Friday, November 2, 2012

The Living Word

One Year Bible
New Testament Passage (for Fri., Nov. 2, 2012): Hebrews 4:1-16

For the word of God is living and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerned of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 (NKJV)

There is a supernatural aspect to the word of God. Not only does the word of God convey the thoughts of God, but it also delivers God Himself!

This is more than just words on a page. This is more than the factual repetition of inspired utterance. This is more than the description of divine activity.

This is the release of God's power. This is the transmission of divine decree. When God speaks, He creates, He confronts, He convicts, and He conforms. He is little interested in simply informing us of interesting facts. He cares to elevate us to a higher plane - His plans - His ways.

God's Word is described as being like a SWORD. It serves as both an offensive weapon and as a surgical instrument. In OUR HANDS it is the sword of the Spirit (Eph. 6:17).  We may use this sword to enforce Christ's victory. We shape our world by using the sword of the Spirit.  In GOD'S HANDS, this sword is used to SHAPE US - to work deeply in our hearts. He cuts us to the core.

The anointed preaching and teaching of God's Word transforms us. I can remember moments as I sat under the preaching of the Word of God in which I was deeply moved, profoundly stirred, eternally changed. It is like standing under the gusher of a waterfall. We are changed by the impact of the Word of God.

Drink deeply today. Open your heart and your mind. You will be called to a higher place.

Then, take the sword of the Spirit and do damage to the kingdom of darkness. YOU BECOME DANGEROUS when you wield the Word of God.

He will work IN YOU and He will work THROUGH YOU.

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