" ... upholding all things
by the word
of His power ..."
“FOREVER, O LORD,
YOUR WORD IS SETTLED IN HEAVEN.” Psalm 119:89
And His Word was written that it might be spoken…Selah
God and His Word are one.
What He speaks (and is written) is an expression of Himself, His will, His thoughts, His desires, His plans, His love, His faith, His knowledge, etc. What He speaks is Him—not separate from Him, for He is pure truth.
God’s Words are not inconsistent, frivolous or impulsive like the many words which come forth from unsaved man. Man’s words are dependant on earthly knowledge which is limited and in continual change.
God’s words are constant, firm, unchangeable, reliable, trustworthy, fixed, sure and immovable. Because they are eternal, God’s Words remain the same yesterday, this day, and tomorrow.
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”
God is “upholding all things with the word of His power,” and He has “magnified His word above His name.” Wow!
When God speaks, His Words produce what He said, either for the present or prophetically— according to His times and seasons.
Let’s study about this very important subject which reveals foundational truths of who God is and who we are as the Body of Christ.
In the Beginning God Created
“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” Hebrews 11:3
Made in God’s Image and Likeness
“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion…over all the earth… So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish…over the birds…over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:26-28
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7
We know from Genesis that Adam and Eve fell because of their disobedience to God’s Word. All the seed of humanity would struggle under bondage and fear because they chose to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil instead of choosing the tree of life.
But God had a plan for man’s redemption even before He made the worlds. Revelation 13:8
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John1:1
When God Became a Man
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
“To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 1:5-6
“… All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
Go therefore and
make disciples of all the nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you;
and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen.” Matthew 28:18-20
“Forever, O Lord,
Your word is settled (stands firm) in heaven.” Psalm 119:89
God spoke the world into existence by His Word.
All of man’s needs were provided before man was created. His word is there…permanently settled in heaven.
When you pray come into agreement with what He has declared.
Everything has already been done through our Savior. Jesus said He is the bread which came down from heaven and “The words I speak to you are spirit and they are life.” His words still exist and are just as powerful.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ…” Ephesians 1:3
The Eternal God does not think like His children who are living life on earth…one day at a time. He knows and speaks from an eternal point of view. He wants our minds renewed so that we can think and do the same; after all, He is our Father.
“Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things that are not yet done,
Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand,
And I will do all My pleasure ...’ ” Isaiah 46:10
Our Father calls things that be not, (do not exist in the natural yet) as though they did exist. Why?
Because he sees and knows they are just as real in the spirit realm, where He dwells.
Abraham…Father of Many Nations
Abraham literally means “Father of a Multitude.”
He is not only Father to those who are circumcised but also to the uncircumcised who believe…multitudes of people!
Yet God said this was who Abram was while he was impotent and while Sarai was still barren.
God gave them a new identity when he gave them a new name. They believed they received a son because they believed ... “Sarah shall bear to you (a son) at this set time next year.” Genesis 17:21
Abram and Sarai conceived first in the spirit, and then acted on what they received in the natural, and a year later Isaac was born. Abraham was circumcised, a seal of the righteousness of faith. Read Genesis 17 and Romans Chapter Four.
By Grace through Faith
Throughout eternity those things that you and I have accomplished through faith in God’s Word will follow us; most importantly the act of salvation.
“But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down from above) or, “‘Who will descend into the abyss?’”(that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).
“But what does it say?
“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
“For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, ‘Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.’ ” Romans 10:6-11
Without this revelation, no one can be born again and enter the Kingdom of God.
Old Covenant Similarities
“For this commandment which I command you today is not too mysterious for you, nor is it far off. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend into heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’
“But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.
“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess.
“But if your heart turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn away, and worship other gods and serve them, I announce to you today that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to go in and possess.
“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.” Deuteronomy 30:11-20
The Better Covenant
“And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, ‘In you all the nations shall be blessed.’
So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.” Galatians 3:8-9
Everything produces after its own kind.
See Genesis 1:11, and 1 Corinthians 15:38.
Children are Born from a Seed
We are born again of the incorruptible seed—the living Word of God. 1 Peter 1:23
If everything produces after its own kind, i.e., birds don’t produce dogs, an avocado seed won’t produce an orange tree, and so on, then we should produce after God’s Word.
We should be planting and harvesting whatever the promise says.
We should produce God’s Word far more than we do.
All of the promises of God belong to us as children of The Word.
What’s the problem then?
Unbelief, ignorance, being conformed to the world instead of being transformed by the renewing of our mind will keep the Word dormant.
And let’s not forget something else.
The traditions of men make the Word of God of NO EFFECT and will certainly affect how we pray and the results we get. See Mark 7:13 and Colossians 2:8-10.
BEGGING GOD…FOR WHAT?
“Has He said, and will He not do?
Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” Number 23:19
Attach your faith to the promise. If you can find it in the Book, it is already settled in heaven. It is still there…full of life!
Death and Life are in the Power of the Tongue: Proverbs 18:21
Words are carriers of thoughts. That’s why thoughts need to be monitored and taken captive all the time. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
God’s Words have creative power within them to accomplish, to produce His good ways, which is how God’s Kingdom gets established on earth. But He needs them spoken!
“You will also declare a thing,
And it will be established for you;
So light will shine on your ways.” Job 22:28
It was spoken, that it might be written.
It was written, that it might be spoken.
Go through the process of “steadfast faith.”
Receive the desired end. See How To Exercise Your Faith
But remember, God is love and faith works through…LOVE!
Forgive offenses quickly…
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