Hebrews 4:12 The Word of GOD is alive and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword;
As the above verse from Hebrews tells us, the Word of GOD is alive and powerful. Not was alive once, but is still alive today. We need to continually praise and thank YHVH for His Word, which benefits us in so many ways. Here are just a few of them ……
- The Word of GOD teaches us about the nature and character of GOD – how mighty and awesome He is!
- The Word of GOD teaches us what we need to do to be saved – to enter into covenant with Him by the blood of Yeshua
- The Word of GOD teaches us how we should walk out our daily lives – to be more like Yeshua every day
- The Word of GOD teaches us how the Heavens and the Earth got here – by GOD’s spoken Word
- The Word of GOD teaches us how we can we healed, delivered and empowered – by the Holy Spirit
- The Word of GOD teaches us that we should share it with others – through evangelism and hands-on ministry
- The Word of GOD teaches us what to expect in the days ahead – through the promises of YHVH, the teachings of Yeshua and the prophecies written down by men like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, Hosea and John.
There is no other book like it. The greatest of other literary masterpieces do not even come close to the Bible. No other book has the supernatural power to heal the sick and raise the dead. No other book can give a human being eternal life. No other book can with us with accuracy things to come. Some people look to Nostradamus but his prophecies are either very vague, or are taken from the Bible anyway. According to Wikipedia, the Bible is the World’s best selling book, with more than 5 billion copies sold.
More importantly the Bible is the inspired Word of GOD. We can stand on the Word of GOD with assurance. Even when the things we see happening around us that seem to contradict or oppose the Word of GOD, we should not allow doubt, unbelief or fear to enter our hearts or minds.We need to be sure that If GOD said it, He will bring it to pass. (Numbers 23:19)
The Bible’s covenant promises for the natural Jewish branches and for the grafted in branches are wonderful. For the Jewish people, the Lord has promised that one day we will all live in peace in the Land that GOD promised to Abraham. More that 8 million of us are back, but the peace is yet to become a reality. Peace will come when the Prince of Peace returns to planet Earth to rule as King of Kings and Lord of Lords upon the Throne of David in Jerusalem. Israel will then be the head and not the tail that she seems to be in the eyes of most of the world today. As we talk with many Israelis who live In the midst of hopelessness and despair for this nation’s future, I try to encourage them with the hope for the future that is in Word of GOD. Hope that will become a reality when Messiah returns. I have seen their faces change as they allow that hope to enter their hearts as well. If they don’t actually say it, I am sure that they are thinking “O GOD, let it be so “.
And for the non-Jewish Believers, the Apostle Paul teaches in Romans 11:17 that you have been grafted into the Olive tree (Israel) and the Bible declares that at the end of the age we will all be a part of the spotless bride, prepared to be literally swept off her feet by the coming of her Bridegroom. A ‘One New Man’ bride consisting of ‘Born Again’ Jews and Gentiles who have had our robes washed by the Blood of the Lamb. A bride ready and entitled to the awesome inheritance that the Word of GOD promises to those who are ‘Israel’, both natural and grafted-in.
Both of the above promises are like dreams which may still seem a long way off in the future. But GOD has promised us that one day they will become a reality. And if we look at some of the other things that GOD promised would come to pass along the way, we can see they indeed came to pass just as He said they would. If we are aware of what is unfolding in Israel and the nations with increasing speed, we can also see that the yet unfulfilled promises of GOD can not be too far away. If most of the promises of GOD concern Israel, then if we want to know where we are in the plan of GOD, we just need to keep our eyes on Israel. Not just our eyes, but also our prayers. We can be sure what GOD has said, He will do. However He has called us to be His fellow-workers. We have a part to play. What an incredible privilege to be invited to participate and work alongside the Creator of the universe as He unfolds the final stages of His eternal plan for the redemption of mankind through His earthly agents, natural Israel and the grafted-in members of the Body of Messiah in the nations.
Brothers and sisters, now is the time, as never before, to know the Word of God. To stand on the Word of God for your own life and for the lives of others, and to boldly declare the Word of GOD. It is creative and it is comforting. If you have a need of the LORD’s intervention in your life or in the life of someone precious to you, seek the LORD for a relevant scripture verse, then Believe it – Stand on it – Proclaim and declare it in Prayer and Intercession – And be expectant that GOD will bless you as you do.
Remember : To be able to send the Word of GOD out, we need to get it in ……. Read the Bible – It is still ALIVE and it is still POWERFUL and it will never fail.