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Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 10: 1-12
Memory Verse: “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10: 10)
Focus: “After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy:” (1 Samuel 10: 5)
Streams of Joy Devotional 28 August 2021 Message:
On his way to the fulfillment of God’s word concerning his kingship, Saul was to come in contact with a company of prophets. Saul needed to come in contact with people whose preoccupation was to speak forth the words of God. These prophets were not just people who knew the word of the Lord; they also spoke the word of the Lord. So part of what Saul needed for his greatness to manifest was a company of those who speak the word.
Friend, on your way to the greatness that God Himself ordained for you, speak the word. Keep saying what God said to you. Keep speaking what is written in God’s word. Keep prophesying your greatness into reality. Keep speaking what God is saying, not what your environment is saying. Keep speaking your future into being. Keep speaking the word of the Lord. Keep speaking the report of the Lord.
Saul needed the environment of what the Lord was saying in order for his kingship to become a reality. He didn’t need the environment of what mere men were saying. At some point, you need to close your ears to the words of men if you want to become all that God destined you to become. Shut your ears to the negative predictions. Shut your ears to evil reports. Shut your ears to the failures of others. Shut your ears to negative vibes.
Saul prophesied, and he crossed over into kingship and royalty. He prophesied, and what God said about him came to pass. Dare to prophesy, dare to speak the word of the Lord into your life, and you will cross over into royalty. Speak the word of the Lord concerning you, and you will rise above your environment. Speak the word of the Lord over your life, and you will prevail over the limitations that the enemy set on your pathway.
Don’t be counted amongst them that speak more of what the environment says rather than speak of what the Lord is saying. Speak the word, and it will become your reality.
Declaration: I choose to speak the word; it will prevail over my circumstances, in Jesus’ name!
Further Reading: Romans 10
Streams of Joy Devotional 28 August 2021 Message by Pastor Jerry Eze; is the dynamic Founder and President of the fast-growing Streams of Joy International. A seasoned pastor and leader, a consummate conference speaker and leadership coach. The work of ministry have taken him to major platforms around the world