16. The power of God's Word

Last week we spoke about the will of God. And we saw that God's will is that we do good, that we pray without ceasing and that we should rejoice and give thanks in everything. His ultimate will is that all who believe in His Son should have eternal life and that all will come together in His Son, Jesus Christ and be like Him. That is God's will for us all. Then I spoke about reading God's Word in order for Him to give you specific direction in your life and individual situation. So today I would like us to have a look at what God's Word means to us today according to Scripture itself:

"For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the Word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the Word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe." 1 Thessalonians 2:13

"It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are Spirit, and they are life." John 6:63

"Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the Word of God which lives and abides forever." 1 Peter 1:22, 23

You have been born again through the Word of God. The seed of the Word of God was planted within you and you were born again. The Word of God therefore physically lives within you. And the more of the Word you read, the more you grow. And then the Word will work effectively and it will minister Spirit and life to your body. It will really change you from within.

I have truthfully experienced this. The more of His Word I read, the more I feel the love and the joy of the Lord growing within me. If I read His Word with an open heart, I receive so much and He becomes more and more real to me. Curry Blake tells how the Word ministers to your brain and how life and more life flow in there. It actually keeps you healthy and young; it is the best medicine to take. That is why Proverbs 4:20-22 says:

"My son, give attention to My words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to all their flesh."

Derrick Prince tells of how he contracted a disease during the second world war. (He did say what it was, but unfortunately I cannot remember now). You might imagine the type of health care that was present during that time, and he wasn't given much hope. Then he read these verses in Proverbs and he decided to take the Word of God as his medicine three times a day after meals. He diligently did that. He read the Word and purposely decided to believe what it says. He continued with his daily medicine of God's Word and he was totally healed from his disease and he went on to minister to hundreds of thousands during his lifetime. He testifies how the Word of God healed him.

And this is true of us today still. His Word has so much power; it has the ability to turn our lives around. And yet it is the one book we don't always make time for. Maybe 5 minutes before we go to bed at night and maybe 3 verses during church at Sunday. My friend, that is not enough. God tells us to keep His Words within sight, to keep it within our hearts, to give our attention to it and to listen to what it says. We have to look upon His Word and hear what He wants to say to us. And we need to believe His Word and to take what He says and apply it to our lives. That is when true change happen.

Decide today that His Word is living and breathing. It is the bread you cannot live without. Keep it close, keep it dear and follow its instructions. You will experience His life being ministered to you, you will feel His peace transcending deep within your soul and you will feel His joy lifting you up to new heights. Come and experience His Kingdom, manifesting through His Word.

Thank you Father that Your precious Word is so widely available to us. Thank you that we can read Your Word and experience Your life flowing through our veins. Thank you for the privilege of having Heavenly medicine for every problem we might have. We praise Your Name. Amen

2 comments for “16. The power of God's Word”

  1. Gravatar of RonelleRonelle
    Posted Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 8:58:28 AM

    This is sooo true! We have started learning verses and even Ps 91 by heart, and repeat it every day. We are so much healthier. Praise His name!

  2. Gravatar of barbarabarbara
    Posted Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 6:29:18 PM

    Amen. Indeed the Word of God is life.

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