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After being in a deep sleep,
as I was coming back to cognizance of the world around me, a thought came to me
I have at times been told
something but what I perceived the person to be saying was not exactly what they
said.I have then asked, “What do you
mean?” for further clarification?
It seems to me that there are
both thoughts and the force behind any statement that is made, for example:
Years ago I would tell my
kids “Don’t do that,” without any consequence implied. Then there were times
when I would say something and there would be a penalty for failure to obey.
Therein was both meaning and the force behind words spoken.
From the time of creation of
man, GOD has communicated with man many ways.At times it was a direct conversation and also as in Hebrews 11:1-2 In the past God spoke to our forefathers
through the prophets at many times and in various ways,but in these last days he has spoken to
us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made
We can read what GOD said as
recorded by the prophets and the words of Jesus.
As I was coming out of the
fuzziness of sleep I wondered if these words mean to me as much as they mean to
GOD.When GOD speaks, HIS words carry
not only meaning but also are backed up by all the power inherent within GOD
I then asked myself this
question; “Does HIS word retain the same power when I receive them as when HE
spoke them or do they lose something in my translation of them?”
When He said ‘I AM THAT I AM”
it means the same to me as it does to HIM.
What about Acts1:8 But you will
receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses
in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends
of the earth."
Do those words mean the same
to me as they do to GOD?
I then wondered; am I missing
something here? Is the power of the gospel message being diluted by my
inability to grasp the full meaning and power of GOD’S word?
Do HIS words mean the same to
me as they do to HIM?
If that is so then it is no
wonder that I am falling short in every area of my life, in prayer, in conduct,
in the whole of my Christian experience.
While I thought on those
things I began to look at GOD’S words in a different light and the power of
those words are making a difference in me.
Perhaps my faith has been
limited by not seeing GOD’S word as HE sees it and believing it as it was meant
to be believed. Faith is totally dependent upon believing GOD’S word as HE