God’s Word is Always Working
God’s Word is Always Working
10 For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
Isaiah 55:10, 11 (AMPC)
God’s Word always works. That is something we must constantly remind ourselves of because we are living is a fallen world. When our focus is on the fallen world around us it is often hard to see God’s Word at work. Yet, the creative power of God’s Word has always existed. Starting with Genesis 1:3 through Genesis 1:24 the creation of the world as we know came forth as God spoke each facet into existence.
Why is the world and especially the Church not seeing God’s Word come to pass more often? Just as with a natural seed, the Word needs the right environment in which to grow. There are at least three different environments which are holding back the Word’s ability to produce.
- Lack of knowledge: Hosea 4:6 (MSG) My people are ruined because they don’t know what’s right or true. Because you’ve (priests at that time, or teachers today) turned your back on knowledge… The sad fact is that many Christians just don’t know what the Word of God says.
- Unbelief: Matthew 13:58 (AMPC) 58 And He did not do many works of power there, because of their unbelief (their lack of faith [a]in the divine mission of Jesus). Unbelief cuts off the ability of the Word to work before it is even spoken.
- Religious traditions/ traditions of man: Mark 7:8, 13 (NOG)8 “You abandon the commandments of God to follow human traditions.” 13 Because of your traditions you have destroyed the authority of God’s Word. And you do many other things like that.” God has given Man authority in the earth (Psalm 8) and when he chooses to do things apart from what God’s Word says, the Word is stopped dead in its tracks.
How do you create the proper environment in which the Word can work in your life? You begin by making the Word of God the final authority in your life. That requires making a quality decision that if the Word says it, “I believe it.” Realize that it will also take time for the roots of that decision to become anchored in your life. This is especially important when something happens that doesn’t line up with the Word and you are tempted to say, “The Word isn’t working for me”. Secondly, it requires that you have Biblical hope – an earnest expectation – that you are going to see the Word work. You need to be like an expectant mother – who while waiting for the birth of her child – is connecting with the child she has yet to see by preparing for its birth.
Someone once said, “The devil cannot stop the Word from working; he can only stop people from acting on It.” Find out what the Word says about the situation you are facing and then give voice to that Word. The Message Bible says in Isaiah 55:11, “They’ll (Gods Words) do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.” Keep thanking God that His Word does not return to Him void. And, it will only be a matter of time before you are thanking Him that, the promise for which you were believing, has come to pass in your life!
Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth, Doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, so will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.
Isaiah 55:10, 11 (MSG)
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