Posts Tagged ‘Bow your ear’

Keep Your Shield and Sword Anointed!

March 23, 2017

Ephesians 6:16-17 AMPC … Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].
17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.

Faith comes by hearing and
Hearing by the word of God  –
Ro 10:17
Keep your Shield and Sword ready
Ready for battle.

The Holy Spirit empowered word
Stronger than a lion
Sweeter than honey –
Jdg 14:18
Not only preserves{anoints} your shield of faith –
Is 21:5
It is a powerful offensive weapon
=> the sword of the Spirit! –
Eph 6:17

Keep your Shield and Sword anointed
=>with the Holy Spirit empowered word!

Proverbs 22:17-19 AMPC … Listen (consent and submit=obey){Bow your ear} to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge; For it will be pleasant{pleasing} if you keep them in your mind [believing them]; your lips will be accustomed to [confessing] them. So that your trust (belief, reliance, support, and confidence) may be in the Lord, I have made known these things to you today, even to you.
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The anointing destroys yokes! –Is 10:27
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Word Study
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From NetBible Is 21:5
Prepare the table, Set a watchman in the tower, Eat and drink. Arise, you princes, Anoint the shield!

  • *Smearing{anointing} the shields with oil would make them more flexible and effective in battle
  • * a warrior’s shield that was in normal use would have to be anointed regularly in order to ensure that the leather did not become dry{hard} and brittle. 2Sa 1:21

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From NetBible Eph 6:17

  •  sword of the Spirit, which is the word[4487] of God = rhema: in the moment spoken utterance

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Answer to Samson’s Riddle Judge 14:18:
“What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?”

The Lord’s words are sweeter than honey!
How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! -Ps 119:103

The Spirit of the LORD’s empowerment is stronger than any lion
And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him(Samson), and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done. -Jdg 14:6

=> His Holy Spirit empowered word

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From NetBible Pro 22:17
Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your heart to my knowledge

 

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Walk in Christ

August 2, 2015

2 Corinthians 5:7 AMP
For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.

Yesterday contemplating what it means to walk by faith led to a previous post. This added more thoughts to what it means to walk by faith.

From yesterday Walk by Faith:
Walk by faith with the Lord – not by sight and
=> You will be given eyes to see even in the dark.

From previous post Be Transformed below:
Walk by faith = Walk in Christ
= Walk in union, conformity and obedience to Him
(not the world)

Then
=> not only will you be given eyes to see in the dark
=> you will be transformed
=> growing in faith
=> strong and vigorous in His truth
=> overflowing(blooming) in thanksgiving to the Lord Jesus!

Walk by faith
=>Faith comes by hearing and obeying the word of Christ.

Romans 10:17 NASB
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ

From NetBible Ro 10:17

  • word[4487]rhema= uttered by the living voice

Proverbs 22:17-19 AMP
17 Listen (consent and submit) to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge;
18 For it will be pleasant if you keep them in your mind [believing them]; your lips will be accustomed to [confessing] them.
19 So that your trust (belief, reliance, support, and confidence) may be in the Lord, I have made known these things to you today, even to you.

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Related:
Walk by Faith{prayer}

From Be Transformed:

Colossians 2:6-7 AMP
6 As you have therefore received Christ, [even] Jesus the Lord, [so] walk (regulate your lives and conduct yourselves) in union with and conformity to Him.
7 Have the roots [of your being] firmly and deeply planted [in Him, fixed and founded in Him], being continually built up in Him, becoming increasingly more confirmed and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and abounding and overflowing in it with thanksgiving.

From NetBible Col 2:6 & 2 Cor 5:7

  • walk[4043] = continue to live in obedience to, to make progress/grow in

From NetBible Col 2:7

  • rooted[4492] = to strengthen with roots, to render firm,
    to fix, establish, cause a person or a thing to be thoroughly grounded
  • built up[2026] = To finish the structure of which the foundation{Christ} has already been laid, to give constant increase in knowledge and in a life conformed to Christ
  • established[950] = to make firm, sure, strong
  • overflow[4052] = abound, be in excess
    *abounding is used of a flower going from a bud to full bloom.
  • thankfulness[2169] = gratitude, actively grateful

Colossians 2:6-7 NLT
6 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to Him.
7 Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all He has done.

 

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Bow Your Ear

August 24, 2013

Isaiah 50:4The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.

From NetBible Isa 50:4

  • learned[03928] = taught, discipled, instructed
  • wakens[05782] = rouses, to be triumphant
    – from primitive root (rather identical with [05783] through the idea of opening the eyes)
  • to hear[08085] = listen(attentively) to obey, to perceive(intelligently) by ear

This sounds very similar to the instruction to bow your ear.

Bow your ear to hear and apply wisdom

From: Bow Your Ear{prayer}

Proverbs 5:1-2 AMP … My son, be attentive to my Wisdom [godly Wisdom learned by actual and costly experience], and incline your ear to my understanding [of what is becoming and prudent for you] … That you may exercise proper discrimination and discretion and your lips may guard and keep knowledge and the wise answer [to temptation].
KJV … bow thine ear

  • Bow your ear is the opposite of listening without application.
  • Bow you ear, humbly desire to hear and apply wisdom
    –> so that you may act with foresight & speak with insight!

Listening ears, ears that are bowed towards the Lord:

  • Listen like one being taught, discipled
  • Humbly desire to hear and apply the wisdom they hear
  • Intelligently perceive – eyes are opened
  • Yield an instructed tongue
  • Yield a word that sustains the weary

Proverbs 15:23 AMP … A man has joy in making an apt answer, and a word spoken at the right moment—how good it is!

Proverbs 22:17-19 AMP … Listen (consent and submit){Bow your ear} to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge; For it will be pleasant{pleasing} if you keep them in your mind [believing them]; your lips will be accustomed to [confessing] them. So that your trust (belief, reliance, support, and confidence) may be in the Lord, I have made known these things to you today, even to you.

Proverbs 25:11-12 AMP … A word fitly spoken and in due season is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Like an earring or nose ring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise reprover to an ear that listens and obeys.

Related:
Apples of Gold{angelfire}
Pierced Ears{blog}
Bow Your Ear{prayer}

He Who Has Ears!

April 13, 2010

Amos 8:11
Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord GOD, “That I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water, But of HEARING[08085] {to hear intelligently, perceive, understand, obey} the words of the LORD.

These days are here …

 

What is deception? Is it not believing a lie because the truth is not
perceived —- intelligently heard?

Proverbs 2:1-5
My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, 2SO that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; 3Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, 4If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; 5 Then you will *understand[0995] the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

*understand[0995] – biyn
To perceive, discern, to understand, know (with the mind)

——> In order to see and believe the Son, you must receive His words and treasure His commands
——> If you do not receive His words and treasure His commands your ears will not be open
——> You will not understand{with your mind} the fear of the LORD or find the knowledge of God.

 

He who has ears, let him hear!Mark 4

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Related:
To the Thirsty
True Food and True Drink
Famine of Hearing

Famine of Hearing

March 12, 2010

Amos 8:11-14
Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord GOD,
That I will send a famine on the land,
NOT a famine of bread,
NOR a thirst for water,
But of HEARING the words of the LORD.
12 They shall wander from sea to sea,
And from north to east;
They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the LORD,
But shall not find it.
13 “ In that day the fair virgins
And strong young men
Shall faint from thirst.
14 Those who swear by the sin of Samaria,
Who say,

 

‘ As your god lives, O Dan!’
And, ‘As the way of Beersheba lives!’
They shall fall and never rise again.”

The judgement for not eating the true bread{not discriminating what we eat} — seems to be a famine for hearing the words of the LORD.

It’s not a famine of bread, it’s a famine of hearing …

The true bread is pure, tried and tested; it contains no mixture.

Psalm 12:6
The words of the LORD are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.

They shall wander … They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the LORD, but shall not find it. ……

Mark 4:24-25 NKJV
Then He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure[measuring rod, standard of judgment] you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. 25 For whoever has[takes hold of, eats], to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.”

Mark 4:24-25 AMP
And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you–and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.

 

25For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away [by force],

What you eat affects what you hear.