Nevertheless, At Your Word – Part 4 Lawson and Aaron Perdue

There are actually two things that God has breathed life into. He’s breathed life into you as a believer, and he’s breathed life into the word of God. And when those two connect, it releases the power of God’s promise in your life.

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Nevertheless, At Your Word

Prioritize the Word of God like your life depends upon it, because it does! There is no greater power than the Word of God. It is eternal, full of creative ability, is alive and powerful, and has the power to break through impossibilities! God has breathed His life into our spirit and He has also breathed His life into scripture. When the promises of His Word become alive in your heart, everything changes! Keep building your life upon the sure foundation of the Word of God!

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  Praise the Lord, friends, I’m so glad that you’re with us today. We’re gonna be sharing about releasing the power of God’s word. There are actually two things that God has breathed life into. He’s breathed life into you as a believer, and he’s breathed life into the word of God. And when those two connect, it releases the power of God’s promise in your life. Stay tuned, blessings. Friends, it’s great to have you with us today, and we’re sharing again on “Nevertheless, at Your Word.” Thank God the word of God will work for us.


  Awesome. Well, I wanna talk today about building your life upon the word of God.




  You know, the word of God is full of power. It has the power to break through impossibilities we talked about that, but I wanna talk about just building your life upon the word of God. You know, a lot of people try to do things instantly, especially here in America. I know this broadcast goes all around the world. There’s a lot of places in the world where it’s just the culture, with the technology, people want things instantly. You know, America invented fast food. You know, McDonald’s invented fast food. We have drive-throughs. People want their food within two minutes. And it’s kind of ingrained in culture here where people want their food instantly, they want a relationship instantly, they want, you know, satisfaction instantly, they want, you know, fame, fortune instantly. And that’s not how things often work. Sometimes things takes a process. You know, I was talking actually to a staff member here, he’s wanting to build his department. And I said, “Well, it could happen, you know, very quickly within a few months, but, you know, to double this, it might take five years. Like, would you be willing to commit? You know, if it’s really a goal of yours, would you take five years to do that, to accomplish that goal?” So I wanted him to think about, you know, some things might take time, some things might come happen sooner. But you know, the word of God, it’s a lifelong journey, it’s a lifelong process, it’s a lifelong relationship with the word that really has that full impact of the word of God in your life.


  You know, Jesus in Matthew 7 talked about a wise man and a foolish man. And they were both building a house. And if you looked at him on the outside, I’m sure it looked like the foolish man was doing much better. His house went up fast, it was, you know, pretty, they were both hearing the word of God. But when the storm came, the house of the foolish man fell flat, and the house of the wise man stood strong. The difference between the wise man and the foolish man, a couple of differences. Number one is the wise man took his time and he dug deep, and he founded that house on a rock. And if you build your life on the rock of the word of God, your life is gonna stand the test of time, your life is gonna stand the storms of life, and it’s gonna be a testimony to God. The other difference was that Jesus talked about the foolish man heard the word, but he did not do it. The wise man heard the word and did it. And James kind of talks about this in chapter one, the process of how the word works in our life. He says, first of all, in verse 18, James 1:18, that, “We’re born again” or “we’re of his own will, he begat us with the word of truth, that we’d be a kind of first fruit of his creation.” So the word of God will always produce like itself. But then he goes on and said, “Receive with meekness the engrafted word that’s able to save your souls.” And then he says, “Be a doer of the word and not a hearer only.” And finally, he says, “If you continue in the word of God, you’re like a natural man looking in a glass. He goes and forgets who he was. But if you continue in the word of God,” he says in verse 25, “You will be blessed in your deed.” So there was a process of that word coming to pass. But the difference between the wise man and the foolish man, number one is that the wise man was a doer of the word, not just a hearer deceiving his own self. And number two, that he took his time and he dug deep and he built his house on that rock. And I believe the word of God is a firm foundation, and if we build our lives on the firm foundation of the word, our house is gonna stand.


  You know, just this morning, I was talking to my wife Heather, that’s kind of funny, our conversation, she’s a morning person, I’m a night person, So she gets up really early, like by 5:00 AM to read the Bible, and when I wake up around 6, 6:30, she’s really excited about what God spoke to her. And I’m still waking up, I haven’t had coffee yet. Usually I try to talk to her at night in the evening, and she’s getting tired and I’m really excited about. But she was really excited. But I sat down and really wanted to hear what she had to say, but she was just studying out Nehemiah. And she said, you know, “Nehemiah had a promise from God, a word from God that he knew he had to do. He had to actually accomplish it, build this wall, you know, rebuild the wall around Jerusalem. And then, it came to pass. But there’s a beginning, there’s a middle, and there’s an end.” And she said, “The majority of people give up before they get to the end. They give up in that middle part, they hear the word, but then there’s naysayers. There’s people trying to get ’em to come down off the wall, to meet with them, to argue with them, or, you know, there might be a battle going on. These people had to build with a sword in one hand and a hammer in the other hand.” But Nehemiah got it done in about, I think it was 52.




  Seven week And people have been trying to rebuild that wall for 70 years.




  But he did it in seven weeks, essentially.


  But he had a word from God and he had a plan, and he followed through and he had tremendous favor with God and with people.


  But you have to stick with it, you know? And if you’re believing for something, you gotta stick with it. You know, by faith and patience, they inherited the promises. You know, I looked at, you know, Hebrews 11, I love preaching on Hebrews 11, the Faith Hall of Fame. It says, “By faith, by faith.” But really all these examples of faith, you know, Abraham, David, Noah, Enoch, they all had patience. It’s almost like by faith and patience, by faith and patience, Noah believed God built the ark. It took him a hundred years of building that ark. That’s a long building project.


  That’s a long time.


  You know, when we have a building project at the church, it might take, you know, a year, I think it took us half a year to build out the current building we’re in now and it felt like a long, arduous process. But, you know, I’ve been to like Europe where some of these cathedrals that were built, and it took like 200 years to build. I couldn’t imagine being a pastor of a church saying, “Hey, give towards the building fund. And in 200 years your great, great, great grandchildren, will be able to, you know, have service in the sanctuary. So again, just our culture today, we want things done a lot faster. But the word of God, it’s a lifelong journey.




  You build your life. The length of your days needs to be built upon the word of God. And I asked this question, when I preach this message, you know, I mention something about the logos word of God and the rhema word of God. And I love when I’m reading through the New Testament, whenever it says word of God to look it up in the original Greek, you can do that. You might have a favorite resource. I like to use a, it’s a free website. They have an app too, but I’ll just type in the verse and look at what the original Greek words are and that word of God, it’s either gonna be logos or rhema. And logos, it’s the written word of God. It’s, you know, a saying, a teaching, it’s something that has been spoken. But the rhema word of God is a current, it’s like being spoken now, it’s a now word and it’s active, it’s full of life, full of the breath of God, full of power. And I ask this question, but upon which one, the logos or the rhema should you build your life? And the answer is both.


  Yes, amen, that’s what I was gonna say. And what you do, you know, we had this scripture, but we haven’t talked about it yet in John 6:63 and I actually love this verse and Jesus said, “It’s the spirit that quickens, but the flesh profits nothing.” And then he said, “The words that I speak to you, they are spirit and they are life.” So a lot of times, the way God speaks to me from his word, the rhema comes. When I am reading the logos, the written word of God, God will speak a rhema to me from that logos. And sometimes, I’ve taken some of those words and operated on those words for over 10 years, because that word doesn’t lose its power.


  And you know when the word’s becoming rhema, it connects with the spirit within you.




  You know, God has actually breathed his life into two things.




  You know, he breathed his life into Adam, you know, he formed Adam out of clay, and then he breathed into Adam. He’s also breathed his life into scripture. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God.” That word inspiration, it means God-breathed. If you look it up in the Greek, it’s not just one word. It’s actually two words, it’s theopneustos. Theo is God, like a theocracy. And neustos is pneuma the spirit, the breath, the life.




  So all scripture is God-breathed. So when the God breath of scripture connects with the God breath of your spirit inside of you, it’s power.


  It’s power.


  It’s more powerful than a nuclear bomb. You know, I actually give this picture of how a nuclear bomb works. The way a nuclear bomb works, for that nuclear reaction to occur, there has to be something called critical mass. There has to be enough material, enough radioactive material for that reaction to occur. So the way that that works is there is, you know, a certain mass on one side and a certain mass on the other side, but it’s not enough. It’s like 75% here and 75% here, and there’s a division between the two. But then the detonator, you know, blows up, removes that division, and then you have more than enough mass for that reaction to occur. So God has created, you know, power in his word, he’s created that power in us and our spirit. And when it connects, when it becomes life, that reaction occurs.


  Amen. Praise God. You know, the scripture actually says this in Ephesians 3:20. It says, “God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we can ask or think according to the power that works in us.” And we have the power of the word of God, the power of the spirit of God, the power of the Spirit of Christ, the power of the Holy Ghost, and the power of the love of God. And when you know what you have on the inside, God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above, anything you can ask or even think. Praise God. But we need to get a revelation of what God has really placed on the inside of us in the Spirit. Praise God. And when you get a revelation of that, praise God, and then you get life that comes from the word, and you put that together, all things become possible.


  That’s awesome. And I like something that you said to me recently about just ministries like a ministry like this or a church, that you need the word of God and you need the spirit of God.




  You need both. And we need the logos word of God and the rhema word of God, that now word, that breath.




  That comes from the word of God.


  Amen. It takes both of those things to have a lasting move of God. So we’re gonna be back right after this break, and we’re gonna talk more about how the word works in our mind. Friends, we’ve been sharing on “Nevertheless, at Your Word” and we have this teaching from my son Aaron, in one teaching available free of charge, downloadable audio, downloadable video on our website. Also, you can get my book, “The Power and Life of the Word.” Use these resources. God bless you.


  Before we came here, there was a disconnect between what God offers us and what we feel like we have to earn. This is a place that really teaches God’s grace. And I’ve seen my dad be transformed.


  Every morning. I just, I say, “Jesus, thank you because of your word and because of your blood, I’m more man of faith today than I was yesterday.”


  Friends, it’s so good to have you back with us. And we’re continuing to teach on how the word of God works in our life. And Aaron, you had a scripture in Romans 10:17 and it says, “Now then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” And I love that verse. And actually, if you study it out in the Greek, it says something like this, “Faith comes by declaration and declaration by the mouth of God.”


  And the word of God there, I wanted to bring this out from Romans 10:17. “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” It’s actually the rhema of God, that now word, so for faith to work for you, you gotta be continually hearing from God, he has to be speaking a now word. You need to be hearing him in the present tense.




  It’s not just about what you heard 20 years ago.




  I read my Bible 20 years ago, I haven’t read it since, or I went to church, you know, 20 years ago, but I haven’t gone to church since. Faith comes by continually hearing the rhema word of God, the present tense word of God. So you can’t just put it on a shelf and expect it to work. Your faith works by a continual, you know, relationship, a continual hearing with the word of God.


  Amen, you need to let the word of God become alive to you. And it’s like the children of Israel, when they were coming out of Egypt and getting ready to go to the promised land, they had manna every day, six days a week. But if they gathered extra, they got bread, worms and stink.


  It has to be a fresh.


  It had to be a fresh word. You know, fresh bread, the word is like fresh bread every day. And just like our physical bodies live off physical food, we need to feed ourselves in the spiritual realm, we need to feed on the word of God.


  You know, this is kind of as a story to explain this, recently, I have two great kids, I have a 3-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son. But my son, it was over kind of a long break. And most parents know after a long break, maybe a Christmas break for a few weeks, by the end of it, things are getting a little tense. Usually, you know, the kids need to get back into their routine, back into, you know, school, whatever kind of school they go to. But usually by the end of a break, everyone’s ready, you know, to get back to normal, back to things. But my son kind of got into this habit whenever he was told to do something, he would talk back, like say, “Oh, you’ve told me that a thousand times.” And it’s something that like triggers me, it sets me off. Like I just want to go and, you know, react against that. And my wife was, and I was with him when this kind happened, we just told him to go, you know, brush his teeth, get ready for bed, and it’s maybe the third or fourth time we had told him. And we told him, you know, when we tell you to do something, just do it and say, “Yes ma’am, yes sir” and go do it. But he said, “All right, I’ll do it.” But then he kind of under his breath, he said, “You’ve told me to do that a thousand times.” And like, within me my natural emotions wanted to just erupt, but I just brought him back and I gave him an assignment. I thought, I’m gonna give him a logos assignment. I’m gonna have him read the Bible. And I made him do like a report on it. So I actually assigned him to read all of Philippians. He’s 10 years old, he is in the fourth grade. So you have to read all of Philippians and write a report. You have to write a one paragraph summary and then a one paragraph, you know, how does this apply to me? And anyways, about an hour later, he came back, he had written the summary, but he said, “I don’t know how to write this application part.” So he did the logos part, but I was trying to see if he would get a rhema from God, how this applies to me. And I said, well, I actually gave him the rhema word. How is this gonna apply to you right now? And it’s that you are gonna rejoice in the Lord always. So if you’re playing video games, you’re gonna be joyful. But if you’re, you know, doing a chore, brushing your teeth, you’re gonna be joyful. Your attitude does not change. You read the Logos, but this is the rhema word for you that you will rejoice always.






  And it’s important to keep a good attitude.




  You know, my dad made me keep a good attitude.


  I wanted to speak to him from the word. I didn’t wanna just react in my own emotions.


  And that’s a really good way. You know, I had a couple times when I was raising you boys that one time your brother Andrew, and we were out working cattle and he said something that wasn’t very good. And I said, “Where did you learn that? Did you learn it from school?” And I knew he wouldn’t accuse his friends. He said, “No.” I said, “Well, you must have heard it on TV then, so you’re grounded from TV for 30 days. And if anybody in the house is watching TV, you have to read the Bible.” And we went and bought him a new kid’s Bible and he read it. And actually he did really, really good. And then your youngest brother, Peter, when he was about 12, he said something about Moses and the 10 commandments, the old one, you know. And being bored, he said, “That’s about like the Bible.” And I exploded, I just said, “Listen, you may criticize me, you may criticize your mother, but you will never criticize the word of God in this house.” And I severely disciplined him. And I said, “There are people, and they’ve tried to get rid of the word of God, for instance, in Russia.” And I said, “They are dead and they are in hell, but the word of God lives forever and it will be alive. So in this house, you will always,” so I said, “For 30 days, if the family is watching television, you will be reading the Bible.” And you know what? God actually spoke to him and he just flourished. And he just did really, really well. And he had a major attitude change. But we gotta guard our attitudes and we need to guard the attitudes of our children so we can help them. I believe if you can get your child to hear your voice as their parent, when they grow and get older in life, they’ll be better able to hear the voice of God and the voice of the Holy Spirit.


  And something that I, you know, just even within the last few weeks, I’ve been trying to do as a father is to, you know, when I’m bringing correction or instruction or a direction or just even praying with my children at night, I’m trying to listen to God and speak, you know, from his word.




  And not just speak outta my own emotion or my own. And really children are a great blessing from God. This is something my parents taught me. You know, as a church here, you have a lot of families and we dedicate babies and the way my parents have always seen children is that they don’t really belong to you, they belong to God and he’s entrusted you as parents to raise them. You know, my wife, I met her, she was a young widow, she’d lost her husband and she just moved here with her 4-year-old son. And once we got married, just our son, Fisher, just on his own, just knew that I was his dad and he just started calling me dad on his own. We didn’t teach him to do that. But, you know, I see him as God’s son ultimately, and I’m just entrusted to be a father to him. And Heather and I, you know, have another child together, a young daughter. But it’s the same attitude towards her that ultimately she belongs to God and she’s been entrusted to me and her mother to raise her.




  So I’m really trying to honor God and how I parent and listen to God and how I do that and speak his word.




  You know. And pray his word over my children and believe his word over my children.


  It is very, very important to believe and speak the word of God over your children and over your families and not just to accept what the world is saying or maybe what the situation is saying about your kids, but it’s very, very important to believe-


  And this applies to other things too. It might be your unbelieving neighbor that’s just a real pain to deal with. But you can ask God, “Hey, what’s the word? You know, I wanna say something that comes from you to this person” You know, “I wanna see this person the way you see them.”




  And that all that can really shift things. God’s word ultimately has the most power to change a situation, to break through the impossibilities.




  And just be really listening to what God is saying, especially when you’re speaking to other people. Maybe it’s family members, coworkers, people at your school, even at the grocery store to the clerk there. Am I gonna chew this clerk out for taking a long time or am I gonna


  Am I gonna speak a blessing?




  And it’s a testimony to people, you know, I was at a store I usually never go to the other day, but we had been visiting your brother in Florida and they shop at this certain store, get different groceries. So I was there getting a few things that I liked when we were at your brother’s. And I walked up and I needed something and a guy went and got it. And when he came back, I blessed him and I blessed the clerk. And then this lady that had been in my church years before walked up and, you know, and I spoke those blessings over them before she walked up, you know, before I knew she was there. And I think it ministered to her to see that, hey, we not only preach this, we live this. And I try to constantly speak blessings over people, whether they be in my church or in my family, or I have relationships with them in business, I try to constantly be speaking blessing. You know, in the Old Testament, the priest had a responsibility and they were to bear the word of God and to speak blessing. And we need to bear the word of God and speak blessing.


  And the word of God, it’s fire in your mouth. We talked about that. You know, a couple months ago, God just spoke to me, he spoke a rhema word to me and I was actually up on the roof of the church walking over the sanctuary before a service, just praying. And God spoke to me saying just new streams of income are gonna break out in people’s lives. And I felt that, you know, that service that night, I was gonna just proclaim that over people, that new streams of income are gonna break forth.




  And there’s a gentleman that was there that night, the next day he found out, you know, he owns a bunch of land in Kansas and oil companies were calling him and saying, you know, the laws have changed, we’re able to drill now, we can drill further and we’re gonna drill, you know, for oil on this land. And they’re now drilling in three different places. There’s multiple streams of just major financial income happening. He’s just super excited ’cause he’s gonna, you know, to sow into this ministry, to sow into the church, to sow into our television outreach, he’s just really excited because it just happened right after I proclaimed it over the church that night.


  Amen. And you know what? This’ll work for you. And if you’ll begin to believe the word of God, and if you’ll begin to do what God says in the area of finances, you know, the Bible says this in Proverbs 3:9-10, “Honor the Lord with your substance and with the first fruit of all your increase, so shall your presses burst forth with new wine and your barns will be filled with plenty.” And, you know, when it talks about your presses bursting forth with new wine, that’s talking about multiple streams of income. And I believe that’s not only possible, I believe that can be a reality. That’s been a reality in my life and it’s greatly enabled us to further the gospel and do different things. And I believe God has no respect of persons. And if you’ll believe God and start giving where God tells you to give, I believe that you can receive that promise in your own life. We’re about out of time, but I wanna let you know if you need prayer or if you wanna become a partner, we would love to have you give us a call today and we’d love to minister to you. I wanna say thanks so much for being part of this broadcast and thanks for being with us. You know, this all begins with Jesus. And if you don’t know Jesus personally as your Lord and your Savior, I want you to pray with me right now. Say, “Heavenly Father, I believe that Jesus Christ is your son. I believe that he died on the cross for my sin. I believe that you raised him from the dead and made him Lord and right now, I surrender my life to you in Jesus’ name.” Thanks for being with us. Blessings. Friends, I wanna invite you to give us a call today to receive prayer. Whether you need salvation, healing, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, or any of God’s other promises, we have trained prayer ministers here waiting to receive your call and we would love to hear from you today. Thanks so much. Blessings.


  God has breathed his life into our spirit and he has breathed his life into scripture. When the promises of his word become alive in your heart, everything changes. Keep building your life upon the sure foundation of the word of God. We’d like to bless you with a digital copy of the teaching, “Nevertheless, at Your Word,” a $5 value, free of charge. Download it today at


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