Continuing from the previous post on discover the word, it seemed fit to dwell longer on the Word.
Words are expressions of what is in the heart and mind. It is when the tongue is set in motion that the secrets of the heart are revealed. If ever you want to know the heart of an individual, simply listen closely to the words they speak.
Anyone who desires to know God cannot bypass His word. We must know the Word to know God because the word of God is the first manifestation of His secret thoughts. For example, when darkness covered the earth, God expressed His mind by speaking light. That’s a clear sign that He cannot stand darkness. Therefore in knowing the word of God, we get a better picture of who He is inside out.
His heart is revealed in His word.
His mind is revealed in His word.
His intents are revealed in His word.
“The power of God is the manifestation of His word.”
In the book of Genesis the earth was without form and void, therefore God commanded and the chaos was organised into a beautiful array of round planets and milky galaxies. The beauty of the planet we live on today is a result of a word which was spoken when there was nothing to hear.
The demonstration of the power of God is simply Him working what He has already spoken. To put it simply:
“There are no acts of God until there is a word of God.”
Do you know that as God is Self-existing, His word is living and active? Do you also know that when the word of God is released from His mouth, it runs very swiftly?
“He sends out His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly.”
God envisions, then He speaks and it runs. Yes, Gods word runs very swiftly and never stops until there is a fulfilment. Understand this, the word of God is absolute. Whenever the word is fulfilled, the fulfilment continues to hold together because that same running word continues to operate it. For example, the same word which was released to create the earth continues to hold the earth together. If the word is to depart from the earth and stop operating, everything will crumble back into the nothingness it was before “let there be light”. The Person operating the word does not slack, neither does His power therefore the speed of the word remains constant, never lagging. This is why as long as the word runs swiftly, it has the power to create and maintain.