Get Connected!

 

Get Connected!
Get Connected!

Let’s get into our Bibles and get connected to its power. Its words are charged with life!

When we get into our Bibles, it’s not that the Spirit of God makes the words come to life, because the word of God is already alive and active, and has been since He first spoke them. Rather, the Spirit uses God’s living and active word to make us alive and active for Him.

Do you want to be alive and active for God? Get connected!

Rob

If you are interested in more on this subject then I have a post that you can read titled The Words of the Bible are Alive.

3 thoughts on “Get Connected!

  1. I have every sympathy for the point you are trying to make, viz. to take the Bible seriously when many are no longer doing that. I have the same concern.

    However, did the Spirit not pre-date the Bible as written Word, as you seem to indicate? Did he not give us the Bible? I agree that the Bible carries innate power, given by the Spirit ultimately. I also believe that the Holy Spirit divinely quickens our hearts as we read the Bible and engage with it. I.o.w a case of ‘both and’ rather than ‘either or?’ I hope I haven’t misunderstood you! Just my penny’s worth…

    Blessings on you and your wife and your ministry!

    1. Hi Erroll,

      Thanks for your comments and encouragement. It sounds like we are saying the same thing, nevertheless, engaging can help me clarify my post and in turn hopefully help others to more easily process what I am communicating.

      Yes, undoubtedly the Spirit pre-existed the written word of God that was only delivered to us as God delivered it. And, yes, I agree that the Holy Spirit takes this living word and applies it in our lives. As you say it’s a case of ‘both and’.

      My point is that the words of the Bible are not simply words on paper, but that they are themselves “charged” with power to accomplish what they were sent to do. Consider these verses:

      “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Heb. 4:12).

      “so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11).

      It’s almost as if the Spirit of God hovers over the word of God in order to apply it in our lives. And, also, that He wants to train us in its use as the sword of the Spirit. The word reminds me of the fictional lightsaber from the Star Wars movies 

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