I want to continue my discussion from the last post. I was dealing with the Sword of the Spirit, which is the rhema – Word of God. We need to understand just how powerful this Word is.
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
The word, command, in the above verse, is the Greek word rhema. This tells me that the rhema of God created the universe – everything there is – visible and invisible.
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
That word is used again in this verse. The universe, both the visible and invisible, is sustained by the rhema of His power. We need to see that the rhema – Word of God is the power of God.
This Word is also the power of God in me. I must be hearing from God and acting on it.
Please understand that quoting Scripture didn’t create the world. Quoting the Bible doesn’t sustain the world. It’s His Word of power, the rhema of God that formed these atoms. It’s the rhema of God that keeps them arranged the way they are.
In the same way, the rhema of God can rearrange them. When I hear from God and say “Be healed” by the rhema of God, cancer cells become healthy cells.
You might be thinking right now, “That’s good for a pastor or minister, but not for me.”
Look at what Jesus said to the Pharisees.
“He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”
Jesus literally said that he who belongs to God hears the rhema of God. Do you belong to God? If so, then this is for you.
But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming:
In context, “It” is our righteousness by faith. The righteousness that we stand in tells you that the rhema is near you, it’s in your heart and mouth. This is the rhema of faith.
We should know by now that out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks (Luke 6:45). We should be spending quality time with God, praying in the spirit. As you do, He puts His rhema in your heart, and then it overflows from your mouth at the right time.
The church has yet to learn to use this powerful weapon. The early church used it to turn the world upside down. That was before they had any Scripture. It was before CD’s, DVD’s, TV, radio, or internet. They did it with only the rhema of God.
I believe the next revival in the church will be God’s people laying hold of this. We can’t fulfill God’s plan without hearing and obeying God’s rhema – Word to us.
For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
In our generation, most of the church has been ignoring the sword. It’s time to pull it out and use it to drive the enemy back.
Question: Why do God’s people seem to ignore hearing God’s voice?
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January 15, 2020 at 9:54 AM