I want us to look at Psalm 67:2 [TLB]: “Send us around the world with the power of Your Word; and Your eternal plan for all mankind.” This is quite a striking verse; and also the founding verse of our ministry – ‘Send us around the world… ‘How did David comprehend this? He saw this through the eyes of the Spirit – Talking about the children of God; that as we multiply, we may cover the face of the earth. This is very prophetic, for David even he was a Jew, had visions of the coming Messiah. He tapped into God’s plan for mankind and prayed accordingly. ‘…with the power of Your Word…’ David understood that the Word of God carries power, a power that this world can’t comprehend; and also that he can’t do God’s work without God’s Word. How will they believe if no one tells them [Rom.10:14]. ‘…and Your eternal plan for all mankind.’ David also knew through revelation that God has a plan for all of mankind; and not only a plan, but an eternal plan. Through David’s descendants, he knew of God’s promise to Abram, that God had given Abram and his seed the entire world.
In close reference to this, we read in Proverbs 19:21 – “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” David also says in Psalm 119:130 – “The entrance of Thy words giveth light, it giveth understanding unto the simple.” God’s Word is light, and that light illuminates all things hid in darkness. A man’s heart is a wicked place [Jer.17:9], but when God’s Word enter, that wicked heart [dark heart] will be flooded with light [cleaning the heart of evil]. The more you get a hold of God’s Word, the more it will well up in you and cleanse you from wickedness. Understand today that because God said something concerning you does not mean it will be like that; no, you got to take hold of that Word – you got to live it. You have a responsibility to the Word you have received. After all, it is written that we are to work out our own salvation. Working out your own salvation comes through working the Word of God. You first have to get hold of the Word, meditate therein day and night, start speaking according to the Word; but ultimately, you must start living the Word.
Once you start living the Word of God, only then will you be able to live from inside outward. For that which is in your heart will reflect outwardly. This is Christianity: Bodily expressing the inner workings of God outwardly to your world – and when you mix your faith with the Word of God, your results will be beyond this world. Looking at Abram we see this: “And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever” [Genesis 13:14-15]. Abram had to see himself through the words God had spoken unto him. See yourself through the word of God and get a hold of the Word in your spirit. When you learn to respond to God’s Word from your spirit, your life will be a life of light. We have been called out [of darkness] so that we might be brought into [light]. Like we saw in Proverbs 19:21; God has a purpose for our lives.
Hebrews chapter 11 gives us an account of those who adhered to God’s Word – “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. 4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. 5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. 7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. 8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. 11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. 12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable” [Heb.11:3-12]. What an account – think of it; would God be able to call your name to such an account one day?
Let your world be framed by the Word of God today. You might ask how? Let’s see the answer in Hebrews 12 – “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hallelujah! Our life is to be a life of faith – “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” [Heb.11:1]. No matter you can’t see your success today, God’s Word declares you successful; no matter the storms of life is overtaking you, Jesus Who calmed the waves and silenced the storms is in your boat. You might not see it with your physical eyes, but look inward, it is there imprinted on the tablet of your heart. By faith, look inward today and see the glorious life God has for you – see through the Word of God who you are in Him.
Who are you? Below is some bible verses telling us who we are in Christ:
John 1:12 – “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
Ephesians 1:5 – “He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.”
Colossians 2:9-10 – “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.”
1Corinthians 6:16 – “But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.”
Romans 6:6 – “For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.”
1Corinthians 12:27 – “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
1Peter 2:9 – “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
Galatians 3:27-28 – “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
1John 4:17 – “Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.”
There is much more in scripture telling us who we are in Christ. I want to encourage you today; use the above verses and declare your identity in Christ – not only today, but continue throughout the week. Study the Word of God and search for other verses telling you who you are and declare it daily over your yourself. Start tapping into the Word which is in you and start expressing the inner workings of God outwardly to your world – You were made wonderfully and fearfully – Go and be who God made you to be, Amen!
Teaching by Evng./Pst. Rudi Ferreira
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