Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The Word of God is IN YOU
People go looking for a WORD FROM GOD from other people and in the Bible but the Word of God is IN US. The Bible confirms that the Word of God is IN US.
We read in Deuteronomy 30:14 “ the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart SO YOU MAY OBEY IT. “
Let us go back to Deuteronomy 30:11 “For this commandment which I command you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach. 12“It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will go up to heaven for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it?’ 13“Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will cross the sea for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it?’ 14“But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, THAT YOU MAY OBEY IT."
The Word of God has bee PLANTED inside of every person. We don't need to go and look for it somewhere else. The apostle Paul wrote in Romans 10:8 "But what does it say? "THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART "-- that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, 9that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;"
God has planted His Word IN US. we all KNOW right from wrong but we have to OBEY it. It is no good knowing the truth, knowing what is right and not doing it. We have to obey it.
The apostle Paul further writes in Romans 1:18 "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures."
We all know the truth but people have created for themselves a god a Jesus Christ to their own liking. They interpret the scriptures to their own liking. they are not LISTENING to that implanted Word of God that He has placed inside of us.
Nobody will have any excuse when we stand before God. We all know right from wrong. The apostle Paul writes in Romans 2:14 “For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves, 15in that THEY SHOW THE WORK OF THE LAW WRITTEN IN THEIR HEARTS, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them, 16on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.”
What was the gospel that Paul preached? It was the TRUTH, that which is already written in our hearts and which Jesus Christ came to confirm. He said we have to SIN NO MORE. We have to turn from wickedness and DO that which we know inside, is right before God or else we will be judged by our conscience, by the LAW of God written in our hearts. We will have no excuse.
The prophet Jeremiah wrote in Jeremiah 31:33 "But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days," declares the LORD, "I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34"They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them," declares the LORD, "for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more."
If we LISTEN to the Law of God, the Word of God written in our hearts and we repent of evil, God will forgive us but if we disobey Him we will perish.
The word of God is not written in a book, it is not on the other side of the sea, as we have read in the Bible, it is written in our hearts and we have to LISTEN and then our soul will live. We have to OBEY that which God speaks inside of us; live holiness, lives righteousness, turn away from wickedness and we will CLEARLY HEAR THE WORD OF GOD guiding us, because God is with us, Jesus Christ Emmanuel is WITH us, IN us, if we would just LISTEN and OBEY.
Can you hear the Word of God speaking in you? Repent of sin and listen and you will hear the voice of Jesus Christ speaking IN you and guiding you into righteousness.
May Jesus bless you.