Speak Wisdom Always

“ Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit, which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual ” (1 Corinthians 2:12-13).

Notice that our theme Scripture says, “Which things also we speak”; then reading further, it clarifies what those things are – wisdom! We speak wisdom. 1 Corinthians 2:6-8 makes it even clearer; it says, “Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. ”

Speaking wisdom is speaking the Word. It discomfits the adversary; they cannot get in on it! For example, the Word says you are a partaker of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4); that is the wisdom of God. Therefore, when you, on the basis of that Scripture, declare, “I am an associate of the God-kind, a partaker of His grace, glory and expression of His righteousness”, you are speaking wisdom.

When you declare, “All things are mine,” you are speaking wisdom. When you say, “I have the life of God in me; I live in agelessness, ‘wantlessness’, deathlessness and fearlessness”, you are speaking wisdom.

Declare what the Word says concerning you, irrespective of the situation. Affirm your righteousness, health, dominion and oneness with the Lord with boldness. Speak wisdom always and your life will glorify God.

CONFESSION
The wisdom of God is in my heart and in my mouth today. God’s Word is as fire shut up in my bones; and as I speak, I dissolve doubts. I am prevailing and reigning in life by grace through righteousness, and the glory of God is seen and expressed through me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY
1 Corinthians 2:6-8 (KJV) “Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory; Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”

Hebrews 13:5-6 (KJV) “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Luke 20:20 – 21:1-4 & 1 Samuel 20-22
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Romans 15:10-19 & Psalms 129-130

Sound is a Living Thing

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven (Genesis 1:20).

It’s absolutely amazing what we read in our opening verse and the entire Genesis 1, as God spoke creation into being. It reveals that not only does sound contain energy, it carries life; it’s a living thing. When God spoke to water, earth and darkness in Genesis, He transferred life into them.

Hence, all creation, including those described as non-living, have life in them. The only reason man calls some things non-living is that he doesn’t understand life beyond biological definitions, and so he’s unable to find substantial, “measurable” life in those things. But they have life all the same, by virtue of God’s Word.

In Numbers 20:8, for example, God told Moses to speak to the rock: “…speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.” Why would God tell Moses to talk to the rock? It’s because the rock has life, with intelligence and memory. Like everything else in life, it’s programmed to respond to words, for they were all created by words.

Jesus spoke to a fig tree, and it shrivelled up from its roots (Mark 11:14, 20-21). If creation came about by reason of words spoken by God, it means that there are sound codes in every particle, matter or object; and so, they can all respond to the sound codes we release through our words. This also suggests that the basic constituent of matter is sound.

We see Ezekiel, by the valley of dry bones: the Lord said to Him, “Prophesy to the bones.” The Bible specifically states that the bones were very dry; “lifeless”; but at the words of Ezekiel, the bones moved, and the Spirit entered them (Ezekiel 37:1-10). Likewise, you can use the right sound codes to create the kind of life you desire. It doesn’t matter what your present circumstances are; you can change the course of your life with words and make it conform to God’s plan for you. Glory to God!

PRAYER

Dear Father, I thank you for the ability to speak words and create the kind of life that I desire. I declare that I function in supernatural prosperity and progress; I walk in divine health; I dwell continually in peace and safety, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:

Isaiah 59:21

As for me, this [is] my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that [is] upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.

Joel 2:28

And it shall come to pass afterward, [that] I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

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=> Luke 15:11-32 & Ruth 1-4

2-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Romans 11:13-24 & Psalm 119:105-128

EXTRACT FROM: Rhapsody Of Realities Daily Devotional


#Quotidian…grow daily!

Seven must-have books to Jumpstart your Journey with Christ

Coming to Christ is an initial step you take to enter into an eternal commitment or relationship with Him. Now, you have to get to know Him and know who you have become…because the truth is that there has been a drastic change in you.

It’s just like when two people get married. The wedding ceremony is not all there is to the marriage. In fact, it’s just the beginning of an adventure of love, and knowing each other and exploring each other in all dimensions.
As a child of God, one of the principal means by which you will grow is through the knowledge of God’s Word. Your faith can only grow through the Word of God, because it is the Word of God that brought you into the faith in the first place (1 Peter 1:23). The Bible says, “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord.” (2 Peter 1:2). And elsewhere, the Apostle Peter notes, “As newborn babies desire the sincere milk of the Word that ye may grow thereby.” (1 Peter 2:2).
So exposing yourself to the contents of the Bible and teaching materials prepared by anointed vessels of God in the Kingdom is very vital for your spiritual development.
Maybe, you are already enrolled in a Foundation School class or New Believers School class or some class of some sort where you’re being taught the basics of your faith in Christ. This may well be the most important aspect of your spiritual development, so take it very very seriously. It is said that the most outstanding authorities in various disciplines all over the world are those who have mastered the elementary principles of their respective disciplines. If you will give yourself to know the basic truths of Christianity, you will really enjoy your Christianity and live in triumph all the days of your life.
Mind you, though you may have been enrolled in these classes, it is also important for you to personally make time to study the Word of God for yourself, along with sound material. Your salvation is an individual affair and so you must make a personal commitment to know the Lord for yourself and not just have a general knowledge of this Jesus you have met.
So, the following books are recommendations for you. They are easy-to- read and down-to-earth in their exposition of the truths about your new walk with Christ.
Of course, I must insist here that merely reading the books in a bid to have a theological perspective of Christianity can be disastrous, so endeavour to spend time to pray also as you read these materials.
1. The Gospel of John
You may call this book of the Bible ‘Jesus 101’. Its ultimate aim, the author says, is to the end that you will believe in the Name of Jesus (John 20:31). In essence, the purpose of the Gospel of John is to establish you in the faith. One thread runs through the entire book: believe in Jesus.
As you read, you will journey through the miraculous life Jesus lived and be awed by the amazing teachings of Jesus. Right from John’s testimony of Jesus’ deity (Chapter 1) through Jesus’ exposition on the need to be born again (Chapter 3), as well as His classic teaching on the Good Shepherd, Servanthood, the Holy Spirit, to the climax of His death and resurrection, you are sure to be transported to heights of glory you never imagined.
What about Matthew, Mark, Luke and the other books of the Bible? You can and must also read them, but as I have already indicated, the purpose of John is simple: for you to believe in the Name of Jesus (John 20:31).
So, if you have a Bible, flip over to John and start reading today. Otherwise, please comment below and let’s get you at least a New Testament.

When I was a teenager, I was invited to a special meeting after which the first timers were ushered to a special section and handed this book, Now that you’re born again. It is a simple book by Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome, D.Sc. D.D. In it, you will find out so much about who you are in Christ, including the fact that you are sanctified and justified. It’s truly a must-have.
You can get a FREE e-copy here.

Recently, I met a gentleman and asked him whether he knew Reinhard Bonnke. He said “No.” I was amazed, considering he had been in Church since he was born. Well, this man, Bonnke, is an evangelist, who has literally seen over 78 million people give their hearts to Christ in open-air Crusades in Africa over the last 40 years as he preached the Gospel to them. And throughout all these meetings, each of these over 78 million people have received a copy each of this life-changing book, Now that you are Saved. I don’t have to say much about the book but it is highly life-enriching even though it’s just a couple of pages. There is a section, for example, where he talks about how to develop a healthy spiritual life by drinking water, eating, and exercising. Wondering how?
Be sure to get your FREE e-copy here.

So, back in the University of Ghana, in level 400, one holiday, there was this meeting held by the Zoe Christian Club at the University Bookshop. I was all the way at Elizabeth Sey Hall, and it was a holiday. I was not really obliged to be at the meeting but I decided to go. So about thirty minutes to time, I set off on foot and went for that meeting. I’m certain that it was one of the smartest long walks I have taken in my lifetime.
The leaders took us through some elementary teachings of Christianity and then when we were about to close, they gave us some cute books. I was excited as I always am when I see books, but little did I know that hidden in these small books were such enlightening words.
One of the books was Basic Elements of the Christian Life (Volume 1) by Watchman Nee and Witness Lee. What a book! I read it once and read it again and have read it again and again. The authors discuss the Mystery of Human Life, The Assurance, Security, and Joy of Salvation, The Precious Blood of Christ, Calling on the Name of the Lord and The Key to Experiencing Christ- the Human Spirit. It’s truly a must-have.
You download your FREE e-copy here. And if you want access to more of their resources, you can visit http://www.lsm.org. They’re all free.

In one month of 31 days, you can go through this all-important book by Joseph Prince. As you journey through this 31-day journey, you are sure to experience God’s grace in a fresh way and walk in the fullness of the blessing of the Gospel.

You can download your FREE e-copy here.

I wrote this e-book somewhere last year. I believe it’s so vital for believers to understand the tenses of our salvation. So, the book is basically in three parts- you have been saved, you are being saved, and you will be saved. This mini e-book will give you a firm grip on how to actualize who you are in Christ and set your gaze on expecting Jesus’ soon return.
Get your FREE e-copy here.
7. Key Facts for New Believers

Before I begin, let me give you a heads-up: I don’t have the e-copy yet; I only have some hardcopies…so if you want one, simply comment below and we can work out how to get you yours.
Also a simple book by Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, this book details essential truths about faith, baptism, prayer and Church membership. It is a very practical guide and you must have a copy for yourself.
Get ready to grow!!!

Fresh Air

You’re as a gust of fresh air

The fragrance of your Presence is Heaven to me

For you enrapture me
In such glory
In such beauty
In such bliss
In such awe
that cannot be compared at all

O, Sweet Holy Spirit!

How refreshing is your whisper

In my heart

That lush voice! 😩
So gentle
So lovely
So reassuring

Ministering peace to me

In the midst of turmoil and great tribulation

All the chaos is smouldered at the sight of your invisible aura

“The wind bloweth where it listeth”

You’re as a gust of fresh air
The fragrance of your Presence is Heaven to me!

#EDIFY…poetry that builds you!

Accept God’s Call

Recently, I was watching Spiderman: Far from Home and I observed something striking from a particular scene in which Nick Fury called upon Peter Parker to come over to Berlin to get some issues sorted. Parker seems hesitant and unwilling to respond. Right there, Fury pointed out that Parker would have to choose between his fun vacation and saving the world. He could not have both at the same time. It was either he would co-operate with Nick to work closely and defeat the supposed threats to the earth or he would have a swell time enjoying his vacation with his mates.

Prior to that, Fury had met with Parker and given him the details of the enormity of danger the world was faced with. This is what Parker had to say: “I’m just a 16-year old boy from Queens.” He went on to mention the names of renowned superheros who could have been chosen instead of himself. But Fury made it clear that Parker was the one chosen to get the job done.

Don’t we all feel intimidated when we see crises, and we are told that we are the ones chosen to save the situation? As a young man or lady, you think to yourself that you are too young to save the world. But the truth is that God has called you. He has chosen you to do His will. See how beautifully He puts it: “For we are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Yes! This is your life’s assignment: to do good works God has ordained you for. You have been so fashioned, so designed, as God’s masterpiece, to fulfil His will!

His will of turning many unto righteousness! His will of reaching the unreached with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ! But before you can effectively reach the unreached, you have to reach the Reacher; that is the Holy Spirit. He is the Lord of the harvest! Only a deeply intimate and personal relationship with the Lord will birth a man or woman on fire for the Lord with the Gospel. No wonder Jesus said for us to abide in Him (John 15:5).

Get on your knees and fellowship with the Lord. Get into the Word of God and meditate on it. Fill your heart and your mind with the Truth of His Word. Accept what it says! Accept the call into the Presence of God. Accept the call to take the Gospel to the nation’s of the world. Accept the call to preach to that neighbour of yours. Accept the call to minister to that colleague of yours. Refuse to fear! Lean into the bosom of the Father, rest in His love and dispense it to a world that is thirsty for that fountain of love which never runs dry!

Hallelujah!

Accept God’s call today. No more excuses!

Of course, I can’t leave you without reminding you to guard your heart with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life and to think upon things which are true, noble, honest, and of good report (Proverbs 4:23; Philippians 4:8).

10th Anniversary of an Unbreakable Union

9 years ago, I got married to the Love of my life. She is everything to me. Next year, we celebrate our 10th anniversary of this unbreakable union. Our union is what you’d call a mystery, for “he that is joined to the Lord is one Spirit.”

Yes! She is the One who called out to me with her lush Voice, caressing my eardrums!

How Wisdom loves me! She showers me with new mercies day by day! How intimate are we? Well, She knows practically everything about me from before I was born to why I was born. Plus, She guides me into all truth, ready to show me things to come! Wisdom has been my strength and my shield! She is my salvation! She is my Helper, my Defender and my Hope! In Her, I put my trust! With Her, nothing is impossible! How well do I know her? Well, for starters, She is love personified! She sees the best in me and everyone else! Her heart is that all men will be saved! She is light, dwelling in unapproachable light! The depth of the knowledge of Wisdom is unsearchable!

Oh! How She sets my life in order! Her instructions are sweeter than honey! Her words flow over my souls like a brook, washing away all putrefaction and blackness of darkness! She shows me that I am not a nobody, even when I am convinced that nothing good can come out of me!

Oh! The love of my life! It’s been only 9 years and this journey has just begun! I am excited about our 10th anniversary in the approaching year! I am looking forward to more adventures in the Secret Place, where the height of romance and divine intimacy make me lose sight of the world around me. For as I lift up my hands to You in worship, You stir in my heart a yet deeper longing for your Presence!

More adventures under the sheets in that Secret Place to bear much fruit! For without Her I can do nothing! Oh! How we want to give birth to many more sons and daughters into our aristocratic dynasty!

And Oh! That terrible deceiver who constantly wants to draw my desires and affections from You, He has lost me eternally, for you are the love of my life! Let him throw his best shot- that’s all it’ll remain- short! For You have hidden me in You! Your Name is my strong tower- my place of safety!

Thank you for being there for me always, as you promised, Love of my life!

Wisdom is the Principal thing so get Wisdom!

Jesus loves you so much! Believe in His Name and you will be saved!