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 into being. He is the Word that was promised and spoken of 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 and pierces our hearts, dividing even the soul and the spirit. He touches all that is seen and unseen. He is the discerner of the thoughts and intents of our hearts. All that He is becomes alive and powerful in and through us. The Word of God is not just to be read, but to be 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.”

 

 

 

Pursuing Peace

Pursuing Peace

When we are confronted with disagreements that turn into arguments, our character is tested. Will we react the way Jesus would? Will His light still shine through? How do we walk the talk when what is talked about stirs up strife? Our ministry of reconciliation is often tested.

Even though it’s difficult to separate the person from the problem, it’s necessary when confronting conflict. Above all, we place Jesus in the forefront, always. As we focus on Him, we can focus on the person. During an argument, the person must remain more important to us than what is discussed. We can attack the problem, go through the pros and cons, and analyze a subject without attacking the person. The person matters more than the issue at hand.

In Christ, we can agree to disagree through the love we have for one another. We can lay aside our differences when we care about pursuing peace more than we care about being right. As we walk in the love of God and show His reality, He can do much more. Only the Holy Spirit can reveal and teach the truth. Let us pursue peace, from glory to glory! 

2 Corinthians 5:18 “Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation …”

 

 

 

Protection in Submission

Protection in Submission

As believers, we are called to minister to one another, bringing comfort and edification. It is important to remember that we are only vessels. God is the one who gives the increase to whatever we plant or water. Sometimes people we minister to may look at us like we are powerful. We must resist any word that tells us we are great or mighty. God alone gets the glory!

An anointed word will always point to the Lord. He is the one doing the work. We can do nothing for God without the Holy Spirit. When He manifests, there is a drawing to Jesus, to His love and grace. Satan uses pride and self-glorification to lead people to deception. Protection from deception comes through submission to God.

It is as we submit ourselves to God that we can resist the enemy. The very act of submitting to God is what resists the enemy. We submit by surrendering our will and our way to the Lord, and walk in the spirit, knowing and trusting that it’s all about Him, His will, and His way. We yield ourselves to Him, and let Him be, from glory to glory! 

James 4:6-7 “But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’ Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

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