Thursday, January 9, 2014

PUSH FORWARD AND BREAK OUT

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”  (Joshua 1:8)

Prosperity and success belong to people who meditate and act on the Word of God.

If we are to succeed in any endeavor in life, we must focus our attention on the Word of God until we see that Word in our heart. 

Once we can see His Word, we can begin acting on it.

The first definition of "prosperity", here in Joshua 1:8 is; to become mentally intelligent, to gain the wisdom of God in any situation.

The second definition of the word "prosperity" means to PUSH FORWARD and to BREAK OUT.

So by meditating on Gods Word we are able to gain His wisdom. This gives us the vision we need in our hearts to act on His Word. And by acting on His Word we become empowered to push forward, and break out of the prison that is keeping us bound.

In Isaiah 61 the Word declares that Jesus has the power to open the prison to them that are bound.

The fact of the matter is that there is a worldly system of thinking and acting.  This system tries to keep us conformed to its death cycle of negativism, defeatism, and death.

Satan influences and operates in that system. His objective is to kill, steal, and destroy.

The Good News is that Jesus has come to give us LIFE, and LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY. (John 10:10)  He has literally unlocked the prison doors of this worldly system of bondage and death.  Satan wants you and I to believe that we are stuck and that there is no way out. But the truth is, God has given Jesus the keys to death, hell and the grave, and He has unlocked those doors for us!

Now its up to us to choose to believe this truth. We must realize that God has provided a way, and Jesus was our example, on how to be FREE from the death cycle and walk through those unlocked doors.

The way out is gaining the wisdom of God. God in His eternal mercy and grace has provided the way for us to gain His wisdom.  He is not holding it back.

James 1:5 says “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

You see God is not holding back His Wisdom from you. He wants you to have it, so that you can  push forward, and to break out of Satan’s deception, which tries to hold you bound.

The only way to receive Gods Wisdom to freedom is by turning to His Word and meditating on it, until you are able to observe to DO that WORD!

Once you see His Word in your heart, then you can simply begin acting on that Word.

In Jeremiah 7:23 the Word of God says that if we obey Gods voice, (His Word) He will be our God, and we will WALK in ALL the ways He has commanded us, and we will be well.

Notice the Word declares that we are to walk in ALL the ways that He has commanded us to walk.  We are to be a doer of ALL the Word.  We are to walk the WHOLE way, or ALL the way of the Word, not just a part of what we read or hear, but the WHOLE Word.

We are not to give up, when walking out the Word of God as well.  To many times I have seen God fearing Christians begin their walk of faith, and when the storms of life come crashing in, Satan tries to steal the Word of God out of their heart by a false interpretation of these contradicting circumstances.

As a result they give up and let go.  We must never stop short of seeing the FREEDOM Christ purchased for us.

In order to experience that FREEDOM, we must become committed to the Word. We must set our focus on the Word of God, and go the whole ten yards so to speak.

The Word of God declares in Ephesians 6:13; “Wherefore take unto you the WHOLE armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done ALL to STAND.”  

We are to take on the WHOLE armor of God, and having acted on ALL the Word, we are to STAND.

The word "stand" here does not mean to stand and do nothing.  Nor does it mean to just stand there and take a beating.

Stand here means to CONTINE thinking and doing that Word.

STAND FIRM, STAND YOUR GROUND.  Don’t let go, and DON’T QUIT!!! Continue doing the Word.

You see it is after continually acting on the Word of God, it is after we WALK IN ALL the ways He has commanded us to walk, that it will be well with us.

Look at Isaiah 48:18, the Word says: “Oh, that you had harkened to My commandments! Then your PEACE and PROSPERITY would have been like a flowing river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.”  (Amp.)

The promise of our Father is this, if we become a doer of the Word of God, and continue standing on that ground; we will have peace and prosperity. We will have success in life.

Listen, we will have PEACE when we are acting on His Word. The only way this peace comes is by making the commitment to WALKING IN ALL His ways. This peace, that comes by being committed to acting on the Word, will guard you, and keep you, and is the fuel you need to see you through to FREEDOM!

You see it is the peace of God that passes all natural understanding, and empowers us to hold onto the wisdom we need to PUSH FORWARD through the storms of life and succeed.

We begin BREAKING OUT of the deceptive bonds of sin, sickness, and lack and begin having good success. So take courage, and step out of that prison, by being a doer of the Word today!