Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional January 10th – Live By Rhema

(The Difference Between Logos And Rhema)

TO THE BIBLE: Luke 4:4
“…Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’””

“Sam, I keep hearing you using the word “rhema,” and I don’t seem to understand what you mean by it” Ryan said to his friend.
“That’s simple! “Rhema” is God’s Word to me for the now, and when God gives that word, I’ve got to speak it forth,” replied Sam.

Reading today’s opening verse of Scripture, you’ll observe that Jesus actually said that man should not live by bread alone but by every word (“rhema” in Greek) of God.

He wasn’t referring to the “Logos” of God, which is the whole body of truth, the revealed Word of God that expresses His thoughts, character, plans, purposes and personality.

But “rhema,” on the other hand, is the spoken and active Word from God to a specific person, for a specific purpose, at a specific time.

Even though something is written in Scripture concerning you, you may not be able to live by it if you don’t know about it or if you don’t personalise it.

What you have in Scripture is the Logos of God, the entire body of truth but you live by every word of that Logos that’s addressed to you in the “now” of your life, or every word that the Spirit of God ministers to you for you. This is the reason prophecy is important.

When you receive a prophetic word, it blesses you because it’s what you need for the moment.

For example, you may be wondering about the next steps to take in a dicey situation, and suddenly, you receive a word from the Lord saying, “…surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:20 NIV).

Now, those words were written in the Scriptures long ago but it becomes “rhema” when the Spirit of God brings it to you in the “now” of your life in whatever situation you’re in.

As brief as those words are, they’re loaded, and reaffirm God’s commitment to you. He’s with you, and for that reason, you have it made; you’re energised, strengthened, and inspired to win! Hallelujah!

Go Deeper
Colossians 3:16; 2 Timothy 3:16

Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for your spoken and active word that comes to me through your Spirit as I study and meditate on the divine truths in the Scriptures. Your Word puts me over and above all situations and causes me to excel in everything, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 8:1-27, Genesis 25-26
Matthew 5:11-20, Genesis 10

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