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 send it. (Isaiah 55:11)
As we approach the celebration of Easter, I thought of how remarkable the word of God is. Nothing, no nothing can void out its intended purpose. Joseph found this out when the word tried him, kept him and raised him up to be the second highest in Egypt; therefore delivering the 12 patriarchs of Israel from famine. God's purposes were accomplished. The word prospered and was pleasing in his sight. The inspired word of God did not go void!
Again, Jonah knew the power of God's word as it brought him deliverance from the belly of the great fish. Jonah simply sent the word on to God's ears. These words had already been declared in the Scriptures; again they did not go void!
Jesus sent forth the word of his God his Father upon Lazarus, blind Bartimaeus, the five loaves and two fishes, Simon Peter and so on; the results always the same, very pleasing in Father God's sight!
Beloved the Scriptures are immovable, complete and will accomplish God's purpose in every situation. We only need to parallel each of life's situations with one already expressed in the Scriptures. As we add our faith and trust to the word of God, so shall we prosper! Praise the Lord!
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord. (Proverbs 16:1)
Can these things really be? This world seems to be involved in so many different activities. Self motivating, pleasure seeking, sometimes overwhelming lifestyles. Compounded with social duties, inner wants and hurts, domestic needs and responsibilities. We seem to be in an arena of challenge; a theater in,which we are all playing a part. So how can the Lord even suggests that he is preparing our hearts, let alone the things we speak? Isn't the world we have just described the catalyst for our conversation?
Some years ago I knew a man that was seeking truth. However, his methods were quite peculiar to the result he finally obtained. As he took a close look at this world, he concluded there could be no God! If there were, he could not be a good God. The elements of this world had finally wore him down. There seem to be no good in the world he lived in. So, he started on a quest to disprove there was a God. He just couldn't understand that if a good God existed, how could he allow the world to be this way.
This man not only found God's existence, but has loved and served him for over 40 years. This man experienced that the preparation of the heart and the answer of the tongue, if desired, are really from God! This man is myself. Praise the Lord!
Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. (Isaiah 43:10)
What a comfort to our soul to know that Father God always was and is. Not created, neither can be created; sovereign, omnipresent, omnipotent, all-powerful, all possible and his mercies endure forever. These are just some of the characteristics of his person. Just think for a moment God!
His holy Word tells us that in him we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:28) Yes, he has even chosen you to be his witness! Can you imagine that? Along with the witness of his holy ghost (Hebrews 10:15), all things are possible. Emmanuel, "God with us." If that's not enough, Father God calls us his children. (Acts 1728) Then, he goes on to make known that we will be made ruler over many things. (Matthew 25:21)
Yes, God is our father and we are his children. (John 20:17) With this knowledge and his promises, our position on this earth is greater then the universe itself! Praise the Lord!
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24)
The ways of the Lord our passed finding out. But this we do know, that his mercies endureth forever. It is his desire to not only save our soul from eternal damnation, but most of all, to be our first love. His love for us and our love for him must be first! The truth of his holy Scriptures will be the light and the spirit is our guide. For his good pleasure all things were created. God forbid we should forget why he created us!
There are so many blinded to God's intended purposes and his miraculous power. How please Father God will be as we continue to serve him in bringing to the world, "I Am Yours," "His Mighty Hand" and "The Heart." Praise the Lord!
Dr. Thomas Snyder