Hearing God (Part 8) – Value God’s Word Above All Else

The Voice of God Never Contradicts the Word of God

The Value Determines The Power, Authority & Delivery

The value we place on the Word of God governs the power we walk in, the authority we stand in and the way we deliver His oracles.

The Bible says in 2 Kings 4:38-41 

Elijah returned to Gilgal, and there was a famine in the land. Now the sons of the prophets were sitting before him; and he said to his servant, ‘Put on the large pot, and boil stew’…So one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered from it a lap full of wild gourds, and came and sliced them into the pot of stew, though they did not know what they were. Then they served it to the men to eat. Now it happened, as they were eating the stew, that they cried out and said, ‘Man of God, there is death in the pot!’ And they could not eat it. So he said, ‘Then bring some flour.’ And he put it into the pot, and said, ‘Serve it to the people, that they may eat.’ And there was nothing harmful in the pot” (NKJV).

Bread of Life!

Notice what they threw into the pot to counteract the poison: flour! Did you know this was a type and shadow of God’s Word? Yes, it was a prophetic act! Who is known as The Bread of Life? – Jesus!

The Word Brings Life Not Death

This example can teach us something about prophecy even today. Even when we receive prophetic words for direction, about a circumstance, or for encouragement, we need to remember something. Above the experience of receiving a prophetic word, we must value His Word and Scriptures. Think of it this way; we can see from this example the potential danger that was in front of these amazing men of God. “The sons of the prophets,” were not just ordinary Jews. They were those of great potential, those God planned to use, and those who knew and heard God’s voice in exceptional ways. But consider what kept them on track from not perishing in this situation—a defining word from the One True God through Elijah: Put flour in it. What a picture. Elijah spoke a defining Word from the Bread of Life to confirm that they would live and not die. That’s who Jesus is… The Word of God (John 1:1-4).

God’s Voice Highlights The Print on a Page

From my last blog, I quoted from Revelation 19:10 that Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy and that is why you have to value the Word of God, His Holy Scriptures, above all else. The Bible contains the all in all about the Spirit of Prophecy. The Bible itself is a whole book of prophecy, not just words on a page. It’s the living, breathing life of God speaking to you! It is God’s voice highlighting the print on a page. And every time you pick it up, He speaks and creates something from heaven for you, to you, and in you. You have to see that learning to understand Scriptures takes you into an amazing personal encounter with Jesus.

Get Quiet, Get Still

How we value God’s Word is how we value His gift of prophecy. It determines not only to receive those words of revelation for ourselves but also how to declare them over others. As I have said before, prophecy should always point people back to Jesus and to reveal the Word of God to another by revealing His thoughts, His character, and His nature! How do we get to know these words of prophecy in the Bible personally? It’s by reading and meditating on His Word and valuing this above all else. True prophecy is born out of intimacy. And intimacy is the small, still quiet place from where we gain the understanding of how powerful our thoughts and words are towards others.

Your Identity is Not Based on What You Do

No matter which stage of life you are in, or no matter what is going on in your life, His Word will always bring a fresh revelation of who you truly are in Him and how infinitely you are loved by a God who has given His all for you. Even more amazingly, He does all of this just so He can call you His wonderful son or His beautiful daughter. The power you walk in and the power you release is proportional to your personal revelation of His love for you and who you have been created to be! Remember this—it’s not what you do that makes you who you are; it’s who you are that makes you what you do!

Dig in!

So, dig into His Book today and find the indescribable, invaluable, priceless, immeasurable, irreplaceable Word of God for your life. In turn, you’ll get to share this with others.