The Oil Of Joy - Battle for the Word
15 But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.
When most Christians initially find out that they are in a battle it sounds very shocking to them. The next question is why? The answer is simple the enemy is out to disprove the word of God. His tactic is to make us believe God’s word is not important. He is quite successful at it because the word is watered down even in churches. This has stopped people from learning to be skillful in using the word to destroy the enemies work in their lives. Secondly the devil is able to steal the word from us easily so we are never able to see its multiplied effect which creates divine acceleration.
Jesus told the parable of the sower which referred to the teaching of the word. It indicates that the word goes through certain processes in order to get to the point of altering our thinking. Without renewal of mind it can be impossible to hear from God, because we cannot understand what He tells us. It's comparable to an adult speaking to a baby. Initially they do not get it but as they grow in learning they understand it. I listened to Leon Fontaine today and he spoke about the three stages of the word. The first is Greek word Graphe which refers to the written scripture or book. When we listen to others or read aloud ourselves then it moves on to Rhema which is a Greek word for the spoken word. It means the word speaks to us on the inside and becomes part of our speech. Then it becomes Logos to us which is a Greek word for reasonable thinking. Our mindset is changed and we are able to react to situations according to the word. That is what changes our life and brings glory to God.
HOLD ON TO THE WRITTEN SCRIPTURES AND LET IT CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Prayer: Father, I thank You that I have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through Your living and enduring word oh God in Jesus Name. Amen.
( 1 Peter 1:23 paraphrased )
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