Many Christians don’t know what they can do with the word of God. In fact there is nothing that is as powerful as the word of God. If a man knows how to appropriate the word of God then he can live a life of victory all the way.
The Power of God is Embedded in His Word
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 joint and marrow, and is a discerner of the thought and intents of the heart.
Before we continue, lets us look more closely at this scripture and what it means.
The Word of God is Alive
The word of God is not mere letters written on the pages of a book called bible. The word of God has life in it. Look at how another translation of the bible renders it
Hebrews 4: 12
For the word of God is ALIVE and powerful… NLT
This word of God is not dead, dormant or in active. It is alive. We need to put this into our consciousness. The word of God is not ordinary letters written with black ink on white paper. It has life in it. We should learn how to get the life that is in the word of God. Many Christians are weak and dying because they don’t know how to get the life that is in the word of God.
When a child of God loads and fills himself with the word of God he is simply loading and filling himself with life. The life that is in the word of God is the very life of God.
We can further see this point in what Jesus said when He was being tempted by the devil.
Luke 4: 4
But Jesus answered him saying, “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE, BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD.’”
This shows us that our lives don’t really depend primarily on food but on the word of God because the life we need to live is in the word of God. I am talking about the very life of God in us. The life of God is in His word. We should get the word into us and we will have the life of God in us.
From the scripture above let me ask you a question, “How should man live.” The answer is very clear that we should live by the word of God. The life we need is in the word.
When a child of God stays away from the word of God over a period of time he is starving the life of God that is in him and this life can go out of him. It is just like in the natural; if a man fails to eat over a long period of time he will be starving himself and he can drop dead.
If you want the life of God to be flowing in you then get the word of God and keep filling yourself with the word of God because the life of God is in the word of God. The more the word of God is in you the more the life of God flows in you.
Inspired by Sanmi Akintayo
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