The Word Connection

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Hebrews 11:3

Every lasting miracle is a function of contact with the Word of God. Once the Word gains entrance into the heart of a man, he has compelled the manifestation of signs and wonders. He may not need to pray, but the moment he encounters the Word of God on any subject, he has switched on the miraculous.

It is the Word of God that makes you a commander of signs. Therefore no accomplishment is authentic, no miracle is genuine, until it is founded upon the Word.

The trigger for signs recorded in Mark 16 is the name of Jesus. "And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils..." But Psalm 138:2 tells us that in spite of the power in the name of Jesus, it cannot be compared with the power in the Word.

...For thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

The Word of God is therefore a very powerful instrument for producing miracles.

And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
Luke 5:17

The power that healed them came through the Word Jesus was teaching, because no disease, no matter how terrible, can resist the authority of the Word. Once the Word concerning any situation goes forth, the devil cannot stop it from producing a corresponding sign.

A young man came to me and said he needed a job. I quoted Isaiah 3:10 to him: "Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings" I told him that the Bible said they shall eat the fruit of thier doings, not the doings of their uncles or fathers. This must mean that God has no plans for the righteous to be jobless. And I asked him, "Do you believe that?" He said, "I believe", and I said to him, "Now, you get a job!" He got a job the following week!

That miracle came about by operating on the Word. Remember, I did not need to pray, all I did was to take charge of the situation by the Word.

It's The Rod For Signs

And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.
Exodus 4:17

That was God speaking to Moses to take the rod in his hand and produce signs. The rod then must have the ability to command the miraculous. What is this rod? I'll show you a couple of scriptures that describe what it is.

And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
Isaiah 11:1-2

The Lord's voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.
Micah 6:9

Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.
Micah 7:14

The rod therefore is Jesus. He is the "rod out of the stem of Jesse", He is also the rod whom the Father has appointed. And from an understanding of scriptures, Jesus is also the Word of God (Rev. 19:13). Therefore it is with the Word of God that you do signs. It determines the degree of the miraculous you experience in your life and actually shows your worth in the world of the spirit.

For instance, I can confidently say I have a miracle home, by the rod of God. I discovered from the Word that, "it is not good for man to be alone". So I concluded that God must be saying "I want to make life better (not worse) for him, let Me give him a wife." Adding "for better for worse" to the marriage vow is merely being religious, because God designed marriage for better.

Somewhere else I read, "Two are better than one." So I figured out that God has a better programme for me as a married man. Since I was not a fighter as a bachelor, I cannot be one when I am married.

Again, I discovered, "One shall chase a thousand and two shall put ten thousand to flight." From this I understood that I am designed for greater victory in life as a married man. Then I heard Him say in His Word, "...Be fruitful and multiply." Therefore I became convinced that fruitfulness in marriage is not a favour, but part of the covenant pact God signed with man (Ex. 23:25-26).

All these are secrets discovered in the Word and things I have taken delivery of to ensure rest in my marital life. And I can say with all boldness that my wife and I have not had the first argument in our home since we got married.

Nobody has the Word and lacks miracles. Every Word you encounter has the potential to produce a miracle for you.

Sometime ago, Kenneth Hagin lay paralysed and dying on his sick bed. But then he encountered God's Word in Mark 11:23 that says:

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

And he began to act on that Word. He would rise up and fall, until he rose never to fall again! That is the power in the Word at work! It cheaply delivers the miraculous into your hands.

He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Psalm 107:20

Actually all a man needs, to do wonders, is "Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it" (Jn. 2:5). Until you do what He says, miracles are not in view. A business man for instance, who knows what God says should be done about His business and actually does it will have a flourishing business, the devil notwithstanding. If a pastor knows what to do about his ministry and does it, he cannot experience stagnation. That is why God laments at the ignorance of His people:

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Hosea 4:6

God's Word is His rod that commands the miraculous. And until you are in touch with the Word, you cannot be in touch with signs and wonders.

Some time ago, I encountered a powerful insight from God's Word, which has resulted in diverse miracles. I saw it in Genesis 2:7:

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

I deduced that by the breath of God, clay took on life, and blood began flowing in man. By this same breath the muscles, tendons, etc. assumed their perfect positions. I couldn't imagine the internal organs being built separately by God and being put inside the formed man. He probably only built the human frame, and when He breathed the breath of life into man's nostrils, other things came into being.

And when Jesus came, He exhibited the same kind of life that the Father has:

For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
John 5:26-27

Not stopping there, I saw that redemption conferred on me the same quality of life Jesus and the Father have. Based on this scriptural analogy, I came to the conclusion that if the life in God the Father could create all the organs in the human body and also maintain them, then the eternal life in me carries creative as well as preservative power.

To validate this insight, I breathed into someone who had the AIDS virus and she was set free. At another occasion, a boy who had been diagnosed as having polio was healed after I breathed on his legs. Friend, signs and wonders result whenever you act on the word. It always works!

At another occasion, as I sat meditating on the life of the three Hebrew boys in Babylon, I came to the place where it was written concerning them that they were ten times better than their colleagues. Then I saw from 2 Corinthians 3 that if the ministration of death be glorious, how much more glorious shall the ministration of righteousness be. So, I understood that redemption offers me a more glorious package than the law of Moses could have offered Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.

Something began to tingle in my brain and I found out that from that time I could easily assimilate things, to the point that a one-time chief judge of a state asked where I got what he described as my "electric brain" from. You can have a miracle mind also when you are Word connected.

In March 1981, I laid hold on the rod of prosperity and forced poverty out of my life. When I caught that insight, I proclaimed before men and devils alike, "I can never be poor!" At the time of this Word encounter I had not been called into full-time ministry yet, so I wasn't reading to preach. But I was certain that I had knocked the final nail into the coffin of poverty, and it died the same day.

Your business is not failing because there is a slump in your nation's economy, but because there's a problem with your covenant walk! Nobody with the rod of prosperity can be enslaved by poverty. It is impossible! All you need do is set yourself to see the amazing things packaged in the Word for your liberation and your destiny is secured.

It is one thing to read, another to preach, and an entirely different thing to see; and only those who see possess their inheritance in God. So, set yourself to see mysteries from God's Word.

As I have earlier mentioned, Jesus Himself did signs by what He heard and saw. Therefore I can boldly say to you that everything contained in the Word is "possible", if only you set yourself to make discoveries. Stop pitying yourself or your situation, you don't have a special case. No matter how difficult that problem appears to be,there is a solution; all you need do is to go for discoveries.

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