WORD UP!

Word UpWord up. The urban term can refer to hello, agreement, listen to me, not joking and speaking the truth. According to context, word up has multiple meanings.

Word Up! Learn what the Word of God is. Come to an agreement because I’m not joking and I am speaking the truth. The Word is power.

Many people fantasize about having some type of superpower. The ability to speak something and it comes to pass. An energy force that causes things to move. An ability to do something beyond your natural scope of capability. God gave us a free gift of His power releasing supernatural abilities. Speak His Word and it will be done.

Through the scriptures, let me explain the Word of God.

The Word is quick and powerful. Like a bullet, the Word of God is fast, speedy and forceful. Penetrating though the strongholds of the mind and the works of the devil.

The Word is a keen sword with a double edged. Going in it severs and coming out it separates. Going in, The Word severs wrong thinking; cuts through old traditions, childish thoughts and worldly wiles. And, coming out the Word will determine, detect and distinguish the concepts and understanding of your mind and deepest most intimate purposes of your heart. Cutting away layers and years of your ways and the world’s ways of perceiving life and acknowledging our purpose.

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)

The Word is a seed.

One definition of seed is a source of development or growth. Reading the Word of God starts the germination process. Studying and comprehending the Word is the fertilization. Walking in and Living the Word is the allowing the seed to take root and flourish in our hearts producing the prosperous life God has for us.

Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Luke 8:11 (KJV)

The Word is truth. Satan is the ruler of this world. And much of the world’s philosophy is designed and executed by him. There is so much deceit in this world today. It is difficult to discern right from wrong; lies from the truth; honesty from deception. The Word of God is truth exercising the supernatural power of those in faith not to be hoodwinked.

 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 (KJV)

Think about any superhero movie, comic or theory. The hero learns that he or she possesses a power. In the beginning they may not believe it. After they accept the gift, they begin to experiment with the different ways to use their energetic force. It takes time. Remember, in most of the flicks or comic strips, there is a villain possessing some powers. The archenemy will battle with the hero. The hero generally prevails, because they are fighting for good. Good wins.

Like all superpowers, you must learn about Word. Read and study the Word to achieve the highest degree of effectiveness. Practice using God’s energetic force. Speak the word and watch things happen. Remember your archenemy the devil will challenge you every step of the way. He does not want you know the Word has power. And, he definitely does not want you to use it.

The Word was given to us by God. Use it! Whatever issue that is troubling you, locate a scripture that pertains to your situation and recite it back to God. I suggest starting small. Take this seriously, do not start off asking God for a million dollars. There are several prosperity scriptures to recite. You must believe and patiently wait for God.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 2 Timothy 3:16 (KJV)

Speaking the Word is the power to come into agreement with God, fight the devil and to render your spiritual request. Whatever your issue may be, sickness/illness, poverty, fearfulness, etc., go to the concordance of your Bible and locate scriptures you can recite to release the power.

Avenues of Awareness

Reflection Road

Has there ever been a time you spoke something and it came to pass? I am not referring to lottery ticket winnings or some type of distorted immoral encounter. Maybe in a time of need, you spoke something to God, i.e., the money will be here to pay this bill. And the money manifested itself from some unexpected means? Yes, this was an answer to your prayer, however, God responses when you speak His Words (scriptures) back to Him.

If you have a troubled heart, feeling nervous or feel like you’re having an anxiety attack. Recite over and over:  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 (KJV)

I have recited this scripture many times during stressful times. Guess what, peace swells in my heart and I am not troubled anymore. Try it.

Devil’s Drive

Remember, the devils knows scriptures too. He will attempt to distort the scripture in your mind. He will try to convince you that praying and reciting God’s Word back to Him is a waste of time. The devil also knows if you speak the Word against him, he has to back off. The Word of God is like kryptonite to the devil. The Word weakness the devil and his stronghold on us. The devil will keep trying, but you must keep speaking the Word of God, this is your power.

World’s Way

In today’s world, it’s fashionable not to read the Bible. Many are convinced the Bible is an old book with old people speaking outdated and old fashion words. If you don’t read the Bible and learn scriptures, you will never be able to truly know, use or release your power.

Personal Pathway

Please believe! I injured my lower back and my right hip. It was not muscle pain. It felt like it was bone pain. Massaging and heat didn’t relieve the pain. I am not much for taking medications, unless it is absolutely necessary. The pain became too much. I decided to take some pain relievers. I started toward the medicine cabinet and stopped suddenly. I promise you, in my mind, the scripture came into my thought, with his stripes we are healed. (See Isaiah 53:5). I sat on the couch and started praying to God. I praised God and His Holy Name. I thank God for my healing. I recited over and over, with his stripes I am healed. Believe me, the pain left. The next morning, the pain returned and with whispers of the devil, see, the pain is still there; It did not work; Why are you doing this; this is useless. I recited my prayer again, praising God, giving thanks for my healing and recited with his stripes I am healed. This process went on for a while. Each time, the pain was not as severe. I never took any pain medications. The pain didn’t come back every day, but when it did I recited my prayer with his stripes I am healed. Then I repeated, I am healed, I am healed, with your grace Lord, I am healed. Weeks later, I thought about the pain. The pain was gone. I had forgotten, totally that I had any pain. I never took any pain medicines with prayer using God’s Word (scriptures), recited it back to Him. I was healed.

Lord’s Lane

As God does so shall we. God spoke the Word and it was done.

 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. Genesis 1:3 (KJV)

 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. 1 Timothy 4:5 (KJV)

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. John 5:39 (KJV)word Up!

S.O.L

Out of LuckS.O.L, this urban term means S**T Outta Luck. Many of you clicked on this post, merely, out of curiosity. Just to confirm or deny if your luck has run out. Or, to explore what could this article possibly be about. For the record, I don’t believe in luck, I believe in blessings. That conversation is for another time. Well, my friend, this is not what you think. SOL, I am referring, is not s**t outta luck, but the Spirit Of the Lord, aka, the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is the GPS, God’s Personal Spirit, the directional navigator of our lives, dwelling in our hearts. Our GPS not only GPSdirects and guides, but He is our S.C.R.I.P.T our prescription from God. He is our:

Strengthener, He helps us through our weaknesses, illnesses and our frailties of life.

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Romans 8:26 (KJV)

Comforter, He consoles our worried, upset and frightened feelings, thoughts and behaviors.

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, John 14:26King James Version (KJV)

Recaller, He will help us to recall or remember the Word of God. And, also, to remind us that all things will work together for good for those love and trust God. And, we are the Righteousness of God.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (KJV)

Intercessor, He intercepts, for our behalf, according to the Word to our Lord, God.

And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 8:27 (KJV)

Peacemaker, He is the peace in our hearts. Call upon Him (Peace), not the world’s peace, but God’s peace, and the spirit of peace will swell in your heart.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 (KJV)

Teacher, He educates us in God’s Word, integrity, righteousness and most of all the truth.

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26 (KJV)

The Holy Spirit, is yet another gift that the Lord has freely given you. If you were given a free satellite, mechanical GPS. You would turn it on, program it accordingly and allow it to guide and direct you to your destinations. Turn on God’s Personal Spirit by speaking the Word and through prayer, and allow Him, the Holy Spirit to lead and deliver you to your life destinations.

Like any prescription given by a physician, fill that script and use the prescribed medication and be healed. God’s Personal Spirit is our S.C.R.I.P.T fill the prescription from our Ultimate Physician and be healed.

Avenues of Awareness 

Reflection Road

If you are in doubt, check it out. To keep it simple, there is no need to fall on your knees, clasp your hands or tilt your head toward the heavens. The Holy Spirit dwells in your heart. Sit down and talk to Him. You may feel uncomfortable, but introduce yourself to Him. Tell Him your reservations in believing of His existence. Ask Him for directions in a simple matter and wait and listen for His response. Remember, the devil will quickly whisper in your ear this is a foolish thing to do and it will not work. Or, when the response comes, the devil will convince you that you or some other source came up with the answer. The key is to recognize this is the Holy Spirit’s response and give credit to God.

Devil’s Drive

The devil knows and works overtime whispering negativity and immoral things in our heads, minds and thoughts, so that we become distracted and can’t hear the Holy Spirit’s voice in our hearts.

World’s Way

The world will convince you not to believe in some invisible spirit dwelling in your heart. The world perceives things through logical and analytical means, and relies on tangible objects. If it can’t be proven the world thinks it is not real. Trust and believe God and His Holy Spirit is more real than you could ever know.

Personal Pathway

When I totally gave myself to God and pleaded for Him to come into my disturbed life. I begged for His help because my life was in turmoil. I had not learned about God coming to dwell in my heart. I knew of God’s existence in heaven, but I did not grasp the concept where His Spirit resided. I felt the Holy Spirit, way before I realize what and who He was. The feeling was an anxious, wavy, nervous type of feeling in my chest. It was not an alarming activity to perceive that I had a heart or chest issue. It was just there. I began to notice this sensation would occur prior to some troubling event for me or my children. This chest reaction would occur and later, the event would follow. It was like a gentle alarm going off in my chest to alert me something was going to happen, but God would be with me. I relied on this awareness, when it occurred, I would say God, whatever is going to happen, I know You will be with me. These are my earlier experiences with the Holy Spirit and how He made me to know of His presence. Now, I know who the Holy Spirit is to me and I count on His guidance and direction in all facets of my hourly and daily life.

Lord’s Lane

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? Luke 11:13 (KJV)

Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 1 Corinthians 2:13 (KJV)