Of The Word
“And I say also unto thee…I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18).
I get so inspired each time I read this scripture. These were the words of the Master Himself, and He categorically stated that He’s personally responsible for building His Church; how comforting!
We know that the Lord Jesus has gone to heaven, but the Holy Spirit is with us, continuing His ministry here in the earth. So how does the Lord build His Church? He builds His Church through the instrumentality of God’s Word.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ was brought to us by the instrumentality of the Word. The Scriptures contain God’s plan and purpose for mankind. In your relationship with Jesus as Lord of your life, the first thing you have to learn is submitting to the Lordship of His Word. The Word is the only ingredient that can transform a person’s life on all three levels: spirit, soul and body (Hebrew 4:12).
When the Word of God gets into your spirit, it produces in you what it talks about. For example, the Word is the instrument for salvation, which is the very first step. Romans 1:16 says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth…” That means God’s power to save anyone is in the Gospel of Christ: His Word of salvation.
The Word of God can also transform your way of thinking as the Bible says in (Romans 12:2). Then of course, the Word can transform your physical body (Proverbs 4:18-20); it will grant you divine immunity against sickness and any kind of infirmity. In addition, the Word of God has the power to inspire prosperity in your life (Proverbs 8:10-11; 2 Corinthians 8:9).
Make a personal decision to improve your life with the Word of God. Build for yourself, an effectual life of success, progress and consistent victory through the instrumentality of the Word.
my heart is forever open to receive your engrafted Word with meekness, faith and gladness. I yield myself to the ministry of your Word, knowing that it is able to build me up, and bring me into my inheritance in Christ. Amen.
Psalm 19:7; Joshua 1:8
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: 1 Corinthians 4; Psalm 113-116
2 Year Bible reading plan: Colossians 1:1-8; Jeremiah 5