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All Scripture is God Breathed

Have you ever wondered if your actions please God? Have you ever faced a situation and wondered what does God want me to do? All scripture is God breathed and it’s useful for teaching, rebuking and correcting and training in righteousness. Teaching is doctrine or right believing. Rebuking is reproof, chastening. Hebrews 12:6 says that the Lord disciplines the one he loves and chastens everyone He accepts as His son. If God is reproving you about something, it’s because He loves you. Correcting is setting you back on course, like a ship at sea. It’s not enough for God to chasten and reprove you, He wants you back on course. Look for that course reset. Don’t just stay where you are and make the same mistakes. Change, do something different. If you continue to get the same test, change what you’re doing and pass that test. 

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV)

The Bible is called the Word of God because it’s like a straight line of communication from the Lord which was given by the Holy Ghost. (BIblestudytools) The Bible isn’t something a person made up. Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. Consider the prophet Jeremiah (15:16), when God’s Word came, it wasn’t something Jeremiah made up. When Jeremiah received God’s words, he devoured it. God’s Words were Jeremiah’s joy and heart’s delight.

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. (2 Peter 1:21 KJV)

When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart's delight, for I bear your name, LORD God Almighty. (Jeremiah 15:16 NIV)

The Holy Spirit has all knowledge. The Bible says, “The Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God” (1 Corinthians 2:10). It is the Holy Spirit who teaches us and takes us deeper and deeper into God’s truth as we go along in our Christian life. (Billy Graham-Decision Magazine) Brethren, His Word is truth. If you want the deeper things of God, you will need to allow the Holy Spirit to teach you. I believe God can take us further than we ever thought possible. Job 37:14 tells us to stand still (be quiet and listen) and consider (think about it) God’s wonderous works. Job, are you listening? Are you listening to the Holy Spirit? Have you noticed all this? There’s a hymn that says: God’s Word is wonderful, perfect and true.

Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth. (John 17:17 HCSB)

“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. (Job 37:14 ESV)

Let’s talk about devouring the Word of God. 2 Timothy 2:15 says to study the Word of God. It says that we are workmen. It uses the words rightly-dividing the Word of Truth.

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 KJV)

Brethren, when you first accepted Jesus, where did you begin studying the Word? What’s a good book to begin your studies? Did you understand the Bible right away, or did it take a while? For me, it took a while, and I had to find a version that I could understand. I began to compare versions.

 

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  • Can I question if all Scripture is God Breathed?

    • That's a great question. The answer is a two-part answer. The first part:

      The word all can have two different meanings in the Bible and in life. Consider people. We're all human beings. No exception there. All of us people are human beings. However, are all human beings men? Now we're talking about a distinct group within the whole. When you talk about the God-breathed word, there is no exception. All of it is God-breathed.

      Part 2: For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:21)

      I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. (Galatians 1:11-12)

      All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16)

      All Scripture is God-breathed => moved or carried along by the Holy Spirit => Revelation from Jesus Christ

      I'm sorry, I can't find a little arrow key on my laptop. :-) I wanted to do little arrows so I made up sort of little arrows. It's revelation from Jesus Christ. The message was moved by the Holy Spirit. That doesn't mean spirit writing or taken over. They were inspired. It's God breathed. It's God's words to us.

      I hope this is helpful. Not all scripture is written directly to you and to me. We can still read it and gain understanding. For example Abraham is the father of all those who believe. We can learn a lot from his example. He counted those things which be not as though they were. Can't we apply that to this very day?

      God bless,

      Mary

      2 Peter 1:21 ESV - For no prophecy was ever… | Biblia
      For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
  • I am both led and pushed by the breath of the Holies.

    • That's the book by Dr. Perry Stone? I looked him up online. I was just verifying I have the right person. He has a wonderful evangelistic ministry.

  • Words of inspiration, very deep, very good, keep it coming, thanks for the message

  • I started in Romans. I still have a soft spot for Romans Chapter 8. I think I needed to see how much God loves me. Do you think God guides us to the books we need to read? It just took a while for me to absorb the Word I was reading. I think it's important to memorize it or commit it to heart. If you don't understand right away, don't give up. Personal opinion, I think the Word works in peoples' hearts. Like for me, the Word melted my heart, which I confess I was a cold piece of ice. Did it take anyone else a while?

    God bless,

    Mary

  • I tell folks that the book of John is a good place to start. Getting to know Jesus first. Being part of a good Bible believing church is one of the most helpful things and placing yourself under a student of the Word to be discipled. I was blessed by several folks who took time to disciple me which then equipped me to do the same with others. 

  • Thank you for bringing this message to us, Mary. It is always good to discuss these things, both for our own benefit and for the benefit of new believers as well.

    I remember, when I was about 5 years old, a young man who had attended a church I grew up in started speaking in an unusual way. Speaking in a manner in which he had not normally spoken. He was going on for a few minutes. Then, one of the things he said was something I had heard before. It was then that I had realized it was from the Bible. I looked around to see where the man's Bible was, but could not find it anywhere nearby. I stopped him. He smiled and said he was quoting scripture.

    After a few years, I learned about how important it was to memorize scripture. I began doing so, myself. The very first verse that I had learned from memory was, "Ye -- of God ye are, little children, and ye have overcome them; because greater is He who [is] in you, than he who is in the world." - 1 John 4:4 YLT. I have not forgotten that verse, nor have I forgotten that it was the first verse I had memorized.

    I had memorized many verses and passages of scripture since then. And I have experienced many times throughout my life when I had discovered how invaluable memorizing scripture can be. And shortly after I began to start memorizing scripture I realized the most important part of it: understanding what I was taking to memory. Which is why studying it is so necessary. God's Word is useless unless we "eat" it.

    I started my studies in the book of Matthew. There was a whole lot of begetting going on there. I remember asking my mother, when I was very young, what "beget" means. She said it might be best for me to start reading one of the other gospel accounts until I am a bit older. I stuck with Matthew and bypassed all the begetting for a while. As many adults have told me, growing up, that you still learn from scripture even while you are older, I had discovered they were correct. I still gain new learning from the Word, even today. Things I had not seen before, even after reading multiple translations for years.

    I had a children's Bible when I was very young, but left it on the shelf to collect dust because "I wanted to read the same Bible the grown-ups were reading". I started with the NIV, then learned there were so many other translations for some reason. I now spend most of my study time using the Young's Literal Translation, sometimes bouncing to the KJV and ESV, and on occasion I will use the New Living Translation.

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