NO WORD FROM GOD IS VOID OF POWER – Pastor Chris
Monday, April 2, 2018
For with God nothing shall be impossible (Luke 1:37).
Our opening verse has a greater and far more profound meaning than how the King James translation puts it. What the verse really means is captured in the American Standard Version. It says, “For no word from God shall be void of power”; that’s coming from the actual Greek rendering.
When someone gives you a piece of information, and you want to report it, you’d probably say, “He told me something,” not, “He told me words,” even though he spoke words to you. In the same way, if you made a statement and someone wants to know what you just said, in Greek, it’d be, “What ‘thing’ did you say?”
This perhaps explains why the translators had difficulty rendering Luke 1:37 accurately. Words are things. Every time God speaks, anything He says is loaded with power. His words are never empty. That’s why when His Word comes to you, you must take a hold of it and act upon it. God’s Word has in it the power to produce in and for you the message it carries; it has the power to translate the message into reality.
Therefore, your response to the Word at all times should be like Mary’s: “…be it unto me according to thy word…” (Luke 1:38). Mary trusted the Word, the message that the angel brought to her; she believed and responded, and it worked. Your response to the Word is important. No Word from God is void of power, yes! But that power is activated by your response.
For example, the Lord told us at the beginning of the year that it’s “our year of the supernatural”; the Word has gone out in the spirit-realm. Your responsibility is to take a hold of it and say, “I’m going to experience and manifest the supernatural, like never before,” because “…he hath said…So that we may boldly say…” (Hebrews 13:5-6); that’s the principle! That’s how you activate the power of the Word and make it living and active in your life.
Dear Father, thank you for your Word, which is my sure and firm foundation; upon it I rest secure and immovable, strengthened, rooted and grounded. I hold fast to your Word, for it’s absolutely trustworthy and established in my life. Thank you, for the reality of your ever-dependable Word in my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Isaiah 55:10-11; Acts 20:32; Mark 11:23
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Luke 9:18-36 & Joshua 13-15
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Romans 6:1-11 & Psalm 105
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