The Word is My Life
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My Words are life to those that find them . . . . Prov. 4:22

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October 2013 I Have Come For Your Words

From My Life’s Journey                                                                   October, 2013  

Topic:  I Am Come for Your Words

I’ll begin this letter with a rather basic question for you:  “What is the Bible to you?” A book of interesting stories?  A book you should read more than you do?  A book that introduces you to God and His Son Jesus?   

I submit to you today that the Bible is many things, but have you considered that it is a book of life-giving words?  Let me explain why these words are so important. 

Prov. 4:22 says that God’s Words are “life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh,” so as you believe and receive the words of this anointed book, those words become life and health to you.

We live in a natural world, and the only way that we can understand how the spiritual realm operates is by reading and receiving the Word of God.   John 6:63 states that “the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”  God wants us to know what He has already given us in the spirit realm.  For example, He tells us that 

-          He has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ (Eph. 1:3).

-          He has raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Eph. 2:6). 

-          By the stripes of Jesus, you were healed (1 Peter 2:24).

-          His divine power has given us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us to glory and virtue (2 Peter 1:3). 

What I hope you see here is that these verses are in the past tense – all these things have already been done.  Blessings are available to you now in the spiritual realm. 

When you believe and speak words that align with what God has already done for you, you begin to access the spirit realm with your faith.  Yes, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God (Rom. 10:17).  Your faith is increased as the Word of God becomes a part of you and is released through you.  Consider this:  Instead of asking God over and over to heal you, what about speaking forth (and standing on) what the Word says He has already done?  “Lord, your Word says in 1 Peter 2:24 that I’m already healed, so I pray and believe that healing manifests fully.  Lord, I thank you for the healing and strengthening of my body.  I believe and receive now because ‘now faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen’” (Heb. 11:1).  Again, you are praying based on what the Word says God has already done.  

So how important are the words we pray.  When Daniel prayed, the Bible says that an angel came to him and said, “Thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words” (Daniel 10:12).  The angel made haste to Daniel because of the words he spoke.  The enemy delayed the angel a bit, but words of faith prevailed.  The Bible also speaks of angels listening for the Word in Psalms:  “Bless the Lord, ye his angels that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word” (Ps. 103:20).  Angels hearken to the voice of the Word.  

To pull all of this together, let me explain that if you want to be a powerful Christian in these last days, you cannot be lazy regarding the Word.  It is spirit and it is life.  As you meditate on the Word as well as speak it, the Word builds faith in you which accesses the spirit realm where all the spiritual blessings and precious promises await.  Search the scriptures for more life-giving words to boost your faith!  I counseled a lady who recently moved here from Connecticut without a job.  She received the message of life-giving words and began taping scriptures up all around the place she was staying.  As she spoke the word, her faith soared, and just this week … she got a job!  

It is God’s grace that makes the spiritual blessings and promises available, but we must access them using our faith.  Andrew Wommack, teacher and evangelist, says that “Faith is your positive response to what God has already done (p. 90).”  Instead of praying from a position of “not having yet”, consider praying from a position of “it has already been given and I use my faith—based on the Word—to retrieve it.”  Faith is the bridge.  In my home at times, I have prayed and felt the Spirit of God arise in me as I proclaimed what was already done for me in Christ.   Praying from this position is powerful! 

Angels are dispatched as a result of your prayers and may they say, “I have come for your words.”  See now why this book of life-giving words – the Bible – is so important?  It is your life. 

Ever onward, ever forward~ 

Iris K. Barrett, Ed.D. 

 

Founder, "The Word is My Life" Training Ministry
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Adjunct Professor, Regent University
Biblical Counselor, CCOM

"The place where God calls you to is the place where
your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet."
-- Frederick Buechner

 

Wommack, A. (2006).  You’ve already got it! So quit trying to get it.  Tulsa, OK: Harrison House Publishers.