The Life giving Word !

     “The creative energy that called the worlds into existence is in the Word of God. This Word imparts power; it begets Life. Every command is a Promise; accepted by the will, received into the soul,
it brings with It the Life of the Infinite One. It transforms the nature and re-creates the soul in the image of God.

The Life thus imparted is in like manner sustained. “By every Word
that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4) shall man live. The mind, the soul, is built up by that upon which it feeds; and it rests with us to determine upon what it shall be fed . . .”  
Education p.126-127

In the article below, all added Scripture references are in italics.
And we pray that these words will both inspire and encourage you as you fight effectively the good fight of faith, and work for the Salvation of all those you know ! 

Lessons on Faith – c

Faith is the expecting the Word of God Itself to do what the Word says and depending upon that Word Itself to do
what the Word says !

When this is clearly discerned, it is perfectly easy to see how it is that “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”     Hebrews 11:1

Since the Word of God is imbued with creative power and so is able to produce in very substance the thing which that Word speaks and since faith is the expectation (expecting) that the Word Itself will do what the Word says and depending on the Word only to do what that Word says, it is plain enough that faith is the substance of things hoped for.

Since the Word of God is
in Itself creative and so is able to produce and cause to appear what otherwise would never exist nor be seen, and since faith is the expecting the Word of God only to do just that thing and depending upon “the Word only” to do it, it is plain enough that faith is “the evidence of things not seen.”
Thus it is that “through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
He who exercises (steps out to obey) faith knows that the Word of God is creative and that so It is able to produce the thing spoken. Therefore, he can understand, not guess, that the worlds were produced, were caused to exist, by the Word of God ! 

He who exercises
faith can understand that though before the Word of God was spoken, neither the things which are now seen nor the substances of which those things are composed, anywhere appeared, simply because they did not exist; yet when that Word was spoken, the worlds were, simply because that Word Itself caused them to exist.This is the difference between the Word of God and the Word of man. man may speak, but there is no power in his wordsto perform the thing spoken.”And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us . . . I Am the Alpha and Omega . . . I Am both the Author and the Finisher of your faith!”     ref: John 1:14, Revelation 1:8, and 22:13, Hebrews 12:1-2If the thing is to be accomplished which he (man) has spoken, the man must do something in addition to speaking the word–he must make good his word. But Not so the word of God. When God speaks, the thing is. And it is, simply because He has spoken. It accomplishes that which He was pleased to speak. It is not necessary that the Lord, as man, must do something in addition to the Word spoken. He needs not to make His Word good; It is good. He speaks “the Word only,” and the things is accomplished.

And so it is written: “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the Word of God, which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in Truth (Verity !), the Word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe !”     —in you that exercise faith.    I Thessalonians  2:13.

This also is how it is that it is “impossible for God to lie.” It is not impossible for God to lie only because He will not, but also because He cannot. And He cannot lie, just because He cannot. It is impossible. And it is impossible, because when He speaks, the creative energy is in the Word spoken, so that “the Word only” causes the thing to be so.

The Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life !”
   John 6:63And now (today !) ye are clean, through the Word which I have spoken unto you !”   John 15:3″Husbands love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church (congregation), and gave Himself for it. That He might sanctify and cleanse it (His bride, the congregation) with the washing (baptism) of Water by the Word !”
Ephesians 5:25-26

Man may speak a word and it not be so. Thus man can lie, for to speak what is not so is to lie. And man can lie, can speak what is not so, because there is no power in his word itself to cause the thing to be. With God this is impossible; He cannot lie, for “He spake, and it was;” He speaks, and it is so.

This is also how it is that when the Word of God is spoken for a certain time, as in a prophecy for hundreds of years to come when that time actually has arrived, that Word is fulfilled. And it is then fulfilled, not because, apart from the Word, God does something to fulfill it, but because the Word was spoken for that time, and in It is the creative energy (Spirit) which causes the Word at that time to produce the thing spoken.
This is how it was that if the children had not cried, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” the stones would have immediately cried out; and this is how it was that when the third day had come, it was “impossible” that He should be any longer holden of death.

O, the Word of God is Divine!
In it is creative energy. It is “living and powerful.”
The Word of God is
self-fulfilling, and to trust it and depend upon it as such, that is to exercise faith.
Hast thou faith?”Review & Herald, January 3, 1899
A.T. Jones
 
your brother and sister in Christ,
Eric & Sarah Wilson and family – Isaiah Ministries
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