By Pastor Andrew Bawa
The Word contd.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." - John 1:1-3 (KJV)
Bible Reading: Hebrews 1:3, John 1:14, Romans 10:17, Hebrews 11:3, Acts 20:32
The word can be classified into three: the living word, the written word and the spoken word.
The living word is the person of Christ himself. Christ is a word of God in person. He is the manifestation of God's word. The written word is called Logos; it is the word of God as a letter (the Bible). The spoken word comes out of inspiration from God through the mouth. It is also called Rhema.
The word is specific to a person at a specific time. Rhema is the word of God being lifted from writing to speaking. When the Holy Spirit lifts the word out of the Bible to you, it turns to Rhema.
Miracles follow the word of God. When a miracle is taking place, you have to know which word is backing it up. Here are few reasons why we don't experience many miracles these days:
- We lack patience
- We lack understanding of God's word
- We prefer our plans to God's plans
- We do not testify of the miracles God has done already
- False preaching and prophesies
- We are not conversant with God's word
- We say and believe something different from God's word
- We talk about our circumstances and not the Word of God
When you are not worded, you don't know the owner of the Word of God and are not qualified for wonders. Without God's word, don't expect wonders. When you pray, you tell God your mind but when you read the word, God tells you his mind. Your mind is limited but God is unlimited.
To know the mind of God is to read his word. The root of faith is the word and that faith produces a giant in you that pulls down any mountains you are facing. It is the simplicity of the word that confuses the devil. When you have the word, you are armed and become more dangerous to the devil.
Whatever you want is what you speak. You need the word to make your world. So, speak in the word of God!