May 4: Our Power Source-The Word
God used His Word to create the world, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” (John 1:1-3). What did God give Abraham that caused him to believe? “Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations” (Genesis 17: 3-4). What was the source of Moses’ success? “When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.” (Exodus 3:4, 5-10).
Why was Ezekiel a powerful prophet? In the book of Ezekiel, the prophet reported fifty times, “The Word of the Lord came to me.” How did God redeem the world? “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (John 1: 14). What did Jesus give His disciples for salvation and sanctification? “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” (John 5:24). “You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you” (John 15:3). “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth” (John 17:17).
What did the disciples use to continue Jesus’ ministry on earth? “Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly” (Acts 4:29, 31). In every situation discussed above, the answer is the same: the powerful Word of God! Note: God’s Word is the source of all creation. It was at the beginning; it is now and will forever be. There’s power in the spoken Word of God. See Romans 10:8-11.
Prayer: Father, thank You for the presence and power of Your Word, which transforms my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Today’s reading: 1 Kings 16 – 18; Luke 22:47-71
The Word of God Has Absolute Power to Accomplish All.