“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” – Proverbs 18:21
LIGHT FOR NOW: Words are the windows of your life. Speak the right words at the right time.
The tongue is a carrier or instrument of blessings or curses. Depending on how you use it, your tongue will always produce results in that direction. The Word of God is the vehicle that moves God into action. Therefore, when you locate the Word of God that addresses your situation, keep speaking the word until you obtain the results. A closed mouth is a closed destiny. Think of this, if you sometimes make utterances and they come to pass, how much more so the Almighty God, the Change Agent and the Custodian of power. No problem or situation is bigger than the Word of God. Speak the word of light and God will move into action. The word you speak is the word of faith which produces good results. The Spirit of God is always available to bring about the manifestation of the word. He says that He will do whatever you speak into His ears.
Through the Prophet Isaiah, God reminds us about His faithfulness to His Words. We read in Isaiah 65:24, “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer, and while they are yet speaking, I will hear”. Therefore, let nothing silence you. Speak up and God will answer you. It is only those who call upon the name of the Lord that shall be saved (Romans 10:13). Blind Bartemaeus spoke up and Christ stood still for him. If he closed his mouth, probably he would have died a blind man. God remains God no matter the situations or circumstances of life you find yourself in. it is solely your responsibility to effect the changes you need in your life. Christ has accomplished everything for you, but you have to activate it by constantly declaring. It is by so doing that you can receive it. Speak it and have it.
INSTRUCTION: Speak it and have it.
Prayer: Lord, I sanctify my tongue to speak right words at the right time, in Jesus Name!
“Through faith we understand that the world was framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear” – Hebrews 11:3
LIGHT FOR NOW: We are to speak the Word, God brings it into fulfillment.
Through faith, we understand that everything came into being by the Word of God. To understand this is to have the express knowledge of the realm from which you operate. The World was framed by words (John 1:1). Everything that was made was made by words (Genesis 1:26). Every action taken is an expression of the word. Words are the medium of expression of what is conceived in the heart. For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. And the word is in your mouth. In jurisprudence, words are used to pass judgment. Recall that, after creation, God did not give out names to animals and vegetations. Rather, He empowered Adam to do so and whatever name Adam called is what they answer till today (Genesis 2:19). Our faith can only be professed through words (Genesis 3:15). Words have a creative force.
Man would not embrace the faith if they were not spoken by Christ Himself and the prophets. We only know because knowledge was declared and communicated to us through the use of words (1John 5:20). We are products of the Word. We are born again by the Word of God (1Peter 1:23). The Word of God is the Word of everlasting life. We believe that we are the righteousness of God because it was spoken and written down for our edification.
INSTRUCTION: Speak the word. It is in your mouth.
PRAYER: Father, help me speak positive words into my life, in Jesus Name. Amen.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new – 2 Corinthians 5:17
LIGHT FOR NOW: Jesus is the revelation of God to man.
To walk in the newness of life is to walk in the true nature and character of God, because we are born of God. The Bible lets us to know that the singular identity and character of God is love. God is a Spirit and the Spirit of God is the spirit of love, because God is love. The Apostle John clearly explained the nature of God and how it should affect our walk in the new life having received the same nature when we received Christ Jesus as our Lord and Saviour. In 1John 4:7-13, he says, “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God towards us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world that we might live through Him. Herein is love, not that we love God but that he loved us, and sent his son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. Hereby know we that we dwell in him; and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit”.
As believers, our true nature is the nature which we acquired from God, which is love. Romans 5:5 say, “Because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us”. Without an accurate and precise knowledge of God, you cannot know your true nature and you cannot walk in your real identity. To know Christ is to know you. You cannot know yourself until you know Christ. Jesus is the revelation of God to man. When you know Christ, you get to discover yourself and live in your nature.
INSTRUCTION: Walk in your true identity and nature.
Prayer: Lord, I need revelation knowledge of you, in Jesus Name!
QUOTE: You cannot know yourself until you know Christ.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8
LIGHT FOR NOW: Christ died for our sin.
The giving of Jesus to us was not His birth or His incarnation. God gave Jesus to us on the Cross where He died. This is why the incarnation of Christ is not the gospel but it is fundamental to the gospel. To pay for sin requires only one step and that is death. Romans 6:23 says “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”. Jesus took our place in death that we might have eternal life through Him. Romans 8:32 says “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things”. The word “spared not” is used for judgment. This means God allowed judgment to come on His only Son. Christ’s love for us became His motivation and it became a righteous act for Him to die. The word “delivered up” means to hand over, which is used for betrayal. God never delivered up Jesus to Himself but to His enemy (death). His death for us was a willing death. Ephesians 5:2 says “And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour”. Christ is not trying to love us but He had already loved us to the point of dying for us. He had destroyed him that had the power of death. Hebrews 2:14-15 says “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage”. In all that Jesus has done, we are just the beneficiaries. We did not contribute anything. God’s attitude towards sinners is that of favour. God does not use sin, He does not tempt with sin, and He does not overlook sin. God favoured sinners on a legal ground (that is, by the death of His Son). The favour you receive when you have Christ is the same favour you will enjoy all through the days of your life. Matthew 26:28 says “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins”. The word “remission of sin” is from the Greek word “aphesis” which means to take it away or no record for it. Both the nature and acts of sin have been taken away. The blood of Jesus is a permanent solution for sin. His blood has taken sin away from our relationship with God. The moment you come into Christ, sin loses its power over your relationship with God. God stood in eternity and paid for sin for life. This means our sin is eternally forgiven by the one-time death of Christ. Hallelujah!
INSTRUCTION: Acknowledge Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour.
PRAYER: Lord, thank you for paying for my sin with your life, in Jesus name.
But God commendeth His love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” – Romans 5:8
LIGHT FOR NOW: God does not talk about love; He acts it.
Jesus Christ is the embodiment of love. It was out of his love for you that made him leave his heavenly position to die for you in order to remodel you to be in his class. Jesus is God explaining Himself. When you see Jesus, you see all of God. Redemption was already designed by God. This is the literary meaning of the concept of predestination. It means to foreknow which implies to know beforehand. This is the true nature of God (Romans 11:2). God knew that Jesus Christ will die for the sins of man. This has to do with specific knowledge. The determinate counsel of God was for Christ to die for the sins of man. The love of God is seen in His demonstration. To know the love of God; you must watch His actions keenly. God does not talk about love, He acts it. Love is not in saying, love is in acting. Love must always come with a corresponding action. The birth of Christ was God’s first incarnation in the flesh. He was manifest in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16). Christ was slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8). There is nothing about the birth of Christ that can actually save a man. The giving of the only begotten son was on the cross.
According to Romans 5:8, God does not have any reason for loving you. He died for you even when you were a sinner and of no use whatsoever to him. When you understand the love of God towards you, you will never cease to worship Him both in your service and with your resources. God acted out His love for you. You must also appreciate His love for you by constantly being at your place of service in church, give your resources to advance the gospel as well as witness Christ to your world. God’s love subsists. If you have the love of God, then you have everything you need in life.
INSTRUCTION: Stay with His love.
Prayer: Father, I appreciate your love for me. I pray for the grace to always appreciate this love by giving out my time and resources for the advancement of the gospel, in Jesus Name!
“And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues” – Mark 16:17
LIGHT FOR NOW: The Supernatural is domiciled in you.
It is important to note that the realm of the supernatural is the believer’s nature. Nothing on earth is qualified to threaten a man who believes in Christ. The supernatural depicts the rearrangement of natural things. The moment a man receives Christ, he becomes an epitome of miracles. Miracles are not strange to the believer in Christ. There is a need for the believer in Christ to know who he is and what he carries. Miracles are the signs that follow a believer in Christ Jesus. What we see as a miracle is a sign of approval that there is someone behind the scene working things out for your favour. When you see a miracle, it is a pointer to something unique. Miracle is an attraction. It is not the real substance, but there is absolutely no way you can have Christ and miss the miracles. When you have “HIM”, the “IT” becomes all yours. The abandoned pot became the source of the sweetest wine because the “HIM” was involved. The make-up of a believer in Christ is miracles.
When you know your status, your stature does not matter. As a believer in Christ, you are to go about doing good just as Jesus did when he walked on the earth because, as he is, so are you in this world. God’s acts of kindness, compassion, goodness and love was ‘the doing good’ (Matthew 14:14). The healing miracles of Jesus were borne out of his compassionate nature. As a believer in Christ, you have no right to leave ugly situations the same way you meet them. You have been empowered to heal the sick, raise the dead, and turn mourning into dancing. Miracles defy time because time does not control God but God controls time.
INSTRUCTION: Believe in Christ and reclaim your miraculous nature.
Prayer: Thank you Father for making me a product of miracles, in Jesus Name!
QUOTE: When you have “HIM”, the “IT” becomes yours.