THE JOURNEY | It Is Written

It Is Written
by Becky DeWitt

Your life is by design, written by the Creator of all things. The blueprint was in existence before you were. Every sentence in every paragraph of each chapter of your book of life contains the secrets, mysteries, and revelations of His plan for you. So there is nothing about you or nothing that happens to you that surprises God!

You may be surprised about those things that have manifested and yet to be revealed. Just remember who wrote your book. “You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit. How I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all stages of my life were spread out before you. The days of my life were all prepared before I lived one day.” (Psalm 139:16-The Message).

Sometimes in the midst of adversity we must speak that which is written about us. The enemy makes an attempt deceive and confuse through overwhelming situations. The attack may be fierce, but we have mighty weapons of warfare in our arsenal.

In Matthew 4:4-11, this passage of scripture is commonly referred to as the Temptation of Christ. Jesus gives a strategy against the enemy. For every attack that the enemy uses, the first three words that Jesus speaks is ‘It Is Written.’ Then He speaks what is written before His physical birth into the earth realm. They are Old Testament, but yet applicable to the situation that is presented by the enemy. Even though is it Old Testament, one must note that Jesus read this as a part of His cultural upbringing. In Luke 4:17-19, he stood, decreed the word, and then closed the book. He knows what is written because all scripture is written through divine inspiration of the Holy Spirit. (2 Timothy 3:16).  Men may have used a pen for a writing instrument, but men themselves were only tools as the author is God.

This temptation of satan was an attempt to exert lordship over Jesus, as He was God in a physical body. In other words, Jesus was in his territory that was stolen for Adam, the flesh. After Jesus said ‘It Is Written’, He decreed the Word of God that was written. “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4). Jesus was speaking His own word, but the physical jumpsuit that He was wearing was a part of the strategy that enemy missed. For if the enemy had any idea who he was dealing with and what was to come, he would have never crucified Him. (1 Corinthian 2:7-8).

By the third time Jesus decreed ‘It is Written,’ He informed satan that “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shat thou serve.” (Matthew (4:10), At this point the enemy had to flee from this rebuke. He may have wanted Jesus to worship him, but the Word was the final blow to seal the authority. Make no mistake he knows the word also and will attempt to distort it to wear you out. Take note that Jesus was speaking spiritually and the enemy was speaking physically. “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life.” (John 6:63). Your muscle and will power will not make anything happen.  Put the word to work and see what happens.

There are some things written about you that you have no clue about and the enemy certainly does not have one. That is why they are called secrets and mysteries. “But eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God have prepared (made ready and kept ready) for them that love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9). The revelation comes only by the Spirit.

As you continue to read and meditate on the Word of God, you will receive more revelation of what is written about you. It is in the written scripture, but when you think on it, much more will be revealed because your mind is on God and His way of doing things from the Kingdom aspect.

Check out your atmospheric conditions, the cause and affect of your words. It is the voice of His Word coming through His vessel that not only produces results, but also nullifies the attempt of the enemy. Counterattack the attack with ‘It Is Written.“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the Word of God shall stand forever.” (Isaiah 40:8). Everything that is in the natural that is opposing will fail. Nothing stands against the Word of God.

You are a completed work. God has already completed everything concerning you. Do not let the enemy use your mouth to give voice to that which contradicts the Word of God. Get the revelation. It is Written. It is finished.

“Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are enrolled in heaven.”

(Luke 10: 19-20 Amplified)

© May 2009 Becky DeWitt