“And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.” (Deuteronomy 8:3)
Our bodies and that of other animals are wired to daily receive the required nutrients to stay healthy. From the opening Bible verse, God knows that His children need food daily to be strong, healthy and alive. So He miraculously prepared Manna to nourish the Israelis for 40 years in the wilderness. Are you going through days of starvation? God shall miraculously supply the food you and your family need.
Aside from being interested in His children’s physical nourishment, God pays attention to their spiritual nourishment. He wants His children to eat His word which is spirit and life and gives eternal life – the life of God, to those who allow it to dwell in them (Colossians 3:16). Spiritual nourishment guarantees everlasting life.
“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” (John 6:63)
“Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.” (Jeremiah 15:16)
Unlike the bad news we often hear from doctors, media stations and other channels that bring fear and sadness, the word of God is sent to us as good news. The word of God – written (Bible) or spoken, is God’s wisdom, promises, commandments or instructions. It guides and corrects us to live in line with God’s plan. The word of God is powerful and does not return to God without accomplishing the purpose for which it is sent.
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrew 4:12)
“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11)
By releasing His words, God created the entire world (Genesis 1). God’s word is able to swallow up and destroy any terminal disease, sickness, bareness, poverty, ignorance, confusion, setbacks and limitations. In Psalms 107:20, God sent His word and it healed the afflicted and delivered them from the destruction. Jesus Christ spoke the word – “be clean, be made whole….” and the work was done.
Receiving God’s Word
God’s word is sent to us in written or spoken form. Since God is the sender of the word, there must be someone to receive it.
“For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.” (1st Thessalonians 2:13)
To receive the sent word, you must locate the appropriate word for any issue of life. What purpose do you want God’s word to accomplish in your life? Ask the Holy Spirit to send you a life-changing word. You can locate God’s word by consciously hearing from Him or His servant and by studying and meditating on the Bible as well as anointed Christian books.
“My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.” (Proverbs 4:20-22)
Furthermore, to receive God’s word you must believe in His integrity and ability. For instance, God says, “..by the stripes of Jesus Christ, you were healed” (1st Peter 2:24). Do you really believe this word to come out of that health challenge? God also says, “Give and it shall be given unto you…” (Luke 6:38). Are you ready to part with what He has blessed you with for you to come out of poverty or continue to enjoy supernatural abundance? Your prayer points should be in line with God’s word and believe that you have received your heart desire when you pray and you shall have it (Mark 11:24).
“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19)
The word of God about that issue of concern will not return to God void as you believe, receive, confess and act it. It was sent and will always be sent to profit you. By faith, the Centurion in Matthew 8:5-13, asked Jesus Christ to send a word of healing. He believed that the word of healing from the Word – Jesus Christ, has the power to heal his servant. Whatever is the challenge affecting your body, soul or spirit, the word of God is able to penetrate and destroy completely.
Whatever instructions and commandments God has given for you to please Him and come out of every predicament, must be carried out (John 2:5). The faith equation is balanced when we accept scriptural responsibilities. The woman with the issue of blood in Matthew 9:20-22, received her healing miracle when she made a move to touch the Word to activate the healing power of God.
Do you desire a total turn-around from that unwanted issue in your life? One word from God can change your story for good. However, you need to belong to God’s family for His word to bear fruits in your life. To belong to God’s family, say this prayer of salvation: Dear Lord Jesus, come into my heart. I accept You as my personal Lord and Savior. I believe that you died and rose again to save me. I declare that I am born again. I receive the gifts of forgiveness and righteousness. Thank You for accepting and glorifying me. Amen!
May God send us that word that will usher us to our place of all-round wealth in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.