By: Kwaku Peprah Adjei
Theme: Define it
Text: Joel 3: 10
Beat your plowshares into swords
and your pruning hooks into spears.
Let the weakling say,
“I am strong!”
It is your choice to redefine curses through positive confessions in prayer and accepting the blessings by consistently using that definition. Everything is or becomes what it is named.
I have an explanation to give last week before taking the detour. Why does it say that let the weakling say I am strong in Joel 3:10? I found this point in a Jewish article I read and I want to share it with you. The article states that if a person is critically ill, the Jewish law suggests a powerful last resort: change the name of the individual to alter the decree. Adding the name Chaim, Hebrew for “life” is one well-known example (Source: http://www.aish.com/jw/s/Judaism–the-Power-of-Names.html ). Subsequently, they have a death rate of 5 per 1000 persons; significantly lower than the US, Canada and European countries. (Source: https://www.health.gov.il/English/News_and_Events/Spokespersons_Messages/Pages/07062017_3.aspx, https://www.indexmundi.com/g/g.aspx?c=is&v=26) .
I would like you to do an exercise beginning today. Please spend some few minutes to define your week. Declare what you want your week to be and see how the week turns out to be. Practise this constantly and I’m sure that your life will not be the same.
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