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Rhapsody of Realities (English)

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, DSc, D.D

Monday, 17 July 2017

The Word Is Trustworthy

For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty (Peter 1:16).

God's Word is absolutely trustworthy and dependable. Matthew 24:35 says, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away."

The scriptures are proven to be the Word of God; the account of Jesus Christ and His work of redemption; His vicarious death, burial, resurrection, and ascension to glory; the entire scriptures chronicle everything that's involved in His redemptive work, the implication of all that He accomplished on our behalf, and the testament sealed in His death. Not only are these accounts authentic and trustworthy as communicated to us in the scriptures, they were delivered to us to live by.

For example, Peter refers to the narrative in Matthew 17 in his first epistle. He explained how they (Peter, James and John) were "eyewitnesses of His majesty" - the transfiguration, where Jesus' face shone like the sun, and His clothes dazzled. They saw Moses and Elijah appear on the mount. They even heard a voice from heaven which said, "...This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him" (Matthew 17:5).

Yet, by the Spirit, he tells us "We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts" (Peter 1:19). Even though they were eyewitnesses of that glory, there was something more trustworthy than their experience. So, beyond the beauties and the glorious experiences they had, Peter reckoned that the Word was surer than experience.

Hold on to God's Word; it's a more sure word than our experiences! Imagine if you had symptoms of pains or sickness in your body, don't bulge. The Word is absolutely trustworthy and dependable.

You may not feel like it's working out; things may not seem to be changing on the outside, but hold on to it! Keep declaring the Word to yourself, to God and concerning that situation, until you have the note of victory in your spirit.

Prayer

Dear Father, I thank you for the power of your eternal Word that's at work in me today, producing the fruit of it's message, having embraced it as the more sure Word of prophecy—to live by, and build my life on! By the power of your Word, I win, in the good fight of faith today, and every day, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

Further Study:

1 Timothy 1:18 GNB

Matthew 24:35

Hebrews 4:12

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