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Lesson 2

We must first know that Abraham trusted and believed God would do what he said in His Word. We must be like Abraham and believe God will do His word.

In believing the Word of God we must have one truth, that God honors his word. That what He says, He will do.

This is the most important part of the Faith Walk. Without this one ingredient we cannot get close too or be intimate with God.

1. God establishes His Word

Jesus said about the word in Matt. 24:35. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word shall not pass away. His Word(Godís Words) are settled forever they will not change or diminish. Godís word is established and will be fulfilled. Matt. 5:18

2. God shows the importance to Him of His Word

Psalm 138"2 God sets His Word above Himself that if it came down to it, He would destroy Himself rather than go back on His word. We see this in Heb. 6:13. God made a promise to Abraham (Galatians 3:6-18, Hebrews 6;17) and because it was important He said He would sware to the highest point and that was Himself

3. God says we can believe Him

An God said we can believe this because it is impossible for Him to lie. Heb.6:18, Titus 1:2

4. And God says He is not slack concerning His word.

Jeremiah 1:12 says that He hastens to fulfill His Word.

II Chronicles 16:9 Gives us a hint on why it seems to take long sometimes.

Daniel 10:12, 13 There are reasons why Godís word seems to not work but that is a failure on our part which we will discuss in a later point

We should also note at this point that God is no respector of person. What He does for one, Heíll do for all I Peter 1:17

Now that we believe in God, believe in the Bible as the Word of God and believe that God honours His word, we can go to the next step which is to study Godís word so we know Godís will

II Timothy 2:15 Study the word of God. II Timothy 3:16

In studying the word of God so that we can rightly divide the truth or rightly understand the truth of Godís word, first we need help to understand the word. This comes by the Holy Spirit.

John 14: 15-27

Jesus said that when He wet away, ascended into heaven, that He would send a comforter to swell within us, who except Jesus as Lord and Saviour. And this comforter which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

So in II Tim. 2:15 we see that we are to study the word of God to be able to know what the truth, lifeís truth is (Hebrews 4:12)that you may be grounded and settled in Godís Word

Colossions 1:23, 2:7 (We should teach our children the word early in life II Tim. 3:15)

Letís go back to II Tim. 3:16 It tells us that the word can be profitable to us in

Doctrine- to know Godís thoughts

Reproof- to go over and assess ourselves

Correction- to get ourselves going in the right direction in thought, word and deed

Instruction- how to get closer to God

In verse 17 it tells us that through Godís word as we study it we get to the point to be able to work for God because we become furnished or full completed to do His work properly. The way God wants it done

Romans 15:4 tells us that the bible is written for us to learn we study the word so we know what God expects from us and to know what we can ask for, and why we can expect it. How to pray right.

In Romans 1:16 we see that the gospel of God is the power of God.

We receive the promises of God through faith in Godís word. An example of this is Romans 4:17-25

God loves you and so do I!

Pastor Tom

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