Acts 19:20, NKJV
“So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed.”
Isaiah 40:8, GNT
“Yes, grass withers and flowers fade, but the word of our God endures forever.”
In Matthew 7, Jesus told a parable. The story was about two men – one who heard the Word of the Lord and did it and one who did not. It says that when the rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew, the house of the foolish man who built his house on the sand fell. However, the house of the wise man who built his house on the rock stood strong.
The Word of the Lord through Brother Copeland for 2023 is all about making God’s Word first place and final authority in our lives. Much like the story of the two builders, we have a choice to make regarding whether we will build our lives on the unfailing Word of God or the sinking sand of the world around us. Jesus said that it is on the revelation of His Word that He will build the Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
In a world built on the shaky foundation of relative truth, counterfeit love, deconstruction, distractions, and deception, God desires for His people to build their lives on the one thing that cannot be shaken, changed, or overcome. His Word says that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God – and it is that faith in the Word of God that will unlock victory in every area of life. Faith is what gives the people of God the ability to stand on that solid rock.
The enemy has launched an attack on the next generation to undermine the Word of God and prevent them from understanding the dominating nature of the Word. But God is opening the eyes of His Glorious Church to see the truth. This generation of young people will know the authority of the Word. They will understand that it contains the power within it to cause them to prevail in the midst of any storm. They will not bow to the lies and the pressure of the world, but understand that the prevailing Word of God has proven itself more powerful than any opposing force. They will not shrink back in fear, but will bodly stand on the exceedingly great and precious promises contained in His Word. They will remain steadfast, rooted, assured, and established in the faithfulness of His Covenant. The Word of God is a mighty force. A strong tower. Alive. Active. The Word of God is God Himself. And the Word of God will prevail.
This generation will build their lives on this Solid Rock. All other ground is sinking sand. The theme for the 14forty Southwest Believers’ Convention 2023 is Prevail.