What Rhema Means

“Scripture generally uses the Greek word “rhema” (hray’ mah) to describe particular messages that were given to individuals for their personal application. Rhemas are not separate from Scripture, but a part of the whole of God’s Word.
 
The following passages are examples of this:
 
The angel told Mary that she would have a child—”Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to your word [rhema]” (Luke 1:38).
 
Simeon was told he would see Christ before he died—”Now let your servant depart in peace, according to your word [rhema]“ (Luke 2:20).
 
Those who hear the Gospel receive a special message from the Holy Ghost, for no man can call Jesus Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. “No man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost” (I Corinthians 12:3). Therefore, it is appropriate for the message of salvation to be a rhema. “The word [rhema] is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that is, the word [rhema] of faith, which we preach: That if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and will believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved …So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word [rhema] of God. (Romans 10:8-9, 17; see also Acts 5:20)
 
The words of Jesus are significant on this point. “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word [rhema] that proceeds out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). Jesus also stated, “The words [rhema] that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63).
 
This understanding of rhema allows us to apply the promise of John 15:7-8 and experience marvelous results from it. “If you abide in me, and my words [rhema] abide in you, ye will ask what you will, and it will be done for you. Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so will you be my disciples.””
 
It is because of this understanding of the term Rhema that we are able to say that the Word of God will speak to your situation.