When you and I develop a “Holy Hunger” for God and His Word, we become “Bible Strong!” People who know their identity in Christ Jesus! People who eagerly and joyfully Celebrate God’s Presence in our lives as we Gaze into His Face! The Face of His Word!
1st John 1:1 (TPT);
“We saw Him with our very own eyes.” We gazed upon Him and heard Him Speak. Our hands actually touched Him, The One Who was from the beginning, the Living Expression of God.”
Our lives through salvation become a “Living Expression of God” through His Word. Every time we open our Bibles to read, study, memorize, meditate on and act upon God’s Word, we are “Touching Him!” These continual “times of refreshing” (ref. Acts 3:19) create an intimacy with God that makes us “Bible Strong!” In this atmosphere of Grace, we become “One with His Word.”
One with His Word
John 1:14 (MEV);
“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we saw His Glory The Glory as the Only Son of The Father, full of Grace and Truth.”
When we give our lives to Jesus Christ, we have the power to become “One with His Word!” As we embrace this revelation from The Holy Spirit, we become “Bible Strong!” Think about it, my Friend, “THE WORD THAT BECAME FLESH AND DWELT AMONG US,” NOW LIVES IN US! We are supernaturally unified to God through His Word, His Son Jesus Christ! This Divine Union gives us the capacity to be “BIBLE STRONG!” Living face-to Face with The One True God is living face-to-Face with His Word! As in a mirror, we begin to “Reflect His Word” as we commune with Him.
Reflections of His Word
Habitually living face-to Face with God’s Word makes us “Reflections of His Word, as “The Eternal Life-Giver has now dawned upon us.”
1st John 1:2-3 (TPT);
“This Life-Giver was made visible, and we have seen Him. We testify to this truth: The Eternal Life-Giver lived Face-to-Face with The Father and has now dawned upon us.” “So we proclaim to you what we have seen and heard about this Life-Giver so that we may share and enjoy this life together. For truly our fellowship is with The Father and with His Son, Jesus, The Anointed One.”
We cultivate our relationship with The Word of God, and we have “Intimate Access” into The Heart of God!
Psalms 25:14 (TPT);
“There is a private place reserved for the devoted lovers of Yahweh, where they sit near Him and receive the revelation-secrets of His Promises.”
In a marriage covenant, a spouse receives “intimate access” to privileges that no one else is authorized to enjoy, spirit, soul, and body. Which is “conjugal rights.” God our Father, through Jesus Christ, invites us to enjoy “intimate access” into places of “revelation-secrets” from within The Heart of God. Revelation-secrets that a non-believer or a “Superficial Seeker” may not receive. These intimate places of “revelation-secrets, entwine our hearts with His Word.” The result? We are strengthened and unified to The Father, spirit, soul, and body. Through this Holy Consummation, my friend, the Promises of God are fulfilled in our lives, and we become “Bible Strong!”
Psalm 119:130 (TPT);
“Break open Your Word within me until Revelation-Light shines out! Those with open hearts are given Insight into Your Plans.”
The Look of Love
When the anticipation for The Presence of God’s Word begins to grow in our hearts, we will recognize “The Look of Love.”
Psalm 119:18 TPT);
“Open my eyes to see the miracle wonders hidden in Your Word.”
Songs of Solomon 4:9 (MEV);
“You have ravished my heart, my sister, my bride; you have ravished my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.”
Within the passionate embrace of God’s Word, our spiritual eyes open to His “Look of Love!” God’s Love-Filled Gaze intimately reads us as we read His Word (The Holy Bible). Yielding to The Heart of God brings us to a total surrender to His Word, which is ultimately a complete surrender to God and His plans and purposes for our lives. Now, “Two Hearts that Beat as One, (ours and God’s) become Two Words that Move as One!” God’s Word (HIS WILL) becomes Our Word (our will) as we “Move with Him,” in obedience to The Word. Glory to God! Adorned with “Gems of Holy Revelation,” we become “The Beautiful Bride of The Most-High God!”
1st Corinthians 6:20 (AMP);
“You were bought with a price [you were purchased with The Precious Blood of Jesus and made His own]. So then, honor and glorify God with your body.”
A Trusted Lover?
Psalms 119:40 (TPT);
“All Your Promises Glow with Fire; that’s why I am a Lover of Your Word!”
The Holy Spirit is Asking Each of Us the following question:
“Are you a Trusted Lover of God, Faithful to His Word?”
My Friend, there is nothing like the “Glorious After-Glow” of being in The Presence of The Most-High God, locked in The Embrace of His Word! The Heat of His Word will warm a cold soul and fan the flame of every lukewarm heart! This Holy Embrace is where you will find “The Trusted Lovers of God!” Those that have committed their lives to be “Bible Strong” for The Glory of God Alone!
Psalm 34:5 (TPT);
“Gaze upon Him, join your life with His, and joy will come. Your faces will glisten with glory. You’ll never wear that shame-face again!”
There is no shame in The Presence of Our Trusted Lover, The Most-High God! With un-abandoned joy, we come to know our Creator as we “join our life with His.” The Word of God knows how to fulfill every longing desire of a hurting heart! In return, our allegiance to Heaven is marked by our faithfulness to The Infallible Written Word of God. As a Trusted Lover of The Most-High God, we must “say, only what we hear The Father Say, and do only, what we see The Father Do.” (ref. John 8:28-29). Our stewardship of this Principle of Truth, my Friend, is crucial in equipping us to be “Bible Strong!”
A Holy Mandate
Our Holy Mandate is to “Be The Word of God” as we, “let the Word of Christ live in us richly.” This is how we will reach the world “Bible Strong” throughout all the days of our long, fruitful lives, in Jesus Name!
Colossians 3:16-17 (TPT);
“Let The Word of Christ live in you richly flooding you with all wisdom. Apply the Scriptures as you teach and instruct one another with the Psalms, and with festive praises, and with prophetic songs given to you spontaneously by The Spirit, so sing to God with all your hearts!” “Let every activity of your lives and every Word that comes from your lips be drenched with The Beauty of our Lord Jesus, The Anointed One. And bring your constant praise to God The Father because of what Christ has done for you!”
Holy Hunger is the prelude to Bible Strong!
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