MEDITATIONS ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE
______...."This book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB
THE LIVING WORD
[part 4 of 6]
*___The Word is God present with us speaking the Living Message of the Living Father God.
is the NOW Word from Him to me. It is His voice. It becomes a living thing in the heart of Faith. In Rom. 10:8 it is called the "Word of Faith." It is His Word that gives birth to faith in the believer. It is God's faith expressed.
___You see, He is a Faith God and He always uses words to do things. Heb. 11 :3 "By faith we understand that the worlds have been framed by the Word of God." Hear Him whisper,
___"By myself have I sworn" (Gen. 22:16). He was in the Word. The Word was a part of Him.
___You can't separate
a man from his words; neither can you separate the Father from His Words.
___How it thrilled me when I read in Heb. 7:22 that Jesus is the surety of the New Covenant.
___The New Covenant is the Word, and He is the surety of the Word. The Word was a living fact when Jesus spoke it. It is still a living fact. Jesus was a part of all He said ;
He and His Word were one. Jesus is just as real now as He was the day He arose from the dead.
___His Word is just as real now as when He inspired John or Peter or Paul
to write it.
___What He said was a part of Himself. Reality throbs in it, flows through it, lives in it. The Word was; the Word is now what it was then. Here are some
other assurances Psa. 23:1,
___"The Lord is my shepherd." John 10:14, Jesus said, "I am the good shepherd." Isa. 41 :10,
___"Fear thou not, for I am with thee : be not dismayed, for I am thy God." Rom. 8:31, "If God is for you, who can be against you."
4:13, "I can do all things in him who strengtheneth me." Psa. 27:1, "God is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?" Phil. 4:19, "My God shall supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus." Psa. 121:1, 2, "My help
cometh from the Lord." Psa. 84:5, "My strength is in Him." Psa. 62:5-8, "God is my refuge."
___These are Living Words, and as you feed on them they build you up. The
knowledge of what Christ is and has done for you personally, builds faith in you. When I turn to the Word and read it as His message to me, He confirms that message in my life. He confirmed the covenant made with Abraham.
___He confirmed the Word that Jesus spoke through the Apostles. (Mark 16:20). Jesus said in John 14:15, "If ye love me, ye will keep my commandments." What was His commandment? That we love one another.
He that loveth me and keepeth My Word, he it is, you see, that the Father loves.