Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. (Isaiah 55:3 KJV)
There is life in the Word of God. This is a profound and necessary truth for our notice and assimilation. We live by the Word of God.
Throughout Human history and till present, a recurring event and trend is God and Man’s need for sync and integration. Man’s has continued to need God and God has continued to need Man. The required synchronization is so basic and crucial that there is a fatal abruption of plan and purpose should the integration not exit or be nulled. This is a crucial truth. God designed Man to sync and integrate with Him.
At the initial contemplation of Man’s creation, the premise was to design Man after the image and likeness of God. Man was designed to reflect or mirror God, infused with the Nature of God but on the Earth. The Bible puts it thus, “God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, And, yes, Earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.” God created human beings; he created them godlike, Reflecting God’s nature. He created them male and female. God blessed them: “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.” The Characteristic nature of God was God’s Word…”the Word was God” the Bible says (John 1:2 KJV). The Word: when our Lord Jesus would describe Him says “the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. (John 6:63 KJV). It was this Nature of God in Man that would make Man live by God. Man is sustained and maintained by the Word of God. This is an important notice.
Akin to the popular and pervasive use of the USB (Universal Connection Bus) between a computer and other devices, The Word of God is that necessary and postulated interface to connect God and Man. It is the conduit that deposits or integrates Man with God; the Word infused Man with life (of God) and thereby Man lived.
Man would later die when Adam would decline or disobey the Word of God (that made him live). About this death experience, Adam said; “I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” And God said, who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?” (Gen. 3:10-11 KJV) Man became detached, disconnected or emptied of life because that Universal Connection Bus (USB) that downloaded or transmitted life of God to Man was broken.
Beloved, let us not be weary or unwise to understand our need and requirement for the Word of God. Jesus said, “It takes more than bread to stay alive. It takes a steady stream of words from God’s mouth.” (Matt. 4:4 MSG)
Let us be awaken to this true need as we are aware of our need for daily bread as Man shall not live by that bread alone but by every Word of God; “…come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live” God says. What is God saying to us (now)? Let’s buy into it and live. Amen
And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. (Luke 5:6-7 KJV)
The Word of God is Truth. Truth is the distinguishing feature or character of the Word of God. It is this characteristic feature that identifies and differentiates God’s Word from all others. Truth is the identifier of God’s Word. It is upon this unique feature that we must all assume to identify and recognize the Word of God.
About identifying the Word of God, the Bible records an important notice to which we must give careful attention when it says, “Beloved, do not believe every spirit [speaking through a self-proclaimed prophet]; instead test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets and teachers have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1 AMP) Note, whom the Bible was warning us about, “spirits”. The cognitive fact and important reference here is words are inspired, muttered or motivated by spirits. This is an important benchmark to verify and validate what we hear and how we respond. “Do not believe every spirit”; the Bible says. It is one’s awareness and acquaintance to the truth about this fact that will extricate and exonerate from the despicable intricacy of the wicked to deceive, spoil and rob. We must be awoken to proving all things to identify and hold to the truth. It is a matter of personal responsibility.
About His Word, Jesus our precious Lord said, “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 KJV) Jesus was unequivocal about the content or the element of His Words, “they are spirit…” He said. It is this spirit of the Word that is the active ingredient in the Word. It is the spirit in (of) the Word that gives effect to what is said or heard. The active element is therefore the spirit who utters (prompts) the Words.
Every Word is motivated by the spirit that inspires or prompts it utterance. About these spirits the Bible says, “We [who teach God’s word] are from God [energized by the Holy Spirit], and whoever knows God [through personal experience] listens to us [and has a deeper understanding of Him]. Whoever is not of God does not listen to us. By this we know [without any doubt] the spirit of truth [motivated by God] and the spirit of error [motivated by Satan]. (1 John 4:6 AMP) Unlike satan’s, the active Element or Person I must say in the Word of God is the Spirit of Truth. This is the latent, inherent and active Spirit in the Word of God. It is this Active Personality that gives effect to the Word of God thereby commanding its result or outcome in the Truth without intent to deceive, rob or spoil. The motivation is ever Truth to save and give life.
Beloved, converse and adverse to the Spirit in (of) the Word is the spirit in (of) the word of satan, Bible describes it as the spirit of error and the intent is to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10 KJV) Let us awake to seeking the Truth and like Peter and his partners who when they had done The Word spoken by Jesus obtained a great and surpassing result, we shall also find the Word so spoken to us effective. Praise the Lord!