RHAPSODY OF REALITIES FRIDAY, 20TH JANUARY.
EVERYTHING HAS INTELLIGENCE.
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God (Romans 8:19-21).
When you look around you, the materials formed and fabricated from natural elements are doing nothing, except what we have fabricated them to do. However, they can do much more; they can even hear you, because everything in life has intelligence.
Consider Moses, in Numbers 20:8. God said to him, “Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.”
The first time, the people were thirsty for water, God told Moses to take his rod in his hand, and in the sight of the elders of the people, strike the rock and it’d bring forth water. He did as the Lord commanded and water came forth. See Exodus 17:5-6. This time however, God told Moses to talk to the rock. Now, the point to note here is the fact that the rock had intelligence. God expected Moses to talk to it.
In Mark 11, the Bible tells us that Jesus spoke to a tree. He was hungry, and upon seeing a fig tree, He expected to find some fruits on it, but didn’t find any. The Bible says, “And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it” (Mark 11:14). First, notice that it says, “Jesus answered and said unto it (the tree)”; Jesus spoke to the tree. Secondly, His disciples heard him talk to the tree. By the next morning, the tree had died from its roots (Mark 11:21).
So you see, everything in life, living and non-living things, all have intelligence. The Bible says all creation is waiting, groaning in pains, for the manifestation of the sons of God. The whole creation has been subject to bondage, and travails to come into the liberty of the children of God. We’re the ones to set them at liberty. We’re the hope and light of the world. So, keep speaking life and blessings to your environment, to everything around you. Glory to God!
I’m a king and a priest unto God; therefore, the words of my mouth are spirit and they’re life! I give life to everything around me! Everything in my world, whether living or non-living, is constantly charged with life and vitality! Praise God!
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Matthew 13:44-14:12 Genesis 46-48
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Matthew 8:1-11 Genesis 20
Tongue’s Awesome Power - DCLM Daily Manna - 20 Jan 2017
- MARK 11:12-26
Ten Commandments for a Great Marriage - The UCB Word for Today - 20 Jan 2017
Here are Ten Commandments for building a great marriage:
1) God said, ‘Honour…marriage,’ so remain faithful to one another. Forsaking all others, put your mate before your mother, your father, your son, and your daughter. Your mate is your lifelong companion.
2) Remember, ‘You…are the temple of God and…the Spirit of God lives in you’ (1 Corinthians 3:16 NLT). Don’t abuse your health with excessive food, tobacco, drugs, and alcohol, and hopefully you’ll enjoy a long, healthy life around the people you love.
3) Never permit your business or hobby to make you a stranger to your own family. ‘Children are a gift from the LORD…a reward from him’ (Psalm 127:3 NLT), and the most precious gift you can give them is your time.
4) Don’t forget that cleanliness is a virtue.
5) Willingly share all your worldly goods, and don’t make your mate a beggar. ‘Go all out in…love…as Christ did for the church - a love marked by giving, not getting’ (Ephesians 5:25 MSG).
6) Don’t forget to say, ‘I love you.’ Even though your love may be constant, your mate never gets tired of hearing those words.
7) Remember that the approval of your spouse is worth more than the admiring glances of a hundred strangers.
Keep your home peaceful and in good repair, for out of it comes the joys of old age.
9) Always forgive with grace, for who among us doesn’t need to be forgiven? ‘Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive…as quickly and thoroughly as…Christ forgave you’ (Ephesians 4:32 MSG).
10) Honour God, and your children are much more likely to grow up and honour you (see Proverbs 22:6).
Gen 43-45, Matt 12:22-50
The Word For Today is written by Bob and Debby Gass