(Your Response To God’s Word Activates Its Power)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: ”For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
When the Word of God comes to us, we rejoice and celebrate with shouts of praise to our God. However, just shouting and celebrating the Word of God as it comes to you does not necessarily mean that such a Word will be fulfilled in your life. You don’t receive the Word to be quiet. If you don’t respond, the Word will do you no good. In Christianity, you believe and speak; 2 Corinthians 4:13 says, “And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak.”
Your confession of the Word is your response to the Word; this is what will change your life and circumstances. Responding to the Word means more than “reciting” what God has said; you have to say something consistent with what He has said in faith. Anything God says is loaded with power. His words are never empty! They’re like missiles locked onto a target; however, a missile needs to be guided for it to produce the desired result. When a missile is deployed from its ground station, it is monitored by a guidance command system that helps it maintain the right trajectory so it could hit its target.
The same thing happens when you affirm God’s Word; you guide the Word that has been released to fruition in your life. God’s Word concerning the year has come to you. This is His will, plan, and purpose for you to walk in, and it is your responsibility to regularly and intentionally affirm it. As the subsequent months of 2023 roll by, and as the Word for each month is released, make sure you take a hold of it and keep affirming it. Guide your life with the Word from your mouth until it bears fruits of righteousness for you.
Go Deeper: Hebrews 13:5-6 AMPC, Philemon 1:6 CEV
Speak: My words are infused with divine energy, creating new and glorious realities, transforming circumstances, and changing situations to conform to God’s provisions, plans, and purposes in Christ. Thank you, Lord, for the reality of your ever-dependable Word in my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading ONE YEAR Matthew 11:1-30, Genesis 36-37
TWO YEAR Acts 9:21-31, Job 1-2
Act: Speak in tongues and declare God’s Word concerning you today.