Jesus said, “My words are spirit and they are life.” (John 6:63)
Psalm 107:19-20 ‘Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His Word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.”
Jesus is the Word. We cannot separate Him from His word. His words are full of love and compassion. Every word released and spoken postures one to respond to His invitation of tapping in into the supernatural realm. The word of His power has no limits that even when one who is at a distance still experiences an equally powerful outcome.
I love how the centurion demonstrated His faith and trust in Jesus. “But the officer said, “Lord, I am not worthy to have You come into my home. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed.” (Matthew 8:8 NLT)
Then Jesus said to the Roman officer, “Go back home. Because you believed, it has happened.And the young servant was healed THAT SAME HOUR.” (Matthew 8:13)
The healing of the young servant was healed at the same hour Jesus spoke, “because he believed, IT HAS HAPPENED.” Oh wow! Indeed faith is NOW! His word is that powerful that is not limited to time and space.
Oh how He longs to speak and communicate to us at all times, but more often than not because we are too pre-occupied with all our cares, we miss hearing Him. Yet because of His love and compassion for His beloveds, He still has a million and one ways and means for Him to be heard and known. Sometimes it takes for us to have challenges to redirect our focus into Him as the One Who saves and delivers as we cry out to Him for help.
He never sleep nor slumbers and at times He takes advantage when we are asleep. If this is the only time He gets through to us, He is most pleased to take it. He makes Himself known to us even in our dreams.
I so love Jacob’s divine encounter at Bethel.
“Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
And behold, the Lord stood above it and said: “I am the Lord God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants. Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed. Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.”
Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.” And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!” (Genesis 28:12-17)
Because of that dream, Jacob responded. “Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give me bread to eat and clothing to put on, so that I come back to my father’s house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God.” (Genesis 28:20-21)
The Lord’s lordship in our lives gets firmly founded in divine encounters. It is when He makes Himself known to us experientially woos us to go deeper in our revelation knowledge of Him that enhances our intimate relationship with Him.
Indeed, our intimacy with Him postures us to hear His secrets and enables us to do what has been revealed and spoken to us no matter how impossible it may look. He is the master of impossible made possible. He is the super to our natural and the very moment we receive Jesus in our hearts, our lives can no longer remain ordinary.
Come to think of it, how can our lives remain ordinary when the Creator of the universe Who spoke the world into existence chose to live inside you and me and He so delights in this truth? Never undermine living a supernatural life just because we have not seen the spectacular yet. The mere truth of His presence in us, with us, for us and upon us should shift the way we think of who we are in the light of Who He is in our lives.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for always passionately pursuing us even when we fail to pursue you. Oh how Your love is meteoric, Your loyalty astronomic, Your purpose titanic, Your verdicts oceanic. Yet in Your largeness nothing gets lost; Not a man, not a mouse, slips through the cracks. (Psalm 36:5-6 MSG) Thank You, Jesus, for making it possible for us to experience Your love when You shed Your blood at the cross, died and resurrected that we may have and enjoy life being loved, blessed and favored before Your very eyes. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for unveiling our eyes to see the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of the Father through our fellowship with You. Amen!