Updated: Oct 7, 2019
Saturday, October 5th, 2019
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God" (Acts 20:24 KJV)
"Things" in the scripture above is translated from the Greek word "logos," which is translated "word" in John 1:1: "In the beginning was the Word...." In the verses preceding our theme verse, there had been prophetic "words" about the fierce persecutions the Apostle Paul would face in Jerusalem. In spite of the everything that been said, Paul submitted, "None of these things move me...." He referred to the words that had been spoken as "things."
He could have as well said, "None of these words move me." That's because in the Kingdom of God, words are things; they're like spiritual particles; spiritual substance, and have spiritual tangibility. Every word that comes out of your mouth is a "thing" that'll never be destroyed, because it's of spiritual origin. When it goes out of you, it represents you everywhere. The only thing that can destroy and render it powerless is another word from you.
Jesus said, "Any word that you speak that's useless, you'll give account of it in the day of judgement" (Matthew 12:36). That tells you the power and importance of words; they're of spiritual value How you form and use them is your responsibility for which you'll give account.
So, as a child of God, your life is really up to you. You create your situation, either good or bad. If you know that the last ten years haven't been as beautiful as God would have them, you can change things now, and recreate your next ten years to be what God has destined for you.
It makes no difference what your struggles in life have been; you can recreate your world, by your words. Jesus said you shall have what you say (Mark 11:23). That's where your life, and the power to shape it aright is—words! Speak the right words (God's Word) about your life and situation.
"The Word of God is in my heart and in my mouth, even the word of truth which I've received. My words are potent, bringing forth victories, increase, promotion and abundance for me. My life is the testimony of God's grace, glory and excellence. Praise God!"
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