God’s word is powerful! You can develop strong faith through it. Believe God’s Word over prevailing or existing conditions. And you will rule in this life for sure. Let’s journey together as we dive into this life impactful study on ‘ruling in life through GOD’s word’.
God’s Word is All You Need
God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. And God blessed them.
And God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.
If you are yet to see the fulfillment of this promise of God in your life, do not worry. You know that can be changed; your situation is subject to change. God’s word never change. And that God’s word is powerful to change your situation.
What You Will Learn:
The goal of this study is to break the challenge that stops us from believing God’s word.“For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ– Romans 5:17
You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light – 1 Peter 2:9
Everyone wants to rule and dominate in whatever sphere of life, business or ministry they are. God created everything by His words. God’s Word holds all things together – Colossians 1:17
God is the source of all power and he gave authority to men to rule –Psalm 82:6 God gave us power and authority on this earth. Psalm 115:16 He already gave us control of everything!
You’re Born To Rule
Don’t let anyone or any situation deceive you. You were born to rule. You have the power and everything you need to bring this to pass. 2 Peter 1:3 By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.
All things have been given to us by God to rule and reign in this life. If you are sick, there is a knowledge problem, if you are poor you have a knowledge problem, if you are afraid of what the future holds, you have a knowledge problem.
The proper application of God’s word to you situation will make you rule over them.
10 Incomparable Distinctions of God’s Word
- God’s word is true – John 17.17
- That God’s word never fails
- The word of God is reliable
- Forever settled in heaven – Psalm 119:89
- It is quick – Hebrews 4:12
- God’s word is powerful
- God’s word cannot be broken – John 10.35
- God and His word are the same John 1:1-5
- God’s word is Spirit and Life – John 6:63
- The creative power in the WORD made all things – John 1:3
5 Effective Ways To Practice God’s Word
- Give the word first place in everything
- Total Obedience to God’s word
- Believe God’s word strongly
- Trust God’s word above any other counsel
- Speak God’s word always
Take Charge of Your World Through God’s Word
As you commit the word of God to heart and you release it to take authority, be in charge and rule your world either in your car, at home, work and everywhere possible.
The power in God’s WORD will release a strong spiritual sensitivity to your sphere of influence.
5 Enemies of God’s Word To Watch Out For
These five are enemies of God’s word to avoid:
- Ignorance – Hosea 4:6
- Offense – Romans 8:13
- Doubt – James 1:16
- Fear – Isaiah 41:10
- Unforgiveness – Galatians 5:6
7 Sure Guarantees of God’s Word
- I’ll make every word I give you come true – Jeremiah 1:12 MSG
- My words will not pass away – Luke 21:33 AMP
- My word will not return to Me void (useless, without result) – Isaiah 55:11 AMP
- Upholding and maintaining and propelling all things [the entire physical and spiritual universe] by His powerful word – Hebrews 1:3B
- No, I will not break my covenant; I will not take back one word of what I said – Psalm 89:34 Living Bible
- God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie, neither the son of man, that He should feel repentance or compunction [for what He has promised]. Has He said and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He not make it good? Numbers 23:19 AMP CLASSIC
- Does not my word burn like fire?” says the LORD. “Is it not like a mighty hammer that smashes a rock to pieces? – Jeremiah 23:29 NLT
Top 10 Life Changing Benefits of The God’s Word
You must rule in life! Scripture says in Ephesians 2:10 – ‘For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]‘.
There are certain benefits from the word of God which accrues to you by default as you live by its promises.
I. PROSPERITY AND GOOD SUCCESS – Joshua 1: 8 MSG ‘And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it.
II. GUIDANCE AND DIVINE DIRECTION – Psalm 119:105,130 TLB ‘Your words are a flashlight to light the path ahead of me and keep me from stumbling. As your plan unfolds, even the simple can understand it’
III. LIFE AND HEALTH BENEFITS – Proverbs 4:20-22 CEV ‘My child, listen carefully to everything I say. Knowing these teachings will mean true life and good health for you‘
God’s Word is Our Hope
IV. HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT – Romans 15:4 AMPC ‘For whatever was thus written in former days was written for our instruction, that by [our steadfast and patient] endurance and the encouragement [drawn] from the Scriptures we might hold fast to and cherish hope’.
V. DEFENCE AGAINST SPIRITUAL ATTACK – Ephesians 6:17 GNT ‘And accept salvation as a helmet, and the word of God as the sword which the Spirit gives you’. Fear can trigger spiritual attack.
VI. DIVINE ALARM – 1 Corinthians 10:11 ‘Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come’.
VII. ASSURANCE OF ETERNAL LIFE – 1 John 5:13 CEB We have a hope of eternal life in Christ
God’s Word Is Our Mirror
VIII. SELF IDENTITY – We are the righteousness of God! 2 Corinthians 5:21
IX. SPIRIT AND LIFE: The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you–they are full of the Spirit and life – John 6.63
X. GOD’S WORD LEADS TO RECOVERY: God’s word plays a major important role of recovery in our lives.
The ABC of Ruling In Life
God is a God of principles, one of the tools you can use to rule your world is the word of God. Now, lets look at
A. Abiding in The Vine
In John 15, Jesus reveals to us just how important abiding in Him truly is. In fact, He considered it such a critical matter that He spoke to His disciples strongly about it just before He went to the cross. Therefore, we should pay careful attention to the words He said:
I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
B. Believing And Pleasing The Father
There is nothing that pleases the father more than abiding in the vine. Because as you experience a relationship with Jesus by abiding in Him , you will desire to have more of God. This then makes you want to believe Him more and please Him more. In Genesis 18:19 God said of Abraham ‘For I know that he will command his children and his household after him and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgement, that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
We Must Do Our Part
We have a part to play and God had His part. Abraham’s part was to cooperate with the Lord. If Abraham didn’t do that, if he didn’t obey what God told him to do, God couldn’t have fulfilled His promise to Abraham to make him rule and be a father of many nations,even though that was His will.
Our part is to believe and to walk pleasing before Him – to think His thoughts and speak His words and walk in His ways.
C – Confidence In The Holy Spirit
1 John 4.4 – ‘Ye have of God little children, and have overcome them; because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world’
Confidence in the Holy Spirit is key, in order for us to rule in life, enjoy real day-to-day, moment-by-moment victory. We must develop a deeper faith in the Greater One who is living within us. We must cultivate an awesome appreciation for the indwelling Holy Spirit
Final Thoughts About God’s Word
You can reach your destination of ruling in life. It is your responsibility to understand the role God’s word plays. I encourage you today to be firmly rooted and grounded in God’s word, no matter what the situation looks like. Make a decision to trust God’s promises. And your life will be headed directly to the ruling dynasty that God has pre-ordained for you to live.
Olajide Theophilus is the founder of Faith Life Worth Living where he publishes in-depth and highly inspirational resources on Faith, Hope and Love. To stay connected please sign up for FREE weekly tips on Living by Faith HERE. Or Follow on Twitter HERE