Watch Your Words ( by Fenny West)

 

Watch Your Words

Our words make or mar, can kill or give life; can refresh, inspire or depressor even maim.

 

Num13: 27-33 The speaking of doubt not only caused fear and depression but majority a people started weeping and lost the promised land died in the wilderness.

27   Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.

28   Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there.

29   The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.

“We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.”

32   And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature.

33   There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”

Num13:27-29,32-33

 

Numbers 14: Israel Refuses to Enter Canaan

1     So all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night.

2     And all the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in this wilderness!

3     Why has the LORD brought us to this land to fall by the sword, that our wives and children should become victims? Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?”

4     So they said to one another, “Let us select a leader and return to Egypt.”

5     Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

On the other hand, Joshua and Caleb were inspirational and full of faith and their faith opened the door for them to enter the Promised land.

 

30   Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”

Num13:30

6     But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes;

7     and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying: “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land.

8     If the LORD delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.’

9     Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the LORD is with us. Do not fear them.”

Num14:6-9

This is how we should be speaking when we are faced with giants or Goliaths and “walls of Jericho”, infernos and lions dens against our family, purpose, finances etc.

God will be proud of us and we will be putting springs in our steps and encouraging angels on our assignment.

14   Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?

Heb1:14

Caleb continued in his faith-filled talk even after 40 years had elapsed since he received a promise that was still in abeyance. He reminded Joshua when they were about sharing the Promised Land:

 

You know the word which the LORD said to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh Barnea.

7     I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land, and I brought back word to him as it was in my heart.

8     Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly followed the LORD my God.

9     So Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the LORD my God.’

10   And now, behold, the LORD has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the LORD spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old.

11   As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in.

12   Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the LORD spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may be that the LORD will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the LORD said.”

 

He kept a good record of what the Lord said to Moses and despite the death of Moses, would not let go and reminded Joshua using the record to buttress his case, and he was not denied. Notice that he was prepared to go for the mountain country and he affirmed that he was as strong as he was when the promise was made over 40 years ago. What an attitude and what an affirmation! That is the perspective we should have and the way we should be speaking, regardless of the odds we face. If God is for us, who can be against us?

 

 

 

Little wonder, the Word clearly states:

21            Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof…

So we need to watch what we speak or hear or even what we read. Your word shape your future; they stir the course of your life.

The speech of Mordecai stirred Esther to rise up in faith and fulfil her destiny and saved her nation in diaspora.

13   Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Jews.

14   For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

 

Esther’s faith-filled words purred her to delivered, with God on her side.

16   Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish. Esther 4:16

The faith filled words of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego sustained them and moved God on their behalf such that even though they were thrown into the fiery furnace that had been heated seven times hotter than usual, they were set free by the fire and they were unharmed. Their clothes did not smell of smoke and God Himself manifested in the fire and glorified His Name.

 

16   Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.

17   If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.

18   But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. Dan3:16-18

This testimony triggered other testimonies as the pagan king began to praise the living God, and rescinded his decree and promoted their God and promoted those who were falsely accused.

Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.

29   Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.

30   Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, in the province of Babylon.

Dan3:28-30

 

When the disciples were arrested for preaching the gospel in Acts4, their speech emboldened others, “Should we obey God or man?” This made their persecutors sit up and take notice that they had been with Jesus.

18   And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

19   But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

20            For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard

Acts4:18-20

Later, when they prayed the Word with passion Boldness and faith, the house they were in shook and they were filled with the Holy Ghost.

21   So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.

22   For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed.

23   And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.

24   And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:

25   Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?

26   The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

27   For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

28   For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

29   And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

30   By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

31   And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

Acts4:21-31

Paul and Silas were badly beaten, battered and bled and their hands and feet were in chains. However, rather than complain, they encouraged themselves by praising and singing at mid-night. God so enjoyed their praise that He sent an earthquake that rocked the foundations of that prison to set them free. And their disposition after being set free resulted in the salvation of the whole household of the prison warden.

 

22   And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.

23   And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely:

24   Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

25   And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

26   And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

27   And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.

28   But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.

29   Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

30   And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

31   And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

32   And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

33   And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

34            And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house. Acts.16:22-34

What you say and how you act (respond) or react can make or mar your future and that of others around you. See the picture God shows you in His word. Take sides with Him by affirming what He says, regardless of what you see or how you feel or what people say or what your adversary says or shows you and you will come back with the boon in your hands.
Speak words that will galvanise the angels assigned to you into action on your behalf. Think before you speak.

Ask yourself:

T– IS IT TRUE, i.e in line with the Word?, it may be factual and yet a lie.
H– is it healthy, will it make you sick or well?
I– is it inspirational or motivational? Is it an injustice?
N– is it noble or nonsensical? Will it affirm, negate or nullify the word? Is it necessary?
K–  is it kind; are you trying to off the light of another person to make yours shine?

 

Get off the Precipice in Your Talk

 

Get off the Precipice in Your Talk
Stay in the straight and narrow
Talk the walk and walk the talk.
Talk what you see in the mirror.

Just say what God has said of you.
Act as though it is true because it is.
God is not a man to deceive you.
He knows what He had made you.
He knows what He had put in you.

Give Him thanks for what He made you
Give Him praise for His infinite wisdom.
Resolve to make manifest His will
Resolve to give Him glory and honour
Because the Master made you a Masterpiece,

 His crowning glory, and Apple of His eyes.

 

Prov15:4

4     A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

Prov.6:2
You are snared by the words of your mouth; You are taken by the words of your mouth.

Prov18:21 21      Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Prov 26:18-19 18              Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death,

19   Is the man who deceives his neighbor, And says, “I was only joking!”

Matt12:37 37       For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Mark11:23 23     For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.

 Eph4:29 29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers

James3:4,5,6

3     Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body.

4     Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires.

5     Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!

6     And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.

 The tongue is like a rudder, like fire

Your Words Will Rule Your Life

https://inspiration4generations.wordpress.com/2019/09/10/your-words-will-rule-your-life-by-fenny-west/

Say What God Said

https://youtu.be/evUL5zPigg8

Your Words Will Rule Your Life
So always speak words of life.
Your words will make or break
So always speak words that make.

Speak words that build and lift.
Speak words that heal and help.
Speak words that warm and warn.
Speak words that correct and calm.

Let your words be seasoned with salt.
Let your words shine the light of God.
Let your words come forth with gold.
Let your words be as sweet as honey
.

35   A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

36   But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

37   For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.Matt12:35-37

10   For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:1Pet3:10

21   Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Prov18:21

28   Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.Prov22:28

29   Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Prov4:29

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.Mark11:23

The Parallel and Paradox … ( by Fenny West)

The Parallel and Paradox of the Wooden Art

https://youtu.be/F7qXKab5S5g

How incredible insightful and instructive!

The Wood artist sees what we do not see
And painstakingly uses his tool to chip off, cut out, carve out, garnish until the beautiful masterpiece emerges out of the wood to our amazement, admiration and wonder.
This is exactly what God sees in you and I. We may look useless on the outside but there is masterpiece waiting to find expression in us.
And as we yield to the Holy Spirit and the Word of God does His miracle of transformation by chipping off, carving out, garnishing, polishing until the masterpiece which was there, emerges for all to see, admire and glorify God for.
Today, yield to the Holy Spirit to work in you as to work through you. See yourself as a masterpiece awaiting manifestation. Yes, often the pruning can be painful, but see the joy ahead, like Jesus and submit yourself to the Master Crafts-Man Who knows your end from the beginning.

: For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of the sons of God.  Ro8:19
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Eph2:10
John15:1} I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. {15:2} Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every [branch] that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. {15:3} John15:1-3

1John{3:1} Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. {3:2} Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Attitude of Gratitude Triggers Altitude  ( by Fenny West)

Attitude of Gratitude Triggers Altitude 

Attitude of Gratitude Triggers Altitude 
Causing you to Soar like an Eagle 🦅 
As it opens doors of opportunity for you. 
You will be unstoppable and Unconquerable. 

Being thankful will make your tank to be full, 
Causing you to see the incredible. 
Impossibilities will become possible 
And you will experience many miracles. 

Jesus wanted the unusual- a miracle-
feeding over 5000 men
With five loaves and two fishes
And there was miracle in His touch
Because of His attitude of gratitude. 
He looked up and gave thanks and instructed the disciple to start distributing what He had. They were all fed and filled and there were lots of leftovers. 
Attitude of gratitude brings altitude. 

Again Jesus was at the house of Mary and Martha. Lazarus was dead and buried and stank. Jesus wanted a miracle. He started by looking up and give thanks. Next He told them, ‘Roll away the stone! ” The He said, ” Lazarus, come forth.” And Lazarus came to life. Why? Jesus is the resurrection and the life. 

So, do you want a miracle? Do you want the spectacular? Do you want divine intervention in any area of your life? 
Are you facing a seemingly impossible situation? Just look up and give thanks and have faith in God and you will be greeted with a breakthrough, a testimony, the miraculous. 
O give thanks unto the Lord. For He is good and His mercies endure forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. For His mercies endure forever. To Him Who does great wonders, for His mercies endures forever. 
In everything give thanks… Giving thanks unto the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance in the saints. 

Hebrews 13:15
“By him, therefore, let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.”
Giving thanks unto the Father, which
hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light… 

In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus, concerning you., 1Thess.5:18

A New Man, You Are ( Fenny West)

New Man, You Are

New Man You Are, Without a Past
You have passed from death to life 
His blessings upon you are vast
All because Christ is Now your life. 

So Your New heritage has begun indeed
It all began the day you were born again
And whom the Son sets free is free indeed
And you were set free, with Him to reign. 

So make your calling an election sure
Give no room for the enemy to gloat
Be not ignorant of his plot, ploy and lure 
Take not his carrot, get out of his boat
Unmask him, use the Sword of the Spirit
Give him no chance, or bridgehead. 
Give him no loophole; for he is a foe
Come to steal, kill and destroy. 
Beware the little foxes that spoil the vine
They will pollute your house, the New wine
They are all out to destroy all that is divine. 

Beware the wolves that come in sheep’s clothing
Beware of Jacob disguised as Esau
He has come for just one thing: steal your blessing
He may say, “Peace!” but in his heart is War. 
He does not play fair; he’s an outlaw. 
So cast him out and shut well the door 🚪 
Use your sling and stone, put him down
Make sure he does not get up from the floor. 
Know without a doubt 
It is a spiritual warfare, 
Of this truth you must be aware
Refuse any truce or come cease-fire
Refuse any buffer zone
Or demilitarised zone
It is all a lie, a dangerous game to outwit you
Be not ignorant of his devices, stratagems. and sinister diabolical tricks to ensnare, imprison, blind and decapitate. 

You are a New Man with a New mission 
You are a New Man with a New vision 
You are a New Man with a New Mandate
You are a New Man with the mind of Christ
You are a New Man created in His image
You are a New man with the divine nature
You are a New Man who is a new Creation
You are a New Man made an overcomer
You are a New Man made a winner 🥇 
You are a New Man made to prevail 
Sin shall not have dominion over you
You are a New Man with that nature of righteousness. 
You are a New Man with that nature of holiness. 
You are a New Man justified by faith
You are a New Man saved by grace through faith. 
You are a New Man born for greatness 
You are a New Man who is greatly graced. 
And Who knows whether you have come 
To the Kingdom for such a time as this?

Fenny West 
©2019

All things Work together ( by Fenny West)

All Things Work Together for Good 

All things work together for good
To those who love the Great I Am. 
Giants will be no factor; they’ll be food, 
Goliath will bite the dust, come to harm. 

        

Opposition becomes an  opportunity, 
For the Redeemed to rise, Soar higher. 
Contention becomes a trigger for victory. 
Forging intimacy, making them stronger.


Persecution opens doors for propagation
As disciples went everywhere, dispersed. 
Their opposition brought great promotion
They became bolder, stronger, energized. 

They became fiery like Daniel and friends. 
The furnace and flames freed them, 
As the lions saw Daniel as their friend. 
Trials lifted, promoted, increased them. 

 

I say All things work together for good, 
Because He is at the helm of your affairs 
And even though all things are not good. 
He can turn them for good for heirs. 

You’ll rejoice always if this is understood 
You’ll sing in the rain as Robin if you know
You’ll always see the trees from the wood 
And you’ll be still as you triumph and glow. 

Romans 8:28
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

Learn the Lesson of Forty ( by Fenny West)

Learn the Lesson of Forty

   

Noah was in the ark and rain fell

for forty days and forty nights.

It was a test for Noah

who must have wondered,

“Has God forgotten us here?”

But the time came and the water assuaged

and he saw dry land.

God does not forget.

 

For forty years they wandered

In the wilderness

To get Egypt out of them

It was a test that only a few passed.

The Red Sea was a test which they failed.

But God was merciful. and the crossed over.

  

 

  

Moses left for forty days

It was a test but the people failed

They made idols and worshiped them

Thinking Moses had overstayed.

They courted God displeasure.

 

Learn the Lesson of Forty

  

Twelve spies were sent to spy

The Promised Land, the Land flowing

With milk and honey.

They went for forty days.

It was another test

But unbeknown to them.

Only Joshua and Caleb passed the test.

The rest flunked it with distinction.

They preferred Egypt, bondage, slavery…

They spouted an evil report

That was beyond imagination.

They saw through the enemy’s eyes

Rather through the eyes of God.

The exaggerated the negative,

spread doom and gloom.

They made the heart of the people melt;

Made the majority wail, lament

 Dispirited, depressed and desperate.

 

27 Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.
28 Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there.
29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.”

31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.”
32 And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature.
33 There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”

How did Joshua and Caleb pass the test?

30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” Num13:

6 But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes;

7 and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying: “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land.
8 If the LORD delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.’
9 Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the LORD is with us. Do not fear them.” Num14:6-9

And when it was time to distribute the Land, Caleb did not forget what God had promised him 45 five years previously. He maintained his confession and reminded Joshua what God had said:

“You know the word which the LORD said to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh Barnea.
7 I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land, and I brought back word to him as it was in my heart.
8 Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly followed the LORD my God.
9 So Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the LORD my God.’
10 And now, behold, the LORD has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the LORD spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old.
11 As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in.
12 Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the LORD spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may be that the LORD will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the LORD said.”
13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as an inheritance.
14 Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day, because he wholly followed the LORD God of Israel.(Josh14:6-14)

 

 

Learn the Lesson of Forty

Goliath came and tested Israel for forty days.

The soldiers including King Saul

Quaked in their boots.

They were hopeless and hapless.

They saw no way out.

Fear gripped them, emasculated them

And almost strangulated them.

It was a test they failed until David showed up.

 

 

David had a different spirit.

He knew who he was.

He knew he had a covenant with God.

He knew God was with him.

He knew Goliath was uncircumcised.

And hence vulnerable.

He knew it was a test

And was determined to pass the test.

“Who is this uncircumcised Philistine

 to defy the armies of the living God?

 “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
46 This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
47 Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give you into our hands.”

David used what he had

and spoke what God said about him and won.

He used his sling and stone

And soon Goliath was toast,

He bit the dust.

 

David turned the light of Israel on

When he cut off the head of Goliath

Just like he had said.

God fought for him because he took sides with God

 and saw through God’s eyes.

Learn the Lesson of Forty

  

 

 

 

Thank God for Jesus, our heavenly David

God’s beloved Son.

He was led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit

where He was tempted by the devil for forty days.

But He knew the end from the beginning.

He knew it was a test

and He passed His test with flying colours:

“Man shall not live by bread alone

but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.

Thou shalt not tempt the Lord your God.

Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and Him only shalt thou serve.”

 

He whipped the devil, left right and centre and passed the test for us.

Learn the Lesson of Forty

 

Forty days after He rose, He ascended to heaven. The disciples were tested sore. They went into hiding, afraid of their lives. Jesus appeared to them after He rose from the dead- three days after His death, just like He had said. He appeared to them at various times for forty days, when He ascended. And ten days later, the Holy Spirit came and now indwells those who received Him.

This is why we will not fail. Because it is not by might nor by power but by the Holy Spirit.

The Comforter- Another One like Jesus- is inside of us.

He is the Standby, the Strengthener, the Advocate, the Helper, the Intercessor, the Teacher, and the Guide. He is the Greater One who dwells in us. Through Him, we are overcomers, more than conquerors. He gives us the advantage, any day, anytime, anywhere.

Thanks be to God who always causes us to pass any test and triumph through our tests.

 

When you are hard-pressed, know that you will not be crushed. and when perplexed, be not in despair or despondent or depressed. when you are persecuted, you are not abandoned. He said I will never leave you nor forsake you until the end of the age.

Through your tests, testimonies will abound. When you are knocked down, know that you are not knocked out. you are still in the race. Press on for the mark of the prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus. Always look to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your faith.

Say to yourself, ” No temptation has come to me but that which is common to man. And God is faithful who will also through the temptation, make a way of escape, that I will be able to bear.”

Remember, Job was also tested and in the end, we know:

10 And the LORD restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
11 Then all his brothers, all his sisters, and all those who had been his acquaintances before, came to him and ate food with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversity that the LORD had brought upon him. Each one gave him a piece of silver and each a ring of gold.
12 Now the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys.
13 He also had seven sons and three daughters.
14 And he called the name of the first Jemimah, the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-Happuch.
15 In all the land were found no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers.
16 After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations.
17 So Job died, old and full of days.

He also said:25 For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth; Job19:25

… I will wait, Till my change comesJob14:14

10 But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.
Job23:10 29 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person. Glory!

Learn the Lesson of Forty!

 

Supernatural Ability ( Fenny West)

Supernatural ability

Supernatural ability comes from above;
To those who are devoted to the God of love.
He makes them ten times better than their peers;
Like Daniel  and friends were head and shoulders above all.

Distinction and excellence are the preserve of kings;
Those He made His priests and kings.
They are diligent and excel in their business;
And stand before kings and not mere men.

They leave legacies that are second to none.
They take territories exercise dominion.
They multiply and increase,
And dissolve riddles and are head-hunted.

They are the inventors, innovators

and creators of their generation.
They make their God proud, and

give more than they take.

 

 

20           Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, Eph3:20

8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Acts1:8

13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phil4:13
13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
Phil2:13

18 Now at the end of the days, when the king had said that they should be brought in, the chief of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.19 Then the king interviewed them, and among them all none was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; therefore they served before the king.20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding about which the king examined them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in all his realm.

Dan1:19-20

29 Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; Prov22:29
29 To this end I also labor , striving according to His working which works in me mightily.
Col1:29