The Word Prevails
Even though you might be the one speaking God’s Words, they have the same power as if Jesus Himself were speaking them.
“But how can that be, Brother Copeland? I’m not Jesus!”
No, you’re not. But when you speak and act upon God’s Words in faith, they always release His power, just like they did for Jesus.
Peter and John proved that the day they walked up to the lame man at the Beautiful gate in Acts 3. At the time, they only had a few words of the New Covenant. They just had the words Jesus spoke to them before He ascended (Mark 16:15-18).
But those were all the words they needed. When they believed and acted upon those words, the Holy Spirit went into action for them just as He had for Jesus—and a miracle happened. When they opened their mouths and said, “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk,” that lame man “leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God” (Acts 3:6-8).
They didn’t stop with that one miracle either. Peter and John and the rest of the early disciples took those first few words of the New Covenant and turned the whole known world upside down! (Acts 17:6).
“Well, Brother Copeland, you know those men were apostles. That’s the reason they were anointed to do such miracles.”
No, it’s not! If that were the reason, then Acts 19:20 would say, Mightily grew the apostles and they prevailed. But it doesn’t say that. It says the Word of God grew mightily and prevailed. Those early apostles were anointed to do such miracles because they spoke and acted on the Word of God. It was the Word and the anointing released by that Word that did the work.
Since the Word never changes, you can be confident that it will prevail for you just as surely as it prevailed for Peter and John. It will prevail for you as surely as it prevailed for Jesus. It will prevail for you as powerfully as when God Himself said, “Let there be light!” (Genesis 1:3).
What are you waiting for? You have the very power and Anointing of God Himself moving in your reborn spirit. You have the Word of God at your fingertips. And the more you fill your heart with that Word, the more you act on it, and speak it out in faith, the more freely that anointing can function through you. So stop stalling! Get moving! Grab your Bible, take your stand on it and let’s go! God’s Word prevails!
Speak the Word
God’s Word grows mightily and prevails in me. (Acts 19:20)
Heiligschriftstudium: Acts 17:1-10