TAKE WORDS WITH YOU

The Word: Hosea 14: 2a(KJV)

Take with you words, and turn to the Lord: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously:

Dig Deeper: Proverbs 25: 11(KJV)

11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

Think about it

TAKE WORDS WITH YOU

Words have a powerful effect on us mentally and psychologically. Most influential leaders are people who knows how to wield the power of the spoken word. There is a way and how to speak. Right words brings healing, warm response, follower-ship and opens doors of favour. If you find that you offend everybody or tends to rub everyone on the wrong side, It may be an indication that you have not mastered how to use words rightly. Right words will diffuse a hot situation. Right words will melt hearts. There are atimes the truth is bitter and it must be told. But there is also the dimension of using the right words for encouragement.

The late Muhammad Ali – Though he was not a Christian, knew how to use the power of the words when needed. He was a master at it. Barack Obama is perhaps one we could relate to recently. Though he wasn’t necessarily talking about Jesus. He knew how to use words to give hope, encourage and motivate millions. People trust and believe in you when you know how to use the right words. Words are influential both in a negative and positive way 

In the scriptures, Moses was a stammerer,  but with God he knew how to use words. He changed the mind of God on impending destruction.
Abraham was a chief negotiator with God, he interceded on behalf of Sodom and Gomorrah. David was a very positive person, When Saul was chasing him around, he had some depressed, downcast group of men with him. But he turned them into a positive, energetic world beaters through his positive outlook and words. Both Nehemiah and Daniel knew how to use the power of words to intercede before God.

Our text today:
Take with you words, and turn to the Lord: say unto him,

If we are going to be effective intercessors, we need to know how to use the power of words.

Nuggets: 
Knowing how and what to say attracts favour

Our memory verse for April 2018
Psalm 119: 130

130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 2 lines:
Line 1:  The entrance of thy words giveth light;
Line 2: It giveth understanding unto the simple.

Once you say it a few times it will stick.

Prayer focus: Our next level prayers: 
Lord help me understand how to speak and what to say

On the word: Recommended book
The Bible Study Methods – Rick Warren 

The Word: Deuteronomy 2: 2 – 3(KJV)

2 And the Lord spake unto me, saying,

3 Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.

Dig Deeper: Daniel 43: 18-19(KJV)

18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

Think about it

REVISTING THE PROMISES FOR THIS YEAR
As we have come to a weekend of seeking God and in a month of focus on God’s word, it is important to appreciate that God’s prophecy or promises are equally as powerful or potent as the scriptures. 
The bible is documented promises or words inspired by the Holy Spirit. A direct word to the house is a Rhema (word in real time) which is equally as powerful and relevant for our year. 

Our father said this year is our year of NEXT LEVEL and we said NEXT LEVEL is changing position upwards, moving to the next stage spiritually, physically, maritally as a Church and in every spect of our lives. But for many of us and the church does it look like next level right now? Perhaps many will answer: NO

For some people it might even look like a lower level. But we must not forget that God said we should be expectant of four things.
– New things. He will do New things
– Restructuring. Our lives will need to be restructured and reorganised
– It’s OK to take a step back in order to leap forward
– He will take away all reproach.

Remember Haggai 2:9 The glory of the latter shall be greater than the former. It may not yet look like NEXT LEVEL but God’s word is settled forever. That is what he said. Let’s key in and align ourselves to this. 

Nuggets: 
God’s word is like the rain and the snow. It will accomplish what’s it’s been sent to do

Our memory verse for April 2018
Psalm 119: 130

130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 2 lines:
Line 1:  The entrance of thy words giveth light;
Line 2: It giveth understanding unto the simple.

Once you say it a few times it will stick.

Prayer focus: Our next level prayers: 
Lord help me to align myself to your word of prophecy

On the word: Recommended book
The Bible Study Methods – Rick Warren

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