MAKE THE WORD ALIVE in You by Bola Olu-Jordan
The Word of God is the highest form of power in creation. God used it to solve His ‘problem’: ‘let there be light and there was light’ (Gen.1:3). If you do not know the word of God, you can not know the mind of God.
The word of God is God’s authority! Nothing can resist it, not even God! ‘I will hasten my word to perform it’ (Jer. 1:12). Is.55:11: It shall not return to me void, it shall prosper…
The word can never fail: Mt.24:35 heaven and earth may pass away, but my word will not pass away.
But how does this work? The answer is in:
1. Joshua 1:18. Read it!
2. Col 3:16
1. READ those scriptures. Why? The answer to why you should read those scripture is in John 5:39 ‘Search the scriptures …. In them you have ETERNAL LIFE!.
- Prov. 23:23: Buy the truth and read it!.
2. MEDITATE on it! Day and night. (Joshua 1:18)
3. MEMORIZE it! ... Dwell in you richly in all wisdom (situation) Col. 3:1
4. RECITE it!
5. CONFESS it! Rom.10:9: If thou shall confess with thy mouth
6. APPROPRIATE it.
CHARACTERISTIC OF THE WORD OF GOD:
Heb 4:12: ‘For the word of God is quick, and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart’
- It is QUICK: i.e. alive! Now! Same yesterday, today and forever! It will do today, what it did yesterday! It is constant!
Locate the word of God for your situation:
What does God say about your barrenness, joblessness, poverty, sickness, spouse, children, future, ministry, shame…
Is.61:7: ‘For your shame I will give you double). Apply it.
It’s not the doctors’ report that counts, but God’s. Don't throw it away, but take it before the Lord like King Hezekiah did. He took the threat letter from Sennacherib before the Lord and God intervened by subduing his enemies. Read 2Chronicles 32. The battle is not yours, it is the Lord's.
Stop rehearsing what God has not said concerning you.
The church condemned the woman in adultery but Jesus said ‘go and sin no more’ (John 8:11). Even if you have made a grave and costly mistake in the past, go to the Lord, there is forgiveness with Him. He will cleanse you as if it never happened. Even if the shame is irreversible, He will remove the pain. The enemy will no longer use it to afflict you again. For your shame, He will give you honour. For your ashes, He will give you beauty. That is why He is God; only if you trust Him.
Let not your past or present destroy your future when there is a way out in Jesus.
Lazarus’ sisters said he was ‘dead and stinking’; that they would only meet on the resurrection day (future)
But Jesus said ‘I am the resurrection and the life’ (i.e. the resurrection is now!), therefore, ‘Lazarus, come forth’!
The resurrection is standing with you right now. Do not wait till future to enjoy peace, while you live in miseries now. He will give you peace in the midst of the turbulence. He will calm you in the midst of pressures that threatens to swallow you. Jesus is here with you, dry bones can rise again, if you believe.
You can tell everything that is dead and stinking in your life to come forth today now and it will be so.
The word of God is now!
Before the word of God can be a blessing to you, it has to be in the NOW. it is not the word spoken by someone to someone else over thousands of years ago. But it is God speaking to you NOW. The word addresses us in the present. It addresses our situation. Allow the word of God to speak to your situation. it is the highest authority. The Bible says God has lifted His words above His name. Everything may pass, but the word will not pass.
There is always the word of God concerning every situation of your life, no matter how terrible it is. You just need to know what the word is and stand in its application. It is imperative therefore to know the word. You cannot be blessed by what you don't know. Paul encouraged us in Col. 3:16: "Let the word of God dwell in you richly in all wisdom.
That is, in all aspect of life, not just one.
What is God saying about your health? What is He saying about your finances? What is He saying about your home, family, children, relationship? He is saying something, you just need to know what he is saying. When you know what God is saying, then you can press in to it by faith.
Why do you believe what the doctors are saying about your condition more than what the Lord is saying? He says: "by His stripes you were healed.". You are not just going to be healed now, you were healed then. Until that truth mixes with faith in your heart, you cannot experience the healing. Stop praying that He heals you, He healed you when He hung on that tree. If He saved you when He hung on that tree, He also healed you. Why do you believe He saved you when He hung on that tree but you don't believe He healed you? Salvation is healing, deliverance and blessing together. Its a complete package. If you are saved by faith, and you are really saved, then you are also healed by faith and you are really healed. it doesn't matter if you experience the healing right now. Faith calls the things that are now as if they are and they become. Call the manifestation of your healing out by faith. Confess it till you see it, it doesn't matter how long. Even though it tarries, it will not tarry, wait for it.
So, I ask you, what is the word of God is saying about your situation? If the word says it, then you can trust Him; He is not a man that will lie, neither is He a son of man that he should repent. Has He said it and will He not do it"?
Let not your faith be in the deadness of the letter. This is when you read it in black and white in the scriptures, but still is not alive in you. Let the word you read ignite your spirit man. Let it provoke you into believing without any iota of doubt that what is written in the letter is indeed alive in the spirit. The letter kills, but the spirit gives life. The word is not dead, its alive.
Jesus 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. Speak the word and watch it, like a farmer plants and watch the seed grows. if you need patience, get it but don't lose focus. The seed must come out, it must not die. Even it it appears as if it is dead, be patient and don't lose it, it will come forth like Lazarus did.
The word of God is POWERFUL: Nothing can withstand, corner or prevent it!
When God said ‘let there be light’ … there was light.
When Jesus spoke forth the word of power about Lazarus, the power of the grace could not resist that command: "Lazarus, come forth!" Speak to your Lazarus to come forth. It may be bound, dead, buried, stinking and forgotten, but to him that believeth, nothing shall be impossible. If Lazarus came forth, your situation can come forth, but first, you got to speak forth … with power.
God said in Is.45:23: the word has gone out of my mouth. It shall not return void, until it accomplishes that which it has gone out to perform (Is.55:11)
Your situation may be powerful indeed, but the word of God is more powerful than your situation. See it that way and believe it because it is the truth. Your situation may be so sharp that it causes you pains. But the word of God is sharper than any two edged sword. It pierces to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." What more do you need that is greater than the word?
When He sent forth His word, His word "healed them, and delivered them from their destructions." (Ps 107:20). The word He sent is for you.
What destruction do you have around you? The word has already being released to it. The word will not return void until it has fuliflled his mission because God watches over his word to perform it.
1. Locate the word of God for your situation
2. Believe it
3. Confess it
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