Scripture: Luke 8: 13. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! The word of God that engenders faith must be received, understood for faith to be born! Irrespective of whatever channel the word is communicated, it must be received (perceived), understood such that it produces conviction in your heart before faith can be born.

How then do you receive the word of God?

1. Develop a joyful attitude; Our anchor(Luke 8:13) scripture reveals one key to receiving the word which is the key of JOY!

The word that beget faith must be received with joy not sorrow or sadness. In order words you must be excited to receive, eager to receive then the light from the word will flow into your spirit.

What is joy?

Joy is delight! A state of blissfulness, gladness or felicity. The prospect of possessing what one desires.

Isaiah 12: 3. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

How does joy enable you to receive the word of God?

Joy conditions your spirit to be at the same frequency with heaven! You know the Holy Spirit is the spirit of joy! So your spirit that is joyful is able to receive from the Holy Spirit who is also the author of scripture and the Spirit of Joy.

Wherever He is present there must be joy. That’s why the moment you are born again, the first evidence is joy. Your spirit man has just been recreated. So maintaining that joy is so vital to receiving from God. For the Bible said:

Psalm 16: 11. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

So joy makes you to experience heaven on earth and as such able to pick the signal of the Holy Spirit!

2. Desire(Prov.10:24): The second issue is the matter of desire! You don’t acquire anything until your desire for it becomes concrete such that it compels you to take responsibility. The Bible said:

Proverbs 18: 1. Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

Desire is the call of the soul and spirit for a specific reality. It is the passionate appeal for a definite objective.

The things that you desire put you under pressure. It is pressure demands that leads to desperation. Your desire provokes restlessness, this is what will make you want to stay longer than necessary at a giving verse of scripture wanting to catch the light thereof. Desire creates hunger for the word on a steady basis! You are never tired of hearing, looking, searching for what the Holy Ghost has to say.

The arrival of your desire gives life and satisfaction;

Proverbs 13: 12. Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

When desire is granted it brings fulfilment to your soul:

Proverbs 13: 19. The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

Beloved, do you want to receive the word of God that births faith, then maintain your joy constantly and let there be a desire for the word. If there is no desire, you will get nothing from either the scripture or any other avenues through which God releases His word that engenders faith to mankind.

Remember this; Heaven is real and hell is real! The destiny of all sinners and all that reject Christ is hell. Give a chance for Jesus to reign in your life today.

Prayer points:
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord, help me to be joyful and desire to receive your word on regular basis in Jesus name

Prophetic Declaration:

– I prophesy the grace to constantly desire the word of God, receive it now in the name of Jesus.
– Whatever attacks your joy is attacking your faith in Christ, receive deliverance from every attack against your life in the name of Jesus.

From your brother Alex
God bless you.

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