KEY SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 30:19 NHEB” I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you, life and death, the blessing and the curse: therefore choose life, that you may live, you and your descendants;”
When Moses was coming to the end of his ministry, the Lord instructed him to tell the people of Israel to make a choice between death and life, success and failure, blessing and cursing. God does not impose these things on any one. He has set them before us to make our choice. He has shown us by His word what it means to make the choice for life. Please throw away all these traditions of men and human ideologies that teach that God has appointed blessings for some and curses for others, and consider fully what God has said. Choosing life is not just about saying you choose life, but there are certain actions you would have to take.
Deut 30:20 shows the process of making the choice for life. Deut 30:20 NHEB” to love the LORD your God, to obey his voice, and to cling to him; for he is your life, and the length of your days; that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. “This verse gives a few verbs that instructs us on what to do to partake of life.
1 Love the Lord your God
2 Obey His voice
3.Clinch or Cleave to Him.
He added that, for He is your life. A good look at the verse shows that we must focus on God. We must love Him with all our heart, mind and strength. He says we must also obey His voice. If you disobey His voice you are choosing curses. We must do whatever He tells us to do. We must follow his ways and do as He would do. The third point is to cleave unto the Lord. This word has the idea of gluing two papers together. They become simply inseparable. We must depend totally on the Lord.
I will list a number of practical steps that you may take, that will mean you have chosen life.
1.Make up your mind to choose life. Deut 30:19
2.Be always JOYFUL and thankful. Phil 4:4
3 BE a church addict PS 92:13-14
4.Honour your parents Eph 6:2-3
5.Feed on the word of God Prov 4:20-22
6. Use your tongue to create life for yourself. Prov 18:20,21
7.Make sacrificial giving to God Proverbs 13:8,
8.Be a soul winner. Luke 12:8-9
AS you diligently do these practical steps, it means you have chosen life, and the devil cannot take your life or put sicknesses or curses on you.
I have chosen life and blessing, because I love the Lord God with all my heart. I do all that He has commanded, and cleave totally unto the Lord. I have a very long life and I fulfill my days in Jesus name.
Proverbs 18:20 NHEB” A man’s stomach is filled with the fruit of his mouth. With the harvest of his lips he is satisfied. Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.”
Ephesians 6:2 KJV” Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth”.