Our actions add value to the words we speak.
God’s word carries the kind of weight that is does because God will ALWAYS produce an action that corresponds or agrees with His word. Worlds are framed by His simple declaration of, “Let there be…”
What gives weight to God’s word? His willingness to honor it above all else.
If God says a thing, it must be so. It doesn’t matter if every circumstance surrounding the matter contradicts God’s word. Those circumstances must and will realign themselves to make full proof of the weight of God’s word.
It almost makes sense that so many people have such a hard time taking the Bible as the infallible, inspired Word of God. They look at the Bible and think, “This can’t possibly be true. Nothing like THAT could ever happen in MY life!”
And then, there are people like ME.
It’s usually the ones who have nothing left to lose that take the chance to see that God’s word is REAL. It’s the person who has looked like a fool their whole lives that is not afraid to take God at His impossible, unbelievable word. And it’s that person that sees the victory of God’s word being manifest to its fullest potential.
The promise is this: His word will not return void. It will always accomplish what pleases the Father. That promise has only one contingency; we must know the word and live it and speak it IN FAITH.
THE WORD OF GOD IS THE WILL OF GOD. It is the language God speaks. In order to have God’s best possible outcome for our lives, we have to know His will, do His will and declare His will. And it is the Father’s “good pleasure” to bring His will to pass, no matter how much circumstances contradict it.
Jesus came to do all that He did, so that we could have whatever God’s will is for us. But even He could not have done that if someone had not been willing to do the will of God. It is because there were generations of people, determined to do the will of God, before the NAME could even be spoken in the earth, that gave the name of Jesus the power that it possesses.
I think it’s very telling when people will pray for things, “in Jesus’ name,” that just don’t line up with the will of God. A lot of those prayers include phrases like: “Give me,” or, “let me,” or, “fix this, or that, or them…” You get the point. I am equally guilty of this quite often, myself. And we think that the prayer must come to pass because we have asked these things in “the name.”
“Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.” ~ James 4:3
Sound familiar? What I have come to discover is that the one thing that trumps the Name of God is the Word of God. Any time we use the name of God in a way that does not line up with the Word of God; we have missed the will of God, making the name ineffective. In Psalm 138:2, David honors God for magnifying His word above His name. In essence, David honors God for KEEPING HIS WORD. That demands that you be a direct reflection of your Father by KEEPING YOUR WORD. And that’s not talking just about telling the truth. Don’t waste time and energy saying things you don’t mean. Don’t say things just because it’s in your ‘nature’ to say it. Check your old habits against the word of God. If it agrees with God’s word SAY IT. If it supports what God’s word says DO IT.
Nobody said it would be easy. And, for a while, it’s going to feel a little awkward. We live in a world that is totally contrary to God’s word in every imaginable aspect. That is the very reason it is such a challenge to take the Bible for absolute truth. BUT IT CAN BE DONE. It just takes practice…day by day, moment by moment practice.
And THAT is the thing that takes you from being waist deep in water to walking through a living aquarium on dry ground. When you take God at his Word, and live like His word is true, and speak His word back to Him, He is OBLIGATED to bring it to pass. It is upon His authority that His word MUST come to pass. And when we pray “the word,” in “the name” after living and speaking “the word” in “the name,” it makes us victorious in the war of our words and that results in the life changing miracles that others can only read about.