A living Word giving confidence

In these particular times people look for solutions for their restricted life. Because of the corona measures, many feel very restricted in their liberty. Some, therefore, want to go to court to reverse or stop the corona restrictions. They do forget that protecting the citizens in our society is the responsible role a government should take care of. Protecting everybody habiting in their state, should be the priority of a state.

People may be annoyed that they have to stay in the house or may not meet with so many people, but they should look at it from the positive side. Now they can have more time for themselves.

In that extra time given, people also could use some more time with the One they can not see, but Who is always there. That Unseen God has given His Word. And now we could take some extra time to look at that Word, given to us with The Bible.

The Bible is not just a book of theological doctrine and premises; it is the living, breathing Word of God. In it, we encounter the very Voice of God—the same Voice that created the stars, our universe with water, plants and animals. The same Voice which led a lot of people, guiding them through difficult situations, helping them when they needed help.

Scripture is not just about learning ancient truths. It is about God speaking to us, in real-time, with real direction. Without that, our souls will shrivel and die.

In the “Word of God” we can find the words of many prophets. One of them was the Nazarene Jesus Christ (Jeshua)  Also his words are meticulously notated by his closest disciples, the apostles.
In the Word of the gospel, we can meet the promised one from God, Jesus who is also called the ‘son of God‘, ‘the sent one from God‘ and the Messiah or Christ.

That great preacher wanted to show to everybody (who wanted to hear) Who the Only Real God is. He also wanted others to know that he is the Way to God, the gate to God’s Kingdom. He who gives us a taste of the goodness of God and teaches us that, in all things, we can trust him. In Jesus, we see that at our worst moment, he still loved us, and we know that if he loved us then he will never leave us now.

The apostle Peter advises us to nourish ourselves constantly on that good gospel Word. We should drink it like the milk a baby drinks to survive, and without which it will remain severely undernourished.

For many people, the only Bible they get is from the preacher on Sunday. Not having a daily quiet time, where you pour God’s Word into you, means you will shrivel up spiritually — and it won’t matter how long you’ve been a Christian or how many facts you know. We need the constant intake of the imperishable, life-giving Word of God. Even Jesus was saturated in it.

Let us not forget that all human teaching passes away but God His teaching shall stay forever. In times of crisis, lots of people bring up lots of questions and often also start doubting God, Who they suddenly seem to know as the One to blame. When there are no services anymore in your church, please do not forget to regularly read the Bible and to meditate on it. If you have a partner or when you have children, please do take time with them to read the Bible and talk about what is being read. Make sure the Word of God can be echoing in your house at regular times. That way you also shall feel how God can also with you and your family and give you the confidence to cope in this particular time.

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Additional reading

  1. Honest-hearted people are losing faith in humanity and humanity losing faith in God
  2. All human teaching passes away
  3. God Statements recorded in a book
  4. The God speaking out providing provings, signs and miracles
  5. God’s Blog recorded in a Book
  6. God’s Self-Revelation
  7. the Bible – God’s guide for life #1 Introduction
  8. the Bible – God’s guide for life #2 Needs in life
  9. Creator and Blogger God 3 Lesson and solution
  10. Creator and Blogger God 4 Expounding voice
  11. the Bible – God’s guide for life #3 Fast food or staple diet
  12. the Bible – God’s guide for life #4 Not to get the best from our diet– or from ourselves
  13. Today’s thought “Word of the Only One God – To be read and listened at” (November 21)
  14. Today’s thought “Jehovah God makes us dwell in safety and confident trust” (January 02)

Published by Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".

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