Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Put Together and Held Together By the Word of God

By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. (Hebrews 11:3)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. (John 1:1-3)

For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. (Colossians 1:16-17)
In Hebrews we discover that all things were framed, or put together, by the Word of God. It is the substance, the underlying reality of everything.

In the Gospel of John, we learn that Jesus IS the Word of God. That is, the Word is all about Him and is in perfect unity with Him. Though God has spoken to many people, there are not many words, only one. There may be many facets to it, but there is only one Word, and Jesus is the perfect embodiment of that Word.

In Colossians, Paul tells us that not only were all things created by Jesus Christ, they were also created through Him (for He is the Living Word) and for Him, and in Him all things consist. That is, all things are held together and sustained in Him.

All the world is put together and held together by Jesus, the Living Word of God. Therefore, the world must always respond to Him and His authority. It exists expressly by the Word of God, takes its direction from the Word and must always be responsive to it. God declares that His Word will not return void but will always be fulfilled (Isaiah 55:10-11).
  • By the authority of that Word, Moses commanded the Red Sea to part (Exodus 14:15-16, 21).
  • By the authority of that Word, Joshua commanded the Sun to stand still in the sky (Joshua 10:12-14).
  • By the authority of that Word, Elijah commanded the rain to cease (1 Kings 17:1) and for the drought to end three and a half years later (1 Kings 18:41-45).
  • By the authority of that Word, Jesus rebuked the wind and waves, and they obeyed (Mark 4:37-39).
  • By the authority of that Word, Jesus spoke to the fig tree so that it withered away (Mark 11:12-14, 20-21).
  • Jesus taught the disciples that when they use the authority of that Word to speak to mountains, not doubting but believing in their heart that what they said would be done, those mountains would move (Mark 11:22-23).
Paul tells us that all creation groans together waiting, eagerly waiting for the sons of God to be revealed (Romans 8:19), that is, for those who will obey Jesus and rise up to speak the Word of God to all the earth. It is eagerly waiting to respond to the Word of God spoken in faith.

All the world is put together and held together by the Word of God, and it will always respond to the Word of God spoken in faith. All creation is eagerly waiting for you to speak that Word in faith. Mountains will move and the world will change.