That night, as I paced the floor with an open Bible, it seemed God was saying to me, “The moment you unreservedly accept the authority of my Word, you will experience its power.”
Mentally I accepted the authority of the Word, but my heart had struggled and staggered before its challenge.
But now I knew that the moment our hearts unreservedly accept the authority of the Word, it will work! It may not immediately materialize -but it immediately becomes a creative and productive factor in our lives.
The God who, with authority and power said – “Let there be light, and there was light . . . ” has also said –
“If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature” (2 Cor. 5:18). I am in Christ – therefore I am a new creature!
“Old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” – and it is so!
“I am crucified with Christ . . . Christ liveth in me” (Gal. 2:20). I accept the Word of God to me. . .and it is so!
“And they that are Christ’s (and I am Christ’s) have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts” (Gal. 5:24). I accept the authority of the Word of God and I experience its power!
Yes, my friend, the God who said – “Let there be a firmament . . . and it was so” (Gen. 1:6-7), has also said –“The prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up” (James 5: 14-15).
“They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” (Mark 16: 18).
“I am the Lord that healeth thee” (Exodus 15:26).
And the God who said – “Let the earth bring forth grass . . . and it was so” (Gen. 1:11), has also said –
“The God of peace shall bruise Satan beneath your feet shortly” (Rom. 16:20).
“We are more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Rom. 8:37).
“I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” (3 John 2).
And so, on and on, promise after promise, declaration after declaration, assurance after assurance, truth after truth, revelation after revelation!
Bow humbly before the authority of the Word, then arise and go forth in its power. God declares that your “old man.” the old sinning nature, with all its bondage, and limitations, and deception and defeat … is dead, crucified with Christ. Believe it! It is so.
God declares that you have been raised to new life in Christ, complete in Christ, indwelt by Christ. Believe it! It is so.
God declares you can do all things by the in wrought power of Christ. Believe it! It is so.
A thousand thoughts may arise in rebellion against the authority of His Word . . . but God said. . . it is so!
This is the key to victory, to healing, to deliverance, to the supply of all your needs.