“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 . . .”
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 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.”
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.
“The Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life !” John 6:63“And 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 !”
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.
O, the Word of God is Divine!
In it is creative energy. It is “living and powerful.” The Word of God is
“Hast thou faith?”Review & Herald, January 3, 1899