Word of God in challenging Situations.
What is the Word of God, and its effectiveness in living a victorious life. Word of God is both the written (Bible) and the spoken word of God (prophecy). After the death of Moses and Joshua was the new leader of the Israelites, and God instructed him of the importance of the ‘Word’ to be prosperous and to have a good life (Joshua 1:8). Our Lord Jesus Christ demonstrated the necessity of the Word by showing us an example in Mathew 4:1-11 when after 40 days and nights of fasting he was tempted by Satan, and He used the written word to defeat him. Jesus also enlightened us in John 6:63 that the Word He has given us is life. Hence, it would be prudent for us to acquaint ourselves with the Word, if we are to live a champion life. We have been instructed by our Lord Jesus that in this world we would see tribulations and that we should be of good cheer because He has overcome (John 16:33; Romans 8:37). Then how can we be of good cheer when we are going through these challenges? By effectively using the word of God. One of the main reasons that God gave us the Bible is so that we can know Him and His Word. We have been enlightened by Apostle Paul through the Holy Spirit that we are not fighting against flesh and blood, but against principalities and that we need to put on the whole Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18). And of all the armor, the only offensive weapon is the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. In several passages in the Bible we read of several people trusting in and using the word of God, which includes understanding His character, to secure victories. Example is David against Goliath (1 Sam. 17:41-46); the woman with the issue of blood Matthew 9:20-21; Joseph against Potiphar’s wife (Genesis 39:9); etc. A Christian with God’s word and led by the Holy Spirit will remain an unconquerable conqueror in life’s battles (Jer. 1:18-19). We need to locate what God has said about our situation and release the trigger of our tongue for their manifestation (Proverb 18:21). Thereby, we ensure our dominion, triumph and conquest (Psalm 107:20).