Meditation – The Key To Victory
27 February Saturday Service – Kong Hee
Matthew 13:20-21 But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.
Not just knowing the word, but meditating in it!
Acts 19:20 So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed.
#1 God guarantees power
Joshua 1:5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.
#2 God guarantees protection
Joshua 1:5 No man shall be ableto stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.
#3 God guarantees prosperity
Joshua 1:6-7 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go
Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Joshua 1:8 his Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Take note, it says in the bible “YOU WILL,” not “may.”
God is giving us guarantees!
Meditation makes God’s blessing almost a certainty! A guarantee! In Joshua 1:8, this is the very first time success appears in the bible! And it’s related to meditation!
#4 God guarantees presence
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go
#5 God guarantees perfect peace
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
Perfect peace = Shalom (hebrew) = completeness in health, prosperity and peace
It’s not for everyone but for those whose mind is stayed on God.
Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
#6 God guarantees patience
Ephesians 4:26-27 In your anger do not sin” : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.
We get angry when we feel someone has deliberately wronged us.
Psalm 4:4 Be angry, and do not sin.
Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still.
#7 God guarantees permanent victory over satan
Not temporal but permanent!
Psalm 119:9-11 How can a young man cleanse his way?
By taking heed according to Your word.
With my whole heart I have sought You;
Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!
Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand
An example is when you were healed but you think it didn’t happen. Healing did happen, you just didn’t keep the permanence of it! Hide the Word in your heart. God sent His Word to heal you, not just doctors or leaders to pray over you.
Proverbs 4:20-22 My son, give attention to my words;
Incline your ear to my sayings.
Do not let them depart from your eyes;
Keep them in the midst of your heart;
For they are life to those who find them,
And health to all their flesh.