Yesterday we learned that He builds us through his Word. Pastor Chris gave us this idea in our daily Rhapsody from the verse, “And I say also unto thee…I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18)”. How is He building his Church?
Through the Word
So, He builds His Church through the ministry of God’s Word. The Word of God is everything; that’s what gave birth to you, and therefore it’s what will sustain you. 1 Peter 1:23 says, “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.”
Meditate on the Word
James tells us the same thing: “Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures” (James 1:18). Pastor Chris tells us that the Word is your life, therefore you must yield yourself to the Word to build and nourish you. Study the Word voraciously when you meditate on the scriptures, you’re submitting yourself to the Lordship of the Word.
The Word is the only ingredient that can transform and build our lives on all three levels: spirit, soul and body. You have to let the Word of God into your spirit so it can produce in you what it talks about. Most importantly that means God’s power to save anyone is in the Gospel of Christ—His Word of salvation.
Make the important decision to keep improving your life by being a student of the Word. It’ll cause you to have an effectual life of success and constant victories. This is something we must pray for.
Today we read from Zechariah 4:6,”Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.”
True success is spiritual and based on spiritual principles. If you’re going to be successful in anything, you must learn to take charge from the realm of the spirit, and the primary way to do that is through prayer. When you learn to bow your knees and discipline yourself to pray, there’ll be nothing you can’t change or achieve.
Pray with a serious fervor
Pastor Chris reminded us that some Christians think life is a joke; they pray three minutes and they’re done. Even while they’re praying, they’re distracted by everything else; then at the end of the day, they wonder why certain things happened that has made them victims in life. It is important to discipline yourself to pray; make it a conscious part of your routine.
Prayer is our labor
Your nightmares will be over once you discover the efficacy of prayer. When you take charge and change things in the realm of the spirit, they’ll manifest in the earth-realm. When Deborah and Barak fought against Sisera and his armies, the Bible says, “They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera” (Judges 5:20).
The spirit realm is where you set the circumstances of your life to control whatever happens in the natural Let us pray together. Glory to God!
Prayer to be recited
“Precious Father, I thank you for the opportunity to receive the ministration of your Spirit through prayer. As I give attention to commune with you, my eyes are open to spiritual realities, and your thoughts are unveiled to my spirit, causing me to walk in dominion, victory and ever-increasing glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.