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April 28, 2021 8:00 am
What were fighting studios in Memphis Tennessee a Byron Tyler here with your reform to see over the refining Gary Adrian Rogers has a message today. I'm really excited about is called the word of God.
You're my favorite verses is Isaiah 5511, my word will not return void, but it will accomplish that which I please, that will prosper wherever I send, and that is true. I heard this recently in the news. Sadly enough, a statistical analysis of young people who had walked away from the church, shows that out of a thousand young adults who have left the church, 44% of them say they did not believe the accounts in the Bible were true and accurate. When asked what made him answer. This way, the most common response 24% said the Bible was written by men and you and I know that the Bible the word of God is God breathed and read the word amen it is in first Peter 121 says for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. A man a man the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
And I think that's true, and I think because we believe that the Bible is the inerrant and infallible word of God. It's easy for us to stand upon it, but also more importantly to live it out. Why do Bible professors say it was divine enablement and human endeavor. It was the two in combination, and we have the wonderful word of God that I love that song, wonderful word of life. Beautiful words of life. Amen. You know, and with the word God meets up with the spirit of God. We see God move wagering. Roger says the Bible was not like any other book. It breathes it seems it weeps. It's alive in the power that it possesses. I think it's powerful.
I think it's is powerful as I is a two edged sword, right, and we hear Adrian talk about that sort can either cut to heal you, or it can cut to kill you.
Either way, carry I'm reminded that Hebrews 412 says for the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of thoughts and the intents of the heart.
Adrian said one time that we don't read the Bible. The Bible reads leads us a man extra. That's what he's talking about here, and I love that verse Byron I think you're right. I think the Bible can either cut to heal you or the Bible will cut to kill you.
It is a two edged sword. We always enjoy hearing from our love were fighting listeners. Here's a response. Adrian Rogers spoke the bold and honest truth, unapologetic of whether it hit a nerve. He knew is what people need to hear, not the watered-down version that is easily taken out of context a man you want. God is like a lion, it will stand by itself and it will defend itself.
Also, I'm reminded that you know God speaks through many thing circumstances other people.
He will always speak to his word always the special revelation God's word. It's available to us and is available to us right now with Adrian Rogers and the message. The word of God.
Hebrews 412 says 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 false and into of the heart, we want to pitch our mental thoughts around this wonderful wonderful verse died of our message tonight is taken right from the verse and the title of the message is no word of God. May I tell you, dear friend, that there many words for this word. Sometimes we collect the Bible. Sometimes we call it the holy Scripture. Sometimes we may call it God's revelation and we would be correct in calling it. All of these things but you know what God's favorite name all the Bible is. It is simply this, the word of God. Now when you say it is the word of God as Hebrews 412 says then that means something is there some things that must must follow for number one.
If it is the word of God. That means it must have absolute perfection. You think there's a lot.
It is the word of man, maybe Samara, but I God of truth cannot speak second Timothy chapter 3 in verse 16 says all Scripture is given by inspiration of God. Now, that means that all Scripture is God breathed is given by inspiration of God and the God of truth cannot inspire error what you say Adrian, if it is the word of God, was it not written down by human being. Of course it was. But that makes it nonetheless. The word of God.
Listen to second Peter chapter 1 in verse 21 for the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost as we told you before this word moved means born along as a ship would be born along with when sales these writers of the Old Testament prophecies had their sales up and even though God used human instrumentality. God used the Holy Spirit to keep these men from error and so the Bible calls itself the word of God written by human instruments human penman, but every John Everett Tittle every point. Every thought. Thereby, the word of God everywhere. So when we call the Bible the word of God that speaks of its absolute perfection mate something else. It speaks of it speaks of his wonderful character. Have you noticed that God has the same name for his son as he does for his book. Have you ever noticed that God calls the Lord Jesus the word of God and God calls his Bible the word of God.
For example, Jesus is called the word of God. In John chapter 1 verses one through three in the beginning was the word and the Word was with God and the Word was God the same was in the beginning with God all things were made by him. The word, and without him was not anything made that was made.
Revelation chapter 19 in verse 13 says of Jesus is name is called.
Who knows the rest of it.
The word of God's name is called the word of God about God's name for the Bible is one word of God.
God's name for Jesus is word of God know what I'm trying to tell you is that the character Jesus in the character of the Bible are linked together.
If one is fallible.
So is the other.
If one is a fraud. So is the other.
You see the same name as you for the word of the Lord and the Lord of that word. And as you study the Bible you will find out that Jesus, the living word honored the Bible the spoken word and said the Scripture cannot be broken. But as you study the Bible the written word. You will find out that the written word presents Jesus the living word and the written word makes Jesus. It hero.
Now you cannot separate the two. For example, both the Lord Jesus Christ and his humanity and the Bible have come from God. Listen to the Scriptures second Peter chapter 1 verse 21 for the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
How do we get the Bible.
It was the supernatural work of the Holy Ghost. How do we get the living word Galatians 4 verse four but when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth his son, made of a woman, made under the law. Both the living word and the written word have come from God. Both the living word and the written word live forever. I believe in eternity.
When we worship we will use the word of God set to music.
First Peter chapter 1 verse 25 but the word of the Lord, and North.
What's the next word for her time when the word of the Lord will not endure the word of the Lord endures forever. Now notice what Luke living word says of himself in Revelation chapter 1 verse 18 I am he that liveth, and was dead, and behold, I am alive, evermore forever.
There will be the written word forever. There will be living word. Both have come from God. Both live forever. Both are absolutely unchanging, but the third thing and the thing that I want to really tighten the focus on tonight is that it has something also to do with its forest day.
Its authority is the word of God when the Bible speaks God speaks and so look at our text again. Go back to Hebrews chapter 4 in verse 12 for the word of God. Absolutely perfect link to the Lord Jesus Christ in character for the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword. Now I want you to notice with me. Therefore, in an conclusion.
Finally, but not immediately. I want you to notice three wonderful things about the word of God. First of all, it is quick.
If you have some translations it may say that it is alive. The word quick means alive.
It is so that's the word we get zoology from zoo from that is that the Bible pulsates with life. This book is not like any other book. This book brings this book sayings this book weeks. It is alive and the power that it possesses there is life in the Bible you say Adrian you stretching that a little bit that is only printed on paper yes, but my dear friend who that is. There and I hope you believe this if you don't believe that you need to believe it. The truth that is here actually has life imparting power. Listen to what Jesus Christ said and put this down and get it big in claimant's right in John chapter 6 and verse 63 and I want to listen to it and I want to preacher boys to listen to it.
Jesus says it is the spirit that Quicken that is it is the spirit that gives life. The flash profits nothing and then Jesus said the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life.
It's alive because it presents a living person. You see, the Bible presents Jesus and the Bible is quick it is alive pulsates with power, but not only is the Bible quick. The Bible also says of itself in Hebrews chapter 4 and verse 12.
Look at the word of God is quick, and notice the next word and powerful powerful. Now that word is in our day's is a combination of two words, it's like word energy that is the Bible. Not only does it have life, but because it has life it has energy that means it's a busy book that it works. You read all the books.
My dear friend, the Bible read you. I mean the Bible has incredible power is at work.
God's word works is not like any other book. Now it's like a sore BC. The Bible says the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than a two edged sword.
It does its work like a sword. For example, you think of the saints and thinkable work that it does on you and the work that it does owe me. It does exploratory surgery owns that sharp sword has God ever done exploratory surgery on you. Has God ever taken the two edged sword of the Lord and just let you open listen. It does you see the word of God divides look at the word of God is quick, and powerful, sharper than a two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, now what does that mean dividing asunder between soul and spirit, and the joints and the marrow well he's making an application if you had a sword here today and you were to come up to me you could take that sword and sliced me up.
You could first of all open me up and find my joints and dismember my joints and then if your life was strong enough and sharp enough you could split my bones and find my marrow gruesome is that's God says that's what his word is like now what does the marrow represent will the marrow is the heart of the bones.
The joints are the hinges. What's he saying he saying that God gets down to your attitudes and your actions, the heart and the hinges they the joints and the matter now why does he mention that well because of the same thing that he mentions he says it divides asunder between soul and spirit, and the joints and the marrow. Now the marrow is like the spirit. The joints are like the soul is it what is that mean we see dear friend when God made you God gave you a body and inside that body is a soul and spirit did you know that first Thessalonians chapter 5 verse 23 says, and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Now the joints in the marrow.
That's the body. The soul is the soul and the spirit is the spirit. It's all right there in Hebrews 412 now the word of God is such a sharp instrument that if it were a literal sword.
It could divide the joints in the marrow, since it's a spiritual sword. It divides the soul and the spirit. You know the difference between the soul and the spirit.
The spirit is that which makes man absolutely unique and in the image of God plants have a body but they don't have a soul.
Animals have a body and a soul but they don't have a spirit only man has a spirit because man is made in the image of God and God is a spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in true how important it is therefore that we have an instrument that can divide between soul and spirit, so the word of God. One of the things it does when you really get into it it divine. It divides between soul and spirit. Oh what a sharp instrument it is. But not only does it divide hold my friend. It deserved look once God gets in there and once God takes this this sword, and God begins to slice you open why does God separate soul from spirit. Why does God get into you and show you what you really are will continue to read here it says for the word of God is quick, and powerful, sharper than a two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a D's earner of the fall and the intents of the heart. Now the word is earner here is the word that we get our word critic from the word of God criticizes you, that's the reason some of us are some people don't like to read the Bible because when we're reading the Bible. The Bible reads us my dear friend when you come to the Bible. First of all, it'll just lay you open it divide between soul and spirit, and once it lays you open. It'll tell you what you are. It is a designer, what makes you to the Bible does exploratory surgery on the site to search the saints and then it does corrective surgery to sanctify the saints as the Bible ever cut everything out of your life. Hold dear friend that blessed blade will cut and remove and do a radical corrective surgery on you. Thank God for the sharpness. The sharpness of this word. But not only dear friend does it work with the saints.
It works with the sentence.
Let me show you how the word of God is used as a sword with centers and this thrills me. You could not be a preacher of the word and preach as many times as I preach without being thrilled at the power of the word of God as it deals with centers that I have seen this book stab people. I mean it it's it's it's almost humorous. If it weren't so sweet and so blessed is almost humorous.
The word of God lately as a sword just stabs people example, reading in the Bible you find where Simon Peter was taken before Council and there the prosecutors and he's on the defense, but he becomes a prosecuting attorney and he begins to preach to them and he's been on the defense. But now he gets on the offense and the Bible says of this of Simon Peter in acts chapter 5 in verse 33 and when they heard this, they were to the heart. I mean, Simon Peter, slice them were to what peters with his wisdom. No my dear friend that blessed blade. Another illustration sweet Steve Batten, Bible preaching, Bible toting, Bible quoting Deacon stood up in front of the ball and brace one of the most glorious sermons that was ever preach and the Bible says that when Stephen preach. This is what caused them to stone him. Listen acts chapter 7 and verse 54 and when they heard these things, they were to the heart.
That's the word of God friend I've seen it happen so many times I am telling you that the Bible works with centers and in convicting power and it it it is used in converting power. Remember, on the day of Pentecost.
Simon Peter was preaching and up there been a time when Simon Peter used another sword in cut off the year of the high priest servant and got everybody in trouble. What a mess he made. But on the day of Pentecost.
Simon Peter took what the Bible calls the sword of the Spirit and use that blessed blade and rather than stabbing people to death. 3000 people were stabbed alive by the word of God and why.
Acts chapter 2 in verse 37 says and when they had heard this, they were pricked in their heart. Again the word of God. They were stabbed by the word of God not to something else, dear friend. Not only does the word of God have a convicting power in the converting power. It has a can dimming power notice. Jesus says it is a two edged sword.
The gospel is a saver of life and the life or death on the day and if the Bible does not cut you to heal you. The Bible will cut you to kill you, my dear friend. One of these days you're going to come to the judgment and you're going to be judged by the word of God. Jesus said that the very words that I speak there going to judge you in the last day.
One other thing I want you to notice. Not only does the word of God cut the saved. Not only does it cut the center but I want you to see how it works against Satan himself to see the Bible says in Ephesians chapter 4 in verse 12/will not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, and against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places and in that battle.
The Bible says in Ephesians chapter 6 and verse 17 and take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God friend. When you go to do battle with Satan.
Don't forget your soul. The word of God. It is quick and powerful. It works with the St. it works with the center. It works with Satan. Three times Jesus ran Satan through with this word of God. Three times Satan came to Jesus to tempt Jesus, and three times Jesus said to Satan, it is written, it is written, it is written, and three times Satan is defeated by the word of the writers of ever argue with the devil he's not worth it.
First of all number two you lose the argument. Never argue with the devil point him to the word of God and then step out of the argument, I mean just use the word of God and therefore from then on. His argument is with God himself.
And guess who the loser will be listen the word of God is your chief weapon against Satan. It is the sword of the Spirit, and you can go forth again Satan some of your battles are going to be fears and you better be able to say when Satan gets on your case.
It is written in these days you're going to go down if you don't know the word of the Lord and the molten of the word is also it is quick, sharp than any two-edged so are you facing spiritual warfare in your life and need us to come alongside you in prayer.
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