THE POWER IN THE WORD
Luke 5:17- "Now it happened on a certain day as He was teaching, that their were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every town of Galilee, Judea and Jerusalem. And the POWER of the Lord was present to heal them".
Where the word of God is, there is POWER! Friend, I come to you today to challenge you to check on which ground you are standing on. It is a pity that the body of Christ is no more experiencing the power of God. Anywhere the word of God is preached, the only sign to show that truly God is there, is that power will descend and the people will feel and know it and be delivered.
There are too many Bible scholars in our world today whose only pre-occupation is to give lectures and tell Bible stories. Often, they are very eloquent and they speak impeccable English language but their teaching lacks power because they are empty. People have been deceived with sharp designer suit wearing Pastors and their motivational speaking style laced with tongue speaking, but at the end of the day, the people depart the way they came without any impartation.
In the text today, Jesus was teaching and the Bible recorded that POWER descended. That is the hallmark of the teaching/preaching of the word. The word of God must convince, convict, impart, heal, change, deliver and lift people into purpose. If you attend a Church where the teaching/preaching of the word is not impacting your life positively please leave and seek God elsewhere.
The word of God is sharper than a two edged sword piercing into the bone marrow...Immediately after pentecost, when Peter preached, the Bible recorded that over three thousand was added unto the disciples- that is the power of the Word!
I challenge you today to seek where the word of God is drawing the power of God down for the healing of His people.
Pray with me: father, let the power of your word work in my life.