April 24, 2017
Matthew 18:18 MSG
Take this most seriously: A yes on earth is yes in heaven; a no on earth is no in heaven.
Fruits and vegetables are colourful. Some are green; others, red, yellow, purple, tan, and so on. Fruits are so colourful that colours are named after them — apple green, tomato red, artichoke, apricot. The plum fruit describes the plum colour, which is a deep shade of purple. Orange (the fruit) is orange (in colour), and tangerine is tangerine!
It gets even juicier with the fruity world of technology where apricot and tangerine are neither fruits nor colours, but rather, products. Cranberry is a device, Raspberry Pi is a little computer the size of a credit card. Strawberry is a UK-based server (Strawberry Global Technologies) while Greenplum is involved in data analysis. There are computers called Apple, phones known as Blackberry, a mobile phone once called Orange and a Microsoft software now named Mango…name it!
Names are powerful. Adam named the animals (Gen 2:20) and God didn’t change the names because “the earth He has given to the sons of men” (Psa 115:16). When you have desires and see that the Word makes provision for them, don’t keep quiet: name your desire over your career, your marriage, etc. When you speak, heaven agrees and earth obeys. Go on: name it!
CONFESSION: I declare that I am blessed, favoured and chosen by God.
PRAYER: I set into motion the process of perfection. Every good thing God has started in me is perfected.
FURTHER READING: Mat 18:18-19, Mark 11:23, Luke 1:37.