The Bible says, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand]. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust [with great confidence, and on whom I rely]!” Read Psalms 91:1-2 (AMP). There is something about verbalizing what you believe, it stirs you up and gives you something to hold on to. As believers in Christ, when we speak words not consistent with the Scripture, we belittle ourselves and “make the word of God of non-effect through traditions.” Read Matthew 7:13 (KJV).
Watch this, our words trap or imprison us; the question then is which words? See what the Bible says, “You can be sure of this: when the day of judgment comes, everyone will be held accountable for every careless word he has spoken. Your very words will be used as evidence against you, and your words will declare you either innocent or guilty.” Read Matthew 12:36-37 (TPT). The word “careless” is to “disregard.” Therefore, anytime we ignore God’s Word, we are being disrespectful. Think with me for a moment, how will you feel, when your child ignores repeatedly your counsel? Absolutely, the feeling of being disregarded and disrespected by one’s child can be a painful experience.
The Miranda rights read the following:
- You have the right to remain silent;
- Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law;
- You have the right to an attorney;
- If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.
Your words have power, use it wisely! And if you require an attorney, call out to an attorney who has never lost a case in history – the throne room of God.
Consequently, think about how God must feel when we continuously disregard His Word! Inconsistent words will disconnect you whilst, consistent words will connect you to power. The Bible says, “For the word of a king is authoritative and powerful.” Read Ecclesiastes 8:4 (AMP). Well, you might be saying that you are not a king. Oh okay, let me remind you who you are; “You have made them to be a kingdom [of royal subjects] and priests to our God, and they will reign on the earth.” Read Revelations 5:10 (AMP).
In Greek, the word homologeō means “to say the same thing as another, i.e. to agree with, assent, confess or concede.” In other words, whatever God says is what we concede to. Beloved, I exalt you and me to be professors, practitioners and confessors of God’s Word.
Beloved, my prayer for you is “The Lord is able to keep you from falling and present you blameless before His glory.” Jude 1:24.
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