Machaira with Apostle Bennie, The word of God

EPISODE 217 – HOW TO EXPERIENCE THE WORKINGS OF THE WORD

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Monday, 28th August 2023

HOW TO EXPERIENCE THE WORKINGS OF THE WORD

“My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Proverbs 4:20 (NKJV)

Proverbs chapter 4, unveils the benefits of wisdom and how wisdom should be esteemed. We see also that, the many counsels and words articulated are expressions of wisdom.

Now before the word was unveiled as God’s MEDICINE or God’s prerequisite for our enjoyment of life and health; there were key prescribed items worth noting.

See:

“My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.”

Proverbs 4:20-22 (NKJV).

The focus of these verses isn’t just what the Word can do, but what you should do with the WORD. The focus is the instruction. It’s about how you can benefit from the Word. 

The WORD of God  is LIFE to those who find them and MEDICINE to their flesh or body; however there are things to do to wield the WORD. 

A medicine or a remedy may be good but until you effectively apply it, it wouldn’t work automatically. 

You need to use or apply it according to the prescription to get the expected results.

These are the FOUR THINGS THE LORD wants you to do:

1. Give attention to MY Words.

You attend to anything of value. You turn away from anything else to take heed to the Words. You don’t treat the Word casually, you prick your ears to intentionally hear or receive the details.

When you have to attend to the Word of God, you pause all other activities to give it the valued time. 

2. Incline your ear to MY Sayings.

As you pause to attend to the Word, you don’t only listen attentively; you create the atmosphere and take up the posture for you to effectively attend to the Word.

To incline the ear also means to bow the ear. It is like a disciple sitting at the feet of a teacher to glean knowledge.

It means you give attention with humility.

3. Do not let THEM depart from your eyes;

What is the focus of your eyes? How consistent are you setting your sight on the Word? Don’t only hear the Word, you must see and set your gaze on the Word.

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life” 1 John 1:1 (NKJV).

There are people who set their eyes and also the eyes of their mind on the challenges which confront them than what God have said. Just like the spies Moses sent out to the promise land.

They saw the beauty of the land, but ten (10) of them saw themselves as grasshoppers. 

And they practically forgot about the promise of God’s Word to them. They forgot the great things the Lord has wrought through them, even the parting of the red sea.

Unlike Caleb and Joshua, they had their eyes on the reality that God is with them.  They saw the giants as bread. ( See Numbers 13:25-33; Numbers 14:1-9).

Set the Word of God before you and make it your focus.

4. Keep them in the midst of your heart

The heart is the center of your life. Your entire living evolves around your heart. The heart is the seat of your life.

The heart here is not the physical organ which pumps blood (of course there is a connection as well between the physical heart, the hidden heart and the Word). 

The heart mentioned includes, the spirit, the mind, the will, the emotions and the conscience.

To keep the Word is to esteem the Word. Whatever you esteem is kept in the heart. The word of God is the most inestimable treasure you must keep in your heart. 

It is the life spring and essence of your spirit. 

Therefore you ponder, meditate or masticate on it. You uphold it as the guide of your will and overwhelms your affection and desires.

When you make the Word your “gravitational focus” it will infuse you with Life. Anything God’s Word dispenses becomes your reality. As Paul, the Apostle, spoke and taught the Word of Christ, there was a man that was impotent in his feet, (a cripple from his mother’s womb) listening attentively to his teaching. 

Whiles the Apostle preached, he perceived that the man had faith (remember faith comes by hearing the Word of Christ, Romans 10:17) to be healed and spoke out, “Stand upright on your feet.” And the man that was a cripple leaped and walked just by hearing the word.

Oh glory!

Now you will be wondering how it happened.

Get this:

The Word of God is a seed, your heart is the field.

When a word of healing is sown into your heart, it will germinate healing in your body (Luke 8:15). 

Whiles, the man was listening to Paul, the word of faith was sown into his heart, and then produced the healing miracle. 

Is your heart a fertile ground for the Word to germinate?

When you pay attention to the Word (and prayer), it fertilizes your heart to have enough nutrients, to experience the workings of the Word. 

The more you meditate on (ponder, mutter, masticate and speak) the Word, the more you bear the fruits of the Word.

Have you fellowshipped with the Word?

SHALOM!

DIG DEEPER
(Proverbs 5:1; 7:1-2; Psalm 119:111-112; Proverbs 3:3,21; Psalm 40:8)
 
WE PRAY
– That we will diligently give heed to every instruction in the word.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2023
Day 203:
Psalms 100 – 102
Luke 4 – 5
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:

– I make the word of God my priority.

– I give attention to the word.

– I invest the word into my heart daily.

– I keep my gaze focused on the word.

– I rejoice in the word.

– I apply the word in all circumstances of life.

OH Hallelujah, GLORY TO GOD!!!

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Bernard
Bernard
9 months ago

Gloreeey the word of God comes alive daily in me as I continually hear, see and look upon the word until I handle it . I give heed to this word of life

Emmanuel Nanor
9 months ago

The word of God is my focus
I give myself to God’s word and make it my priority
I give attention to God’s word which is life
Glory to God!

PASCAL AYEDZI
9 months ago

Oh thank you Jesus. I take grace that I might devote myself to the ministry of the word. I given attention to God’s word and make it my priority. I castigate God’s word and it has become my very being.

I am the LIVING WORD..Thank you Jesus

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
9 months ago

This reminds me of the scripture in 1st John 1:1. You give your hearing to the word, you fixate your gaze on it then you handle it in your heart, that’s how you see the results thereof. Great word for today. Glory to God

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
9 months ago

I invest the word in my heart daily

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
9 months ago

I apply the word in every circumstance of my life

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
9 months ago

Hallelujah!!!
I value the word of God therefore I give it attention.
The word of God bears fruit in my life as I continue to be a doer of the word.

Gmajombane Emmanuel
Gmajombane Emmanuel
9 months ago

Hallelujah ????
I give heed attention to the word of God..

Sarah Amegavie
Sarah Amegavie
9 months ago

Glory to God. I esteem the word of God and I make it my living

Josephine Fianu
Josephine Fianu
9 months ago

The word of God is the most inestimable treasure you must keep in your heart. 
It is the life spring and essence of your spirit. 

Nkrumah Sarkodie Charles

I apply the word in all circumstances of life.
I rejoice in the word.
I fellowship with the word daily!
In the name of Jesus!

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
9 months ago

The Word of God is a seed in my life!
I allow the word to germinate and grow!
I dont allow my present challenges to take me out of the word of God.
Gloreeeeeeeeeey!!

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
9 months ago

”When you make the word your ‘gravitational focus’, it will infuse you with life.”
This is so true Sir. The word of God is life -embodied and the life is the light of men that shines in darkness (John 1:4).

Thank you Lord Jesus.

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