Sermon:
CAN TWO WALK TOGETHER EXCEPT THEY AGREE
Amos 3:3
Can two walk together except they be agreed.
I want to talk about the power of Godís word and about being in agreement with Godís word.
I want to talk about Godís word and our words.
In Mark 7:26-29 Jesus told a woman for this saying go thy way. The devil is gone out of thy daughter.
The words of her mouth were instrumental in her receiving the blessing.
Jesus said in John 14:23 if a man loves me he will keep my words.
John 1:1-5
In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him and without him was not anything made that was made.
All things were created by the word of God. Is that right?
The word of God has creative power.
We find here that Godís word is as much a part of God as God is a part of his word. God and his word cannot be separated.
God has power to create so does his word.
In Genesis chapter 1 we find God creating by saying.
At least 9 times you will find the phrase, and God said.
You will also find at least 5 times the sentence, and it was so.
I really like that: And God said; and it was so.
There is also another phrase that is repeated: it was good.
God said, it was so, and it was good.
The chapter ends by saying, Behold it was very good.
I said all that to make this point; God can create by his word. God and his word are united.
1. You can lean on Godís word just the same as you can lean on him.
2. You can rest in the promises of God the same as you can rest in the bosom of God.
3. We can act on the written word of God as if he had just spoken it to us.
By that I mean if I need finances I can take Philippians 4:19 into my heart as if the Lord just said it to me.
If I need healing I can take Matthew 8:17 (himself took our infirmities and bare our sickness) into my heart as though God just spoke it.
Godís word has not lost itís creative power. It is still so. It is still very good.
It is you and I who have lost something.
God said in Isaiah 55:11, 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.
Jeremiah 1:12. Then said the Lord unto me thou hast well seen; for I will hasten my word to perform it.
To place ourselves in the center of Godís word is to place ourselves in the center of his protection.
When Abraham believed Godís promise for a son, he was launching out by faith into the realm of the impossible. He was taking hold of Godís word for something that was beyond the reach of carnal reasoning.
Can I tell you something?
If you can only believe incurable diseases, aids, accidents where death seems to be the master are all subject to the dominion of the word of God and the name of Jesus.
So why do we fail and suffer want?
Many times we fail or are defeated because we donít cause our words to match up with