It took modern science 38 years to determine that smoking is bad for your health. It took them 46 years to determine trans fats aren’t good to consume. Mankind is running to and from in search why some cultures live longer than others, and to this very day have yet to come to any credible conclusions.
So where is the fountain of youth? What foods should you eat to live longer? What kind of exercise should you do to be healthy? Believe it or not, the answers are contain in a book which most possess, few read, and even fewer understand, that is, the bible.
The Creation of Heaven and Earth
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. Ps 33:6
Take note of Genesis chapter one, and you will find something quite unique about the creation of the universe. God said these words:
1. Let there be light and there was light. Gen 1:3
2. Let there be firmament (expanse) in the midst of the waters Gen 1:6
3. Let the waters under the heavens be gathered into one place Gen 1:9
4. Let the earth bring forth grass Gen 1:11
5. Let there be be lights in the firmament of the heaven Gen 1:15
6. Let the earth bring forth every living creature Gen 1:24
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.” In other words, God created all things by His Word. God spoke, and it was done.
By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. Heb 11:3
God Spoke His Word By The Prophets
In the old testament, God spoke nothing except he revealed it by the prophets. Amos 3:7 Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. 2 Pet 1:21 God spoke through Moses to Pharaoh and 10 plagues fell upon all Egypt. God spoke through Joshua and the walls of Jericho fell. God spoke through Elijah and 450 false prophets were slain. God spoke, and it was done.
God Spoke His Word By The Apostles
Peter and John said, “We can’t but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:19,20 Paul said, “I certify that the gospel which was preached of me isn’t after man, …but by the revelation of Jesus Christ” Gal 1:11,12 Peter said to the lame man, “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk”, and he leaped up, stood and walked. Acts 3:6-8 Peter told Tabitha who was dead, “Arise”, and she opened her eyes. Acts 9:40 By God’s Word the blind saw, the lame walked, the sick were healed, and the dead came back alive. God spoke, and it was done.
God Spoke His Word By Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ, the Son of Almighty God, came into the world to be the sacrificial lamb, without spot and without blemish to take away the sins of the world. Jesus said, “My doctrine is not mine, but God that sent me”. Jn 7:16 And again he said, “I have not spoken of myself, but the Father gave me a commandment what I should say and what I should speak.” Jn 12:49,50 Jesus said to Lazarus, “Come forth.” And the man who was dead for 4 days came forth. Jesus said to another be healed, and he was healed. To another he said sick of palsy, “Your sins be forgiven you, and the man was healed.” Jn 9:2 A centurion asked Jesus to but speak his Word, knowing the power contained therein, and his servant would be healed. Yet without a word ever uttered, and not even in the presence of the centurion’s near death servant, the man was healed immediately. Lk 7:2-10 Jesus said to a fig tree, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again. And immediately the fig tree withered away.” Matt 21:19
This same man who created the heavens and the earth by God’s Word, who healed the lame, who forgave sins, caused the blind to see, and raised the dead, was nailed to the cruel cross of Calvary for our sins. He said he could ask God for 12 legions of angels to deliver him from the cross, but Jesus, for our sake never spoke the Word, and salvation was done. Mt 26:53
The Power in God’s Word
God’s Holy Word are not mere words spoken. God’s Word comes with power and the Holy Spirit.
For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake. 1 Thess 1:5
Only when we speak God’s Word can it save us. When God’s Word is diluted with man’s opinions and doctrines, it has no power to save whatsoever. Mt 15:7-9 The doctrine which the apostles taught, and that Jesus taught came from God the Father. Only by doing exactly what God commands us to do can we be saved. Just as the prophets spoke and did what the Holy Spirit revealed to them; Just as Jesus spoke and did only what God revealed to him; Just as the apostles spoke and did what God revealed to them; Even so we must speak and do what God’s Holy Word reveals to us today.
We can only be saved when we speak where the bible speaks, and are silent where the bible is silent. 1 Pet 4:11 We can only be saved when God speaks it and we obey it. Therein is God power revealed by His Word. The same power which makes belief, confession, repentance and baptism save us now. Rom 10:10; Acts 2:38; 1 Pet 3:21
For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. Ps 33:9