Statistically speaking, in America the National Average of time spent in front of a screen is four hours a day. Spending just one of these hours in the WORD a day can quicken your spirit, and bring healing, and bring us into the presence of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, and change your life for the better.In other words, if you want to get closer to Jesus, get more into the WORD.
“And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?”(Matthew 26:40)
Can you spend an hour a day in the WORD ?
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”(Hebrews 4:12). Never underestimate the power of the Word of God. Do you want to prosper and be successful ? “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”(Joshua 1:8). “Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.”(Matthew 13:52). “The law of thy mouth is better unto me
than thousands of gold and silver.” (Psalms 119:72). “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.”(Matthew 13:45).Do you want to have more Faith? “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17). Do you want to walk in the darkness or in the light? “Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.”(John 12:35). When I was a child my Grandmother Pearl Stone, and Aunt Verna and I were walking in the dark of night, when all of the sudden a big snake went across my foot, and I instantly kicked it off and on to my Grandmother’s leg and it bit her, and I stayed up all night praying for her. By the time we got her to the hospital she was almost dead, but thank the Lord she made it and lived a long life and taught me about Jesus. God Bless Her !! The Word of God is the greatest power in all the universes. It is the one constant that you can count on, that will never change. The Word of God is the secret to life, to power, to strength, to love, to success, and to wisdom! TO NEGLECT IT IS TO NEGLECT ALL OF THESE MOST NEEDFUL AND WONDERFUL THINGS IN OUR LIFE ” Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35). “Thy word have I hid in mine heart,that I might not sin against thee.”(Psalms 119:11). One of the best ways to get into the WORD is to memorize and review the Scriptures. In fact if you don’t review, you will get rusty and forget what you got ! Getting into the WORD is getting in the Spirit. “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:25).THE WORD IS SO IMPORTANT THAT GOD DEVOTED THE LONGEST CHAPTER IN THE BIBLE TO IT, PSALMS CHAPTER 119 !! “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.“(Proverbs 4:23). “Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.”(Job 23:12). “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”(John 6:63).“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”(John 6:35). Bethlehem means, “The House of Bread”. “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”(Matthew 5:6). WOW, that says it all !! Nobody says it better than Jesus Christ The Only Begotten SON OF GOD. Without the WORD we will wither and die and become spiritually dead, Jesus said “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.”(John 15:1-6). “Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.”(Luke 9:60). You can become spiritually dead and still be alive in the flesh, like a walking Zombie, by not getting into the WORD enough !! Empires rise and fall. Governments change. People change. You and I change, hopefully for the better. The Word of God is the one thing you can always count on! JESUS IS THE WORD ! “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14). “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:11-16) “so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11). All things change but Jesus never changes, “For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” (Malachi 3:6). “For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.” (Psalms 119:89).Our job as saved, born again Christians is to give them the Word, and what they do with it is up to them, as each person must make their own decision. To some we are the ministers of Salvation, and light and truth, and freedom. To others we bring judgment and damnation, depending on how they receive the Word that we bring them. We will never know in this life how many souls we have led and won to the Lord. When you give out a tract or a witness to someone who has not been saved, that is the most important moment in that persons entire life whether they realize it or not. In fact their whole life was in preparation for that moment. Jesus said, “Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.”(Luke 15:10).We have the most important job in the world, to preach the Gospel. Are you witnessing? The Lord will bless you, and Jesus really appreciates it, and it makes him happy every time you give out a tract and witness to someone. If you can’t do anything else, put a scripture CD on and listen to it while your doing what ever else you are doing, but it’s best to give your undivided attention to the WORD to get the full benefit of it !!
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.