"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 important in "today’s" Christian walk that we be discerning disciples. Not
only followers of truth but discerners of truth. Someone once asked me, "Do you have the gift of discernment?" Yes, I do,
I have the King James Version. The WORD of God is a discerner.
Seems everyone wants to hear from God, everybody wants a "word". If you want to hear
from God you must hear His Word. God has spoken through His Word and His Word is the discerner of the "thoughts" and
intents of the heart. Simply, your thoughts, your "thoughts from God" must line up with the already spoken Word of God. We
must come into agreement with the Word of God. It is interesting, in the above verse, that the Word of God is able to invade
our entire being...spirit, soul and body. An absolute key for genuine freedom is spiritual alignment. That is, our spirit
agreeing with what God say in His Word, our soul...mind, will, emotions, personality believing and speaking what God’s Word says
and our flesh agreeing in obedience to the truth of God’s Word.
There is an interesting verse of scripture written by James to believers, "Do you think
that the scripture says in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusteth to envy." James 4:5. What? The spirit that dwells in
us? But, if I’m a believer, only the Holy Spirit can dwell in me...is that what you are thinking? What spirit do you
suppose James is referring to here? Our human spirit most likely, but maybe evil spirits that dwell in our soul and body.
Evil spirits must be cast out, our human spirit must be cast down. There must be agreement in our being for there to be healing
and fullness of God’s Presence.
SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY ALIGNMENT
You see, the Word gets into even the "joint and marrow" ... and the Word brings healing.
Coming into agreement with truth that God has already spoken, allows us to receive and apply the promises of the Word.
For whenever God speaks, whatever He says automatically becomes law. In His legal system
alignment with truth brings freedom. Now, the opposite is true as well. Rebellion, refusal to receive His Word as truth means
to believe a lie and the lie empowers demons. Empowered demons bring destruction, death, disease and further deception to
the believer. The job of every demon is to rob, steal, kill and destroy. The problem is that believers don’t
believe...more accurately, our belief is often tempered with conditions.
HOW CAN WRITTEN WORDS BE ALIVE?
The Word of God is alive! It is alive and Powerful. How can that be? "In the beginning
was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. All thing were made by Him and for Him and without was not anything
made that was made...and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us." John 1:1-14.
The Word of God is ALIVE because Jesus is the Word. It is Powerful because Jesus is the Word! What
an incredible truth! When you speak the Word you actually speak His Presence right into your life and your situation. "Thy
word is truth". Discerning Disciples must weigh "words" against God’s Word. It is Truth that
liberates and His Word is TRUTH.
HOW CAN WRITTEN WORDS BE ALIVE?
The Word of God is ALIVE because Jesus is the Word. It is Powerful because Jesus is the
Word! What an incredible truth! When you speak the Word you actually speak His Presence right into your life and your situation.
"Thy word is truth". Discerning Disciples must weigh "words" against God’s Word. It
is Truth that liberates and His Word is TRUTH.
I WONDER IF SHE KNEW
When Mary was holding the baby Jesus in her arms I wonder if she knew that she was holding
the one Who was holding all creation in His grip. Maybe she did, but I doubt that she could possibly comprehend that He was
in the beginning with God and that He was and is God. Could she have known that He spoke everything into being and that when
He speaks all of creation obeys?
I think also that we are not able to receive the magnitude of power and authority that
is ours in His Name. I believe it is a little more than simply speaking His Name, it is believing that His Name is above every
name, it is living daily, moment by moment in that amazing truth. His Word is truth. We are empowered by the truth of His
Word, the Presence of His Holy Spirit and exercising His Name in our life!
Thanks for your faithful support. Blessings in every area of your life!
Just for Jesus,