Genesis, the book of beginnings, we read that God spoke his word to bring about
creation (Genesis 1). Think about this for a minute; it’s so easy to read and
not get the full impact of God’s word in this account of creation. God spoke through
the prophet Isaiah that his word does not return void but accomplishes his
purpose (Isa 55:11). God also said to the prophet Jeremiah: “I will hasten my
word to perform it” (Jer 1:12; KJV) Are we getting the picture? Gods word has
power to achieve what it states it will.
apostle Peter had been fishing all night and caught nothing (Luke 5:5-7). However,
at Jesus command he lowered the fishing nets again and caught a huge number of
fishes. A centurion in Luke 7:7 told Jesus to just: "say in a word, and my
servant shall be healed”. The servant was healed. There is no doubt that God's
word is very powerful
David said that God had magnified his word above his name (Ps 138:2). God's
word should be our delight according to Psalm 1:2 and if we meditate on the
word we will flourish (Josh 1:8). Meditation is a re-speaking of the word; it
is not just a mental activity.
should give great respect and attention to the word and line up our thoughts
and decisions with the word. Speak the word over your circumstances and watch
things change for the better. For example, if you need healing, find scriptures
on healing and speak them over your body, command your body to lineup with God’s
word, claim that healing. Believe healing is yours and experience the power of
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love Paul’s humility in 1 Cor 2:1-5. He gets to the very crux of the source and
power of Christianity. He says I came preaching the Gospel with fear and
trembling; speaking only God’s word, not man’s wisdom and not with elegance of
speech. Paul dared not insert himself but focused on Jesus; allowing the Spirit
to give him the words to share. He gave pre-eminence to the power of the word
of God to affect and change men’s hearts and lives. His preaching was
accompanied by clear demonstrations of the power of the Holy Spirit; signs
wonders and miracles.
preach, as the word is defined, is simply to proclaim, publish or herald. As
the word is preached, the Holy Spirit takes it, reveals it to the sensitive and
receptive heart and provides the power for the word to impact, bless and change
the receptive listener (1 Cor 2:10). Paul was bold enough to say that as we
preach in obedience to God and as directed by the Holy Spirit, then the father
will demonstrate his power among us.
word, his power, humility, fear of God and obedience, as exemplified in Paul’s life
and ministry, are a recipe for change. We really need to meditate on this and
get it down in our spirits.
are always so many areas in our lives that we feel a need for God to change. Often,
we get frustrated with our lack of progress. It is easy to want to try to do
the changing ourselves, with our own effort but this does not work. We need to
cooperate with God and allow him to do the doing.
what do we do? Well the word says the only work we need to do is to believe (John
6:29), to have faith; without faith we cannot please God (Heb 11:6). How does
faith come? Well, we all have faith (Rom 12:3) but our faith grows by hearing
the word (Rom 10:17). Everything in God’s kingdom is by faith, not human
effort. If we want to be all God wants us to be, to be changed, then we need to
be radical for him. God’s word is truth (John 17:17) and he tells us that if we
know the truth it will set us free in all areas of our lives (John 8:32).
talked to us through Moses and Joshua about being radical with the word. Moses
said God’s word must be in our hearts. He said to teach it to our kids all the
time, he said to write the word on our gates and doorposts (bathroom mirrors?),
to bind it on our hands and hang it before our eyes (Deut 6:6-9) (have it on
our computers?). Joshua said the word should always be in our mouths, we should
meditate it day and night (Josh 1:8) (have it playing in the car?). Now that’s
radical. But see what Joshua also said would happen if we were radical about
the word. He said that saturating in the word would cause us to do the word (be
changed) and that we would then have success and prosper. Wow, I want that, how
about you? Let’s do it. Let’s rest in God’s love (Matt 11:28-30), do our part
and see God work in us, through us and on our behalf. Have a blessed day in the
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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).
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).
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.
the word today.
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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.
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).
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
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