Faith Messages to build your faith

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Power of the Word of God: Part 3

R. A. Torrey: God's Word has Power to cleanse. The Word of God has power not only to take impurity out of the heart, but to cleanse the outward life as well.

If you wish a clean outward life, you must wash often by bringing your life in contact with the Word of God. 

If one lives in a city whose atmosphere is polluted with smoke, when he goes into the streets, his hands will become dirty. He must wash frequently if he wishes to keep clean.

In Ephesians 5:25-26 we read, 

    "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also 
     loved the church, and gave himself for it; that He 
     might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of 
     water by the Word."

We all live in a world whose atmosphere is polluted, a very dirty world. As we go out from day to day and come in contact with this dirty world, there is absolutely only one way to keep clean and that is by taking frequent baths in the Word of God.

You must bathe every day, and take plenty of time to do it. A daily, prolonged, thoughtful bath in the Word of God is the only thing that will keep a life clean.

    "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way: By
     taking heed thereto according to Thy Word" (Psalm 119:9).

   God's Word Has Power to Build Up. In Acts Acts 20:32 we read:

    "I commend you to God, and the word of His grace,
     which is able to build you up."

You hear a great deal about character building. The Word of God is that by which we must carry it on if it is to be done right.

In Second Peter 1:5-7 we have a picture of a seven-story-and-basement Christian. The great trouble today is we have so many one-story Christians and the reason is neglect of the Word.

If we are to grow, we must have wholesome, nutritious food and plenty of it.

    "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the Word,
     that ye may grow thereby" (1 Peter 2:2).

A Christian can no more grow as he ought without feeding frequently, regularly, and largely upon the Word of God than a baby can grow as he ought without proper nutriment.

   God's Word Has Power to Make Us Wise. "The entrance of Thy Words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple." (Ps. 119:130).

There is more wisdom in the Bible than there is in all the other literature of the ages. The one who studies the Bible, if he does not study any other book, will know more of real wisdom.

He will know more of the wisdom that counts for eternity as well as time wisdom that this perishing world needs to know, wisdom for which hungry hearts are starving today.

He will know more than the man who reads every other book and neglects his Bible. The man who studies the Bible will have more to say that is worth saying, and that wise people wish to hear, than any man who studies everything else and neglects the one Book.

Men who have greatly affected the spiritual history of this world, the men who have brought about great reformations in morals and doctrine, the men whom others have flocked to hear and upon whose words people have hung, have been Bible men in every instance. In many cases they knew little beside the Bible.

There is wonderful force in the words of Paul to Timothy:

    "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is
     profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for
     instruction in righteousness; that the man of God may
     be perfect, throughly [another version says 'completely']
     furnished unto all good works"  (2 Tim. 3:16-17).

Through what? Through the study of the Bible.

[Taken from Herald of His Coming Newspaper, Vol. 75 No. 2 (890), p. 3, used by permission.]

The Power of the Word of God: Part 1

The Power of the Word of God: Part 2

Let's pray-   

Father, I understand that there is more
wisdom in the Bible than in all the
other literature available.
It's a fact that those who study the Bible
will know more of real wisdom
and be able to share what the
perishing world needs to know.
It is the wisdom that God has for hungry
hearts which are starving. 
Oh, that our churches will provide the
Truths needed!
I ask this in the Name of Jesus.

Today’s Bible verses-

(Is. 66:5) "Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word."

(Job 28:28 b) "..the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom..."

Today’s quote-

"Demons are like little invisible germs looking for someone to infect. We are never told in Scripture to be afraid of them You just need to be aware of their reality and commit yourself to know the truth and live a righteous life. Remember: The only thing big about a demon is its mouth. Demons are habitual liars. The only real sanctuary you have is your position in Christ, and in Him you have all the protection you need." (Taken from p. 93 of The BONDAGE BREAKER by Neil T. Anderson author of Victory Over the Darkness).

Our thought today-

God wants to provide the power to do the gifting within you. Don't allow fear to keep you from obtaining it and ministering through it for the benefit of others.

Our question today-

When the Holy Spirit speaks a word of direction, are you going to step out in faith and obey?

Upcoming posts-

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You My God
24th- Sunday evening's post by Lee Forbes

#37 Jacob's Night of Prayer
26th- Tuesday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

#38 The Dynamics of Prevailing Prayer
28th- Thursday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

Worship: Pure and Simple
30th- Saturday's post by James. H. Cagle

A popular post-  

C. Peter Wagner shares with us about Three Types of Personal Intercessors:

Pastors and other Christian Leaders who are open to receive personal intercession and who ask God for it should soon find that intercession makes a measurable difference in their ministries..."


No comments:

Post a Comment