A Brief Case for the Word

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But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. - John 16:13 NASB

The Spirit had His divine highlighter out this morning as I looked at this passage.

Here is what I saw in my spirit.

But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. - John 16:13 NASB

The thing I was thinking is that everything (pronounced EVERYTHING) we receive from God comes through word. The word of God spoken to our heart is the source of all life in us.

Consider the beginning of Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians

that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might - Ephesians 1:17-18 NASB

He prays for our capacities to receive the word – that holy seed of the supernatural – as the inheritance promised.

Next consider Peter’s comments on how we partake of the divine nature:

seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. - 2 Peter 1:3-4 NASB

Now – we can’t just hear – we must hear and allow the word to have it’s work in us by obedience.

for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified. - Romans 2:13 NASB

But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. - James 1:22 NASB

Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. - Matthew 7:24 NASB

I am just going to let this little string of scriputres speak today – I have said enough. If you skimmed over the scriptures above, please go back and read them with an eye to what the Spirit has for you today.

BN Writers Page 150Blessings,

Ben

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