The Word of God – Complete Reliance

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And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. (Luke 5:5 KJV)

The Word of God is the reality of God. The Word of God makes God’s existence real. It makes God “visible”. We can hold God when we behold His Word.

God is a Spirit… (John 4:24) A good understanding of this Nature of God is the differentiating element between those who know, relate and interact with God and those who do not. God reveals Himself by His Word and if we are smart to “wait” – tarry, meditate or linger – on His Word – God becomes “actively” visible.

Moses had walked and worked with God for some time when he desired to see God visibly, “But God said, “You cannot see My face, for no man shall see Me and live!” (Exo. 33:20). The goodness of God forbad Him to cause Him to be shown to Moses because Moses will die. What a good God will serve.

We sure do not understand the effect of some of the things we say or ask that had God not been so good, we would have caused our own selves great harm. The most tolerate realm of Man with God is to relate with God’s Word. We must become acquainted, settled and comfortable with the reality of this Truth and therefore reverence our interaction with the Word of God as in effect interacting with God.

In the reference context; Peter and others “were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.” (Luke 5:2). They had concluded the day’s event and were wrapping up. They were washing their nets after concluding and completing the fishing circle for the day and were about to retire until they met Jesus that good day and He said; “Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.” (Luke 5:4 KJV) At that remark, Jesus was not unclear or uncertain of the outcome of Peter’s reliance on the Word.

We must understand that The Word of God is not a remark or mere comment, it is not a wish or desire; it is exactly what it is. The Word of God creates what God says. Praise the Lord!  Gaining this truth must motivate us to seek God’s Word and desire Him to speak to us on any and every life’s concern or subject. Because once God speaks; it is done as He says.

The Bible put it thus “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. (Psalm 33:9).

As was in the testimony of Peter when He said, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.  And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. (Luke 5:5-6 KJV) We must not allow our expertise; prior experience or general trends implicate our reliance on what God says. Just go ahead and do when you know it.

The most fortunate thing that can happen to any person is to have a Word spoken to him/her by God. Nothing is more guaranteed. Please, let us value our interaction with the Word of God. It is well.

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The Word of God – Weapon

Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: (Psalm 144:1)

The glory of any tool is in its effectiveness; to intently attain its design objective and deliver its planned outcome. When a tool is ineffective (not achieving its intended purpose) it’s either its design is defective and/or its deployment is flawed.  The goal of using any tool is to accomplish a defined task.

The American Government recently deplored a tool described as “The Mother of all Bombs”. According to report, “The “Mother of All Bombs” – the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, is the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in America’s arsenal. The bomb was used for the first time in combat on Thursday 13 April 2017 in Afghanistan. This bomb, which has a relatively thin casing, is not a penetrator, but a “demolition bomb” designed for a surface burst.

The GBU-43/B is large, powerful and accurately delivered high explosive. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb [MOAB] weapon is a 21,000lbs total weight GPS-guided munition with fins and an inertial gyro for pitch and roll control. It is probable that this munition was initially nick-named the “Mother of All Bombs” with the retronymic expansion of MOAB following later. The weapon is expected to produce a tremendous explosion that would be effective against hard-target entrances, soft-to-medium surface targets, and for anti-personnel purposes. Because of the size of the explosive, it is also effective at LZ clearance and mine and beach obstacle clearance. Injury or death to persons will be primarily caused by blast or fragmentation. It is expected that the weapon will have a substantial psychological effect on those who witness its use. This massive weapon provides a capability to perform psychological operations, attack large area targets, or hold at-risk threats hidden within tunnels or caves.”  (www.globalsecurity.org › Military › Systems › Munitions › Smart Weapons

Notice, that the weapon is designed to achieve a defined objective and deployed to execute a definite task, including “substantial psychological effect on those who witness its use”. The intent of a player in any game is to win but that victory is squarely dependent on the effectiveness of the tool deployed during the event.

Beloved, God also has His tool of War. That tool is His Word.

According to God’s report about His “tool”, the Bible says, “For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the [soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart.  And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are open and exposed, and revealed to the eyes of Him with whom we have to give account.” (Heb. 4:12-13 AMP)

The “tool” of God is first of all, “living”; rational, intelligent and sensible.  God was so certain about the acute intensity and accuracy of His “tool” to accomplish planned objective, He motioned to Moses;  The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace” (Exo. 14:14 KJV).

Beloved, in all life’s game and contest, let’s learn to rely, use and deploy this “living” tool, it will 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 55:11KJV) God says.

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The word of God – Understanding

And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. (Phil. 2:8 KJV)

Comprehension is a potent cure for apprehension. Comprehension is the notion of gaining truth and meaning of a subject.  It is comprehension that makes interaction and interrelation both meaningful and gainful. It produces a binding and impactful union simply because what is meant is what is understood. Simply, comprehension is understanding the subject.

Beloved, we must strive to gain understanding in matters relating to us and matters to which we are related.  It paves way to sustained and continuing relationship, friendship and partnership. It eliminates confusion, mishandling and inappropriate reaction. How painful it can be to lack comprehension.

About understanding, the Bible says,” Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.  Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.”  (Prov. 4:5-9 KJV)

It is in this context of gaining understanding that it behooves us to seek and gain truth about the Salvation delivered us through Faith in the death and resurrection of our blessed Lord, Jesus Christ. The better we comprehend the content and scope of the work performed and the wealth delivered, the more robust and refreshing our derived benefit simply in its understanding.

I perceive it is this streak about understanding the truth and meaning of what and all that God delivered through Jesus that made Paul the Apostle cry out “But whatever former things were gains to me [as I thought then], these things [once regarded as advancements in merit] I have come to consider as loss [absolutely worthless] for the sake of Christ [and the purpose which He has given my life]. But more than that, I count everything as loss compared to the priceless privilege and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord [and of growing more deeply and thoroughly acquainted with Him—a joy unequaled]. For His sake I have lost everything, and I consider it all garbage, so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him [believing and relying on Him], not having any righteousness of my own derived from [my obedience to] the Law and its rituals, but [possessing] that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith And this, so that I may know Him [experientially, becoming more thoroughly acquainted with Him, understanding the remarkable wonders of His Person more completely] and [in that same way experience] the power of His resurrection [which overflows and is active in believers], and [that I may share] the fellowship of His sufferings, by being continually conformed [inwardly into His likeness even] to His death [dying as He did]; so that I may attain to the resurrection [that will raise me] from the dead. (Phil. 3:7-11 AMP).

How humbling to understand that God in Jesus “…being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. (Phil. 2:8 KJV) It is cognitive to rationalize that there is nothing God would require of us, that He Himself had not put Himself forward to perform including being obedient…obedient unto death that by the same power by which He (Jesus) accomplished the commanded may be inherited by us enabled by Him. (See Gal. 2:20 AMP)

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The Word of God – Our words

And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. (Rev. 19:13 KJV)

Word, according to Webster; “is a sound or combination of sounds that has a meaning and is spoken or written”. Word is the verbal expression of a person’s thought, intention or assumption. Words aptly represent, identify, characterize and personify a person. Words are script on the heart of every person, read or verbalized by the mouth. Words are innately proprietary.

The Bible says, “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” (Luke 6:45 NIV)  Contemplate that sentence for a moment, “…the mouth speaks what the heart is full of”

The mouth in essence is the agent, spokesperson or voice of the heart and we know that everyone is featured by his/her heart. One’s heart is one’s true, authentic and real self. The Bible puts it thus, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…” It is for this cause that one is termed a hypocrite when someone falsely represents or voices what is in his/her heart. We are our Words

Consider what the Bible further says, “He who has knowledge spares his words, And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit. Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive. (Prov. 17:28 NKJV) Notice here; one can only disguise until he/she speaks. The only time a fool may be misrepresented or misidentified is before he speaks. Many people have been held in high honor and respect until they spoke. The converse is also aptly true.

Consider the story of Joseph in the Bible, a young boy maligned, defamed and falsely accused by a clamorous woman and was thrown into jail without hearing or trail (Gen. 39:1-20). He Words where not heard and his person never identified until he had a chance to speak. Pharaoh’s butler said of him while introducing him, “…there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret” (Gen. 41:12 KJV).  His Words identified him as an interpreter of dreams and his Words having identified him positioned him to high honor and position in a foreign and distant land.

Beloved, we are our Words.

About God the Bible says, “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 (John 1:1-2 KJV).  God was (here) introduced as His Word.

This is a key notice to Man in His relation and interaction with God. God has consistently and evidently introduced Himself by His Word as He truly and wholly is as the Bible recorded, “In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. (Heb. 1:1-2 AMP)

We must revert to locating God as God evidently introduced Himself – His Word. This Word is a Person, who “…was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (John 1:14 KJV) We must all meet Him; this is attained at the meeting of the Word.

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