This Message was preached By: Pastor Tunde Bakare.
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Topic: Let’s Roll The Stone From The Well’s Mouth.
Text: Genesis 29: 1-10, Proverbs 10:11, Song of Solomon 4:1-16.
If you think right and talk right you will live right.
As a man thinks in his heart so he is. Although it is said that thought is the father of action, the occurrence of an accident makes an exemption of the axiom.
There is no sin committed without first thinking about it, Mark 7: 20-23.
The same goes for the word we speak, Proverbs 18:21.
You create your own atmosphere by the words you speak, by releasing the power of your tongue.
In order to think right, talk right and live right we must prioritize God’s Word in our hearts, mind, thoughts and what we speak, Proverbs 4: 20-21, Proverbs 13:13, Proverbs 16:20.
We must guide our hearts and mouth, Proverbs 4: 23-27, Matthew 12: 33-37.
Don’t bear the title, bear the fruit, Matthew 15:18-20, Luke 6: 43-49.
The Lordship of Jesus Christ is the Lordship of His Word.
Whether you built your house on the rock or sand there is no guarantee that a storm will not come.
If Jesus is not the Lord over your life, you expose yourself to the elements.
As you guard your heart with all diligence and do not allow it to be a liability but a great asset, so you must guard your mouth because they are connected.
When your heart is well informed, your tongue and mouth will be guided accordingly, Proverbs 16:23, Proverbs 21:23.
Prayer from Psalm 141: 3-4.
Why the righteous will not be shaken:
-He fears the Lord and takes delight in His commands, Psalm 112:1-4.
-He is gracious and full of compassion. He guides his affairs with discretion and therefore light will arise for him in darkness, Isaiah 58:6-11.
-He will be in everlasting remembrance, Psalm 112:6-8.
The prayer of a conscientious and consummate Nation Builder, Nehemiah 13:14, 22, 28-31, Malachi 3:16-18, Romans 4:18(TPT).
Introduction to the Message.
This message is an invitation to a fortuitous journey to the people of the East as their metaphor and oriental imagery were borrowed to weave a usual tapestry for Effective Communication.
William Cowper says God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform, and His purpose will ripen fast unfolding every hour.
The book of Esther is a pointer to things that cannot be explained about God. Such things are called coincidences.
But coincidence happens when God is working anonymously behind the scene.
Three seemingly unrelated scriptures, Genesis 29: 1-10, Proverbs 10:11 and Song of Solomon 4:1-16 were used as metaphors and allegories to weave the tapestry of the message.
God has metaphors to describe things, and when it happens we consider it as coincidence not knowing that we are walking in the path that God has mapped out. How one gets to such a path would look like a total mistake.
It was a blunder for David to be interested in Bathsheba.
What was wrong was the killing of Uriah not the marrying of Bathsheba. God knows how to sort it out if David had let Him.
God knows the egg of Solomon is in Bathsheba and the seed of Solomon is in David. It should be noted that Solomon was the fourth child Bathsheba had for David. The two of them repented before God.
Bathsheba wrote about the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31, and David penned Psalm 51 so as to know how to get back to God after you have run away from Him.
Just like the meeting of Rebekah and Eliezer by the well was not a coincidence, the meeting of Jacob and Rachel at the well was also not a coincidence, Genesis 24, Genesis 29: 1-10.
In plain language, let’s roll the Stone from the well’s mouth is the effective use of our new tongue.
What we say and how we say it can have a life-changing impact on us and others around us.
Your comments can extinguish anger or escalate it. Proverbs 15:1. Whenever we are angry or encounter one who is angry there is a choice to make. The choice we make can make us better than the mighty or make us just like fools, Proverbs 16: 3, Ecclesiastes 7:9.
Anger is the injury we do to ourselves for the misdeed of others.
Anger is the wind which blows out the lamp of the mind – Robert Green Ingersoll, Proverbs 22: 24-25, Proverbs 14:29, Proverbs 15:1-2.
Abigail deployed Effective Communication to turn off the anger of David and his mighty men, 1 Samuel 25: 21-35. That was the stone that was rolled away from the well’s mouth.
Your communication can wound others or heal them, Proverbs 12:18. The words of Abigail brought healing to David but the words of Nabal provoked David, 1 Samuel 25:2-23, 21-22.
What comes out of your mouth when you are angry? You either handle it carefully and become mightier than the mighty or be the companion of fools.
Your communication can save a life or take a life, Proverbs 18:4, 6-8, 21. Esther deployed Effective Communication, Esther 5. Proverbs 16:7.
Your communication can bring light to others.
Everything said and demonstrated by Abigail and Esther is examples of people who effectively communicated by turning off the wrath of anger, removing annihilation of people and setting a new order because the stone is rolled away from the mouth of the well, Proverbs 15:4.
Trees are not only alive, they provide life and shade. Their leaves provide us with oxygen to breathe, their fruits provide us with food to eat and their roots provide stability to the soul.
We need a new tongue that Christ only can give. A natural man that has not tasted salvation, who is not a New Creation is yet to be given a new tongue, James 3:1-12.