The Word Encounter – By Pastor David Ibiyeomie
TOPIC: The Word Encounter
We attract what we expect and we reflect what we jdesire. Again, we become what we respect and we mirror what we admire.
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
God’s word is like a mirror; each time you look at it, you admire it and whatever you admire, you mirror and imitate.
In Luke chapter 5, Jesus used Peter’s boat to preach. After that, something happened. Jesus told him to cast his net into the deep and Peter replied,
Luke 5:5-6 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
The truth is this, when Jesus used Peter’s boat nothing happened. It was as he responded to the word by obeying and letting down his net that something happened. The word in you does not guarantee automatic breakthrough. Many fold the hands and wait for something to happen. They say, “well I am born again, it will happen, I am a child of God”.
The truth is that only the word of God you respond to that will produce results for you. Until Peter responded to the word, he never saw any breakthrough.
Luke 5:5b nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
It is the word you respond to that brings result. Many born again christians are failures today because they only hear the word, take notes in church and just leave it there. No response to the word. The only way you will see changes in your life is by responding to the word.
Only your response to the word will make the word to produce results for you. No response, no results. There is no magic about it. God is not a magician. You must respond to His word before He can respond to you. That Jesus is in you does not guarantee that everything will just work. You have to respond to the word of God.
Daniel 11:32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
Those who do know their God are the ones that will command attention, by reason of their results. Those who do know their God, they will stand out, obtain outstanding breakthroughs. Friend, you are not disadvantaged in any way, you are not a failure. Anytime you see things not working, lack of knowledge is behind it
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
All you need therefore is a word-encounter. It is the word of God in you that determines your worth in life.
Pray for yourself now: Lord Jesus, by the spirit of God quicken me to work with intelligence. From this day, I will know what to do, no matter the challenge. I will not just take notes but respond to the word of God. Empower me, by your Spirit, that I may rule my word as you did. As the Father sent you, even so you have sent me. From today, let everyone that knew me before know that of a truth, you have touched me. In Jesus name, I pray! Amen.
Consider it done! God bless you