Meditating on God’s Word

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Development of the Re-Created Human Spirit Comes From Meditation of God’s Word

The Holy Spirit has been sent to guide us into revelation knowledge.

John 16:13 – “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”   

In order to hear these truths, we must set time apart for meditation.

God has imparted His wisdom into our spirit.

1 Corinthians 1:30 – “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.”

Until our spirit gains the ascendancy in us and dominates our mind, we will never be able to use this wisdom.

You Cannot Develop Spiritual Wisdom Without Meditation

Joshua 1:8 (AMP) – “This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.”

Meditation in God’s Word will cause you to deal wisely in all the affairs of life.

You must take time to shut yourself in with your own spirit and away from the fashions and course of this world.

You should get so quiet that the Holy Spirit may communicate with your spirit through the Word and unveil the truth to you.

As you receive the truth, it makes you a master of circumstances.

You will begin to realize that your spirit has practically no limitations.

Meditation Causes the Word to Dwell Richly in You

Colossians 3:16 – “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom…”

The Word will begin to abide in you.

John 15:7 – “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”    

The Word abiding in you will cause your prayer life to become accurate.

There must be times when we sit quietly with the Lord and His Word and meditate upon it until it absorbs us, and we absorb it. Then the Word will be built into our mental processes as well as our spirit and will absolutely govern our thinking.

Meditation Is More Than Just Reading

Meditation is fixing your mind on the Word so that you do all that is written therein.
Meditation: to imagine
Meditation: to mutter or say over and over to one’s self
Keep the Word before you. Dwell upon it in your thought life day and night.

Seven Objectives of Meditating God’s Word

Apply the Word to you personally.
Allow the Holy Spirit to make God’s Word a reality in your life.
Carefully ponder on how this Word applies to your life.
Dwell on how this Word from the Lord changes your situation.
Place yourself in agreement with what God’s Word says about you.
See yourself as God sees you.
Realize the integrity of God’s Word.

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