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God’s Rhema Word

John 15:7

If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you.

This verse has so often been misrepresented that I think we fail to believe it at times. We have all prayed for something that just didn’t happen the way we wanted or the way we asked. If we know God’s word is true, however, this verse has to be true, as well. If we haven’t always received what we wanted in prayer, just how do we explain this?

The Greek word for “words” here is the word rhema. It means “an utterance; matter or topic.” It should not be confused with logos, which means “something said.” The written word of God is His logos, but what He speaks to us through His word is His rhema.

Have you ever read a verse a million times, but the next time you read it, you see something you’ve never before seen? That word is a rhema to you. Have you ever read Scripture, and God just placed something in your heart from it? That word is a rhema to you. Has the Holy Spirit ever nudged you while reading Scripture that showed you how to apply that word? That is your rhema.

The Greek word for “abide” means “to stay.” If God’s rhema word stays in you, and you believe it enough to act upon it, you can ask whatever you want, and God will do it.

In Matthew 13 we find the Parable of the Sower. Much of the seed sown fell on ground that could not hold the rhema word of God. We see, however, that when the rhema word of God fell on good ground, it produced a harvest of 30, 60, and even 100 times what was sown.

What is God saying to you through His word? This word is alive and active and sharper than any two edged sword. It is able to separate even bone and marrow and permeate to the inner most parts of our being. God will speak a rhema word to you if you are in His word daily, and if this rhema word stays in you, you can ask whatever you want. God will perform His rhema word to you! May our hearts be good ground to receive the word He has for us today, and may it produce 30, 60, and even 100 times what was sown in our hearts!

Have a blessed day!

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