WORDKEEPING WAR

 

When a person moves toward the Word of God, and endeavors to make Wordkeeping a part of his life, Satanís wrath gets stirred up. You must know that the battle between God and Satan within you may become so intense that you feel like you are being pulled apart. Which side will win out? The wise man builds on the rock, the foolish man builds on the sand. Where will you build?

 

Beware of an important fact. Your feelings are the devilís playground. He will jerk around your feelings so much that you will think you donít really want revival. Heíll trick you and trap you and torment you, because he knows how to play on your emotions. Our battle is not focused on feelings. We can safely ignore the feelings Satan stirs up, and listen to what God says, and believe it.

 

Granted, good feelings are part of Revival, and they certainly will come, but we canít depend on our feelings to move us in that direction. Weíve actually got to go against our feelings right at the first, because surrender is painful. The suffering of putting self to death is what we all must experience before we are born again. This is a good kind of suffering, and it brings wonderful results. See Phil. 3:10

 

In his effort to keep us from Wordkeeping, Satan fills us with excuses. Letís shoot them down right now, and get them out of the way. Here are the silly excuses Satan tells us:

 

Iím too busy. I donít have time to spend in the Word.

We all have time to do whatever we consider to be important. Every minute of life is given to us by God. And we think we donít have time for Him? Shame on us.

 

It wonít work for me. Iíve tried, and I just canít get through to God.

This is an absolute lie. God says it will work, and God doesnít lie, but Satan does. Wordkeeping canít help but work if weíre willing to do it.

 

I find the Bible boring and uninteresting.

Thatís normal for the natural person. Through the Wordkeeping experience, God will change us into supernatural people, because He promises that we will become partakers of the divine nature. As we eat spiritual food, we will crave it. If we feed our mind with junk, it wonít appreciate healthy spiritual food. Wordkeeping will solve that problem.

 

I canít memorize scripture. My memory is terrible.

Did you know that there is no better activity to strengthen the memory than to memorize scripture? If you have a terrible memory, thatís all the more reason to Wordkeep!

 

Hiding Godís Word in our hearts, Wordkeeping, has been a vital pursuit of Godís people throughout history. If the saints needed the experience in years gone by, how much more do we need it now! We are literally bombarded with the world, everywhere we turn. We need to saturate our minds with the Word.

 

The patriarchs of old had the Word of God memorized. The apostles memorized every word of Jesus, as well as the Old Testament. The gospels were written years after Christ ascended, and they recalled the words from their memories. The reformers memorized large portions of the Bible, as did the Waldensees. Some of the Christian pioneers in the mid 1800ís memorized the whole Bible. Even little children can memorize large portions of Scripture. How about you? How much of Godís Word is hidden in your heart?

 

The Bible is our guide to a superior life, a life full of holiness and joy. It is filled with precious promises and tremendous treasure. These jewels are not lying on the surface, but hidden deep, to be discovered only by those willing to search diligently.

 

May this song be our prayer:

 

Iím pressing on the upward way, New heights Iím gaining every day; Still praying as Iím onward bound,
ďLord, plant my feet on higher ground.Ē

 

Lord, lift me up and let me stand, By faith, on Heavenís table land, A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

 

I want to live above the world, Though Satanís darts at me are hurled; For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.

 

Father, help me to build on the solid Rock, Jesus Christ, on the Word of God, and not on the shifting sand of society. Plant my feet on higher ground!

 

Here are your ten texts for today.

 

Num 6:24

TLbt, akt:

Numbers 6:24 The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:

Num 6:25

TLmhfsut, abgut:

Numbers 6:25 The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:

Num 6:26

TLluhcut, agtp.

Numbers 6:26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

Deu 6:5

AtsltLtGwath, awats, awatm.

Deuteronomy 6:5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Jos 1:9

HnIct? Bsaoagc; bna, nbtd: ftLtGiwtwtg.

Josh 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

2 Ch 7:14

Imp, wacbmn, sht, ap, asmf, atftww; twIhfh, awfts, awhtl.

2 Chron 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Job 13:15

Thsm, ywItih: bIwmmowbh.

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.

Psa 1:1

Bitmtwnitcotu, nsitwos, nsitsots.

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Psa 1:2

BhdiitlotL; aiHldhmdan.

Psalm 1: 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Psa 5:1

Getmw, OL, cmm.

Psalm 5:1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

 

In His Love,

Linda Kirk

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