Is The Power of God’s Word only for Christians?



Question: “Is the power of God’s word only for Christians or can non-Christians who believe operate in God’s power?”



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Many assume that the power of God’s Word is only for Christians. While normally only Christians have the faith to believe and operate in the Word of God, the Word is open to those who have faith to believe even if they do not have salvation.


There are several examples of non-Christians operating within the power of God’s Word.  One would be Matthew 7:21-23.  Not every one that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.


Three points need to be considered in regard to this passage. First, Jesus is speaking. Second, Jesus makes it clear He is not speaking to Christians. Third, Jesus did not deny that they had done works through the power of the Word of God.  They cast out devils and did many wonderful works.


And while it is good to be of service to the Lord, within their pride, they missed the most important consideration, accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior.


Unfortunately, this is also true of many Christians who are serving the Lord with great intention, but have forgotten to ask the Lord for His guidance and will in their lives.

 


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