Power from the Word of God, the Bible PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 18 August 2017 13:07



LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips;meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful…” (Joshua 1:8, the Holy Bible).


POWER FROM THE WORD OF GOD, THE BIBLE: Today, let us inculcate in our minds Biblical principles that give power to everyone who reads its verses, meditate on them, and dutifully comply with each and every command that come from the verses. This column is intended to inform all believers that the Bible is the power of God for the salvation of all who believe.

Romans 1:16 says exactly that: “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel because it is the power of God for the salvation of all who believe…” Then, we are assured that the Word of God, the Bible, is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, and it has the power to penetrate the part where bones and marrows separate, and where the soul and spirit are joined.

It also gives the power to judge the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Putting the word of God found in the Bible in our hearts and minds will give us more days in our lives, prolonging our lives many years. It also empowers us to receive all the things that we could ever need in this world.


READING AND OBEYING THE BIBLE GIVE BLESSINGS: Indeed, the Bible tells us that God has a wonderful plan for all His believers. God says, He knows the plans He has for us, plans that will not harm us, but plans that will give us hope and a bright future.

We are told that if we want to achieve riches, victory and success, we should not forget to read the Bible daily, to meditate on it day and night, and to obey its commands every second of our lives. If we read it daily, study it day and night, and fulfill the directives it gives us, we shall become prosperous and successful.

Reading the Bible and obeying it also gives a believer untold blessings, guidance, and protection from God. The assurance to all believers is that if they listen to God and obey Him sincerely, they will be raised high above all others, and blessings upon blessings shall be heaped upon them.


BUT, DON’T JUST READ: OBEY THE BIBLE, TOO: A word of caution must be said about all these however. A more perceptive reading of the Bible will show that in its entirety, it contains many great and awesome promises of blessings, guidance, and protection but that all of these promises are dependent upon the fulfillment of the conditions attached to these blessings.

The condition is that, we should endeavor to obey the commands of God all the time. No blessing, guidance, or protection can ever come to anyone, whatever his or her religion maybe, if he or she does not completely obey God’s commands. Obedience is the key to unlocking and delivery of the promised blessings.

Let me just cite one example, the one which is found in John 3:16. The promise here is two-fold: a believer will no longer perish, and will have eternal life in Paradise. But these promises will be given only if we fulfill the condition that is required by John 3:16, which is to have faith in Jesus. Do you have faith—true faith, I mean—in Jesus?


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