I think I’m running late on this one b/c I’ve been getting confirmations of it all week. So without further delay, here is confession #10:
“Not only do His Words penetrate completely and perform with precision, but they do not go out and return empty-handed. They ACCOMPLISH what God desires, and ACHIEVE the purpose for which He sent them. (Hebrews 4:12, Isaiah 55:10-12)”
Among the confirmations we’ve already received this week for it, last night Jesse read it from our regular confession list (which takes us about a month to get through). That version of it contains the revelation the Lord gave me years ago by connecting Isaiah 55 and John 15 in my heart/mind ~ which is of extraordinary significance and importance for fulfilling our destinies ~
“God’s Words do not go out and return without accomplishing what He desires and achieving the purpose for which they were sent. Because GOD’S WORD REMAINS IN US, WE DO NOT GO OUT AND RETURN EMPTY-HANDED, WE ACCOMPLISH WHAT GOD DESIRES AND ACHIEVE THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH HE SENT US. (Isaiah 55:10-11, John 15)”
One of the other confirmations I received of it this week occurred when my friend, Tamra, stayed up ALL NIGHT catching up on and responding to many past messages (from this group and other messages). When I read her responses I also reread the original messages I’d sent her (and God was speaking to me through them again as well!). When I reread this message that I’d sent her on November 6, 2013, I realized it went perfectly with confession #10! (It mentions the verse from confession #9, as does our new confession, and also mentions the principle/truth contained in confession #10!):
Let the Word Change Things
by Kenneth Copeland
Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. For the word of God is quick [alive!], and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.– Hebrews 4:11-12
If you’re in a fix of a situation today, … abide in the Word. The Word can change everything. You see, the Word of God is ALIVE. It will go into the very marrow of your bones. It will go into your mind, your will and your emotions and change them. It will go into your spirit and get you born again. When you spend time meditating on that Word—when you abide in it—it will begin to change your thinking. Then it will convert your way of living and turn you around. It will bring your body into health. It will make your mind sound. It will make you prosperous. It literally has the power of God within it!
Although we work and put forth effort to learn that Word, to spend time in it, speak it and obey it—it is actually the Word itself that brings about the changes in our lives. That’s what the writer of Hebrews means when he says we “labor therefore to enter into that rest.” We rest on the Word, KNOWING IT WILL ACCOMPLISH WHAT GOD HAS PROMISED.
Some believers wear themselves out trying to make the Word of God come to pass. But that’s not our job! … Our job is to let the Word abide in us. Our job is to abide in Jesus. Our job is to replace our thoughts with His thoughts—to speak and act in line with His Word. But it is God who performs it. He’s the One who will cause His promises to become a living, manifest reality in your life. What’s more, He can do it right in the midst of the worst trouble the world has ever seen. He can do it in the midst of the worst trouble in which you may find yourself. He can prosper you in the midst of famine. He can heal you in the midst of plagues. He can keep you safe when danger is on every hand. In fact, He can—and will—give you anything you ask, if you’re abiding in Him and His Word is abiding in you. In this position you are always asking according to His will. “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him” (1 John 5:14-15). So let not your heart be troubled! Just set your heart on Jesus. Just let the Word of God answer the situation…and you’ll make it through in the glorious victory of God. Scripture Reading: Psalm 33
© 1999 Kenneth Copeland Ministries
Thinking I may have already sent this one to the whole group previously, I checked to make sure that I hadn’t. But I did find that after I’d sent it privately to Tamra and a few others, I’d posted it to Facebook on November 8 with these closing remarks which go along with our present and past themes:
“When I read ‘Let the Word of God answer the situation,’ what immediately came to mind was the example of Jesus letting the Word answer the situation, by declaring each time, “It is written….” May we always do the same and see the power of His Word overcome in every area of our lives. HIS WORD IS GOING TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT HE DESIRES AND ACHIEVE THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH IT IS SENT. SO HOLD ONTO IT AND LET IT TAKE YOU THROUGH TO THE MANIFESTATION OF HIS VICTORY!”
So thankful to God that because the Word is ALIVE and ACTIVE, PENETRATING and DIVIDING (OPERATIVE), it will ACCOMPLISH and ACHIEVE the purpose for which He sent it! In the coming days, let’s meditate on and believe that God’s WORD IS DOING ITS WORK ON OUR BEHALF AS WE RELEASE IT BY FAITH INTO OUR SITUATIONS! It will not return to us EMPTY-HANDED, but will ACCOMPLISH and ACHIEVE! In the same way, may we continually do our part to be filled with His Word so that we do not return to Him empty-handed, but ACCOMPLISH all that He desires in our lives and ACHIEVE the purpose for which He sent US! Let’s pray this for each other!
Blessings and Prayers!