How to Enter God's Rest: Hebrews 4


What God’s Word Does  

  1. God’s word brings true health, fruitfulness, prosperity and success to what we do. (Psalm 1:3)  

  2. The word of God has healing power and the power to deliver from oppression. (Psalm 107:20, Matthew 8:8, Matthew 8:16)  

  3. God’s word cleans us. If we take heed according to God’s word, our way will be cleansed. (Psalm 119:9, John 15:3, Ephesians 5:26)  

  4. The word of God, hidden in our hearts, keeps us from sin. (Psalm 119:11)  

  5. God’s word is a counselor. When we delight in God’s word, it becomes a rich source of counsel and guidance for us. (Psalm 119:24)  

  6. God’s word is a source of strength. (Psalm 119:28)  

  7. God’s word imparts life. It is a continual source of life. (Psalm 119:93, Matthew 4:4)  

  8. God’s word is a source of illumination and guidance. When God’s word comes in, light comes in. It makes the simple wise and understanding. (Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119:130)  

  9. God’s word gives peace to those who love it. They are secure, standing in a safe place. (Psalm 119:165)  

  10. When the word of God is heard and understood, it bears fruit. (Matthew 13:23)  

  11. The word of God has inherent power and authority against demonic powers. (Luke 4:36)  

  12. Jesus Himself – His eternal person – is described as the Word. When we are into the word of God, we are into Jesus. (John 1:1)  

  13. Hearing God’s Word is essential to eternal life. One cannot pass from death into life unless they hear the word of God. (John 5:24, James 1:21, 1 Peter 1:23)  

  14. Abiding – living in – God’s word is evidence of true discipleship. (John 8:31)  

  15. God’s word is the means to sanctification. (John 17:17)  

  16. The Holy Spirit can work with great power as the word of God is preached. (Acts 10:44)  

  17. Hearing God’s word builds faith. (Romans 10:17)  

  18. Holding fast to the word of God gives assurance of salvation. (1 Corinthians 15:2)  

  19. The faithful handling of the word of God gives the ministers of the word a clear conscience. They know that they did all they could before God. (2 Corinthians 4:2, Philippians 2:16)  

  20. The word of God is the sword of the Spirit. It is equipment for spiritual battle, especially in the idea of an offensive weapon. (Ephesians 6:17)  

  21. The word of God comes with the power of the Holy Spirit, with “much assurance.” (1 Thessalonians 1:5)  

  22. The word of God works effectively in those who believe. (1 Thessalonians 2:13)  

  23. The word of God sanctifies the very food we eat! (1 Timothy 4:5)  

  24. The word of God is not dead; it is living and active and sharper than any two edged sword. The word of God can probe us like a surgeon’s expert scalpel, cutting away what needs to be cut and keeping what needs to be kept. (Hebrews 4:12)  

  25. The word of God is the Christian’s source of spiritual growth. (1 Peter 2:2, 1 Corinthians 2:1-5)

Based on the Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik.