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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Your Rhapsody of Realities Devotional for Sunday, 25/06/2016.

Theme: The Efficacy of His Word
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD, DSC, DD
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword... (Hebrews 4:12).

Our opening verse describes the efficacy of God’s Word. God’s Word is active, operative, energizing and effective. However, someone could render the Word ineffective in his own life through unbelief and lack of response. For example, Jesus chided the Pharisees for making the Word of God of non-effect because of their traditions (Mark 7:13).

Many today short-circuit the power of the Word in them, mainly because they don’t know how to respond to the Word to make it effectual in their lives. God gave us His Word so we could respond to it accordingly. He wants us to believe and live His Word. Your response to the Word is the vocalization of your faith, on the basis of the Word of God as stated in Hebrews 13:5-6: “...He hath said…so that we may boldly say….”

Maybe there’s a health condition you wish to change; what has God said about it in His Word? Romans 8:11 says, “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you” (NKJV). Respond by boldly declaring: “My body is vitalized by the Spirit of God who lives in me. Therefore, I refuse to accommodate sickness in my body. I’m vitalised through and through by the Holy Spirit.”

Perhaps you’ve been experiencing financial difficulties; God has said He’s “…able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8). Your response, therefore, should be, “I’m financially buoyant, because God’s grace is at work in me for financial abundance; I have more than enough. I have wisdom for financial intelligence and wealth multiplication.”

Whatever predicament you seem to be facing right now, your only recourse should be the Word of God. The Word of God is faithful and true! Search the Scriptures for information or instruction that covers that situation and put it to work; you’ll surely have a testimony. God’s Word is dependable; trust it and use it!

Prayer:
The Word of faith that changes things is in my heart and in my mouth, it’s sharper than any two-edged sword; therefore, the situations and circumstances of life conform to God’s destiny for me; my success is guaranteed and unstoppable because I live in the Word. Hallelujah!

Further Study:
- Hebrews 4:12 AMP For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart. 

- Isaiah 55:10-11 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.

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