THE ARMOR OF GOD TO BATTLE SATAN #6
"...and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God"
The Spirit of the Lord is what guides us into all truth
God very seldom literally talks to us. Very few in history
have had God come and talk to them. It has happened though, it is
written the Lord talked to Moses as friend to friend. Certainly
for three and one half years God in the flesh (Christ Jesus)
talked to humans during His ministry. After Jesus ascended to
heaven, very few indeed have had Him talk to them in a literal
way. Of course God can talk to us in "dreams" and He certainlky
can comunicate to our minds through the power of His Holy Spirit.
The overall way God now at present talks to us about His way
of life He wants us to live by, is through His written word - the
Old and New Testament - the Holy Bible.
And that word, is not passive, it can be very cutting, very
up front, pull no punches, say it like it is. God's word can
TEACH us, it can ENCOURAGE us, it can INSPIRE us, it can COMFORT
us, it can ADMONISH us and CORRECT us. Hence it can be like a
SWORD, to cut to attack, to use as an offence weapon. They say
the best way to defend is to attack. But to defend by attacking
with the Sword of the Word of God, you have to KNOW that sword.
It is like having the whole Bible written on a physical sword,
and you as a skilled expert in the use of that sword, can drive
back the darts of the evil one, and get him to not only stop his
attack but to run from you.
To be skilled with the sword (like in the art and sport of
"fencing") takes time, effort, diligence, practice, mental
fitness. You are not going to be a world class athlete in fencing
if you never get into it and do the work to be skilled in that
sport. If you just sit on the side lines, wishing you were a
world class fencer, and never get involved, your dreams will just
remain that, dreams.
As a kid growing up I wanted to come West and work with
Western horses and be a skilled Western rider. I wanted to also
be a skilled "trick rider" doing all those twirls and hang-up-
side-down on a horse that trick-riders do. Well, at the age of 5
my parents moved from the Welsh village (and the out-doors farm
working world all around us) and went to an industrial town in
Northern England where there was much more work opportunities. So
for the next 13 years I lived in the city, and back then in
Britain there was no "Western riding stables." I had to be 18
years old before I could come to Western Canada, to fulfil my
dream. At the age of 16 I thought, well if I'm going to do what I
want to do on the back of a Western horse, I better get on one
even if it was "English riding." For two years I did English
riding, a few overnight trecks, and it got me out of the dug-out
so to speak. You do not become an expert horse rider by never get
on a horse. That is just common logical sense.
I did come to Canada, and yes I did become an expert horse
rider and trick-rider. But it took working at and practice.
So it is with being skilled on attack with the Sword of the
Word of God.
You have to read the word of God, from cover to cover. You
have to meditate upon it. You have to think about it, get to know
it. You have to be willing to search it like those at Berea did
when Paul and Silas came teaching God's word (Acts 17). You have
to be able to check things out when told this or that by this or
that person, as to what the Word teaches. It takes effort to get
to know the word of God, it takes time spent with your eyes and
mind in it.
Only then can you have the skill to do what Jesus did when
Satan tried to use the word of God to deceive Christ. Jesus was
able to answer him by the Word, and when Satan tried to tempt Him
to turn the stones into bread, He was able to answer that it was
written, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word
that proceeds out of the mouth of God" (Mat.4:4).
You must also have a LOVE of the Word of God. You must be
willing to led it teach you and correct you. Now teaching and
correcting does not happen over night. And with some things God
can be very patient with and guides you into more truth over many
years, sometimes decades. Your part is to keep your mind wanting
to be guided and corrected and to grow in grace and knowledge. In
time, in God's time, He will lead you into all truth, you have to
be of a ready mind to admit truth and to admit error.
The offensive Sword of the Word is to battle Satan as he
comes to deceive you, remember he can come as an angel of light,
so it is written. Deceivers are not going to come and say, "Well,
now, let me tell you, I'm here to deceive you." No! They will
most of the time come saying Jesus is the Christ, and they are
coming in Christ's name. And you need to remember that Jesus said
deception would be so strong before He returned that IF it was
possible, even the very elect would be deceived (Mat.24:24).
The Word of God is your sword of not only defence but
You will put to silence the deceivers if you KNOW the skill
of the Sword of the Lord.
As you handle it keep in mind that it works both ways, it is
sharp and can cut you also, providing you are open to being led
into all truth.
As it is written:
"For the Word of God, is quick, and powerful, and sharper than
any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing of the soul and
spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the
thoughts and intents of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12).
The follwing words by humans are very real when it comes to
the Sword of the Word of God.
Word of God:
To better understand the human body, in 1994, researchers made
available a new computer tool called "The Visible Man." The
Visible Man consists of almost two thousand computer images.
To produce the images, scientists at the University of Colorado
Health Sciences Center took a man's body that had been willed to
science and took CAT scans, X rays, and MRI images of it. Then
they embedded the body in gelatin. They froze it, sliced it
crosswise into 1,800 millimeter-thin sections, and digitally
photographed each cross section.
Medical students can look at "The Visible Man" from any angle,
call up an image of any cross section they desire, rotate the
images, and put them back together again.
What The Visible Man does for the body, the Word of God does for
the soul. God's Word pictures the inner person - our motives,
priorities, thoughts, and sins.
Any of us more than forty years old can probably remember where
we were when we first heard of President Kennedy's assassination.
British novelist David Lodge, in the introduction to one of his
books, tells where he was - in a theater watching the performance
of a satirical revue he had helped write. In one sketch, a
character demonstrated his nonchalance in an interview by holding
a transistor radio to his ear. The actor playing the part always
tuned in to a real broadcast.
Suddenly came the announcement that President Kennedy had been
shot. The actor quickly switched it off, but it was too late.
Reality had interrupted stage comedy.
For many believers, worship, prayer, and Scripture are a
nonchalant charade. They don't expect anything significant to
happen, but suddenly God's reality breaks through, and they're
From "750 Engaging Illustrations" by Craig Larson
"Nave's Topical Bible" has half a dozen or so pages on "The
Word of God." So it is no small topic in the Bible. I shall only
produce about half the verses that the Lord gives us concerning
WORD OF GOD
CALLED: Book - Psa.40:7; Rev.22:19; Book of the Lord - Isa.34:16;
Book of the Law - Neh.8:3; Gal.3:10; Good Word of God - Heb.6:5;
Holy Scriptures - Rom.1:2; 2 Tim.3:15' Law of the Lord - Psa.1:2;
Isa.30:9; Oracles of God - Rom.3:2; 1 Peter 4:11; Scriptures - 1
Cor.15:3; Scriptures of Truth - Dan.10:21; Sword of the Spirit -
Eph.6:17; The Word - Jas.1:21-23; 1 Peter 2:2; Word of God - Luke
11:28; Heb.4:12; Word of Christ - Col.3:16; Word of Life -
Phil.2:16; Word of Truth - 2 Tim.2:15; Jas.1:18.
LIKENED TO: Seed - Mat.13:3-8,18-23,37,38; Mark 4:3-20,26-32;
TO BE READ PUBLICLY: Deut.31:11-13; Josh.8:13,18; 2 Kin.23:2; 2
chron.17:7-9; Neh.8:1-8,13,18; Jer.36:6; Acts 13:15,27; Col.4:16;
TO BE EXPOUNDED: Neh.8:8; by Jesus, Luke 4:16-27; 24:27,45.
SEARCHED: Acts 17:11.
SEARCHINBG OF, ENJOINED: John 5:39; 7:52.
TEXTS SOMTIMES WRITTEN IN PUBLIC PLACES: Deut.6:9; 11:20.
NOT TO BE ADDED TO OR TAKEN FROM: Deut.4:2; 12:32; Rev.22:18,19.
CONVICTION OF SIN FROM READING: 2 Kings 22:9-13; 2 Chron.17:7-10;
FULFILLED BY JESUS: Mat.5:17; Luke 24:27; John 19:24.
TESTIFY OF JESUS: John 5:39; Acts 10:43; 18:32,35; 13:27; 17:2;
THE STANDARD OF THE JUDGMENT: John 12:48; Rom.2:16.
NOT OT BE HANDLED DECEITFULLY: 2 Cor.4:2.
THE WORD OF THE LORD CONCERNING HIS WORD
FROM SECTIONS OF THE WHOLE BIBLE
WORD OF GOD
Ex.24:3. And Moses came and told the people all the words of the
LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one
voice, and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we
do. 4. And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD....
Deut.4: Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you,
neither shall ye diininish ought from it, that ye may keep the
commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. Behold, I
have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God
commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to
possess it. Keep therefore and do these; for this is your wisdom
and your understanding in the sight of the, nations, which shall
hear all these statutes, and say, surely this great nation is a
wise and understanding people. And what nation is there so great,
that hath statutes arid judgments so righteous as all this law
which I set before you this day? Specially the day that thou
stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said
unto me, gather me the people together, and I will make them hear
my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they
shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their
children. And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you
statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither
ye go over to possess it.....
Deut.6: And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be
in thine heart: And tlwu shalt teach them diligently unto thy
children, and shalt talk of their when thou sittest in thine
house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest
down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a
sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between
thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy
house, and on thy gates.....
Deut.8:3. And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and
fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy
fathers know: that he might make thee know that man doth not live
by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth
of the LORD doth man live. [Matt. 4:4].....
Deut.17: And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his
kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out
of that which is before the priests the Levites. And it shall be
with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life:
that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words
of this law and these statutes, to do them.....
Deut.29:29. The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but
those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our
children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.....
Deut.30: For this commandment which I command thee this day, it
is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. 12. It is not in
heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to
heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 13.
Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall
go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear
it, and do it? 14. But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy
mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.....
Josh.1:8. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth;
but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest
observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then
thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good
Josh.3:9. And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come
hither, and hear the words of the LORD your God......
And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and
cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the
law. There was not a word of all that Moses commanded, which
Joshua read not before all the congregation of Israel, with the
women, and the little ones, and the strangers that were
conversant among them......
1 Chr.16:15. Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which
he commanded' to a thousand generations.....
Job 22:22. Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay
up his words in I thine heart.....
Job 23:12. Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his
lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my
Psa.1:2. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his
law doth he meditate day and night.....
Psa.12:6. The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried
in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.....
Psa.19:7. The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul:
the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. 8.
The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the
commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9. The
fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of
the LORD are true and righteous altogether. 10, More to be
desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter
also than honey and the honeycomb. 11. Moreover by them is thy
servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.....
Psa.33:4. For the word of the LORD is right; 6. By the word of
the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the
breath of his mouth.....
Psa.40:8. I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is
within my heart.....
Psa.56:4. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my
Psa.78:1. Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to
the words of my mouth. 7. That they might set their hope in God,
and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments: 8.
And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious
generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and
whose spirit was not stedfast with God.....
Psa.94:12. Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and
teachest him out of thy law.....
Psa.107:19. Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he
saveth them out of their distresses. 20. He sent his word, and
healed them, and delivered there from their destructions.....
Psa.111:7. The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all
his commandments are sure. 8. They stand fast for ever and ever,
and are done in truth and uprightness.....
Psa.119:9. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way 8 by
taking heed thereto according to thy word. 11. Thy word have I
hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. 12. Blessed
art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.....
15. I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy
ways. 16. I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not
forget thy word. 18. Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold
wondrous things out of thy law. 19. I am a stranger in the earth:
hide not thy commandments from me. 20. My soul breaketh for the
longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times. [v.40.]
24. Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors. 25.
My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy
word. 28. My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me
according unto thy word. 30. I have chosen the way of truth: thy
judgments have I laid before me. 31. I have stuck unto thy
testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame. 33. Teach me, O Lord,
the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.
35. Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do
I delight. 41. Let thy mercies come also unto me, O Lord, even
thy salvation, according to thy word. 45. And I will walk at
liberty: for I seek thy precepts. 46. I will speak of thy
testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
47. And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have
loved. 48. My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments,
which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes. 49.
Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou halt caused
me to hope. 50. This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word
hath quickened me. 51. The proud have had me greatly in derision:
yet have I not declined from thy law. 52. I remember thy
judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.
54. Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my
pilgrimage. 61. The hands of the wicked have robbed me: but I
have not forgotten thy law. 66. Teach me good judgment and
knowledge for I have believe thy commandments. 67. Before I was
afflicted I went astray but now have I kept thy word.
70. Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in
thy law. 72. The law of thy mouth is better unto me than
thousands of gold and silver. 74. They that fear thee will be
glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.
76. Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort,
according to thy word unto thy servant. 77. Let thy tender
mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
78. Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me
without a cause but I will meditate in thy precepts.
81. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.
82. Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort
me? 89. For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. 92.
Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished
in mine affliction. 93. I will never forget thy precepts: for
with them thou hast quickened me. 96. I have seen an end of all
perfection - but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
97. O how love I thy law it is my meditation all the day.
98. Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine
enemies: for they are ever with me. 99. I have more understanding
than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. 100.
I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
103. How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than
honey to my mouth! 104. Through thy precepts I get understanding,
therefore I hate every false way. 105. Thy word is a lamp unto my
feet, and a light unto my path. 109. My soul is continually in my
hand: yet do I not forget thy law, 117. Thy testimonies have I
taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my
heart. 113. I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love. 115.
Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of
my God. 119. Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like
dross: therefore I love thv testimonies. 127. Therefore I love
thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.
126. Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to
be right; and I hate every false way. 129. Thy testimonies are
wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them. 130. The entrance of
thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
131. I opened my mouth, and pauted: for I longed for thy
commandments. 133. Order my steps in thy word. 138. Thy
testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very
faithful. 140. Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant
loveth it. 141. I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy
precepts. 142. Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
and thy law is the truth. 143. Trouble and anguish have taken
hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights. 144. The
righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me
understanding, and I shall live. 148. Mine eyes prevent the night
watches, that I might meditate in thy word. 151. Thou art near, O
Lord; and all thy commandments are truth. 152. Concerning thy
testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for
ever. 153. Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not
forget thy law. 157. Many are my persecutors and mine enemies;
yet do I not decline from thy testimonies. 156. I beheld the
transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.
159. Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O Lord,
according to thy lovnigkindness. 160, Thy word is true from the
beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for
ever. 161. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my
heart standeth in awe of thy word. 162. I rejoice at thy word, as
one that findeth great spoil. 163. I hate and abhor lying: but
thy law do I love. 165. Great peace have they which love thy law:
and nothing shall offend them, 167. My soul hath kept thy
testimonies, and I love them exceedingly. 172. My tongue shall
speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.
IS YOUR HEART LIKE THE HEART OF DAVID? DO YOU LOVE THE WORD OF
GOD? DO YOU LOVE THE LAW, THE COMMANDMENTS, THE STATUTES, THE
PRECEPTS, THE JUDGMENTS OF GOD? DO YOU SEARCH OUT THE WORD OF
GOD? DO YOU LOVE FINDING TRUTH IN GOD'S WORD. ARE YOU WILLING TO
BE CORRECTED AND GUIDED BY THE WORD OF THE LORD?
Psa.138:2. I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy
name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou halt
magnified thy word above all thy name.
Psa.147:15. He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word
runneth very swiftly. 19. He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his
statutes and his judgments unto Israel.
Prov.6:20. My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not
the law of thy mother: 21. Bind them continually upon thine
heart, and tie them about thy neck. 22. When thou goest, it shall
lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou
awakest, it shall talk with thee. 23. For the commandment is a
lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the
way of life.
Prov.22:11. That I might make thee know the certainty of the
words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to
them that send unto thee.
Prov.30:5. Every word of God is pure he is a shield unto them
that put their trust in him. 6. Add thou not unto his words, lest
he reprove thee. and thou be found a liar.
Eccl. 5:1. Keep thy foot when thou guest to the house of God, and
be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for
they consider not that they do evil.
Ecc.12:10. The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and
that which was written was upright, even words of truth.
Isa.2:3. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go
up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob;
and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths:
for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD
Isa.8:16. Bind up the testimony, seal the law among any
disciples. 20. To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not
according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
Isa.28:13. But the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon
precept, precept upon precept: line upon line, line upon line:
here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall
backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
Isa.30:21. And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying,
This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand,
and when ye turn to the left.
Isa.34:16. Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read.
Isa.40:8. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of
our God shall stand for ever.
Isa.51:7. Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people
in whose heart is my law.
Isa.55:10. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven,
arid returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it
bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and
bread to the eater: 11. So shall my word be that goeth forth out
of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall
accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing
whereto I sent it.
Jer.13:15. Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD hath
Jer.15:16. Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word
was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called
by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.
Jer.22:29. O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.
Jer.23:28. The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream;
and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What
is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD. 29. Is not to my word
like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh
the rock in pieces? 36. And the burden of the LORD shall ye
mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden; for ye
have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts
Ezek.3:3. And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to
eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then
did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
10. Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I
shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine
Dan.10:21. But I will show thee that which is noted in the
scripture of truth.
Dan.12:4. But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the
book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and
knowledge shall be increased. 9. And he said, Go thy way, Daniel
for the words of mthis prophecy are closed up and sealed till the
time of the end.
Hos.6:5. Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have
slain them by the words of my mouth.
Amos 8:11. Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will
send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst
for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. 12. And they
shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the
east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and
shall not find it.
Mic.2:7. O thou that art named the house of Jacob, is the spirit
of the Lord straitened? are these his doings? do not my words do
good to him that walketh uprightly?
Zech.7:7. Should ye not hear the words which the LORD hath cried
by the former prophets.
ARE YOU HEARING THE WORDS OF THE PROPHETS? ARE YOU READING THE
PROPHETS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT GOD TEACHES, WHAT HE IS DOING, AND
WHAT HE WILL YET DO? I HAVE EXPOUNDED THE PROPHETS FOR TODAY, ON
THIS WEBSITE. IT IS TIME O ISRAEL, IT IS TIME WHOEVER YOU ARE TO
LISTEN TO THE WORDS OF GOD SPOKEN THROUGH HIS PROPHETS.
Mat.4:4 Man shall not live by bread alone, but my every word that
proceeds out of the mouth of God.
Matt.5:17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the
prophets: I have come not to destroy, but to fulfil.
Matt.7:24. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and
doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his
house upon a rock: 25. And the rain descended, and the floods
came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell
not: for it was founded upon a rock.
Matt.11:13. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until
John. 15. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Matt.13:23. He that received seed into the good ground is he that
he eareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth
fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some
Matt.15:3. But he answered and and unto them, Why do ye also
transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? 9. But in
vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments
Matt.22:29. Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power
Mark 7:9. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the
commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. 13.
Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition,
which ye have delivered.
Mark 12:24. And Jesus answering said unto thorn, Do ye not
therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the
power of God?
Mark 13::31. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall
not pass away.
Luke 1::37. For no word from God shall be void of power.
Luke 4:22. And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious
words which proceeded out of his mouth.
Luke 8:11. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God
12. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the
devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they
should believe and be saved. 13. They on the rock are they,
which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have
no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation
fall away. 14. And that which fell among thorns are they, which,
when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and
riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to
perfection. 15. But that on the good ground are they, which with
an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and
bring forth fruit with patience.
Luke 11:28. But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear
the word of God, and keep it.
Luke 13:17. And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than
one tittle of the law to fail. 29. Abraham saith unto him, They
have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 31. And he said
unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will
they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Luke 24:32. And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn
within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he
opened to us the scriptures? 45. Then opened he their
understanding, that they might understand the scriptures.
John 2:22. When therefore he was risen from the dead, his
disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they
believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
John 5:24. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my
word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life,
shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto
life. 39. Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have
eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
John 6:6:3. It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth
nothing: the words that I speak unto ,you, they are spirit, and
they are life.
Jolts 8:31. Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him,
If ye continue in in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you
John I5:3. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken
John 17:8. For I have given unto them the words which thou
gravest me; and they have received them, and have known surely
that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst
send me. [v. 14.] 17. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word
is truth. 19. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they
also might be sanctified through the truth. 20. Neither pray I
for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me
through their word.
Acts 17:11. These were more noble than those in Thesgalonica, in
that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and
searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
DO YOU READ THE WORDS OF JESUS? IF YOU HAVE A RED LETTER NEW
TESTAMENT, THE WORDS OF JESUS ARE EASY TO FIND AND READ. HE IS
THE WORD OF TRUTH.
DO YOU SEARCH THE WORD OF GOD DAILY, TO KNOW IT, AND TO FIND WHO
SPEAKS THE WORDS OF TRUTH?
Rom.3:1. What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is
there of circumcision? 2. Much every way: chiefly, because that
unto them were committed the oracles of GOd.
Rom.6:17. But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin,
but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was
Rom.9:4. Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and
the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the
service of God, and the promises; 6. Not as though the word of
God hath taken none effect.
Rom.10:17. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the
word of God.
Rom.12:2. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye
transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what
is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Rom.15:4. For whatsoever things were written aforetime were
written for our learninging, that we through patience and comfort
of the scriptures might have hope.
Rom.16:26. But now is made manifest and by the scriptures of the
prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God,
made known to all nations for the obedience of faith.
1 Cor.2:13. Which things also we speak, not in the words which
man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth;
comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
1 Cor.10:11. Now all these things happened onto them for
ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the
ends of the world are come.
2 Cor.2:17. For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of
God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God
speak we in Christ.
Eph.1:12. That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first
trusted in Christ. 13. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye
heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.
Eph.5:26. That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing
of water by the word.
Eph.6:17. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God.
Phil.2:16. Holding forth the word of life.
Col.1:5. For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof
ye heard before me the word of the truth of the gospel.
Col.3:16. 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
1 Thess 2:13. For this cause also thank we God without ceasing,
because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us,
ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the
word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
1 Tim. 4:5. For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
6. If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou
shalt be a good minister of Jesus, Christ, nourished up in the
words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto tbou hast
1 Tim.6:3. If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to
wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to
the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4. He is proud,
knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words,
whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings.
2 Tim.1:13. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast
heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
2 Tim.2:15. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman
that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of
2 Tim. 3:15. And that from a child thou hast known the holy
scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation
through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16. All scripture. is
given by inspiraiton of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all
Heb.1:1. God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in
time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2. Hath in these last
days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of
all things, by whom also he made the ivorlds.
Heb.2:1. Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the
things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them
slip. 2. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every
transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of
reward: 3. How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation;
which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was
confirmed unto us by them that heard hint.
Heb.4:2. Unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them:
but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with
faith in them that heard it. 12. The word of God is quick, and
powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to
the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and
marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the
Heb.6:5. And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of
the world to come.
Heb.11:3. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed
by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made
of things which do appear.
Jas.1:14. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth,
that we should be a kind of fiistfruits of his creatures. 19.
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear,
slow to speak, slow to wrath: 21. Wherefore lay apart all
filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with
meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
22. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only,
deceiving your own selves. 23. For if any be a hearer of the
word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural
face in a glass: 24. For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way,
and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25. But
whoso looks eth into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth
therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work,
this man shall be blessed in his deed.
1 Pet.1:23. Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of
incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for
ever. 24. For all flesh is 1s grass, and all the glory of man its
the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof
falleth away: 25. But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And
this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
1 Pet.2:2. As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word,
that ye may grow thereby.
2 Pet.1:4. Whereby are given unto its exceeding great and
precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the
divine nature, having escaped tile corruption that is in the
world through lust. 19. We have also a more sure word of prophecy
whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that
shines in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star
rise in your hearts 20. Knowing this first, that no prophecy of
the scripture is of any pri vate interpretation. 21. For the
prophecy came not in old time by the will of men but holy men
spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
2 Pet.3:2. That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken
before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the
apostles of the Lord and Savior: 15. Account that the
longsuffering of the Lord is salvation: even as our beloved
brother Paul; also according to the wisdom given unto him hath
written unto you: 16. As also in all his epistles, speaking in
them of these things; in which are some things hard to be
uderstood, which they who are unlearned and unstable wrest, as
they do also the other scriptures, unto their destruction.
1 John 2:7. Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an
old commandment which you had from the beginning. The old
commandment is the word which ye have heard from tile beginning.
14. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong,
and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the
wicked one. 21. I have not written unto you because ye know not
the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the
1 John 5:11. And this is the record, that God hath given to us
eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 13. These things have
I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God;
that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may
believe on the name of the Son of God.
Jude 3. Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of
the common salvation, it was needful for me, to write unto you,
and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith
which was once delivered unto the saints. 17. But, beloved,
remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of
our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rev.1:2. Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony
of Jesus Christ, and of all things that lie saw. 3. Blessed is he
that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and
keep those things which care written therein: for the time is at
Rev.22:18. For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of
the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these
things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in
this book 19. And if any man shall take away from the words of
tile book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of
the book of life, and omit of the holy city, and from the things
which are written in this hook.
THIS HAS BEEN A LONG STUDY. BUT SO IS THE WORD OF GOD. THERE ARE
MORE VERSES THAT I COULD HAVE ADDED, BUT THE ABOVE VERSES ARE
ENOUGH TO SHOW YOU THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING AND SEARCHING THE
HOLY SCRIPTURES, FOR IN THEM IS TRUTH AND LIFE AND GLORY.
Keith Hunt (April 2009)
To be continued