Preaching , Teaching, and Notes

The Power of God and the Power of the Word of God

Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

John 1:1-3 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God.

All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.”

“Created”: God made something out of nothing. He spoke and it was so.

Christ is the Word. And He spoke all things into being; and they were as He spoke.

Psalm 33:6-9 “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and the hosts of them by the breath of his mouth.

He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap: and layeth up the depth in storehouses.

Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of world stand in awe of him.

For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.”

The power of God is often displayed through His Word. What He says will be, will be.

Isaiah 14:24 “The Lord of Hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so it shall it come to pass; and as I have spoken, so it shall stand:”

When God created the heaven and the earth, He was well aware by His Omniscience (all seeing ability), that the earth that He spoke into being, would be ruined by the fall the devil and then the fall of Adam.

Yet God’s purpose would not be altered:

Isaiah 45:18 “For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; He hath established it, He created it not in vain, He formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.”

So God’s Voice rang out in re-creation. Re-making what had been.

Genesis 1:3 “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”

God began to re-create with light; for darkness was upon the earth by Lucifer’s (the devil’s) fall. (Isaiah 14:

God is Light, and in His light we see light.

After re-creating the earth, forming man after His image:

Genesis 2:7 “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

No other of His creatures are living souls. They have instincts, but no souls.

Man’s soul was the faculty God gave him alone, so that man could have fellowship with His Creator.

He has a mind to think after God, to understand His Words.

He has a heart to love God, and want to please Him.

And he has a will, to will after God’s will.

But Adam sinned, disobeying God’s Word, making all people, sinners…..separated from God.

God was not surprised.

He saw this, and made provision for it, before times eternal.

For in His determination and purpose, Christ would come and save out a people for His Name’s sake.

God made the first promise of Christ right after the fall:

Genesis 3:15 “I will put enmity between thee (the devil) and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed (Christ); it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heal.”

Christ Jesus came and fulfilled the Father’s Will in everything. Jesus said:

John 12:45-46 “And he that seeth Me seeth Him that sent Me

I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on Me should not abide in darkness”

As God spoke light to the re-creation; He sent His Son as the Light to the world, to all who would believe in Him.

John 12:49-50 “For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent Me, He gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

And I know that His commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.”

Christ came to reveal the purpose, and determination of God: And to present the light of Salvation by receiving Him by faith.

Hebrews 1:1-3, 2:1,3. “God , who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the father’s by the prophets,

Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds;

Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;”

“Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;”

God’s purpose and determination is that all that believe and receive Him should be saved.

Do you believe in Christ Jesus the Lord?

Do you have the salvation He purchased, at such a great price, for you?

Are you walking in the Light He has made available?

1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

This is God’s power, for “cleanseth” in this verse is in the past, present and future tense.

Cleanseth means forgives, and then gives power to get that sin out of our lives.

For yesterday, today, and tomorrow; for every sin that comes up. Power for it!

This is the power of God and the power of His Word.

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