[SW161] 11/14/2014 message notes by Sister Susan J. Wynn ©2014
“The Word of the Lord”
As I wrote in a recent blog, the Word of the Lord (the Bible) is like a diamond — turned in His light, rays of revelation shoot out! Today, I celebrate the Word of the Lord!
But you are bent down today, struggling, downtrodden, depressed, oppressed, or distressed, stuck in sin, which destroys you and those around you — or all of the above.
You are unsure, you hesitate, you doubt, and thus are like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind (James 1:6).
Meanwhile, your Bible — the Word of the Lord — sits on the shelf in your home, collecting dust (just as mine did for the first 45 years of my life)!
Let me tell you about this Word of the Lord!!!
Psalm 33:4 Right!
Psalm 33:6 The heavens made, by it
Psalm 107:20 Sent to heal you (also, Mt. 8:8)
Psalm 119:83 Settled (established and stands) in heaven, FOREVER
Psalm 119:105 A lamp for your feet, a light for your path
Psalm 119:40 Very pure
Psalm 130:5 A source of hope
Psalm 138:2 Magnified above His name
Psalm 147:15 Runs swiftly
Psalm 147:18 Melts cold things
Isaiah 30:21 You will hear it, “This is the way, walk in it.”
Isaiah 40:8 Stands forever
Isaiah 55:11 Will not return to Him void
Jeremiah 23:39 Shatters hard things like a hammer
Ezekiel 37:4 Even dry bones hear it!!!
Matthew 13:8 When sown on good soil, fruitfulness results
John 1:14 Became flesh, and dwelled among us . . . and you will see His glory!
John 5:24 When believed and heeded, makes you pass from death to life!
John 8:31-36 The way to the truth that sets you free from the power of sin.
John 8:51 If obeyed (kept), you will never die!
John 12:48 If rejected/disobeyed, it will judge you, in the last day.
John 15:7 If it abides in you, then you will ask whatever you wish and it will be one for you
2Corinthians 4:4, 6 A mirror through which you see Christ . . .
the more you look AT the Lord,
the more you look LIKE the Lord!
Acts 6:2 Must not be neglected in order to serve tables!
Acts 6:7, 12:24 Keeps on spreading, when it is boldly spoken (Acts 4:29)
Acts 8:17, 11:1 Must be received, taken in, accepted, and submitted to
Romans 10:17 When heard and heeded, faith springs up!
1Corinthians 1:18 Foolishness to those that are perishing, but to those who are being saved, it is the power of God.
Ephesians 6:17 Is the sword of the Spirit
Philippians 2:16 Is the word of life that you are to hold out in the darkness, so you are like a star in the universe.
Hebrews 4:12 Living and active . . . judging the thoughts and attitudes of your heart.
Let the Word of the Lord have its way in you. Submit to it, let it convict you regarding sin and righteousness and judgment, and the Lord will change your heart, and you will see Him!
This is not a suggestion, but a command from the Lord today!!!
Lift up your heads, and the King of glory will come in, and dwell within you (Psalm 24:7, John 14:23)!
Seek (search out, strive after, beseech, beg) the face, the presence, of the Lord!
Then you will be prepared to ascend the hill of the Lord and stand in His holy place. (Psalm 24:3) Once you have truly seen Him, you will never look away again!