Author: Joyce Pemberton

Recently, a friend shared a testimony with me regarding God’s intervention in a situation she was dealing with. As she spoke, the words, “He was confirming His Word” rose up inside me.

This phrase is part of the Scripture found in Mark 16:20. Later that day, I took a moment to look up the definition of the Greek word “confirming” and learned that it means “to prove its truth and divinity”. In other words, the miracles, signs and wonders that accompanied the preaching of the Word actually authenticated the Word, thereby proving to the hearers that what they heard was actually true.

Deuteronomy 8:17-18 – And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he swore unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

Prior to their entering the Promise Land, a land in which there would be no lack, God reminded Israel that everything they possessed had come from His hand. Throughout their forty years in the wilderness, He supplied all of their needs; their food, their clothing, protection and direction.

Now, as they stood on the brink of receiving their promise, He wanted them to remember that where they were going was not of their own making. They were not responsible for this good fortune. No, this was God’s doing. Hundreds of years before, God had established an unconditional covenant with His friend Abraham (Genesis 17), and He was keeping His Word. His covenant was not based on their faithfulness, but His.

He fully assures His people (then and now) that He will perform His Word; His Word is Truth (true). He will do what He said He will do.


Scripture Reference:

  • Mark 16:20
  • Deuteronomy 8:17-18
  • Genesis 17