A number of occurrences this week, got me mulling over this statement by Jesus, “the words I speak to you, they are spirit and they are life.” I decided to bring it up during our interactive bible discussion at Excellence Home Church. As I mentioned last week, this session is always a time of great learning and illumination as we pool ideas and impressions.
We examined the story in the book of Ezekiel 37:1-10, where we saw the prophet Ezekiel bring to life very dry bones by mere declaration of the word of God. By the time he was done, a vast army stood before him according to the word of the Lord.
The bible is rife with numerous instances where situations were turned around according to the word of the Lord.
Beginning from the amazing story of creation in Genesis, to the prophecies handed down to the apostle John in Revelation, we see the word of God as a force that rules both in heaven and on earth.
Hebrews 4:12 aptly pays a tribute to the word of God:
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any double edged sword…”
As we rounded off our discussions, we made the following deductions:
- The word of God is a force that causes change to occur.
- Just as Newton’s first law of motion states that an object at rest will continue in the same state unless a force is applied to it, the challenges we face on our path to success won’t budge unless we apply the force of God’s word.
- We have to feed our our faith with God’s word so we can move our mountains
Next week we will be sharing our personal experiences on this subject. God bless you.