The Importance Of The Word In Your Everyday Life

What does the Word of God mean to you?

 

 

What is the Bible?

The Bible is GodŐs Word

The magnificence of GodŐs will revealed.

Many authors but one Holy Spirit.

Divine information that feeds the human spirit.

Divine illumination that guides manŐs path.

Psalm 119:105 (King James Version)

105Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

The Bible never contradicts itself because the revelation is the very breath of God that makes it alive and powerful.

Hebrews 4:12 (King James Version)

12For the word of God is quick (alive), and powerful,(dunamis) 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 heart.

This Teaching Syllabus is all about recognizing the importance of the Word of God in our daily lives. The above Scripture contains so much revelation that we are going to spend some time here and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal more to us on principles that we may not have seen.

1) The Word is alive.

a) The Bible needs to be much more than the center-piece on our coffee table. We must digest the Word in order for the Word to become alive in us.

2) The Word is full of power. (dunamis)

a. the Greek word for power here is dunamis, meaning inherent powr, or power stored up within something.

b. Taking the Word into your heart, focusing on it, thinking about it, muttering it, and then lastly getting an image of that promise on the inside of you. God tells you His will for your life in the written Word of God. See

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yourself the way God sees you!

3. Only the Word of God can separate the soul and the spirit.

Man is a three part being. Man is an eternal spirit, he has a soul, and he lives in a body. (for more information concerning this subject you can study the book I wrote, The difference between the spirit and the soul available on line at: www.ncmitraining.com )

Psalm 107:20 (King James Version)

20He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

His Word will deliver us from SatanŐs destructive schemes.

His Word brings healing and wholeness to the spirit, soul, and body of every man to those who will receive it. Read the following verse and see how the Apostle Paul divides man into a three part being.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 (King James Version)

23And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

His Word in written form is progressively revealed to the reader by the Holy Spirit is life changing.

His Word is multi-dimensional. It speaks from the past, it speaks to the present, and speaks to the future.

His Word never changes.

The Word of God is the perfection of the Father and the personality of Jesus, revealed to us by the Holy Spirit.

John 1:1-4 (The Message)

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

1-2 The Word was first,

the Word present to God,

God present to the Word.

The Word was God,

in readiness for God from day one.

3-5Everything was created through him;

nothing—not one thing!—

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came into being without him.

What came into existence was Life,

and the Life was Light to live by.

The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;

the darkness couldn't put it out.

Jesus and the written Word are one.

 

Hebrews 1:3 (Amplified Bible)

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

3He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the [a]out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God's] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high,

His Word, the Logos, forever holds the worlds together and without it nothing could exist. His Word is so much more than a historical book of reference.

The Bible is far superior to any religion and has the capacity to free any man from SatanŐs bondage just by accepting His Word at face value.

The Bible is supernatural. Even Satan can read the Word to see his demise is eminent. Even the prophets speak of his future in Ezekiel, Daniel, Jeremiah, and Revelation.

Jeremiah 1:12 (Amplified Bible)

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987

12Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.

 

The Bible is Revelation Knowledge and is inexhaustible as it unfolds the Covenants between God and man.

Only the Bible can divide a manŐs thoughts and his true intentions of the heart. It is only GodŐs Word that can feed a human spirit what it needs.

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1 Peter 2:2 (King James Version)

2As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

His Word causes the spirit in man to grow and to mature even as a baby grows into a child, to an adolescent, and then into manhood.

Ephesians 4:11-14 (King James Version)

11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

 

God chose the Five Fold Ministry Gifts (listed above) to unveil Revelation Knowledge of His Word through preaching and teaching.

His Word is His will for man.

His Word is His plan for man.

His Word must be acted upon.

His Word must be received literally.

His Word is holy.

His Word never changes.

The Bible is GodŐs Word on everything.

The Bible has inherent miracle power when received in faith.

The Bible is to be your final authority.

The Bible can set the sinner free.

His Word is a sword when spoken in faith.

 

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The vacuum for the supernatural is in every man can only be satisfied by feeding on and digesting the Word of God. The Word is manna from heaven that feeds the eternal spirit of man and causes his mind to think like heaven thinks.

Man can come to know His Creator intimately through focusing his life around the written Word of God and truly taking it to heart. The Word speaks. The more we meditate on the Word the louder it will speak. There comes a place in time when everything you see, everything you hear, and everything you think, is perceived through the lenses and the filters of the Word of God. The living Word becomes your final authority. Your soul

hungers for more; that is your mind and will is surrendered to the living Word and can recognize the difference between thoughts of the old way of living to the thoughts that are the way Heaven thinks about things.

The Word becomes profitable. There is no gold, silver, or precious stones compared to the written Word. There is only one true interpretation of the

Bible and it is through the Holy Spirit illuminating the reader. The reader must be enlightened by the Holy Spirit to enable true study.

Psalm 119:130 (Amplified Bible)

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

130The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light; their unfolding gives understanding (discernment and comprehension) to the simple.

It is GodŐs will to reveal His Word to man. It is SatanŐs desire to choke the Word. Satan constantly works to twist the Scriptures and get Man something outside of true Revelation Knowledge. As Man receives the Word with gladness, Jesus tells us in the above Scripture that only one out of four people who hear the Word will ever actually bear fruit that remains.

If Satan can get the believer distracted from the importance of the Word, then he has accomplished stealing the Blessing that comes from being governed by the Word.

Satan does not mind the believer getting religious by counting his sins and trying to live morally. The Devil just wants to keep the believer out of Revelation Knowledge.

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Revelation Knowledge is the ability to understand Scripture under Divine Interpretation that comes from the Holy Spirit.

Mark 4:18-19 (King James Version)

18And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,

19And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

 

 

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THE BIBLE IS SPIRITUALLY DISCERNED

 

A manŐs spirit must be recreated to understand the mysteries of the Bible. The recreated human spirit can be educated. The new creation man can have the mind of Christ.

1 Corinthians 2:16 (Amplified Bible)

16For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.(B)

The unregenerate man can only cloud the issues of what the Word presents because the Word is spiritually discerned. Thank God for His saving grace that when the unregenerate man hears the Good News of the Gospel, the Holy Spirit hovers over the Word to explode inside is thoughts to bring him to a place of conviction in his spirit. The human spirit once alienated from

God can become born again by receiving the Word of God. There is no greater miracle in the earth than the saving grace for man to understand that he is in need of a Savior. The Word brings that revelation to the lost man and once received can change him from the inside out.

The Holy Spirit does not expect the unregenerate man to understand the depths of GodŐs saving grace.(Ephesians 2:8)

All the natural man needs to do is just to believe in His saving grace. God even supplies the saving grace for the unregenerate man to become born again! Oh the goodness of God!

Ephesians 2:8 (King James Version)

8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

There are those preachers who confuse the issue by taking the Word beyond grace and into the letter of the law. The letter of the law is nothing more than religious thinking that puts people into a maze of legalism where nothing is good enough and GodŐs favor has to be earned. Religion always short-circuits the power of the Word. The Word must be believed by faith. You cannot earn the unmerited favor from God through works. If you are

willing, the Holy Spirit will take the Word that is ministered through anointed teachers and reveal to you His instruction in righteousness.

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1 Corinthians 2:14-15 (Amplified Bible)

14But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated.

15But the spiritual man tries all things [he [g]examines, investigates, inquires into, questions, and discerns all things], yet is himself to be put on trial and judged by no one [he can read the meaning of everything, but no one can properly discern or appraise or get an insight into him].

The Word of God must be spiritually discerned. Natural knowledge has nothing to do with the education of the human spirit. If you can read, you can study, and if you can study, you can reap the benefits of the Word of God regardless of age or education. If you can hear, then you can learn to listen with your heart. As a believer, we are to honor the Word of God and give it preeminence.

GodŐs Word must be spiritually discerned. The Word of God is full of benefits which can only be obtained through a teachable spirit.

Psalm 103:1-3 (Amplified Bible)

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

1BLESS (AFFECTIONATELY, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name!

2Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefits--

3Who forgives [every one of] all your iniquities, Who heals [each one of] all your diseases,

Matthew 5:3-5 (King James Version)

3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

5Blessed are the meek (teachable spirit): for they shall inherit the earth.

A meek spirit is a teachable spirit.

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2 Timothy 3:16

16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

2 Timothy 3:16 (Amplified Bible)

16Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God's will in thought, purpose, and action),

The Word of God is inexhaustible in revelation, and man will study His inexhaustible riches for eternity. The Word of God is profitable to anyone who will learn and study the contents!

Carnal men argue the Scriptures.

Demons twist the Scriptures.

Preachers can scream the Scriptures.

Religious men confuse the Scriptures.

Righteous men believe the Scriptures.

Whether the Scriptures are:

Old English

New English

Modern English

Revised English or

TodayŐs English

The Word of God still has to be taken literally and must be digested and believed. Then, acting on GodŐs Word as truth.

Psalm 119:103 (King James Version)

103How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

If the Word says I am saved, then I am saved. (Romans 10:9-10)

If the Word says I am healed, then I am healed. (1Peter 2:24)

If the Word says I am more than a conqueror in this world, if the Word says it, then I am! (Romans 8:37)

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Dare to speak GodŐs Word over your daily life!

For every problem in life, there is a promise in GodŐs Word to deal with every issue you will ever face.

The Canonicity of the Word means that even though there were many authors from many different places; and even though the Bible took

hundreds of years to complete, it still never contradicts itself.

The Bible is a supernatural book. When the Bible is quoted as a believer, angels are eager to respond to the believerŐs bidding.

New Living Translation (NLT)

Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004 by

20 Praise the Lord, you angels,

you mighty ones who carry out his plans,

listening for each of his commands.

Psalm 103:20 (New Living Translation)

When you speak GodŐs Word, you give your angels the right to come to your rescue and work for you in more ways than you can ever imagine. Or you can whine and complain and they will just have to stand by with their arms folded, until you decide to line up what comes out of your mouth with the Word of God!

 

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MORE SCRIPTURES ABOUT THE WORD OF GOD

 

2 Timothy 2:15

15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15 (Amplified Bible)

15Study 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.

Are you sitting under people who can feed the Word of God to you on a level that you can experience growth in your spiritual walk? Are there mentors in your life that can Ňrightly divideÓ the Word of God for you? Are you skillfully being taught GodŐs Word or are you Ňdrying up on the vineÓ spiritually speaking?

If you can rightly divide the Word, then it is possible to wrongly divide the Word. There is a difference between reading the Word and studying the Word.

The Word of God is the only source in the Universe that has the power to transform manŐs unregenerate mind. If you know the Lord; if you have received Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior (see the sinnerŐs prayer at the end of this teaching syllabus) then you should know that something happened to you in your human spirit. The Bible says that you become a new creation.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (King James Version)

17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

The Scriptures tell us that as Christians, that even if we are born again, we must renew our minds to the Word of God.

Romans 12:2-3 (King James Version)

2And 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.

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3For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

The Scriptures tell us that we must renew our minds to the Word of God. How is this accomplished? You have to daily spend time in the Word of God.

In the Gospels, you learn about the life of Jesus; what He did during His three earthly years of ministry. In the book of Acts, you learn about the early years of the Church after Jesus ascended into heaven. In the Epistles, you see the writers sharing with the Churches how to live a victorious life through being empowered by the Holy Spirit. In the Old Testament, you see the Ňscarlet threadÓ of a remnant of people that loved God and kept His commandments and statutes. The Old Testament has historical accounts of the children of Israel and the Law of Moses showing the need of a Savior. There were Prophets in the Old Testament that spoke of their day, and, prophetic future events of our day.

From Genesis to Revelation the Word of God speaks. The Word is God-breathed and written for man. (2Timothy 3:16)

1 Thessalonians 2:13

13For 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 Thessalonians 2:13 (The Message)

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

13And now we look back on all this and thank God, an artesian well of thanks! When you got the Message of God we preached, you didn't pass it off as just one more human opinion, but you took it to heart as God's true word to you, which it is, God himself at work in you believers!

How would you like for the Apostle Paul to say that your local church Ňtook the Word of God to heart?Ó

 

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2 Corinthians 6:7 (The Message)

1-10Companions as we are in this work with you, we beg you, please don't squander one bit of this marvelous life God has given us. God reminds us,

I heard your call in the nick of time;

The day you needed me, I was there to help.

Well, now is the right time to listen, the day to be helped. Don't put it off; don't frustrate God's work by showing up late, throwing a question mark over everything we're doing. Our work as God's servants gets validated—or not—in the details. People are watching us as we stay at our post, alertly, unswervingly . . . in hard times, tough times, bad times; when we're beaten up, jailed, and mobbed; working hard, working late, working without eating; with pure heart, clear head, steady hand; in gentleness, holiness, and honest love; when we're telling the truth, and when God's showing his power; when we're doing our best setting things right; when we're praised, and when we're blamed; slandered, and honored; true to our word, though distrusted; ignored by the world, but recognized by God; terrifically alive, though rumored to be dead; beaten within an inch of our lives, but refusing to die; immersed in tears, yet always filled with deep joy; living on handouts, yet enriching many; having nothing, having it all.

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THE WORD OF GOD WILL RENEW THE MIND

 

The Word of God tells us a metamorphosis is needed within the soul of man. Remember the soul is the mind, will, emotions and intellect of man.Let us look at the following verses again.

Romans 12:2-3 (King James Version)

2And 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.

3For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

How is this mind renewal accomplished? You have to daily spend time meditating in the Word. After 25 years of pastoring a Church, I believe it is hard for people to understand that going to church once or twice a week is not enough to live a victorious life. That is one of the reasons I am writing this teaching syllabus so that you can do a spiritual check up to see where you are with the importance of Scripture in your daily life. One of the fastest ways to become stagnant in your walk with God is cheating yourself in your daily intake of GodŐs Word. There is no way you will be able to keep your emotions intact everyday by just hearing one Sunday morning service every week. If you eat natural food every day, you need to eat spiritual food every day also.

You will have trouble keeping your marriage alive if you just include a Wednesday Prayer meeting with the Sunday morning Service. Your kids will be hard to harness in their teenage years if you go to all the trouble of 3 services a week if they are not sitting under anointed teaching from their Youth Pastor. It has to be a daily consumption and you as parents have to have a hunger for the Word yourself! If you would rather go to a soccer game then go to Church then you most likely will have children that feel the same way. I know I have gone over to meddling, but, itŐs true anyhow!

When do you spend time in the Word? Are you too busy? Excuses wonŐt do when it comes to living a life worth living.

 

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Psalm 103:1-5 (Amplified Bible)

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

1BLESS (AFFECTIONATELY, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name!

2Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefits--

3Who forgives [every one of] all your iniquities, Who heals [each one of] all your diseases,

4Who redeems your life from the pit and corruption, Who beautifies, dignifies, and crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercy;

5Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle's [strong, overcoming, soaring]!(A)

Proverbs 4:20-24 (The Message)

Learn It by Heart

20-22 Dear friend, listen well to my words;

tune your ears to my voice.

Keep my message in plain view at all times.

Concentrate! Learn it by heart!

Those who discover these words live, really live;

body and soul, they're bursting with health.

23-27 Keep vigilant watch over your heart;

that's where life starts.

Don't talk out of both sides of your mouth;

avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip.

Keep your eyes straight ahead;

ignore all sideshow distractions.

Watch your step,

and the road will stretch out smooth before you.

Look neither right nor left;

leave evil in the dust.

HOW DO YOU SPEND TIME IN GODŐS WORD?

 

You have to learn to concentrate! You have to make a decision of no return that you are going to memorize the promises inGodŐs Word until you can quote them. The above Scripture you just read said that when you take

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GodŐs Word seriously, it will even affect your health. When you think about it, the book of Proverbs is all about a Father writing to his son about the different distractions that are out there in the world. The Father told his son, ŇNeither look right or to the left!Ó Refuse to be distracted! GodŐs Word wil always bring a supernatural wholeness to the one who takes His Word seriously and stays with it.

 

SIDESHOW DISTRACTIONS

 

Listed below are a few things I thought of that could be sideshow distraction that you might be facing in your life. Things that may be putting a heavy demand upon your time, your money, and your energy. Feel free in this syllabus to add a few more to the list as you talk it over with the Lord.

#1 Your job.

a. all the extra pressure the boss puts on you that goes beyond your job description.

b. attitudes from the boss and fellow employees

c. the energy spent on trying to please everyone in the office

#2 Your friends

a. trying to juggle the time needed to spend with friends

b. having the feeling that you might have talked too much when you should have just listened.

c. learning to say, ŇnoÓ when you feel like you have to say, Ňyes.Ó

#3 Your family

a. the attention your spouse needs

b. the attention your children needs

c. trying to be more than one place at a time during the Holidays

d. the demand from your relatives to make every shower or wedding

#4 Your hobbies

a. feeling guilty for wanting to spend time doing your hobby

b. feeling resentful because you gave up your golfing trip to have some Ňfamily time.Ó

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#5 ____________________

a. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

b. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Proverbs 4:20-24 (New Living Translation)

New Living Translation (NLT)

Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004 by Tyndale Charitable Trust. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers.

20 My child, pay attention to what I say.

Listen carefully to my words.

21 DonŐt lose sight of them.

Let them penetrate deep into your heart,

22 for they bring life to those who find them,

and healing to their whole body. 23 Guard your heart above all else,

for it determines the course of your life. 24 Avoid all perverse talk;

stay away from corrupt speech.

2 Peter 1-21 (The Message)

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

1-2I, Simon Peter, am a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ. I write this to you whose experience with God is as life-changing as ours, all due to our God's straight dealing and the intervention of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Grace and peace to you many times over as you deepen in your experience with God and Jesus, our Master.

Don't Put It Off

3-4Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received! We were also given absolutely terrific promises to pass on to you—your tickets to participation in the life of God after you turned your back on a world corrupted by lust.

5-9So don't lose a minute in building on what you've been given,

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complementing your basic faith with good character, spiritual understanding, alert discipline, passionate patience, reverent wonder, warm friendliness, and generous love, each dimension fitting into and developing the others. With these qualities active and growing in your lives, no grass will grow under your feet, no day will pass without its reward as you mature in your experience of our Master Jesus. Without these qualities you can't see what's right before you, oblivious that your old sinful life has been wiped off the books.

10-11So, friends, confirm God's invitation to you, his choice of you. Don't put it off; do it now. Do this, and you'll have your life on a firm footing, the streets paved and the way wide open into the eternal kingdom of our Master and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The One Light in a Dark Time

12-15Because the stakes are so high, even though you're up-to-date on all this truth and practice it inside and out, I'm not going to let up for a minute in calling you to attention before it. This is the post to which I've been assigned—keeping you alert with frequent reminders—and I'm sticking to it as long as I live. I know that I'm to die soon; the Master has made that quite clear to me. And so I am especially eager that you have all this down in black and white so that after I die, you'll have it for ready reference.

16-18We weren't, you know, just wishing on a star when we laid the facts out before you regarding the powerful return of our Master, Jesus Christ. We were there for the preview! We saw it with our own eyes: Jesus resplendent with light from God the Father as the voice of Majestic Glory spoke: "This is my Son, marked by my love, focus of all my delight." We were there on the holy mountain with him. We heard the voice out of heaven with our very own ears.

19-21We couldn't be more sure of what we saw and heard—God's glory, God's voice. The prophetic Word was confirmed to us. You'll do well to keep focusing on it. It's the one light you have in a dark time as you wait for daybreak and the rising of the Morning Star in your hearts. The main thing to keep in mind here is that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of private opinion. And why? Because it's not something concocted in the human heart. Prophecy resulted when the Holy Spirit prompted men and women to speak God's Word.

 

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LEARNING TO SPEAK THE WORD

 

Ephesians 6:17

17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword (machira) of the Spirit, which is the word (rhema) of God:

The joys of learning such a supernatural book. There is no other Book like it in the universe.

The Word governs the three worlds. Above the earth, on the earth, and under the earth.

The Word releases a God given authority when it is spoken by a Believer who understands that God is watching over His Word.

When a Christian speaks the Word of God from his mouth, he becomes a powerful weapon in the realm of the spirit.

I want to encourage you to learn the Scriptures so well that you can have a supernatural recall to where certain scriptures are. This is accomplished by speaking the Word of God out loud every day. If you can memorize a joke, lines to a play or words to your favorite song, then you can learn to quote the Word of God!

 

Make a quality decision that from this day forth, you will find a Scripture for every promise that is in the Bible. For an example; if you need a verse in the Bible that promises GodŐs healing power, memorize 1 Peter 2:24 or Psalm 103:1-4. If you need a verse that speaks of GodŐs Divine protection, memorize parts of Psalm 91.

Speaking GodŐs Word if you become afraid you could learn 2 Timothy 1:7!

Listed below are some of my favorite daily Scriptures. Speak them, read and meditate on them and then, God promises you good success and a life full of love thatŐs worth living!

 

 

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Who does God say that I am?

 

I am forgiven of all my sins.

1 John1:9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

I am a child of God.

1 Peter 1:23Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

I am a new creation.

2 Corinthians 5:17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

I am loved with an everlasting love.

Jeremiah 31:3The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee.

I am a temple of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:19What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

I am victorious.

Revelation 21:7He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

I have everlasting life.

John 6:47Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

I have abundant life.

John 10:10The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

I am free from condemnation

Romans 8:1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

I have the peace of God.

Philippians 4:7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

I am healed by the stripes of Jesus.

1 Peter 2:24Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

I can do all things through Christ.

Philippians 4:13I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

I have the mind of Christ.

1 Corinthians 2:16For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

 

 

 

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This could be the most important prayer you will ever prayÉ

 

 

Father, I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is Your Son and that He was crucified, buried, and resurrected, to pay the price in full so I can live victoriously over sin, sickness, and poverty (both spiritual and natural), and spiritual death.

 

Jesus, I confess You as my Savior and Lord. I Thank You that I am saved. I now become a new creation and I become righteous in You. Old things have passed away and all things become new (see 2 Corinthians 5:17, 21).

 

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for empowering me with Your Spirit so I can live an overcoming, abundant life and become a bold witness of You!

Today my new life begins in You, Lord Jesus. Thank You!

 

 

 

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Signature

 

 

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SELF CHECK

1. What makes the Bible different than any other book?

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2. Define Hebrews 4:12 in your own words.

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3. What kind of person sees the Word of God as ŇmeaninglessÓ or Ňnon-sense?Ó

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4.Where does it say that GodŐs Word is Ňprofitable for instruction and training?Ó _______________________________

5.In your opinion, what Bible translation do you like the best?

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6. What is the Canonicity of the Word?

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7.What verse tells us we are to study the Bible? ______________________

8. If we can rightly divide the Word, we can ____________ divide it.

9. According to Psalm 103, list 3 benefits David said there is in remembering GodŐs Word?

1) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2)________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

3) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

10. Where does it speak of GodŐs Word compared to a sword?

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11. Define: Machira:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

12.What happens when we hear the Word preached? _____________________________________________________________13. Where is the verse that say, ŇFaith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God?Ó ___________________________

14. In your own words, what is the connection with Faith and the Bible? _____________________________________________________________

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15. How did Jesus defeat the devil? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

16. How does this compare to the Christian defeating the devil? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

17. Faith is the ________________ of things hoped for; the _______________ of things not seen.

18. Where is the verse that tells us what Faith is? ______________________

19. Where is the Scripture that tells us we need to renew our minds?

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20. List 3 things you have learned in this syllabus that you didnŐt know, or, that ministered to you:

1) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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2) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

3) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

21. What is Revelation Knowledge?

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Answers to Self Check:

1.The Bible was written over hundreds of years, and, had many different authors. The Bible never contradicts itself.

2. This verse tells us the Word of God is alive and powerful. The Word can separate the soul and the spirit of man. No other force in the Universe can separate the soul from the spirit. The word divides our thoughts (soul) from the intents of the heart. (spirit)

3. The natural man. (1 Corinthians 2:14)

4. 2 Timothy 3:16

5. I like the Amplified Bible, and The Message Translation. (answers may vary)

6. The Canonicity of the Word means that even though there were many authors from many different places; and even though the Bible took hundreds of years to complete, it still ever contradicts itself.

7. 2 Timothy 2:15

8. Wrongly

9.

1. He forgives my iniquities. (sin)

2. He heals me of my diseases.

3. He delivers me from destruction.

4. He renews my youth like the eagle.

5. He crowns me with loving kindness and tender mercies.

10. Ephesians 6:17

11. Machira is the Greek word describing the 18 inch long double edged roman sword that had a very sharp point. It was light and easy to maneuver than the longer, heavier Barbarian sword which helped Rome conquer the known world of that day.

12. Faith comes!

13. Romans 10:17

14. Faith is GodŐs energy and force to carry out His perfect plan in us and in the earth. Faith is the raw material of things supernaturally hoped for, and faith carries the title deed of things not seen. Faith is an offspring of knowing GodŐs Holy Word.

15. Jesus spoke the Word back to the devil.

16. We too are to speak GodŐs Word in the midst of tribulation and when we are tempted.

17.substance, evidence

18. Hebrews 11:1

19.Romans 12:2

20. Answers may vary.

21.Revelation Knowledge is the ability to understand Scripture under Divine Interpretation that comes from the Holy Spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Are you looking for answers to your Bible questions?

 

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There is a Bible Correspondence School waiting just for you!

 

New Creation Missions International

 

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For more information concerning our weekly classes being taught in Wagoner, Oklahoma please call (918)-485-5777.

Other classes available on-line. Contact the ministry at: ncmidave@yahoo.com

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About the Author

 

 

 

Dave & Vonda Ward

 

David and Vonda Ward have been involved in singing, teaching, and prophetic ministry since 1982. They have pioneered several Churches in the United States and abroad. In 1989 they founded New Creation Missions International.

The WardŐs ministry has carried them to over 20 countries preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ.

 

N.C.M.I. has been involved in outreaches throughout the world including Medical Missions to Central America and to the Chernobyl Children in the Ukraine. They have delivered over a million dollars worth of humanitarian aid to the region working with Funds for Democracy and Development under the direction of the United States State Department under President Bush Sr. in 1994. www.ncmitraining.com

 

With a unique teaching ability, Dave Ward has held prophetic conferences and PastorŐs Seminars worldwide teaching people with hungry hearts the whole counsel of the Word of God. He has also authored a book entitled Prophetic Prayer to Sonship and Climbing Your Summit that is available through their ministry.

 

David and Vonda Ward are currently overseeing New Creation Missions International Training Center, which is their mission thrust to the world from their home church, Legacy Family Church and World Outreach Center, Inc. in Wagoner, Oklahoma. They also travel extensively with two of their sons, Jordan and Caleb, who have a Christian Band named, Consumed By Fire as they minister to Churches, Youth Groups, and Venues across America. www.consumedbyfire.net

 

 

 

Books by David P. Ward

 

 

Prophetic Prayer to Sonship

 

Climbing Your Summit

From the lower to the higher life

 

 

The difference between spirit and soul

 

No Leaf the Same

My vision of Heaven

 

 

The Importance of the Word

In every day life

 

56 KOINE GREEK WORDS

THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

 

A FatherŐs Love

 

Pastor WardŐs books are available for purchase on line by going to the MinistryŐs web store at www.ncmitraining.com . Or you can write the ministry at:

 

David P. Ward

New Creation Missions International

2101 S. Dewey Avenue (Hwy 69)

Wagoner, Oklahoma 74467 USA

 

Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the Bible. Other quotations are from:

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

New Living Translation (NLT)

Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004 by

 

The Importance of the Word

In your daily life

ISBN 0-88144-220-8

Copyright 2008 by

David P. Ward

Legacy Family Church and World Outreach Center, Inc.

New Creation Missions International

2101 S. Dewey Avenue (Hwy 69)

Wagoner, Oklahoma 74467

USA

www.ncmitraining.com

www.newbeforeitshere.com

www.legacyfamilychurch.com

www.consumedbyfire.net

 

Published by

NCMI PUBLISHING

Printed in the United States of America. All rights reserved under International Copyright Law. Contents and/or cover may not be reproduced in whole or in part in any form without the express written consent of the Publisher

 

 

Acknowledgements

Praise and thanksgiving to our Lord Jesus Christ who makes all things possible!

 

 

I dedicate this book to Kenneth E. Hagin, who was the greatest mentor in my life that taught me the importance of the Word of God.

 

 

 

To our partners around the world who believe in this Prophetic Ministry.

 

Thank you.

 

GodŐs richest blessings be upon all of you!

 

 

 

 

David P. Ward

Legacy Family Church & World Outreach Center, Inc.

New Creation Missions International

 

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Table of Contents

What does the Word of God mean to you? Page1

The Bible is spiritually discerned Page 7

More Scriptures about the Word of God Page 11

The Word of God will renew the Mind Page 14

Learning to speak the Word Page 19

Who does God say that I am? Page 20

The most important prayer you could ever pray Page 21

Self Check Page 22

Self Check Answers Page 26