Daily Devotions From Maranatha

January 13, 2018


Faithful To His Word

Jeremiah 1:12

Then said the Lord unto me, thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.

Every word that God has ever spoken or written either has or will come to pass. There is no such thing as a promise getting broken, a prophecy being unfulfilled, or a word from God left undone. This verse today just so happens to be dealing with pending judgment, but no matter what the word, God is going to fulfill it. Literally the verse reads that God watches over His word to perform it.

I want you to think for a minute about the implications of that verse. The Bible is, of course, God’s written word, His revelation to the World. It is more than just letters on pages, it is literally Him. In John 1 we read that in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. There is no separating God from His word. They are one and the same. His whole reputation and existence as God depends on the validity of each and every word or promise that He has given to us. That is why He says that He will hasten, or hurry to perform it. He is faithful and will not permit His ways to contradict His Word.

Now, what does the Bible say to us about our life on this earth? Well, for one thing it says that we should have the kind of life that is abundant and overflowing gushing forth from us like a river. We are also told that we will have all our needs met and that we will be blessed in the same way that Abraham was and even better, because we are heirs to a better covenant. You need to check out Abraham’s stock of blessings. The Bible says that we were healed by His stripes; sickness has no place in us. The list goes on and on.

When our experience doesn’t match God’s word, we need to check up and see why. You can be sure that it is not the Word that is wrong, it is the experience. Command the experience to line up with the Word of God, He watches over His Word to perform it.

MY WORD CONFESSION: God you are watching over your Word to perform it, I will speak the Word and it shall come to pass