God’s word by design is productive. Every word of God contains productive genes to bring to fruition what God says and means. When God speaks of healing to you, he means it. When he speaks of broken curses, he means it. When he speaks of prosperity, he means it. Whatever area in your life he speaks of he actually means it. This applies both to the logos and rhema word, but in this case our emphasis is on the latter. The logos is God’s written word but rhema word is God’s spoken word to you in a specific occasion, about a specific circumstance. Because our God is living, he speaks to us continually. Has God spoken to you a specific word but years upon years are passing by without you realizing it? There could be a number of reasons why it may be so:
1. You have allowed the devil take away that word from you
“The seeds that fell along the road are the people who hear the message. But Satan soon comes and snatches it away from them” (Mark 4:25). God played his part. But you allowed the devil take the word from you. You may ask yourself how is this possible? God spoke to you and you heard it. But instead you took it as a man’s thought and imagination or the devil whispered to you that that specific word of promise no longer applies to you. Soon the word became like any other ordinary word and before long disappeared. The devil successfully took it away. So it never fruited.
2. Quitting amidst troubles due to the word
….As soon as life gets hard or the message gets them in trouble, they give up (Mark 4:17 CEV)
Some words carry with them trouble. The best example to describe this is Joseph’s life in the Bible. God had spoken to him of big plans but they didn’t come on a silver plate. The word of God to him is what made him go through all he went through. All he went through was actually God’s preparation for him to be an excellent leader. He got to know what it meant by being that low person before reigning in life. He did not allow himself to lose trust in God because of the circumstances. And so must you.
3. Replacing the word with materialism
The seeds that fell among the thorn bushes are also people who hear the message. But they start worrying about the needs of this life. They are fooled by the desire to get rich and to have all kinds of other things. So the message gets choked out, and they never produce anything (Mark4:18-19). This could be specifically to people who are called into Ministry. You are well educated and you feel launching into ministry may not make you achieve the wealth and comfortable life you dream of, had you utilized your credentials. Or generally pursuing and regarding money or people as a solution to a specific phenomenon in life, at the expense of God. In this case the word loses meaning and never produces any results for you.
Remember if you are a believer, God has already given you a measure of faith (Romans 12:3) which is enough for you to handle life circumstances. And you have to keep exercising that faith. So it is not that you don’t have faith.
Stick to God's word no matter what. Keep confessing the word not defeat. Above all, learn to listen and yield to the Spirit of God, for he is the doer of the works of God, then shall you see the word of God come alive in you and your circumstances.
Heavenly father, I thank you for the gift of salvation through your son Jesus Christ. And I thank you because your word produces results for me each day. For I grow in knowledge of you, your word and works daily and thus am enabled to testify of the living word of God, in Jesus’ name.
Martin is a prophetic minister with passion to usher the redeemed to their God ordained destinies, unveiling God's mind to the contemporary world through the Spirit of prophecy and above all equipping humanity with the Gospel of Jesus for eternally useful impact. For prayer requests and Testimonies mail to: [email protected]
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