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Get the Word in you

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Is God able to perfectly express and communicate to his people? Yes.

Is God able to perfectly express and communicate to his people? Yes.
How? Revelation.
How has God done that? His Word, the Word, or the Bible.
The Bible is God’s Revelation to Man.
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”
2 Timothy 3:16 NASB95
16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
Inspired is the Greek word theopneustos. Within this word are two words, theos meaning “God” and pneuma meaning “spirit” or “breath”.
Thus, inspired would mean God breathed and all scripture is God breathed. It does not come through human reasoning, but by God’s revelation. Furthermore, the vehicle or the way of revelation is the Holy Spirit, so man receives God’s revelation by inspiration.
Inspiration is a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation.
The truth or revelation was given to man, and it was transmitted to man through human language.
the bible was not written in dog or whale.
The Bible is the word of God.
“Now we have recieved, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, (Why) so
that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in
The word of God communicated to us is living and active, but this word or revelation must have a dwelling place.
words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual
thoughts with spiritual words.
Putting spiritual thought with spiritual words is the work of the Spirit of God. God did not leave it up to man’s wisdom to transmit divine truth. The Spirit of God moved the men who recieved the revelation.
Who received the revelation?
The prophets and the apostles, and the words that were revealed, written, and spoken are to be trusted.
“But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation,
for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.”
1 Peter 1:20–21 NASB95
20 For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you 21 who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
2 Peter 1:20–21 NASB95
20 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, 21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
A prophet is one who speaks the word that God put in his mouth; written prophecy follows the same principle.
A prophet is one who speaks the word that God put in his mouth; written prophecy follows the same principle. Man is not the source of revelation−God is. The Holy Spirit overruled the frailty of man’s error.

Man is not the source of revelation−God is. The Holy Spirit overruled the frailty of man’s error.

The words of the LORD are pure words.
“As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.
You, O LORD, will keep them;
You will preserve him from this generation forever.”
Psalm 12:6–7 NASB95
6 The words of the Lord are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times. 7 You, O Lord, will keep them; You will preserve him from this generation forever.
God is able to preserve His Word!!
God is able to preserve his Word!!The word of God communicated to us is living and active, but this word or revelation must have a dwelling place.
The word of God communicated to us is living and active, but this word or revelation must have a dwelling place.
Just as the logos (what is logos?) became flesh and dwelt among us, so must the spoken Word find a house to inhabit.
Where is the house? Once the word of God finds a place to inhabit, it will bring forth the life and the character of God.
If you want to know The Father, you must know Jesus; if you want to know Jesus, you must read your Bible. As you read, the characteristics of God will surface, and you begin to see him.
1 John 3:2 NASB95
Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.
“…when he appears or when we see him, we shall be like him.”
reads, “…when he appears or when we see him, we shall be like him.”
Allowing the word of God to come in us is what transforms us and makes us like Him
: holy, righteous, pure, and sinless.
David said in
Psalm 119:11 NASB95
Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.
“Your word I have treasured (Hid) in my heart, That I may not sin against You.”
“Your word I have treasured (Hid) in my heart, That I may not sin against You.”
“Your word I have treasured (Hid) in my heart, That I may not sin against You.”
The Word of God is to dwell or make it house in you.
“Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
Colossians 3:16 NASB95
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Let the word of Christ make its house in you.
Let the word of Christ make its house in you. This is the purpose for reading the Bible. For the word that comes forth out of the mouth of God is to make its house in you.
This is the purpose for reading the Bible. For the word that comes forth out of the mouth of God is to make its house in you.
The word of God comes in through three ways:

1. Reading the Book.

How will you know what God said it if you never heard him say it?
Don’t just trust others, read the Bible for yourself. Always come to church with a Bible.
See the Word, read the Word, believe the Word.

“Visit many good books, but live in the Bible.”― Charles Spurgeon

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
I must say some have read other books about the Bible more than they read the Bible. There is nothing wrong with reading other books, but the Bible has to be the foundation, not what others happen to write about the Bible.
I must say some have read other books about the Bible more than they read the Bible. There is nothing wrong with reading other books, but the Bible has to be the foundation, not what others happen to write about the Bible.
Let’s say you know me, and you always had access to me. But instead of coming to me to find out about me, you went to others to find out about me. It would be one thing to have access to me then go to others to further your knowledge of me.
But if you want to know the source, go to the source.

2. Meditate

Psalm 1:1–3 NASB95
1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. 3 He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.
To meditate means to ponder, regurgitate, think aloud, consider continuously, and utter something over and over again. Meditating on the word of God can be likened to putting a dry sponge in water. Meditation is the process of filling our self with the word of God just as the sponge is filled with water.
Joshua 1:8 NASB95
This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.
reads, “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.”
Notice the “book of the law”. What is that? The Bible, which shall not depart from your mouth.
How do you not let the Bible depart from your mouth? Meditate on it.
When? Always.
Why? So that you can do what is written in it.
How will you know what is written in it if you don’t read it?
What is the result? You will make your ways prosperous.
Who will? You will.
We need to get to the point where we love the word of God.
David said in
Psalm 119:97 NASB95
O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
, “O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.”
Now look what else he says in verses 98-103.
read your verse with commentary below
Now look what else he says in verses 98-103.
Psalm 98–103 NASB95
A Psalm. O sing to the Lord a new song, For He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him. The Lord has made known His salvation; He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations. He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises. Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, With the lyre and the sound of melody. With trumpets and the sound of the horn Shout joyfully before the King, the Lord. Let the sea roar and all it contains, The world and those who dwell in it. Let the rivers clap their hands, Let the mountains sing together for joy Before the Lord, for He is coming to judge the earth; He will judge the world with righteousness And the peoples with equity. The Lord reigns, let the peoples tremble; He is enthroned above the cherubim, let the earth shake! The Lord is great in Zion, And He is exalted above all the peoples. Let them praise Your great and awesome name; Holy is He. The strength of the King loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob. Exalt the Lord our God And worship at His footstool; Holy is He. Moses and Aaron were among His priests, And Samuel was among those who called on His name; They called upon the Lord and He answered them. He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud; They kept His testimonies And the statute that He gave them. O Lord our God, You answered them; You were a forgiving God to them, And yet an avenger of their evil deeds. Exalt the Lord our God And worship at His holy hill, For holy is the Lord our God. A Psalm for Thanksgiving. Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations. A Psalm of David. I will sing of lovingkindness and justice, To You, O Lord, I will sing praises. I will give heed to the blameless way. When will You come to me? I will walk within my house in the integrity of my heart. I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me. A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know no evil. Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy; No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure. My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; He who walks in a blameless way is the one who will minister to me. He who practices deceit shall not dwell within my house; He who speaks falsehood shall not maintain his position before me. Every morning I will destroy all the wicked of the land, So as to cut off from the city of the Lord all those who do iniquity. A Prayer of the Afflicted when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord. Hear my prayer, O Lord! And let my cry for help come to You. Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress; Incline Your ear to me; In the day when I call answer me quickly. For my days have been consumed in smoke, And my bones have been scorched like a hearth. My heart has been smitten like grass and has withered away, Indeed, I forget to eat my bread. Because of the loudness of my groaning My bones cling to my flesh. I resemble a pelican of the wilderness; I have become like an owl of the waste places. I lie awake, I have become like a lonely bird on a housetop. My enemies have reproached me all day long; Those who deride me have used my name as a curse. For I have eaten ashes like bread And mingled my drink with weeping Because of Your indignation and Your wrath, For You have lifted me up and cast me away. My days are like a lengthened shadow, And I wither away like grass. But You, O Lord, abide forever, And Your name to all generations. You will arise and have compassion on Zion; For it is time to be gracious to her, For the appointed time has come. Surely Your servants find pleasure in her stones And feel pity for her dust. So the nations will fear the name of the Lord And all the kings of the earth Your glory. For the Lord has built up Zion; He has appeared in His glory. He has regarded the prayer of the destitute And has not despised their prayer. This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise the Lord. For He looked down from His holy height; From heaven the Lord gazed upon the earth, To hear the groaning of the prisoner, To set free those who were doomed to death, That men may tell of the name of the Lord in Zion And His praise in Jerusalem, When the peoples are gathered together, And the kingdoms, to serve the Lord. He has weakened my strength in the way; He has shortened my days. I say, “O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days, Your years are throughout all generations. “Of old You founded the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. “Even they will perish, but You endure; And all of them will wear out like a garment; Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed. “But You are the same, And Your years will not come to an end. “The children of Your servants will continue, And their descendants will be established before You.” A Psalm of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle. The Lord performs righteous deeds And judgments for all who are oppressed. He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel. The Lord is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever. He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust. As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. When the wind has passed over it, it is no more, And its place acknowledges it no longer. But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children, To those who keep His covenant And remember His precepts to do them. The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all. Bless the Lord, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word! Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, You who serve Him, doing His will. Bless the Lord, all you works of His, In all places of His dominion; Bless the Lord, O my soul!
Psalm 119:98–103 NASB95
98 Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, For they are ever mine. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation. 100 I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Your precepts. 101 I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word. 102 I have not turned aside from Your ordinances, For You Yourself have taught me. 103 How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Psalms
Psalms
verse 98 “Your commandments (your word) make me wiser than my enemies,
verse 101 I have restrained my feet from every evil way, (the word will keep you from evil)
for they are ever mine. I
have more insight than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are my meditation. I understand
verse 101 I have restrained my feet from every evil way, (the word will keep you from evil)
more than the aged, because I have observed Your precepts. I have restrained my feet from
every evil way, (the word will keep you from evil) that I may keep Your word. I have not turned
verse 103 How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”
aside from Your ordinances, for You Yourself have taught me. How sweet are Your words to my
verse 103 How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”
taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”
The word of God is Delicious!!!
The goal of meditation is to make truth a part of your life, to make the word flesh.
Bill Gothard’s technique of meditation:
1. Memorize -brings your mind into focus on the word
2. Visualize -create mental picture of the word
3. Personalize -apply the truth to yourself
4. Melodinize -respond to God in praise by singing the word
Meditation is the method of bringing the word before our minds, into our hearts, then out of our mouths.
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight.”
Psalm 19:14 NASB95
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.

3. Speak the word

3. Speak the word
Mediation gets the word of God in your heart.
Now the word heart in the Hebrew is the word leb, which means “mind” or “thoughts”. Remember, you cannot separate one from his thoughts.
“As in water face reflects face,
So the heart of man reflects man.”
Proverbs 27:19 NASB95
19 As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man.
“Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flows the springs of life.”
Proverbs 4:23 NASB95
23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.
“The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.”
Luke 6:45 NASB95
45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.
“But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.”
Matthew 15:18 NASB95
18 But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.
You can always tell the people who lack the word of God in them by the things they say.
Psalm 119:165 KJV 1900
165 Great peace have they which love thy law: And nothing shall offend them.
You can always tell the people who lack the word of God in them by the things they say.
psalm 119
the whole point is to get what you read to come out of you mouth.
Proverbs 18:20–21 NASB95
20 With the fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips. 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
if you love life speak like.. if you love to be happy say happy things. if you love drama keep being dramatic.. if you love hate keep talking hate.. we talk about what we love. .
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Romans 10:10 NASB95
10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
“Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.”
Your mouth will confess what you believe.
reads, “For with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses,
Your mouth will confess what you believe.
2 Samuel 23:1–2 NASB95
1 Now these are the last words of David. David the son of Jesse declares, The man who was raised on high declares, The anointed of the God of Jacob, And the sweet psalmist of Israel, 2 “The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue.
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