August 2nd, 2015 – Sunday Inspiration By David Oyedepo: Experiencing The Wonders In God’s Word
Welcome to August. The Wonders in God’s Word shall manifest in your life this month. You shall access them in Jesus’ Name!We understand from scriptures that God’s Word is loaded with wonders, but until our eyes are opened, we cannot access them. The encounters of the two disciples with Christ after His resurrection unveil this mystery. As it is written: “Then opened He their understanding that they might understand the scriptures” (Luke 24:45; see also Psalm 119:18).
Again, it is written, “Arise and shine, because your light has come.” The effect of that light is what empowers us to outshine those around us, so that kings begin to come to the brightness of our rising. This is because revelation has the power to change the story of any man supernaturally (Isaiah 60:1-3,8,22)
Furthermore, the Bible says: For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant (Job 14:7-9;see also:Isaiah 55:1, 11; Ephesians 5:26).
“Water” in the above scripture means the Word of God, as it is written:That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word (Ephesians 5:26). This helps to know that every encounter with God’s Word in a certain aspect of lives, springs up a new beginning in same.
Also, we must recognise that God’s Word is pregnant with wonders and this is why all miracles, signs and wonders are direct confirmations of the Word. For instance, the Centurion who came to Jesus saying: “I am not worthy for You to come to my house, just speak the Word ONLY and my servant shall be healed.’ The Bible says that as the Word went forth, his servant was healed the selfsame hour. This validates the fact that God’s Word is truly pregnant with wonders (Matthew 8:8,10-13 Mark 16:20).
Therefore, Let us examine some of the Wonders imbedded in God’s Word.
The Word of God is the carrier of the Power of God: God’s Word carries the Spirit of Power; therefore, when we receive and believe the revealed Word, we are empowered to become what the Word says (Romans 1:16; John 1:12; Job 22:21-27).
The Word of God opens new chapters to our Destiny: The Word opens our lives to new levels, as in the case of Joseph when his word came, a new chapter was opened to him. The Word has power to spark up a new beginning in our lives, no matter how uncertain or unthinkable it may appear (Psalm 105:17-22; Job 14:7-9).
Supernatural Victory: When we are armed with what is written, we supernaturally gain command of the happenings around us. This is because the Word of God is the sword of the Spirit, and no force in hell can withstand His authority. For instance, when Satan tempted Jesus, He fired back saying, “It is written” first, second and third time after which satan gave up. Supernatural victory is domiciled in the Word because God still upholds all things by the power of His Word till now(Ephesians 6:17; Mathew 4:1-14; Hebrews 1:3; Matthew 21:44).
Supernatural Breakthrough: This is provoked by applied revelation. When we encounter the light of the Word, and walk in the same, we supernaturally dominate the powers of darkness which culminates in our supernatural breakthrough. When we put on the armour of light, we become the envy of the world around us as His glory continues to distinguish us empowering us for a colourful flight, turning a little one among us to a thousand and a small one, a strong nation. It is interesting to know that everything we need is in the Bible; what we lack is the commitment to search them out (Isaiah 60:1-22; Matthew 21:24; Jeremiah 23:29; 1John 1:1-5,9).
Signs & Wonders: From the mystery of creation, we understand that God’s Word truly creates solutions supernaturally. This is why signs and wonders is all about creating supernatural solutions to the bugging questions of life (Genesis 1:1-3; Mark 16:20; Acts 14:3).
But, what does it takes to Access the Wonders in the Word?
- First, one must be born again: “Wonders” here connote mysteries, and mysteries are God’s secrets imbedded in biblical stories. Everyone can understand the stories of scriptures but only the redeemed can access the mysteries thereof. The stories are made up of letters but the mysteries are made up of spirit and life (Mark 4:11; John 6: 63).
- We must be filled with the Holy Ghost: The Holy Ghost is our access to the mysteries in the Word and we are limited in access without Him (John 16:12-13; John 14:26; 1Corinthians 2:10).
We must engage in the study of the Word:We must get addicted to the study of the Word and make it our lifestyle by feeding on the Word daily in order to stay alive and well (2 Timothy 2:15; Jeremiah 15:16; Joshua 1:8).
Friend, access to the wonders of God’s Word is unlimited for the redeemed. You can accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord by saying this prayer: “Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the Living God. Today, I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now I know I am born again!”
For further reading, please get my books: Maximized Destiny, Making Maximum Impact, All You Need To Have All Your Needs Met and Miracle seed. I will conclude this teaching next week.
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