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DON’T JUST “KNOW ABOUT THE BIBLE” – “KNOW THE BIBLE”
I have read and heard others say that the Bible is …
Like a ‘fence’. It gives you boundaries to keep you safe.
Like a ‘map’. It gives you directions on the way to travel through life.
Like a ‘compass’. It points you in the right direction.
Like a ‘mirror’. It gives you a reflection of yourself.
Like a ‘painting’. It gives you a picture of God.
Like a ‘lion’. It is able to defend itself and you.
Like a ‘instruction book’. Giving instructions for any matter.
BUT THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THERE IS NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT…
THE BIBLE IS “Alive”. It lives.
THE BIBLE IS 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.
THE BIBLE IS a “Lamp”. It is a lamp unto my feet and keeps me from stumbling.
THE BIBLE IS a “Light”. It is a light unto my path and lets me see each step of where I am going.
THE BIBLE IS a “Door”. Anyone who enters by Him will be saved and can go in and out and find rest.
THE BIBLE IS a “Fire”. It cleanses and purifies and burns up chaff, wood, hay and stubble.
THE BIBLE IS a “Hammer”. It breaks rocks of obstruction.
THE BIBLE IS a “Seed”. Imperishable, growing, giving life.
THE BIBLE IS a “Vine”. A vine through which we find nourishment, and we bear righteous fruit.
THE BIBLE IS The WORD of GOD.
THE BIBLE IS With GOD.
THE BIBLE IS GOD.
THE BIBLE IS LIFE.
You know, I have even heard and read that “some people worship the Bible, and they should worship God, only”.
But, the Bible clearly states that The Bible IS the Word and The Word IS God.
John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made.”
Thinking that there is something ‘like the Bible’ reduces the significance and importance of the Bible.
Knowing the Bible, alone, stands above every other thing, gives it Supremacy. (Sola Scriptura).
The Bible is a collection of stories, parables, similes, anecdotes ONLY TO THE UNTRAINED HUMAN MIND which is not filled by the Holy Spirit of God.
THE BIBLE IS THE PROPHETIC, BREATHED (PNEUMA), WORD OF GOD.
Breathe it in and let the Breath of God breathe through you. Consume it and let It consume you.
John 6:53, “Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.
Verse 54. “Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.
Verse 55. “For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.
Verse 56. “Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.
Verse 57. “As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me.
Verse 58. “This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the fathers ate, and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.”
DON’T JUST “KNOW ABOUT HIM – KNOW HIM”
Your Brother and Friend,
“If you remain in Me, and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”