RHAPSODY OF REALITIES MONDAY 9TH JANUARY 2023. Pastor Chris
TOPIC: AFFIRMING THE WORD IN FAITH
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised (Hebrews 10:23).
What we read in our opening scripture reminds us of what Abraham did: “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God” (Romans 4:20). How do you give glory to God? It’s through your affirmation of His Word; your affirmation of His greatness, power, majesty and love.
When we talk about affirming the Word of God, there’re those who wonder, “Must I say it?” Yes! It’s a principle of the Kingdom that works for salvation (Romans 10:9-10) and everything else. In Mark 11:23, the Lord Jesus said, “You shall have what you say.”
Understand this: You’re a spirit. You may pray and cry about a particular situation, but if you don’t declare what the Word says about that situation, nothing will change. Until you say what God has said concerning you, it’s not established in your life!
Hebrews 13:5-6 says, “…for he hath said…So that we may boldly say….”
You might have been praying, “Oh Lord, establish your Word in my life”; meanwhile, you’re the one to establish it. The Bible says, “For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89). But you don’t live in heaven; you live on earth. You’re to establish His Word on earth. When God says it, you establish it by declaring the same thing.
You may be wallowing in debts and desperately hard up for money, but you should say, “All things are mine! I have all things that pertain to life and godliness! God is able to channel all the resources that I need to me and much more; and He has, because He’s my shepherd.” Hallelujah! Make such proclamations continually and your whole spirit, soul and body, including circumstances, will conform to your affirmations.
Refuse to fret. Keep affirming the Word. Your faith proclamations produce realities. Refuse to waiver, cower or stagger; be strong in faith, giving thanks to the Lord. Hallelujah!
I’m a victor forever! My confessions of faith create realities. I know who I am—the seed of Abraham! The world belongs to me. I’m triumphant always, because I’m in Christ and He’s the glory of my life. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 18:21 Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 7:7-29 & Genesis 23-24
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 5:1-10 & Genesis 9
𝐏𝐑𝐀𝐘𝐄𝐑 𝐎𝐅 𝐒𝐀𝐋𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍
We trust you have been blessed by this devotional. We invite you to make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life by praying this:
“𝐎 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐆𝐨𝐝, 𝐈 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭, 𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐆𝐨𝐝. 𝐈 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐇𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐇𝐢𝐦 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐝. 𝐈 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐇𝐞’𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲. 𝐈 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐦𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐚𝐲. 𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐇𝐢𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐍𝐚𝐦𝐞, 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞; 𝐈’𝐦 𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐧 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝, 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥! 𝐈’𝐦 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐚 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐨𝐝. 𝐇𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐥𝐮𝐣𝐚𝐡!”
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