From my previous blog, I introduced the purpose of our new birth as ‘ONENESS with God, I also buttressed that we are ‘gods on earth’ called in the order of Jesus Christ. Finally, I briefly delved into Logos & Rhema. The Logos is the written word, and Rhema is the word as revealed or Logos quickened by the Holy Spirit, so it is important to know that there will be no Rhema without logos. Logos is Christ the word, Rhema is Christ revealed to you as an individual.
It is also important to state that divinity and theological studies show that the church has so far focused on the body as a fellowship, with little attention given to individual growth. Hence, it’s easy to see Christians who are spiritually ineffective when they face circumstances alone, but in church fellowships are the most excited, exhilarated yet feel disconnected with individual struggles they cannot understand and soon begin to placate in order not to appear to others as failures.
Ephesians 4:11-13: And it was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for works of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, as we mature to the full measure of the stature of Christ.
Eph. 4:11-13 explains the ultimate purpose of our ‘oneness’ with God, and the five ministries of God’s calling to equip the saints for ministry until we become one with God in KNOWLEDGE. Now, if there’s maturity, there must be childhood, but the emphasis in that scripture should be, how we arrive at that maturity, and it is also answered in that scripture…it’s through knowledge.
To know God is to do his will, and to do his will is to love him. (John 14:15 “If you love me, you will do as I direct). How do we do a will if we do not know it? He directs us to do through Rhema. His direction is our specific word, yet a lot of Christians suffer spiritually and otherwise because of lack of that specific Rhema for their individual destinies and subsequently Rhema for their specific situations. A ton of preachers claim that Hosea 4:6 simply refers to the written word…’Logos’, yet most Christians do not experience the excellence of the freely given abundant life. So what’s missing? I’d tell you, the Rhema of the word is the missing piece, that specific word from God for that situation and that particular person. Hence as is written 2 Cor. 3:6…・who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. That word that is impressed by the Spirit, to which we must not harden our hearts.
So it is important to receive and operate YOUR Rhema to have testimonies that would reach out to those who hear you, so they can generate their testimonies. The Rhema is the word quickened to reach you for today. In this light I’d refer to one of my previous quotes; every day belongs to God but the day you catch his specific Rhema for you is your day. All said and done, the word of God is unique and pure. We have to be painstaking to hear, read and witness the word with understanding.
May you find the courage to examine your level of faith, the humility to embrace the right meal and the patience to grow and fruit in your own season. God’s grace in us is our hope.
I have to stop here, but we’d progress sequentially as the Lord leads. We’d continue in the next blog…Titled MILK vs. STRONG MEAT.
***Please read and re-read several times you’d begin to see what you did not see in prior readings. ***
God bless always.