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The Word of God
Heaven and Earth Shall Pass Away but my words shall not pass away
God has chosen to communicate through creation, through special revelation, and through his Word. As we read the Scripture we are to understand this is what God has chosen to say and it is our responsibility to understand, to believe, and then to act on what He says.
He sends His Word to save, heal, and restore.
We cannot think of His Word as simply words on a written page. The Word is God breathed, alive, powerful, abel to judge our thoughts and the motivations of our heart, and it has the power to change us inwardly. We can and must submit our lives to the Word of God; it is the only foundation that will not fail. Heaven and earth will pass away but His Word will never pass away! We submit our heart to His Word that we might be saved, healed and renewed.
God's Power is Found in His Word
As we believe and act on the Word, the power of God is released inwardly to change and heal us. The Scripture describes the effect of his Word on our heart and mind. Prayerfully meditate on Psalms 19.
Psalm 19:7-11 (NIV)7 The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. 8 The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. 9 The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous. 10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. 11 By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
The Word of The Lord is Pure
The Word of God is pure in that it is without mixture (error), it is 100% true, and completely trustworthy. The Word rebuilds us inwardly and is the only sure foundation on which to build our life.
Proverbs 30:5 (NLT) 5 Every word of God proves true. He defends all who come to him for protection
Psalm 119:140 (NKJV) 140 Your word is very pure; Therefore Your servant loves it.
The Bible refers to the Word of God as:
- Book of the Lord
- Book of the Law
- Good Word of God
- Holy Scriptures
- Law of The Lord
- Oracles of God
- Scriptures of Truth
- Sword of the Spirit
- Word of God
- The Word
- Word of Christ
- Word of Life
- Word of Truth
The Word of God:
- It is to read publicly, searched, and expounded.
- It is to be written on our heart.
- It convicts of sin.
- It is not to be changed or added to.
The Word as Nourishment
The Lord says that man does not live by bread only but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. His Word is our food. We receive spiritual nourishment and strength as we eat His words. Our inward part can be fed and healed only by the Word of God. The Word is empowered by the Holy Spirit and is is designed to produce a desired end. God knows our frame, He knows our weaknesses and our problems, and He alone has the right answers; His Word is the medicine that heals our soul. The Word is unique in that it alone has the power fix us. The Word alone clearly sees our need and the Word alone is God's answer.
He sends His Word to heal us.
Psalm 107:20 (KJV) 20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Isaiah 55:8-11 (NIV) 8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
The Word perfects. (provides a finished product)
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV) 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works
The Word of God is incorruptible and will abide forever.
The Scripture informs us that the heavens and the earth will pass away, but the Word of the Lord endures forever. Wisdom tells us to give the Word position it deserves. Because it is the Word of God and not the word of man, we give it the ruling position within our mind and heart.
Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
1 Peter 1:22-25 (KJV) 22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: 25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
God bless you.