He Gave Us “the thoughts of his heart” and instructed us to deliver them.
“If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God.” 1 Peter 4:11
The deceiver is an evil orchestrator who attempts to make his own points in your heart for the purpose of manipulating your mind to think the way he wishes for you to see things in order to bring about his own self-serving agenda. The goal of the wolf who is cloaked in position and clothing like the sheep, is to posture your thinking to pay dividends to his cause. For example, many in ministry today would have you believe that if you gave to their ministry God will bless you because of who they are instead of in obedience and love to the LORD (Word/Faith movement). Others like Rick Warren use over 20 Bible versions (corrupted versions) in order to make their own point instead of letting the LORD speak for Himself by transmitting His own points through His own words. Godly servants deliver only His Word – just as it is written (and those things in strict accordance to the Word).
“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.” 2 Timothy 4:2
“Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples…To the law and to the testimony (written Word): if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” Isaiah 8:16, 20
Have you personally observed that when thumbing through the majority of “Christian” books today even the casual onlooker can see the gross lack of Bible verses? Such should be a red flag to the Berean believer who solely trusts what His LORD says and has transmitted to us in His Word. His words are the conveyance of “the thoughts of his heart.” (Ps. 33:11)
“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11
The LORD gave us His Word and we are either searching, receiving and conveying it just as it is written, or we identify ourselves as false (2 Cor. 11:12-15).
“The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.” Psalms 86:11
“Search the scriptures.” John 5:39
The LORD gave to us the very “thoughts of his heart” in His holy Word.
“The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.” Psalms 33:11
The Almighty promised to preserve His Word to our generation and loved us so much that He transmitted to us the very “thoughts us his heart” through Moses, the prophets and apostles in tangible form (Ps. 12:6-7; Rom. 3:1-2).
“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” Romans 15:4
He commanded His patriarchs, prophets and apostles to “write the vision.” (Hab. 2:2)
“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” Habakkuk 2:2
Having in tangible form the very oracles of the living God, we are able now to learn and apprehend the divine will and run the race of life in the exact right way of the LORD.
No confusion need plague the believer concerning the general will of God.
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalms 119:105
He said He gave us His words “That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.” (Lk. 1:4) The darkness associated with the lack of understanding is vanquished with the light of the truth.
“The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.” Psalms 119:130
That all men might know Him and have the light of His truth to guide their every step, He gave promise to preserve His oracles to every generation.
“The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” Psalms 12:6-7
To you personally believe you have God’s truth in your possession in His Word? If not, why not? Do you think that there is equality in the Bible versions? Is it possible that every single new version (of the many) is equally inspired? See Bible Versions page.
“All things that pertain unto life and godliness” are found in the “exceeding great and precious promises” of the Word of our LORD! (2 Pet. 1:3-4) Abundant hope and joy infuses the believer’s heart as he pours over and embraces by faith that which he beholds in the Scriptures of truth!
“The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.” Psalms 119:72
“I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.” Psalms 119:131
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“For we are not as MANY, which corrupt (pervert; twist) the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.” 2 Corinthians 2:17
In contrast to the myriad of self-serving wolves who plague our generation, the true servant leader who lives and labors in the fear of the LORD, points people directly to the Word of God in order that they might know Him and His will and possess or be possessed by the mind of be Christ and be fully pleasing to Him. O that there were more leaders today who would denounce “the hidden things of dishonesty” and cease to use or twist the Word of God for their own purpose. LORD purify our hearts an bless us to be enlisted into the army of the enduring faithful!
Of his ministry, the great apostle stated:
“But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:2
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