Fine-Tuning Our Walk
God is not a man that
He should lie. What He says in His Word, He cannot contradict.
If He contradicts Himself, He is not God. If God promises
in the Bible, "I will never leave thee nor forsake
thee" then He will not. If we cannot trust His
written Word, how will we ever learn to trust word of
knowledge, word of wisdom, and discerning of spirits
when they come.
The Word of God is the only standard for godly
living. Its presence in our hearts functions like a
lie-detector against the devil. Filtering what comes
to our minds through His wonderful matchless Word will
keep us from being deceived.
We learn to recognize God’s voice because
it flows with His written Word?not just the letter of
it, but the “spirit” of it, also. Will it
ever be condemning or disparaging? I don’t think
so. God can help us figure out what scriptures apply
to what situations. Many times revelation will come
in the form of scripture. Remember:
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper
than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing
asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the
It is during our time
spent with God in His Word when we begin to learn how
God speaks to our hearts. God’s Word expressly
declares God’s will and lights our path so we
can walk with Him. There is no substitute for being
diligent to present ourselves approved unto God as workmen
who need not to be ashamed as we rightly divide the
Word of truth. When we know what the Word says, we know
what God wants us to do. When we know the Word we will
be less likely to be surprised at His direction via
the revelation manifestations.
Do you remember the old TVs with the fine tuning
adjustment that surrounded the knob that changed the
channels? God’s Word gets us on the right channel,
and the manifestations provide the “fine tuning”
we need to tune “the signal” of God’s
will into focused, concrete reality in specific situations.
For example, God’s Word declares God’s
will that we prosper and be in health. We confess that
promise from the Word of God expecting to manifest health
and prosperity. However, when sickness occurs or financial
decisions need to be made, sometimes we need further
information—specific details, to bring God’s
will to pass. Sometimes the laying on of hands with
the revelation and impartation manifestations provides
specific direction and deliverance so we receive the
wholeness God promised in His Word. Sometimes we need
more information about making a purchase or an investment.
We do the best we can to get as much information as
we can so we can make an intelligent, informed decision,
but God can provide further information that is impossible
for us to know by our five senses. Then we can make
the right decision and prosper as He directs.
There is no way to get around the importance
of spending time with God in His Word. If we do not
know His Word, we will never know His will and being
Led By God’s Power will only happen in our dreams.