“…speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water.” Numbers 20:8
“Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.” Numbers 20:11
“But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust in me … you will not bring this community into the land I give them.”
Before you begin to blame Moses, think about yourself! Have your words been showing that you trust God?
Most of us always want to hit the rock when God is saying, “Speak to the situation!” Do you know what it means to hit the rock? To hit the rock might mean to work hard, to do things by your own strength, the way you know how. Interestingly, that might also have been the way the Lord brought you victory in time past. But now, God is saying, ’Speak! Speak Out!’
When a man catches a genuine vision, one of the things he does is that he shares the vision with those closest to him. And so when I got the revelation of the importance of my speech, I decided to call my friends and let them know the new thing the Lord has confirmed to my spirit. They were excited and immediately started practicing it.
My younger sister taught me a new phrase recently. After sharing the benefits of speaking life with her via a voice note, she writes the next few words, “This is exactly what I need to make life easier for me!” Wow! I hid that phrase in my heart and customized it saying, “Life is easy for me!” Her bride price will be very high!
Ah! When next I am asked, “How is life, bro?” I won’t join the negative band wagon by saying, “Life is difficult!” Or “life is not easy!” You’ve been saying life is not easy for a long time and that is why life has not been easy for you! Why not change the words you speak so as to change your life! “Life is easy!” That would be my answer!
I have clear direction of my future!
I am rich!
I am a billionaire!
Everything is turning around for my good!
Everything is turning around for my good!
I am fresh!
I am getting that job!
That promotion is mine!
Things are working out for my good!
The lines are falling unto me in pleasant places!
I have a good heritage!
My future is bright!
Recently, the Lord opened my eyes again to understand where he has placed us as believers. And he gave me this acronym: CHAP. C- Complete in Him; H- Holy; A- Accepted in the beloved; P- Perfect in Christ. I was wowed! All of the above declarations are biblical. That would be your homework: to find the scriptures that confirm the above declarations!
Since then I have been declaring it: I am CHAP! I am CHAP! I won’t stop declaring it until my spirit, soul and body fully understand that indeed I am CHAP! You can follow the CHAP tweets on Twitter via the hash tag, #CHAP.
Even you seem imperfect, always declare, I am CHAP!
More so, our hearts can also speak. Psalm 27:8: “My heart says of you….” Remember that, “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” So that tells me to fill my heart with the right raw materials so that it will speak the right things.
I was searching for one document I needed; and I was to tell my friend that, “I can’t find this document.” When the Spirit reminded me that, “Son, you are already forgetting what I taught you this morning.” I immediately changed my thoughts on the matter and spoke with my heart, “I can find the document. I will find it.” Like magic, my hands went to where the document was. You can imagine how happy I was.
It might not happen that quickly, sometimes you’ll have to stretch your faith …Abraham for example, had to keep on believing until the Lord granted him his request. Even when the Lord gave him Isaac and requested that the boy be sacrificed back to him, he didn’t speak negatively.
Remember when Isaac asked Abraham, “Father, we have the wood and the fire, but where is the lamb for the sacrifice?” Abraham answered, “The Lord will provide!”
Would to God that the person reading this piece would also answer, the Lord will provide!
When you are not sure of the next day’s meal, let this thought comfort you, “The Lord will provide!”
The question is: did the Lord not provide? Of course he did.
He is Jehovah Jireh, the Lord our provider.
When you are sick; we know you are sick, but don’t confess that you are sick; rather say, “The Lord will heal me! I am well! “Angels are ready to confirm that word of God.
When you don’t have money, never say, “I am poor!” Ah! Choose to say, “I am rich!”
Listen, faith comes by hearing and if you continuously speak negatively to yourself, you are not doing yourself much good.
I choose to speak positively!
It will take much work to format your work-based mentality, but I tell you, it is worth the work!
The problem Jesus had with the Pharisees was that they refused to believe that being a Christian would be very easy as Jesus put it: believe in me, and be saved. Pure and simple!
Paul buttressed that in Romans 10:9-10 (NIV) where he said,
” If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
It is clear that until you profess with your faith with your mouth, you are not saved! WOW!
This means that salvation doesn’t stop at believing, you must say it! You must profess it!
Your profession shows what you believe!
If you believe that you are poor, you will invariably profess that you are poor. Wow!
But If I believe that I am rich, even though the circumstances say otherwise, I would under spiritual circumstances profess that I am rich! Things are going on well with me. Wow!
SO my dear, show me what you believe by what you are saying?
What are you saying?
What are you speaking?
Are you speaking life?
Join the movement on Twitter as we encourage one another to speak life using the hash tag, #iSpeakLife!
You are blessed!
Ike Amadi is currently championing a Bible Reading Campaign on Twitter tagged #la187. Join him and other believers read through the Old Testament and rightly divide the Word of Truth.