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God is not a liar. That may sound to you like a very basic truth. Yet many people in the Body of Christ today are talking and behaving as if He were.

What may come as an even greater shock to you is the fact that at one time or another, you and I have been among them. It's true. In church, we've nodded our heads up and down and said, "Yes, Amen. God's Word is true." Then we've walked outside and come face to face with sickness or some other kind of problem and we've challenged the truth of the Word of God with our thoughts, our words and our actions. We followed the course of fear instead of simply expecting God to do what He said He would do for us.

Some people would say, "Well, it's not that I thought God was lying. It's just that we can never really know what He is going to do."

God has told us what He is going to do! He's literally given us His Word on it. This simply means that men make pledges or contracts in order to settle disputes. In them responsibilities are clearly defined and obligations made. As long as everyone is true to his word, there's no room for questioning what anyone will do.

Well, God gave us His contract. He is true to His Word, so there is no room for uncertainty about it. God will do what He said He will do. You can count on it. What about those times when things didn't turn out like the Word says? I can tell you this: if something failed, it wasn't the Word of God.

There is no fault in God. There's no shadow of turning in Him. There's no weakness or shortcoming in His Word. You will never catch God in a lie. You will never get in a situation where you exercise faith in God's Word and God fails to keep that Word. Never! The Bible says that "God is active and alert, watching over His Word to perform it" (Jer. 1:12).

Understand, however, it's not enough just to know what the Word says. It must be reality to you - more real than the problem you face. That's why Proverbs 4:20-21 says: "My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings. Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart" (AMP).

For that reason, we must constantly center ourselves on God's Word, because it's that Word that produces faith in our hearts. In fact, you cannot deepen your faith in God without deepening your trust in His Word.

It Becomes What You Need
One of the mistakes holding many believers back from trusting the Word is that they think of God's Word as an item or a "thing." But the Bible tells us that Jesus and His Word are the same. John 1 says: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth" (vv. 1,14).

Think for a moment about that statement: "The Word was made flesh." The world needed Jesus. He is what man had to have. So God's words and the faith that He released in those words became Jesus. That is a fundamental characteristic of the Word of God. Mixed with faith, it becomes what you need. God's Word will become finances if you're facing shortage. It will become health when you're faced with sickness.

This one point is so important, I'm going to say it again. No matter what situation you may be facing, if you'll go to God's Word in faith, the Word will become what you need.

The Word Is Alive
How can God's Word become one thing for one person and something else for another? Because it is alive! "For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power-making it active, operative, energizing, and effective; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow,that is, of the deepest parts of our nature, exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart" (Heb. 4:12, AMP).

The Word of God is full of life. Therefore it administers life wherever it is applied. It doesn't matter how dark and deadly your circumstances may be. There is enough life in God's Word to totally overwhelm all the death that the world, the devil or circumstances can bring you.

The Word Is Truth
John 17:17 says, "Thy word is truth." Notice, it doesn't say, "Thy Word is fact." Truth goes beyond facts. The fact may be that you don't have any money. The fact may be that the doctor said you have an incurable disease. But what does the truth have to say about it? Truth doesn't yield. Truth doesn't change. Thus, facts are subject to truth.

It can be a fact that you are sick as can be, but God says you were healed by the stripes of Jesus when He died on the cross. That's the truth. Now you have a choice. You can apply the truth of God's Word to the fact that you're sick and the fact will change. Or you can agree with the fact, and things will stay as they are.

I'll tell you right now, it will be much easier just to agree with the fact because facts scream a lot louder than the Word of God does. God's Word will be quiet - until it starts coming out of your mouth. But once that Word begins to come out of your mouth in faith, it will be the final word.

If it's God's Word about healing, you'll be healed. If it's His Word about prosperity, you'll be prosperous. If it's His Word about deliverance, you'll be delivered. God has given you His contract. When you do your part by believing, speaking and acting on a heart full of faith, God's Word will come to pass. No circumstance on earth and no demon in hell can stop it.

So forget all those stories you've heard about how so-and-so believed the Word and it didn't work for him. Quit asking questions, and settle it once and for all. God is not a liar. People will lie. People will change. They'll say one thing today and another tomorrow.

People will often fail to keep their promises. But God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He keeps His Word. Always. Every time. Without fail. He's the One to trust.

Source: One Word From God Can Change Your Relationships
by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

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Terri Copeland Pearsons
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Terri Copeland Pearsons, eldest daughter of internationally known minister Kenneth Copeland, first discovered the adventures of prayer as a little girl praying at her grandmother’s side. Drawing on that rich heritage of faith, she connects people with the living presence of God, teaching them who they are in Christ Jesus and how to pray from that position. Terri and her husband, George Pearsons, serve as Senior Pastors of Eagle Mountain International Church (EMIC) at Kenneth Copeland Ministries, where they have pastored for over two decades. They have an international commission that takes them all over the world. Since 1995, Terri has ignited the fires of prayer at EMIC through Prayer School and through a dynamic network of prayer groups; she has brought life into the prayers of believers worldwide.
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