THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFT TO MAN…THE
WORD OF GOD
As a father, God the Father has spoken to His children. His desire is to enable His children to partake of His good plans
in this life and eternal glory and honour in His presence.
A human being, who is composed of a Spirit, Soul and Body, can only be satisfied
by having the knowledge of God. This God inspired Wisdom is found in the Bible. The Holy Word of God.
God has made available His word, so that
we can choose life or death, blessings or cursing (Deut. 30:19). If I choose to follow and obey the word of God, Jesus said that I have chosen life…John 6:63. “The words that I speak unto you are spirit and life”
Everybody has a God – given right to choose. You can actually choose either to go to hell and spend eternity in the face and command of Satan, or you can choose to obey
God, by reading His word and doing what it says and spend eternity in heaven with God.
If you choose to do His will and obey His commands,
the Holy Spirit will help you to meet the terms of God. (John 7:17, Rom. 8:26)
THE ACCURANCY OF THE SCRIPTURE
To the Jews, each letter of the scripture was checked
and rechecked when they were being copied. And if a single mistake was found the entire page was destroyed. They counted the exact numbers of verses, words and individual letters. They even measured the prescribed space between each letter and calculated the
middle word and letter in each book. This was to make sure the accuracy of the word of God was maintained.
TESTIMONIES OF MEN WHO DISCOVERED THE WORD OF GOD
great men have spoken about the impact of the word of God in their lives, for example:
Muller, “The vision of our spiritual life will be in exact proportion to
the place held by the Bible in our life and thoughts.
I solemnly state this from the experience of fifty four years”
b) Kenneth Copeland,
“God’s word is where the anointing of God lies”
c) D.L. Moody, “I
prayed for faith and thought that someday faith would come
down and strike me like lightning, but faith did not seem to come, one day I read
in Roman 10, “Now faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God” I opened my Bible and began to study and faith has been growing ever since.
d) Rev. George Adegboye, “If God’s word does not occupy its place in you, you will never
achieve your place in God”
e) Dr. Josphert Kimatu, “The Word of God is the only language
which the Holy Spirit wants Us to communicate with Him”
RESULTS OF NEGLECTING GOD’S WORD.
Man shall not live on bread alone, but by every word which proceeds out of the mouth of God (Lk. 4:4)
2. No answer to Prayers
I have called and ye refused … ye have set at nought all
my counsel… I will laugh at your calamity… then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer. (Prov. 1:24 – 28)
Who so despiseth the word shall be destroyed, but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. (Proverbs 13:13). This type of destruction will affect the persons, physical, mental, spiritual, financial etc
WHAT WE MUST NOT DO TO GOD’S WORD
Don’t add or Diminish His Word.
Add thou not unto His words (Prov. 30:6), don’t diminish God’s word (Deut. 12:32). If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book. If any
man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life and out of the holy city (Rev. 22:19) .. God keeps His word… it shall be so!
Read or Hear God’s Word and Neglect to do what it say
Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only deceiving (lying)
yourselves (James 1:22). Rev. 21:8. all liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone.
Don’t Read God’s word Faithlessly.
The word did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it (Heb. 4:2)
4. Don’t preach anything that is not God’s word
I charge thee therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ… preach the word. 2 Tim. 4:1-2, 8,9.
5. Don’t Desire walking as a Christian without plenty of God’s word in you.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another. (Colossians 3:16)
mix God’s word with Men Traditions
Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and
many such like things do ye. (Mark 7:13)
7. Don’t think you will understand God’s word by easy procedures.
Look at the commands of our heavenly Master
- “Search the scriptures” (John 5:39)
- “Seek ye out of the book of the LORD” (Isaiah 34:16)
- “Searched the scriptures
daily” (Acts 17:11)
- “Study to show thyself” (II Timothy 2:15)
attention to reading” (I Timothy 4:13)
- “Give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word” (Acts 6:4)
- “But the Holy Spirit helpeth” (Rom. 8:26)
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE WORD OF GOD
The scripture cannot be broken (John 10:35)
b) Every word of God is pure (Prov. 30:5)
c) God’s word is eternal (Isaiah 40:8)
d) God’s word will never pass away (Matt. 5:18)
God’s word is forever settled in heaven (Ps. 119:89)
f) God’s word is true (Ps.
g) God’s word is powerful and alive (Heb. 4:12)
h) God’s word is a discerner (Heb. 4:12)
i) God’s word works in a believer (I Thes. 2:13)
God’s word is the sword of the spirit (Eph. 6:17)
k) God’s word gives faith (Rom. 10:17)
l) God’s word builds up (Act 20:32, Job 22:23)
m) God’s word grows (Acts 19:20)
God’s word prevail (Acts 19:20)
o) God’s word brings freedom (John 8:31)
p) God’s word accomplishes God’s purpose (Isaiah 55:11)
IMMEASURABLE PROFITS OF GOD’S WORD
- Grants strength and defies (Ps. 119:28, Acts 20:32)
- Imparts hope (Rom. 15:4)
- Gives answer to circumstances (Ps. 119:42)
- Grants divine guidance (Ps. 119:133)
- Imparts stability (Lk. 6:47 – 49, Ps. 1:1-3)
- Grants direction (Ps. 119:105)
- Gives spiritual cleaning (Eph. 5:26, John 15:3)
- Gives spiritual laundering (Heb. 4:12)
- Grants freedom and liberty (John 8:31 – 32)
- Equips a believer (II Tim. 3:16 – 17)
- Impacts God’s peace (Ps 119: 165)
- Imparts wisdom, insight and understanding (Ps. 119:130)
- Imparts comfort and consolation (Ps. 119:50)
- Secures salvation (I Tim. 4:16)
- Is a protective safeguard against sin (Ps. 119:9 –
- Builds our faith (Rom. 10:17, Jude 20)
- Brings health and life (Proverbs
THE CHURCH AND THE BIBLE
The Bible opinion should always be taken as superior
to any church’s (Denominations) opinion. Those who place their denomination opinion above the word of God do greatly error. The word of God should be our standard in all matters of faith. Never compromise the word of God with the opinions, traditions
or thoughts of me.