Archive for March, 2016

I had the high honor of leading in praise again a short time back at our weekly Bible Study, which includes among us several “old guards” of the Church.  Toward the end of our time of singing, I distinctly felt today’s verse above well up within my spirit, and enveloping my mind.  It is still such a valid Word for today, and one that should take precedent over the direction of our entire lives. Jesus tells us in John 6: 63: “It is the Spirit Who gives life (He is the Life Giver); the flesh profits nothing (conveys no benefit whatsoever); the Words (Truths) that I have spoken to you are Spirit and are Life.” The Lord in this verse re-emphasizes the importance of the Holy Spirit quickening us with new life, and bringing to us the spiritual Word of Life. Ephesians 6: 17: says, “And take up the Helmet of Salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” Here we see another dimension of the Work of the Holy Spirit, as the Word of God becomes His sword, which we are commanded to use for victory in our daily walk. As we speak the Word in faith, the Holy Spirit literally uses it as a sword of defense. There are several key Scriptures through the Bible that show us the absolute value and importance which God places upon His Word; here are just some of them. Psalm 119: 89: says, “Forever, O Lord, Thy Word is ever settled in…

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