Our pastor often makes a profound statement. “God said it and that settles it.”
What has the Word said to you? Whatever the Holy Spirit has said in the Word to you is settled in your life. It is God’s will. Settled means “established, stable, solid, firm, matured, and complete.” God’s truth reveals your promises to you. How you believe the promises of God determines whether you will experience them or not. His promises are established. They are solid. They are settled in His Word just as they are settled in heaven. He is faithful to perform His truth in your life.
“Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you established the earth, and it abides” (Psalm 119:89-90).
God has given you His Word to know His will. And His Word is His Will. It is the final authority. It is established in your life. To experience the power of the faith that is yours in Christ, you have to believe what the Word promises and that God’s truth is “settled, established, stable, solid, firm, matured and complete in your life.” You mature in the finished work of Christ when you are transformed by the renewing of your mind with the Word and make it the final authority in your life. (Romans 12:2). You believe when you choose to take the incorruptible seed of God’s final Word and plant it in your heart.
How do you receive the settled and final authority of God’s Word in your heart? Does the enemy come and snatch away God’s truth sown in your heart? Perhaps, you received God’s promise with joy and believed in it for a while. But when tribulation came—either from circumstances or the opinions of others—you let go and doubted God’s final Word on your promise. The cares of life and the deceitfulness of riches also keep the Word from bringing forth the abundant life the Word promises. However, when you receive the seed of God’s Word in your heart—when you hear the Word of faith in your heart and understand it, it “indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty” (Matthew 13:23).
Is the Word the settled and final authority in your life? Do you believe God’s truth? Do you believe God’s will? Does it produce abundant fruit in your life? Consider His truth, “by His stripes, you were healed” (1 Peter 2:24). What has this truth birthed in your life? Not what you birth. Not what the world or the opinions of others birth. It is His Word that brings forth the fruit of His truth in your life.
You have been born again, my brother and sister in Christ, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever” (1 Peter 1:23). His Word is the final authority in your life. It is His truth. It is mature and complete in your life. But it makes no difference if you don’t know and believe in your heart what Jesus gave His precious blood for you to have.
God’s Word is settled. His promises are His final say. Receive His Word of faith in your heart. And believe. He is faithful to perform His Word (Psalm 119:90). Trust Him.
© 2023 Lynn Lacher