KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:4 KJV” In him was life; and the life was the light of men.”
In our first discourse on this topic, we considered the life that our Lord Jesus brings to us in His capacity as the eternal word of God. We would now consider the life in the written word. The written word of God, which is also known as the logos, is alive and powerful. It is sharper than any two-edged sword. It pierces to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit. And of the joints and marrow. It is a discerner of the thought and intents of the hearts. (Heb 4:12) From this piece of scripture the word of God which is firstly described to be alive functions in the following areas.
1. The Soulish and Spiritual dimension of man
2. The physical or corporal aspect, that is bringing healing to the body
3.The Moral aspect of man, that is correct wrong actions and instructing the right ways as well.
The word of God is extremely potent. It carries a solution for the total man.
The word indeed has life. The pulsating life or breathe of God runs through the word 2Ti 3:16 KJV” All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: According to the scripture, it makes the man of God perfect thoroughly furnished unto every good work. The life in the word is real solution to every challenge of man. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome says all you need is wrapped up in the word, and so what God seeks to give you, is not money, or any physical thing, but rather to place the word in your Spirit. The word would make you what it talks about.
How would the word make us what it talks about? Joshua 1:8 and Psalm 1:1-3 shows us how. In Joshua it says the man who meditates on the word, day and night by keeping the word in his mouth, and does what it says, shall make his way prosperous and have good success. Psalm 1 also presents it that, the man who delights in the word and meditates on it day and night, shall be like a tree planted by rivers of living waters. He shall yield its fruit in its season. Whatever he does shall prosper. There is life in the word and this life is the solution or answer to man’s many challenges. Meditation simply means give attention to the word. Let the life in the word flow into you and you would surely produce the best in this life.
The word of God is lamp unto my feet and light unto my path, no darkness is strong enough to quench the least light. Every work of evil is stopped by the word in Jesus’ name. I am free from every work of darkness.
Prov 4:20 KJV My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
Psalms 119:105 KJV NUN. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”