YOU ARE WELCOME TO EL SHADDAI HERITAGE MAY, 2023
The Lord has been so good and faithful to us, He preserved us all through January to May 2023 What a wonderful God! Lord may your name be praised forever.
Our focus for May 2023 is THE WORD.
WHAT IS WORD?
According to Webster’s New World dictionary, word “is a speech sound, or series of such sounds, serving to communicate meaning …..”
My own definition
The word is what we say, pronounce or decree to cause effect or get something done.
Now we will narrow our topic down to ” THE WORD OF GOD”
WHAT IS THE WORD OF GOD?
Text: John 1:1-5
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
The Word of God is God Almighty Himself. In fact, the word of God is Jesus Christ personified with so much power embedded in it to make the battles of life easy for Christians.
The word of God is the word of God which is the foundation of whatever exists in the world today because the world itself was made or created with a mere spoken word of God.
The firmament was created to divide the water on earth and the heavens by the same Word of God. The productivity the world enjoys today came as a product of the Word. The power of the Word gave life to the earth and everything that exists in it. Man was also created by the Word. This shows the efficacy of the Word of God and the need to dwell in it continually.
All through Genesis chapter 1, the creative ability of the word of God was demonstrably repeated with the emphasis,
“AND GOD SAID LET THERE BE” and right away things came to be.
The Bible itself is the written word of God.
The Word of God is meant to be obeyed by believers. It is the only power that produces salvation to sinners.
BENEFITS OF THE WORD OF GOD
It takes away sin and guilt from the supposedly condemned sinner.
It gives freedom. It is the source of faith to believers.
It brings healing to the sick and those who are downtrodden.
The believers’ ‘pill’ is in the Word. The first resort for every child of God who falls sick should be the Word of God.
The Word of God is the armour of a believer in spiritual warfare. It destroys the works of the devil and renders shattered the dark world. True riches are hidden in the Word of God. It is the strength of a believer that enables him to go through difficult terrains unhurt. No one can navigate the dangerous terrain of this world without having a firm grip on the Word of God.
The Word of God nourishes the spiritual life of a believer. It helps him grow in the Lord.
The word of God is spirit and life, a moving force and can grow and multiply
But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
1 Kings 12:22 KJV
But the word of God grew and multiplied.
Acts 12:24 KJV
When it is not regularly read, it produces spiritual weakness. Failure in Christianity stems from abstinence from the Word of God. A disciplined believer, who desires to grow and overcome the devil and his onslaught, must read the Word always.
Jesus Christ defeated the devil with the Word; it is the source of victory to believers.
However, there is a difference between the letter and the word of God. The ‘letter’ of the word kills. This happens when the scriptures are read carnally without digging deep to understand the spiritual import and revelations of the Word. This is the situation in so many assemblies today. Preachers in such churches only read and preach the ‘letter’ to their congregation and the result is spiritual death.
WHAT SHOULD A BELIEVER do WITH THE WORD
To have access to God’s power, a believer must read and stay with the Word, which is the totality of what a child of God needs in life.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
Not only the word of God should be read but should not be read in isolation. To have a proper grasp of the scriptures, a believer needs good Christian materials, such as Bible commentaries, Concordance, different Bible translations, Atlas, maps, Bible history, etc. These materials will give a Christian a deeper insight into the Word of God. Those who read the Word without good Christian materials will have a shallow understanding of the scriptures.
Be proud of the word of God. A believer should be proud of Jesus and preach the word.
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
Mark 8:38 KJV
The Word of God is all we need to succeed in life’s journey. We must study and read the Word of God on daily basis and watch our spiritual lives grow in Jesus name.