The Powerful Word of God by Laura

“…when you received from us the word of God’s message, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.” I Thessalonians 2:13

From a young age, I was taught to believe, read, memorize and love the Bible.  In third grade, God worked His salvation in me and I received the gospel and accepted the Bible for what it really is, the Word of God.  I was encouraged to study and memorize scripture and to love God’s Word and believe it as supernatural truth meant to transform my heart and life. 

I still love God’s Word and even now, experience the supernatural power it has to transform me from the inside out.  Each time I read and study God’s Word it’s an opportunity for Him to open up page after page of life-giving, truth, meant to make me more like Jesus.  I pray that you have the same belief, but it is increasingly obvious that we live in a culture that is at war with the God of the Bible and His Words!

Our culture does not share this love for God or His Word and most definitely does not accept the truth of what HE has said in His Word.  Some have declared war with God as they have denounced what God says about marriage and gender in Genesis!  He is clear about His design in creation and His purpose for a man and a woman in marriage.  

So how do we engage our unbiblical culture who is at war with the God we love?  How do we speak truth in love to unbelievers?

We become “living Bibles”!  Since only God has the power to save and transform, and He uses His Word to do this, we as Christians must believe what He says and trust HIM to work in us to impact our culture.  Read, memorize, meditate on and love HIS WORD! Believe that it is inspired: God breathed – (II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:21), infallible: incapable of error – (Romans 15:4) and inerrant: does not deviate from the standard of truth – (Psalm 119:160).  He will work in you as you expose your heart to His Word, and when He provides opportunities for you to speak, choose to speak words of truth from HIS Word and know that HE will use HIS Word to do HIS work!! 

“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)  

This sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17) is our weapon of truth in the culture at war with the God we love and He will use His Word to perform its work in you who believe so that you will be a “living Bible” to your culture. 

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