1. THE WORD OF GOD AWAKENS AND STRENGTHENS FAITH
The Holy Spirit does not awaken and strengthens faith apart from the Word Of GOD. Romans 10:17. The reason for this is that the spirit has been sent into the world to Glorify Christ. But Christ would not be glorified if the spirit wakened faith in the absence of the Revelation of Christ in the Gospel. John 16:13-14. If the spirit brought us to faith in the absence of the proclamation of Christ in His Word, our faith would not be in Christ, and he would not be honored. Therefore the Spirit binds his faith wakening ministry to the Christ exalting Word. Which means that when we go to the Word of Christ, we put ourselves in the path of the spirits willingness to reveal Christ to us and strengthen our Faith.
2. THROUGH HEARING THE WORD, GOD SUPPLIES THE HOLY SPIRIT
The spirit of God produces both a subconscious influence bringing us to faith, and a conscious experience of power and personal fellowship that come through that very faith. This is why the Bible can speak of the spirit blowing where he wills and having merciful effects in our lives before we we're able to choose them. John 3:6-8. In other words, by unconscious influence he works in us to hear and welcome the Word of God. This is also why the Bible speaks of the spirit coming through our hearing the Word of God. In other words, conscious fellowship with the spirit is given when we hear the Word of God with faith.
3. THE WORD OF GOD CREATES AND SUSTAINS LIFE
John 10:10. To that end he taught many things, and then gave his life so that we might have life, eternal and abundant. We are born again into new life by the Word of God. You have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God, And this word is the good news that was preached to you 1 Peter 1:23-25. God makes the preaching of the Gospel the occasion for creating new life in the soul of man. John 6:63.
Oh, how easily we are deceived into thinking that life, comes from things that lure us the Word. But, in fact, it is the Word itself that gives us life abundantly. The life we get from bread is fragile and short. The life we get from the Word is firm and lasts forever.
4. THE WORD OF GOD GIVES HOPE
In more ways than we can imagine the Word of GOD gives and strengthens our hope. Romans 15:14.
One of the thing's this teaches us is that we have not begun to know all the ways it is possible to get hope.
5. THE WORD OF GOD LEADS US TO FREEDOM
John 8:32. The truth of GOD'S Word works freedom in many ways and brings joy in all of them. The freedom he has in mind here is freedom from the enslaving, destructive effect of sin. The truth sets us free from this. John 17:17.
The guilt of sin would bring down the wrath of GOD on us if the truth of the Gospel did not set us free from condemnation through the Blood and righteousness of Christ.
6. THE WORD OF GOD IS THE KEY TO ANSWERED PRAYER
The word of GOD that weakens desire to read and memorize the Scripture is the role it plays in answered prayer. The word of Jesus must abide in us if our prayers are to be effective. The best way to see what it means for the words of Jesus to abide in us is too look at what Jesus says about abiding.
7. THE WORD OF GOD IS WISDOM
It is a great advantage to be wise. Wisdom is different from the mere knowledge of facts. Some very wise people have little education, and some very educated people, who know many facts, are not wise. Wisdom is the insight and sense of how to live in a way that accomplishes the goals for which we are we're made. The glory of GOD and the good of man. And since glorifying GOD, and the good of man involves sharing our joy in GOD, therefore wisdom is the only path to joy.
8. THE WORD OF GOD GIVES CRUCIAL WARNING
If we had perfect sight of what is wrong and right, and if we could know the future and the consequences of all behavior and all event's, then perhaps we would need no warning. But we are blind to many things and do not know the future, as GOD does. We need to be warned often that the step we are about to take is dangerous. Merciful GOD has given us a book that not only points us to the right path but sounds warning when we are about to take the wrong step.
9. THE WORD OF GOD ENABLES US TO DEFEAT THE DEVIL
The devil is real and terrible. He is much stronger than we are, and he aims to deceive and destroy. John 8:44. Yet he had been defeated through the death and resurrection of Jesus. Hebrews 2:14.
10. THE WORD OF GOD IS THE KEY TO GREAT AND LASTING JOY
The wise and Goldly man turns away from the councel of the wicked with all their promises of pleasure and finds that his delight is in the law of the Lord. Psalm 1:2-3. The lovers of GOD and His Word praises the pleasure it brings. Psalm 119:97.
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