One of the most beautiful things I have ever experienced is the spiritual washing by the Word of God. What I am describing is a very complex spiritual activity which heaven offers to those who embrace the wind of the Spirit daily. How can you embrace that which is unembraceable?
God’s power may appear to be an illusion but it’s actually a reality. It’s the rock that everything we depend on is built upon. As John said with such clarity, “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 any thing made that was made.” To truly understand what John is saying here, we must realize he is not speaking in a spiritual metaphor or for poetic entertainment. He is actually speaking a straightforward truth.
Words from the mouth of God are building blocks for all human action. Our belief in the truth of these words is the mortar that binds them together and eventually leads to the construction of skyscrapers of success. Let’s look at the fine aspects of the Word of God, particularly at one idea I’ll call the “rain” of the word of God.
The finesse experienced in words from God can sometimes only be seen in daily prayer and observation of God’s ways. The message Bible puts it this way, “His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense.” The pinpoint accuracy of God’s word in us can remove the slightest emotion or intent of the flesh that can cause so many problems during the day. I find it extremely valuable to allow the rain of God’s word to come upon us from the top of our heads to the soles of our feet. It cleanses every detail of our human condition. The way His word does its work in us is very simple: when you obey exactly what the Lord tells you to do, that action washes away the ugly part of sin and corruption that is in you. Evil in you can be removed as easily as a breath of air blows a feather away.
Now comes the hard part: The Apostle Paul mentions a difficulty of discernment when he says, “But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” This simply means that you recognize the voice of God when he speaks in you and you obey that voice alone.
The key to this last verse is the statement, “by reason of use“. Let me give you an example. My son told me one reason The Golden State Warriors are one of the best basketball teams in the NBA is because they physically shoot more baskets than anyone else in the league every single day. One of their players shoots around 2,000 shots a week. He shoots a minimum of 250 every day, plus another 100 before every game. It’s by “reason of use”.
The same principle occurs in the spiritual realm. Listen daily for God’s voice through dreams, visions, through whispers of words, and also the reading of the Bible. The word of God in your life will rain on you and begin to cleanse you and purify you making you perfect for the Master to use.
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky