From The Heart

Publish date: 09/13/1998

Foundational scripture:  Isaiah 55:6-11    (KJV)


v. 6         Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near;

v. 7         Let the wicked forsake his way, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

v. 8         For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

v. 9         For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

v. 10       For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thiter, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater;

v. 11       So shall my word be that goeth forth out of 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.


So shall My Word be – it shall not return to me void.  It shall accomplish that which I

please – it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.


God’s World never, ever returns to Him void.  Void means empty; vain; without

producing any effect; useless.  God’s Word is never empty, vain or useless.  It always

produces the result He intended.  Just as the rain and the snow come down to water the

earth and cause it to be productive and produce seed and food for us, so God’s word is

sent out to be a blessing and to accomplish God’s will and plan.


God never sends His Word without having a plan for it.  The entire universe was created

and came into being by the words that God spoke; He never wastes His words.  If He

speaks it, it will come to pass!


Jesus was the same way.  Luke 4:32 (AMP) says, “And they were amazed at His

teaching, for His word was with authority and ability and weight and power.”


Jesus spent 30 years filling himself with the Word of God.  He had a thorough knowledge

of the Word.  He was intimately acquainted with the Word.  Not only was He God in the

flesh, being familiar with God’s spoken Word, but also in His humanity, He had

an extensive knowledge of the written Word of God.  Even though He was God, He

spent His whole human existence immersed in the Word of God.


When He spoke the Word of God, He spoke it with authority and power, because He was in the Word and the Word was in Him.  He knew what the will of God was because He had spent time in God’s Word and in His presence.  He could speak boldly and with results, because He was fully acquainted with God’s will and His plan for man.

Matthew 7:28-29 (NAS)

v. 28       The result was that when Jesus had finished these words, the multitudes were amazed at His teaching;

v. 29       for He was teaching them as (one) having authority, and not as their scribes.


The scribes could not speak the Word of God with confidence, because they had not

spent time in His presence.  We are not as bold as we should be because we have not

spent enough time in His presence.


Jesus could speak boldly because He was perfect in every way.  There was no sin in Him

that the devil or anyone else could accuse Him of.  He had a clear conscience.  When

you have a clear conscience before God, you can speak the Word boldly and see results.