I want you to notice how the Father makes the Word good in the lives of men and women as they dare to act upon it; as they practice it.
In the closing sentence of the Gospel of Matthew, “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the age,” the believer can be sure that though he be forsaken by all others, there is One who will stand by him.
But the thing that has most deeply impressed my heart is the Reality of God in the Word. He is not only in the Word, but He breathes His very life through it as it is unfolded.
He said, “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” He is in the midst of them in the Word.
Jesus said, “If ye love me, the Father and I will come and make our home with you” (John 14:23), If we could only realize that when we open the Word, it is a Living Thing we are implanting in the hearts of men.
The Word is God present with us speaking the Living Message of the Living Father God. It is the NOW Word from Him to me.
It is His voice. It becomes a living thing in the heart of Faith. In Rom. 10:8 it is called the “Word of Faith.” It is His Word that gives birth to faith in the believer. It is God’s faith expressed. You see, He is a Faith God and He always uses words to do things.
Heb. 11:3 “By faith we understand that the worlds have been framed by the Word of God.” Hear Him whisper, “By myself have I sworn” (Gen. 22:16). He was in the Word. The Word was a part of Him.
You can’t separate a man from his words; neither can you separate the Father from His Words. How it thrilled me when I read in Heb. 7:22 that Jesus is the surety of the New Covenant. The New Covenant is the Word, and He is the surety of the Word.
The Word was a living fact when Jesus spoke it. It is still a living fact. Jesus was a part of all He said ; He and His Word were one. Jesus is just as real now as He was the day He arose from the dead. His Word is just as real now as when He inspired John or Peter or Paul to write it.