The Word of God

The Word of God

The Word of God is not only the Bible; it’s one of the names of Jesus Christ. He is the Word of God. He is the only begotten son of the Father. He is the Word that spoke all things in creation into being. He is the Word that was promised and spoken by all the prophets. He is the Word that became flesh and dwelt among us.

The Word of God is living and powerful. He is the living Redeemer and Mediator, and He lives forevermore. He is the author and giver of all life. He is mighty, and we see that in all He created and holds in His hand; in all His miraculous works; in the supernatural manifestation of His love and grace.

He is sharper than any two-edged sword. By the words of His mouth and the power of His Spirit, He pierces our hearts, even to the division of soul and spirit. He touches all that is seen and not seen. He is the discerner of the thoughts and intents of our hearts. Through the Bible, the Word of God communicates to us, by His Spirit. All that He is becomes alive and powerful in and through us. The Word of God is not just to be read, but what is seen as it is lived. We are living epistles, from glory to glory!

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

 

The Power of the Word

The Power of the Word

The Word of God is powerful. God watches over it to perform His will in our lives. He waters it and increases His reality in amazing ways. It is so powerful it sustains us in times of need, and carries us through times of drought, trials and sorrows.

It’s encouraging for parents who have been praying for salvation and victory of the Word in their children’s lives. When the Word has been planted into their hearts at a young age, it will eventually bear fruit. No matter where they are, the Word is with them. They may not know it, but God is working on a better future for them. He will put laborers in their paths; and He will direct their paths. His will and His way will be accomplished in their lives as He patiently shines His light upon their darkness.

As we minister to others, the Lord uses us to plant or water the Word of God. We can trust God with the results. Even when we are not there to see it, we can depend on the faithfulness of God. We feed the seed of the life of Christ in the lives of others. Instead of addressing the darkness, we increase the light. Instead of expressing concerns about the issues, we express the Word of promise and the victory it carries to all those we meet. We pray without ceasing, from glory to glory.

Isaiah 55:10-11 For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

 

Fully Convinced

Fully Convinced

Abraham had hope even though the promise of God made no natural or logical sense. In Christ, hope is the complete expectation of coming blessings. We are not to waver through unbelief, but be strengthened in faith giving glory to God.

To be fully persuaded that what God has promised He is able to perform; we cannot walk by sight. At the age of eighty-six Abraham received the promise that he and his wife Sarah would have a child. Fourteen years later, he still believed God would fulfill His word. There is often a time gap between the spoken and the seen promises of God. Timing is not to be pondered when walking by faith. We do not look at any limitation, but at the unlimited potential we have in God. Abraham didn’t consider their weaknesses, but counted on the faithfulness of God. We do not reflect on what appears to be dead, but on the one who gives life. No circumstance should diminish our conviction. We are to be immovable at all times. It’s our believing, not our behaving, that matters most.

Our spirituality does not have to be complicated. We are to only believe. It’s the tendency to add to this one basic principle of faith that hinders our full persuasion. Doubt is often planted through others around us. It comes to cause us to vacillate, hesitate and no longer be fully convinced. We must shut out all voices opposite to God’s and stand firm in His Word, from glory to glory

Romans 4:20-21 “He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.”

 

A Sword

A Sword

Joe struggled with an addiction. The more he tried to be free, the more he realized how bound he really was. With every thought he had about quitting, he also thought of his addiction.  This continued until he learned to feed his spirit instead of focusing on his flesh. He couldn’t control the flesh without the spirit. He started reading the Word of God, hearing it in his car and during the night. He wrote the scriptures pertaining to healing and freedom and his divine identity on index cards and proceeded to memorize them. The Word worked! The Holy Spirit worked! Jesus set him free!

Feeding our spirits is so vital. We think daily of what we are going to eat in the natural to care for our bodies, but we may omit a daily spiritual feeding. The Word is like a hammer—it breaks through; as a fire, it refines; a mirror, it reflects; a lamp, it lights up and renews our mind. It’s a sword that separates and is able to divide the indivisible.

Transformation can be expected as God watches over His Word to perform it. The Word is the sword of Spirit. In order to set the captives free, God aligns His Spirit with His Word. His Kingdom is then manifested, from glory to glory!

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” 

 

Divine Encounters

Divine Encounters

The lame man at the gates was asking for alms from those who entered the temple. Day-by-day he received what he was asking for until one day he was blessed with what God knew he needed most, healing. In one moment his life changed. A divine encounter moved him from a lifelong place of incapacity to a place of total victory. The Lord has moments like this for all of us and touches us unexpectedly in miraculous ways.

The phone rings. It’s someone offering a job; we didn’t know they were aware of our search. We meet someone at a store while we are shopping for food, and they become a dear friend. An attendance at a worship service turns out to be a life changing experience taking us to a place of faith and purpose we didn’t know was possible. A visit to one person for one purpose turns out to be for something entirely different, like meeting our future mate or an opportunity for ministry.

The way Peter told the lame man, “look at us,” and his words carried so much power they brought forth attention and expectation for the extraordinary. He wanted him to look at them, not what they had in their hands. With it came forth the declaration of what could be done because of who Jesus is. When our eyes are upon the Lord instead of what He can do for us, astonishing things happen. The Lord meets us at the point of our need, not our wants. Regardless of how much faith we have, He is able to reach and touch us in miraculous ways, from glory to glory!

Acts 3:5-6 “So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them.Then Peter said, ‘Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.’ 

 

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