Thoughts are Forceful

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Apst. Laban Nyachikanda

Thoughts Are Forceful

 

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…

Proverbs 23:7a NKJV

 

If thoughts are forceful, what do we think about what God has done for/to us:

God has freed you from your previous thoughts

And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,

Ephesians 2:1

 

 God has saved you and now you shall live by faith

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9

 

 Now that God has saved you, you shall not live by your own thoughts but you shall live by faith

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written,

The just shall live by faith.

Romans 1:17 NKJV

 

You are no longer to live by your old ways (being fearful, being corrupt etc).

 

Faith is not just an option

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Hebrews 11:6 NKJV

 

You can’t go back to unworthy thoughts

Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.

Hebrews 10:38 NKJV

 

Living, walking, talking etc should be saturated by faith. Anything else doesn’t please God. Drawing back is not an option.

 

A generation started well in faith but they drew back

And Aaron spoke all the words which the LORD had spoken to Moses. Then he did the signs in the sight of the people.

So the people believed; and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel and that He had looked on their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshiped.

Exodus 4:30-31 NKJV

 

The Lord asked Moses to take off that which had taken him everywhere

Then He said, Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.

Exodus 3:5 NKJV

 

This was a sign of surrender to the living God.

 

God is concerned about you and hears your cry

And the LORD said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.

Exodus 3:7 NKJV

 

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV

 

God had let the Canaanites prepare the land for the Israelites

Then Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said to them, Go up this way into the South, and go up to the mountains, and see what the land is like: whether the people who dwell in it are strong or weak, few or many;

 

Then they told him, and said: We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there.

 

But the men who had gone up with him said, We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are. And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature.

There we saw the giants ( the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.

Numbers 13:17-18, 27-28, 31-33 NKJV

 

These people started in faith but got intimidated by the giants. That doesn’t please God.

 

Lack of faith is rebellion

Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the LORD is with us. Do not fear them.

Numbers 14:9 NKJV

 

Stand on the word of God

You are a person of faith. You are not a grasshopper. You are not a chicken. You have been moved from nothing to possessing all things.

It doesn’t matter what your grandfather, grandmother, father, mother etc went through. Sickness, poverty, strife etc are not yours. God is preparing something special for you. You are blessed and highly favored. Think on these things!

You, the just, shall live by faith. 

 

Read the Word

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Romans 10:17 NKJV

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Joshua 1:8 NKJV

 

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