Discipleship Series – Week 4 – The Power of His Words

Every single one of God’s word’s come with creative power. He created us in His image and His likeness and gave us the ability to speak. 

 

2 Cor 13:1. Tells us that every word shall be established in the mouth of two or three witnesses. 

 

There is so much in the Bible. God Almighty gave us thousands of promises that are yes and amen in Christ Jesus. 

 

Jesus is one witness, and you make two.

 

When you take the promises of God and meditate on them until your heart is in agreement with them, you will see them manifest in your life. 

 

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. – Romans 4:21

 

Faith is being fully persuaded in God’s ability and goodness. But it doesn’t come overnight; it comes by meditating on the Word day and night, and as you learned in week one, that seed of God’s Word will spring up and produce fruit.

 

In the beginning, God created. He created by saying. And God said, Let there be, and there was. 

 

His Words hold no less power now than they did six thousand years ago.

 

The grass withers, and the flowers fall,

but the word of our God endures forever. – Isaiah 40:8

 

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. – Matthew 24:35

 

For the Word of God is alive 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. – Hebrews 4:12

 

The Bible is a collection of His Words written down. An array of His thoughts, will, intents, commands, judgments, and statutes. It reveals His heart and brings us closer to Him by helping us understand.

 

When He speaks, things happen.

 

For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

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. – Isaiah 55:10-11

 

We know that God’s words are effectual. They get things done. All creation leans in to hear the heartbeat of God; they listen for His breath and jump at His instructions.

 

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. 

Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. – Job 12:7-10

 

Now the Lord has chosen you and me to be His beloved children adopted into the family of God. He has given you thousands of precious promises given by Grace through faith in Jesus and His righteousness.

 

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11

 

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. – 2 Peter 1:3-4

 

The problem is these promises have been here for a while, and you don’t see them working in your life. 

 

In fact, you know many Christians that seem to be doing all the right things but aren’t seeing the fulfillment of the promises in their lives, so it discourages you. 

 

You may think, “if they can’t do it, I don’t stand a chance.”

 

Well, I’m here to tell you that you don’t just stand a chance; the promises are already yours. All you have to do, and I mean ALL YOU HAVE TO DO, is receive them BY FAITH. 

 

This is the power of agreement. Faith is being fully persuaded, 

 

FULLY PERSUADED 

 

in God’s goodness and ability to make good on His promises. 

 

You have to trust in His faithfulness and love if you want to receive.

 

Am I saying the people you know just don’t have enough faith? 

 

I’m saying they aren’t using what they have. They are trying too hard in the wrong direction. 

 

If what they are going through makes God look unfaithful, I’m telling you the problem lies with them, not God.

 

God is faithful. 

 

He always has been and always will be. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. We don’t always understand why something has gone askew, but we know the fault isn’t on God’s end.

 

I know this can be daunting if I say, “just have faith.” I get it. You don’t know how. I have felt this way for years.

 

You need practical steps to get there.

 

I have good news. Faith giants started out as babes too. You have to feed yourself on the milk of the Word. You have heard it before; “you need to read the Word more.” You have heard the scripture “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God” so many times it’s seared in your memory, but when will you listen?

 

You don’t read the Word as a religious obligation. Christianity isn’t a religion (at least it’s not supposed to be). It is a relationship. 

 

You get to know Him, and the Word takes root in your heart and naturally produces faith. Your heart was created to produce faith through God’s Word. 

 

Your heart and God’s Word are good partners.

 

And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. 

 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?

 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: Yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all shrubs, and shoots out great branches, so that the birds of the air may nest in its shade.”– Mark 4 26-32

 

Then He said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?  The sower sows the word. – Mark 4:13-14

 

 Nor will they say, ‘Here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’ For remember, the kingdom of God is within you.” – Luke 17:21

 

The sower sows the word.

 

Psalm 1

Blessed is the man

    who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,

nor stands in the path of sinners,

    nor sits in the seat of scoffers;

2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,

    and in His law he meditates day and night.

3 He will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,

    that brings forth its fruit in its season;

its leaf will not wither,

    and whatever he does will prosper.

4 The ungodly are not so,

    but are like the chaff

    which the wind drives away.

5 Therefore the ungodly will not stand in the judgment,

    nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,

    but the way of the ungodly will perish.

 

Apply yourself to the Word day and night and you will produce the promises of God in your life. God wants to bless you He is reaching out saying…

 

I am the Lord your God,

    who brought you out of the land of Egypt;

    open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. – Psalm 81:10

 

“Oh, that My people would listen to Me,

    and Israel would follow in My ways!

 I would soon subdue their enemies,

    and turn My hand against their adversaries.

 Let those who hate the Lord cower before Him

    and their fate might last forever.

 But I would feed them with the finest of wheat,

    and with honey out of the rock I would satisfy you.” – Psalm 81:13-16

 

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

 

How shall a young man keep his way pure?

    By keeping it according to Your word.

 With my whole heart I seek You;

    do not allow me to wander from Your commandments.

 Your word I have hidden in my heart,

    that I might not sin against You.

 Blessed are You, O Lord;

    teach me Your statutes.

 With my lips I declare

    all the decrees of Your mouth.

 I rejoice in the way of Your testimonies,

    as much as in all riches.

 I will meditate on Your precepts

    and keep my eyes on Your ways.

 I will delight in Your statutes;

    I will not forget Your word. – Psalm 119:9-16

 

Find the time in your day you can commit to reading some Word. If you don’t see any time, make the time. Cut out movies, gaming, friend time, heck, sleep. If you can’t set aside an hour or two then take breaks and read in between your day. 5 minutes every hour 10 every two. Wake up earlier go to bed later. The most important thing you can do is prioritize God. If you want to live mediocre, then don’t make it a priority, but if you’re going to rise above the chaos and have a beautiful relationship with your creator, do it, No matter the cost. Any cost you can pay doesn’t compare with what He gives you in return. As Paul put it…

 

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. – Romans 8:18

 

Don’t just read it. Meditate on it. Marinate in it. Memorize it. Amen.

 

blessings, 

 

In His service, 

Abbie

 

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10

In His Service,
Abbie

 

Assignment:

 

Lessons – The Word Became Flesh

– Choose Your Words Wisely