I am excited to introduce my third book, “It is Written” now available at Amazon. I am sharing the introduction below for all of my blog readers. I am particularly proud of this project, because it is all about God’s written Word. It is a topical Scripture reference guide, we all should have available, which is packed full of passages for the topics you face in your life.
You will find passages on the following topics:
- The power of the Word
- What you speak
- Financial freedom
- Worship/Praise for who He is
- Overcoming temptation and addiction
I love the Word of God and I view it as my roadmap, my book of instructions, my inspiration and encouragement, my list of promises, my prayer guide, and a mighty weapon against the enemy…just to name a few! We learn about the armor of God that is available to us in Ephesians Chapter 6. All of the pieces of armor are defensive except one – the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. This is our offensive weapon and if we want to be victorious, we must learn how to use it wisely.
Ephesians 6:10-18 NKJV
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.
Speaking, proclaiming, and praying the Word of God is so powerful in the life of a believer. Jesus Himself provides our greatest example. When He walked on this earth, He faced the same temptations and challenges that we as humans face. When He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to endure a great time of testing by Satan, he overcame him through three words, “IT IS WRITTEN!”
Matthew 4:1-11 NKJV
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. 3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” 4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'” 5 Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.'” 7 Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.'” 8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.'” 11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.
When you use the Word of God as your weapon, you also can be victorious just as Jesus was. The answer to every issue you face can be found in the pages of God’s Written Word. I encourage you to use these passages or create even more of your own to arm yourself and to become strong in the Lord with the power of His Word.
When you have a need, begin declaring the answer with the promises found on these pages. When you do not know what to pray, begin praying and claiming the Scriptures. Take the Word of God and write your own declarations and prayers. Hide it in your heart and you will become a mighty man or woman of faith!
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