The Word of God is Not Bound

This title is an incredible statement from the Word of God. As the Apostle Paul penned these words to Timothy, it was clearly meant to encourage and strengthen the hands of His spiritual son. They were in the middle of spiritual war. Paul was in prison in Rome and knew that his death by martyrdom was at hand. There was not one ounce of doubt or fear evident in either Paul or Timothy because of one truth, “The word of God is not bound.” (II Tim 2:9b) Paul was in prison, but the Word of God given and sustained by the Holy Ghost, was not. Circumstances of life had no bearing on the Holy Scripture and these men of God lived by that confidence.

The Holy Scripture is infallible and it is the only legal document that controls this entire universe. Every expression of God’s created world is subject to this legal covenant. Angels, demons, nations, and, yes, God Himself must be subject to what has been inspired and established in the Word of God. Not one nuance of this covenant will fail. Even Saddam Hussein was building “Babylon, the Ancient City,” by the exact words given to Zechariah over two thousand years ago. At this very moment, the political powers, the armies of the world, and all the movements of nations are acting on a sovereign timetable to the finality of this age.

If this is true, and it is absolutely true if we believe the Word of God, why are we so fearful and troubled by our light circumstances and disappointments? Here is the answer. Satan and his army of fallen spirits are subject to the words of God only when those words are believed and obeyed. Ultimately, Satan and his cohorts will answer to truth and be eternally judged but until that moment of their fate, they are limited only by the Word of God. Paul warned the Ephesians, “Neither give place to the devil.” (Ephesians 4:27) This book of Holy Scripture sets the boundaries of our enemies against us when we believe and act accordingly.

Jesus found a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan had bound eighteen years with a spirit of infirmity. She was bowed over and could not in any wise lift up herself because of the action of this fallen angel of Satan. Jesus set her free and she was perfectly healed. He did this miracle on the Jewish Sabbath and they were incensed. The Master said, “And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? (Luke 13:16) She had been taken captive by Satan because she had not met the “Truth”.

“The Word of God is not bound.” You may be bound, but the Word of God is not bound. Our victory is to start living in the same victory that the Word of God represents. This is New Testament Christianity. John quoted the Eternal Word Himself, saying, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (John 15:7)

What a life of joy and success according to all of God’s promises awaits us if we will live totally in the Word of God. Not one truth of the sixty-six books of God’s completed “Word” can fail because, “The Word of God is not bound”.