August 16, 2015 – Sunday Inspiration By David Oyedepo: Experiencing The Wonders Of Settlement In The Word
Welcome to your regular column. From scriptures, we understand that encounter with God’s Word is the master key to a world of all-round settlement. For instance, until Joseph’s word came, the Word of the Lord tried him. But after his word came, the king sent for him, loosed and settled him in a grand style. We also saw how God sent His Word into Jacob, bringing him out of the ordeal of his life. It is also said that God sent His Word to settle our health issues and deliver us from every form of destructions (Psalm 105:19-22, Isaiah 9:8, Psalm 107:20; 1 Peter 5:10; John 10:1).
This helps us to know that we are redeemed to live pressure-free, anguish-free and distress-free lives. In the light of this, we are not permitted to live under pressure; at least, not beyond a while, because every issue of long continuance is a curse. As it is written: Then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.But thank God Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, which includes that of any long continuance (Deuteronomy 28:58-59; Isaiah 10:25; Galatians 3:13-14).
Therefore, any issue beyond a moment is anti-covenant; it is not permitted and must be resisted (2 Corinthian 4: 17).
What is a While or a Moment?
- A moment connotes ‘Now’: As it is written: For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, today is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2).
- It also connotes ‘Today’: As stated above, “…Behold, today is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2). Furthermore, the Word says: Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even today do I declare that I will render double unto thee. That means there is a ‘today settlement’ agenda (Zechariah 9:12).
- Overnight:It is written: For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning (Psalm 30:5). This signifies an overnight settlement.
- Three days: It is written in Hosea 6:2: After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight.
In the light of these, we must understand that when God settles us by His Word, no devil can unsettle us.
Furthermore, there is a Covenant Way Out
We must recognize that we serve a covenant-keeping God. As it is written, My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips (Psalms 89:34).
What is a Covenant?
In our context, a covenant can be defined as fulfilling the conditions attached to any promise of scriptures so we can have them fulfilled in our lives.Any time we fulfil the conditions attached to any promise, God’s integrity is committed to perform. The Bible is not a Book of promises; it is a Book of covenants. That’s why it is called the Old and New Testaments. Note that Testament also means Covenant. However, we must understand that every provision of scripture places a demand on us to access them. This is why Christianity is a faith of responsibility.
Remember, it is written: Whatever He tells you to do, do it. For instance, salvation is free, but it takes our repentance to access it. In like manner, concerning the subject of settlement, the Bible says: Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light(Matthew 11:28-30).
There is what to learn and know, to enter into His rest. As it is written:The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace (Isaiah 59:8).
From the above scripture, there is the way of peace that must be learnt, before we can be established in God’s peace and it is through We must bear the yoke of learning by loving the Word of God, which in turn settles us (Psalm 119:165).
Friend, we must understand that until we are born again, we are cannot access the realms of settlement. Are you born again? You can allow Jesus Christ to take the wheels in your situations as your Lord and Saviour? Say this prayer of faith:”Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the Living God. Today, I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now I know I am born again!”
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