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Rule Your World

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Our words have such power.  The bible tells us that we call those things that are not as though they are which simply means we form our world with our words.  I have evidence that this is true.  However we do suffer mishaps from time to time and say the wrong stuff.

Case in point my three year old. He gives me a warm time (understatement) trying to prove that he’s 31 and I am 3.  Apparently he birthed me.  [Crazed Sigh]   I find myself constantly saying “Nathan-Andrew just does not listen to me!”  or “He’s so disobedient”  or “Boy what is the matter with you?  Are you crazy or something?”  or “Boy, I just don’t know what to do about you…you’re driving me crazy!”

The Lord began to deal with me about the words that are flowing, spilling and gushing out of my mouth regarding my son.  One minute I am praying about him being a man of God, a mighty warrior for Jesus, a man of integrity, the head and not the tail and whatnot, then when I get irritated I’m spewing stuff like ‘Lord have mercy, I can’t bother with you at all’ and any other minor craziness that flows out of my aggravation when he refuses to listen to me.

Its not easy realising the error of our ways but I am glad for the Lord’s chastening.  Whew! Thank God or else I would not be changing into His image and mindset.  I would still be selfish, self-centered and serving my flesh. So I have decided and have been trying to practice a different route based on the prophetic power of words.

So when I get upset, annoyed and aggravated, my words are now and shall be “Nathan-Andrew, you are always listening!”  and “boy, you hear so well even demons are afraid to hang around you fear you hear them and bind them up”  and “You are always putting away your toys”  and “NJ you do not annoy the daylights out of me at all” and “NJ you are so obedient it mystifies me”. 

See I understand that God has designed us to rule the earth – atmosphere and all.  He says the highest heaven belongs to Him but the earth He has given us to rule.  RULE YOUR WORLD WITH YOUR WORDS!  Instead of professing facts, prophesy seeds of truth. It will produce a tree of truth later on in life. The Lord has destined the universe to line up for you when you speak to it especially speak His words with power and authority.  As a child of the God of this earth, it is your divine right to design your life with your mouth as He did millions of years ago to the planets stars and galaxies .  How many persons are suffering now because of words they continued to profess years before?  “phew, I’m never getting married” / “my life will never change” / “I am always sick” / “I’ll never find a good mate” / “I’ll never go to college” / “I’ll never lose weight” / “I’ll never have money”.

Change your words!

“My business will thrive” / ” My children will be successful in all they do”. / “My ministry will flourish with integrity and principle” / “I am blessed immensely and purposefully” /  “My marriage will prosper and be an example for all around me to emulate”  /  “My friends are faithful and honourable”  /  “My name (____________) is associated with integrity, fruitfulness and love” / “I am fearfully and wonderfully made”  /  “I am not a renter but a homeowner” /  “I am a wise investor”  / “I am a master at my particular skill and art” /  “I am a Mountain mover”  / “I am a problem solver” / “My brain operates at optimal speed and functionality so I remember all I study” / “I have favour and influence everywhere I go” / “Righteousness is my ruler and peace is my governor” / “I am healthy and whole and will remain that way”

Allow your words to be faith-filled and form the kind of environment you desire to be your habitat.  Your working with God will produce the life you were destined to live. That is the important chain in the link.  Remember prosperity of soul and spirit is a divine design but its manifestation is personal decision.

Try practicing it for 21 days despite the difficulties, doubts and dismay that will arise when you begin the declarations. Do it nonetheless and watch the difference it first makes mentally then, eventually the world around you. Many blessings.

Related article:

Entrapment and inner vows of the heart on Pure Glory by Apostle Gabriel Cross

Freedom?? Really???

 

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Freed or Slaved
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Guys, I happened across this wonderful post by Joseyphina from blog address: http://joseyphina.wordpress.com/

I believe it is so true I had to reblog.  Check out her blog, its good.  Thanks Josephyina .

“Faces lit up with the mention of ‘freedom
People have laid down their lives for the sake of liberty;
But are we really free?

What is slavery?

              It is handing over your will to or being under the control of someone or something;

Slavery of  today is not being bound by physical chains;
Today, it’s more of being influenced by our own desires;

By being ‘free’, we find ourselves enslaved to our own pleasures;
Getting entangled by doing what we think we are free to do;
It’s like being a slave to one’s own self.

By declaring ourselves free, we have bound ourselves to something more
Dangerous and powerful;
Something we cannot see with our naked eyes;

No one is totally free;
We always end up being under the control of something;
Why not be a slave to righteousness rather than to sin?

After all, there is a reward to everything;
Being enslaved to righteousness is paid with eternal life;
And that to sin with death;

Who would choose death over life?
No one in his right senses would;
But not everyone is, being enslaved to his lustful desires.

Surrender your will to the Lord who will never lead you astray;
And the best part is, there are no side-effects!
What are you waiting for?!”

Carry Them Out!

Obeying God is vitally important to not just to our lives but to those around us whether we realize it or not.

A few years ago I was in  a worship service at church.  in the midst of it all, the Lord said to me “Lie down on the ground and worship me”.  I didn’t feel like it. Everyone knows me as one who usually lies or bows in worship but this particular evening, I didn’t want to at all.  I have no idea why but, I surely did not feel like it and did not want to do it at all. Sigh..

Nonetheless after wrestling a bit I went down in worship.  While I was going down on the floor, I vaguely noticed one of our young ladies at the back  sitting on the floor in the walkway.  I overlooked her and and went prostrate on the floor and adored my Jesus. After a few minutes well, the Lord said to me “You can get up now”  so I did… much to my pleasure.

When the service was dismissed, I was standing outside when a young lady walked up to me and said “Why did you lie on the floor during worship?”  I replied “Because God told me to do so”. She shook her head and half smiled.  “What’s the prob?” I investigated. She explained, “When the worship got intense, I felt within my spirit that I was to stretch myself on the floor in worship to God but I was so scared.  I wanted to do it so much but complete fear overtook me.  Fear of what people will think, fear of how it will look, fear if I am sensing correctly in ma spirit…just utter devastating fear. As a matter of fact, I was so convinced, I  should do it that I went as far as to sit on the floor but just froze there and couldn’t go any further to actually lie down.  Then as I sat there frozen to the ground, I noticed you lying down and all my fears dissipated.  I immediately went down and I felt so free in my spirit and I know, I was doing the right thing and that this is really what I should have been doing all along”.  I smiled.  She added “Thanks. Thanks for obeying God so that my fears could leave me and I could feel free”.  “Your welcome”  I responded.

After she left, I thought to myself, “would you look at that.  My obedience in doing what I did not want to, was not even for me, but was to set someone else free”.  [That’s powerful!]

My friend, it doesn’t matter how silly, simple or senseless, the instructions of the Lord appear to be, CARRY THEM OUT!  It is better to obey God than anything else you can think of. Many times, your own ideas of why he wants a thing and His are completely different. I have found out the why is not as important as the when {even though in some instances not even the when is germane to the instruction as the actual act}.  Instead of debating and deliberating “why Lord” just say “when Lord?. When do you want me to carry out your instruction Jesus?  Now? Ok then, now it is” and just move to His request. You’ll find out at the end of the day that your obedience not only works in keeping you in His favour but brings someone else in His favour to their freedom.  What an awesome God!