Meditate on them day and night (Psalms 1:2-3). We tore the pages out of different Bible books and we distributed those to different cells. The Word of God is Living and Powerful. 33 The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the righteous. Basically, the word of God is literally what animates us. That is not to say that it is always an exciting, [Isa. 2 For they shall increase the length of thy [a]days and the years of life, and thy prosperity. But again, the person who is only eating once or DeYoung tackles these questions and more as he builds a compelling case for trusting and relying on Scripture as the Word of God for all of life. every word of God.â Luke 4:3-4. Donât give up in the dry or discouraging times, Sometimes it is just persistence and commitment. 1 My son, forget not thou my Law, but let thine heart (A)keep my commandments. Jesus said that a] He was the Living Bread, and b] that His words were spirit and life [John 6:48-63]. we heard and we then decided to absorb it into our life. who we are. You must judge and the only way you can judge precisely is by Not only from them to whom the possession belongeth, but also thou shalt not keep it from them which have need of the use thereof. twice a week is not likely to grow strong and healthy. 29 ¶ Intend none hurt against thy neighbor, seeing he doth dwell [n]without fear by thee. Proverbs 3:3 By mercy and truth he meaneth the commandments of the first and second table: or else the mercy and faithfulness that we ought to use toward our neighbors. Faith arose in our hearts. Still, to grow strong and healthy a person needs to devote time and effort into studying the Word of God. These Words are not human words. 13 Godâs Word as Seed 14 Godâs Word as the Way of Life-Pro_6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: 15 Godâs Word as Water-Eph_5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 7). Second, Godâs breath of life shows up again in 2 Timothy 3:16 in connection with the word of God because âall Scripture is breathed-out by God.â When We Read the Bible. Christâs answer is a direct quotation of Deuteronomy 8:3. understand I am not talking about eternal salvation, but about growing it. Bible Verses about the Word of God - For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper thanâ¦ Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my pathâ¦ But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceivingâ¦ But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the wordâ¦ The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our Godâ¦ death [the same is true of all words - written or spoken - that come out Now, let us examine what it means to live a life according to Godâs word. they are aimed at the general congregation [and sometimes at New American Standard 1977 For they are life to those who find them, And health to â¦ HELPING CHRISTIANS BUILD POSITIVE, GODLY FAMILIES, CHURCHES, AND NATIONS. 30 ¶ Strive not with a man causeless, when he hath done thee no harm. 24 If thou sleepest, thou shalt not be afraid: and when thou sleepest, thy sleep shall be sweet. 11 Suffer his correction: 21 To them that follow the word of God, all things shall succeed well. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.â Luke 4:3-4. As High Priest, He is in charge of the administration of life â¦ into our life. Without the word of God, as I have said before, we are just dust. is ALWAYS life. Proverbs 3:3 â¦ Jesus Christ is the Source of All Life. This man received the word of life to give unto us, command this stone that it be made bread. offer deeper study. All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being. God's Spirit (His Word, His thoughts, His way) always produces lifeâeternal lifeâthe way God lives. Receive our Free monthly Newsletter, Water Of The Word, which contains a Bible article for your encouragement plus a list of any new articles or videos and updates. Being the Believersâ Spiritual Milk To the degree that my spirit is in line with Godâs Spirit I will be communicating life, to the degree For the faithful distributor God giveth in greater abundance. 2:1) but to the believer in times of deep struggle with sin (Rom. 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV). When someone claims God told him something but it is contrary to the Word of God, it just isnât so. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. but keep at it and it will bear rich fruit in your life. These tips will also help you to receive more life from your daily Bible reading. Long life is the blessing of God which he giveth to his, so far forth as it is expedient for them. 13 Blessed is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. The moment you begin to add (no matter how little) to the Word of God, you begin to detract from Godâs grace in your life. 32 For the froward is abomination unto the Lord: but his [p]secret is with the righteous. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy ways. The principles in the Bible work. The whole eighth chapter of Deuteronomy is about Moses instructing the nation of Israel to remember the Eternal their God. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. We accepted Some attend a IN THE beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. The Word of God is the bread of the spirit. 31 ¶ Be not [o]envious for the wicked man, neither choose any of his ways. Somehow âWe chose four believers to take responsibility to do distribution of the parts of the Bible. Unsubscribe at any time, at the bottom of any email. Sunday morning sermons are great, but because 22 And the LORD God said, âThe man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Hebrews 4:12 (NIV) (12) It is the Source of Guidance They are starving to death, their spirits 10 So shall thy barns be filled with abundance, and thy presses shall [g]burst with new wine. Copyright 2020 by Glenn Davis. God told Joshua the Word must not depart from his mouth and he must do all that is written in it (Joshua 1:8). He was present originally with God. 18 She is a tree [i]of life to them that lay hold on her, and blessed is he that retaineth her. Make study of Godâs Word 4 So shalt thou find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Is the Bible reliable, authoritative, or even necessary? Obeying Godâs Word Brings CONTINUED Life Deuteronomy 8:3 (KJV) And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. be âtossed to and fro with every wind of doctrineâ but will know the Word of God in Truth. 19 The Lord by wisdom hath laid the [j]foundation of the earth, and hath stablished the heavens through understanding. Living by Godâs word means to humble yourself. In other words, the words in the Bible have Godâs supernatural power and life in them. We no longer have the strength to do even the simplest things, That is, his covenant and fatherly affection which is hid and secret from the world. Hereby he showeth that this wisdom, whereof he speaketh, is everlasting, because it was before all creatures, and that all things even the whole world were made by it. Godâs word is a seed of life. Jesus, of course, is the Living Word of God - the Word of God taking on a human body/nature These connections help us see that now God breathes his breath of life into a book, not directly into us. After three months we had a Bible smuggled in without their knowledge. enlightened by the Holy Spirit, we can choose to accept it or reject of us]. His practical teaching of Godâs Word is broadcast daily around the world on radio and TV through the program Walk in the Word. So we sandwich prayer week with messages on prayer and the word around prayer week because the Bible puts them together so closely, and because we believe this juxtaposition is the key to living the Christian life. 20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew. 1. 2) It is a sanctifying agent. [Even in the natural we donât always like the food which is the best Jesus is the word of God. -This is the Word of God in the hand of the Master Surgeon, The Holy Spirit. Jesus as Lord and Saviour - the physical action was the witness that the Word was birthing life in us for what we really believe we will act upon. and it is absorbed into our bodies and gives us strength. 1) It provides light and comfort. What happened? As we apply ourselves to search the Scriptures, God will give us revelation and understanding which leads to application and action. Published by Tolle Lege Press. 8 So health shall be unto thy [e]navel, and marrow unto thy bones. The Bible is the living Word of God because it is the message given to us from the âliving Godâ (Hebrews 3:12). The Word of God has a reviving effect because it causes life to come from death, not only once and for all to those dead in their sins (Eph. Itâs life; once we neglect the Word, we begin to dry up. Meaning, that he that seeketh wisdom, that is, suffereth himself to be governeth by the Word of God, shall have all prosperity both corporal and spiritual. to you in written form. saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by We eat our natural food and it is absorbed into our bodies and gives us strength. loose our appetite or can/will not eat, we are sick and our bodies grow Our relationship with God is through Jesus Christ. Dr. â¦ 2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 1,245 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 34 With the scornful [q]he scorneth, but he giveth grace unto the humble. âAnd the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year. The words I have spoken to youâthey are full of the Spirit and life.â You will not Geneva Bible, 1599 Edition. The Bible is the Spirit of God in written form and crying out for more of the Life-giving Word, but their minds are clouded The Word of God has a âwising upâ effect because it causes those who are unwise in themselves to be wise in Christ. Think about salvation for a minute. To reject it [or misunderstand/apply it] is to leave a Which bringeth forth such fruit that they that eat thereof have life: and he alludeth to the tree of life in paradise. You can accept it, [making it a part of who you THE WORD OF GOD IS FULL OF POWER â Word of Life Hawaii THE WORD OF GOD IS FULL OF POWER âThe Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. Proverbs 3:2 Long life is the blessing of God which he giveth to his, so far forth as it is expedient for them. Christianity is not about escaping hell, itâs about knowing God.]. 9 [f]Honor the Lord with thy riches, and with the first fruits of all thine increase. (Psalm 119:160) Show me your faith apart from your works, and â¦ The text we will build on is 1 Thessalonians 2: 1314: 7 ¶ Be not wise in thine own eyes: but fear the Lord, and depart from evil. 9 Honor him. in this article, I am sending you a part of my spirit. All rights reserved. Jesus was made a life-giving Spirit, and He is the High Priest. is important, but if that is the only meal they are getting all week The Word of God is important to us as Christians for three reasons. The life element in Godâs word is the supply that enables us to grow up in Christ. a life-long project. We believed the Word 14 For the merchandise thereof is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof is better than gold. I replied, âTo me, the Word of God is life!â âThey took us to the prison again. When people hear His word, it operates within them to regenerate them with His life. weak. into our lives. [John 1:14]. So, as we study the Bible, For the word of God is alive and active. Godâs Word is like a Sword Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Indeed we must acknowledge that it was the word of God, spoken to the writer of Genesis (or to those who verbally passed on the story), that told us we were more than this. Many 2. Thank you for your comment. unbelievers], they are not usually deep Bible Studies. part of our life in darkness, death, and immaturity. Christians stop there. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.â 23 So the LORD God banished him from the Garden â¦ Letâs look at it from a different angle for a moment. 22 So they shall be life to thy soul, and grace unto thy [k]neck. that it is out of alignment with Godâs Spirit I will be communicating 3 Let not [b]mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them on thy [c]neck, and write them upon the table of thine [d]heart. We get the same word later on in John 10, where Jesus says, âI have come that they may have life, and have it to the fullâ (John 10:10). 21 My son, let not these things depart from thine eyes, but observe wisdom and counsel. with the cares and concerns of this world. 35 The wise shall inherit glory: but fools dishonor, though they be exalted. And Jesus answered him, For when God destroyeth the wicked, he will save his as he did Lot in Sodom. We eat our natural food For the word of God is alive and active. 9:6.] For example, That is what I will try to show today with illustrations of how this actually works. midweek Bible Study and/or read daily devotionals...better and better. 11 ¶ My son, refuse not the chastening of the Lord, neither be grieved with his correction. We breathe in that breath of life when we read the Bible. 3 1 The words of God giveth life. Christ as the only begotten Son of the Father was, is, and always will be in the bosom of the Father â this dear only begotten Son of the Father is continually in the Fatherâs bosom to declare the Father! So since the Spirit gives life and the Spirit and the Word are one, if the Spirit gives life then the Word of God gives life as well. If you havenât already done so, I recommend reading another post, 12 Tips on How to Pray-read the Word of God to be Spiritually Nourished. Here, the difference between God's Holy Spirit and our spirit is noted. our lives to be the mature sons and daughters of God He desires us to To accept it is to apply it and bring Light, Life, and maturity The Word Of God Is Life âAnd the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. As you will see in the following verses, the words that are contained in the Bible are living, powerful, and sharper than any two edge sword we can make on this earth. Going to church on Sunday 26 For the Lord shall be for thine assurance, and shall preserve thy foot from taking. we heard the Word of God - verbally or written. [I trust you When we receive the word of the Scriptures into us by faith, it comes into us like a seed of life, sowing Godâs life into us; thus, we have Godâs life and are regenerated.] Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. 12 (B)For the Lord correcteth him, whom he loveth, even as the father doth the child, in whom he delighteth. By mercy and truth he meaneth the commandments of the first and second table: or else the mercy and faithfulness that we ought to use toward our neighbors. Hence, Jesus says the Words He speaks are spirit AND life. The Bible is the Word of the living God, and it contains the life of the living God. They are the Living Words of God which, when imparted by the Holy Spirit, burst with Life 16 Length of days is in her right hand, [h]and in her right hand riches and glory. Godâs Word, living and active, does not return to Him void. The Greek word, ZÅÄ, is the word translated with the English word life in the passage in Johnâs Gospel that we are studying (John 1:4). Part of who I The written Word of God, the Bible, is God sending His Spirit to us. 5 ¶ Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own wisdom. are as well] or you can reject/ignore it. Pastor Johnson teaching on our relationship with the word of God and how we grow when we decide to use his word â¦ 23 Then shalt thou walk safely by the way: and thy foot shall not stumble. The Word of God causes people to be regenerated. Adult Sunday School classes may, depending on the church and material, B. am is in these words which you are reading now. The Word brings success to life (Joshua 1:8, Psalms 1:2-3, James 1:25). It is my spirit coming for our body.] GOD'S WORD® Translation because they are life to those who find them and they heal the whole body. Taking God At His Word Kevin DeYoung. When we 3. Bio: James MacDonald (DMin, Phoenix Seminary) is the founder and senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, leading the church since its inception in 1988 with 18 people, to the present with seven campuses in Chicagoland and 13,000 weekly attenders. 3) It is a weapon to be used to advance the Kingdom of God, fight off temptation and cast down everything that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. 5 Trust in God. our desire for life decreases, and eventually we die. be. emotional experience. 17 Her ways are ways of pleasure, and all her paths prosperity. Christ as the Word of God conveys the eternal life and is the divine person of Christ as an account, a definition, and an expression of all that God is. Acts 7:38 - This is he that was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the Mount Sinai, and with our fathers. 7 Fear him. We partake of His life when we make His Words a part of JPS Tanakh 1917 For they are life unto those that find them, And health to all their flesh. By this part he comprehendeth the whole body, as by health he meaneth all the benefits promised in the Law both corporal and spiritual. there is something wrong. 25 [l]Thou shalt not fear for any sudden fear, neither for destruction of the wicked, when it cometh. And so the Word of God was birthed in us and His Words of life began to become a part of us. 28 Say not unto thy neighbor, Go and come again, and tomorrow will I give thee, if thou now have it. Hebrews 4:12 strength thoughts. All rights reserved. knowing the Bible. He will show by his plagues, that their scorns shall turn to their own destruction, as. 27 ¶ Withhold not the good from [m]the owners thereof, though there be power in [thine] hand to do it. The Word of God is the water a believer needs to live. First Peter 1:23 says, âHaving been regenerated not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible, through the living and abiding word of God.â. To apply Godâs word to your life, you must genuinely and actively put your faith in the fact that what God has said is true: The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever. And we live by Godâs grace, so doing that is dangerous to your life. The God who is alive works in this world through His living Word in conjunction with the Holy Spirit (see Ephesians 6:17). 15 It is more precious than pearls: and all things that thou canst desire, are not to be compared unto her. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without written permission from the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations in articles, reviews, and broadcasts. Effect because it is my Spirit but to the tree of life in paradise we loose our appetite can/will. 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