God's Sword of Truth - The Word
IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD
John 1:1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Through this WORD came all creation and life. In this WORD was a LIGHT given us, Who was, in the beginning, with God. All creation bears witness of this LIGHT, and all that sees and believes in Him, through the WORD, were given power to be sons of the WORD by faith and not of blood, will, or flesh, but by the WORD - “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” - John 1:14. The WORD became flesh and dwelt among us, to show us the way by truth and grace. Read Matt. 4:4.
THE WORD WRITTEN BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
Oh foolish man, why do you not read, hear and listen to the HOLY SPIRIT Who guides you? The WORD has given us all the information we need to reach the Creators, as written by the HOLY SPIRIT. It’s all there and He is still with us! Believe in Him, follow Him, live Him in love and faith - BELIEVE!
THE HOLY SPIRIT TEACHES US THE WORD
We must live by every WORD that proceedeth out of the WORD which is the LORD GOD. To understand this WORD and the LIGHT, we must seek and find, by the Spirit of God, the HOLY SPIRIT Who leads us to Jesus and teaches all things - “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” - I Cor. 2:13. Without this plan of the Lord we can know nothing of spiritual matters - I Cor 2:12 - “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”.Jesus sent His Spirit (Holy Spirit) to help and guide us in all spiritual wisdom of the Lord’s way, not after man’s way - “For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.” - I Cor. 2:11.
THE WORD IS LIFE
As written in the First Epistle of John, Chapter 1, verse 1 through 5 - “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the word of Life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”
BELIEVING THE WORD
You must have faith to believe the Word, and faith is not a feeling, therefore you can not FEEL the Word, Rom. 10:17 - “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”,.... Rom. 14:23 - “....for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.”,.... I Tim. 1:5 - “Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:”,....“Heb. 11:1 - “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”,....I John 5:4 - “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” If you are not living in faith but are in the world, you are dead. It must be YOUR act (not another man’s act in religion....it can’t be done through religion) of accepting and believing the Word by the Holy Spirit. You can not work your way into salvation....you can not pay for it....nor can you join a religious system in order for them to help you get it....it is through YOUR faith, YOUR believing in the WORD, that earns you YOUR crown. It’s YOUR crown, in love, for what Jesus has done for you. It’s HIS grace - YOUR gift!
THE WORD IS A GIFT THROUGH FAITH
Do not waver in your faith...be firm...be hot! Whatever the Spirit teaches you - do it in love! “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.” - James 1:5-6 - also read Romans 5:1. Your stewardship will be given to you...wait for it! “For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several [individual] ability; .....” - Mat. 25:14-15. - “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” - I Pet. 4:10. None of these gifts are involved in a fellowship...it is your gift...it is your faith...and you will be called upon to endure to the end for Christ’s sake.“Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.” - Matt. 5:11 The world will either love or hate you over His name. “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” - I Cor.4:2. You will stand alone with the Holy Spirit, and you will be tested by everyone in the world, even by those in your blood family - “And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.” - Matt. 19:29. Your true family are those who belong to the body of Christ. - “For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.” - Matt. 12:50. “And he answered and said unto them, my mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.” - Luke 8:21. The Word is a signed contract for us...it cannot be transferred...it is legal and binding. By faith, believe it and live it!
WORD IS JESUS CHRIST
Know who you are in the WORD....know the WORD completely....and you will find all the answers for eternal life in the WORD.... “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.” - Rev.3:5. If you do not and can not believe the WORD - you are lost forever. “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them” - 2nd Cor. 4:3-4. To understand the WORD of God, you need the Holy Spirit - “For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” - I Cor.2:11-16. Religion does not know Jesus Christ - “.....they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch” - Matt. 15:14. Ask the Holy Spirit into your heart, believing that He will teach you all things....then live what He has taught you by the WORD....keeping the faith in Him.
All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD. All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references..