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12/14/11 – “The Integrity of the Word” – Doing the Word Produces a Predictable Outcome

MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDIES

Wednesday in the Word

December 14, 2011

 

The Integrity of the Word

(Doing the Word Produces a Predictable Outcome)

FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS

  1. James 1:22
    1. The deception of your “own selves” is when your mind and body overrides the Word that has been downloaded in your spirit.
    2. I Thessalonians 5:23
      1. The real you is your spirit.  This is the eternal part of you that is God.
      2. At the moment of salvation, God downloaded the fullness of who He is in your spirit. (Scripture reference – Hebrews 12:9)
      3. In your spirit, you are god.  (Scripture references – Psalm 82; St. John 10:34)
    3. The mind and the body influence the spirit.
      1. Romans 12:1-2
        1. The body has no chance of being saved; however, you can immerse the mind in the Word to transform it.
        2. Whatever is natural can be altered by the words that created it.
        3. When the spirit is strong [by hearing and doing the Word], your spirit can take on the body and the mind.
  2. Romans 2:13
    1. Just – to be made right or to be corrected by the Word.  In other words, you are walking in the manifested reality of the Word.
      1. Ecclesiastes 10:7
        1. Sinners profiting and saints struggling is an unjust situation that need to be justified or corrected.
      2. Isaiah 48:17
        1. When the Lord is in the believer’s life, He teaches you how to profit.
      3. II Timothy 3:16-17
        1. You cannot remain poor or disadvantaged reading and doing the Word.
        2. Profiting is a byproduct of doing the Word.
        3. Life and health are in every Word.
  3. Hebrews 4:1-2
    1. God’s rest is the place of reigning in life.  (Scripture references – Romans 5:17; I John 4:17b)
    2. You speaking to and moving the mountains in your life are the “us” referenced in Hebrews 4:2.  (Scripture references – St. Mark 11:22; St. Matthew 21:19)

 

  1.          I.            The integrity of the Word
    1. Integrity – honesty, trust, soundness (God’s word can be trusted); God’s word testifies of His character, power, and faith.
    2. The universe is designed to be governed by the Word and words.
      1. St. John1:1
        1. The Word is Jesus.
        2. The Bible is your personal edition of God speaking to you to transform or change the world.
      2. A word is a unit of language that functions as a principle carrier of meaning and thought.
        1. God uses words to grasp His thoughts.  In other words, you read God’s thoughts to gain concept of His intentions for His people.
        2. Jesus is God’s thoughts and intentions towards man.
  2.         II.            God’s word is a matter of His integrity.
    1. Either God is to be believed or nothing He has said or done can be trusted.
    2. In other words, God and His word are one.  (Scripture reference – St. John 10:30)
    3. If you are not doing the Word, by implication you are saying you do not believe God.
    4. Psalm 12:6
      1. The purity of the Word means that the Word has not been diluted by circumstances or limited thinking.
      2. When you immerse yourself in the pure words of God, you transform your mind from natural limitations to the supernatural ability of God.
        1. For example, Daniel was transformed by renewing his mind to such a degree that when placed in a den of lions, the lion would not devour him.
      3. Circumstances cannot control you when you become a doer of the Word
      4. The word of God is seven times more powerful than any negative situation you face.
  3.       III.            The dynamics of how the Kingdom works
    1. Mark 4:26-27(Parallel passages – St. Luke 8 and St. Matthew 13)
      1. The kingdom of God works the same way a farmer plants seed and sees harvest.
      2. The word of God is seed; your heart is the ground.  So then, seed in the hands of a skilled farmer is the same as the word of God in your heart [coming out of your mouth].
      3. In an apple seed is the apple tree and all its many apples; likewise, encrypted in the seed of the Word is your full harvest.
      4. In other words, God has placed everything you will ever need in the seed of His word… healing, prosperity, long life and health, employment and wealth and your heart [doing the Word] will cause the seed to produce.
      5. The pure Word will change the natural order of the things it created (water from a rock, bread from heaven; money in the mouth of a fish; an impotent man made to walk; 2 fish and 5 loaves feeding 5000+).
      6. The Word has capabilities beyond your imagination.  (Scripture reference – Ephesians 3:20, KJV & The Amplified Bible)

 

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