The Bible is called “the Word of God.” The word is “God breathed,” for it comes from the mouth of God.
There is the Logos word, and the Rhema word. The Logos is the entire bible, the whole counsel of God, meant for our spiritual instruction and teaching of doctrine. Its God’s Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth. It has a general application.
The Rhema is the confessed word, which is creative and can be a promise, affirmation or command. It has a specific application. In Greek, the word Rhema means “an utterance.” For the believer, its a word that “speaks” from the Bible for personal application. Its precious and very valuable. It applies to a current situation, issue or need and is timely. When we receive it, it is called “a word.”
The Kingdom story chronicles what I heard from the Lord speaking to me through the Rhema word. I’ve treasured the words of the Lord and constructed the Kingdom as a place to store them. Some of the things the Lord told me found their fulfillment several years and chapters later.
For example, early in my walk with the Lord I was given a word, which I recorded in The Kingdom – Signs
“Set up road signs;
put up guideposts.
Take note of the highway,
the road that you take.
Return, O Virgin Israel,
return to the town you left.
How long will you wander,
The LORD will create a new thing on earth—
a woman will encircle a man.” Jeremiah 31:21-22
When I received this Rhema word, I was in a bad relationship I needed to leave. I was now a follower of “the way”, learning about “the truth”, traveling towards “the life.”
I needed guidance in the way I was living, and to know where the Lord wanted me to be.
This word instructed me to mark the road I took, to setup signs and guideposts. When I noticed a sign or received a word to guide me, I wrote about it in the Kingdom. The chapters were my guideposts.
The second part of the word about returning to the town I left was in answer to a question I had about my place in the world. I wanted to return to Sydney but was stuck in a small town in NZ, bringing up two kids on my own. The word was to “return to the town I left,” but I didn’t know what that meant. The part about “walking around a man in a circle” had me completely baffled, but I recorded it in my story. It was to be revealed in the future.
The chapter about the circle began at “the place of the Tower.”