“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart.” Romans 10:8

Memorize the Scriptures
Jesus said that “we do not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Father”. Jesus in fact countered Satan’s attacks on Him in the wilderness by quoting scripture. Nothing pays greater spiritual dividends than memorizing Scripture.
  • Your prayer life will be strengthened.
  • Your witnessing will be more effective.
  • Your counseling will be in demand.
  • Your outlook will change.
  • Your mind will become more alert.
  • Your confidence will be enhanced.
  • Your faith will be solidified.
Even if you’ve tried memorizing Scripture and given up, try again using these seven simple steps:
(1) Choose a time when your mind is 
free from outside distractions; this is very important [read Mark 4 about the parable of the Sower and the Seed].
(2) Learn the reference by repeating it every time you say the verse. Numbers are more difficult to remember than words.

(3) Read each verse through several times – both in a whisper and aloud. Hearing yourself say the words helps cement them in your mind.

(4) Break the passage into its natural phrases. Learn the reference, then the first phrase. Then repeat the reference and the first phrase as you go to the second phrase. Continue adding phrases one by one.

(5) Learn a little bit perfectly, rather than a great deal poorly. Don’t go on to the next verse until you can say the previous one perfectly.

(6) Write it on a 3×5 card and carry it with you. Review the verse immediately. Twenty to thirty minutes later repeat what you’ve memorized. Before the day has ended, firmly fix the verse in your mind by going over it fifteen to twenty times. (You can do this as you drive or do your job).

(7) Use the verse orally in your interaction with others as soon as possible. The purpose of Scripture memorization is a practical one [This Truth IS Transformational], not academic. Use the verse in conversation, in correspondence, in everyday opportunities. Relate what you’ve learned to your daily situation. You’ll be thrilled with the results.

Jer 3: 9-10

Joshua said to the Israelites, Come near, 
hear the words of the Lord your God.
Joshua said, Hereby you shall know that the living God is among you and that He will surely drive out from before you the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites, and Jebusites [the enemies of Israel].

Jesus said that you shall know the Truth [Word of God] and the Truth shall set you free.
Remember it is the Truth you know that will set you free. From my experience knowing comes from:
  • Reading the Word of God, then
  • Meditating on the Word of God, then
  • Believing the Word of God [Applying Faith to what God says][agreeing with God], then
  • Applying it to our lives
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May God richly bless you through the reading of His Word!