Sunday: God’s Will and His Word
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All true spirituality is focused on knowing God and doing His will (John 17:3Heb. 10:7).

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Image © Rolf Jansson from GoodSalt.com

Any so-called “revival” that focuses on experience rather than commitment to obey God’s Word misses the mark completely. The Holy Spirit will never lead us where God’s Word does not. The Holy Spirit leads us into the Word (2 Tim. 3:15-16). The Word of God is the foundation and heart of all true revival.

What do the following passages in Psalm 119 reveal about revival and God’s Word? List all the spiritual qualities that God’s Word develops in our lives. Ps. 119:252849-506781105116130154. What do these promises mean in practical terms in our experience with the Lord?

In Jesus’ sermon about the Bread of Life, He explained the essence of all revival and the foundation of all spiritual life. He declared, “‘It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life’”(John 6:63, NKJV). Jesus’ statement is extremely significant. The Holy Spirit, who is the source of all spiritual revival, speaks through God’s Word in order to give to those who grasp it by faith a deep spiritual life. Revival occurs when the Holy Spirit impresses Jesus’ words upon our minds. This is why the Savior said, “‘“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God”’” (Matt. 4:4, NKJV).

“In many of the revivals which have occurred during the last half century, the same influences have been at work, to a greater or less degree, that will be manifest in the more extensive movements of the future. There is an emotional excitement, a mingling of the true with the false, that is well adapted to mislead. Yet none need be deceived. In the light of God’s word it is not difficult to determine the nature of these movements. Wherever men neglect the testimony of the Bible, turning away from those plain, soul-testing truths which require self-denial and renunciation of the world, there we may be sure that God’s blessing is not bestowed.”-Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy, p. 464.

The essence of true revival is discovering God’s will as manifest in God’s Word. Jesus lived a life filled with the Holy Spirit. From His birth to His death, He was led and empowered by the Holy Spirit .

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  1. [Moderator's Note: Please use full names when commenting.]

    without repentance there cannot be a change of life we have to throw away our fleshy ways such as lieing,cheat putting discord all that is not right in the sight of god;the word of god says seek ye first the kingdom of god and all these things will be added unto you

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  2. So He gives me hope for life when I tend to cling to death. He gives me strength when my soul is heavy as I battle against discouragement. In affliction He gives me comfort through His word. Through affliction I learn to keep from straying. This gives me hope. A light to my path and for my very next step. According to the Word it maintains me in hope by upholding me so I may not be ashamed of it. It gives me understanding. And I understand that You plead my cause and redeem me. Thank you Lord for Your grace.

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  3. I'm always glad to descovered the treasure whose worth cannot be described by the finite and mortal mind. This makes me feel that I need the word the more.

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  4. It is interesting to realise that the hholy spirit that inspires the word of GOD(2Timothy 3:15,6) is the same that points to the word. We therefore cannot do GOD's will unless we read anf follow instructions which are in the bible- GOD's manual to us.

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  5. your word is the lamp to my feet and the light to my path. so it is my prayer that you lead me according to the ways of your heart. amen

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  6. It is amazing how the word of God can work miracles in us. The word of God has power to perform miracles, the word is the truth, the light, the compass, the comforter, the bread of life. The word inspires, it reproves, it guides, it encourages and promotes cohesion and unity. The word of GOD IS LOVE.

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    • The biggest miracle that the Holy Spirit works in us is a changed life. Significantly, change is one of the things we find hardest to accept. All too often we are happy to maintain the status quo.

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