The Revelation of the Word


          As we noted earlier in this book, the Word is important.  Nothing on earth has the power that the Word of God has.  We who are born again have access to this miracle-working, life-changing power.   This is a present-day reality.  God has spoken and continues to speak to us through His Word.  His Word has the anoint­ing to accomplish what God desires.  Those who believe have access to that anointing… that miracle-working power in the Word of God.

          If we live to the fullest poten­tial of God’s plan, we will do so only through the Word.  The Word is able.  The Word is adequate.  The Word is enough.  The Word will tell us what is to come and will prepare us for it.  The Word will get us strong and keep us strong.  The Word will drive out sick­ness, disease, infirmity and weakness;  the Word will keep us well, keep us whole, de­liver us, and keep us in pros­perity.  The Word will convict us and chasten us.  It will cut off the ex­cess and expose the unnec­essary.  It will starve our doubts and feed our faith.  It will make us ready to meet Jesus.  It will give us life and life more abundant.

          The anointing of the Holy Spirit is on the Word.   That anointing is the miracle-working power of God.    Whatever we are taught from the Word is what we can have faith to receive.  Our success level will never exceed our Word level.  When the Word is given priority, the anointing is present.  As we plug into the Word with our faith, (act on the Word) the miracle-working power of God is released.   That anointing has the power and the ability to break every yoke that Satan places on the believer.  

And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.  Isa 10:27  .

          Nothing is as important to us as getting the Word to work in our life.  There has been a famine of the Word in the earth and the whole world has suffered immeasurably as a result of this famine. 

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: Amos 8:11

          The cost of this famine has been and is devastating.  It has cost us prosperity, health, healing, healthy and lasting marriages, godly homes and families, peace and holy living.  We have paid by witnessing a moral decline that is unmatched in human history.  Our country is staggering and falling because the Word of God has been ignored, removed by liberal politicians and forbidden in public institutions.  Every attempt to heal this hemorrhage of immorality and wickedness by natural, humanistic means has failed.  Education has failed.  Culture has failed.  Religion has failed. Humanism has failed.  Self-effort has failed.  Money has failed.  The only solution to the spiraling decline of our nation is a genuine return to the Word of God.

          Satan attempted to stop the Word in the Garden of Eden.  All through Old Testament history there are indications of demonic attempts to pervert and prevent the Word of God.  Satan  tried to stop the Word by having Jesus crucified.  He tried to stop the Word in the times of the Roman Empire through great persecution and the martyrdom of courageous Christians.  He tried to stop the Word in the dark ages by locking it up in monasteries and keeping it unpublished and written in a language that only a few could read.  Next, he tried to stop the Word after the Reformation by causing carnal men to develop dead doctrines, creeds, traditions and man-made religion.  Intellectualism, the age of reason, and humanism followed and became the limiting forces of restraining the Word.

          Today, the Word has been removed from our educational institutions.  It has been banned in public gathering places and forbidden by unbelieving judges and atheistic sectors of our society.  The classrooms of higher education make evolution and natural selection a god and the Big Bang the answer to all of creation.  Today the authenticity and accuracy of the Scriptures are major issues in main line denominations.   Is the Bible really the Word of God?  This is the question Satan has planted in the minds and hearts of many leading church leaders and denominations.  The Truth has been abdicated concerning the Biblical meaning and definition of Marriage and the Biblical condemnation of homosexuality.   Recent surveys found that only eight out of ten seminary students believe in God and that only four out of ten believe in miracles. 

          However, many dedicated believers in this dark hour have determined to do something regarding this famine in our land. And I am one of them!  God is with us!  God is for us!  Jesus is Lord! (and there’s nothing the devil can do about this!)  The Holy Ghost is active and available and the Church of the Living God is invincible! Ho Logos ton theon!    The Word is food and sustenance (living Bread and living Water) for our spirit man and the Word is our reason and purpose for living!   And the Word will never leave us nor forsake us.  The Word never fails! 

What the Word is

          The Word is power.  The Word is alive. The Word is sharp.  The Word is sufficient.  The Word is adequate.  The Word is enough.  The Word is complete.  The Word is finished.  The Word is heaven’s standard and earth’s manual of operation. 

          The Word is life.  It is the very opposite of death, weakness, sickness, oppression, depression, possession and darkness.  The Word is the source, sustainer and fulfillment of life.  Without the Word inside of us, we are dead and not alive.  We are reduced to a biological, pulsating, breathing, moving piece of meat!   Without the Word we have absolutely no purpose, no plan and no reason for existence.  The Word is the difference between living and dying.

          The Word is the Way.  It is the Way to know God.  It is the Way to receive Jesus.  It is the Way to receive the Baptism in the Holy Ghost.  It is the Way to drive out devils.  It is the Way to heaven.  It is the Way to healing, wholeness and health.  It is the Way to marital happiness and harmony.  It is the Way to save your children and build a strong and loving family.               

          The Word is eternal, changeless, flawless, absolute, accurate and filled with power.  The Word is Heaven’s standard for Kingdom living.  It is the Standard by which everything else in Heaven and on earth is measured.  “What do you think about the economy?”  What do you think about the Middle East situation?”  What do you think about the political posture of our country?”  “What do you think about radical Islam and the terrorist situation?”  “What do you think about the future?”

 It does not matter what you think or what I think or what anybody thinks.  The only thing that matters is what the Word of God declares!  

          What we think comes out of our sense knowledge.  Our senses can lie to us and are constantly influenced by our external circumstances and surroundings.  To live by our senses is to be carnally (fleshly) minded and according to the Bible to be carnally minded is death.  

For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Ro 8:6 

          The Word is creative.  It produces (1) faith, (2) the New Birth (3) Spiritual growth and development (4) a renewed mind (5) victory over the devil (6) Christ-likeness.  It births Churches and missionaries and mission projects.  The Word is Seed and what we sow, we grow.  When we sow the Word we produce exponentially what the Word produces. 

What the Word does

          The Word reveals.  It reveals:  (1) God the Father. (2) Jesus the Son.  (3) The Holy Ghost.  (4) The Purpose and Plan of God.  (5) The Future.  (6) The secret of success in this life and the next.  (7) The Will of God.  (8) The Way out.  (9) The Way in.  (10) The Way up, and  (11) the Way over.

          The Word reveals the Person and Work of Jesus Christ.  It is the perfect revelation of God; His person, His character, His nature and His works.  It reveals the miracle of Creation and the Will and eternal purpose of God in and through Creation.  

          The Word Creates.  It has created all that is and all that has been and continues to create the expansion of the stellar heavens.  Science declares that the creation is still in the process of being created… and it is being created and expanded at the speed of light.  The Word is “holding together” all things (planets, suns, moons, stars, galaxies, etc.) that exist.

And he (Jesus Christ the Living Word)  is before all things, and by him all things consist. Col 1:17 

           The Word creates the new birth, healing and health, wealth and prosperity, sustaining strength and continuing energy, youth, rest and refreshment, quickness of mind and creative thoughts and ideas. 

          The Word is presently working and producing in the life of every born again believer.  By and through the Word:

          (1) We live  and function in great confidence and assurance.  We know that God is for us and that we are born again to win.  We are assured through the Word that God will never leave us nor forsake us and that nothing can separate us from His great love.  (Rom 8:38-39)

          (2) We enjoy boldness in believing for big things and dreaming big dreams.  We understand by the Word that nothing is impossible and no obstacle it too great and no problem is too difficult.  Circumstances literally become stepping stones and hardships become opportunities.

          (3)  We walk in truth instead of facts.  We make facts submit to truth and line up with and agree with the Word of God.

          (4)  Worry, fear, panic, depression, anxiety, impatience… all these become strangers to us.  We live in the peace of God that works rest and comfort to our spirit, soul and body.  We never have any excuse for bad days or emotional “lows”… we live a conquering and overcoming life through the Word of God. 

          (5) We possess wisdom and revelation.  We do not waste time in “trial and error” situations, we operate with the Mind of Christ and in the Wisdom of God.  We do not live in the “just in case” mode, instead we live in the “so what!” mode.

How we activate the Word to work for us

          We decide to do something about our problems and refuse to continue to let issues rule and govern our living.   We decide to move out of negative situations and we refuse to remain complacent, static and stuck.  We understand that things will not change is we do not change.

          We make a determination to believe the Word…. no matter what!

          We strive to continually apply Word Truth to every situation and circumstance in our lives.

          We absolutely refuse to accept anything that does not agree with what the Word says about us as children of God.  Anything that does not agree with the Word (Truth) is a Lie and has its origin in the demonic kingdom of darkness.  We are to “put away”  (ap-ot-eeth’-ay-mee: to cast off) lying (the lie) and speak nothing but truth.  (Eph 4:25)

          We will stay in a place (church) where the Word of God is honored, esteemed and taught in all its fullness.  We will commit to a body of believers where there is anointed  Word teaching, Word preaching and fellowship around the Word. 

          We will take advantage of every opportunity to get the Word in us.  We will read it, listen to it, watch it, sing it, pray it, meditate it, post it in our home, in our automobile, our office, our work place and keep it before our eyes at all times. 

 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  John 1:1

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