Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo; Saturday, 29th June 2019 ;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc., DD ;
BELIEVE AND SPEAK ;
(Release The Power In You Through Your Words) ;
TO THE BIBLE Romans 10:9-10;
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation.”
It’s not enough to know the Word of God in your heart; you have to speak it forth as well—that’s how it works! God instructed Joshua, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success” (Joshua 1:8). The original Hebrew rendering of the word “meditate” is “hagah,” which means to ponder, roar, imagine, murmur, mutter, speak, talk, or utter. It’s much more than thinking the Word; you have to voice it!
The opening verse shows us that speaking out what you believe is a fundamental spiritual principle without which the gift of salvation can’t be received. The salvation package is delivered upon satisfying two conditions: the first is “believing,” while the second is the “confession” of that which you’ve believed. Both work together for salvation to be complete. In the same way, to live the glorious life in Christ, where you enjoy all the benefits of salvation, you must keep the Word in your mouth always. You must believe and speak.
Some people find themselves in unpleasant situations and say, “I believe the Word of God, but I don’t know why things aren’t working out right for me.” Believing the Word alone will not change anything, until you start using your mouth right, by speaking what you believe. Your mouth was given to you to create your future and your victorious life. Your life goes in the direction of your confession. You have to say what you want in life. Even now, speak the Word about your family, academics, health, etc. Release the dynamic power to effect the changes you desire by speaking forth faith-filled words.
The mouth of the righteous is a well of life,
But violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
A man has joy by the answer of his mouth,
And a word spoken [a]in due season, how good it is!
Dear Father, I thank you for giving me your Word—the infallible instruction manual—for the successful and victorious life in Christ! I live in health, victory, and peace; and I’m making progress with giant strides, as I live in your Word, conscious of its power and ability to transform my life and cause me to excel from glory to glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Acts 14:1-28, Nehemiah 11-13
2 Corinthians 10:8-18, Isaiah 18
Meditate on 2 Corinthians 4:13: “And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak.”