Forever, O Lord, your word is settled in heaven.
—Psalm 119:89 (NKJV)
When you take the Word at its unfailing value—when you believe it by faith, you receive. God’s Word is settled in heaven. It is the final authority.
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17, NKJV).
Faith and the Word of God are interchangeable. You can’t have faith without hearing the Word, and the Word can’t be heard without it building your faith.
The Word connects our healing with what we hear. A few examples are Matthew 13:15, Luke 5:15, and Luke 6:17.
Listen to Matthew 13:15: “For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn so that I should heal them” (NKJV).
Don’t be “hard of hearing” with closed eyes and ears and a barred heart. This verse states that when you understand the Word with your heart, you receive God’s healing. The truth of your identity in Christ needs to be known and understood over what the world or what any other person says. You have the mind of Christ to understand His truth (1 Corinthians 2:16). And when you allow His truth to renew your mind, you believe (Romans 12:2).
Faith pleases God (Hebrews 11:6). When you appropriate (take) by faith what Jesus has given His life for you to have, it pleases Him. Faith means nothing without the Word and has no power without the Word. An alive faith comes by hearing the Word and not by just having heard the Word in the past. God rewards those who diligently seek Him with the revealed truth of His Word. You seek God, and you receive His Word (John 1:1, Matthew 7:8).
We experience this natural world through our senses—what we see, hear, feel, taste, or touch. The Word of God is the substance of things hoped for. It is the truth of things not perceived by our senses (Hebrews 11:1). It is the truth in God’s spiritual realm.
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23).
What we speak is what we receive (Proverbs 18:21). What we experience in the natural realm are facts, and what is real in the spiritual realm is God’s truth. When we speak of what we feel as truth—we confess what is felt by our senses. But when we speak the truth of the Word—no matter how we feel or what our circumstance—we confess the truth of the supernatural realm of God. We speak the authority of God’s unseen over what is seen.
The world says to be afraid. God has not given you a spirit of fear. (2 Timothy 1:7) The world says you are sick and have no chance of healing. God says that by His stripes you were healed (1 Peter 2:24). The world says your needs won’t be met. The Word says He supplies all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ (Philippians 4:19). If you really believed the Word, wouldn’t you confess His truth instead of what the world says or what the enemy says about you? Wouldn’t you believe the Savior who died for you over the one who attempts to steal, kill and destroy you?
Walking by faith and not by sight is believing in the unseen truth of God over what you see, feel, taste, or touch. Renew your mind with God’s truth (Romans 12:2). The Holy Spirit wants to guide you into all of God’s truth—into the unseen of God’s spiritual realm that fills you with every spiritual blessing (John 14:17, 16:13, Ephesians 1:3).
You were made new the moment you were born again by the spirit of the living God (2 Corinthians 5:17). In your spirit, you are completely reborn—not just partially made new. Not knowing and understanding the Word keeps you from receiving in the flesh what Christ has given you in the spirit. But when you believe God’s Word, you sow His Good News in your heart, and you reap its good benefits.
“Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed (Isaiah 53:1, NKJV)?
Hear God’s Word in your heart. Believe His good report. Allow His truth to renew your mind, and you receive the healing freedom of His grace. When you believe His good report, you have the power of His final Word that sets you free. (John 8:32).
The work of Jesus is finished. And it is perfect.
“Forever, O Lord, your Word is settled in heaven.”
© 2021 Lynn Lacher