The Word of God

Why do we have to study and learn about the WORD? Who is the WORD?

This study will help us answer these most important questions:
Who is the Word of God?
What is the Word of God to us as Christians?
How important is the Word of God?

Why do we study the Bible?

Psalms 119:105 Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

2 Timothy  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

2 Timothy 3:16           All scripture[is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:   3:17   That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works

How sharp is the Word of God?

 

Hebrews  4:12 For 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 heart. 

Example:

Matthew 14:3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put [him] in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.   14:4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.  14:5           And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet. 

Exodus 4:10-14, 18

And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I [am] not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I [am] slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. 
4:11    And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD? 
4:12    Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. 
4:13    And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand [of him whom] thou wilt send. 
4:14    And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, [Is] not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart. 
4:18     And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father in law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren which [are] in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace. 

James 1:19   Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 

Who is the Word:
John  1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. 

Revelation 19:13 And he [was] clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 

How Pure is the Word?
Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God [is] pure: he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Psalms 119:140          Thy word [is] very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.  

2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as they were] moved by the Holy Ghost. 

Until when is the Word of God valid?
Isaiah  40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. 

Matthew  24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
 
How do we study the Word?

Isaiah 28:10, 13  For precept [must be] upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, [and] there a little:  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. 

2 Corinthians 13:1 This [is] the third [time] I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. 

2 Timothy  3:16          All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 

Acts 17:11  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. 

Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Isaiah 34:16     Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.    

Examples of accuracy of God’s word:

  1. Noah

God said:
Genesis  7:1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. 
7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. 

Fulfilled:
Genesis 7:11         In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. 
7:12          And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.  7:18  And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. 
7:19          And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that [were] under the whole heaven, were covered. 

 

  1. Elijah – feed by God

God said:
1 Kings  17:3          Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that [is] before Jordan.   17:4 And it shall be, [that] thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. 

Fulfillment:
1 Kings 17:5           So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that [is] before Jordan. 
17:6          And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook. 

  1. Creation

Psalms 119:160     Thy word [is] true [from] the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments [endureth] for ever. 
Genesis
1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 

1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 
 1:7            And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which [were] under the firmament from the waters which [were] above the firmament: and it was so. 
 1:8            And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. 

1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry [land] appear: and it was so. 
 1:10          And God called the dry [land] Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that [it was] good. 
1:11           And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is] in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 
1:14           And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 
 1:15          And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 

1:20           And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl [that] may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 
 1:21          And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good. 
1:26           And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 
 1:27          So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 

Creation, Prophecy, Disasters,
Calamities, Characters of People in the Last Days, False Christs and Prophets, Credibility of Jesus, The Laws of God,  God’s Comforts, God’s Protection, Judgment of God, True Day of Worship (Sabbath), Mark of the Beast, The World undermining the Power of God, Jesus’ 2nd Coming, Spiritual Uncleaness, History, God’s Love, New Heaven and New Earth, Salvation, God’s Promises, Preparation before close of probation, God’s Victories, Praises of God, Jacob’s Time of Trouble, Always Pray, God’s deliverance, Christ Wins over Satan, Fall of the Wicked, 1st Resurrection, God’s Power, Great day of the Lord, Repentance, Faith and Works, Obedience, God’s Wrath, Reformation, Forgiveness, God’s Sacrifices, God Fulfills His Words, Trials and Tribulations, Faithfulness, the Godhead¸

Can we edit the word of God?
Psalms  119:140 Thy word [is] very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. 

Proverbs 30:6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. 

Revelation  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: 
22:19        And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and [from] the things which are written in this book. 

Matthew 5:18       For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 

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