by hearing… Folks may sit in church but not hearing the Word, because they don’t pay attention when they at church. Others will be diligent in studying the Word, but their faith remains at the same level, because they read in their mind instead of sounding the Word out as they study it. To hear the Word sharpens your spiritual athena to recognize God’s Word – just like an athena is tuned to receive a certain signal (like a cellphone or radio); only a certain sound will be translated through the right frequency and right tuned receiver. This is what happens when we sound out and hear the Word.
Sounding out the Word:
Although we had touched based on this above; there is more: The SoundCode of the Word. At the right volume, one can feel sound. Those who are deaf rely on the vibrations of sound. When God created the heavens and earth in the beginning; it was the sound of God’s Word which went forth and created all things. We see this especially in Psalm 33:6 – ‘By the word of the Lord the heavens was made, and all the stars by the breath of His mouth. The Word and Breath of God is Spirit; His Spirit. So too when we sound the Word of God, it is Spirit; the Spirit of God that goes out and produce results
There was experiments done by a certain Chinese professor where he filled rice and water into jars; and placed the two jars in different rooms. Daily to the one he spoke cursing words and played bad music, to the other one he spoke kind and loving word with good music. Within just a few days, the jar of rice he spoke curses unto and played bad music turned mildew, while the other one after weeks of kind word and good music remained unchanged. The sound of right words and wrong words can make a big difference in your life.
Act upon the Word:
Now if faith comes by hearing and the sound of the Word has an effect on our lives, then it is also important to act or do the Word. In fact, the Bible tells us that faith without works are dead (James 2:17). Jesus also said; if we love Him, then we must do His commandments; those things He related and spoke unto us – (John14:15). This is a very wide topic as one has to diligently study the Word to find out the guidance given to us through it. Although the Bible is filled with instructions, it all starts at love. Also, we must be able to identify that what is said to the new creation and what has been said to and about others. There’s new creation principles and they work when we apply it. Some folks focus only on old creation principles and think those old principles will work for the new creation. We are working on compiling a book on New Creation Realities, which will focus on new Creation principles. For an upward and forward life, it is important to know and apply new creation principles. When we mix old and new principles through ignorance on God Word, we will have mixed results.
The Bible encourage us not to forsake the gathering of the saints. This goes beyond attending church. We see in the book of Acts that the early church gathered together daily in one another’s homes (Acts2:46). Fellowship is important as we encourage and strengthen each other in the Word; new revelations come to surface and we can learn from one another by sharing revelation. There where two or three are gathered in the Name of Jesus, their Jesus is in their midst (Matt.18:20). How wonderful to know that we can dwell in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. This brings us to yet another point…
The Importance of Worship:
God loves it when we worship Him; and moreso, the sacrifice of our lips is expressing our adoration to the Father. Just as king Jehoshaphat by revelation placed the singers in the front while marching out against three opposing armies. This touched the heart of the Lord and moved God to cause confusion in the enemies camp; and they killed one another. Read this story in 2Chron.20. Worshiping God is one of the most powerful and rewarding things we can do, for it brings the reality of God into our lives in a very tangible way.
God is with us every step we take, to guide us along still waters, to lay us down in green pasture. To many times we treat God like a man; for when we receive guidance from man, we sometimes go ahead and do against what we have been warned. God is not a man that He can be mocked (Gal.6:7); neither should we ignore His sound counsel, for He is the all seeing and all knowing God of all. When we learn to adhere to His guidance and instructions, we will be set on an upward and forward path of ever increasing success and victory. Jesus added to this saying: ‘If you love Me, do My commandments’ (John14:15).
Ask yourself today; ‘Do I love Jesus? Do I truly believe?’ Put off your old self and dress yourself with the new you; formed and fashioned by the breath of God, born of the Word of God.
Teaching by Evng./Pst. Rudi Ferreira
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