Many confirmations this week from the last message!
He’s given several more confirmations this past week about both “manna” and “bread” – from which we’ve made the application to Him sustaining us with spiritual food, God’s WORD, and JESUS the Living Word, the Bread of Heaven, our Miraculous Manna, sent from the Father to give us Life and supply our every need. I’ll include a few of those:
“You gave your good Spirit to instruct them. You did not withhold your MANNA from their mouths, and you gave them water for their thirst.” Nehemiah 9:20 NIV
- The Holy Spirit leads us into all truth and instructs us; He is our helper and our teacher, if we will follow!
- … God does not withhold our daily needs from us. We can depend upon Him and expect it regardless of how things look – even if we find ourselves in a desert.
- There is nothing God will not do for us, those He loves. We can expect Him to always come through for us.
Prayer: Lord thank you that you withhold no good thing. In every desert situation we are in we know that you carry us through the worst of circumstances. We are completely safe in your arms and care. Amen. Ed Traut (Copyright © Prophetic Life Ministries)
Also this confession from Isaiah 51:7-16 came up this week in our normal confession list:
“We do not fear the reproach of men and are not terrified by their insults. We AWAKE and CLOTHE OURSELVES WITH STRENGTH. God Himself comforts us; we do not fear mortal men, who are but grass. We never forget our Maker who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth. We do not live in terror of the wrath of the oppressor, for the cowering prisoners will soon be set free – they will not die in their dungeons NOR WILL THEY LACK BREAD. God has put HIS WORDS in OUR MOUTHS and covered us with the shadow of His hand – we ARE HIS.”
Passages from John 6 (which will lead us into our next confession) and from the Lord’s prayer also came to mind this week:
“He who feeds on My flesh and drinks My blood dwells continually in Me, and I [in like manner dwell continually] in him. Just as the living Father sent Me and I live by (through, because of) the Father, even so whoever continues to feed on Me [whoever takes Me for his food and is nourished by Me] shall [in his turn] live through and because of Me. This is the Bread that came down from heaven. It is not like the manna which our forefathers ate, and yet died; he who (continually) takes this Bread for his food shall live forever.” (John 6:56-58, see verses 25-71)
“Give us this day our daily bread.” (Matthew 6:11)
In addition to promising to meet our physical need for food/nourishment, through this passage in the Lord’s prayer we can also make the application to Jesus as the children’s Bread of healing, broken for us so we can be made whole (Matthew 15:26, Mark 7:27, John 6, Isaiah 53). Just as we can ask the Father for our basic, daily provision of physical food, we can ask the Father for our basic, daily provision of healing which He supplies through Jesus. But we can also make the application to receiving the daily provision of His WORD that we need for every area of LIFE ~ His rhema Word of wisdom, knowledge, understanding, instruction, direction, counsel, insight, promise, comfort, correction, etc. that we desperately require from day to day in order to know how to do anything and everything according to His will and ways.
We also received this additional confirmation of DIGESTING the WORD :
“Paul said that if we want to be wise, if we want to correctly handle the Word of truth, we must be workmen. We must read the Bible. We must DIGEST IT, MEDITATE ON IT, MEMORIZE IT, UNDERSTAND IT.” ~ Barbara Bush
AND the Lord gave Jesse Luke 4 (on Sat, Mar 1), which contains our passage:
And Jesus replied to him, It is written, Man shall not live and be sustained by (on) bread alone but by every word and expression of God. Luke 4:4 AMP
Our “ship” analogy from the last message also continued with a new twist, which I may send in a separate message. But He also reinforced the message from the original ship analogy He gave last week (about the need to bring the rudder of His promises and the rudder of our tongues/mouth into agreement and alignment) by giving us another word from James 2 which focused this time on the bit in the horses mouth – pointing to the need for our tongues/mouth to be “broken” like a horse must be, so that our tongue is completely under the control of the Lord and His Word.
He also gave us this word, which continues confirmations of the theme of the WORD being MEDICINE (which I mentioned the Lord was emphasizing in the last message)!! :
“YOUR MOUTH IS FULL OF WAITING MIRACLES. SAY WHAT I SAY. LET YOUR WORDS HARMONIZE WITH MY WILL (in other words – bring the rudder of our tongues into ALIGNMENT/HARMONY with the rudder of His Word), AND MY WORDS WILL BE LIKE SPIRITUAL PENICILLIN, HEALING ALL GERMS, VIRUSES, AND BACTERIA OF THE SOUL (AND BODY). YOUR WORDS ARE YOUR WEAPONS. They create a throne for Me and wave My scepter of power over your life. … Allow your words to prepare your destiny. I have sacrificed everything to make sure you succeed in life. Embrace My instructions, for each lesson adds another piece of armor to you. … With these you’re guaranteed to reign in life. Who can stop your forward motion? No one. Not now. Not ever. WORDS ARE LIKE SWORDS OR MEDICINE…. Don’t ever let your words curse you or enslave you. Set the world on fire with faith-filled, love-ruled words.” (Copyright © Ivan Tait, Letters from God)
ALSO regarding the theme of the Word as medicine ~ last week, I spent more hours than normal cleaning the house. Since I was nearly a month behind on Joyce Meyer broadcasts, I tried to start getting caught up on those while I worked. As I listened, I was amazed at the PRECISE confirmations from our themes from many of our previous notes (such as “Get Your Super On” and “Are You Full of It” – which would have aired close to the time of those notes being posted)! On Friday, one of the many I listened to was entitled, “What is Your Mental Condition – part 1.” I was SO BLESSED to hear more confirmations in this message of God’s Word being our MEDICINE (including the verse from the last message, Proverbs 4:20-22)! I knew that the Lord was, without a doubt, continuing to SURROUND us with this theme. I’ve listened to Joyce for over a decade and had never heard her say these exact things in this way! Such POWERFUL confirmations of our themes! She also talked about the vital importance of meditating on the word and SWALLOWING IT until it becomes part of us! Here is the link to listen: What is Your Mental Condition? (Part 1) [this used to be a link to Joyce’s website, but that teaching has now been removed. This link now goes to youtube.]
Just as His Word is food that sustains us, His Word is real LIFE-SUSTAINING, LIFE-GIVING Medicine that has the power to save our lives and heal us physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and make us whole.
I will leave you with this last confirmation (below) which I just received in my email this morning!!
“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4 NIV
•We are not dependent on natural things or natural food for our future – we belong to the Lord.”
•The word that God speaks is life to us in every way, shape and form. We live on these words.
•We ought to … know what God is saying to us – as we live and depend on these words for the very breath that we breathe.
Prayer: Lord, just as Jesus said, I say today, that I do not live by natural things but by the words that come from your mouth. Continue to speak your word to me today Lord that I may grow and live in you. Amen. Ed Traut (Copyright © Prophetic Life Ministries)
We pray we’re not just hearing these words, but truly putting them into practice. May we continue to make EATING, MEDITATING ON (which is likened to CHEWING ON), SWALLOWING, DIGESTING, and ABSORBING the Word even more of a priority than getting physical food or medicine, so that it can become part of us and supply LIFE and HEALTH to our WHOLE BEING (spirit, soul, and body)!
Blessings and Prayers! Laura