When I come into Your Presence Lord am happy. When I come into Your Presence Lord am glad. In Your Presence there is anointing, Your Spirit will surround me in Your Presence anointing breaks the yoke. Victory is mine, victory is mine, victory is mine today, I told Satan get behind me, victory is mine today.
Heavenly Father, we thank You, we blessed Your Holy Name for Who You are. Wonderful Remedy receive our praise for the gift of another week. Who can be compare with Thee Lord? Glory be to You Father.
Beloved, join me to sing this song who is like unto Thee O Lord Who is like unto Thee, O Lord. Among the God’s Who is like Thee, You are glorious in holiness. Fearful with praises, doing Wonder alleluia…..Yes! there is none like Thee Lord.
Beloveth, how was your weekend? Hope fine? Wahoo, the rain…. but is cool, praise God. Am reluctant to ask if you were in service yesterday? Excuse like it was raining. The weather was perfect for a nice sleep, O need to do some laundry. Just imagine if yesterday was a working day, will you be on your cozy bed sleeping? It is well. Am sure if the trumpet sounded yesterday, many will have miss out! But for God mercies we are consumed. Always remember to set aside the Sabbath and keep it Holy. It is a command from God that must be obeyed.
Welcome to this week of digging deep in the Word. How shall a young man cleanse his way or make his way pure? Let go to Psalms Ps 119:9- …by taking heed thereto according to thy Word KJV.
Another version says …“By keeping Your Word”— HCSB.
That exactly what we are going to do today or all through the week. Why? the verse we read up answered it.
You cannot keep what you don’t know. That is why we will take out time to look into the Word and also keep same. The Word of God saves and make whole, can we make it a priority to read and memorize some bible verses?
It is your weapon against the assault of the enemy over your life. It is your defense in hour of temptation. It is your comfort in time of trouble. Praise the Name of the Lord.
Beloved, you are going to discover more the teaching of today. Reading the Word is not enough, there is more to it.
Join me as we discover more below:
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matt. 4:4
If God so willed it we could live without bread, even as Jesus did for forty days; but we could not live without His Word. By that Word we were created, and by it alone can we be kept in being, for he sustaineth all things by the Word of His power.
Bread is a second cause; the Lord Himself is the first source of our sustenance. He can work without the second cause as well as with it; and we must not tie Him down to one mode of operation. Let us not be too eager after the visible, but let us look to the invisible God. We have heard believers say that in deep poverty, when bread ran short, their appetites became short too; and to others, when common supplies failed, the Lord has sent in unexpected help. But we must have the Word of the Lord.
With this alone we can withstand the devil. Take this from us, and our enemy will have us in his power, for we shall soon faint. Our souls need food, and there is none for them outside of the Word of the Lord.
All the books and all the preachers in the world cannot furnish us a single meal: it is only the Word from the mouth of God that can fill the mouth of a believer. Lord, evermore give us this bread. We prize it above royal dainties.
Did you just read that? Man shall not live by bread alone but for every word that comes the Lord!
Let’s discover more:
Are You Showering Or Soaking?
Sam is a high-geared executive with a multinational corporation who is routinely engaged in analysis, problem solving, and decision-making.
Recently I sat down with Sam and asked him to share his observations from a passage of Scripture. In seconds he grasped the essence of the section and in crisp fashion spewed his assessment back to me. His analysis was correct, but seemed cold… lacking in heart. “What‘s next!?” came his inquiry.
“K-N-O-W-I-N-G God,” is what I felt like answering.
Sam knows the Bible, but does he K-N-O-W God?
Like Sam, most of us approach the Scriptures with all the depth of taking a shower. That is, we splash under the water, rub on some soap, rinse off, and are out of there!
By way of contrast, soaking in a bathtub is considerably slower and more deliberate. You choose to lie there, relax, and allow the hot water and bath oil to penetrate the skin, and open the pores. You soak. But it takes time. When you finally do step out of the tub your body is soft and mellow.
Sam needs to learn how to soak in the Scriptures.
For example, in Matthew 18:3, 4 Jesus said, “Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.“
If Sam were “soaking” on this passage, his thoughts might run something like this: He would picture Jesus’ gentle and relaxed manner with children as they climbed up on to His lap. Perhaps he would realize how he tends to dismiss little children and their world as “irrelevant.”
As Sam pondered the scene, his mind might flash back to the sophisticated and self-assured people in his business world. Then he would visualize the innocent and unaffected children gathered around Jesus. Doubtless he would be struck by the contrast between his world and theirs.
Almost without realizing it, he could find himself praying, “God, forgive me for being so unlike Christ. I need to exhibit Jesus‘ quality of gentleness with children, by being gentle with the people in my office. I need to take more un-rushed time with my own children. In the crush of corporate life, I have lost much of my childlike innocence. Father forgive me for my stiffness, and air of self-importance.“
That is soaking on the Scriptures!
So my QUESTION is: “Are you showering or soaking when it comes to the Scriptures?”
Beloved, are you showering or soaking in the Word? Do we have the Sam’s in the house? Consider the teaching of today and make amend.
Beloved, this week is declared blessed in the Name of the Lord.
Remain blessed in the Lord
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu