The scriptures are in fact the living word of God
What are we supposed to get out of reading them?
• There is a difference between talking about God and speaking His word.
• “When I pray to God, I talk to Him. When I read the Bible, God talks to me”
• The word of God is more than revelation, It is an open door to a relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ
• Read the scriptures until they become real you.
Hebrews 4:12 NASB
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two- edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
John 1:1, 2, 14 NASB
1. In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2. He was in the beginning with God.
14. And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 5:39 KJV
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
John 5:39 NIV
You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very scriptures that testify about Me,
Luke 24:27 NASB
And beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the scriptures.
Matthew 26:26 NASB
And while they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”
Deuteronomy 8:3 NASB
And He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the lord.
John 14:26 NASB
“ But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, an bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”
• The Bible is not just some story book.
• The lack of Revelation of the bible, leaves us without the power we need to act.
• The word of God is much more than revelation, it is life.
• The bible is an open living door to the Spirit realm.
• You read them until God speaks to you.
The Scriptures are more than a history of Jews and Christians. It is full of wonderful stories, parables and mysteries to be reveled by the Holy Spirit to those that hunger to know the truth.
The Living Abiding Word of God Part-1
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It’s the lack of revelation of the Bible and this generation that leaves us without the power we need to act on all the other experiences we have received from God. I am Ron your host and, on this podcast, we are reaching into a deeper revelation of the Bible, God’s word. This is God’s channel to speak to us and impart His nature to us. For His Word is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword. His word is awesome.
The Bible is not just some story book or some book you read to prove something, it is in fact the Word of God. Until you see it as the word of God you’re not, you’re not going to have a relationship with Him in reality you know because this is where He chooses to speak to us. One man I believe it was Spurgeon or Hagen I forget. Made a statement they say when I pray I talk to God. When I read the Bible, God talks to me.
It is the lack of Revelation of the Bible that leaves us without the power we need to act on the other experiences we have received from God.
You know the awesome thing about the Scriptures, you can read them and get something out of them. And then go back next week and read the same Scriptures and get something else out of it, get something more out of it. And that is the exciting part, that is the fact that it is a Living Word; it is something that is alive, it has authority, it has power, it has all those wonderful acronyms, not acronyms wrong word sorry, its the wonder of God’s Word. It is God’s Word. It is His method He has chosen to speak to people on earth. It’s not just something that contains a history lesson or a religious article that you need to follow or the good, the bad, the ugly, and all the other things that everybody talks about. You know and people love talking about God. This is His Word and He wants to talk through us. If you read it and you get a revelation of the Lord, of who Jesus is, who the Father is it doesn’t matter. Then you are reading it correctly. If you read it any other way, you missed it, it’s unbelief. That’s how Satan uses the Word to deceive people. It’s because there is no relationship to that Word to the Father in the Word. Once that is real and living in you, you gotta talk about it you gotta share it because it is that exciting. It is that amazing you know. Take any scripture, get a revelation of who God is in that verse, in the words, in the little intricacies. I wished people would have that same excitement that I am feeling right now because that Word is so alive, it is something that is going to feed them and they are going to go oh my goodness I never saw this before.
I think the one thing that God is giving us in this day and age is a deeper appreciation for the Old Testament. Because we are beginning to realize some simple things. Christ He was a Rabbi, He taught in the Synagogue and what did He teach from He taught from the Old Testament. And then we get into the day and age that we are living in now there has been so much focus on the New Testament. But what we have is appreciation for both. When God opens up something in the Scriptures He does it more than once. And what’s neat is, is to see where He did it first in the Old Testament. To where He began it. And it is amazing how God in His Scriptures does the same thing. The miracles, He does it over and over again. And I think that, that is important to recognize because we are living in the day when He is doing the same thing.
You can read the same Scripture over and over and over again. Weeks later, months later, years later and yet you get something different out of it. You read it out of the American Standard Version this time maybe on the next time you read it out of the King James Version and it's got different words in there. That’s was all part of the same Scripture but now it means something to you because it is where you are at and that’s the important thing you have to grow and as you grow you’re not going be in that same spot that you heard that word a year ago. So, you have got to move on and God gives you that. You get a re-revelation of Christ. So that you can walk in that. New revelation that is going to bring you forth into His word.
We have already talked about the Scripture is being revelation, we have talked about reading the Word and it means more to you next time and next time and next time. To me those are little peaking in to the nature of Christ. Peaking in to the presence of the Lord. The Word of God is much more than revelation. It’s life. It’s impartation in its very nature. It is an open door to have a relationship with Christ. It’s an open door to know the Father. It’s an open door to experience what we read about as far as Christ and the Father. And I am not putting down having revelation obviously there is more to that. It’s not these well I read the scripture a year ago and I saw this. Now I read the Scripture this year and I see something different. There is nothing wrong with that they are little previews. What we are talking about is the Scripture being an open door to a relationship where the Father is speaking to you, imparting His nature to you. It’s beyond our minds to comprehend the relationship that comes through the Scriptures. The impartation the nature change that comes through the Scriptures. You know we grasp a little bit. You know we read the Scriptures and we get a revelation of something again nothing wrong with that. That’s like a drop in the ocean. I believe that as we read the Word and God imparts His nature to us, our capacity to receive from Him increases. And so, as that capacity increases the ability for us to see and hear Christ and the Father increases. So, then it becomes more that just getting a new revelation. It’s sitting down and communing with Him. Communing with the Father, communing with the Spirit realm, with the cloud of witnesses. Because that is what the Bible is, it’s an open living door to the Spirit realm.
He will only give you what you can handle at any given time. And just like you’re talking about Ron, it is a vast ocean of things of God. You know there is so much in there, human minds can’t comprehend what it is at all. It is just impossible. But when you have the Holy Spirit teaching you and guiding you through it, it should be just like yesterday let’s just say a five-year-old child, son had a time with dad and they had a wonderful time and dad is teaching him how to ride his bicycle. And then today he is with dad again and dad’s letting go of the bicycle. And letting him ride it. We progress in the Lord in that same fashion. It’s not like He is going to give us everything, we’d die. We can’t hold it all. And we have talked about the upward spiral. You meet God in one location, when you come around again it’s the same word it is just different. You know He is revealing more of Himself to you that you’re able to take. He is so much more than just some God out there that is mad at everybody or if somebody has a revelation of the fact that He loves everybody. You know it is so much more than that. He wants to be Dad and He really wants to be Dad to everybody not to just a few.Ed::
You meet God you go around and come back and you meet God again and He is more to you. That is important because if you got a revelation from God and you stop there and you have heard of many people that they stopped and forty-five years ago God met me. What have they done since then? God wants to meet you daily. Not only does He want for you to see Him daily, He wants to get to know you. And if forty-five years ago is the last time that you connected with Him. You know it is not good enough. Not for God and not for you! People talk about reading the scriptures daily. And you read them until God speaks to you. That is so important. If all you do is reading the scriptures and you’re not getting anything out of it like we said that’s unbelief. But if you are setting there and you are getting more and more and more daily then you have a walk with Him. And He is going to continue and the more that you can take the greater the revelation He is going to give you. Course then it comes the responsibility, you have to walk in it, but you do that with such a joy in your heart because you’re talking with Dad.
If you consider the communion. What did Jesus say when He broke the bread? This is my body. The scriptures are Him, eat, eat of the Word. You know we talk about masticating, assimilating, and eliminating. You know, you want to take it in and then you need to let it assimilate and you eliminate the old human nature get rid of that and do it again.Dale::
One of the things that we establish over our walk with God are certain principles. One of those principles is that we have been told that the Bible is the Word of God. That’s why we pick it up to start with there is a drive and a hunger to find out more about this guy. There is some type of initiative that we take even out of curiosity to find out what is in this book. That curiosity is quickly honored by getting the idea that there is a lot in here that I could benefit from. Many people say that you can just about trace a lot of the famous sayings to the Scriptures, they were said there first. Many of the laws of our society are taken directly from the Bible, the Ten Commandments. There is a lot of things in our every day life that are governed by the Scriptures. And so, we have kind of a built-in knowledge and a curiosity to find out about more. God has guaranteed that if you give yourself to the reading of His Word that He will reveal to you more knowledge, more truth, but the Scriptures are so much more than that. And that is what we are trying to reach into. We’re trying to reach into much more that what we see in our culture, our society and that comes by knowing how to read. And you talked about that Ed and I think what you said is wonderful and it is important that we give ourselves to a daily reading of the scriptures but it can’t be a thing of self-discipline. You should read the Scriptures as often as the Spirit moves you. That in itself is an old saying, God will quicken things to your heart and He will build within you a hunger for more. So, when you are hungry for more go to the Bible. That is something that becomes a way of life. Our hunger and thirst for righteousness. And a second thing is that we have to learn how to read it. And that is what you were alluring to Ed read a chapter, start out at verse one and by verse two if God begins to speak to you about it stop! listen, see what He has to say and that comes through a gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is that voice that can conveys to you the heart of God. No matter the situation, so you’ve got this chapter and you’re reading and you get to the second or third verse and God begins to speak to you. That’s the Living Word of God.Lead out::