The Power of the Word

I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart (Psalm 40:8)

The Word of God is filled with creative power. It has the power to change your desires, to move you to change your behavior and life focus. David went from being an adulterous murderer to a person who delighted in God and in doing His will. What made the drastic change? The Word!

The Word of God contains in it the very power of God! Jesus said the words that I speak are spirit and life. Paul was preaching in Ephesus and a revival broke out. People were saved and Spirit-Filled. Many were set free from occult practices, burning their witchcraft wares. Paul remained there in Ephesus a good while and notice what caused the great change in the city: So mightily grew the Word of God and prevailed (Acts 19:20). The Word affected change a whole city!

The Word of God dwelling in you can change any area of your life from being flesh dominated to being spirit dominated! The catalyst is you and your will. Time spent ingesting the word will produce dividends of great change in your life and lifestyle. You could begin your own personal revival just by becoming involved with the Word! Draw near to God and He will draw near to you!

Notice the change the Word will bring as noted by these verses: How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word (Psalm 119:9).Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You (Psalm 119:11).The law of his God is in his heart; None of his steps shall slide (Psalm 37:31). Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth (John 17:17). That He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word (Ephesians 5:26). And we also especially thank God continually for this, that when you received the message of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of mere men, but as it truly is, the Word of God, which is effectually at work in you who believe, exercising its superhuman power in those who adhere to and trust in and rely on it (1 Thessalonians 2:13-Amplified).

Nothing has the power to change you like the Word. The enemy knows this and seeks to keep you occupied with other things so the Word is choked and doesn’t bear fruit. Outsmart him today! Get in the Word when you first awaken, then meditate on it throughout the day. You’ll find its superhuman power creating in you strength, ability, wisdom, love, and godliness. Loose the power of God in your life today by being a person of the Word!

4 thoughts on “The Power of the Word

  1. Pastor Mitch, I just read two of your blogs, one on marriage from ages ago and one I googled about Rom. 4:17.. they were both awesome- I so appreciate your thoughts… then I found the rest of your blog. Anyway, we live in South East Asia and love coming across 'helps' such as these, seeing as we have zero resources available to us here. This is when you love the WWW. 🙂
    Blessings over you and your ministry, may it increase.
    Jennifer Kruse and family

  2. Pastor Mitch.

    First off, good word. However, I have heard teaching which in effect states that you cannot act on God's Word as it is written (The Logos) until God makes it a Rhema to you. In other words, it's no matter that we have over 7000 promises they are no good until the Holy Spirit makes those verses alive to you.

    Personally, I believe the Word (the Logos) is already quickened. And, as you said, if we meditate, quote it, get it in our spirit and act on it, it will release the life the is already in it.

    What do you say about this tendency in charismatic circles about making too sharp of a distinction between Logos and Rhema? The better lexical aids show that these are almost synonyms.

    Thanks!

  3. Gary, I agree with you that the Word is alive! The Logos will become Rhema if we take it to heart by meditation. Speaking the Word, though it is at first unclear and to some degree distant, will eventually make it personally alive! See Mark 11:23.

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