GOOD NEWS ON MARCH 1, 2012

 

The Effectual Word


So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall 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 55:11).


The Word of God is living and
powerful
: it is active, operative, energizing, and effective: “…it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal]
spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing {and} sifting {and} analyzing {and} judging the very thoughts and
purposes of the heart”
(Hebrews 4:12 AMP). This scripture describes the infallible quality and efficacy of the Word.


Despite the effectual nature of
God’s Word, Jesus taught that a man could render the Word ineffective in his own life. The Pharisees for one were experts in the Jewish
traditions at the expense of following the true teachings of God’s Word. Hence the Word, even though effectual, all-powerful and operative,
didn’t produce results in their lives.
They made the Word ineffective.


Many today, like the Pharisees, are either
casual with the Word or bound to religion and traditions of men, thereby short-circuiting the power of the Word
in them. People with personal
traditions and religious opinions, beliefs and thought-patterns that are contrary to new creation realities revealed to us in the Word, will make the
Word ineffective in their lives.


Never undermine the power of the Word;
don’t get too “familiar” with the Word to the point it no longer makes an impact on you. Have a childlike attitude of delight and
hunger for the Word always. Your only recourse in any situation in life should be the Word of God. When you find yourself in any difficult situation
where you’re wondering what to do, ask yourself,
“What does the Word say concerning this situation?” Search the Word for
information or instruction
that covers that situation and put it to work; that’s how to honour the Word and give it
pre-eminence in your life, and it’ll always work for you.


Prayer
The Word of God is my life, and it’s exalted in my heart, above every thought, desire, aspiration or belief
today! My success in life is guaranteed and unstoppable because I’ve made the Word of God my contemplation and meditation, in Jesus’ Name.
Amen.

Further Study
Colossians 2:8
Mark 7:11-13