Are you a stickler for the word?

God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful word is as sharp as a surgeon's scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God's word. We can't get away from it no matter what. Hebrews 4:12 (The Message)

Have you ever felt like your prayers were not heard by God? Have you ever wondered if God truly means what he says in the Holy Scriptures? Have you prayed and fasted and it seems as if nothing is happening?
Are you frustrated and you have given up or about to give up trusting the Lord? If you have, then please read on.

Each time people came to Jesus, they came because he had what they needed or wanted. Both the rich and poor came to him, this tells us everyone has a need.
He met their needs and never turned them away.

The needs of the people differs, some wanted to be healed, some wanted their dead raised, some were hungry and some needed deeper revelation of the word

In all of these cases when he met the needs of people, what did Jesus do?

When blind Bartimaeus cried for help to the Lord in Mark 10:46-52, after Jesus had asked him what he wanted and he told Jesus he wanted to receive his sight. Jesus then spoke! 'Go thy way, your faith has made you whole'

When Lazarus's sister sobbed and  reminded Jesus about not coming early to heal her brother who was now dead in John 11:38-44, Jesus spoke and commanded the dead to come forth and he came forth.

When he was going to feed the five thousand with five loaves and two fishes  in Matthew 14:13-21, he gave thanks (he spoke)and blessed what they had and it became a miracle.

When the disciples needed deeper revelation, he spoke the word and taught them.

My point is the word works! If you speak the word (remember Jesus always speaks) consistently to your circumstances and don't give up, your circumstances will bow to the word of God. Why? It is God's word. Use the word of God and not your word against your challenges.

Also remember the secret is the consistency. Be a stickler for the word. Stick with it. For those who will stick with it, before long they will sing a new song.

The power is in the consistency!

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