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“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Eliab is tall and handsome, but don’t judge by things like that. God doesn’t look at what people see. People judge by what is on the outside, but the Lord looks at the heart. Eliab is not the right man.”
– 1 Samuel 16:7 ERV
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We need to loose our defences and be free in the worship of our God. God is still much more interested in what our heart is saying than the imperfect words we use. We may be saying something and be meaning something else… For instance, one might sing “I want more of you” and not really mean “I have less of you” but “I want more revelation of you”. God is not a man, He knows what we mean. Man looks at physical things but God looks at the heart. When am in a gathering and certain songs are been sung, I don’t start criticizing the folks because am sure they would sing better as they know better, I was once at that level too! I also know God interacts with us in our Spirit (Romans 8:16). But then, when our words don’t improve, it means we aren’t growing. When we grow, our confessions become much more clearer.
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“Draw me nearer” might mean two different things to two different people! It might mean, “I need to know more of you who that I can experience more of your manifestation” to one man and mean “God you’re far away” to another man. I don’t so much criticize certain songs after I learnt this.
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Our words however don’t affect God but it affects nature and affect how people understand us. When we want to speak to physical circumstances, it’s not God we are speaking to but that circumstances! They obey our words and they don’t look at the heart because they lack that ability! There are battles God will not fight for you… He fought for you already, He won and gave you power to take responsibility, the power of sonship! There are certain cases where your words must be right, you need to be intentional about saying the right words, not just right words but God’s word!
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In your weakness, God sees His strength in you but when you express weakness, nature registers it as who you are! When you misbehave, God still see a perfect you, He still see His righteousness in you but nature sees differently, if you steal, you are known on earth as a thief even when God still call you “my righteousness”. At some point of Christian maturity, you will begin to see people beyond their actions. Paul wrote to a Church were some practiced terrible immoralities but he didn’t address them as unsaved and rotten folks, he started by telling them
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“To God’s church in Corinth, you who have been made holy because you belong to Christ Jesus. You were chosen to be God’s holy people together with all people everywhere who trust in the Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 1:2‭-‬3 ERV
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Yet, he said later “I don’t want to believe what I am hearing—that there is sexual sin among you. And it is such a bad kind of sexual sin that even those who have never known God don’t allow it. People say that a man there has his father’s wife.” – 1 Corinthians 5:1 ERV
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Why didn’t Paul’s view on their identity change because of what was going wrong? It was because, he had chosen to see what God sees. He said in his second letter to the same people
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“From this time on we don’t think of anyone as the world thinks of people. It is true that in the past we thought of Christ as the world thinks. But we don’t think that way now. When anyone is in Christ, it is a whole new world. The old things are gone; suddenly, everything is new!” – 2 Corinthians 5:16‭-‬17 ERV
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That is exactly how God sees. However, we are still in a world where our words matter, where what we do says a lot about who we are. The words you use on earth can affect you on earth, it doesn’t affect your spirit because your spirit is incorruptible (1 Peter 1:23). When you want to address certain challenges and you say “I am finished, My own is gone”, it’s not God who is being addressed, He isn’t even pleased with your confession because you aren’t seeing what He is seeing but it doesn’t change what He see! He sees a victorious Victor but the Victor sees in himself a looser and he acts as one… By that, you are registering negativities over your earthly life!
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Let me put it this way, earth responds to you according to the identity you reveal to it! This means, every natural thing will respond to you based on this principle! This doesn’t mean they respond to you when you say this and do that… They see your flesh and know you by what you say and do in flesh! If you are ignorant of who you are, the devil also capitalize on your ignorance to deal with you.
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Now you see why it is important to be intentional about the words you use, the songs you sing and the way you act! The Bible says
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“The tongue can speak words that bring life or death. Those who love to talk must be ready to accept what it brings.” – Proverbs 18:21 ERV
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Life and death as used in the verse above is physical life and death, it could mean failure and success too! Nature responds to your words but God responds to your Spirit! To walk with God is to walk in the Spirit and to get positive results in the flesh, you must allow your flesh to submit and align to positive words. You can’t fake words for long, you say things you have stuffed yourself with! The Bible says
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“Good people have good things saved in their hearts. That’s why they say good things. But those who are evil have hearts full of evil, and that’s why they say things that are evil. What people say with their mouths comes from what fills their hearts.” – Luke 6:45 ERV
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You see, your words are products of your heart storage! Things stored in the heart will eventually surface in your mouth no matter how you try to say things that aren’t stored in your heart! When your heart is full of fear, you can’t be consistent with positive confession, you’ll always come to that point of confessing fear! If what you say in your mouth can bring about life and death, it means you ought to store life or death in your heart for it to proceed through the mouth! The Bible says
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“Yes, we believe in Jesus deep in our hearts, and so we are made right with God. And we openly say that we believe in him, and so we are saved.” – Romans 10:10 ERV
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You see this? We can only confess Jesus consistently when He is stored deep in our heart! We can’t confess salvation with our mouth when we are not saved in our heart! It is the heart that actually affects the mouth! Now you see, we believe with our heart and God endorses what is in our heart and we confess with our mouth and nature endorses what we confess! Why? Because God looks at the heart and man looks at the outward appearance! Nature treats us according to who we say we are but God treats us according to His grace. Our identity in Him is the product of His grace.
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How do we fill our heart with positive things? The Bible says “Think only about what is up there, not what is here on earth. Your old self has died, and your new life is kept with Christ in God. Yes, Christ is now your life, and when he comes again, you will share in his glory. So put everything evil out of your life: sexual sin, doing anything immoral, letting sinful thoughts control you, and wanting things that are wrong. And don’t keep wanting more and more for yourself, which is the same as worshiping a false god.” – Colossians 3:2‭-‬5 ERV
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This is not automatic, at some points in your life, fear will come visiting but you need to keep growing in the knowledge of the word. The more you grow, the more your focus is fixed perfectly and the more you produce for results on earth! He went further to say “Now you are wearing a new life, a life that is new every day. You are growing in your understanding of the one who made you. You are becoming more and more like him.” – Colossians 3:10 ERV
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As you keep meditating on the word, as you keep understanding the one who made you – Christ, you are becoming more and more like Him! You will see that your words begins to align with His word in you in the sense that His word becomes your word even in the songs you sing. Remember, it’s not to change how God sees you or respond to you, it is to change how you respond to God, how nature responds to you and to improve how you live your Christian life here on earth more effectively. I will summarize with this verse
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“Don’t change yourselves to be like the people of this world, but let God change you inside with a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to understand and accept what God wants for you. You will be able to know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect.” – Romans 12:2 ERV
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It will take ignorance to change yourself to be like the people of this world but it will take God’s word to be changed with a new way of thinking! Without thinking the way of God’s word, you cannot accept what God wants for you and you cannot know what is good and pleasing to Him.
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God bless you.
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-George O.N-
House of Vasileia
#GracefulGeorge

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