Faith Food Devotional
AliveSeptember 1, 2014
"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" (Heb. 4:12).
To be strong in faith, the first thing you must settle on is the integrity of the Word of God.
You must know that the Bible is exactly what it declares itself to be - God's Word - a revelation from God to us! It is God speaking to us now!
It is not only a book of the past and the future; it is a book for now. It is a God-breathed, God-indwelt, God-inspired message.
Moffatt's translation of Hebrew 4:12 reads, "For the Logos [Word] of God is a living thing…." Quick! Alive! Living! But it will come alive to you only as you accept it and act upon it.
I've always maintained the following attitude toward the Word of God, and have acted upon it accordingly: The Word is just as though the Lord Jesus Christ were here in person speaking to me.
Confession: God's Word is alive. It is alive in me. God speaks to me through His Word. He gives me revelation through His Word. I accept His Word as though the Lord Jesus Christ Himself were here in person speaking to me. And I act upon it accordingly.
Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications