FRAME YOUR WORLD *RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL* TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH, 2017.
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Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear (Hebrews 11:3). The verse above is so powerful! To get the full import of its message, let’s take a closer look at some of the key words. The first one is “worlds,” which is translated from the Greek word, “aion.” Aion refers to the course of life: how things go with you and how they work around you. It refers to the world as it is: its systems and directions—the different eras, like you’d say, “the life and times of Mr James,” or “The era of the Roman emperors,” the age, or successive ages of men or societies. Another key term is “word,” which is rendered “rhema” in Greek. Rhema refers to the Word that God speaks, which He addresses directly to the human spirit. It’s different from the “Logos” of God, which created the world: “In the beginning was the Word (Logos), and the Word (Logos) was with God, and the Word (Logos) was God” (John 1:1). Our opening verse, however, isn’t talking about the creation of all things. It says, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God….” This is talking about your life and your “aion”: using your faith to frame, repair, arrange, or fashion your life and your world to synchronize with God’s perfect will. This was what the great elders of faith did: They “framed” their world by the Word (Rhema) of God. That’s another key word: “framed,” which is from the Greek, “katartizo.” It means to mend, to fix, to set in order, to arrange, and to fashion. The elders of faith received the “Rhema” of God, and corrected, fashioned their times with “Rhema”—the spoken Word. The Lord Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). That’s “Rhema.” When God speaks His Word to your heart, He’s giving you “Rhema” and He expects you to declare it. Use it to frame your life and your future. CONFESSION The Lord has given me control over everything that concerns me. I refuse to be a victim, but live in the victory and authority I have in Christ. My faith grows strong as I give my heart to the Word, making me unshakeable and immovable at all times. Hallelujah! FURTHER STUDY Romans 10:8 Good News Translation (GNT) 8 What it says is this: “God's message is near you, on your lips and in your heart”—that is, the message of faith that we preach. Hebrews 13:5-6 Good News Translation (GNT) 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never leave you; I will never abandon you.” 6 Let us be bold, then, and say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?” Ephesians 6:17 Good News Translation (GNT) 17 And accept salvation as a helmet, and the word of God as the sword which the Spirit gives you. DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 Year Bible Reading Plan: Mark 16, Deuteronomy 1-2 2 Year Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 22:34-46, Exodus 23