John 5:5, 8, and 9
(5) And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. (8) Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. (9) And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
The definition of who we are is determined by the power we work under.
Adam couldn’t name every living thing without the Power of God’s Word being abundantly in him. The responsibility of our assignments in life by God will never supersede the impact of His Word. God is very strategic in designating task for us that will get His Kingdom on earth through us. It has been intention from Genesis onward to have His Word since the fall of man (Genesis 3:6-12). It has been Gods intention to re-establish the communication that He and Adam so intimately had. The severance of their relationship brought on by Adams sin of disobedience ceased the level of communication that He had with Adam. He (God) could no longer share explicitly His plans with Adam due to the lack of trust that disenfranchised their close bond, thus God had to release Adam to those he trusted more.
God never stops speaking, we stop listening!
People, places and things are often the factors in stopping Gods voice from being heard. It’s like a TV, just because you turn it off doesn’t mean the programs have ended. Adam allowed his attention to Gods Word and Will to be disregarded because he was distracted by what the serpent said and the woman offered. Often times we find ourselves in a place of rebellion and disobedience because we lose focus of Gods plan for us. When Adam said yes to the woman, he was inadvertently saying no to God. However, Gods yes to man never ceases and His Word never loses impact and effectiveness. The main theme of creation was to get the Kingdom on earth. Regardless of mans frailty and lack of obedience, God has always identified a Man to carry His Word. What Adam couldn’t maintain God relayed to Noah, from Noah the Word is given to Abraham. Abraham’s faith signifies the likeness factor which allowed him to decree (speak) the will of God (His Word) in the earth. Out of Abrahams yes to operate as an agent of God’s Word, a Holy nation is identified through which Jesus; the Word made flesh; would be birthed. This brings us to our text. Johns Gospel ties mans
couldn’t end at the conclusion of His life because Jesus left a natural impact of executing Gods will, desire and purpose that Adam didn’t through disobedience so He had to leave the disciples (those that were regenerated to be images of Gods likeness factor) a promise of His Word which was The Word in the form of the Holy Ghost.
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
(John 15:26 – 27)
Gods first Word is His last Word
Nothing about God is indecisive and/ or non conclusive. Whatever He says initially has eternal amplifications. His intent to get His supernatural Will into the earth in Genesis is seen throughout the Bible, His Word. The sequence of His Word always compliments His Will. When Jesus ascends on High, He extends the unction and the promised power of His Word/ the Holy Ghost to his obedient followers that translated them from discipleship to apostleship. He understood that the execution of their assignment couldn’t be carried out without a Word. Through obedience of His direction to wait until they are endowed with power from on high, they confirm the privilege of carrying the Word. The Holy Ghost which was and is God filled them and gave them accuracy, effectiveness and impact to establish the Will of God on earth. We’ve been given the privilege to execute, impart and affect change globally because we have the power that God used to produce everything that exists ... The Power of GOD'S WORD!!!
John 1:1 – 5; 14 (KJV)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:2) The same was in the beginning with God. (John 1:3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:4) In him was life; and the life was the light of men. (John 1:5) And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (John 1:14) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
The Book of Genesis gives us clear understanding of the power of God’s Word. There is no situation presented to Him that He doesn’t resolve with His Word. He takes chaos and infuses it with definition and vision of what He wills. Hence we see light established where darkness dominated; the division of heaven from water; the seas separated from lands, the clothing of the earth with grass, herbs and trees that yield seeds after its kind, stars at night, animals to inhabit the land, sea and sky that bring forth after their kind as well. But out of this all there is no significance of creations natural connection with God; who rules from a supernatural domain that is significantly vast than His creation. So God now has a conversation with Himself that takes the power of His Word to another realm “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:” It is here that we see an establishment of God wanting to put on the earth a sub – division of himself; an order that is a byproduct of His Words that establishes things by its words, yielding fruit after its kind. Here we now see God forms man from the dust of the ground and breathes the breath of life and the dust becomes a living soul. After, God establishes an intimate relationship with man by relaying to him His will, desires and purpose; he gives him a name, Adam. Adam now operates in Gods likeness under the unction of God’s Word, which is the Holy Ghost, and names every living thing.
Bishop Hezekiah Walker is the Presiding Prelate of the Pentecostal Churches of Jesus Christ (PCJC). PCJC is a Fellowship of Churches and Ministries who strongly believe that the Pentecost experience is part of the Kingdom message and should be preached throughout the world, not as a denomination or organization but as an experience that brings Deliverance, Freedom and Power to every believer. Bishop Walker is also the visionary, founder and Senior Pastor of the Love Fellowship Tabernacle Churches in Brooklyn, New York; Bensalem, Pennsylvania and Capetown, South Africa. Learn more about Bishop Hezekiah Walker Jr. by CLICKING HERE
supernatural essence to Gods Word, were as the synoptic Gospels tie us to the natural essence of Christ. In the beginning was the Word, it was with God and it was God. The Word is the processional of the Kingdom of God, it established the terms and directs of it; it is the presentation of the Kingdom, it makes relevant all that is impacted by it; it is the Authority of the Kingdom of God, it is not a subject the theme and authenticity of Power and Glory. When I say “it” I am really speaking of Him because God, Jesus and the Word were all at the beginning planning out thoughts of peace to give creation an expected end! Jesus was 100% God, 100% man and 100% of His life. Jesus was past, present and future all at one time. The greatest aspect of Him was that He was the model of the likeness factor. He could produce after His kind. Whatever wasn’t whole like Him, He made whole with His greatest weapon THE WORD! If someone was blind, lame or sick; He said “the Will of the God” and it changed the state of the individual.
The Word “IS” Jesus is the flesh – manifested reminder of what Isaiah preached to the children of Israel in exile “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11)
In His truest form, which is Word, Gods is always relevant to the present. He executes wherever He is sent. He doesn’t change because He’s immutable. If He changed, He wouldn’t be potent enough to be present. For Him to change would suggest that He is subjected to time and this, we understand that time is subject to God/ Word. He “IS” always creating and looking for the right time to put His relevance into. Anything that presents itself as darkness, He must infuse with light because just as sickness and lack give the sign of imperfection so does darkness. But God/ Word illustrates the truth that light is not subject to shadows and vagueness but in all actuality subservient to light. The impact that Jesus/ Word had on humanity in the flesh