Believing the Word Can Change Your World

Change Your WorldThen Mary said, “I am the Lord’s servant. Let it be with me just as you have said.” Then the angel left her.Luke 1:38 (Common English Bible)

Let me ask you a question. Can you honestly take God at His Word?

Well, it is time, my friend, for every Believer in God to live up to and practice the meaning of the word believer…as one who receives the Gospel as truth and Christ as Savior with the determination to live in obedience to God and His Word.  As Believers, it is imperative that we take a stand for God and His Word! This is the only way we will see the changes we desire in our lives and the world at large.

Regardless of what you may think, it is not just going to happen. What is it, you may ask? It is any and everything God has promised His children in His Word. It is any and everything He has promised you and me by His Spirit. Do you think God wants things to remain as they are? I will answer that…NO!!! However, the change has to come from us enforcing the power of His Word daily.

There is more to this life of faith than most, and virtually all of us have experienced. God wants more for us and for this world, but it is up to us to receive it by faith and place a demand upon it when necessary. This is no different from writing a check or making a withdrawal from your bank account. When you know the money is there, you expect it to be released for your use.

It is the same with the promises of God. When we receive them as our own, we can call on them when we need them in our lives. I understand that the circumstances of this world can be overwhelming sometimes, but this is why we must constantly saturate ourselves in and with God’s Word so that our spirit-man will not be depleted!

20 My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen to my words. 21 Never let them get away from you. Remember them and keep them in your heart. 22 They will give life and health to anyone who understands them. 23 Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.—Proverbs 4:20-23 (Good News)

When we spend time in the Word and take it as life for us, we build a resistance to the things that come to wear us down, discourage us, make us ineffective, and ultimately destroy us. Jesus told us in John 10:10, The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)” (Amplified). Do not let the thief be successful in your life, take God at His Word and hold on to it for dear life…because it is life!

Jesus said, “What gives life is God’s Spirit; human power is of no use at all. The words I have spoken to you bring God’s life-giving Spirit.”—John 6:63 (GNT). It is the Spirit of God through the spoken or written Word of God, when received, believed, and acted upon, that breaks the chains of frustration and bondage that so often plagues us. We have to rely on the power of God’s Word in our daily lives. We cannot afford the ‘luxury’ of believing we know better. Look at Mary’s example…

Mary did not allow the potential for embarrassment or even persecution; stop her from receiving the Blessing of God into her life. Rather, she willingly received it (His blessing by His Word). This Blessing for her was the ability to conceive and give birth to our Lord and Savior. What could the Lord impregnate us with, if we only believe and act on His Word for us? Our lives would be drastically different if we stop looking to the world for answers and look to God! He should be the source of our lives. The scripture declares: “he gives us the power to live, to move, and to be who we are…”—Acts 17:28 (CEB).

So, let’s follow Mary’s example and take God at His Word because He is good for it. He can take care of any problem we may face…now or in the future!

Have Faith1st
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Sebastian is a Christian, Author and Church Leadership trainer. His ministry calling, love for God, and His people; has led him into ministry of all types for over thirty years. He and his wife enjoy helping people in their walk of faith and finding solutions to the struggles of life, especially in the area of healing and marriage. Faith1st Blog is designed to open and continue the discussion on the subject of biblical "faith" as a "living" element of the Christian life. - "the just shall live by faith" - Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 (KJV).

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16 comments on “Believing the Word Can Change Your World
  1. Thank you Sebastian we do need the Scriptures and to believe what God tells us in them, I confirm everything with them, my own thoughts and what others share and Teach in reference to God’s Truth as Jesus The Living Word teaches me by the empowering and leading of The Holy Spirit, ( see below) having asked for and received His wisdom. Some sadly trust in their own understanding and like the Pharisees they study the Scriptures but then depend on others or books, peoples Devotionals and Messages, tapes and videos, songs etc as their confirmation, they all can be good tools but Jesus alone has all the answers and will give us His knowledge and insight, so we will know what is His Truth and there will be no contradiction because He will also reveal error. It is not the written words that give life but His Spirit in them.

    1 Corinthians 2:9-16 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that Love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth but which the Holy Ghost teacheth, comparing spiritual things with Spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are Spiritually discerned. But he that is Spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the Mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him? but we have the Mind of Christ.

    Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear and come unto me: hear and your soul shall live.

    John 15:14-15 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.(KJV)

    Matthew 10:26-28 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops (KJV)

    Thank you Sebastian for the Truths you have shared to encourage God’s children and also for the times you visited our Blog, and your agreement as I shared with you on yours with the confirmation of the Scriptures and yes thankfully time does change many things, when God is our focus, may you continue like us to Mature and be blessed and bless others.

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne

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    • Sebastian says:

      You’re are welcome Anne, I appreciate your heart for God and His Truth! Your comment: “Some sadly trust in their own understanding and like the Pharisees they study the Scriptures but then depend on others or books, peoples Devotionals and Messages, tapes and videos, songs etc as their confirmation…”, is spot on.

      The Lord should be the first place we run in our search for truth. Surely we can learn from others, but we are to NEVER lean upon anyone or thing more than our Lord!

      My ministry is to build up the Body of Christ while leading everyone back to Him. Thank you for your all you do and may God’s Blessing be upon you, supplying all you need. Love you both!

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  2. Reblogged this on Healing From Jesus and commented:
    Although this article is not specifically about ‘healing,’ the truths in this post by Brother Sebastian apply fully to receiving healing from the Lord. Let this message encourage you to ACTIVELY believe God for your own healing needs.

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    • Sebastian says:

      Hello my Sister! I just wanted to say thank you for re-blogging my post! I am honored that you liked my post enough to re-blog it…It is an honor to have someone share what I’ve written with others and I appreciate it! May God’s blessings be yours! –Sebastian

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  3. Sharing this on my Facebook page as well.

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  4. Reblogged this on Hangin' Out With God and commented:
    This is a powerful word from Brother Sebastian. I want it to bless all of my readers as well.

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  5. Soooooooo GOOD, Brother Sebastian! I’m re-blogging this on “Hangin’ Out With God” and on both of the “Healing From Jesus” sites.
    Sandra

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  6. Julie Garro says:

    It’s so hard to be a Mary in a Martha world. Thanks for a great post.

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  7. Reblogged this on thinkinaboutjesus and commented:
    What a powerful message our dear brother brings in this blog. May you be blessed greatly by this.

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  8. Wow, what a powerful, anointed message dear brother! I am going to reblog on my site. This is a message of life that we all as believers need to hear and put into practice! Thank you for blessing me this morning!

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