Success through his words ultimate power gospel assembly, a.k.a. covenant of power evangelical ministries international electricity facts for 4th graders

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“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth but thou shall meditate there in day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein; for then thou shall make thy ways prosperous, and then thou shall have good success”.

• The world says, “Success is setting a goal for something and then accomplishing it.” Most of the time the manner and mode of the accomplishment is not considered. God has another standard. What the world may call success, God may say is a failure. And what the world says is a failure, God may say is success.

• The key or secret to success in the life of a believer is “consistently spending time with the Lord in His Word each day. Every area of our lives must be built on the Word of God, and His Word must be the standard for our living. 2 Timothy 3: 16-17

– Biblical success is not something we just stumble into, if you want success God’s way then you have to go after success in God’s way. If you want to live a successful life God’s way, then you have to stop living for yourself, and start living for the Lord in the light of His words.

God’s Word is our blueprint, God’s Word is our road map, God’s Word is our guide, and God’s Word is the authoritative standard for every detail of our lives and in His Word He has given us all the information we need to start living a life of success.

• The Bible says in Proverbs 15:4“The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. “ The Bible says again in Proverbs 18:7-8 “A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.”

• God told Joshua in our text, this book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth. In essence, God told Joshua and the people, if you want to have good success, you need to learn to speak what God has already spoken, which is written down in the scriptures.

• When David faced Goliath, he didn’t crumble in fear, but David spoke success even before he experienced success in the natural. In 2 Chronicles 14:11 when Asa faced Zerah and the Ethiopians who had an army of a million men, Asa didn’t shrivel up in fear but Asa called on the Lord, He said – LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee. Asa spoke success even before success was manifested in the natural.

• We need to stop saying “May Be” and start saying “I will by the grace of God!” We ought to stop saying “That is impossible.” And start saying, “For with God, all things are possible!” We ought to stop saying “I don’t know the right people” and start saying “My God shall meet me at the point of my needs.

– The Bible says in 1 Samuel 15:22 : And Samuel said, Hath the LORD has great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.-This scripture reminds us that obedience is better than sacrifice.

– This is important, because the Lord speaks to Joshua again about the importance of walking in his commandments and fulfilling their destiny. Many of us as we reflect over our lives can tell that there has been a series of errors that can be attributed to the fact that we had forsaken God’s word

– Your attitude, character and behaviour should be chosen on the basis of God’s Word, including your decisions and involvement. This is why God reminded Joshua that he was to spend time in the Word, so he could observe to do. God is saying if you want to be effective and have good success, you must think about your conduct.

– Your behaviour must be consistent with the whole counsel of God’s Word. God tells us to observe to do according to all that is written therein. Time spent in the Word of God will prevent us from selectively following some biblical principles while ignoring other counsel that is equally important. Only by spending time in the Word of God can we learn to behave in a manner that is consistent with His counsel.

– Matthew 6:33 says: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. – God speaks to Joshua about his need to become one with his word. There has to be connectivity between God’s word and the way we walk it out.

– It is one thing to hear God’s word, but we must also be willing to do. Learn to do what God’s word says you should do. Obedience positions us for the blessings of the Lord. There are amazing things God wants to do for us, but we must be ready to walk in obedience to His Words.

– Jesus said in Matt 7- “Not everyone who says to Me, “Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.” The Apostle James repeats this teaching when he says in James 1:22“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only deceiving yourselves…” Obedience to the Word of God is the key to unlocking the abundance, the blessing and favour of God in our lives.

– We must be doers of the Word if we going to experience success God’s way. We must commit ourselves to doing things God’s way according to God’s Word and God’s will. Obeying God comes down to realizing that it is not about us, but it is all about Him! Obeying God comes down to trusting that God knows what is best for our lives and His way is always the best way!

– Many times you may not obey the Word of God because you are ignorant. It is not a sin to be ignorant. It is a sin to remain ignorant. 2 Peter 3:18. And remember that God is not satisfied that we just hear the Word, or even memorize the Word and meditate on it. God is satisfied when we obey the Word of God. James 1:22