WORD OF INSTRUCTION
"Word of His Power"(1)
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The word of God has the inherent power to perform its (His) intended purpose. When God speaks a word into our life or
circumstance He provides the
power to accomplish that word. We 'in faith', must expectantly 'believe' His word has the
'authority' to complete that which "pleases Him".
(2)  God may bring a word through the 'still small voice'(3) of the Holy
Spirit, a 'rhema'
(4) out of the written word, an angelic messenger or even the voice of a prophet. He may also use a dream,
vision or oracle to convey His intention to an individual believer. We need to distinguish between '
logos' and 'rhema', one
being an integral part of the other
. [In reference to the written word (Bible), logos is the Bible in its entirety; rhema is a
verse from the Bible.
Rhema is that which is spoken, an utterance, in contrast to the logos which is the expression of a
thought, a message. In Ephesians 6:17, "... take the .. sword of the Spirit, which is the word (
rhema) of God"... illustrates
where the reference is not to the Scripture as a whole, but to that portion which the believer wields as a sword in the time
of need].
(4)  In the first wilderness temptation of Christ, "Jesus answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread
alone, but by every word (
rhema) that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."(4)  When we believe God has spoken a rhema
word to us we need to have sufficient understanding and knowledge of His written word (logos) to be able to discern if
'that word' is contrary to Scripture. God's
rhema will never be contrary to or contradict His logos. Without the infilling of
the Holy Spirit we are not able to confidently distinguish between the divine articulation of God's word and the assumptive
rhetoric of man's religious jargon.
When God's word does not seem to come to pass in the natural realm it is not because His word lacks the power to
accomplish its intended purpose. An apparent failure of God's word to be made manifest may well be a result of our
unwillingness or inability to reach beyond 'temporal sightedness' and operate in the realm of the supernatural 'by faith',
where possession of His promise occurs. Believing a prophetic word spoken into or over your life will manifest involves
'trust' in who God says He is according to His written word
; believing that same prophetic word has within it the means to
bring about all that God intends involves 'faith' in what God has done and His promises. Our potential to receive from
God's word is not measured by what we expect, rather by the trust, belief, and faith we have in what God has said He will
do and that the "word of His power"
(1) is able to uphold all things.
When our belief in the word of God operates at the level of our own comprehension, as opposed to trusting in the "word
of His power" and the anointing of the Holy Spirit of our understanding, we never realize "the things which God has
prepared for those who love Him."
(6)  Those 'that love him keep his commandments'(7)  and those that keep His
commandments trust in Him and His word "... to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the
power that worketh in us".
(8)  There is an indivisible unity between the 'word of His power', our faith that comes from
"hearing the word (rhema) of God"
(9)  and God performing His word so that it does not return to Him unaccomplished
(void)
(10).  Double your intent to be on the 'handle end' of the 'sword of the Spirit' through daily immersion in God's word,
both the logos (Bible study) and rhema (preaching & audio teaching materials). Your ability to
defend yourself against the
deception and trickery of the enemy  and your strength to be
offensive in spiritual battles are directly governed by the
amount and comprehension of God's word that operates in you inherently and spontaneously. If you believe His word,
then speak it, if your speak it
(11), then perform it (practice it in your daily life). Let the 'word of His power' become the
power in all your words, thoughts and actions.  Without His
logos there is no rhema and without His rhema there is no
faith.(9)

Jon D. Hannum, Ph.D.
Amen Ministries of Austin
amen_ministries@hotmail.com
(1) [Heb. 1:3 (Kjv)]  (2) [Isa. 55:11]  (3) [1 Kings. 19:12]  (4) [Mat. 4:4]  (5) [SFLB/WW, p.1408]  (6) [1Cor. 2:9]  (7) [Dan 9:4]  (8) [Eph. 2:3]  (9) [Rom
10:17] (10) [Isa. 55:11]  (12) [2Cor. 4:13]
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