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Being Nourished With the Words of the Faith

 

1 Peter 2:1 Therefore putting away all malice and all guile and hypocrisies and envyings and all evil speakings,

2 As newborn babes, long for the guileless milk of the word in order that by it you may grow unto salvation,

3 If you have tasted that the Lord is good.

 

1 Timothy 4:6 If you lay these things before the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, being nourished with the words of the faith and of the good teaching which you have closely followed.

 

Thank the Lord for his Word.  It is milk that we need to grow unto salvation in Christ Jesus.  It is also the nourishment that we need to be healthy.  Without the Word of God the earth would be a terrible place.  There would be no light, no revelation, and no nourishment.  This is not just reading it like a newspaper article or college textbook.  The essence of the Word is spirit and life (John 6:63, 2 Tim. 3:16).  When we come to the Lord by faith in prayer simultaneously while we read the Word will become food, milk to us, and we will be nourished with the words of the faith!

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2011 in Christian Life, Salvation, The Word

 

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Regenerated With The Incorruptible Seed

1 Peter 1:23  Having been regenerated not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible, through the living and abiding word of God.

1 John 3:9 Everyone who has been begotten of God does not practice sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been begotten of God.

 

1 Peter says that we have been regenerated not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible seed.  We were regenerated the moment we believed into Christ at the time of our conversion through the living and abiding word of God.  At such time we were “regenerated” (John 3:3, 5).  That is we were born again, with another life.  And that life is the eternal life of God!  What a mystery it is that human beings can be regenerated!  And it is by this incorruptible seed that we have been regenerated.  What is this seed?  This seed is the eternal life of God, the divine life.  1 John 3:9 says that we who have been begotten of God have his seed abiding within us.  And this seed is the divine, eternal life because we have been begotten of God!  We have the divine seed within us!

 

 

 

 

 

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All Scripture is the Breathing out of God

2 Timothy 3:14 But you, continue in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from which ones you have learned them

15 And that from a babe you have known the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

17 That the man of God may be complete, fully equipped for every good work.

 

This was written to Timothy a faithful co-worker of the Apostle Paul during the church’s decline.  The “sacred writings” refers to the Old testament and “All Scripture” refers the whole bible including the New Testament.   Then he says that All Scripture is God-breathed, or is the breathing out of God.  God’s exhale.  The Scriptures are not just the black and white print they are the breathing out of God!  His breath, his breathing out is spirit (John 6:63)  The words that he speaks are spirit and life!  Enjoy the word!

 

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2011 in Bible, Christian Life, The Word

 

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The Word of God shall never pass away

 

My apologies for being absent the last few days.  I think you and I both have felt the lack of the word.  And speaking of words, mine are very few right now considering that I just had oral surgery and it hurts to talk.   At any rate, God still speaks!  His word abides forever.  On that note the following verses came up for your musing.  Enjoy!

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall by no means pass away.

Matthew 4:4 But He answered and said, It is written, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out through the mouth of God.”   

Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found and I ate them, And Your word became to me The gladness and joy of my heart, For I am called by Your name, O Jehovah, God of hosts.

 

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in Bible, Christian Life, The Word

 

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Christ is the Spirit Today

John 20:22 And when He had said this, He breathed into them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 15:45 So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul”; the last Adam became a life-giving Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:17 And the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

 

After the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified he rose from the dead.  And in resurrection he became what the bible calls the Life-giving Spirit.

 

 

 
 

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Nourishment in the Word

1 Timothy 4:6  If you lay these things before the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, being nourished with the words of the faith and of the good teaching which you have closely followed.

Nourishment is a matter of life and the word of God is living (Heb. 4:12).   Enjoy the living Word!

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2011 in The Word