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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Revival’s Intimacy through Bible Study

Last week I said, “Revival is the door of intimacy with Christ—when you are intimate with him you will have everything you need because everything flows from the presence of the Lord.”

One of the ways we find achieve Revival’s intimacy is through Bible study. The truth is, very few Christians do any serious Bible study. Even though we hunger, by our own admission less than 50% of the average Christian Church reads the Bible once a week.

Jeremiah 15:16—When I discovered your words, I devoured them. They are my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies.

We need take time and get into the Word and DISCOVER that the truths of the Bible are more precious than any treasure we seek.

Not only do we need to discover God’s Word, we need to DIGEST them. Jeremiah says we are to devour them; that means we must feast upon the Word, digesting it so that we can grow spiritually.

We will find that discovery and digesting of the Word will to DELIGHT. Jeremiah said, “They are my joy and my heart’s delight.”

Why? The Bible not only gives us insight and teaches us, it directs our lives and sets us free.

Psalm 119:99&100—Yes, I have more insight than my teachers, for I am always thinking of your laws. I am even wiser than my elders, for I have kept your commandments.

Romans 15:4—Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.

Psalm 119:105—Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.

John 8:32—And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

Don DeWelt, a great spiritual discipline leader of Christian church said, “I still have a long way to go. But prayer, meditation, and Bible reading are indispensible. If I skip them, it is as though I missed a meal. I am addicted to God!”

WOW! Praise the Lord! Don’t you want to be addicted to God? I do!

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