The Believer and Reading the Scriptures (2)

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#02 The Believer and Reading the Scriptures
By Paul B Thomas

Topic: The Believer and Reading there Scripture
Scripture Reading: (Ephesians 1;17).
Purpose: Discover the purpose and value of reading scriptures constantly.

Reading is a habit everyone ought to develop. All successful men read daily all successful teachers and preachers study whats read daily. All successful believers become what they read daily.

10.What is the immutability of his counsel?
Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: (Hebrews 6:17).

11.What does our Hope in Christ do?
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; (Hebrews 6:19).

12.Explain the importance of comparing scripture with scripture.
And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction (2 Peter 3,15,16).

13.Why is it important to have the Holy Ghost to help us understand scripture?
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.  (1 Cor 2;10-12).

14.Can the natural mind of the carnal man understand scriptures?
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (1 Cor 2:14).

15. How are we to seek the treasures of God’s Word?
Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God (Proverbs2:3-5).

16.What benefit is there in reading?
And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in  Christ Jesus  (2 Timothy 3;15).

17.The secret things belong to the Lord our God but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever that we may do all the works of the law (Duet 29;29).

NOTES:  Today many are into entertainment reading, they read whats amusing and news breaking, scandalous and  world. Confession and repentance must be the consequences  of devotional reading (Charles Coulson).
Our devotional reading should be long term, as we aim for total transformation over a period of time, hence it must become a discipline and not a quick fix or quick read or a momentary habit that becomes customary. Total transformation is possible with daily heart seeking devotional reading.
Questions to Consider: What is my daily reading patterns?  You can listen to youtube preaching but reading allows you to form your own views and the Holy Ghost to illuminate and uncover truth specifically to you. Reading requires your mind to dig deep. pause, think, study a word or phrase, which takes you into a depth of study that is extremely difficult just by listening to media.
For further Study: Jer 30;2; 2 Tim 3;16; 1 Peter 2;2,3; 2 cor 1;20; John 14;20,21;
Literature: For pentecostal/apostolic ebooks.

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