‘When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.’ – Matthew 8:16 NIV
The same authority and anointing power displayed by Jesus to heal the sick, by His spoken word, is available and accessible to us through the quality quiet time we spend with God in His word and prayer. In the Gospel of John, chapter 1, we see Jesus described as the Word who was in the beginning, with God, and was God. Faith challenges me to believe that same authority and anointing power through the spoken word of Jesus then is operable in my life today. If I believe God is the same today, yesterday, and forever, then this positions me for the miraculous and impossible on the subject of healing and the power of the word of God.
‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.’ – Isaiah 55:8-11 NIV
God explained to the prophet Isaiah to tell His people that His word is like water and snow, having the same impact in the lives of those who receive its authority and power, just as the water and snow has an impact in the earth. God emphasizes that He has a purpose when His word is sent and is trustworthy in its ability to accomplish what He planned for it to. So, in essence, if God is not having impact and influence in the earth, then we have to question whether we are doing our part to share it and apply it.
Father, bless us and help us to allow the authority and anointing power of Your word to affect change in, through, and around us as You desire so we may experience the fullness of life Christ came for us to have.
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