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The Roar of God's Word

Pastor Phil Derstine 1-21-24


  • Job 37:2 “Listen! Listen to the roar of His voice, to the rumbling that comes from His mouth. (5) God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; He does great things beyond our understanding.”
  • Hebrews 4:12 (AMP)  "For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.”


All Scripture is God-breathed

  • II Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.  (17) That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished (equipped) unto all good works.”
  • (NIV) “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”
  • Romans 10:17 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”


God's Word is Profitable (7 ways)


  1. Salvation
  • I Peter 1:23 “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.”
  • John 15:3 “Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.”
  • John 17:17 “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”


  1. Keeps me from Sinning
  • Psalm 119:9 “How can a young man keep his way pure?  By living according to your word.”
  • Psalm 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
  • James 1:22 “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”  (mirror)


  1. Authority over the Devil
  • Luke 4:4,8,12 (Jesus) “It is written…”
  • Ephesians 6:17 “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
  • I John 2:14 “I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you…”


  1. Growth in Righteousness
  • I Peter 2:2 “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.”
  • Matthew 4:4 “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
  • II Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for… instruction in righteousness.”


  1. Direction
  • Psalm 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
  • Psalm 119:130 “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”
  • Psalm 37:23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD; and he delighteth in his way.”


  1. Healing
    • Proverbs 4:22 “My son, attend to my words… For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.”
  • Psalm 107:20 “He sent His word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.”
  • Matthew 8:8 (Centurion) “But speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.”


  1. Fruitfulness & Prosperity
  • Psalm 1:3 “And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
  • Mark 4:20 “And these are they which are sown on good ground: such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.”