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Anchored to the Word of GOD.


In the word of God you will find not only blessing but an exhortation for you to grow - daily ! We [ have ] the Word of GOD.

The entire text is our basic operating instructions from GOD ALMIGHTY On how we are to be, until the TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST ! Instructions and promises from GOD, that explain in detail, HIS GREAT PLAN for [ our ] REDEMPTION.

This is our platform from which we stand to exclaim to all, that JESUS CHRIST Suffered, died, and rose again

in fullfilment of the scriptures.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4, For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

The Father’s plan, ( GOD'S plan ) included the redemption of man, and was accomplished through the work of the Son.

Isaiah 63:16“Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.” 1 Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

The last Adam ( of course ) is JESUS, THE MESSIAH -

Our promised REDEEMER. Our KINSMEN REDEEMER. re·demp·tion

rəˈdem(p)SH(ə)n/

noun

the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil.

"God's plans for the redemption of his world"

synonyms:

saving, freeing from sin, absolution

"God's redemption of his people" the action of regaining or gaining possession of something in exchange for payment, or clearing a debt.

synonyms:

retrieval, recovery, reclamation, repossession

Why do we study the Bible? We must seek to understand the Bible’s meaning, and we must pause to contemplate what we understand and, by the Spirit, to feel and express the appropriate response of the heart.

God communicates with us in many ways through the Bible and seeks the response of our communion with him.

  • If God indicts us (2 Cor. 7:8–10), we respond to him with sorrow and repentance.

  • If he commends us (Ps. 18:19–20), we respond to him with humble gratitude and joy.

  • If he commands us to do something (Matt. 28:19–20), we look to him for strength and resolve to obey with his help.

  • If he makes a promise (Heb. 13:5–6), we marvel at his grace and trust him to do what he says.

  • If he warns us of some danger (Luke 21:34), we take him seriously and watch with a thankful sense of his presence and protection.

  • If he describes something about himself (Isa. 46:9–11), his Son (Mark 1:11), or his Holy Spirit (John 16:13–14), we affirm it and admire it and pray for clearer eyes to see and enjoy his greatness and beauty.

The Bible is an incredible book of history and facts that proves that there is a God that created all things. Most important of all, the Bible is the Word of God. It contains the mind of God and His will for each one of our lives. That is why the Bible was given to us. Paul the Apostle says in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, "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 complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." Why should we study the Word of God? The following are a few scriptural reasons that we should consider when answering this question.

First, the Word of God is infallible. There is no error in God's Word. The law of the Lord is perfect concerning our soul. The testimony of the Lord is not only infallible it is inerrant. Proverbs 30:5-6, "Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar." The purity of His words does not need anything added to it. God warns us not to misrepresent His scripture.

Second, the Word of God is complete. The Bible does not need any new chapters or verses. It is all given to us already. Many cults add their own books or commentaries to the Bible. All you need is God's Word because it is the holy Word of God. It is complete. In Revelation 22:18-19, God gives us a warning, "For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."

Third, the Word of God is totally authoritative. The book of Psalms 119:89 says "Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven." The Word of God is the only source for absolute divine authority. This divine authority is for you and me as servants of Jesus Christ. When some say's, "I have a word from the Lord for you," write it down and as you study God's word see if the Lord speaks to you through His Scriptures. Only then will you know if the Lord is truly speaking to you.

Fourth, God's Word is totally sufficient for all of our needs. We don't need anything else. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17 it reads "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 complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." We Christians can be totally secure in the Lord by studying the Bible because it is God's plan for our life.

And fifth, the Word of God will accomplish what it promises. If God told you something will happen, and you wait, it will happen. In Isaiah 55:11 it says, "So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." God sent His word to accomplish His perfect will in our lives. If God makes a promise to you He will fulfill it in His own time. There are so many promises given to us in the Bible. These promises reassure us and bring comfort to our lives in our times of trial. I challenge you to take time to study the Word of God. The Lord will show you wonderful things that will change your life.

2 Timothy 2:15

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. If we ( don’t ) stand on THE WORD of GOD If we ( don’t ) stand “for” THE WORD of GOD -- “We” will fall for ( anything.) Galatians 6:5-9 For every man shall bear his own burden.

6Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.

7Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

8For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

9And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.


 

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