God’s Word is powerful. It is Truth. It is Jesus.
Jesus is the Word. He is Truth and He is Life. He gives me life by His sacrifice, by His Blood shed for me. I kneel before Him, seeking forgiveness and redemption.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. John 1:1-4
He is my life-giving bread and water. From Him, I will never hunger nor thirst. He is Life.
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.’” Matthew 4:4 (CAPS from Deuteronomy 8:3)
“Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38
Jesus came to live among men. They saw the power of the Word. When Jesus spoke, they felt the passion of the Word. Jesus spoke and the waters calmed, the lepers healed, the dead arose. He was and is the Living Word.
“Never compare this Book with other books. Comparisons are dangerous. Never think or say that this Book contains the Word of God. It is the Word of God. It is supernatural in origin, eternal in duration, inexpressible in value, infinite in scope, regenerative in power, infallible in authority, universal in application, inspired in totality. Read it through. Write it down. Pray it in. Work it out. And then pass it on.” —Smith Wigglesworth (8 June 1859 – 12 March 1947)
The Word is not just biblical history but is living and active this very day.
For the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
Nancy Guthrie writes, “The Word of God offers us power and perspective. Its truth brings comfort, not confusion. It is substantial, not merely sentimental. It is true, not trite.”
The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is Thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward. Psalm 19:8-11
The Word cleanses us by His blood, His sacrifice. Once paid…and for all.
But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105
LORD, I come to You this day, seeking Your Way, Your Truth, Your nourishment, YOur love. May I seek Your Truth and find it. I pray that I may discern truth from deceit. May I see and hear Your Truth with clarity. May I speak in honesty and with forbearance. May my words be Yours. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14) I love You so. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
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graphic: “God’s Word is…” by Smith Wigglesworth @ Craig T. Owens
Nancy Guthrie, author of “Book of Hope”, quote from page 353
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