Saturday, October 14, 2017

Pattern of the Word at Work

UV 2801/10000 The Pattern of the Word@Work
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Isaiah 55 v 11

The word that has gone forth from the mouth of the Lord God is truthful, wholesome and extremely effective. It is in this world but not of this world. The origin is divine, supernatural, spiritual and yet it works in this world. The only condition for it to work is faith or belief in every word spoken by the Lord. It will accomplish the will of the Lord in this world. It will work deep inside us, at a level deeper than our bones and marrow. It will work quietly, invisibly but surely. It shall without a doubt or without delay prosper in the thing to which the Lord sends it. It is the good seed that meets our greatest need- the need for salvation, for eternal life. It will also meet our diurnal needs for wisdom in the decisions and choices we make, the work we do, the words we speak. It comes like the rain, snow and dew that softens the earth and prepares the harvest of all that we eat from herbs to fruit. It softens our hardened or inured hearts to feel again the things that are vital from the Lord and Creator and Redeemer’s perspective. It brings forth a harvest of righteousness and blessings. It will give seed to the sower and bread to the eater. It will bring forth sweetness out of the killer echoing the dead carcass of a lion that Samson had killed that became the shelter for a beehive full of honey. What the enemy of our souls plans for our destruction and defeat, it will change into a sweet testimony or evidence of the greatness, goodness and love of the Lord. The believer can trust, praise and thank the Lord on every up and down in his life, every turn and twist. All is grist to his mill- no experience is wasted, all is gain including pain and nothing is in vain.
Any human plus the word is a champion like David, a winner like Joshua, a leader like Moses. He is anointed, enabled, equipped, empowered. The word is the software of our existence. It is wholesome food. It is manna from above that does not spoil overnight. It is sweeter than honey and gives wisdom to the simple. It strengthens us from within. It educates our senses so that we are sensible. It teaches us what no earthly teacher can teach us- how best to live. It is higher, much higher than mere man-made religion, morality, philosophy, psychology and science. We need to dwell on every word and absorb its essence of meaning. We need to digest and apply it in every aspect of our lives as nothing is beyond its scope.
The word is practical, simple, applicable in all conceivable human situations. It works even in impossible situations, crises and predicaments as well as in normal fair weather. The biblical thought process “ Cling to what is good, let go of what is evil” can best be practiced by clinging to the word and letting go of what is evil in this world. It will preserve us from conforming to the patterns of this world and instead be spiritually transformed from within. We will not be clay that resists the Potter but yields to His every move. The word embodies the spirit of God and it cures the ills of our flesh. It deals with the issues of the heart out of which flows forth life. It releases the supernatural wisdom, power and resources of the Lord into our mundane situations. It is certain, precise and specific in our real life situations to offer solutions and answers to the questions and problems we confront on a day-to-day basis. The Word is guaranteed by the Lord. The warranty is everlasting.

Prateep V Philip

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