Get Together- His Word Never Returns Void
New King James Version
11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me [a]void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
This morning this is what I hear the Holy Spirit saying, “My word shall not return to me void.” I believe that He wants me to share with you a few things that have been beneficial to me in my journey with Jesus Christ and the word of God.
First, it is always beneficial to read and to mediate on the word of God. When we do that, it helps us to distinguish between when the Holy Spirit is speaking to us through His small still voice than from when the enemy is bringing words, of discouragement, condemnation, and fear. Jesus said that we could hear His voice “ John 10:27My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
It is beneficial to hear the word of God preached. Jesus preached the word while He was here on the earth. When He preached lives were changed, miracles, and healings took place and I believe that He still does that today when the word of God is preached and proclaimed under the anointing and power of the Holy Spirit. “Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.” (Matthew 9:35)
It is beneficial to hear the word taught. Jesus in Matthew 28:19,20 before He ascended to Heaven commanded the disciples to make other disciples by teaching “Go [a]therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” [a]Amen.”
It is beneficial to pray and declare the word of God. In Acts 4 :24-31 they did both:
So, when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them,
“who by the mouth of Your servant David have said: ‘Why did the nations rage, And the people plot vain things?
The kings of the earth took their stand, And the rulers were gathered together Against the LORD and against His Christ.’
“For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together
“to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done.
“Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word,
“by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”
And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
Pray the word over your children, your friends, your workplace and yes for your enemies. Paul’s prayers in Ephesians Chapters 1 and 3 are excellent prayers to pray as well as any word from the scriptures that the Holy Spirit has you to pray.
Speak the word into the environment that you are in. You don’t have to call out the Chapter and verse. Today I was in a setting, and I was able to just say “life is a vapor.” I believe that someone in that setting will be affected by that in some way.
I could give several more examples of ways that the word does not return void, but time won’t allow me to do that today. I pray that this will help you in some way as you serve the Risen Christ. And remember this as the writer says in Heb 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.(NKJV) So whether the word is being preached, taught, read, declared, or prayed life is going forth! Power is being released! Jesus had this to say in Joh 6:63 “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. The word will not return void. Believe it, receive it, declare it, pray it, and stand on it!
Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus, we thank You for the living and powerful word of God that never returns void. Today we pray for the Holy Spirit to help us to get in the word, stand on the word, declare the word, pray the word and leave the results to You.
In Jesus Name
What a great blessing it was to work with our dear brothers and sister from the Tuscaloosa/West Alabama Emmaus Cluster on Alabama Emmaus Walk 497 last week! The Holy Spirit did great and mighty things !
Love you all!