Speaking with God’s words

9B0C1CC5-E03C-4D6E-91A89C59A3D08FC4.gifEzekiel 3:4: And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.

If you are not full of the words of God, you cannot speak with his word. That makes it important for us to meditate day and night with the words of God.

If we want the words of our mouth and the meditation of our heart to reflect the mind of God, we need to make all the efforts to input the word of God into us.

You have been a Christian for 10 years now but you have not finished the bible from cover to cover, not because you don’t know that you can, but because you have decided not to. This is not good enough.

There are many voices in the world, but we should listen for the voice of God.  Make a decision to follow the leading of the word of God. But how would you be able to differentiate between the right and the wrong word when you are not familiar with the original template of the Word, the bible? Though the devil would want you deceived, Jesus said that you shall know the truth which will make you free (John 8:32-36).

Paul told Timothy to give attention to reading (1Timothy 4:13), because he knows that if the mind is inundated with the word of God, it becomes a wall against the deception of the devil. If Eve had been strong in the word, she would not have fallen into the trap of the devil (Genesis 3:1-3). Solomon wrote that his audience should take heed to the word lest they fall into the trap of adulterous women (Proverbs 5:1-14).

Everyone should take the word of God serious. Job said that he takes the word of God as more important that his necessary food. The word is the way to holiness, with the psalmist saying that he has kept the word of God in his heart so that he would not sin against Him.

Rather than cry over the need for change that we see in ourselves, or resigning to our fate, over something we cannot change, we need to receive help from the word of God. Whatever change we desire within or around us is linked to faith. And faith has no other source: it is the word of God, with Paul writing that faith comes by hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17).

So when we pay attention to the word of God, faith rises in us and we are able to push down the limitation that wants to keep us bound.

The word serves as factor for change. As said earlier, truth is Jesus’ key to freedom for us, as He said that we shall know the truth, which will make us free. It is the key to freedom in every sense, because it is the key to a life of faith. Faith open vistas to us that are beyond the natural realm of things; it is the gateway to the supernatural.

When it comes to the natural realm, the sin culture enforces the limitation, but through faith, which is by the word, we are led into righteousness. As it is written, Abraham believed the word of God and it was accounted to him for righteousness (Romans 4:3, Galatians 3:6) He went from the limitation of the law of sin to the freedom of the law of righteousness (Romans 8:1-2) which is freedom to be and get all that is possible with and in God himself.

When Moses was asked by God to go to Pharaoh and demand for the release of the children of Israel, and he complained that he cannot speak, God said that He will be with his mouth.

Isaiah said that God has given him the tongue of the learned to know how to speak a word in season to the weary (Isaiah 50:4). The psalmist declared that his tongue is the pen of a ready writer, in speaking about the king (Psalm 45:1).

The words of God are words of power. Paul said that his message to the church in Corinth was not with words of human wisdom but words that give outlet for the Holy Spirit to demonstrate his power (1Corinthians 2:1-5). He said that he does not use the words men teach but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual with spiritual (1Corinthians 2:12-14). He does seek to give a popular message by looking for what will appeal to the people.

He warned Timothy: preach the Word (2Timothy 4:1-4). He didn’t just say preach, because there are other things that people can preach that is not the word of God. They can preach human philosophies, they can preach emotionalism, and they can preach heresies. A thousand fancies of the human mind can be preached which are far off from the word of God. They all will not have lasting effect. But there is the eternal Word which has the eternal effect.

Paul told Timothy to preach the word because there are many who have “turned aside to fables.” Those people were once preaching the word, but they have now pitched their tents to various convoluted analysis that benefits nobody.

The preacher should have the aim of changing the people not displaying how much knowledge he possesses. The prophets of old were sent with the very words of God to the people of God in their time, because God said that the one who has his word should deliver it faithfully (Jeremiah 23:28-40).

A man was sent with the words of God to Jeroboam whom God had given specific instructions to deliver and specific injunction of how he should go about doing it. He delivered the word, and one part of it immediately came to pass, while the other was for the future (1Kings 13:1-32).

Though he delivered the prophetic word faithfully, he did not keep the injunction of God for his life. He spoke and it came to pass but he could not meet the demands that the word made on his life, personally.

What was the instruction he disobeyed? God had told him that on getting there, he should not allow himself to be entertained, but he should travel immediately back. But he was deceived by another prophet, an older man (he respected the word of those who have gone before him) who gave him a contrary word, which led him into disobedience to the original word he had from God. That cut short his prophetic ministry as he was killed by a lion on his way back. God had told him not to be entertained, but to come straight back. But the older prophet said he should be entertained in his house, lying to him that he also has a word from the Lord.

He spoke the word of God to others, but he failed to obey the word that was for him, and that was his downfall.

 

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