WORD OF GOD          “WORTH CONSIDERING”        10/31/22

The Word of God, is normally understood to be the Holy Bible by most Christians.   Some believe that every word is anointed and directly from God.  Others feel it contains the Word  or Truth of God as originally written but that the Truth of God comes to surface as you consider all of the prophetical writings on the same subject.  And also some see the Bible as just another book on spiritual stuff like  the Qur’an or any other book.  The present Pope seems to feel this way.

Before I became a Christian in 1955 I felt that there must be a heaven and hell,   I was not ready to say that there was no God as no one can say that logically unless they know all that is knowable.  But my Cosmic Glue theology was what I collected over the years for myself.  It allowed  me to do what ever I wanted to do and really not needing to change, if I didn’t get caught hurting someone.   My theory was that when you died it was a soul migration to be with folks like yourself.   And I was somewhere in the middle so would be with souls like me and that would be OK as from my perspective I was a pretty nice guy at 23 with 1 ½ kids and working hard at paying the bills.  Of course this philosophy had no solid justification at all in fact.  I concocted it all by myself.  And it seems like most folks today also take the freedom to make up their own philosophy for their lives.   The Golden Rule does get some subjective consideration within limits.  But basically we are telling our Creator to accept what we have made up for ourselves as being HIS Truth?

So then comes along Moses, the Bible, Jesus, Peter James, John and Paul to tell us that there are really absolutes, spiritually, just as there are physically in our known world.  So the Bible has become the most published of books but probably the least read and understood.  So in this blog I will try to help you understand how to find God’s Truth in your Holy Bible.  First off most try to start reading in the beginning not knowing some guide lines.   The Old Testament contains history and truth but they are buried in hundreds of words.  Jesus came to give us the simple version of God’s Truth.  So I recommend starting with the Gospel of John as a good starting point.   John wrote his account of the Good News about Jesus as an old man about 95 AD.   And he had a good overview of the life of Jesus and the Early Church.  Then we need to read Acts as to what our church today is supposed to be like.   And after that the Book of Romans that Paul wrote to the Church in Rom as to fine tuning some very important doctrines of God’s Truth.  Those 3 writings contain the bones of the Christian Faith on which all else will easily be joined into in developing the Body of Christ..

So for me the Truth of God as contained in the Holy Bible works for me.  Over the years I have witnessed hundreds of souls being set free and finding a new life in Christ Jesus as LORD.   I have seen and been apart of many being healed and delivered from demons.  It was not of me, but the collective faith of those who came together in love.  And when the message went out in the solid Truth as the Word of God and many were in faith to believe then the Holy Spirit was free to confirm with mighty signs and wonders like as in Act 5:17.  In my first 13 years of “church” experience I was taught that this no longer happened.  Of course, without faith, in that church nothing much did happen.  More like a social club meeting of some kind.   But in 1968 I found out that the Bible still worked if you knew the guide lines and returned to what the Holy Spirit taught in the beginning.

So how to find the guide lines.   You know that if you find out God’s Truth and reject it and refuse to change that God’s Truth will be a point of judgment for you in the resurrection.  So if you are not interested in changing at all.   You need to stop here.  As the first words from the mouth of St. Peter at Pentecost, and it is the same for today, was,  “REPENT” or change.  We must all change from being the self centered, rebellious, unloving, prideful, children of Adam to asking God to make us in HIS image and likeness as in Gen.1:26.  This is God’s will for us but HE has given us a free will and HE can not make us change.  HE can only help us change when and  if we want to change.

So if you are still with me, the key for the understanding of the Bible is found in the writings of the prophet Isaiah 28:9-20.  The key verses being 11-13, “Indeed, the Lord will teach this people [in a more humiliating way]  By [men with] stammering lips and a foreign tongue,  He who said to them, “This is the place of quiet, give rest to the weary,” And, “This is the resting place,” yet they would not listen. Therefore the word of the Lord to them will be [merely monotonous repetitions]:  “Precept upon precept, precept upon precept,  Rule upon rule, rule upon rule, Here a little, there a little.” That they may go and stumble backward, and be broken, ensnared, and taken captive.

So notice here that the same Truth to one gives  rest and a resting place but if ignored becomes a snare and causes those who reject God’s Truth to be broken.   In 2 Tim.3:15-17 we find these words concerning the Holy Scriptures, “and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings (Hebrew Scriptures) which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus [surrendering your entire self to Him and having absolute confidence in His wisdom, power and goodness]. All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage]; so that the [a] child of God may be complete and proficient, outfitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.

So the way I seek to find God’s Truth for more freedom starts off with a quest in a given subject that I want to know more about.  I use the convenience of “Bible Gateway” which gives me about 35 different translations and a Greek to English translation as well.   Then I take all of the scriptures on the same subject and move them around each other until they fit together like in  a puzzle..  Then I ask the Holy Spirit to help me  find the foundations of what HE is trying to teach with that Truth of God.  And I am finding that much of the traditions of today were added and are not allowing the Holy Spirit to move in power to confirm God’s Truth.  I asked a Christian the other day if they knew what the fruit, gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit were and they had no idea.  Jesus had and taught about them yet they knew nothing about any of them.  Do you know why you were created and what your Creator has designed for you to do in your very short time on earth.  Is your time spent on being comfortable or in living for God?  It is the “Word of God” in context, written as a love letter from God to help us figure this out.  If you need any help, please feel free to get back to me.

Yours, In HIS great love and wonderful Grace & Mercy,   Ken<><    www.OhanaChurch.Life

There is but ONE Church on earth with Jesus as LORD;
And all who Love, Honor & Obey Jesus are eternal members

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