The Benefits of the Word of God – Part 4

The Word defeats the powers of darkness (Matthew 4:3-11; Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5). The Word of God is the main offensive weapon for believers. If we want to have victory over the enemy we will do so through the Word. Make no mistake about it, we are in a spiritual battle (Ephesians 6:12). Jesus said that Satan desired to sift Peter like wheat (Luke 22:31). His desire is nothing less toward us. Jesus used the Word to defeat Satan and so must we. The Word equips us and makes us strong for the battle (1 John 2:14). We must use the Word if we are to have victory over the enemy. Knowing it isn’t enough. A sword must be drawn and used or it benefits us nothing.

The Word brings success in life (Joshua 1:8; Psalms 1:2-3; James 1:25). God told Joshua the Word was not to depart from his mouth and he was to observe to do according to all that is written therein (Joshua 1:8). The principles in the Word works. God promises that if we will continue in the Word and put it into practice we will be blessed in all that we do (James 1:25). Lets make the Word of God our meditation day and night (Psalms 1:2-3).

The Word equips us to be competent counselors (Romans 15:14; 2 Timothy 3:16). True biblical counseling is listening to a persons problems or struggles and applying God’s Word to them. Moses said concerning the children of Israel, “when they have a dispute; I judge between a man and his neighbour and make known the statutes of God and His laws” (Exodus 18:16). This is exactly how we are to counsel.

When I got saved I started studying and memorizing the Word. I won several bible quiz and competition because I spent time studying the word. What I think does a person little good but what God says is of infinite value. It’s the Word that has the power to change lives.