“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

– Hebrews 4:12

Yesterday we talked about exercising supernatural authority that manifests in the physical realm, and today, I want to dive more deeply into that subject and emphasize the importance of studying the Scriptures. Why? Because I believe that the Word of God is a conduit of His power! When the Bible is read, God’s voice is heard. When the Bible is read aloud, God’s voice is heard audibly. As children of the Beloved, we should believe His Word, receive it as truth, and act accordingly.

As we train in the things of God through regular study of the Scriptures, we can be genuinely led by His Spirit and hear His voice clearly. When we have internalized His promises and committed them to our minds and hearts, we can operate in His authority because we can speak His very Words as our own. The Bible is living and active and it possesses an innate power that, when absorbed into our body and spirit, bears fruit in the very hearing and speaking. This is why Jesus, who is Himself called the Word (John 14:1), likened it to bread; His truth is as important to our lives as the food we eat.

Friend, as you study the Word, it becomes an extension of who you are, and you begin to act in faith naturally because you understand what it says. The Bible is your handbook for living, loving and relating; it’s your how-to guide for the faith journey that empowers you to live boldly and fearlessly in the Name of Jesus! As you take authority and speak His promises over your life, chains are broken, darkness is cast down, and bodies and relationships are healed. Isn’t that incredible news?  


I thank you for your Word, Jesus. As I commit it to my heart and mind, I pray that you would manifest power in and through your promises.


How do you study the Scriptures? Do you view the Word of God as being as important to your life as the food you eat?

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