Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people. Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee. Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater. 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 55:1-11
The subject for this evening’s fellowship is “The Infallibility of God’s Word” and we picked our text from Isaiah 55. An appointment with the word of God should not be taken lightly. We all know how we would appear if we are invited to stand before the President of our country, God is more than all the Presidents of the world, therefore, if you desire to be acknowledged by God, then appear in a manner that acknowledges Him first –in your thoughts and actions.
Scripture already told us that heaven and earth will pass away but His word will not. This gives us a clue as to what we should heed for perfection. The word of God is complete and in it is embedded all that we need to be perfected. The Bible tells us of five offices that God has ordained for our perfecting. Ephesians 4 tells us that these offices –the Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers are responsible for building the church of God; the office of the prophet is a measure, the office of the apostle is a measure, and also for all. But when all come together in their respective offices, the church of God grows in the unity of faith.
It’s important that God restore us to His word; that is His equipment for perfecting our love, our faith, our healing, our revelation, and all that is needed for our successful spiritual walk. Therefore, the unity that the fivefold ministry brings is the unity that is sponsored by the word of God. People are united in several things, we cannot speak our word and claim to be united unto God –it is our unity in the word of God that ensures our unity in Christ –thus, rapture. This is what the scripture says;
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. Ephesians 5:27
Christ has started washing His Church, His word has been around for eternity; what you need is to accept the washing. God is not washing you for you to return to your vomit, only pigs do that. Have a desire to be washed and perfected unto Christ.
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: Ephesians 4:11-15
Heaven has one way, if we are going to the same heaven, we have to believe the same truth –and the word of God should be the meeting point. There is no other way. These gifts were given to us to bring us into alignment by the revelation of God gives to them.
There is a unity that the devil has ensured in denomination, a unity for security and connections –they hold unto man’s interpretation of the word and mold a wall around it, and everyone that must walk with them must believe what they uphold –this is not the unity of Christ. The revelation of the word of God is progressive, our growth is supposed to be unto Christ; we must keep growing until Christ is perfected in us. But when you molded a wall around yourself and denominate on it as though that’s all there is to God, then you have deviated from the way that leads to life.
If we live in the Spirit, we must also walk in the Spirit. Perfection is a daily walk, you don’t assume it; the Spirit leads you through. And as the Spirit leads, you also become a witness. The essence of preaching is not just to win souls, sometimes, it is also to witness. We live in an age where no one wants to be God’s mouthpiece, because we don’t want trouble. The good news or bad news is, if you’re not looking for trouble, trouble is looking for you. You must be ready to speak confidently of your faith and hope in Christ, and just in case you don’t want to, the stones will speak. If you desire to save your life, you will only lose it. Lose your life and you will gain it, the gospel is worth dying for brothers. The three Hebrew brothers lose their lives to stand for God –they were determined to die, even if God was not willing to save them. But God did, and they gained their lives. God will defend the truth, if you uphold it, He will defend you.
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. Jude 1:3-4
You can’t be quiet about your kingdom, except you’re not living in it. You shouldn’t hear something against the word of God and walk past it. The scripture said we should not be afraid of what we would say when we stand before kings and magistrates, for the Spirit will give us utterance. It tells you that the church house is not the only place to speak and defend the gospel of Jesus; defend it everywhere you find yourself.
Create quality time for the word of God, that’s the only assurance of your salvation. Blessed are those who dwell in the word of God, God told Joshua to meditate on the word day and night. The word of God cannot fail. It has been proven through the ages, it is still authentic.
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
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Psalms 1:1-3
God is still in the business of healing, He is still in the business of deliverance, and He still does miracles; all you need is to give yourself to that word of God that cannot fail, and taste the infallibility of God’s word.
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