THE POWER OF THE WORD
“For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)
“Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.” (Job 22.28)
There is a place where we can come to; a place where we love and revere the precious Word of God; a place where our hearts are gripped with an unquestionable confidence in the integrity and power of God’s Word; a place where we esteem His Word above anything else; a place where the Word transforms our character, influences our thinking and guides our actions; a place where our hearts yearn and hunger for spiritual understanding that comes through the Word; a place where we long to see more of His majesty as revealed in the Scriptures; a place of pure delight in God’s Word; a place of God’s power.
We can never receive the fullness of God's power however, until we experience the power of His Word. As we study this topic, my prayer is that each one of us will experience the joy of understanding the power of God’s word according to Hebrews 4:12.
“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11)
THE SOURCE OF THE WORD
· God is the source of power and of His written Word. This makes the Word of God powerful. “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the Word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the Word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.” (1 Thessalonians 2:13) The Holy Bible is the written Word of the one true living God. There is special power in these words of God.
· God actually created the world by His Word. “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”(Hebrews 11:3) We understand that “the worlds were framed by the Word of God.” This universe was formed, constructed, shaped and fashioned by the words that God spoke. “Things which are seen were not made of things which are visible”—that is, the visible was made of things that are invisible. The natural came out of the spiritual. This is a powerful truth, which we need to grasp. The Word of God was the invisible, spiritual material that brought into existence the visible natural world. God also created the heavens by His Word. “By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made.”(Psalms 33:6)
· God continues to uphold the world and all things as they are by the power of His Word. “Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the Word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.” (Hebrews 1:3) Not only were all things created by the spoken Word of God but according to Hebrews 1:3 all things are also upheld by the Word. The entire universe is sustained, regulated and kept in order by the Word of God.