God is Watching Over His Word to Perform It
In Genesis 12, God told Abraham to leave his country and his people and his father's household and go to the land that He would show him. God promised that he was going to make him into a great nation. Genesis 12:1-9. At the time, Abraham was married to Sarah, however they were unable to have children. After several years had passed, Sarah was still unable to have children, so she took matters into her own hands. She told Abraham to sleep with her Egyptian, maid servant Hagar so that they could have an heir. Abraham bore a son named Ishmael. However, God appeared to Abraham and reiterated His Word to him when he was 99 years old. God told him that Ishmael was not the promised child. God was going to give him a son by Sarah, his wife, the following year. Sure enough, the following year, God did just as He had promised. One hundred-year-old Abraham and ninety-year-old, Sarah had the promised child Isaac. God is watching over His Word to perform it.
In Jeremiah 1:12, God told the prophet Jeremiah that He was watching over His word to perform it. God had called Jeremiah to be a prophet to rebellious Judah. Jeremiah was a young and inexperienced prophet and he felt unqualified for his assignment. However, God reassured him that He would never leave him and that He would give him the words to speak. Jeremiah was not to worry about the outcome, but just be obedient and speak the words that God gave him. God pronounced judgment on rebellious Judah and sure enough, the Babylonians invaded Judah and destroyed the city in 605 BC. God is watching over His word to perform it.
God assures us today that He is watching over His word to perform or fulfill them in our lives. Probably God promised you to heal or restore in some area; whatever it is, God promises that He is watching over His word to fulfill it. He will keep His promises to us. He is keeping track of what He promised, and He has not forgotten about us. Isaiah 49:14-15, "But Zion said, The Lord has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me. [And the Lord answered] Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she would not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, they may forget, yet I will not forget you," (AMPC).
All of God's promises are yes and amen. When we speak the Biblical promises over our lives, we are restating them out of divine communion with God. We are not just confessing God's words as a magic formula, but of a divine revelation from God. John 15:7 reads, "If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you," (AMPC).
In Luke 1, God sent the angel Gabriel to speak His word to Mary. God promised her that she, although a virgin, would bear the Savior Jesus Christ into the world. God fulfilled His Word to Mary, and she brought forth Jesus. Luke 1:37 says, "no word from God will ever fail." Jesus fulfilled Isaiah's prophecy in Isaiah 61:1-3. While Jesus was on earth, He forgave sins, healed the sick, cast out devils, raised the dead, and completed His assignment by going to the cross and dying for us. Jesus is still fulfilling his apostolic mandate today through his body, the church. God is watching over His word to perform it.
God is faithful to fulfill His word. Let God be true and every man a liar. He is not a man that He should lie, nor a son of man that He should change His mind. Does He speak and not act? Does He promise and not fulfill? Let us continue to stand in faith in God and His Word. He will never disappoint us. He is a covenant keeping God. He is faithful to His word. Hebrews 10:23 says, "And let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word," (AMPC). God is watching over His word to perform it.
- Dionne Cameron