“I’ve just found the Book of God’s Revelation, instructing us in God’s ways. I found it in The Temple!” Read 2 Kings 22:8 (MSG). As you might be aware, finding anything requires effort on our part; and especially if what we are looking for is so precious. The Bible says it like this, “When Your Words showed up, I ate them — swallowed them whole. What a feast!” Read Jeremiah 15:16 (MSG). Think with me for a moment, when you find what you are looking for, there will surely be relief and excitement; surely will be for me, it will be thanksgiving and rejoicing!
Clearly we see from the text, the Book refers to God’s Book of prophecies instructing His people on how to live for God in this secular world. Now, the location of where the Book was found is important; the Temple or what is now known as the House of God. Consequently, I ask this very critical question, are you being fed the Word of God at the local assembly you attend, or are you listening to man’s eloquent interpretation of the Scripture or the lack thereof speech?
Paul writes, “The message I preached and how I preached it was not an attempt to sway you with persuasive arguments but to prove to you the almighty power of God’s Holy Spirit. For God intended that your faith not be established on man’s wisdom but by trusting in His Almighty power.” Read 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (TPT).
Recall the theme, “I have found the Book of the law in the Lords’s Temple.” The Lord’s Temple is the local assembly; the Church. And it is incumbent on the Pastors and leaders to ensure that they are people of the Word and of the Spirit, hence the Bible says, “Then [in the final time] I will give you [spiritual] shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and [true] understanding.” Read Jeremiah 3:15 (AMP). This is pretty clear right? Watch this, Spiritual shepherds who will nourish you and me with God’s Word. Why then should anyone stay under any ministry where the Word of God is not rightly divided or being preached? And by the way, I am not a spiritual thermometer, I am only re-echoing what the Bible says.
Lord, Jesus, thank You for giving me Your Word. Thank You, Your Word enlightens the eyes of my heart to see through the eyes of faith. Thank You, I am anointed to receive Your counsel into my spirit, and for that I am grateful.
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