You are welcome to the Month of May Edition of Elshaddal Heritage
We thank God for His goodness, mercies, and faithfulness upon our lives and our families. He saw us through the beginning of the year to the month of April into this new month of May He shielded us, provided for us, sheltered us, and many more. We also thank God for His faithfulness in our outreaches.
Our spiritual focus for the month of May is THE WORD.
Word literally means speech as in sound. Our focus is on the biblical meaning of the word or the meaning of the word of God
Word is the most important thing in the universe. The Bible has a lot to say about the word that we as Christians need to know and understand.
The word of God is an act of creative power. It is a calling into existence what had not existed
Word was the instrument by which God created all things
Hebrews 11:3, Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God…
God’s word is powerful and filled with faith.
The word, “And God said” appears in Genesis chapter one nine times. Each time God spoke something was created, formed, or made. The world came into being, beautifully coordinated, and now exist by the command of God.
Psalms 119:89-91, …Thou has established the earth and it abideth. They continue this day according to thine ordinance; for all are thy servants.
Hebrews 1:3, …Upholding all things by the Word of His power.
God’s word is full of power, creative energy, and life. When God created the universe, He used His word like a carpenter uses his hammer. God builds with His word. When God speaks, His word carry out His every bidding. His word is controlling the universe.
Isaiah 55:11 KJV
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.
Psalm 33:6-9 KJV
By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; And all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: He layeth up the depth in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD : Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.
Jesus’ word is powerful and filled with faith.
God is a Spirit. He wanted us to see Him, to know Him, and to see how to operate in the earth, so He sent a representative of Himself, Jesus Christ, the Son of God!
John 3:34, …He whom God hath sent speaketh the Words of God…
Hebrews 1:1-3, God…Hath in these last days spoken to us by His Son…Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His Person…
Jesus is the representative of the substance of God. When you look at Jesus and His life you get a picture of what the Father is like.
Colossians 1:19, For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell…
John 8:26, 28, …I speak to the world those things which I have heard of Him…But as My Father hath taught Me, I speak these things.
John 12:49-50, For I have not spoken of myself but the Father which sent Me, He gave Me commandment what I should say and what I should speak.
Throughout the life and ministry of Jesus, He only spoke the creative, life giving words of His Father. People saw and recognized the power and authority of Jesus’ word.
Luke 4:32, And they were astonished at His doctrine for His Word was with power.
Creation was established by God’s Words and responded to the words spoken by Jesus. With faith-filled words Jesus calmed the raging sea. With faith-filled words Jesus raised the widow’s son. With faith-filled words Jesus called Lazarus from the tomb. Jesus spoke creative words to the man with the withered hand. Jesus spoke healthy words to the woman with the spirit of infirmity. To the paralytic, Jesus’ words were, “Take up thy bed”. In Matthew 8:5-13, the centurion knowing the authority and power of Jesus’ words proclaimed, “Speak the Word only and my servant shall be healed”.
The power of God’s word on your lips.
Genesis 1:26-28, And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness…
God made us in His image so that we could act like Him. To be a Christian is to be Christ-like.
Ephesians 5:1, Be ye therefore followers (imitating, walking like, talking like, acting like) God.
Psalm 8:5 KJV
For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, And hast crowned him with glory and honour.
God gave man dominion over the works of His hands. This dominion was to be exercised through man’s words. Hallelujah!
Authority in any area is exercised through words. God created all things by His word. Creation responded to those words spoken by Jesus. Jesus says creation will respond to those same words spoken by us.
John 14:12, ….The works that I do shall you do also… Hallelujah
Matthew 17:20, …If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Hmm! Power of the word of your mouth as a believer.
Luke 17:6, …If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
Mark 11:12-14, …And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves…And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever…And in the morning…they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots…And Jesus…said unto them, Have faith in God…Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Jesus only spoke what He heard from the Father. God has given us the authority and ability to change things so that we can control and remove anything that stands in the way of the will of God being done.
Matthew 18:18-19 KJV
Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
Rom. 8:19 KJV For the earnest expectation of the creation waits for the manifestation of the sons of God.
God performs the words of His servants.
Isaiah 44:24-26, Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer…I am the Lord…That confirmeth the word of His servant…
Job 22:28 You shall also order a thing, and it shall be fulfilled to you; and the light shall shine on your ways.
Joshua commanded (with words) the sun and the moon to stand still. God performed Joshua’s words and stopped the universe.
Joshua 10:12-14, Then spake Joshua to the Lord…and he said…Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon, and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed…Hallelujah
Elijah stopped the rain for 3-1/2 years with words. Hallelujah
1 Kings 17:1, And Elijah the Tishbite…said unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
When your words are in agreement with God’s word, they do not return to you void, but they accomplish that which you and God please and prosper in the thing whereunto you and God send them. Jesus said, “We are one”. Therefore, when your words agree with God, they become one with God. When your word agrees with God, they become lord over the situation. God works with His word and brings them to pass when spoken in faith!
Mark 16:20 And going out, they proclaimed everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the Word by miraculous signs following. Amen.
Jeremiah 1:12, Then the Lord said unto me, Thou hast seen well: for I will hasten to My Word to perform it.
The word of God must govern your every utterance. The word of God is a weapon we can use against the onslaughts of the enemy and win. The word of God is the Sword of the Spirit. The word of God on your lips is the key to victory and success. The word of God spoken from your heart releases God to work on your behalf. You don’t have to perform it, God will!! When man in faith speaks God’s word that speaking by man becomes God speaking through man. God’s Word on your lips when spoken in faith is just as creative and powerful as God’s Word on His lips.
Matthew 10:20, For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
Revelations 12:11, And they overcame him (satan) by the blood of the Lamb, and the Word of their testimony.
Put God’s word in your heart and mouth. When you do, you program yourself for success and victory. Make your testimony line up with God’s word. Speak the desired results in faith and you will see come to pass the result you desire. Amen.
Joshua 1:8, This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou must meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
God’s Word has the power, ability, and force to create and bring about performance.
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!