“God’s Word: Alive and Powerful!”
God’s word is alive and powerful! It is sharper than any double-edged sword. His word can cut through our spirits and souls and through our joints and marrow, until it discovers the desires and thoughts of our hearts. Nothing is hidden from God! He sees through everything, and we will have to tell Him the truth. Hebrews 4:12-13
I have conducted quite a few Bible studies, and every time we research and study the Word of the Living God, some will say: “I’ve never HEARD of that before” or “I never KNEW that.”
The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the Hebrews, gives us a very vivid and accurate assumption of the Word of the Living God, as it pertains to us today. He says that it is ALIVE and POWERFUL, because it is a guide to ANY and ALL of mankind’s situations. It teaches, admonishes, enlightens, encourages and inspires us. It gives us a picture of God’s character and His INTENSE love for His creation. A love that is so encompassing that it engulfs ALL that God created.
His Word is “sharper than any double-edged sword. His Word can cut through our spirits and souls and through our joints and marrow, until it discovers the desires and thoughts of our hearts.” Its penetrating power is so great that it reaches the innermost part of the heart, exposing the desires, thoughts, and attitudes of our heart. This is sometimes a painful, but much needed procedure, and most people are very sensitive and defensive of their desires, thoughts and attitudes, and highly insulted to think that the Word of God would be so harsh or short-sighted, when in all actuality it is the heart of mankind that is harsh and short-sighted. We think we can do, say or think things and claim that we are doing what God’s Word instructs us to do, but a lot of times it is something that will satisfy our own selfish souls. God’s Word does say that “the HEART is more deceitful than all else, and desperately sick,” (Jer. 17:9). So every now and then we are in need of a little “constructive surgery” to get us in line with the truth of God’s Word.
One day we, the TRUE BELIEVERS, will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ, to be judged for the works we have done. Our lives will be an OPEN book. We will be accountable for our deeds whether they were carried out under the leadership of the Holy Spirit or because of our own desires. NOTHING is HIDDEN from God! Even to the contents of our HEARTS.
What is in your HEART? Have you given your HEART and LIFE to God? If not, you will not face the Judgment Seat of Christ, to have your works judged, but you will stand before the Great White Throne Judgment, and be judged for your sins and sentenced to an ETERNITY in Hell, the place of TORMENT. Unless you get your HEART and LIFE right with God, and you have that opportunity NOW, by: CONFESSING your sins to God, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be OPEN to His HOLY WORD and let His Holy Spirit speak the TRUTH of the Word to your Heart. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!