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Mrs. Jacqueline Hampton Jones
Mrs. Jacqueline Hampton Jones

Power In The Word
July 2021

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report: If there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

The word of God is powerful and filled with Holy Ghost power. Years ago I awoke hearing the Lord say three times “there’s power in the word”. It’s encouraging to know that God’s word does exactly what it says it will do. Having been thrust in the throes of spiritual warfare, dependence on the word was paramount in defeating the enemy. We can defeat ourselves with negative thinking. By faith Philippians 4:8 is a great reminder to take captive every thought and align it with the righteousness of God, and to guard our thoughts and what we invest our time thinking about.

As life unfolds, respond in a way that pleases God and reflects Him favorably in the world. It is important to apply the word in our lives with the power of the Holy Spirit coursing through us and strengthening us. Do we spend time in the word? What are we filling our minds with? Do our thoughts and responses reflect who we are in Christ? When the enemy assails us, just ask yourself “What would Jesus do?. We aren’t powerless. We can choose positivity and rebuke the enemy of negativity!

When anxious, choose thankfulness! When down, look up to the hills for the Lord’s help! When persecuted, praise Him! When lost, remember what He’s done for you! The word of God empowers and edifies us individually and as a church. The word of God comforts, calms imparts peace, deliverance, directs, corrects, and so much more! Think on it!

About The Author:
Mrs. Jones is the First Lady of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Newport, TN. She is graduate of Walters State Community College and attended East Tennessee State University. She recently retired from the University of Tennessee. Mrs. Jones is the wife of Rev. Jesse L. Jones, Jr., pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.