The miracle working power of the Word of God
When Paul left the disciples in Asia to go to Jerusalem he sent a message to the church at Ephesus warning them of dangerous doctrines to come and of people whom he described as savage wolves. He said they would come into the church bringing heresies not sparing the flock.
He also said that from themselves men would rise up speaking perverse things to draw away the disciples after themselves. (Acts 20:30).
Then Paul said, “So now, brethren, I commend you to God and the Word of His grace which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” (Acts 20:32).
The Word of God builds us up. As we believe it and act upon it then God moves mightily. It is that Word of God which gives us faith, strength, hope, joy and peace. Without that word in our heart we will never grow in the grace and love of God.
It has been my practice since my early childhood to read the Bible every day. God speaks to me as I do it. Some words spring out like rhema, that is something alive and it gives me faith, hope and belief.
In 1 Thessalonians 2:13 Paul writes, “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.”
Paul is saying that the Word of God actually works in us as we believe it. That is why we should regularly memorise some of that Word in order to fight the principalities and powers that are against us.
Jesus used the Word of God when He defeated the devil in the wilderness after 40 days of fasting (Matthew 4:1-11). Faith comes as we believe the Word. When we are in trouble we can hear the voice of God.
The word of God is not dead but alive!
“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.” (Hebrews 4:12).
Think about it. Here the Word of God as being described as a two edged sword which pierces between our soul and spirit, and joints and marrow. This means that it penetrates every part of our body driving out sickness and disease from our bones, joints and marrow as well as healing our emotions and human spirit.
Through that Word we have the gift of discernment which helps us as we minister to others. It shows us the thoughts and intents of their heart. It enables us to minister accordingly towards any deep-rooted problems which are causing sickness.
“The worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” (Hebrews 11:3).
God spoke and the heavens and earth were created. (Genesis 1).
As you read the Word of God and meditate upon it, your life will be changed. Give God the opportunity of doing so by reading, obeying and clinging to it and surely you will find a remarkable series of changes in your life as God opens the door to His blessings. I have proven this many times in my own life and you can do this as well.