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Living by the Word

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He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.

Revelation 19:13

The above verse talks about Christ’s second coming and he is referred to as the Word of God, which means that his judgment is based on the Word. God is pleased when we study the Word and live by the Word. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (1 Corinthians 5:17). When we become a new creation in Christ, the old is gone and our lives are based on the Word, not on behavior learned in childhood and not on our own justification.

The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:14). It is through the indwelling Holy Spirit that the scriptures are opened to our hearts and minds. The Christian lives in the Word because it is the power of God for guidance, faith, and for ministering to others. It is our new language, the language of God that we deliver to others by the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Word is unique and not like any other book in creation because it is alive. For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart (Hebrews 4:12). The Word is spiritually discerned and the Spirit speaks only what he hears. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come (John 16:13).

Since we are judged by the Word, we live by the Word. Prayer and reading the Word go together because the Word is alive, it’s like having Jesus sitting next to you as you read. Talk to the Lord for understanding and guidance from the Word with a heart of thankfulness for his divine words to you.

Reading and meditating on the Word is conversation with Christ, as we learn the language of God. It is amazing how life changes when we live in the Word and pray; it changes us to be a light in this dark world, and fills our hearts with love and security while bringing us closer to our Lord. The foundations of the Christian life are the Word, prayer, and fellowship and these teach us, support us, and motivate us to minister to lost souls.

Today take the time to read the Word, and meditate on what you read as you commune with the Lord. This can become a divine time each day to be with the Lord and will bring peace, joy, and thankfulness. Being in the Word is a good way to start and end each day.

Prayer: Lord, open my mind and heart to receive your Word, and let the Word guide me and change me as I minister to the world. Increase the love in my heart and motivate me to be a light for Christ to the many people living in Satan’s lies. In Jesus name, Amen