From a Mother's Heart

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By Bea Wallen

Jesus Christ and The Bible releases spiritual power


You may ask why Christians put so much emphasis on the Bible. The main reason is this: The way you treat your Bible is the way you treat Jesus Christ. He is the living Word and the Bible is the written Word, and they agree in their character and ministry. The accompanying charts help demonstrate this concept.

The Bible is Light (Psalm 119:105) Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Also 2 Peter 1:19- We also have the prophetic word made more sure, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place. Jesus is the Light of the World, John 8:12, then Jesus spoke to them saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness but have the light of life.”

The Bible is Bread (Matthew 4:4) He answered and said, “It is written, ‘man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”

Jesus the Bread of Life (John 6:35) And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”

The Bible is Truth (John 17:17) Sanctify them by Your truth, Your word is truth.

Jesus Christ is Truth (John 14:17) “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have see Him.”

The Bible speaks of Life (I Peter 1:23) Having been born again not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.

Jesus the Truth and the Life (John 14:6) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
The Bible is Eternal (John 1:1-2) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God (also verse 18). “No one has seen God at anytime, the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.” John 10:30 “I and my Father are one.”

The Bible is Flawless (Proverbs 30:5) Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.

Jesus Christ is Flawless (John 8:45, 46) “But because I tell you the truth, you do not believe me. Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe me?”

These are just a few of scriptures I used to prove my point. If we ignore the Bible, we are ignoring the Father who gave us the Bible and the Spirit who wrote the Bible and wants to teach it to us.

The Book of Hebrews opens by saying, “God---has spoken to us by his Son” Hebrews 1:1-2. That idea is reinforced in Hebrews 12:25- “See that you do not refuse Him who speaks---.”

When I open my Bible and open my heart to learn, God opens His mouth and speaks to me and the Holy Spirit teaches me. Although it’s an ancient book, the Bible speaks to people today because it teaches timeless truths. It tells us the truth about the world around us, the future before us and the problems within us. The Bible convicts us and teaches us the right way to live. God’s word is always relevant for it is a source of information that never grows old. It not only informs us; it also transforms us. Romans 8:29 tells us that God’s goal is that we become “conformed to the likeness of his Son.” When we understand Bible truth and receive it into our hearts, that truth releases spiritual power and we are changed to become more like Christ. When we receive the word, trust it and obey it, God will do wonderful things. His love for us should cause us to be motivated to read, learn, and apply the Word to our lives.

The Word of God feeds us- Praying, worshiping, giving, using the skills God has given us- all these things develop our spiritual muscles and helps make us strong in the Lord.

From my heart.