January 16: Applying the Word

My thoughts this morning go to the importance of applying God’s Word. As you begin to apply the Word, the Word will get to know you. This is the confession that we must hold fast to. Christ is coming back very soon for His church, a people who are looking, expecting His return, strong in the faith. Are you expecting? Are you looking? Are you ready? If you feel the urgency to repent don’t delay. As Apostle Paul states in the Bible, don’t delay; “I tell you, NOW is the day of salvation” For NOW is the time, for as long as it is called TODAY, don’t wait until tomorrow, for we are not guaranteed of a tomorrow.

Yes, TODAY, won’t you turn to Jesus… make Him your Lord and Savior! 1 John 3:1-2 See how very much our heavenly Father loves us, for he allows us to be called his children, and we really are! But the people who belong to this world don’t know God, so they don’t understand that we are his children. Yes, dear friends, we are already God’s children, and we can’t even imagine what we will be like when Christ returns. But we do know that when he comes, we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is (NLT).

Below are two of the most exciting scriptures in the Bible in regard to the believer. We can and will know who we are “IN CHRIST-IN HIM”. Romans 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children (sons) of God. And in Romans 8:16-17 For his Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we will share his treasures—for everything God gives to his Son, Christ, is ours, too. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering (NLT). This suffering will call for us to daily take up our cross, die out of our own self, our own ambitions, our own desires, and follow His desires, His will, the very leading of the Holy Spirit working in us and through us.

Do you know what God’s Word says about you? Find out what the Word says about you and make that (Word) your confession. Throughout the New Testament especially in the Epistles, you will find the expressions such as “in Christ”, in Him”, “in whom” “through whom” and others that tell you who you are as sons (children) of God.  

The (Bible) the very words that were spoken in the Word are the words that we need to meditate on and speak and confess out of our mouth. Positive results will begin to be manifested in our life when we begin to confess: IN HIM (in Christ) “This is who I am” … “This is what I am” … “This is what I have”. When believed by faith, confessions such as He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds, you are healed (NLT) and Isaiah 53:5.

Here we see we are healed from our sins. By this, we can see that healing was provided for or was made possible through the atonement.  Yes, the atoning death of Jesus is the basis for both our spiritual and physical healing. I confess (believe) I am saved because of what Jesus did on the cross. He shed His blood for my sins, and since I believe I am healed. In this context, healing has been provided for spiritually.

The atonement has made us right with God to the believer. It is important to note that our physical healing has also been made available through the atonement of Jesus through the cross. Jesus did say “only believe all things are possible”. God cares about us, His children.

We are to ask, request by faith when in need and believe His Word, His promises for He has always been faithful. Yes, we are to believe in our physical healing when in need. It is God who heals, and we are to ask in faith, believing, stand our ground according to His promises. When we apply what we know, we see good results. Applying God’s Word will bring good results.

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