THE WORD PROVES TRUE AND STANDS SURE - PART 1
SATURDAY 18 DECEMBER 2021
The Word of God revivifies because it is powerful, active, living and enduring. And as Christians, we have been reborn by the Word and the Spirit of God, because the Spirit is never absent from the active Word. The Bible says, "For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God" (1 Peter 1:23 NIV). This confirms that the Word is an imperishable seed, which stands and lives forever.
Reference: Isaiah 40:8 English Standard Version (ESV) "The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever."
The Word of God is a gracious gift and a precious treasure from God. It is a divine revelation through which God communicates the mysteries of the Kingdom and the good news of the knowledge of Christ to all people. The Scripture is the written form of the revealed "divine" truth, known as the "Logos" and it provides us with an enduring witness to "God-breathed" through the Holy Spirit (see 2 Timothy 3:16 NIV).
When the written Word is spoken over your life, as well as, when its activated through your mouth as word(s) of prophesy inspired by Spirit of God, it becomes a "Rhema" word. Simply put, a rhema word is the spoken Word of God in line with the logos (written Word of God). By faith, we believe and declare the Word and then experience it, as it comes to pass in our lives. This is why in 2 Corinthians 4:13 (BSB), 'It is written: "I believed; therefore I have spoken." Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak.'
Proverbs 30:5 (ESV) says, "Every word of God proves true." When you believe the Word and speak it by faith, God will defend His Word if you stand firm and remain strong in faith. What does it means by every Word of God proves true? It implies that the spoken Word must be tested. Don't ever believe and speak the Word and then relax, waiting for it to come to pass. As long as it came through the Scriptures or through prophecy or by engaging the Spirit of God through personal communications, that Rhema Word will be tested.
What will test the Rhema Word? Events, unbelieving people or doubters, circumstances, trials, tribulations and persecutions. In Matthew 15:12-14, when Jesus released some spoken words, the disciples came to Him and said, "Are You aware that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?" But Jesus replied, "Every plant that My heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by its root. Disregard them..." Beloved you must learn to ignore or disregard the unbelieving people when the Word is spoken over your life or activated by your mouth. Why? Doubters don't deserve attention when God has spoken. Instead, full and conscious attention must be given to what God has said as you water it with thanksgiving and faith-filled responses continually.
Just as our referenced Scripture confirmed that "The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever", Jesus equally assures us that every plant our heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by its root. Doubtful people and words or negative concerns are not worthy of notice because during the Word test, doubters and unbelieving ones represent grass or unwanted plants. 1 Peter 1:24-25 (NIV) reads, 'For, "All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers in the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever."' Therefore refuse to give up because the Word surely proves true.
By comparing the reaction of the flesh, doubtful words and negative responses to the Rhema Word, Isaiah 40:6-8 (NKJV) says, "All flesh is grass"....The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the Lord blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever." When the Word has been tested by events, circumstances, trials, tribulations and persecutions, and you remain strong in faith, all will see it come to pass in your life, because the mouth of the Lord has spoken. Stay tuned for part 2. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - 2 Samuel 7:28; 1 Kings 17:24; Psalm 119:160; Revelation 22:6.
Exuberant Declaration: The Word of God from my lips is not lifeless. It is spoken with power to establish its dictate and effect desired change regardless of varying circumstances. The enduring potency of the Word in enforcing its instructions is evident in my life in ascending gradation in glory. Gracefully, every rhema word uttered concerning me proves true as I remain strong in faith, giving glory to God. Hallelujah!