Posted by Daniel on 15 November 2022 at 1:22 pm

    </div><div>_It is advisable that you prayerfully and meditatively read the text first_</div><div>
    </div><div>*POWER IN OUR WORDS*</div><div>*TEXT:* 2 KINGS 2:19-25</div><div>
    </div><div>*📖 READING*</div><div> *2 KINGS 2:19-25*</div><div>
    </div><div>[19]And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren.</div><div>
    </div><div>[20]And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him.</div><div>
    </div><div>[21]And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land.</div><div>
    </div><div>[22]So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.</div><div>
    </div><div>[23]And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.</div><div>
    </div><div>[24]And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.</div><div>
    </div><div>[25]And he went from thence to mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria.</div><div>
    </div><div>🔑📖KEY VERSE: _*”So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake” (2 KINGS 2:22).*_</div><div>
    </div><div>Can it be that the average person spends one-fifth of his or her life talking? That is what statistics say. If all our words were put into print, the result would be this: a single day’s words would fill a 50-page book while in a year’s time, the average person’s words would fill 132 books of 200 pages each! Among all these words, there are bound to be some spoken in anger, carelessness or haste and there are some spoken to bless, admonish and perform a miracle.</div><div>
    </div><div>Elisha’s prophetic and miraculous powers were enlisted in solving the environmental problems of Jericho, a cursed city. The ground was barren. It was not producing sufficient crops, and the water was bad, causing young cattles to come to birth dead. Elisha, who was fresh from receiving the double portion anointing, spoke blessings and healing into the city after pouring salted water into the fountain of their stream. The same Elisha cursed a group of disrespectful children in Bethel (a blessed city, which Jacob described as the gate of heaven in Genesis 28:17, 19). Two she bears came out of the woods and killed forty-two of them.</div><div>
    </div><div>Words can be very powerful, especially when spoken by people of authority and supernatural powers. Many people are suffering setbacks and mysterious stagnation today because of what was said against them many years ago.</div><div>
    </div><div>Naturally, man cannot effectively control his tongue and make it a blessing to people. But if you fully surrender your heart to God in total repentance, He will forgive and cleanse your sins, touch your heart as well as transform your tongue.</div><div>
    </div><div>✍🏽THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: _*There is power in the tongue; use it well.*_</div><div>
    </div><div>THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:*1 KINGS 21-22*</div><div>
    </div><div>*MEDITATION*</div><div>*Power in the tongue*</div><div>*1. The cure for curse*</div><div>a. Jericho was cursed by Joshua in Joshua 6:26 that the city will never prosper again and that those who attempted to reverse the curse will lose two of his children, the first and the last.</div><div>b. The curse remained for hundred of years and the man who made attempted to reverse the curse lost his two children on that project according to the words of the man of God, I King 16:34.</div><div>c. The loss of the two children could not totally cancel the curse for hundred of years. The city remained barren, unproductive and water, the source of life, was not useable even though the city in the outward looks good. Can you think of beautiful but cursed cities, people, businesses, families etc.?</div><div>d. In removing the curse, the Prophet as led by God, went to the SOURCE of the spring and the hundreds of years curse was removed, vv20,21.</div><div>e. Observe that the curse was cancelled for all through divine instruction on what to do and the deliverance of the land was not by assumption but by the clear the word of assurance from the Lord.</div><div>f. When a land, family, house etc are under curse, the recipients of the curse will be experiencing limitations and things that are opposed to blessings in mysterious ways.</div><div>g. All curses disappear at the point of conversion but some curses need more prayers of deliverance. </div><div>h. In most cases, It will take divine revelations as to the source and divine instruction to cancel it. This is where the revelation of God is important and this is a special privilege of all NT believers.</div><div>i. Never assume the yoke is broken until you hear the voice of assurance from God on the matter.</div><div>j. Note that words were used to bring the curse and words were used as final solution. Even when you don’t know the source, the words of faith that will save from all curses are in your mouth, Romans 10:8,9.</div><div>
    </div><div>*2. The cursed children*</div><div>a. Those 42 young men had no reason to be mocking a father who in addition was a man of God. He did not do anything that deserved it.</div><div>b. They disobeyed the clear commandment to honour parents, which of course include elderly ones, Exodus 20:12.</div><div>c. The punishment for it was untimely death but God in His mercy reduced the punishment to an attack by wild animals inflicting serious pain and injury, v24.</div><div>d. Disobedient to the commandment of God always attract curses and children that have passed the age of accountability are not exempted.</div><div>e. Note that the curse came as a result of the wrong use of the tongue and the judgement was dispatched through anointed tongue. Beware of evil tongues. </div><div>
    </div><div>*Prayer points*</div><div>Lord, I yield my tongue unto you. Keep me from all ungodly use of my tongue🙏</div><div>Lord, I ask the blood of the New Covenant to erase and remove me from the effect of every form of curses that I don’t know anything about🙏</div><div>Let the mercy of God appear by fire and cancel all forms of curses due to my disobedience🙏</div><div>Lord, visit your church by fire and burn off all the effects of curses in every member’s life🙏</div><div>
    </div><div>*HYMN* ‘Ti’s finished,The Messiah dies</div>

    David replied 1 year, 7 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • David

    16 November 2022 at 7:58 am
    72620 Points

    We thank God

  • Daniel

    17 November 2022 at 9:00 am
    8646 Points


  • David

    17 November 2022 at 9:46 am
    72620 Points

    God be praised

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