Scripture Reading:  Mark 4:16 – 17

Yesterday, the Holy Spirit started to admonish us on the need to nurture our spiritual root so that we can grow as vibrant, courageous and determined believers bearing fruits to the glory of God. Dear friend, you must start now to nurture and oil your spiritual root through consistent and painstaking study of the Word of God.  The Word of God is an instrument in your hand just as the dust of the earth is an easily accessible weapon of warfare against ignorant children of God.  Hear this:  “No weapon and word formed against you shall prosper.” (Isaiah 54:17)  The Lord has made you head and not the tail as long as you heed the word of God. (Judges 10:18)  In Luke 18:15, the Scripture says that those who perceive the Word of God with a noble and good heart keep the Word in their heart and bear fruits with patience.  Christians like this do not give up because the Word of God has been internalized and burns in their marrows.  They are able to freely, without any encumbrances, administer the power in the Word on any circumstance that confront them; believing that the Word is Jesus Christ Himself.  The Word of God is a lamp unto our feet (Psa. 119:105); it illuminates the areas of darkness in us and these are brought to our knowledge.

Second: the Word of God is our best weapon because it is a double-edged sword that cuts right through to separate the truth from lies and is alive and active. (Eph. 6:17, Heb. 4:12)  The Word is capable of exposing the believer to new revelations and situations that cannot be seen with the natural eye.  Third: everything written in the Scripture is for our encouragement and for our reference.  Study of the account of another Christian, their sufferings and how they were delivered by God, encourages and comforts us; knowing that God is our present help in times of adversities.  He is compassionate and consistent enough to replicate what He did for another person for us.  Beloved in Christ, your culture may change, weather may change, even man may change, but there is something that will never change.  It is the truth in the Word of God.  This will also never change or go back to God void without accomplishing the purpose(s) for which it was sent.  The Holy Spirit says to you today dear reader to  “Root yourself strongly in the Word of God so that in times of trials and difficulties you will not be tossed and swayed by the wind and waves of life.”  Remain in the Word and remain faithful.

Prayer Points:

  1. Take words of praise as you are led.
  2. Eternal God, help me to be rooted in You and Your Word in Jesus name.
  3. Lord, I bring the world and especially Christians before you. Give them O Lord, the conviction of the truth in Your Word so that man, no longer would depend on himself and dwell in the world of darkness in Jesus name. Amen.
  4. Thank God for these past two days.

Exercise:  As part of your thanksgiving for this revelation; release a minimum of N500 to your parish offering box as thanksgiving for new knowledge.

Memory Verse:  John 17:17.