Sustaining power of the word of God

Sustainability is the ability of the resources to support life for present and future generation without getting depleted. The word of God sustains the life of a believer in all seasons with or without the worldly resources.

Life in all its abundance is an inevitable proof of the sustaining power of the word of God. Bible says in Hebrew 1:3 “The Son, sustaining all things by his powerful word.” The word is so powerful that it can penetrate into both living and non-living imparting life and energy to them. The realm of the authority of the word goes beyond the confines of the forces of earth, controlling the nature and walk of the celestial bodies. How precise is the movement of the planets, stars and other heavenly bodies. The planets keep the perfect distance from earth that makes perfect conditions to support life on earth. The word of God turns the chaos into order wherever it is spoken, whether within the confines of time and space or beyond.

The word is alive and active, powerful enough to replicate itself into the object being spoken to. The life generating power of the word is clearly depicted in John 15:5, Where Jesus, the word in flesh spoke up, ”I am the vine and you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit.” The vitality of the word of God is proved by the truth that it sustains both type of branches –not only those that are being pruned and also the ones that are broken, as Paul explains in Romans 11:17, “If some of the branches been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root.”

The life-giving power of the word shines with the brightest glory when one admits his weakness and hunger for the Lord. Jesus declared John 6:35, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

Those who spend meditating on the word know that nothing empowers at the time of need as the word of God does. The word when spoken by a believer moves under the influence of the two most powerful forces – faith and the spirit that sustains the word. Faith mixed with spirit filled word cause mountains to move and hearts to melt. Mathew 17:20, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move.

Where are we today? Is there something lost in life, whether the years spent in patiently waiting for the Lord, or the years wasted in leading a life made by wrong choices? There is nothing that lessens the sustaining power of the word. Let the life-giving power of the word start transmitting from the spirit into your situations and circumstances. Let life be manifested in all dark and dead areas of life. Let there be life in all its abundance. Proclaim with faith  the mighty word of God and you will see it turning into flesh.

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In the beginning was the word: An Analysis

John 1:1 : In the beginning was the word

This verse explains that the word was already existent when God had not created anything – visible or invisible. The earth was not yet formed and the heaven was not put in order. God, the father had not administered his power of creating things at that time. The time had not yet arrived for our heavenly father to enjoy the company of his own creation. That was the time when the WORD was there. God foresaw that there was a need for the word to be present before any creation, and this need was greater than his own desire to create man and women in his own image.

Lets analyse it further:

Why did God choose to put the word at the first place in the beginning?

Our God is a just God who desires his children to listen and obey his word. But that doesn’t mean that God has exalted himself above his word. Bible says in Psalm 138:2b “God honours his word more than his own name”. God willingly brought himself down, under the authority of his word, so that he could prove to be an example and source of strength for those who long to follow his word.

What difference it would have made if the word was not present in the beginning?

The word acts as the foundation for everything that has already been created or will come into being. The word is the source and the very means that sustain the creation. Bible says in Matthew 4:4 “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” God, our heavenly father, in all his wisdom, sent provision to sustain his creation before he brought his creation into being. The order can’t be reversed.

How does this verse In the beginning was the word impact our lives today?

The verse is as relevant today as it was at the time when it was first written – thousands of years ago. Those who have tasted the word, know by experience that the active and alive nature of word, convicts and restores their conscious at the same time. We need the word daily to turn our claim that we are God’s children into reality. Our biological parents feed us with the same kind of food that they eat, likewise, our heavenly father shares his own food with us. His word is the real food. What a joy to dine with him daily!

There is nothing in our lives that was, that is or that can ever be beyond the jurisdiction of God’s Word, for the Word was in the beginning.