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We are a generation of men and women who are robbed and plundered of our self-worth, self-image, self-confidence and self-esteem. Quite a great number of us are ensnared in holes of marital failure (divorce and abuse) and hidden in prison houses of poverty, sickness, ignorance, and curse; they are for prey, and one one delivers; for plunder, and no one says, “Restore!” (Isaiah 42:22)
Many of us today are living below poverty line of 1 US dollar meal per day because of what we are saying and what we are daily refusing to say. Do you know that many marriages have gone extinct, simply because no one delivers – none of the couple says, “Restore!” Many people are under the influence or manipulation and oppression today because of what they said in the past and they are saying in the present.
What we say is so important in determining our standard or quality of living that the Bible says, ” For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12:37). Implying very carefully that what becomes of your life is the responsibility of your mouth. How you respond to life, the words that comes of your mouth in the time of your need, can either make you better or worse- depending on what you say!
A woman had a serious need of God’s power to be demonstrated in the life of her daughter; she then came to Jesus – see their conversation quickly:
For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard about Him, and she came and fell at His feet. The woman was a Greek, a Syro-Phoenician by birth, and she kept asking Him to cast the demon out her daughter.
But Jesus said to her, “Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”
And she answered and said to Him, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children’s crumbs.”
Then He said to her, “For this saying go you way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.”
And when she had come to her house, she found the demo gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed.
Did you notice something profound in those verses? Jesus replied the woman, “For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.” If I may ask, “Why did the demon depart from the young girl’s life?” The demon departed because of the profound RESPONSES of that Greek woman. Actually, your wishes doesn’t put you in command of the elements and hosts of the universe; it is your word that either puts you in command or enslaved.
The woman responded to Jesus with a wise saying; then, she got what she wanted – her words restored the health and life of her daughter. Indeed, until someone rises to say, “Restore!”; nothing will get better financially, spiritually, marital lay, emotionally, and mentally. It is your own response – your words that puts you in charge!
Stay refreshed in your mind and spirit!