What’s in a Rhema word

            In Psalm 19, the psalmist describes creation to us using the name “El” in verse 1, that is, the God who sets all things into being and in order (vs 1-6).  Yet in verses 7-9, the psalmist refers to God as “the Lord”, the God who instructs us personally.
Ps 19:7 “The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul.”

            Recently I had this kind of personal instruction: I was looking up accompanying scriptures to my study on repentance.   I turned to Ex 23:20,  “See, I am sending an angel before you to protect you on your journey and lead you safely to the place I have prepared for you.” and wondered what does that have to do with repentance?

            So I went back over that verse again trying to figure out what it had to do with repentance…..

            How precious it was to determine that it had NOTHING to do with repentance, but everything to do with me.

I was two weeks away from a cross-country move and took this word as a direct message specific for me, a Rhema word.  A “Rhema word is a specific word which the Holy Spirit quickens in our hearts and minds at a specific time for a specific purpose”, according to Kenny Gatlin Ministries Rhema words do not need to be memorized because they are imprinted, like a branding iron, upon our hearts.  This Rhema word reminded me of the many times that I had stepped out into an adventure with Christ.

 I had looked up the wrong scripture: I should have been reading Ex. 20:23.  “Remember, you must not make any rivals of silver or gold to rival me.”

          Although Ex.20:23 is another good word of instruction, oh how sweet that personal, timely word I accidentally found in Ex 23:20.

How about you? Has God spoken a word to you through his Word that has penetrated your heart? Do you see how he wants to direct and guide you, and grow your faith? Send your comments so we can all grow.