Summary: Are you aware of the Power of God’s Word? Would you like to experience it?
Jesus answered, "It is written: `Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God’" (Matt. 4:4, NIV).
Man could display their strength or power through their bulging muscle. But God could even exhibit His Sovereign Power just by His Word!
Are we aware of the power of His Word?
Notice that man does not need only physical things, like bread, to survive – “man does not live on bread alone.” He needs also to feed on “every word hat comes from the mouth of God.”
Jesus also said in John 6:63, “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.”
In the early chapter of John, He said in chapter 5, verses 24-25: “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.”
Through God’s Word we truly live. No matter how we define “life,” no matter how alive we feel – if we do not hear His Word and believe, John 3:36 says: we “will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him."
Great power indeed is in God’s Word.
Through His Word not only we can truly experience life, but even enjoy eternal life. Through His Word not only the physically dead could be raised back to life, but the spiritually dead as well.
Let’s proceed to find out more what the Sovereign God could accomplish through His Word. Let’s read Psalm 33:4-9, “For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.”
We have here everything we see just by the mere power of His Word. We read also in Hebrews 11:3 in New American Standard Version – Updated Edition: “…the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.”
Not only that, but the whole creation is also subject to His powerful Word.
David declared in Psalm 29:3-9, “The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters. The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is majestic. The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon. He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, Sirion like a young wild ox. The voice of the LORD strikes with flashes of lightning. The voice of the LORD shakes the desert; the LORD shakes the Desert of Kadesh. The voice of the LORD twists the oaks and strips the forests bare. And in his temple all cry, ‘Glory!’”
Elihu pronounced in Job 37:1-5:
"At this my heart pounds and leaps from its place. Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice, to the rumbling that comes from his mouth. He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth. After that comes the sound of his roar; he thunders with his majestic voice. When his voice resounds, he holds nothing back. God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding.”
So great is the power of His Word that it will always bring result.
We read in Isaiah 10:11, “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
Through the power of His Word, we also experience the new birth. Peter wrote the Christians, as we read in 1 Peter 1:23, “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.”