Saturday, December 15, 2012


2 Tim. 2:15 (AMP) Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth. 
“When you must stay home because of affliction, you have God's Word to keep you company in your loneliness.
The translated Word is our sword taken out of its scabbard. How much good would it do a Christian who understood only his mother tongue if this sword were sheathed in Hebrew or Greek? Like John, he might weep at the sight of the sealed book, which he could not read. So let us bless God who sent not angels but men, equipped by God's anointing on their work, with the ability to roll away the stone from the mouth of the fountain!
Now Christian, when you must stay at home because of afflictions, you have God's Word to keep you company in your loneliness. And though you cannot sit with your brothers and sisters at the Father's communion table, you do not have to miss a nourishing meal. Even if you cannot carve the main servings as well as your minister can, still you are able to pick up comforts as the Holy Spirit helps you reach for it. God has made the most necessary truths hang on the lower limbs of this tree of life, well within the grasp of afflicted Christians who are of an ordinary stature in knowledge.
Bless God for the ministry of the Word. Think about the times when persecutors drew bloody swords to keep God's people from coming close to this tree and you will have a clear channel for thanksgiving to flow. And look back to all the years of spiritual ignorance when this cellar of living water was locked up in the original tongues and there was not a key anywhere in the city. Surely we can bless God for bringing His Word all the way to our understanding.
God has opened a public school for His children to learn to use their weapon. If a man thinks he no longer needs to attend the Spirit's school, he takes the surest path to depriving himself of the Spirit's teaching at home. 1Th. 5:19-20 (AMP) Do not quench (suppress or subdue) the [Holy] Spirit; 20 Do not spurn the gifts and utterances of the prophets [do not depreciate prophetic revelations nor despise inspired instruction or exhortation or warning]. The two are joined; if you despise one you lose both.”
Quoted material from, ”The Christian in Complete Armour Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare” by Gurnall and James S Bell.

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