STUDY THE WORD
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Acts 17:11 (KJV)
Beloved, it is also important that you come to the realization that it is the word of God that you know and have stored in your system that comes handy in the hour of need. That is why you must take the issues of the word seriously. The devil is still in the business of gradually removing your fervency to study the word and making you put priority on the things you can see. I want to encourage you to study the word and meditate on it.
As a child of God, you must become like the Berean Christians who go back home after the service to study and check out the things they have been taught. Thank God for the pastor’s teaching and preaching, but you must learn to discover the word for yourself. There is a word for that situation, and that word is more potent than anything you can see. The spirit realm rules, governs and controls the physical; so what you can see today is a product of several things that you cannot see. Hebrews 11:3 says Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. If you learn to take hold of the things you cannot see and make them work for you, the things that you can see will take shape.
The question is how do you take hold of the unseen? It is simply by your word. We understand that the world we can see was created by the word of God. In like manner, with the word of God you can also create your world. The warfare we are in is a battle of words, because every day the devil is speaking. I charge you today never to allow him have the last word. If he speaks concerning any area, simply declare the word of God to him. If you have built yourself on the word, whenever the devil comes you are fully prepared to deal with him, because the word never fails.
Further Reading: Hebrews 11:1-3. Acts 17:10-12 Daily Bible Reading: Morning 1 Samuel 4-6, Evening Luke 9:1-17