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I decided to share and expound this topic so we can gain sundry understanding of how much our perceptions and intelligence can be influenced by the Word of God. More below!

Reference: Psalm 62:11 Amplified Bible (AMP) "God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God."

Like I mentioned in the earlier parts of this topic, "Twice I have heard this" is a metaphorical reference or figurative expression, which simply means that when God has spoken, we should receive the Word and establish it in our heart. The New King James Version reads, "Receive, please, instruction from His mouth, And lay up His words in your heart" (Job 22:22).

As you pile up His words in your heart, by alacritous cogitation, the implication is that you are hearing it twice. By indication, you hear the Word twice as you invest your delight in it. To that effect, Psalm 1:2 reads, "But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night" (NKJV). So you are to continue long in the cogitative process, because that is God's desire for His children. In fact, through alacritous cogitation, God's people can exercise their faith in what He has spoken and assimilate the concepts.

According to Hebrews 4:12 (KJV), the Word of God is quick and powerful. The allusion or Scriptural expression designed to call this truth to mind is when Jesus said, "The Spirit gives life...The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life" (John 6:63 NIV). His versified statement implies that His word is spiritually rooted or divinely inspired, and when He speaks, it goes forth to animate the dictates. To that effect, Isaiah 55:11 reads, "So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it" (NIV). Got it? The Word as "Spirit" goes out of God's mouth to bring "life" to the particular notion embedded in it, which is expressive of the purpose for which it has been sent, otherwise, there will be little to no explanation for it in the physical realm.

When we cogitate on the Word, there is always some sort of interface between our spirit and the Word, and in the process, our mental faculties such as imagination, perception, will, memory, intuition and reasoning are quickened by it, and once the Word has fully pervaded the air space of those areas of faculty, we begin to improve exponentially - by the dictates, which in turn, will bring about a drastic change and advancement in our lives.

The Psalmist demonstrated the vital importance of this truth in Psalm 119:97 (NIV) which reads, "Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long." So when you hear the Word, do not shut the ears of your heart to it, but rather, hear it twice by receiving it into your spirit, otherwise, its benefits will not be realised in you. And when the aim and purpose of the Word is not the realised effect, what it means is that it is made non-life or non-effective, which denotes that its of no value, as pointed out in Hebrews 4:2 (NIV). Stay tuned for part 5. Shalom!

Scripture Reading - Job 33:14; John 8:47; Romans 10:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17.

Guided Prayer: Heavenly Father, I derive so much joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are properly written all over the tablet of my heart. The Scriptures are continually established in me by alacritous cogitation, and being very impactful in nature and certain in character, they influence my perception and intelligence, thereby empowering me to keep fulfilling my destiny in Christ, in Jesus' Name, Amen!


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