Scripture: Acts 2: 41. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

Beloved, we established previously that the word of God that build faith must be received into your spirit before faith can be born. However, there are attitude we must put on to receive the word of God.

What are the attitudes to recieving the word?

1. Joyful attitude
2. Desire to receive (details of this in previous edition).

3. Attitudes of meekness;

James 1: 21. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

To be meek means strength under control. It also means to be humble which is not been proud or haughty : not arrogant or assertive.

It takes humility to receive from God. The Bible said:

James 4: 6. But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Humility unlocked the tap of revelation to you. It makes you to put on the attitude of a child which is a mode of always hungry, always wanting more and then the tap of revelation opens up.

4.The attitude of readiness of mind: Your mind must be ready to receive the word of God! How we position our minds to a large extent determine if we can receive from the word of God or not. The Bible said:

Acts 17: 11. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

When you are ready to receive, God is willing to give! The Berea brethren were in possession of this attitude and they received the word of God with readiness! If we can possessed this attitude today we can easily receive revelation that build faith.

5. Receiving the word as truth (1Thes.2:13): A man may be use of God to bring the word to you, you must not see the word they are sharing as mere words rather consider it as the word of God containing the truth about God sent across to you.

Hence to receive word from anyone, you must first of all receive the vessel/servants God is using to bring the word and then you can now receive the word of God in their mouths. That was the secret of Galatians believers! The Bible said:

Galatians 4: 14. And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

They received the word of God because they received the man God was using to bring the word. Anytime you reject God’s sent men/servants that are to bring you word you automatically reject the word of God from Him to you.

In conclusion, our attitudes to the word, determine to a large extent our reception of the word! If you want to receive the word, then ensure there is an attitude of joy, desire, meekness, faith etc! The first sermon Peter preached(Acts 2:41) that brought 3,000 coverts to Jesus happened because they received him and recieve the word of God in his mouth.

Remember this; Heaven is real and hell is real. The decision of where to spend eternity begins now, give your heart to Jesus today.

Prayer points:

– Father thank you for your word to me today
– Lord help me to receive the word with meekness, joy and desperation for revelation in Jesus name.

Prophetic Declaration:

– I prophesy your time has come for a lifting power of God in the name of Jesus.
– Grace to recieve the sent word as well as the sent man, recieve it now in the name of Jesus.

From your brother Alex
God bless you real good.

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