A child of God glorifies his Father, GOD. A child of God is LIKE God. A child of God is LIKE JESUS, because a child of God is also a son of God and he will be like Jesus Christ in every respect. A child of God does not glorify the Bible, he glorifies Jesus Christ. He does not quote the Bible, he quotes his Father. He quotes Jesus Christ, he says what Jesus told him. He talks about Jesus, he does not talk about the Bible. He does not talk about the other followers of Jesus, HE TALKS ABOUT JESUS CHRIST.
Many believers can only talk about the Bible, they quote Bible verses BUT THEY ARE NOT LIKE JESUS. They DO NOT OBEY JESUS, they do not follow Jesus, they do not know Jesus Christ. They know the Bible and THEY GLORIFY THE BIBLE. They lift up the Bible but they cannot lift up Jesus because they do not know Him and they ARE LOST!
IF WE ARE NOT LIKE Jesus Christ, we are NOT SONS OF GOD, we are NOT CHILDREN OF GOD, we are LOST! Many are just bible quoting hypocrites, they are like the world in every respect, THEY ARE SINNERS! If you are a child of God you are not a sinner, you OBEY GOD. You DO what Jesus commands you to do, you DO as Jesus did. You REPENT, you are BORN AGAIN, you are BAPTIZED IN WATER like Jesus was baptized in water. You do not speak on your own accord, you do not quote the Bible but you SAY what your FATHER TELLS YOU TO SAY because He gives you the words to say. You are not a Bible quoter, you are a GOD QUOTER. You speak the WORDS OF GOD you do not speak the words of the Bible.
The kingdom of God is about God, about Jesus Christ, NOT ABOUT THE BIBLE. The bible is about Jesus Christ and about God but if we run after the Bible and after the servants of God we are not following Jesus Christ and we are not speaking the words of God, we are not doing the will of God. If you are a child of God you will speak the words of God. If you are a follower of Jesus YOU WILL BE LIFTING UP JESUS and NOT YOUR BIBLE or the servants of God. Your life will be about Jesus Christ ALONE and about glorifying God your Father.
Are YOU following Jesus? Are you glorifying God or are you studying the Bible and lifting up the Bible?
May Jesus bless you.
Dear Jan you are 100% correct; even the Bible itself tells us that – if we are really comprehending it.
Jesus himself IS the WORD. John 1:1-4 for example “In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word (Jesus) was with God, and the Word (Jesus) was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.” Jesus is the Word – not the bible.
Romans 15:4 “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us (about mistakes made in the past), so that though endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide, we might have hope.” Our focus has become to much on the Bible and not enough on REAL WORD of God – Jesus.
John 14:26 “But the advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, WILL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
The Holy Spirit will teach you. The Bible is not something to be discarded – but the REAL WORD of God is Jesus. The Word comes from the Holy Spirit (Jesus).
The testimony and witness given by the Bible are important, however the witness, testimony, power, knowledge, peace, understanding and amazing love to name only a few will just astound you. We cannot fit Jesus into a box because he is bigger than that.
I pray you will get to know Jesus today and every day because he is worth knowing. I knew I was going to hell, yet I also felt powerless to do anything about it as my heart was too hard – I felt no love. I could not change that, Jesus herd me without me even uttering a word – he stepped in and changed me, my heart was black and cold, now it is warm, vibrant and full of love though the Word/Jesus/Holy Spirit/God.
Praise you lord Jesus, thank you so very much!
Dear Lord Jesus I humbly ask that you please help them to understand what Jan is trying to tell them, in Jesus’s name, Amen.
Amen to that.
A.W. Tozier called this the “cult of textuality”. The denial of verbal inspiration in the life of the believer, and instead the “scibes” dictate the meaning of the book. The Word is dead to them, and the meaning is locked in their understanding. But to those who are Christ followers, His words are alive and powerful, and a sword with which to fight the principalities and powers of this world.
Christianity has survived all these years not because of the Pagan churches, but because of the protection and Providence of the Spirit of God in the believers heart.
Thank you for the encouraging words Jan.