Why do we make so much ado about faith and the Word of God? First of all, when God speaks, we should listen. He’s way better than E. F. Hutton!
Remember when Jesus and His inner crowd – Peter, James, and John – were on the mount of Transfiguration? Jesus was transformed right before their eyes in all His glory – at least as much as they could physical stand – and then Moses and Elijah showed up! What a sight that must have been! It undoubtedly changed them forever.
However, Peter goes on to say in II Peter 1:19 that in spite of what he saw right before His eyes on that day, there was even something better and more sure and reliable. It was the Word of God!
You see, our five physical senses, what we need on planet earth, are not always reliable. They can deceive us. If we’re overtired, we can imagine seeing things that aren’t really there. If we’re distraught or have had a traumatic experience, our senses can be deceived. And the list goes on.
But God’s infallible Word never changes. It’s forever settled in Heaven and He has magnified His Word above His Name, which is above every name that is named in Heaven, in earth, and under the earth.
God’s Word is the ultimate benchmark from which everything we think, do, or imagine should be measured. His Word is the key to everything we need or ever will need on planet earth.
Now why is that? God cannot lie. Everything He speaks comes to pass. If He ever went back on His Word, the whole universe would implode and self-destruct because it’s (the universe) held together by His Word. How awesome is that!
God and His Word are One and you can stake your reputation and life on it. His Word has a zero rate of failure and it’s our more sure Word of prophecy. Everything we want or need is provided for us in His Holy Word!
What a blessed people we are! Remember, the Word hasn’t lost any of its power or integrity. It’s the same today as it has always been.
Heb. 13:5 tells us that Jesus is the same today, yesterday, and forever. And since Jesus and the Word are One, that means healing, miracles, prosperity, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit are still valid today. Thank You Lord! We are blessed indeed!
1 Peter 1:23 (KJV) 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
Psalm 119:89 (KJV)89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
Psalm 138:2b (KJV) 2 … for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Philippians 2:10 (KJV) 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Numbers 23:19a (KJV) 19 God is not a man, that he should lie;
Colossians 1:17 (KJV) 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Hebrews 1:3 (KJV) 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
John 1:1 (KJV) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 Peter 1:19 (KJV) 19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.