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The Word of God is alive

By DAN THOMPSON

How can Gods Word become one thing for one person and something else for another?

Because it’s alive! The Word of God is full of life. Full! Therefore, it administers life wherever it is applied. It doesn’t matter how dark and deadly the circumstances may be. There is enough life in God’s Word to totally overwhelm every negative situation in your or my life.

The Bible likens the Word to a natural seed. Every seed has within it all the DNA required to produce whatever kind of seed it is. If it’s an apple seed, all that is required to be an apple tree is in that seed. Given the right environment, that seed will produce an apple tree.

In the same way, the Word of God has the supernatural life within to fulfill the promises of God in your and my life. We plant it in our hearts as a seed, but when it comes up it produces salvation, healing, deliverance, prosperity — whatever God has said belongs to you!

If you have a need in your life today, go to the Word of God. Find a promise or two to stand on regarding your need — begin planting that seed in your heart. Meditate, say it aloud over and over. Let that Word take root inside you. It will become very real to you. And then watch as it begins to bear fruit, achieving the purpose God sent it for.

Isaiah 55:10-11 (NIV) says: “As the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

Dan Thompson is pastor of the New Life Foursquare Church.