by Terry J. Hallock

His Word Is Your Weapon
T. J. Hallock
Isaiah 55:8-13
June 29, 2003

I want to focus on Isaiah 55:10 and 11. "As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, SO IS MY WORD THAT GOES FROM MY MOUTH: IT WILL NOT RETURN TO ME EMPTY, BUT WILL ACCOMPLISH WHAT I DESIRE AND ACHIEVE THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH I SENT IT."

The one who speaks those words through the prophet Isaiah makes a claim of ultimate, unchallenged and unrivaled authority for His words. Whatever He says becomes exactly what He says exactly when He says it. "It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."

Who makes this claim? It is the God of the Bible. It is the God of Adam, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Joshua and Jesus. He is the owner of the cattle on a thousand hills. He is the One before whom there is no other, by whom all things were made, and in whom all things hold together. He is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. He is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent. He is our Creator and Sustainer, our Buckler and our Shield, our Champion and our Deliverer. He is Everlasting and Faithful, always Gracious and completely Holy, perfectly Just and forever Kind. Whether we call Him Father or Jehovah, Yaweh or Yeshua, He is God unto Himself all by Himself.

And this God, Our God, has proven the absolute authority of His Word. Genesis 1 says, "AND GOD SAID, 'Let there be light'" and there was light. "AND GOD SAID, 'Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water" and it was so. "AND GOD SAID, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear" and it was done. "AND GOD SAID, 'Let the land produce'" and it did. "AND GOD SAID, 'Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night,'" and they ...

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