Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Word of God is Alive and Powerful

The Word of God is alive and powerful. I cannot help but think that when we minister to others, we are also ministering to ourselves. Power is released. I would like to suggest that the Lord speaks to our hearts with the same words that we speak forth to others. Which would explain why when you hear one message at a gathering, say at Church on Sunday, that same single message speaks powerfully to many people, yet with each person being impacted differently by it.

The Word of God is alive and powerful. When it is released, power is also released, the spiritual world is active and we see the results of that as the manifestation of transformation in a person or situation. The Word of God goes forth and does not return void. For the person ministering to another has perhaps already gone through and learned lessons from the hardship that another is currently enduring. As they speak encouragement and love and Truth into the hurting person's situation, they are also releasing the Spirit of God in their own lives and their own situation.

Now, I am not a theologist, and someone else could probably explain this phenomenon in a more scholastic manner; however, what I read about the disciples - how they grow in faith, in love, and how they prosper in ways that are not necessarily financial - I see a "strength", a "power" about their 'person' that is reflected by a steadfastness, a steadiness in their walk with God. It is beautiful to read and I have got to think it would have been beautiful to observe first hand. Even today, we see the Holy Spirit working through individuals and how people are transformed into something that is, well...steadfastly beautiful. The Word of God is alive and powerful.

Every opportunity we have to minister to another, releases power to bless the 'minister' and the 'receiver'...this is why community is so important. It is also why the enemy of our souls would try to isolate each of us in our own world of misery. The enemy of our souls knows that the Word of God is alive and powerful and he doesn't want us anywhere near the read it, to hear it, let alone to speak it, so he attempts to isolate us. We fall into the trap of lies that "no one cares about me" or "no one would understand" or "I don't need anyone". Satan knows that by discussing the Word, incorporating the Word into our everyday situations, learning how to apply the Word in our everyday lives, we release power. Life power. Power for good...power for transformation. The Word of God is alive and powerful.

We are encouraged to "make disciples of all nations", to "preach the Word, in season and out of season", to "speak Your Word with great boldness"...The Word of God is alive and powerful. Incorporate the Word of God into your conversations throughout the day and you will see God's power manifest Itself in the people to talk with and in yourself. The Word of God goes forth and does not come back void....The Word of God is alive and powerful!

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