Concerning your need, find where “It is written,” and you can rest your faith on it.
John 19:19 – And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Here is a term more believers should take to heart and make themselves intimately familiar with it. The term, or phrase is, “It is written.” When he was asked by the Jews to change what he had written above Jesus’ head on the cross, Pilate responded, “What I have. written I have written.” In the bygone eras of time in our world, whenever a king would speak while holding court, or issuing orders, his statement would often be followed by the phrase, “So mot it be.” The word “mot” is the French word for “word.” In other words, whatever words have come from the mouth of the king, that fixes it, that settles it, that is law. In essence, that is what Pilate was saying. My words establish it. “What I have written, I have written.”
Note the time immediately following Jesus 40 days of fasting when Satan came to tempt Him. Jesus was the Word made flesh, at that time, the only begotten Son of God. Yet He did not rely on His own prowes or verbiage to stand against the wiles of Satan. Instead, each time Satan tempted Him, Jesus prefaced or couched what He said with the phrase, “It is written.” My friend, if Jesus understood the need to use such a phrase, how do we think we can stand against the wiles of the enemy in our own thinking. On the contrary, as heirs of God and joint-heirs of Christ, we have been given the mind of Christ, and commanded to allow that mind to dwell in us. We are told how to think; that is, the guiding structure in which all our thinking should be contained. Are you allowing the mind of Christ to dwell in you with all wisdom?
And when we examine Paul’s letter to the Romans, we find the phrase “it is written” recurring so many times. Even after overcoming Satan in His post-fasting temptations, Jesus asked on at least one occasion, “Is it not written in your book of the law….?” It is evident that Jesus and the apostles of the New Testament all relied on the absolute integrity, power, and authority of the written Word of God. Why then should any believer today think that he/she should function any differently? Regardless of what you face, the battle in which you are engaged, the attack of the enemy against you, the need that arises in your life, or the petition you may bring to the Father, it should always be addressed in the authority of the Name of Jesus, and your final authority will always be upheld through the Truth of God’s Word as “It is written.” You can stake your life on it. If it is written in the Word of God, God WILL back it up with His full power and ability. Rest on that, my friend.
Manna for Today – John 19:16-27; Matthew 4:1-11; Romans 3, 4, 9, 11, 12, 15; Romans 10:34