Understanding and Living by the Word of God - Part 1
Text: Gen 1:1-3, John 1:1-5,14. Heb. 4:12-13, Jer.23:29, Heb 11:3
Memory Verse: Psalm 119:133 "Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me."
God created everything by his word, so to lead and maintain a holy living and even to serve God and produce much fruits, one must live by the word of God. Psalms 119:130. The life of every Christian is maintained by the word of God after the new birth by the Holy Spirit. Nothing is as important as the word of God. John 15:1-7, Psalms 119:103-105
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WORD OF GOD
- God created everything by his word, so he expects us to live by this word so as to do his will on earth. Just as an automobile can not move without gasoline or petrol, so a christian cannot live without God's word. Col. 1:12-17, John 1:1-5.
- The word of God is the standard by which the church of Jesus Christ is governed. For example Holy Living, Tithes Paying, Missions Support, First Fruits, Christian Character and Dressing etc. 1 Tim 4:11-16, Mal 3:8-12.
- Jesus Christ is the word of God made flesh, and by this word salvation came to mankind after we lost the glory of God by sin. John 1:12-14
- No one can maintain a proper Christian life without holding fast on the word of God. You must practice the word of God to be a true Christian. Rom. 10:16-17
THE POWER OF THE WORD OF GOD
- The word of God enlightens people for divine direction in every affairs of life. Abraham our father of faith followed God's voice till he departed from this world just like our spiritual father Bishop James will always say, it is either you are ruled by false prophecies for your destruction or you are ruled by the word of God for edification and divine direction. Gen.12:1-3, Gen 13:8-18
- The word of God carries such power that can change or transform a great sinner or rebel to a wonderful Saint. Luke 5:1-8
- God created the world by His word, even though the world was without form, empty and filled with darkness, He spoke by faith and things came to pass. We have seen this same power several times in the ministry of our spiritual father, we must believe and receive this miracle. Heb 11:3
- When the Centurion met Jesus, he told him to speak the WORD ONLY and never to come to his house. He believed the power in the word. The word of God brings healing, miracles and prosperity in the lives of people and it is only through this word that these blessings can be preserved. Matt 8: 5-10
- Any church that the foundation is not laid on the word of God is fake and will not last nor stand the test of eternity. They will soon be deceived into believing he doctrines of the devils. 1 Tim 4:1-2
- Everything on earth has a time of test and trial until peace and greatness are established. The word of God is the only sure foundation that when you build on it, then after all trial you will come forth as gold. Job 19:1-29, Matt 7:24-27
THE WORD OF GOD AND YOU
- The word of God can help you to stand in the midst of storms or in times of trials and temptations. Job 14:7-9, Isa 54:15-17
- Jesus conquered all the host of hell and the kingdom of this world without a SWORD nor any WEAPON because he is the word of God, the Sword of the Spirit. Eph. 6:10-20, Luke 6:46-49, Matt 11:28-30
- As you live by the word of God, you will see God's blessings released in your life in due season. Job 8:7, Job 22:21-30, Isaiah 55:8-13
- As men need daily food to grow and increase in physical life, so our spirit need daily the word of God to live and increase in power. Deut 6:4-16
- Without the word of God your Christian life will be empty, that is why God ask us never to abandon the assembly of our weekly services. Heb 10:22-25
- The future and destiny of every child of God is based on the word of God. Gen 26:2-5
- When we are faced with diverse afflictions, demonic attacks and some other trials, children of God live in the victory of Christ through the word of God. 1 John 4:4, Isa 49:24-26, Isa 41:10-16.
Your obedience to God's word brings all your success Joshua 1:6-9. If you live your life in the word of God, you are standing on top of a ROCK that will not fail. 1 John 5:4-12, 1 John 3:8