Topic: Word of God
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12 KJV)
I believe that most today’s Christians may spend not much of time reading God’s Words on regular basis because we nowadays are in computerize age. We can put our food in the microwave in 5 minutes to cook our meals. We can Google the word or phrase on the Internet to get information within a second. Or we can watch or listen to the televangelists to receive God’s Words in our living rooms without opening our own Bible.
About 80 percent of Americans call themselves Christians. If you are in a Roman Catholic Church, Mormon Church, or Methodist, you are Christian automatically. Being an active member of the church doesn’t guarantee that we are children of God. These three churches, I mentioned, may not carry the true Words of God or representation. If you would do the research on these churches, you would find that there are more than one god they worship, rituals, and rules.
The Bible is not a just historical book, but it is an inspiration of God (II Timothy 3:16) that speaks to us. It is our weapons to protect ourselves from the darkness of sins. Sin can do two or three things since the Garden of Eden. It can separate us our relationship with God. It can bring wages of sin to death eternally (Romans 6:23). Finally, it can bring physical death. Death didn’t start after Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s command. Many people think that Adam and Eve ate the curse apple, which it comes from Walt Disney’s Snow White and Seven Dwarfs. We do not know what fruit Adam and Eve ate because the Bible didn’t clarify on this.
Paul said that the word of God is “the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6: 17).” We cannot just read the Bible as the book. We need to meditate on God’s words and apply to our daily lives. It is that there are at least 100 different versions of the Bible in America alone. Why we need to water down to make God’s words comfortable to our lives? We have NKJV, NIV, NCV, TLB, and more to make sin comfortable and enjoyable. Most today’s preachers may able to make their own versions of the Bible for their congregations. It is dangerous thing to do. Revelation 22:19 says, “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” For those who made modern versions of the Bible may accountable their actions. We need to be doers of the Holy Bible. We are God’s representatives to show His love and messages to the world.
But we cannot do it until we have relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Do you have your relationship with the Heavenly Father? If not, I like to encourage you to develop your personal relationship with Jesus Christ today. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God. If you’d need further assistance, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my ministries website at www.mgjcweb.org for further resources.