A "Word" Document

A “Word” Document
The “not so New Year” is rapidly passing.  Time is definitely in fast forward mode.  At the beginning of the year I found myself meditating on the meaning, power, and importance of the word of the Lord in my life.  Certain scriptures (sited below) concerning the”Word” were prevalent in my thoughts and meditation.  Revelation comes when you begin to meditate on any aspect of God’s word.

The giant company Microsoft produced a systems program that revolutionized the whole world.  It was simply called “Microsoft Word”.  Every day users with typing and computer skills could create documents that previously only highly skilled people could produce.  This system allowed spelling to be checked, grammatical feedback, and document structure help.  It is a powerful tool released to the public. 

As powerful as the program is, it is yet limited to the skill of the person using it.  Knowledge of the English language and its usage play a large part on the quality, clarity, and outcome of a document produced in Microsoft Word.  In other words, a person must have credible interaction with the processing of the document to get the optimum results.  The system works and can produce an optimum quality document.  However, the user must employ all the available resources of the system skillfully.

“In the beginning, before all time was the Word (Christ) and the Word was with God and the Word was God (Himself).  …And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived a while) among us.” John 1:1, John 1:14A.   God did not produce the Word, He is the Word.

The challenge that comes to Believers is that we sometimes don’t understand the “Word” as it applies to our lives.  We look at the Logos word (written word in the Bible) and see a set of principles to be followed.  We look at the Rhema word (inspired Word) and see an occasional specific and sure word from the Lord.  These are both true, but there is so much MORE to the “Word”.  Loving God, loving your neighbor as yourself, dying daily to loving the world and the things in it, are the foundations of building the God-Life (Zoe).   Living in the power of the “Word, (Jesus)” goes beyond the foundations and structures us for Eternity!

Our understanding of the vastness (the power and capability) of the “Word” is going to produce the fullness of the God-Life (Zoe) in our lives.  Every time we encounter the word “Word” in scripture, we should immediately insert Jesus.  He is the “Living Word” and this changes everything.  Supernatural power is available to the Believer who understands this and lives accordingly.  He (Jesus) brings on the scene light, clarity, fulfilled promises, His shed blood, His status with God, the power of His name, and the fact hailed at the cross, “It is finished“ to our circumstance.  The “Word” document produced in our lives must have the full interactive power of what Jesus has already done for us (imputed righteousness). We can then begin to allow Him to work in us (imparted righteousness) led by God’s Holy Spirit so we can know our lives (documents) will conform to the image of Christ.

A document produced in Microsoft Word by a fourth grader on Azaleas is not going to be the same as one produced by a Botanical scientist.  The scientist has more knowledge, experience, and intellectual exposure than the student has.

Believers must study, meditate, and practice the business of the word of the Lord in order to live the successful God-Life (Zoe).  We can be “high functioning” when it comes to God’s word.  Under the authority of the Holy Spirit every “Logos” word becomes a “Rhema” word as we meditate on the power of the Word (Jesus). 

I share with you the “Word (Jesus)” confessions upon which I meditate.  Find those “Word (Jesus) “scriptures that come to mind out of your spirit and begin to meditate upon them.  I assure you that God will send powerful breakthrough revelation into your life.  Your life will be a “Fabulous Word Document” for the Lord Jesus Christ!

7 Confessions Regarding Jesus the Living Word
Psalms 107:20
“He sends forth His word (Jesus) and heals them and rescues them from the pit and destruction.”
Psalms 119:11
“Your word (Jesus) have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”
Psalms 119:89
“Forever, O Lord, Your Word (Jesus) is settled in heaven [stands firm as the heavens].”
Psalms 119:105
“Your word (Jesus) is a lamp to my feet and a light to my pathway.”
Isaiah 40:8
“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word (Jesus) of our God will stand forever.”
Isaiah 55:11
“So shall my word (Jesus) be that goes forth out of My mouth; it shall not return unto me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
Jeremiah 1:12

“Then said the Lord to me.  You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word (Jesus) to perform it.”

Why "Hepzibah in Training?"

More than twenty five years ago I stood in a powerful praise and worship service. As I entered into worship weeping in the presence of the King, I heard the voice of Jesus in my spirit. He called me two names. The first name was Hephzibah and the second was Beulah. I was stunned and immediately sat down on the bench to ponder these two names. Neither of these names appeared flattering to me.

I left church and called my sister, a mighty warrior of God, and told her that God had called me two names. Her reply was “If God called me names; I needed to find out what they meant.” I searched scripture and found that the name Hephzibah means, “The Lord delights in her” and that Beulah meant, “Thy land is married (committed, spoken for, etc). Needless to say, I was delighted in the significance of these two names that my Savior has bestowed upon me. My goal and treasure in life is to fulfill the plan for my life on this side of Eternity and to train for the other side of Eternity.

I offer you the revelations, thoughts, and meditations that God imparts to me in this blog “Hepzibah In Training”.

I thank you for your comments.