The Unchained Word

“God’s word is not chained.” 2 Timothy 2:9

Albania, once the most restrictive of East Bloc countries, heavily wrapped in the chains of Communism, today is the site of a growing Christian Church. In 1949, many people believed China would be forever closed to the freeing gospel of Christ, but Li Baiguang, a prominent Christian and legal scholar in Beijing recently said, “In 20 to 30 years China will have several hundred million believers.”

Although the ministry of the Apostle Paul seemed to be over “he was imprisoned by the Emperor Nero, chained like a criminal” he could say with complete assurance that “God’s word is not chained.” Another writer of scripture describes the word of God as alive, active, sharp and penetrating.

As we simply believe and confidently speak the “word and words” of God, we can be sure that he will bless and bring results: “The word that goes forth -will not return empty but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11). God’s Word cannot be chained!

May the knowledge that Your word is alive and eternal and will bring forth the results You have in mind, give me courage to faithfully share that word. Thank you for having purposes far greater than I could ever imagine.

by Marilyn Ehle
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