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The Awesome Power of God’s Word

“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish what which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it” (Isa 55:11; KJV).

God spoke the word to bring creation in to being (Gen 1). “And God said, let there be light: and there was light” (v3). In Hebrews chapter 4 and verse 12 we read that God’s word is powerful, has energy is active, living, at work and effective. But notice the emphasis on the word being spoken or leaving God’s mouth to be effective. We need to believe and speak God’s word for it to produce results in our lives. We had to do this to be saved and it is the same for all of our ongoing faith walk: “for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Rom 10:10).

“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith” (Mark 11:23). Believe and speak to your mountains (problems, challenges, etc.), command them to move in Jesus name and they have to move.

Speak the word today.

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Trust God’s Word Today.

(1 John 5:14; KJV) "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to HIS WILL, he heareth us”. In this verse we read that we can make any request; as long as it is in accordance with God’s will. This means that we need to find out from the word what God’s will is. If we find that something is definitely God’s will, then we can pray with confidence that our prayer will be answered.

However, the apostle James warns us that if our prayers are selfish and greedy prayers they may not be answered (James 4:3). Having checked our motivation for praying, we need to follow this other instruction found in John’s gospel about prayer that we must ask in the name of Jesus. “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it” (John 14:13-14).

The apostle James wrote, in his epistle, that: “yet ye have not, because ye ask not” (James 4:2). God wants us to ask him for what we need, because he delights in giving us the desires of our hearts (Ps 37:4). Find his promise for your situation and trust God today. “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” (Mark 11:24).

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The Whole Truth

“Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him” (Deut 13:4; KJV). Our lives should line up with the word of God. We need to look into the word today and see if our lives, our thoughts, words and actions are on track. So often we look but only want to pull out our favorite words.

The word is truth (John 17:17), inspired by God (2 Tim 3:16) and his counsel for every aspect of our life (Pr 4:20-23). We can look into the word and it will encourage us as we see areas where we are lined up with it.  However, the word will also bring instruction and reproof if we are open to receive it (Pr 2:10-11). To grow in God, we need to allow his word to not only strengthen us and encourage us but also to challenge and change us. If we refuse, we will stagnate and be frustrated, going nowhere.

How often we have favorite words but the very next verse we gloss over because it is an ouch; a word that challenges our stubbornly held opinions where we do not want to change. It is only when we are open to God’s whole counsel that we can move on to be used by God and experience that true life of abundance (John 10:10).

Moving on in true revelation of God’s word is wonderful, going to new heights and places we have never been before. Let’s give God permission to open our eyes and ears to his word today and do a new thing in our lives. O my, how I want that, do you?

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"Be Careful what you are Hearing"

"If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be the measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath" (Mark 4:23-25; NKJ).

These 3 verses tell us that the amount of time and effort we put into reading, meditating and studying the word is equal to how much we get out of it; a sobering thought. Let’s have ears and eyes that truly hear and see what God is teaching us. Be encouraged by our passage above, we are shown that what we receive from the word will continually increase and time invested in God is never wasted; it always benefits us. “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success” (Joshua 1:8). I like the sound of that!

Time spent in God's word is always beneficial because God is watching over his word to perform it (Jer 1:12).

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Have You Been Tempted Today?

Before he started his ministry, Jesus fasted for 40 days and then he was immediately tempted by the devil (Matt 4:1-11). Satan appealed to Jesus’ physical hunger by tempting him to turn stones into bread. Jesus refused this temptation even though he must have been hungry. He countered this and each of the 3 temptations that the devil brought him, with the word of God.

In the second temptation satan tried to appeal to human vanity, suggesting that as Jesus was God’s son, he could throw himself off of the temple and God would rescue him. Again, Jesus countered with the word: “Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God” (Matt 4:7; KJV). Finally, satan appealed to the lust for power and prestige, offering Jesus authority over all the world if he would worship him (satan). But even at a time of physical weakness, Jesus was rock solid; quoting the word that man should serve and worship only God.

What can we learn from all of this? Well, Jesus was totally obedient to his heavenly Father. Satan will try to attack and tempt us to sin in our weakest moments and in the weakest areas of our lives. How do we put satan in his place? As he lies to us, we counter with the truth of the word. If he tries to talk you out of healing, through thoughts or people, speak those Bible verses on healing.

Jesus defeated satan at the cross and took all power and authority from him (Matt 28:18; Heb 2:14). As Christians we walk in Christ’s victory (1 Cor 15:57). Satan will try to test our resolve but we have to assert our victory by speaking the word. There is power in the word (Heb 4:12).

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