The Word Works Wonders ( by Fenny West)

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The Word Works Wonders

The Word Works Wonders

Because  it builds you up;

establishes you And nourishes your whole being.

As you eat it and digest it, You are strengthened and healed.

As you listen to it, you hear God’s voice

And know what to do when you have a choice.

The Word is God’s mirror of life For you to  look into and see what you are,

who you are; See what you can be and where you’re at.

Accept it, align with it, agree with it, adjust to it, apply it

Breathe it, bite it,

Chew it, cry for it, cherish it, command with it,

correct with it, comfort with it

Do it consistently, desire it daily, disseminate it,

drive it into you, don’t leave home without it,

delight in it always, dine on it, digest it Eat it, enjoy it, evangelise with it,

edify yourself with it, encourage with it

Fight the good fight with it, free yourself and others with it

Grow in it, grow it, guard your heart with it, give it to others

Hold on to it, hide it in your heart, have it like daily medication Ingest it,

inhale it increase with it, incorporate it in all you do

Just do it,

Kiss it

Love it, latch onto it

Mull over it, marry it,

Never leave it

Overcome with it, open doors with it

Pray with it, Pray it, pave your way with it.

Quarantine demonic beings with it.

Quench every fiery dart of the enemy with it

Ravage and rundown Satan’s strongholds with it.

Saturate your mind with it.

Train yourself with it. Torment the enemy with it.

Understand its potency and power; unravel all the strategies of the enemy with it.

View it as the voice of God. Voice it; vocalise it

Win every battle and war with it

Xcel with it

Yield to it

Zeal for the word will reward you..

The Word Works (by Fenny West)

The Word Works

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 The word Works

When you stand on it

When you pray it

And pray with it

When you pop it as pill

When you rub it in like balm.


The word heals

Because it is spirit and life

Because it is God-breathed

Because it is powerful

And dynamic, razor-sharp

Living, seasoned and it’s God’s mind.


The word works

When you refuse to relent

When you hold on to it

Like a bulldog that has found a bone.

The word is medicine for health;

The word is wisdom in business;

The word is blue print for prosperity;

The word is for soundness of mind;

The word works for peace profound;

The word works for divine direction;

The word is for creativity

The word is for healthy relationships

The word is for finding purpose

Facing and fulfilling purpose.

The word works always and everywhere;

on the mountain in the valley.


12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.Heb4:12

63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.John6:63

“It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’


7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. John15:7

32.”So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified Act20:32


16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Col3:16

12     I have not departed from the commandment of His lips;

      I have treasured the words of His mouth

              More than my necessary food. Job23:12

20     My son, give attention to my words;

      Incline your ear to my sayings.

21     Do not let them depart from your eyes;

      Keep them in the midst of your heart;

22     For they are life to those who find them,

      And health to all their flesh.


6     “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.


Memorise Scripture ( by Don & Dawn)

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Hey it’s Don here again.

I think Sam Storms, in his book on Colossians, describes well what it looks like for the word of Christ to dwell in us.

He talks about the Scriptures calling out to us.

“Don’t just read me,” they seem to say. “Feast on me! Meditate! Ruminate! Saturate your spirit!

Let my words wash over your soul like the refreshing waters of a cool mountain stream.

Hear them again and again. May they be permanently embedded in your brain, shaping how you think and live and relate to one another.

Don t be satisfied with a surface scan. Dig deeply. Explore me, word upon word, line upon line.”

Truth be told, for you to grow in faith, you need to regularly, read, study, memorize, and meditate God’s word.

There’s no other way really.

That’s why my wife Dawn and I are continuously inspiring hundreds of thousand of Christians to memorize Bible verses regularly.

There’s power in memorizing scriptures. Believe me.

Want to Know God’s Promises? Read the Bible! ( By Rick Warren)

“I commit you to God and to the Word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” (Acts 20:32 NIV)

You have an inheritance coming to you. If you read God’s Word, the Bible promises one for you.

The Bible says in Acts 20:32, “I commit you to God and to the Word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.”

An inheritance is what you get for being part of a family that’s rightfully yours.

Pretend your father was Warren Buffet, and he dies. If you never took the time to read the will, you’d be foolish. You wouldn’t get what was rightfully due to you. You wouldn’t benefit from what belongs to you as a child of Warren Buffet.

When you become a follower of Jesus, you’re not just a believer — you’re a belonger. You become a part of God’s family. Family privileges come along with that decision. You have a spiritual inheritance.

But if you walked through your entire life and you didn’t know what benefits were available to you as a child of God, that would be sad — and foolish. God wants you to grow and know what’s available to you from him. You need to read the Bible to do that.

The Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

The purpose of the Bible is to help you live out the purpose God has for your life; it’s God’s inheritance that’s due to you. God wants you to be thoroughly equipped for what you’ve been made to do. To do that, he does four things through Scripture:

– He teaches you. God shows you the path on which you should walk.

– He rebukes you. God shows you when you’re off the path.

– He corrects you. God shows us how you can get back on the path.

– He trains you. God shows you how you can stay on the path.

That’s how God’s Word helps you grow and get that great inheritance God has prepared for you.

Talk About It

How would your life change if it reflected the truth that you have an inheritance from the King of Kings?

– What benefits from your inheritance have you not yet accepted?

– Is the Bible a useful tool for you each day? Are you taking full advantage of its instruction?

Keep God’s Word Close at Hand (by Rick Warren)


“He should keep it with him all the time and read from it every day of his life.” (Deuteronomy 17:19a NCV)

For most of the 2,000-year history of the Church, only priests got to personally read the Bible, but now billions of us have access to it. In spite of this, many believers are more faithful to reading their daily newspaper than their Bibles.

It’s no wonder why we don’t grow. We can’t watch television for three hours, then read the Bible for three minutes and expect to grow.

Many who claim to believe the Bible “from cover to cover” have never read it from cover to cover. But if you will read the Bible just fifteen minutes a day, you will read completely through it once a year.

If you cut out one 30-minute television program a day and read your Bible instead, you will read through the entire Bible twice a year.

Daily Bible reading will keep you in range of God’s voice. This is why God instructed the kings of Israel to always keep a copy of his Word nearby: “He should keep it with him all the time and read from it every day of his life” (Deuteronomy 17:19a NCV).

But don’t just keep it near you; read it regularly! A simple tool that is helpful for this is a daily Bible reading plan. It will prevent you from just skipping around the Bible arbitrarily and overlooking sections.

Talk About It

With what projects or hobbies do you show great discipline in your attention to them? How can you apply that same discipline to your daily Bible reading?

– How do you think 15 minutes a day in God’s Word would change the way you approach your everyday life?

The Wise Spend Time With God

The Wise Spend Time With God  by Rick Warren

It is the Lord who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and   understanding. Proverbs 2:6 (TEV)

You say, “I want to trust God, but I don’t hear him.” To hear God, you   have to get near God. You don’t hear God when your mind is filled with a   thousand other distractions. You’ve got to get alone with God and be quiet.

The Bible says, “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10 NIV).   That means sit down and shut up. That’s how you hear God and get near to God.   You have to sit alone and just be quiet with your Bible and say, “God, is   there anything you want to say to me?” You read God’s Word, and you talk to   him about what’s on your heart.

Pray this today: “God, I want to listen to you, not the voices of   doubt. I want to hear you, and I promise to then obey you. I want to be one   of the people that you can use and bless in the next 10 years. I want those years   to be a decade of destiny for me and my family.”

Talk About It

  • What do you need to change        about the way you meet with the Lord so that you can be quiet and draw        near to him?

  • Do you regularly hear from        God? How do you normally react to his voice and what he tells you to do?

Rick Warren is the founding pastor of Saddleback   Church in Lake Forest, Calif., one of America’s largest and most   influential churches. Rick is author of the New York Times bestseller “The Purpose Driven Life.”   His book, “The Purpose Driven Church,”   was named one of the 100 Christian books that changed the 20th century. He is   also the founder of, a global Internet community for   pastors.

Watch The Gauges In Your Life And Ministry

Watch The Gauges In Your Life And Ministry

By Rich Carmicheal

This past May three of us from the Herald office were blessed to attend The 6:4 Fellowship National Conference. The 6:4 Fellowship is a multi-denominational, pastor-to-pastor community, calling pastors and ministry leaders back to the Acts 6:4 priorities of ministry: Prayer and the Ministry of the Word. On pages 3-5 in this issue of the Herald, we have the privilege of sharing with you one of the messages from that conference – “The Supernatural Power Of Prayer AND The Word” by Mark Vroegop. We hope to share another message or two with you in upcoming issues.

I was reminded by the conference how important it is to provide continual encouragement to spiritual leaders as they carry burdens of ministry and are often stretched well beyond their own resources. Those of us in the Herald office are very thankful for the privilege the Lord grants this ministry to provide encouragement month after month to thousands of pastors and other leaders who receive Herald of His Coming. We thank the Lord for the testimonies from pastors who are personally edified through Herald messages, and who are also equipped in their own preaching and teaching. We are blessed to devote some special attention in this issue toward pastors, hoping to provide even more encouragement to those serving in this vital role.

If you are not a pastor, we believe the messages will nevertheless be of much benefit to you, especially since they focus primarily on the importance of prayer and the ministry of the Word. Along with your own personal edification, however, we hope this issue will stir you up to become more faithful in encouraging and praying for pastors. Their calling is vital as the Lord gave some “as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ” (Eph. 4:11-12). As spiritual leaders they have the crucial task of watching over our souls, as those who will give account. We need to honor them so their work over our lives can be done effectively and “with joy and not with grief” (Heb. 13:17).

With all of this in mind, I offer some truths I gleaned from one of the breakout sessions I attended at the conference. The session was led by H.B. London Jr. who served for twenty years with the ministry Focus on the Family as a pastor to pastors. The theme of the workshop was balancing the demands of ministry, and the main text was drawn from Paul’s words to Timothy concerning his life and ministry:

“Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe. Until I come, give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching. Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed upon you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery. Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress may be evident to all. Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things; for as you do this you will insure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you” (1 Tim. 4:12-16).

“Watch the Gauges”

Pastor London told the story of a time he was ministering to chaplains on a military base and had the opportunity to fly a helicopter simulator (a simulator imitates flight for training purposes, but does not actually leave the ground). As they prepared for the simulated flight, the instructor told him to not forget to watch the gauges. Pastor London sat in the left seat, and the instructor in the right, and they began flying. The instructor then put them into some turbulence and they began bouncing around as they flew over hills and valleys. He then put them into clouds, and Pastor London did not know if he was right side up or upside down, and he crashed the helicopter. As he stumbled out, nauseated somewhat from the vertigo, the instructor said to him, “Pastor, you forgot to watch the gauges.”

Gauges are important because they help us keep our bearing. They are also important because they help us know how well an engine is running and if there are any problems. Pastor London suggested that just as there are gauges in helicopters or on the dashboards of cars to help with safe operation, so there are gauges that pastors can use to help them monitor the health of their lives and ministries.

As the text in First Timothy reveals, pastors have tremendous responsibility. They are to set an example for believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. They are to conduct themselves in light of the people who are watching their lives. They are to be men devoted to the Word of God, to preaching and teaching. They are to be diligent in spiritual matters, giving themselves wholly to them so that everyone may see their progress. Pastors need to be continually growing, developing and maturing in ministry.

And key to this is verse 16: “Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching….” Or, another way to say this might be, “Watch the gauges of your life and ministry very carefully.” Pastor London suggested that there are at least four gauges to which pastors should pay close attention:

“It Is Well With My Soul”

One of those gauges is the spiritual gauge. In his work with thousands of Christian leaders, Pastor London has discovered that so often the work of the church interferes with pastors’ relationships with God, and as a result they find themselves depleted, washed out, and subsequently with very little to give.

He recalled that in a discussion about the struggles of pastors, Jerry Bridges had shared with him how good it would be if before pastors preached or conducted other ministry, they could say to the congregation, “It is well with my soul.” In other words, how good it would be if each pastor had the spiritual health and fullness to be able to say in effect, “As best I know, my hands are clean, and my heart is pure. And as I stand before you, I want you to know that I have been alone with the Lord, and I feel the anointing of God.”

It is essential that pastors have an intimate relationship with God. They must have His personal presence in their lives and His anointing upon their ministries. With this in mind, Pastor London reminded us of the importance of spending time with the Lord and giving Him the first fruits of each morning. Pastors must pay attention to the spiritual condition of their lives so that it is truly well with their own soul.

Other Gauges

Another gauge that pastors should monitor is the physical gauge. As Pastor London pointed out, many pastors do not get enough rest, do not eat well, and are under a great deal of stress. As a result, they can face all sorts of physical issues. He shared that in dealing with many pastors through the years who were struggling in their ministries, the core of the problem for a good number of them was their physical condition. They felt lousy, did not have time for proper rest, and could never catch up. He therefore encourages pastors to remember that their bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit and to give proper attention to their physical well-being. He also encourages churches to allow their pastors special seasons, such as periodic two or three day respites, to get away with their Bibles to rest, to spend time with the Lord and to refocus.

He also encourages pastors to take note of the emotional gauge. Most pastors are in congregations that have some emotionally draining situations and emotionally draining people. There is the need for pastors to learn how to deal with those situations and people who threaten their ministries. Otherwise, negativity can begin to define ministry, and pastors may become calloused or standoffish to avoid being hurt, and miss the opportunities that God puts in front of them. If you are not a pastor, you can deeply bless your pastor by expressing appreciation and by offering affirmation.

A fourth gauge is the family gauge. The encouragement here is for pastors to be able to say, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Pastor London shared that he is often asked how a pastor is to balance family and ministry. His answer is that pastors cannot balance them, but must manage them. Pastors will by necessity need to focus some days more toward ministry, and some days they will be able to focus more toward family. In order to allow more time for family, pastors should evaluate what events of the church family are really ministry-related and important. He also stressed the importance of pastors protecting their families from negative things in the church, and to be very careful of what they say in front of their children.

Warning Lights

He also reminded us of the significance of the check engine light on the dashboard of a vehicle. When this light comes on, it means that special attention is needed, and in some cases, you are to pull over and turn off the engine. He shared that in ministry there are a number of warning signs that constitute a “check engine” light, including:

• When you begin to take shortcuts in ministry. Maybe no one knows it, but you do.

• When you are not diligent to study and show yourself approved as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth (2 Tim. 2:15).

• When you begin to compromise with members of the opposite sex. Pastors cannot be too careful because people can read into a comment or a touch something that was never intended.

• When you know in your own heart that you are not giving proper time to God’s Word and to prayer.

• When you allow any sexually explicit material into your life.

• When you have unresolved issues at home.

• When you have no close friend or anyone else to hold you accountable.

• When you lose your focus and the vision for what God has in mind for you, and you begin to just go through the motions.

Pastors, if any of these warning signs are evident in your life, it is time to pull over and give proper attention to the problem(s). Too much is at stake, including the eternal well-being of souls, to ignore such serious matters. Remember the exhortation to “Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things; for as you do this you will insure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.” Of course, the warning signs listed above are not just serious in a pastor’s life, but in anyone’s life. If there are such problems in your life, heed the warning and address those problems now.

Pray for Pastors

Pastors are called by the Lord to tremendous responsibility regarding their lives and ministries, and one of the main ways we can bless them and their work is through our prayers on their behalf. Paul’s exhortation could be spoken by all spiritual leaders: “Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me” (Rom. 15:30).

Let us, therefore, be faithful to pray for pastors. Pray that they will be filled with God’s Spirit, God’s Word, God’s wisdom, God’s anointing, God’s power, God’s love, God’s joy and God’s peace. Pray for them to be faithful in their study so that they may accurately and boldly preach the Word. Pray for their spiritual, physical and emotional well-being, and for the health of their marriages and families. Pray for the Lord’s physical and spiritual protection upon their lives, their families and their ministries. Pray that you, and other people under their care, will make their work a joy instead of a burden. Pray for the abundant grace needed for them to fulfill their ministry. In this crucial hour for the church and the world, we need strong, godly, passionate, Spirit-filled and Word-centered spiritual leaders!

Wealth and Worth of the Word


Wealth and Worth of the Word

So, so, incredible, indescribable

Surpasses anything you have heard

 Contents of its vault: unbelievable!


Compass for navigating life on earth

Shoes of the Gospel to proclaim peace

Belt of truth, so you can every lie unearth

Breastplate of right-standing so you’re at ease.


Helmet to cover your mind from evil thoughts

The sword of the spirit to cut down demonic trees

Shield of faith to quench flaming arrows of doubt

Lamp for you to shine so that you can clearly see.

Water- liquid gold- more than silver and gold

Music to delight your soul and inspire you

Food for you to eat, grow in grace, till you’re old

Breath of fresh air, to breathe as to energise you.



Bed to lie down on and feel comfortable

Teacher-the Holy Spirit- to standby and strengthen

Guide, help, revive, recreate, restore, make you able,

Rise above obstacles, on eagle’s wings;

keep you on top of the table.

Clock for timing in everything; milk and meat.

Oil to make your face shine, oil your engine,

As you walk along the narrow road that leads to life.


Marriage Certificate, announcing your covenant with God.

Fire to refine you so that you come forth like gold.

Burial ground to bury your sins after you confess them.

Acquittal Certificate that declares your freedom

And sets you up gloriously for adoption,

Blood of Christ, to cover and wash away all your guilt.

Red light to warn you to wait: ‘Danger ahead!’

Green light to tell you that the way is free: ‘Go ahead!’


Epistles and love letters authored by the Holy Spirit,

To renew your mind and lift your spirit.

Green pastures and still waters to quench your thirst

And encourage you in your heavenly quest.

Divine spectacles for you to see things God’s way,

And prevent you from going astray.


Fishing net to equip you to fish for others

Who are lost, on the broad road and on hell’s borders.

Enemies who push you into our destiny.

Medicine to make you whole when you’re sick.


Good news to thrill and fill, warm and calm you.

Megaphone to announce the Good News,

To correct wayward, erroneous earthly views.

Parchment of God’s commandment.

Dynamite to break hard rocks on your way.

Tonic to pep you up give a fillip when you’re tired


God’s Voice to cheer, counsel and correct

God’s mind to interact with and mind your mind

Different faces and graces of God for His elect

Sweet Rose of Sharon in all places you will find.

18   Open my eyes, that I may see Wondrous things from Your law.


Jeremiah 23

29 “Is not My word like fire?” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer which shatters a rock?





Acts1:8, Ps1:1-3,Jos1:8, Prov4:20-23, Is55:10-11,

Isa40:8, Heb8:16, Deut28:1-15,Matt4:4,Ps19:7-11



©Fenny West2012