Pastor Chris(Culled from Rhapsody of Realities)
…And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof: Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed (Luke 7:6-7).
As seen in the opening Scripture, a Roman centurion, whose servant was at the point of death pleaded with the leaders of the Jews to ask Jesus to come heal his servant. When he heard that Jesus was on His way, he sent words to the Master saying "You don’t need to come here Lord! Just say the Word and my servant will be healed." Responding to the centurion’s faith, the Master uttered the word of healing and the centurion’s servant was healed instantly.On another occasion, a woman came and pleaded with Jesus to heal her daughter who was tormented by a devil (Mark 7:25). The Master said to her, "…go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter" (Mark 7:29). He spoke in the past tense: "the demon is gone out of thy daughter!" This was all the woman needed to hear, and she knew her daughter had been healed. The woman and the Roman centurion exercised faith in the Word of the Master.
This should be your attitude as well; have faith in the Word of God. The Bible clearly reveals the potency and efficacy of God’s Word. His Word is absolute reality, and all you need to experience victory and promotion in life is to have faith in the Word; live by the Word! For example, the Word says you’re righteous (2 Corinthians 5:21); believe it and keep declaring your righteousness, irrespective of the feelings of condemnation satan may sometimes bring to your mind. That’s how to exercise faith in the Word!
Dear Father, I thank you for the power of your Word and its ability to impact my spirit, soul and even my physical body. I’m living in strength, health and victory as I exercise faith in your Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
f u r t h e r s t u d y: Isaiah 55:10-11; Luke 5:5
Daily Scripture Reading1 Year Reading Plan : 2 Samuel 20-21 ;John 2
2 Year Reading Plan : 1 Corinthians 4:1-10; Proverbs 1
Personal Revelation: Isaiah 55:10-11 My word is like the snow and the rain
that come down from the sky to water the earth.
They make the crops grow
and provide seed for planting and food to eat.
11 So also will be the word that I speak—
it will not fail to do what I plan for it;
it will do everything I send it to do
The word of God is like rain: what does the rain do? It helps the farmers water their crops such that it will multiply. We can also remember from the parable of the Sower that the seed are "the people". Jesus stresses further in Matt 13:37 "the good seed is the people who belong to the Kingdom".
So when we(the seed, believers in Christ) do receive the word of God, We are watered to grow so that we can bear much fruit Matt 13:8 ( But some seeds fell in good soil, and the plants bore grain: some had one hundred grains, others sixty, and others thirty). How much of the word of God we receive determines the extent of how much we bear fruit (But some seeds fell in good soil, and the plants bore grain: some had one hundred grains, others sixty, and others thirty)Matt13:8.
Therefore, If we continue watering ourselves(the plant), with the word (the rain), we will sure bear fruits in proportion to how much of the rain we allow to soak us.