The Written Word of God – What is it to You?

Who Do You Trust; God or man?
What Do You Trust; What God Says or What man says that God Says?

It is better to trust and take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in man. Psalm 118:8

Our Lord Jesus was very clear when He said that “It has been written, Man shall not live and be sustained by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.” (Matthews 4:4)
He was quoting Deuteronomy 8:3.

It is very disturbing to hear so many professing saints giving Father’s Word with a lesser place of importance than Father does. It is even more disturbing, in my view, that some would think that The Almighty God would not and have not put His rightly divided Word, Wisdom and Understanding in a man without the help of another man.  Father is not dependent on evil man, like that, for anything. How arrogant of anyone to think so.

If God is able to give a man His Word to write down in the first place without the help of other men, then what would make someone think that He wouldn’t or couldn’t give a man the understanding of what is written without the help of other men? Men, sinner and saint alike, are more often than not, deceived by their sinful nature into thinking more highly of themselves than they ought to, just like the Devil that the nature came from.

No one is suggesting that this is Father’s normal way of dealing with man, but, no man is going to lock Father in the “using /needing other men only” box either. He loves to work through men. He designed us for that very purpose. He designed us for Himself. He set the terms of our relationship without any input from us. Don’t forget, Father IS Who He IS: Totally self sustaining and totally self sufficient.

What ground is the man standing on who convinces himself that Father doesn’t mean anything that He actually says in His written word, but, that everything needs to be interpreted by some finite, evil natured, man educated human being who thinks he knows Father’s voice. Again, how arrogant.

Through the Psalmist, Father said that He considers what He says more important than His Name (Psalm 138.2). Through Peter, Father said that the prophetic Word was firmer and surer than the things that they saw with their eyes; touched with their hands; or heard with their ears (2 Peter 1:16-19).

When Lord Jesus was tempted by the Devil, He quoted the Scriptures. When men tried to trick Lord Jesus, He quoted the Scriptures. Who came up with the idea that all Scripture needs to be interpreted considering culture, definitions, time, community and the like? What religious group is there that is not its own community? Are you going to change what you believe because everyone in one of these groups or communities agrees that you are wrong? I think not.

To a saint, whose spirit, mind, soul and body is sold out to Lord Jesus, nothing on Earth is more important than His written Word. It is his only spiritual food which always comes from Father’s Holy Spirit, whether from within the saint or through an outside source.

If God is always the same, then the principals and spirit of His word is always the same because they come from Him. Therefore, His love and desire for man is always the same, regardless of culture, time, definitions or communities. He is God and He does not change. Therefore again, the problem is always with man and his lack of knowledge and understanding.

Do we have anyone with us today whom Father trusts more than our brother Paul, who refused to use lofty words and impressive wisdom to teach God’s Word. This highly educated and cultured brother decided to forget everything except Lord Jesus, Who was crucified for us. With meekness and humility, he preached plain and simple messages. Unlike many today, he chose not to use clever and persuasive speeches, but instead, relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit, so that the saints would not trust in human wisdom but in the power of God. Amen.

Why does Father say that “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared for those who love him
?” (Do You really love Him?)

The Scriptures have the answer. “No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit.” Therefore, only those who have received Father’s Holy Spirit (not man or the world’s spirit), can know the wonderful things Father has freely given us. Hallelujah!

To conclude my brothers and sisters, when we preach and teach the Word of God, let us not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, let us speak words that are given to us by Father’s Holy Spirit, Who alone knows the right words to use to explain spiritual truths.

There is no doubt that people who are not saved cannot receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it.  Carnal worldly saints who are still guided by their human spirit are almost in as bad a shape for they are grieving and quenching Father’s Spirit and refusing to mature spiritually. Only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.

As the Scriptures say, those who are spiritual investigate and evaluate everything, but, they themselves are not evaluated by anyone.  For, “Who has known the Lord’s mind well enough to teach Him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.

Stick to the Word saints. (see 1 Corinthians 2)

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Wish to Boast?

What are we bragging about these days?
What is it that we’re so proud of these days?
What is it that makes us crack that huge smile when someone notices or finds out?
What is it that we just can’t wait to tell someone?
What is it that we just can’t get enough of?
What is it that we never get tired of doing?
What is it that we talk about more than anything else?
What is it that gives us our greatest joy?

            More than likely, the first thing that came to our minds as we read each question is the true answer. Everything from our degrees, careers and status to our children, social associations and possessions proudly steps up to the plate to be the answer these questions.

Jeremiah 9:

23 This is what the Lord says: “Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom, or the powerful boast in their power, or the rich boast in their riches.
 24 But, those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the Lord who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth, and that I delight in these things. I, the Lord, have spoken!

            If anyone can put a right perspective on a matter, no one can do it better than our Loving God and Father, Who IS and Who IS Love and always Has Been.

Unlike us, our God and Father never changes. He knows, that He IS right whether any one believes Him or not; whether anyone likes what He says or not.

YES! He is indeed ALL THAT!
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Who’s Caring For God’s Sheep

While the foundation of the church of our Lord Jesus Christ was still being established and the Word of God concerning the Church was still being written, the Holy Spirit of our Lord Jesus issued warnings of things that would be done by, as well as, to the children of God.

One of the most important warnings is to those who would be teachers of the Word of God. The Holy Spirit through our brother James warns that NOT MANY of us should become teachers knowing that teachers will be judged by a higher standard and with greater severity than others (James 1).

The Satanic pride that resides in our evil, wicked, mean and sinful human nature is constantly trying to put itself in a position to receive praise and glory that should only go to our faithful God and Father.

It takes children of God, being led by the Holy Spirit of God to be able to tell the difference between teachers who care for and feed God’s children; and the ones who are hired and pretend to care.

Just because a person says that the Holy Spirit led them doesn’t mean that the Holy Spirit actually did. The Holy Spirit gets credit for many things that simply come from prideful human minds. The Holy Spirit will not lead contrary to Scripture or the love and patience of Christ Jesus our Lord.

Teachers who care are matured, called guardians; sent by the Holy Spirit of God to give the blood bought children of God, the whole plan, purpose and counsel of God; without hesitation and without reservation.

Teachers who care know that they have the same Head and Holy Spirit as those that they teach; that they are being molded into Christ’s Image just like those that they teach; and that they can be taught by those that they teach also. The double edged sword of the Word of God cuts both ways.

Teachers, who care, preach the Word! They keep their sense of urgency whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable; convenient or inconvenient; welcomed or unwelcomed.
They show saints in what ways their lives are contrary to Scripture.
They convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning, urging and encouraging them with much patience and teaching (2Timothy4).

Again, NOT MANY of us should become teachers knowing that teachers will be judged by a higher standard and with greater severity than others (James 1).

A companion warning also comes from 2 Timothy 4 in the form of the reason why ministers of the Word of God should be urgently faithful to the call. The warning concerned time when saints would not want to hear sound teaching. We’re living in a day when this warning has come into full bloom.

People truly are not tolerating sound and wholesome instruction. Their ears are itching for something pleasing and gratifying. They go from one place to the other looking for what satisfies their own likings and reinforces the errors they hold. They turn aside from hearing the truth and wonder off into myths and man-made fictions (2 Timothy 4).

God’s vision and purpose for His Son’s Body is lost to some and ignored by others. The leadership of the Holy Spirit is second to men who do and teach whatever is right in their own eyes. People are more loyal to men and organizations than to our Lord Jesus Christ.

What happened to walking worthy of the calling with which we were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with patience; bearing with one another in love;  endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit, in the bond of peace?

Have we forgotten that there is one body and one Spirit; one hope of our calling;  one Lord; one faith; one baptism;  one God and Father of us all, Who is above us all; through us all; and in us all?

-WHO is equipping of the saints for the true work of the ministry;
-for the building up of the body of Christ;
-till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of  God;
-to a completely mature man;
-to  measure up to the stature of the fullness of Christ;
-speaking the truth in love;
-in all things, growing up into our Lord Jesus Christ, our Head;
-each of us doing our share;
-resulting in the maturing of the body of Christ;
-for the building up of itself in love;

-that we should no longer be immature children;
-tossed to and fro and following all kinds of teachings of cunning, craftiness and deceitful men? (Ephesians 4)

In the eyes of many Christians, these things are already happening in their group, as if their group is the whole Body of Christ, and they don’t see a problem.
If there really is no problem, then I need for someone to explain to me why there are divisions among us. For where there is envy, strife, and divisions among us, are we not carnal and behaving like mere men of this world (1 Corinthians 3:3)?

Why are Christians still being governed by mere human nature  and not by the Holy Spirit of God; saying things like “Joe Feelgood” is my pastor; or I’m of the “We’reRightist” non / group (1 Corinthians 3:4)?

In all honesty, how many of us who name the Name of Christ can say that our thoughts are primarily about the things of heaven and not the things of earth (Colossians 3:2)?

How many of us can say that we are truly dead to the life of this world, and primarily occupied with our real life that is hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3)?

How many of us can say that our evil, wicked, mean and sinful human nature, with its many earthly lust, has been put to death (Colossians 3:5)?

How many people who know us, will testify that they observe a new life and renewed knowledge in us that has made us more and more like our Lord Jesus as time passes by (Colossians 3:9-10)?

If anyone tells you that these things are impossible while we’re in the body of flesh, note that person and have nothing to do with them; they are not from God. It is our “deceitful above all things” human nature that convinces us that it can be done. The Foundation Church is our proof that in this body of flesh, we can yield ourselves wholly to the Holy Spirit of God.

            Political columnist Cal Thomas recently wrote an article entitled: “U.S. suffering from ‘God gap’ that only clergy, not politicians, can fix”. I don’t know what Cal’s faith is, but, the last three paragraphs of this article are worth noting. (the bold is added)

{The God gap will not be shrunk by politicians, though to rally “the base” they often talk as if it can. The goal of cultural transformation has historically been the work of clergy, whose “hellfire” messages scared people from their comfortable and what used to be called “sinful” lives. But this was before having a baby without a husband became acceptable.

Too many of today’s clergy seem preoccupied with building personal empires and monstrous buildings. They go on costly TV instead of investing in the less visible “work of the church,” which is people, not brick and mortar. Many pastors today dislike sermons about sin and repentance because it makes people uncomfortable. And so we get instead the discomfort of social decay and an ever-widening God gap.

Materialism and pleasure contribute to social rot. Social rot precedes national decline. These have become our twin false gods; contemporary “golden calves,” as unable to produce satisfaction as the idols of biblical times. Most politicians won’t urge restraint or personal sacrifice and too many ministers allow the secular world to set their agenda. And so the God gap widens and the wisdom and understanding of the older generation goes unheard and unheeded.}

No fear of God; no fear of eternal punishment; un-appreciation for the Sacrifice of Christ; no love (agape’) for our God, Father and Lord Jesus; unbelief of the Word of God; ignorance of the total depravity and deceitfulness of human nature; and unwilling hearts make up the reasons for the gross disobedience of professing believers.

The eleven apostles, who walked with our Lord in Person; being taught by Him daily; yet they had a believing problem. Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart (Mark 16:14). I dare say that the unbelief and hardness of heart of professing believers today are in dire need of the Lord’s rebuke.

It’s one thing to be in this condition (ignorantly hopefully); it’s quite another thing to remain in this condition after being made aware of it. That would make us “willingly ignorant”.

Our Omnipotent God and Father is able to do in and through us, all that He has asked us to do, including “being ONE as He and Christ  are ONE”, IF believers had willing hearts. He does not demand anything that He can’t provide.

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All For HIS Glory

Colossians 3:

23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,

This statement speaks for itself. If there is anything that you can’t do happily as to the lord, you have absolutely no business doing it.

-On the job, the Lord is your boss
-In marriage the husband is Christ; the wife is His Body
-As Ambassadors from the Kingdom of Heaven, we handle all things in Earth according to the law of our kingdom; the law of Agape’ Love, which covers even our enemies.

24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for  you serve the Lord Christ.

The problem with this verse is that too many saints do not believe, what this passage says they should know. This knowledge of the promises of our Lord along with His incredible love shown us on the cross should be enough to keep us thankful, loyal, excited and totally determined to let our Lord’s Holy Spirit have His way in us to glorify our God, Father and Lord.

How about the second part of the passage? It assumes that those of us, who call ourselves believers, serve the Lord Christ.

Do we? Do we serve Him the way that He says we should; in Spirit and Truth? Are we yielding ourselves as servants to obey Him or are we yielding ourselves to our self-serving human nature to serve sin? Are we yielding to men; serving them instead of the Lord Jesus, which is also sin.

The answer to these questions can be found in the fruit that is produced through us and whatever comes from our mouths in abundance.

25 But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality. Enough said.

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Intentional Servitude (Colossians 3:22)

22 Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not just when they’re looking, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.

There are people who think that slavery of any kind is just plain wrong. For reasons we may not like or understand, our God and Father did not tell Christian slave owners to free their slaves. He also didn’t tell men with more than one wife to get rid of all but one. He didn’t keep many saints from being imprisoned or brutally murdered either.

Let’s face it, most humans would have done exactly what our God and Father didn’t do. This is why it is well to remind ourselves that “God’s thoughts are not our thoughts; neither are His ways our ways, says Jehovah” (Isaiah 55:8).

Let us ignore the thinking of our evil, wicked, mean and sinful human nature on slavery and embrace the spiritual understanding of slavery as given to us by our God, Father and Lord Jesus.

If we are in human slavery, we are free in Christ. If we are human slave masters, We also have a master in Heaven (Colossians 4:1).

If we are to be true to our calling in Christ, we’re called to be servants / slaves for our Lord Jesus’ sake.

So Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them.

But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant,

and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. (Mark 10:42-44)

Notice how worldly politicians refer to themselves as “servants of the people”, yet, their pay, benefits and overall standard of living is far above the people that they claim to serve. In this example, the servant / slave is better off than the master.

This is just another line of thinking that so-called Christian “servants / slaves / ministers” have adopted from the world. They call themselves “servants of the Lord”; they say that the Lord has called them to serve; yet, like the politicians of this world, their pay, benefits and overall standard of living is far above the people that they claim to serve.

It is these leaders who are actually being served with undying loyalty. They have convinced God’s children that this is what God meant when He said honor those who preach and teach. This is a mishandling of the Word of God.

 For even our Lord Jesus, came not to be served, but to serve others and to give His life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)

So-called ‘men and women of God’ seem to want to do everything that our Lord Jesus did that showed the Power of God; except intentional servitude.

The Lord’s servant Paul could say: “I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:11-13).

The Lord’s servant Timothy was told: “godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content” (1 Timothy 6:6-8).

Our Lord’s Holy Spirit does not give mixed messages. He does not cause confusion. If confusion or mixed messages exist (and they do), it is because our evil, wicked, mean and sinful human nature is causing it; not our God and Father.

Our clear instruction in these matters is to 5 Let our conduct be without covetousness; to be content with such things as we have. For our Lord Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we may boldly say: “ The LORD is my helper; I will not fear.
What can man do to me?”
(Hebrews 13:5-6)

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, when will we learn to take our God and Father at His Word? If we are truly His servants and want to do only that which pleases Him, let us pray to Him and ask Him to fill us with: His knowledge; His Wisdom; and His Understanding in the things that pertain to this life and godliness. In Jesus Name.

Think over these things I am saying; understand them and grasp their application, for the Lord will grant you full insight and understanding in everything. (2 Timothy 2:7)
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Colossians 3:20-21 Family Dynamic

Colossians 3:

20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.

 Only well trained children with some reasonable commitment to God will find this verse appealing in today’s society. Obedience is the only command given to children. That obedience to their earthly father is a direct reflection of how they would obey our God and Father. It is not impossible for Children who grew up without a father or had a difficult relationship with their father, to have a great relationship with our God and Father, but usually, they do have to grow into it.

In the family dynamic, children represent the children of God and the father, as head of the home, represents God the Father. It is a great responsibility given to fathers not to misrepresent God the Father to the children.

21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

It is very important that a Christian father recognize his role and responsibility as a ‘type” of God the Father as well as a ‘type’ of the Lord Jesus Christ, so that he deals with his family in a manner worthy of that calling; so that his wife and children have a right view of Who our Great and Awesome God really IS as well as how He deals with His children.

It is so sad that Christians fathers, ,mothers and children alike, for centuries now, have fallen prey to the misguided wrong teachings of the “organized religious businesses”, who have moved the center of worship, godly learning and living, from the home to the religious theatre (church buildings) built for that purpose.

They have usurped the role and responsibilities of the father in the home with men and women of various unbiblical titles and religious programs designed to steal the hearts and money of God’s children.

This man-made system also appeals to unsaved religious people, who think that coming to these religious theatres; participating in its productions; and giving it their money is what pleases God.

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Colossians 3:19

19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.

Just as the Christian wife represents the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Christian husband represents of the Lord Jesus Himself.

Just as our Lord is Head of the Church, so is the Christian husband head of his wife. Just as the Lord Jesus loved and died for His bride; Christian men are told to love their wives as Christ loved the Church and be willing to die for her (Ephesians 5:25). Again, it’s not about our ability; it’s about His Divine order.

Christian husbands are also responsible to obey our God and Father’s command to love our wives regardless of her spiritual state. Obeying our God and Father is not conditioned upon another person’s actions.

This verse, exhorting us to love our wives and not be bitter toward them suggest that we may have good reason to be bitter toward them , but, we’re to refrain. Our Lord didn’t wait for us to become good and loving and submissive first; instead, He loved and died for us while we were still sinners and enemies (Romans 5:8). Don’t forget: love covers all sins (Proverbs 10:12).

The Christian man should not have any attitudes or display any actions towards his wife that would misrepresent how our Lord Jesus is with His body, the Church.

Christian men, loving (providing for her needs) their wives and being patient with them is a definite display of the love and patience that our Lord shows us (His Church) every day, all day long. It is only by our Lord’s Holy Spirit that we are able to do this; not by our own will.

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Colossians 3:18

18 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Notice that it says “your own husband”; not the pastor’s wife’s husband. There are far too many ‘so –called’ Christian wives who are a lot more submissive to ‘their pastor’ than they are to their husband; and there shouldn’t be one.

Notice also that it didn’t say: “your own (Christian) husband” or “your own (loving) husband”. The Christian wife has the responsibility to obey our God and Father’s command to submit to her husband regardless of his spiritual condition. It is this very ‘submissive attitude’ that our God and Father can use to win an ungodly husband (1 Peter 3:1). The only exception is submission to sin.

Here it says “as is fitting in the Lord”; in Ephesians 5:22, it says “as unto the Lord”. This is because the ‘great mystery’ of the marriage relationship that our God and Father had in mind when He instituted it was “Christ and the Church” (Ephesians 5).

Christian wives represent the Church of Jesus Christ. As such, she shouldn’t act in any way toward her husband that would be inappropriate for the Church to act toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Obey is the only word in the English language that is more disliked by Western women than the word ‘submit’. This is quite understandable for women who do not know our Lord Jesus Christ because the desire to rule is inherent in their evil, wicked, mean and sinful human nature.

But, when wives who profess to know our Lord Jesus refuse to allow our God and Father’s Holy Spirit to work in them a submissive attitude, they totally misrepresent to the world, the relationship between our Lord Jesus and His bride the Church.

Don’t forget my dear sisters; your relationship with your husband is the best testimony that you have of your relationship with God. It is a direct reflection.

The roles of Christian men and women have absolutely nothing to do with human attributes or ability; it has everything to do with our God and Father’s order of things. Our God and Father truly does know best.

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Collosians 3:17

17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

There are a lot of things being done by people calling themselves Christian that just cannot fit into what this verse says. Let’s take a look at some of them:

-In the Name of the Lord Jesus, I’m going to cut off my brother and never speak to him again.
-In the Name of the Lord Jesus, I’m going to lie to my brother with a straight face and he’ll never know the difference.
-In the Name of the Lord Jesus, I’m going to break up my home because we’re just not compatible.
-In the Name of the Lord Jesus, I’m not going to help my brother with his need because I think the Lord is trying to teach him a lesson. When he learns his lesson, the Lord will meet his need through someone else.
-In the Name of the Lord Jesus, I’m going to have sex outside marriage because I . . .
-In the Name of the Lord Jesus, I hate his guts
-In the Name of the Lord Jesus, I watch porn and . . . . . .
-In the Name of the Lord Jesus, I neglect my family because I’ve got to make this money while I can.
-In the Name of the Lord Jesus, I don’t know much about Scripture but I know a lot about sports; politics; cars; etc.; etc.; etc.

I think you get the message. These represent a lot of worldly flesh and no Holy Spirit and cannot glorify our Father.

Our God and Father commanded us to love Him with ‘all’ of our being. It is THE Commandment that fulfills ‘all’ of the Law and the Prophets; and this Commandment is proven and visibly seen in how we take care of (love) each other. In this verse, He tells us to do ‘all’ things in the Name of our Lord Jesus and give thanks to Him through our Lord. In 1 Corinthians 10:31, He tells us to do ‘all’ things to His glory.

Whatever’; ‘all’; and ‘everything’ are ‘all-inclusive’ words that leave out nothing. When our God and Father says that He wants ‘all’ of us, that’s exactly what He means. There is no place in Scripture, that I know of, that indicates that this means a portion or percentage.

Just so we’re absolutely clear, it is impossible for God to have ‘all’ of us, but only a portion of what we call our possessions. If ‘all’ we have is not at His disposal (as with the foundation saints), then He does not have ‘all’ of us either.

Again, our shining example is the foundation saints in the book of Acts, who was totally given over to the control of the Holy Spirit and didn’t consider anything that they possessed (including themselves) as belonging to them, but, they had ‘all’ things common (Acts 2 & 4). This is true communion (koinonia); ‘All’ sharing in Christ our Lord; ‘All’ sharing ‘all’ things; one body knitted together in love. This is relationship not religion.

If we truly loved our God and Father with ‘all’ of our being, as He commanded, the call of this verse and 1 Corinthians 10:31 would be on automatic. We would be doing “always, those things which please the Father” (John 8:29). This is the image of our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29). This is the unity of the Faith and the knowledge of the Son of God (Ephesians 4:13). This is our God and Father’s desire and plan for every single one of us.

The really, really sad thing is that these professing Christians have not been and are not being led in this direction regardless of the “church” or “denomination” or non-denomination for that matter. Organized religious business is the order of the day. There is a lot more concern and preparation for living like the world here on Earth than there is for our Ambassadorship here until our Lord comes to take us to our true home that He has prepared.

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Colossians 3:16

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

“Let the word (Logos) of Christ”,  is exactly the same as if it had been “Let the Word (Logos) of God”. We know from John 1:1 that the “Logos” was in the beginning; the “Logos” was with God; the “Logos” was and is God; and the “Logos” IS our Lord Jesus Christ. We can also say that the Lord Jesus Christ IS the Word (Logos) of God. (Revelation 19:13)

This distinction is necessary because so many people think that the quotes of our Lord, copied in red in some Bibles are the only “words” of Christ. We need to be perfectly clear that the word of Christ is the Word of God which is the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

The primary distinction that we should make between any parts of the Bible is between that which is “written FOR us” and that which is “written TO us”. If we truly believe that the Bible is the Word of God, it doesn’t matter who the human writer is; the author is the Holy Spirit of God. It doesn’t matter who the human teacher is, we can only know The Truth of the Word of God as the Holy Spirit reveals it to us.

We can’t come to God unless He attracts or draws us. We cannot know God unless He reveals Himself to us. Christianity is not a religion; it is a relationship. God does not want us to live for Him as much as He wants us to love and obey Him; know Him intimately and trust Him.

This verse is simply and definitely saying that the Word of God should be in our hearts and minds in abundance, so that what is in our hearts in abundance will come out of our mouths as we teach, admonish and train one another in the Word and spiritual things of God; as we make melody singing Psalms and hymns from our hearts to our Lord.

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