This can be done by applying the hammer of the Word of God to our thoughts, “bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor 10:5). We need to present ourselves daily to God, and be renewed and transformed in our whole being (Rom 12:1-2). We must subject every thought, desire and attitude to the scrutiny and washing of God’s Word on a regular basis.
His Word is able to break through the lies and mind-numbing deceptions of this world. The Bible enables us to keep our hearts and minds pure and undefiled, keeping ourselves “unspotted from the world” (Jas 1:27).
The Word of Cod keeps us spiritually healthy. And it can even break tire chains of …
Forged By Sin And Satan
The Word of God is powerful! The Scriptures have strength and restoring power found in no other writings. However, they are not “magical”. Believers in Jesus should not use the Word of God for mystical chants, as some religions do with their sayings.
But when we confess and declare the truth of God’s Word with faith, God’s power is loosed in our lives and into the lives of others. There was a young man who was in a coma after a serious car accident. The doctors gave him no hope of recovery, and could find no brain activity with their instruments.
But his mother was a godly woman; she believed in the living power of God’s Word. She would go daily to her unsaved son’s bedside and read out loud from the Bible and pray over her son.
One day, after many months, her son suddenly awoke from his coma. She could hear him speaking, at first weakly, then stronger and stronger. To her amazement, he was quoting the Scriptures!
He told her later that all he could remember were words from the Bible going round and round in his mind, calling to him, drawing him back to reality.
This godly woman’s son is now recovered and serving the Lord!
Psalm 107:20 declares: “He [the Lord] sent His Word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” Our adversary, the devil, who “walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour,” seeks to put sickness, disease and calamity upon people.
But God’s Word and will are greater than Satan’s strategies! God’s Word assures us that it is the Lord’s desire for us to be healed. He reveals His nature to us by His very name Jehovah-Rapha, “the Lord our Healer” (Exo 15:26). He prophesied that we would have healing provided for us by what Jesus did on the Cross (Isa 53:4-5). And the Holy Spirit reaffirms to us that healing was released in Christ’s atonement (1 Pet 2:24).
Thank God that He “sends His Word to heal us,” and that He has sent the “Word made flesh”, Jesus Christ, to be our Healer!
Jesus said that upon the bedrock of Peter’s confession (that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, the Messiah) He would BUILD His Church (Matt 16:18).