The Power of the Word
John 1 : 1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
God has given us the most precious gift which is the Word of God. Because God is still speaking to us and interacting with us through His Word. Many people used to say that they cannot believe in God because they cannot see Him. Yes, of course, it is not possible to see God with our physical eyes, but we can still see God through His Word. For God manifests Himself through the Bible.
In 2 Timothy 3 :16, 17 says that Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
[The Word of God is living and active]
Hebrews 4 :12. For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Yes the word of God is living and active and has a tremendous power to change our lives. For the word of God is living and active, it is sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
The Word of God has power to destroy the enemy, Satan as Paul said in Ephesians 6 :17 that the word of God is the sword of the Spirit. Yes, we have a strong weapon to demolish the Satan's schemes, which is the Word of God.
You know very well that Jesus was using the Word of God when He was tempted by Satan in the wilderness. You should know that the devil is very knowledgeable on the Word of God. This is very challenging fact that Satan is also using the Word of God to tempt us. But Jesus was able to defeat the devil's temptations by the power of God's word.
Let us take a look how Satan used the Word of God.
Matthew 4 : 3, 6, 9
3.The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."
6."If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down. For it is written: "`He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone."
9. "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me."
And how Jesus defeated the devil's attacks.
Matthew 4: 4, 7, 10
4. Jesus answered, "It is written: `Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."
7. Jesus answered him, "It is also written: `Do not put the Lord your God to the test."
10. Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: `Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only."
We should not be ignorant on the Word of God if you are to win the Spiritual battle in your life. Yes, Satan is always trying to destroy Christians and the church. This is the very reason that we should be equipped with the Word of God.
[Blessed is tha man who delights and meditates on the Word of God day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water]
1. Psalm 1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.
2. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
3. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
Yes, these are the reasons why we should meditate on the Word of God day and night. First of all, God manifests His attitudes through His Word, we can find who God is thru the Bible.
Second, we can defeat the devel's attacks thru the Word of God.
Finally we can be blessed by the meditation of the Word of God.
I pray that you will be blessed like a tree planted by the water, so that your life will be like an evergreen tree through the Word of God.