Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Power of the Spoken WORD

  • 2 Corinthians 4:7-16a

7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that His life may be revealed in our mortal body. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.
13 It is written: "I believed; therefore I have spoken."With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in His presence. 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. 16 Therefore... we do not lose heart. [emphasis mine]

The enemy would have us believe that we are crushed, in despair, abandoned, struck down and destroyed. But that is a lie straight from the mouth of satan. God's Word says of all these - WE ARE NOT!! ..........Praise Him!

I BELIEVE – THEREFORE I SPEAK… with that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak!

As Beth Moore shares in her Believing God video series - the power of the spoken Word of God is beyond imagination. She says, "we must inhale the Word - and exhale it by our spoken Word. The enemy hears it as the voice of God - even if it sounds like us."

It should come as naturally as breathing. Is the Word of God that powerful in your life? It can be! It's only a breath away! Inhale [believe] it so you can exhale [speak] it with power!

Choosing JOY,


No comments: