John 7:45-46 “Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him? The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.”
He spoke and light came out of darkness. He said the word and the worlds were formed. Every intricacy of the human body was formed by clay being breathed upon. He spoke and the storm was made calm, the dead were raised and lepers healed. He spoke and the blind received sight, the dumb spake and the deaf to hear. Never man spake like THIS man.
Not only is this world subject, but the whole spiritual realm is subject to His voice and His Word. Satan came before God and the Father suggested the devil to consider His servant Job. God gave clear guidelines for what happened and through the whole ordeal, God revealed in Job a righteous man’s character, spirit and love for his God.
You can take God at His Word:
Isaiah 55:11 “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
Simply put, He says what He means and means what He says. It can bring confidence to the worrisome heart; cause doubt and fear to flee and bring peace where once was trouble.
The centurion believed wholly that just speaking the word that his servant would be healed.
Matthew 8:8-9 “The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.”
The key to seeing that kind of power in our life is faith. Acting on what God said He would do is elemental in allowing the power of God to be revealed in our life. The centurion understood the chain of command and the authority ot carried. Anyone who has served in the military knows this. But having the faith to believe that God will do what He said He will do carries weight.
Jairus was told by Jesus that his daughter would be healed if he just believed. He may felt his faith small or insignificant when he replied;
Mark 9:23-24 “Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.”
If we, with trembling hearts would cry out to God to fill the void in our faith; to scatter the clouds of doubt, to shed light on the darkness of unbelief; we might well see the hand of God move as it has for countless others who, in simple faith trusted that God will and can do all that He says He will do.
Memorizing God’s Word; hiding it in our hearts has a promise attached to it:
Psalm 119:9-11 “BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
As we age, memorization has it’s challenges. But even God’s word can help us with that as well. He said;
Joel 2:25 “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.”
For much of my 31 years before I came to Christ, I was well on my way to becoming a full blown alcoholic. Many brain cells died at my hands from drunken abuse. I suffered from arrested development – the halting of maturity due to abuse (drugs or alcohol) that sidesteps taking responsibility for adult decisions.
Effectively, when I got saved at age 31, I had to deal with the results of my bad decisions with the maturity of an 18 year old. I used alcohol to escape my problems and making decisions. When sobriety came, the decision remained to be made but with the consequences of delaying the decision in the first place. Essentially, I had to grow up.
God’s Word and His promises were there to comfort me when what I was facing became difficult. Praying; knowing that He hears me and is interested in revealing Himself to me becomes a welcome time of solace, peace, rest, instruction and fellowship. But the key to allowing that time to become more precious is waiting for the answer.
We hold words to songs, well-written literature, and poems in high regard because of how they speak to our soul. But, oh, when the Word of God can so impress upon our spirit the power and presence of our Heavenly Father and His love for us; I can praise Him most sincerely from a heart overwhelmed with love for Him!
The language and beauty of the King James Bible has been unparalleled, unequaled and has stood the test of time. WHAT God said and HOW He said it matters; so much so, that He said of His Word;
Matthew 5:18 “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”
Not one piece of punctuation will pass from the very place God placed it will ever pass until what He said is fulfilled. Now, that is power! Pray today that God would dispel all the doubt and skepticism of unbelief in our hearts and replace it with a firm conviction that all that God has said will come to pass.