Open your Bibles and turn to Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart.”
It is Living and Powerful
The Bible declares that the Word of God is the opposite of death—it is living and powerful. No wonder when Jesus explained in the Parable of the Sower, that when the sower sows the Word, “Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts” (Mark 4:15).
Did you notice that the enemy comes immediately? Jesus referred to the seeds that “fell by the wayside,” (Luke 8:5, 12) but the principle I want you to see is that the enemy wants to steal the Word from our hearts because he does not want you to “believe and receive salvation.”
Satan knows that if you receive the Word and believe it, you will be saved (Romans 10:9-10). This is why he will do all he can to stop the Word of God from taking root in your heart. He knows that if it stays long enough, it will be your victory and his defeat!
The word used for saved in the original Greek is the word sozo, which means “to save one from injury or peril; to save a suffering one from perishing, for example, one suffering from disease; to make well, heal, restore to health.” The enemy knows how potent the Word of God is. Do you?
Water Yourself in the Word
No matter what channel you use to spend time in His Word, make sure you are well watered with the Word. As you keep yourself drenched and watered with the Word of God daily, I believe you will get stronger and stronger, healthier and healthier.
For example, while the healing you are believing for may not be immediate, believe that it has happened. Jesus finished it all on the cross because by His stripes you are healed (Isaiah 53:5) and in 1 Peter 2:24, you were healed. If you have been waiting for a while for your healing and you are feeling discouraged, let this promise from God strengthen you:
“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
God’s Word of healing is so powerful that it will not return to Him void, but it shall accomplish His purpose. Maybe you have partaken in Communion, and prayed, but nothing seems to be happening. You may even feel like you are just going through the motions because discouragement has set in. What do you do?
Keep on watering the seed of the Word of God with the rain of His Word. Don’t give up. The harvest is coming! Your breakthrough is just around the corner. Faith takes perseverance, Amen!
I am Dale Van De Bogart and I approve of this message!
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