Here are the notes for the Inner Truth class.
Inner Truth~The Effective Messenger
HIS WORD TRANSFORMS
His word is living. Jesus Christ is alive, seated at the right hand of God the Father interceding for us. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever according to Hebrews 13:8.
John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Nothing has changed. He is still the Word. John 1:14 says, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
We still behold His glory today. 2 Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory.”
God’s Word is everlasting. Isaiah 55:11 says that His Word will never return to Him void. Jeremiah 1:12 says that He watches over His Word to perform it. Therefore the words we read in the Bible are the same yesterday, today, and forever. They are the truth that never changes from one generation to another.
Deuteronomy 8:3 says, “So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.” This was spoken to the children of Israel. The Lord is still working today in our lives through His spoken Word.
Hebrews 4:12 Amplified says, “For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power (making it active, operative, energizing, and effective); it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and (the immortal) spirit, and of joints and marrow (of the deepest parts of our nature), exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.” The Word God speaks is living.
As we take His living Word into our hearts, our thought patterns are transformed. The word transformed is illustrated to us in the metamorphosis of the caterpillar to the butterfly. The caterpillar becomes liquid in the cocoon, and from that liquid He forms the butterfly. Romans 12:2 says, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Our old, destructive thought patterns are metamorphosed into inner truth that brings the radical change. Ephesians 4:23 Amplified says, “And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind (having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude).”
Meditating on God’s Word is His essential best. There is no other way to be free of the destructive strongholds that defy change. His Word, brought into our hearts through meditating in it, is the catalyst for that change.
It has nothing to do with will power, but everything to do with His power. The same power that God used to raise Jesus from the dead, is in us to work that transformation. Ephesians 1:19-20 Amplified says, “And (so that you can know and understand) what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength, which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His (own) right hand in the heavenly (places).”
Take the area in your life that has stubbornly resisted change. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you verses that will be His demolition ball to destroy that stronghold. Then write or type them out. Every day meditatively read them several times a day. His living Word will penetrate your bone marrow. As each new red blood cell emerges, it will be impregnated with truth to be carried to every cell and tissue in your body.
The health of our bones determines the health of our body. Job 2 is where satan challenges God to destroy Job’s health. Job 2:5 says, “But stretch out Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will surely curse You to Your face!” Whew! The heart of our health is our bones. David sinned against God, and Psalm 51 is that acknowledgment. Verse 8 says, “Make me hear joy and gladness, that the bones You have broken may rejoice.”
How healthy are your bones? No matter what state your health is in, it can be changed through the living Word of God. His Word penetrates our marrow. That is the fatty substance in the cavity of our bones where new red blood cells emerge. Negative thoughts, bitterness, unforgiveness, resentment, anger, hatred, etc. all affect our bone marrow. They get carried to every cell and tissue, constantly circulating in our blood stream. No wonder we get sick!
His Word is not a bandage. It is a sharp two-edged sword that will surgically penetrate where no doctor’s scalpel can reach. Nothing is impossible for God. Take His living Word in, and allow Him to do what no one else can do.
j marilyn adams ~ December 10, 2015