“Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!”
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” Revelation 12:11 (KJV)
Last night during my walk I was thinking about this scripture. A question came to mind. Why didn’t God say, “…the blood of the Lamb and their testimony? Our testimony should be all about Him yes?
What scripture, what Word, has helped form your testimony? How did scripture, the Words of eternal life, the Words of Christ, lift you to a place in Him like you’ve never known before? Or is that yet to happen?
Your new birth, your reconciliation begins with the death of Christ and the covering of His blood as you request His Lordship. As Paul says, “For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” Romans 5:10
Paul again says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
Just remember that newness, (new ‘kainos’ in freshness, not age ‘neos’) Jesus came to freshen up our understanding of God and His Word.
Yes, as babes in Christ we need the milk of the Word to thrive but it is not about age, it is about maturity in Christ.
At some point, the Word, your diet, changes because you are changing. You need the more mature Word, the meat of the Word.
As I heard it said in a sermon yesterday, “We need the protein of the Word, the building blocks of life, in order to grow and continue to thrive in Him.
As I share scriptures that challenge us, many of them are presented as new even thought they were always there. The opening of our eyes of understanding is a primary goal of the Holy Spirit.
My calling is to trumpet the Word God shows me (I truly believe by the Holy Spirit.) I pray your heart witnesses to it against traditional understanding. We are being guided into truth that requires a guide. IT WILL NOT look like it once did!
Another example in the sermon was a blindfolded boy of about 10 years who was led out into the congregation as 4 different women, each with a microphone, simultaneously gave him instructions. One was his mother.
It was dramatic! He would take a few steps, in the cacophony of voices, he would turn but hesitate, take a turn, a few more steps and finally took a step up, and another step up, into his mother’s arms.
In the confusing mass of voices, many similar to his mom’s, by concentrating he was able to focus on the voice he knew and trusted. He had never been tested this way before.
His Word is calling to us with a new urgency. We cannot deny scripture that guides us by warning. There have been many voices speaking to us over the decades. Speaking today, the Holy Spirit is revealing “all truth” as Jesus said He would.
They read scripture plainly. It took Jesus to show them more. The Holy Spirit was sent to show us even more. How much more will this understanding mean to us? Will we in deed grasp the Words of eternal life, hearing His voice in our hearts? Will those Words change us more, becoming the Word of our testimony?
“If we remain in His grip, how far from His heart can we be!”
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