How To Access The Power In God’s Word

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The Power In The Words Of God

Clearly, God has given us the authority to use His power on earth (Luke 10:19). The word of God is the means by which humans access this power. No wonder that God decided to make His words living and infinitely so powerful that they are sharper than the blade of the sharpest two-edged sword that has ever been made, and can easily split apart the soul and spirit of a person; a task that no other force is able to perform. This is certainly a great knowledge to have, but unless we can draw this power from God’s words and use it on our daily lives, His words do not do us much good.

How To Access The Power In God’s Words

There are just a few steps to take to accomplish this: First, hear the words; second, understand them; third, believe them; forth, retain them; and fifth, pray them.

1. Hear the words

The scriptures declare this: “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him” (Mark 4:24-25). First of all, Jesus is not referring to just the mechanical act of hearing, when He uses the word “hear.” Rather, He is refer-ring to the whole process of assimilating the words of God; to the extent that the words prosper the hearer according to what was written into it: That is, the person hears or reads or studies the words, and then successfully understands and applies them to his or her daily life. Nevertheless, the first act towards drawing power from the words of God is to make sure that you hear and capture the words into your mind.

2. Understand the words

After hearing the words, the next step is to understand them. The simplest way to do this is to turn the words over and over in your mind until they make sense to you. Unless you understand the words, satan will immediately snatch them out of your heart; making sure that the words have no chance to prosper you. This is how the scriptures say this: “When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart” (Matt. 13:19).

       In the above passage (Mark 4:24-25), Jesus is alerting us to pay full attention to what we understand from the words of God that we hear, read or study. Is what you’re hearing or studying making sense to you? Can you freely talk about the ideas expressed in the words? Can you remember them a week or a month later? When a need arises in your daily life, can you readily apply those words to affect the need? If you answered yes to all of them, you have a good understanding of the words. If no, you do not fully understand the words. Turn them over in your mind again.

       According to Jesus, the more of the words that you take in, the more that God will bless you. The more you understand them, the more that God will bless you. If you’re taking in very little, your blessings will be likewise little. And if you fail altogether to take in the words, you are like a man who refuses to use his talent. You’ll altogether loose the blessings in the words. (Continued)

3. Believe the words and keep them

Your next step is to apply your faith to believe the words that you are hearing. Unless you believe it, it will not do you any good. Here is how the scriptures say it: “For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it” ( Hebrews 4:2). Besides, “he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a Rewarding of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6). Let not your faith stop at just mental believe. Go on to do what the words command you to do. Even if you have been disappointed in the past, believe the words and do what they say, and you will still prosper: For example, Peter and his fellow fishermen believed Jesus in spite of their past failure: “But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.” And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking” (Luke 5:5-6).

4. Retain the words

Your next step is to retain the words in your heart so that they can act as the sword of the Holy Spirit when you pray or use the words in other ways (Ephesians 6:17). Here are some steps that you can take to help you retain them:

Welcome the words as truth & treasure them. Receiving the words with enthusiasm will greatly help you to retain them. So, if you like the words that you are hearing? then do not regard them casually: Rather, welcome them as absolute truth. Regard them as words that you can fully rely on. Let your attitude show that you’ve found something extremely important. Here is how the scriptures say it: “when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe” (1 Thessalonians 2:13). “I rejoice at Your word as one who finds great treasure” (Psalms 119:162). “I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food” (Job 23:12).

       Exercise your mind to retain the words. Next, turn the words over, and over again in your mind until your mind retains them, or, actively memorize them if that is easier for you. The scriptures declare it as follows: “He also taught me, and said to me: “Let your heart retain my words; keep my commands, and live” (Prov 4:4).

5. Pray on the words

Finally, pray the words into fulfillment. The words of God can be prayed upon till God fulfills them. If they are promises, ask God to fulfill them for you; remembering to argue your reasons soundly. If they are commands, ask God for strength, humility, understanding and wisdom to obey them. And so on, and so forth.

       Make sure that you pray in the Holy Spirit so that the Holy Spirit can be there to help you pray effectively, and indeed, bring in the power to activate the words (Ephesians 6:18). In this respect, remember that the source that makes the words of God powerful, is the Holy Spirit: That is why the scriptures declare that the word of God is the sword of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 6:17). For, even the sharpest sword cannot hurt the enemy unless the fighter swings it with His own strength. Also, the Holy Spirit uses the words that are written in the person’s heart to fight with; He does not open the bible to pull out those words. That is why you had to retain these words in your heart.

       If the Spirit of God lives in you, each of the above steps will release the power of God into your being to provide that extra push to give you a powerful and successful daily living.

Till next time, remain blessed.