My son is a toddler. And it is exciting to watch him learn new things. I am also excited that he now runs some errands for me. He is able to deliver messages to his dad, his Nana or his auntie. Sometimes when I ask him to bring me something he might not get it spot on but he does try his best. From time to time I still have to point and say “No, not that one!” or “The other one!” or “The red one!” and so on.
Some of us work with people that are not very good at delivering messages. They will be calling us literally every ten minutes from the time they leave till when they come back. Even when you have written out all they are supposed to do they will still call to ask questions.  As a matter of fact anybody could be a mess at delivering messages. We might forget just one tiny detail and the message will take on an entirely different meaning.

But there is a Messenger that is always spot on. With this Messenger there is never a need for correction. There is absolutely no faffing around; no wrongs. This Messenger is “The Word” of God. You might wonder what I mean. Here is the thing: you see, God “sends” His Word on errands. The promises that are written for you and I in the bible are God’s word. And this is what He says concerning his word; “ shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11 ESV “The Word” always does what is written of it. The Word hits the mark.

When Jesus Christ our Lord walked the earth, He also sent His word on errands. A Roman officer who had a sick servant came to plead with Jesus to heal his servant. But he insisted that Jesus did not have to come to his house. The officer said all Jesus needed to do was to speak the word. “But the officer said, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come into my home. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed.” “Then Jesus said to the Roman officer, “Go back home. Because you believed, it has happened.” And the young servant was healed that same hour.” Matthew 8: 8 & 13 NLT Jesus never had any physical contact with that sick servant but His word did and hit the target. The servant was healed.

The Word is always obedient. It does exactly what it is asked to do. “He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.” Psalms 107:20 ESV Obviously the Word is very powerful.  The Word has the power to heal and to deliver. The Word has speed. It is written thus: “He sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.” Psalms 147:15 ESV It implies that when the Word is spoken it works quickly for there to be a performance. “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 NLT

So do we know the Word? Do we speak the Word? Do we send the Word on errands? Is the Word alive for us? The program to obey and perform quickly is in the Word but we must know what Word to speak to what situation. When Jesus spoke the Word to the Roman officer’s servant, his master, the officer, believed the Word and it was quickly activated. The Word of God has been so designed by God to be activated when we believe it. But can we believe what we do not know?

Once again the charge is for us to acquaint ourselves with the word of God. We must spend time studying it; there is no short cut. The word that we study and meditate upon is the word that we will believe and it will come alive for us when we send it on errands.