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Monday, July 14, 2014

Speaking Life

Isaiah 55 : 3, Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; NKJV
Have you thought about the power that is required to fuel the entire world? Take a moment and think about all of the things in our lives that require power from all kinds of sources. It seems that anything functional requires some type of power to make it operational. Humans require electric impulses fired from our brain to operate on a daily basis and to make rational decisions. Our bodies must be fed nourishment in order to maintain strength.
Society seems to be slowing to a screeching halt in some aspects and economists and governmental officials are baffled trying to remedy the problem. We wind up clocks and plug in our cell phones, and fuel up our cars but the world doesn’t realize that man doesn’t live by bread alone. No one can live independent of God for very long. Society can’t flourish and prosper apart from the blessing and power of God either.
You’ve probably read on a church sign somewhere, when someone goes seven days without the Word, it makes one WEAK. Jesus tells us in John 6 that He is the bread from heaven. The fathers of the Jews that He was speaking to that day had eaten of the Manna that Moses gave them and were dead but that Bread that He was offering them would give them everlasting life. He also tells us that His Words are spirit and they are life. The point of today’s devotion is to impart some wisdom from God’s Word that you might have life and enjoy it to the full. (John 10 : 10)
No one can live eternally without placing faith in and living by the Word of God. It’s not just a book but He is the Son of God. God upholds all things by the Word of His power. In other words, we don’t perpetuate life as humans but God sustains life through the power that is contained in His Word.
John 1 : 1 – 5, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. NKJV
Many countries around the world are experiencing very troubling times and the leaders of those countries are perplexed and dumbfounded as to how to go about rectifying their adverse situations. You see, when people neglect the Source of life and try to separate themselves from the Word of God; this negligence allows death to begin to take hold of everything that isn’t plugged into the OUTLET.
The Lord is calling His people to repentance and to turn back to His Word which is truth. The text from Isaiah 55 tells us that if we will incline our ear, turn to Him and hear that our souls will live. Satan has worked overtime trying to separate the people of the world from the Word of God that he might pollute our hearts with sin and cause death to people’s souls.
In the beginning when God spoke light into existence there was nothing but darkness and death. But once He spoke and there was light, it didn’t take long before the world began to show signs of life. We must come out of the darkness of Satan’s lies and walk in the Light of God’s Word that He might empower us with life once again.
God’s method of introducing life to the earth, mankind, and dead situations has never changed. In the beginning we read, “And God said.” After this we read where God spoke through holy men to His people. “Thus says the Lord.” In the New Testament the Word became flesh and we heard, “Verily, verily, I say unto you. Jesus taught His disciples and us to use the Word to speak to dead situations. “It is written.” If you are living in a dead situation begin to speak the Word of God in faith over it until the power of God resurrects it with new life.
And God said,
Pastor Asa Dockery

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