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1/18/12 – “The Integrity of the Word” VI – God’s Word is Living and Active

MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDIES

Wednesday in the Word

January 18, 2012

 

The Integrity of the Word VI

(God’s Word is Living and Active)

FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS

  1. James 1:22
    1. Your true self is your spirit which is just like God.
      1. I John 4:17b
    2. At the moment of salvation, God downloaded all of who He is in your spirit.
    3. I Thessalonians 5:23
      1. Your body is moved by your greatest sense impulse.
      2. Choices are made in the spirit or soul.
      3. The mind must be renewed to believe God.
    4. Romans 12:1-2
  2. Romans 2:13
    1. Doers of the Word will see their lives justified – corrected by the word of God.
    2. Ecclesiastes 10:7
      1. A picture of a life that need to be justified or corrected by God.
      2. Princes (believers) should have the best; and servants (sinners) should have the least.

 

  1.          I.            The integrity of the Word.
    1. God’s word is living and active.
      1. Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)
      2. Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)
        1. To the degree you are speaking the Word is the degree you are releasing God to be living and active in your life.
        2. God is absolute life.
        3. God’s word is the source that will correct things that are out of order in your life.
      3. Hebrews 4:12 (NLT)
        1. When you release God’s word against a situation, you are putting God Himself on the situation.
        2. In other words, God is activated in His word [when you speak it].
        3. For example, when Jesus spoke to the fig tree He activated God in the invisible realm to work on the tree.  (Scripture reference – St. Mark 11:21-23)
        4. Only God’s word will uproot a tree (or change a negative situation) not profanity.
        5. In other words, it’s a matter of the words you choose to use that change situations.
        6. Only God’s word forbids negative situations to operate in your life.
    2. The word of God has power to perform itself and transform situations.
      1. Isaiah 55:11 (KJV & The Amplified Bible)
        1. Because the word of God is God, the Word cannot return void – useless or without effect.
        2. You speak the Word to see the desires of your heart.  Once spoken, the Word begins to produce itself or the desires of your heart.   
          1. Proverbs 18:20-21
          2. For example, in Genesis 1, God said let there be light and the Word performed itself by producing light.
          3. God’s words are functioning thoughts; your words are functioning thoughts.
          4. Once words are released, they begin to function.
          5. Words have a function and are still working even after they have been long released in the atmosphere.  This is why you can feel in the atmosphere when negative words have been released by way of a disagreement or argument.
          6. Words are like seed, although you do not see the harvest immediately, in time they will eventually produce.
      2. St. John 14:10 (The Message Bible)
        1. When you speak God’s word, God performs the work of what you said.
        2. The Word spoken becomes a thing (crafted into a divine act).
        3. In other words, the word spoken begins to make what you said.  The word can only become…when you speak it.
        4. For example, Peter walked on water with the word “come” that was spoken by Jesus; the fig tree died after Jesus cursed it.
        5. Jesus, Himself, could not die until He began talking death.
        6. Jesus is absolute life – the source that gives life to life.
      3. St. John 1:14
        1. The nature of God’s word is the ability to be miraculous.
        2. God’s spoken words performed Jesus.
        3. In other words, the Word functioned throughout centuries until it became Jesus.
    3. The word of God takes the place of the unseen and then produces that which can be seen.
      1. Jeremiah 23:29
        1. For example, in Exodus 3, Moses saw a bush burning but not consumed.  In other words, God controlled the nature of fire.
        2. All words you release become functioning thoughts in the atmosphere.
        3. What you say continues to function in the atmosphere until you cancel it.
        4. For example, Peter’s words had to be canceled after denying Jesus 3 times.
        5. It is important to cancel negative words so that God’s words can have a place to work and reside.
        6. What you consistently say is a portrayal of what you truly believe.

©2012 George Matthews Ministries