God has a Confirmed Word for You

Saturday, May 25, 2013 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

2 Peter 1:16 For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. 17 For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” 18 And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain. 19 And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;

I remember the saying, "When it is all said and done, there was a lot more said than done."

In a world and culture of words, statements, declarations, and prophecies, we need clarity more than ever. It is interesting that a lot of what we hear DOES NOT bring clarity, but confusion. This is because a lot of what is said does not have a basis in the Word and purpose of God. Jesus said in Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."

How can this be? The best example I can recall was a group of men called the "Sons of Sceva," who were the sons of a Jewish priest.

Acts 19:13 Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.”

They were part of some kind of movement of "exorcists" who "took it upon themselves" to engage with evil spirits. They were using the Lord's name, but they did not have a "prophetic word confirmed." In other words, they lacked authority and revelation on God's will and purpose. They had neither a relationship with Jesus nor were authorized by men of God like the Apostle Paul. The Sons of Sceva and the others were involved with this little group of "exorcists" who engaged in "cunningly devised fables," to use Apostle Peter's words. They did not have a "confirmed word" and were unable to stand.

And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?” Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. (Acts 19:15-16)

God's "confirmed word" for you follows this pattern:
1. It is connected to the Lord Jesus Christ
2. It is rooted in the Scriptures
3. It is authorized by spiritual authority
4. It brings clarity within the purposes of God's kingdom
5. It edifies (builds up) God's church, not self
6. It is "a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts."

We don't have to take anything unto ourselves or follow the "fables" of people not connected to Jesus. Being connected to Christ, you and I can be in position to also receive a confirming Word from God, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”