Daily Devotionals

April 02

The Unchangeable Word of God

Kenneth Copeland
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

God is all-powerful, therefore His Word is all-powerful. He can and does back up everything He says. Since He is Creator, His Words contain the power to create. You can see that truth borne out in the very first three verses of the Bible. You’ll notice in those verses that the Spirit of God was moving before God spoke, but nothing happened until God said. Creation did not take place until God released words of faith.

Everything in this material creation, everything you can see, touch, taste or smell came into existence as a result of the Word of God. That means God’s Word is the parent substance of all matter. Think of if! The paper this devotional is made of came from a tree that can be traced from tree to seed to tree to seed, all the way back to God’s Word “Let it be.”

In light of that fact, do you think His Word still has the power to change this natural, physical world? Do you think the Word that created the dirt your physical body was made from has enough power to heal that body? Do you think the Word that brought into being all the silver and gold, all the wealth of this entire earth, has enough power to supply you with the resources to pay your electric bill?

Of course! God’s Word is eternal. It is sovereign. It cannot be changed. (People try to change it by saying it doesn’t really mean what it says. But, thank God, it does mean what it says and there’s nothing that can alter that fact.) Psalm 119:89 says, “For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.”

This material universe, on the other hand, is temporal. It can and does change. If you take something that is unchangeable and use it to apply pressure to something that is changeable, it’s obvious which one of them will yield. The changeable one! Therefore, whenever you take the Word of God and apply it in faith to this temporal realm, that realm must give in and conform to the Word.

Jesus understood this truth. He lived His life by it. He had such faith in God’s Word that when He spoke it, this material creation bowed its knee and obeyed Him. Demons fled. Diseases disappeared. Death gave up its grip. Bread multiplied. Winds stopped blowing. Waves ceased.

In fact, by the power of God’s Word, Jesus was able to live and minister on this death-bound planet, and yet be completely free from all its bondages. And you can too!

You can speak the Word in faith to disease and it will leave. You can speak to your electric bill and it will be paid. You can speak to any circumstance, and know that the Word spoken and acted on in faith will release His power and change the changeable…all because you are standing on the unchangeable Word of God.

Speak the Word

“God’s Word is forever settled in heaven. It will never change.”  (Psalm 119:89)

Scripture Study: Genesis 1

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