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The Power of God’s Word,
by Eric Gondwe

1. It’s the Most Clear Way God Speaks to Us
2. It Protects the Believer from Sin, Temptation and Unnecessary Afflictions
3. God Esteems (Values, Delights in or Favors) Those Who Honor His Word
4. It’s the Incorruptible Seed that Produces More Believers as It Enters Their Hearts
5. It Opens the Eyes and Ears of the Spiritually Blind and Deaf
6. It Convicts Sinners of Their Sin And Delivers Those that Accept the Gift of Salvation
7. It Brings True Freedom and Wisdom
8. It Equips The Believer in his/her Calling and in Walking in God’s Perfect Will
9. It’s the main Source of True Worship – thus Facilitates Answered Prayers
10. It Brings Forth God's Purpose
11. It Brings Faith that Prevails in the Midst of Unfavorable Circumstances
12. It’s A Spiritual Weapon Against the Works of Satan
13. It Brings Healing and Health –Spiritual, Social and Physical
14. It’s Spiritual Food for Believers in Growing in the Likeness of Jesus
15. It Will Be Used to Judge All People
16.  It’s Hidden Treasure – From the Proud and Those Not Yet Saved
17.  God is Its Author

1. It’s the Clearest Way God Speaks to Us
The Bible is a recording of God’s voice as divine inspired men and women of God heard it. In his infinite wisdom he considered what he said through them to be essential for all the generations ahead. It was written over a 1600 year span by over 40 “authors,” on three continents, in three languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek). He finalized his word with his Son and the early church apostles who basically repeated the words of Christ. Hebrews 2:1-2 says, “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets has in these last days spoken to us by His Son.”

Through the Bible we understand God’s will for our lives -what he wants and doesn’t want, what pleases him and annoys him, what's important to him and what’s irrelevant. It also says why he wants it his way and how.

Thus just as prayer is our main way we talk to God, the Bible is the main way he talks to us. This does not mean that God doesn’t speak to us outside of the scriptures. It means that he uses his word to speak most of the time. For hypothetical purposes let’s say over 70 percent of the time he’ll use his written word. It also means his word is the basis on which all other avenues he speaks to us depend on.

Determining any avenue on whether or not it’s God speaking must begin with agreeing with the Bible. These include prophecies, visions, dreams, “hearing” an inner voice, circumstances, counsel, through inspired books and other literature.

If he speaks 70 percent of the time through his written word then we need to insure his word abides in us in such a deep way that he can quicken it through his Spirit. That’s why the scripture says we must renew our minds. Our minds must be filled with his word, not our own. In this way we develop the mind of Christ who said he’d abide (live in us, through the Holy Spirit) when his word abides in us (John 15:5-10).

The Holy Spirit will then be able place the appropriate scripture in our thoughts concerning a matter. It may not have a specific verse but it’s easily traceable to his written word. Only what we know will be useful since the Lord brings to remembrance the appropriate things we’ve learned whenever necessary. “The Counselor, 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,” John 14:256.

The Holy Spirit will usually use the written word or associate it in the specific matters of our lives. These include our callings, region of residence and duties, professional opportunities, marriage, etc. He may use a particular scripture, scriptural topic or example to show how God is using the circumstances to lead us. Whichever unique way he’ll enable us to understand what he’s saying. “We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us,” 1 Corinthians 2:12.

2. It Protects the Believer from Sin, Temptation and Unnecessary Afflictions
“Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against you!” Psalms 119:11

“How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word,” Psalms 119:9

“I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path,” Psalms 119:104-105

“If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life,” Psalm 119:92-93. In the journey of life his word directs us where best to go, why, when and how. Without referring to it for direction we risk ending up in undesirable places (circumstances) that could have been avoided. These may relate to our spiritual lives, ministry/callings, social, family, material or physical.

For example, ample association with unbelievers (through social association or through the media (TV, radio, music, books and magazines, internet)) will lead to compromise (1 Corinthians 15:33, 2 Corinthians 6:14). Financial unfaithfulness of not devoting at least 10% to God removes material protection from the devourer (satan) (Malachi 3:8-12). And so on. “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge,” Hosea 4:6. Not because the devil is strong, but because of lacking the necessary knowledge. God forbid that we should be among this group that lacks or rejects knowledge in whatever area of our lives – spiritual, ministry/callings, social, family, material or physical.

God expects us to do our part. He doesn’t impose his loving will on us. He waits on us to respond accordingly then he fulfills his part. Thus as mighty and as loving as he is God waits on us to do our part. Even in the face of destruction he’ll wait for us to apply the necessary knowledge that he has revealed to us. And if we don’t we end up suffering destruction that could have been avoided. Lack of application is rejecting knowledge that was intended to save us from destruction. The enemy ends up taking advantage of us in whatever area we’ve rejected knowledge –spiritual, ministry/callings, social, family, material or physical.

Moreover, there’s deliverance for anyone who may have fallen in this trap. That’s the beauty of salvation. We have a righteous Advocate who takes up our case to be repealed (canceled). “If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous,” 1 John 2:1 (KJV). Deliverance starts with repentance then obedience by applying what God’s word says for each specific area.

3. God Esteems (Values, Delights in or Favors) those who Honor His Word
“This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word,” Isaiah 66:2

“You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise,” Psalm 51:16-17

 “Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,” 2 Peter 1:2. Grace and peace comes in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Who would not want to be esteemed by God?!!! If there is anything on your spiritual resume that you’d want God to be impressed with then his word must be one of them. Your level of involvement in ministry work, church attendance, financial or physical sacrifices and other rituals are secondary to him.  Not that they’re not important, they just cannot match his major requirements: humility, contrite in spirit, and high reverence for his word.

God is looking for people who’re humble in spirit, who recognize their need for his daily help and grace, and who take God’s Word very seriously, seeking to follow his word with all their heart. This takes a substantial level of submission and self-denial. Are we willing to tremble at the thought of not fulfilling the will of God? Will we passionately obey His voice? The written word, the Bible, is the main way God has chosen to speak to us today. Whatever method God has chosen, He has always expected man to listen and to obey His word. Trembling at his word is a process of spending much time reading, studying, meditating and obeying His word.

Daniel W. Jarvis, director of Absolute Truth Ministries and ministries says, “Revival won't come by adding more activities to our plate as Christians.  It won't happen by adding another Bible study to the schedule, or signing up to teach Sunday School.  It won't happen by singing great hymns or worshipping for hours on end.  It won't happen with the new building or the new outreach plan. The living, vibrant purpose of God will only be fulfilled in us as we look to God with humility, brokenness, and fear…for “this is the one I esteem…” declares the Lord.”

4. It Opens the Eyes and Ears of the Spiritually Blind and Deaf
“Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law,” Psalm 119:18.

“I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me,” Acts 26:17-18.

5. It’s the Imperishable Seed that Produces More Believers as it Enters their Hearts
“For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God,”1 Peter 1: 23. When truth seeking unbelievers learn from the Bible, the Holy Spirit works through his word to bring them to Christ. They are able to be reborn through the imperishable seed of God that always produces fruit when planted effectively. God insures that it bears fruit.

“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow,” 1 Corinthians 3:6-7

6. It Convicts Sinners of their Sin and Delivers those that Accept the Gift of Salvation
"The word of God is living and active. Sharper than any two edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." Hebrews 4:12

God’s word penetrates the heart of sinners. It brings forgiveness to those who repent, believe and are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins. It is the Divine mirror, for in it man reads the secrets of his own guilty soul and sees the vanity of his own evil nature. It reveals to men how far they’re lost in the presence of a Holy God.

“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of every one who believes,” Romans 1:16

“The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul,” Psalm 19:7

“When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit,” Acts 2:37-38

7. It Brings True Freedom and Wisdom
“I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path,” Psalm 119:104-105

“The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple,” Psalm 119:130

“..From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus,” Timothy 3:15

“If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free,” John 8: 31-32

It’s the law of liberty because it frees man from the bondage of sin and meaningless living. God's Word is law because it is the standard to live by. Unfortunately some believers, God’s people, fail to strive to understand and apply it. They thus end up depriving themselves and the Body of Christ the gifts and fruits of salvation. “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. "Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children,” Hosea 4:6. May none of us be found to be among this unfruitful group of God’s people.

William Lyon Phelps, Former professor at Yale University, said, “I believe that knowledge of the Bible without a college education is more valuable than a college education without the Bible.”

8. It Equips the Believer in his/her Calling and in Walking in God’s Perfect Will
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work,” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

“They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world,” John 17:16-18

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will,” Romans 12:2

“Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless,” Ephesians 5:25-27

“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go,” Joshua 1:8-9

“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers,” Psalm 1:1-3.

9. It’s the main Source of True Worship – thus Facilitates Answered Prayers
Our Lord Jesus said, “A time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth,” John 4:23-24

God therefore seeks worship which is 1) in spirit and 2) in truth. please see the chapter on Spiritual Intimacy on worship which is in spirit. In his prayer to the Father our Lord Jesus said, “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth,” John 17:17. So worship unto God that is backed up by his word is worship in truth. He uses that very truth to set us and other people free (John 8:32).

“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples,” John 15:7.

10. It brings forth God's Purpose
“So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it,” Isaiah 55:11

“The Scripture cannot be broken,” John 10:35.

“Is not my word like fire,” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?” Jeremiah 23:29

“I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please. From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do,” Isaiah 46:10-11.

“Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails,” Proverbs 19:21. His purposes have been written in his word. They prevail over any other plans in our lives.

“Now it is God who makes both us and you to stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come,” 2 Corinthians 1:21

“He predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, accordance with his pleasure and will,” Ephesians 1:5

11. It Brings Faith that Prevails in the Midst of Unfavorable Circumstances
“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ,” Romans 10:17

“Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith,” 1 John 5:4.

“Everything is possible for him who believes,” Mark 9:23. That is, to the one who believe in God and his word.

“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go,” Joshua 1:8-9

12. It’s a Spiritual Weapon against the Works of Satan
The purpose of our weapons has not changed with us spiritual Israelites. It’s like in the days of physical battles the Israelites had to face. What has changed is that our battles are in the realm of the spirit, not the natural. Our battle is not with flesh and blood, it’s with principalities and powers. That’s why we’re equipped with spiritual weapons. Please see the online book I wrote on spiritual warfare, titled A Major Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance Alert!. The purpose of our spiritual weapons is to:

1. Fulfill the “Great Commission” as outlined in Matthew 28: 19-20. This extends the spiritual territory of God’s kingdom that Satan and his team once held. This spiritual territory is our primary focus. We endeavor to amass as much weapons as possible to effectively face the battle that Jesus, our Commandeer in Chief is in charge of. The spiritual territory consists of hearts and minds of unredeemed people. They’re still captive to the enemy’s influence and disobedience. No matter how good natured some of them may be, they’re still lost as long as Jesus Christ is not their Lord and Savior. Jesus is our spiritual Joshua through whom victory in every battle is certain. We may amass weapons but he gives the appropriate strategy for every battle and calling. That’s why abiding in Christ is critical. Please see a topic on Spiritual Intimacy in Topic 2.
2. Take the offensive position in the battle & not wait to be attacked first.
3. Fortify, & protect ourselves & others from the attacks of the enemy.
4. Defend the faith by being obedient to the direction of the Holy Spirit.
5. Rescue any held captive and set them free from the bondage of sin.

“Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms…Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,” Ephesians 6:10-12,17

“They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death,” Rev 12:11

“May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands, to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples, to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron, to carry out the sentence written against them. This is the glory of all his saints,” Ps 149:6-9

Jesus fought over the wiles of the Devil by appealing to Scriptures: “But 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,’” Matthew 4:4

“We will be ready to punish every act of disobedience once (when) your obedience is complete,” 2 Corinthians 10:6 (emphasis added). We’re able to punish more disobedient acts of the enemy the stronger our obedience to God is. Disobedient acts of the enemy in our callings, ministries, families, health, society, finances, etc. are punishable through our high level of obedience to God. It’s not that an easy life will result. Rather it’s that obedience enables us to effectively deal with hindering matters in our callings, ministries, finances, health, society, finances, etc. Please see the chapter on “Spiritual Intimacy.”

13. It Brings Healing and Health –Spiritual, Physical, Social, etc
“My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body,” Proverbs 4:20-22

“He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave,” Psalm 107: 20

14. It’s Spiritual Food for Believers in Growing in the Likeness of Jesus
It is described as bread, milk (for spiritual infants), meat (for spiritual adults) and honey in different passages.

Bread: “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty,” John 6:35.

“Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God,” Matthew 4:4. Living by the earthly bread alone feeds the body but starves the spirit and soul. We need the “bread of life” (John 6:35) to nourish the unseen part of us.

Milk: “Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,”1 Peter 2: 1-2. The milk is the part that’s easy to understand. It’s easy to eat. New believers would benefit by dwelling on the milk in order to grow, before proceeding to the meat.

Meat: “Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil,” Hebrews 5:13

“Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And God permitting, we will do so,” Hebrews 6:1-3.

Honey: “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103. There are many parts of scripture that are very comforting and assuring. Some are wonderful promises that can even be hard to believe. But it’s God who said them and are worth trusting. All these areas are sweet to our spiritual tongues and a delight to us. “When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart's delight,” Jeremiah 15:16.

As honey God’s word also brings peace that’s beyond all understanding. This peace remains with us in spite of any persecution and trials we may face. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid,” John 14:27

15. It will be used to Judge all People
“And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books,” Revelation 20:12.

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad,” 2 Corinthians 5:10

16. It’s Hidden Treasure – from the Proud and those not yet Saved
“I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants,” Matthew 11:25.

“And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God,” 2 Corinthians 4:3

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God,” 1 Corinthians 1:18.

“The mind set on the flesh is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so,” Romans 8:7.

17. God is its Author
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work,” 2 Timothy 3:16-17.

“Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit,” 2 Peter 1:20-21.

“This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned,” 1 Corinthians 2:13-14

“And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe,” 1 Thessalonians 2:13

The human “authors” and “editors” of canonical scripture were led or influenced by the Holy Spirit. Thus God, rather than they, originated what was written. That’s why it’s called God’s word, not that of men or women. The entire Bible is therefore inerrant (free of error) and infallible though God used a group of fallible humans spanning over many centuries, many cultures, geographical zones and hundreds of generations. It was written over a 1600 year span by over 40 “authors,” on three continents, in three languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek). Naturally speaking that sounds impossible. But  “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God,” Mark 10:27.

It is the work of the Holy Spirit who so guided the writers of the Scripture. The human writers provided God’s message in terms of their own personalities and historical circumstances, and yet they conveyed his message fully and exactly as he wanted it. In their unique nature and character God insured that they presented his word exactly the way he purposed. This includes some copyists whom through their carelessness brought numerous textual errors, which, however, seldom interfere seriously with the reading of any important passage of the Bible.

It also includes those that were later used to bring it into one bound form, who selected the 66 books from various other ones, arranged the selected books, translated from various ancient languages and edited them into verses, paragraphs and chapters that could easily be understood. God has insured that his word is presented as clearly as possible. “The words of the Lord are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times,” Psalm 12:6.

The perfection and infallibility of the scriptures is what we hold to as traditional evangelicals. If you hold any other views that reduce the purity of the scripture then you’ll have problems in yielding to the authority of the Bible. Moreover you’ll limit the Spirit behind the letters from using his word in effectively equipping you for his purposes.

History has shown beyond doubt how sacred and powerful the Bible is. It has been the most influential book in human history as well as the best and biggest seller. Its ultimate and total impact on the moral, spiritual, academic, economical and even political development of the Western society is unquestionable.

In Ecclesiastical History, Roland H. Bainton said:  “The history of Christianity is inseparable from the history of Western culture and of Western society. For almost a score of centuries Christian beliefs, principles, and ideals have colored the thoughts and feelings of Western man. The traditions and practices have left an indelible impression not only on developments of purely religious interest, but on virtually the total endeavor of man. This has been manifest in art and literature, science and law, politics and economics, and, as well, in love and war.”
The Bible brought immense moral, spiritual, academic, economical and political blessings to the Western society. Needless to say that while the Lord of the harvest (Luke 10:2) was busy planting good seed the enemy was also planting his weeds that have misused these blessings to promote wars, racism, colonialism, slavery and all forms of stealing, killing and destroying.

Some people even used the Bible to justify these evil acts. With this association of the scripture some of the oppressed ended up, though incorrectly, calling Christianity “the white man’s religion.” Why God allowed some people to attribute their unrestrained greed to his word for over five centuries is a mystery we’ll understand in heaven. It is but a “mystery of inequity” to us (Thessalonians 2:7). Yet the advancement of the church has been unstoppable regardless of the filth the enemy sought to associate with Christianity. A more powerful mystery has been working: “The mystery of the gospel,” Ephesians 6:19. “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory,” 1 Timothy 3: 16 (KJV).

Another powerful mystery of the gospel is that “In all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose,” Romans 8: 28.

While both mysteries are at work the mystery of inequity has been hindering the good seed of Christianity from Western culture with its weeds. His weeds have been choking the good seed to the extent that the weeds now seem more visible. Thus the term post-Christian age is applied to the current Western society where the weeds of materialism, unbelief, family breakdown and immorality are the norm.

Our Lord said the good seed and weeds will be separated during his coming. May we all be the good seed that has produced much fruit to all the parts of the world at his coming.

“The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
“The owner's servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’
‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.
 “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
“No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn,’” Matthew 13:24-30.


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