Saturday, October 29, 2016
God's Word Is Alive
HEBREWS 4:12 NIV 12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
The Bible is different than any other book you may read -- it contains life. You don't have to understand it, any more than you have to understand nuclear radiation to experience its effects. You just need to expose yourself to it.
What is the Word of God active in doing? Bringing forth after its kind. Producing life in you. Producing a harvest of peace, joy, righteousness, and freedom in your life.
If you are not enjoying peace, joy, righteousness, and freedom, then your answer is the Word of God.
The Bible, especially the message of Jesus Christ in the New Testament, will set you free and make you whole, if you continue in it.
However, just because you have fed on God's Word in one area, does not mean you will be free in every area of life.
For example, you could plant hundreds of tomato seeds in a garden and never harvest one carrot. Why? You never planted any carrot seed!
God's Word works the same way as a seed. The Word must be planted inside you to bear fruit in your life.
LUKE 8:11 NKJ 11 "Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Just because you plant the seed from God's Word about spiritual rebirth does not mean you can expect a harvest of financial prosperity.
Scriptures about prosperity must be planted in you, and watered, before you can expect a harvest of prosperity.
Even if you plant much seed from God's Word concerning health and healing, you will not automatically have a harvest of a successful marriage and family life.
Each seed of God's Word has to be planted to produce fruit in your life in that area.
MATTHEW 4:4 NKJ 4 But He answered and said, "It is written, `Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.' "
SAY THIS: God's Word is alive and working to produce good in my life.
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