2 Corinthians 1:20 (ESV) “For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.”
The Bible is God’s Word to you; it is filled with promises for you and I. These Words represent the Will of God in testament, and Jesus died testate. He is also risen so He can enforce the will of God on our behalf. The verse in 2 Corinthians 1:20 says the promises find their Yes in him. This means that it is in Christ and through Him that we lay hold of the promises of God and we see their manifestations in our lives.
Jesus in teaching this truth to His disciples in John 14:13 says that whatever we demand as being our rights through His name, it will be done for us. We understand our rights in God are based on what His Word says concerning us. God is a God of integrity and when He speaks, it is because He wills it so (Num.23:19). When you read the Bible, read with a sense of reverence, because it is God talking to you, Peter likens the Word to the voice they heard, when the clouds opened and God spoke. He calls it the prophetic word made sure (2 Pet.1:19). In essence He is saying the Word heard when the clouds opened after Jesus’ baptism and God’s written Word by the prophet carry the same authority.
What’s your attitude to the Word of God? You may say “I have tried praying and reading my Bible, but my life doesn’t seem to be changing”. Remember the Scriptures cannot be broken (John 10:35) so if God has said it, take Him at His Word. It is in Christ they are Yes, and through the authority of His name we can say Amen, and that settles it in our lives. Let this be your attitude to the Word. When you resolve to hold on to God’s Word irrespective of what your feelings are telling us at the moment, and it is at this point that the change begins.
Scriptures to Meditate: Mark 11:23, 2 Cor. 4;13,18, 1 John 5:14-15