Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. (Joshua 1:8)
When you read learn one or two verses which strike your mind and try to recite it 4/5 times daily. You can do it whenever you are alone. That will protect you from sin, satan and disease.
For always win, these are the directions given by God to Joshua who selected as the leader after Moses.
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers. (Psalms 1:2-3)
We know that a tree planted by streams of water yields its fruit in season and the leaf doesn’t wither, because the tree always get enough water. It is same like that if we follow the law of the Lord, meditates on his law day and night, our life will be always happy. Even if we face some obstacles, we will have the strength to overcome it.
God has more quoted with Israel in the books of Deuteronomy in old Testament. In Deuteronomy many blessings and promises are written for people who obey the Word of God.
If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. (Deuteronomy 28:1)
3 The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. (Deuteronomy 28:13)
9 Carefully follow the terms of this covenant, so that you may prosper in everything you do. (Deuteronomy 29:9)
You know the difference and status of head and tail. You want to be head and not tail. If you follow the commands of Lord, your God will make you the head. not the tail. God is saying these words.
If Word of God is not in our heart, then we feel dislike to Church and God.
I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me, because you have no room for my word. (John 8:37)
There are those who rebel against the light, who do not know its ways or stay in its paths. (Job 24:13)
This is common these days among some people. When they have disease, job problem, financial problem, they seek God, attend the church regularly and pray. But after all problems are solved, they have dislike for going to church, dislike with church authorities, no time to read bible, no time to pray. Why it is happening? Because word of God is not in their heart.
Satan destroy the capacity to accept the Word of God.
43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:43-44)
“Their deeds do not permit them
to return to their God.
A spirit of prostitution is in their heart;
they do not acknowledge the Lord. (Hosea 5:4)
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. (2 Corinthians 4:3)
Satan is very clever. He give temptations to watch television or other entertainment at prayer time. He will make the mind to think that if the prayer is postponed, or even could not pray one day, instead of going to church going for shopping or other work is not a problem. He will make to think that God will forgive everything. Do not listen to words of Satan.
Holy spirit give us the wish to hear and help to remember the Word of God.
It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me. (John 6:45)
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27)
Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.” (John 8:47)
Without the blessings of the Holy Spirit we can’t do anything. Holy spirit provide the wish to pray, wish to confession and all such things. We must pray to God to send his Holy spirit to open our hearts to understand the sermons and Bible verses.
Word of God give high status before the God.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. (John 15:7)
If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be set aside— (John 10:35)
If you have word of God in your heart, your actions and deeds will be good and your status will be high.
Word of God is medicine.
20 My son, pay attention to what I say;
turn your ear to my words.
21 Do not let them out of your sight,
keep them within your heart;
22 for they are life to those who find them
and health to one’s whole body. (Proverbs 4:20-22)
For neither herb nor poultice cured them,
but it was your word, O Lord, that heals all people. (Wisdom 16:12)
he sent out his word and healed them,
and delivered them from destruction. (Psalms 107:20)
It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. (John 6:63)
Jesus healed many with word of God. Download this Prayer Book for the Sick which contain many bible verses and prayer for sick healing.
Inspiration and Courtesy – Malayalam Book written by Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil, Sehion Retreat Centre, Attappady, Kerala State, India.