My Personal Bible Revival
I have found myself utterly undone in His Presence while eating of the Word of God the past few weeks. It has been a most glorious adventure. I never knew I could love my Bible as much as I do lately.
You see, I had a vision last week while praying for a friend, that the Lord was offering us a silver platter covered in the most delicious delicacies. In the vision, all of my most favorite foods were on the platter, and my friend and I just stared at it in awe and wonder. We protected the platter and we kept going back to smell how delicious it was, and at one stage we both nibbled, but we never feasted. I felt that this was a Word to encourage first myself and my friend, and then to encourage the body of Christ. During this time of craziness and uncertainty, the Lord has actually hand-delivered a silver platter of Presence, revelation, encounter and the Word for us to feast upon, and it is up to us whether we are going to nibble or actually fully partake of its yumminess.
At the same time, almost to confirm my vision, my Church has begun what we affectionately call a “Bible Revival.” We have a passionate and healthy prophetic culture, and we absolutely believe in children of God hearing the voice of their Father and being able to deliver the redemptive solutions of Jesus through prophecy. However, we also believe that there is nothing quite like hearing and experiencing God’s Presence, power and promises for ourselves directly through scripture in the living Word of God.
Between my vision and our Bible revival, I realized that many people have no real idea what a TREASURE and a FEAST that the Word of God is.
The Word of God is living and active, able to divide between soul and spirit (Hebrews 4:12). The Bible is ALIVE! That word “living” is the Greek word zao (Strong’s g2198), and it means “not lifeless; to have vital power in itself and exerting that same power upon the soul.” The Word of God has a vital power that is able to divide between what is truth, and what is lies. It divides between truth and counterfeit, faith and fear.
The Word of God activates angels (Psalm 103:20) and it brings life.
The Word of God cleanses and washes (Ephesians 5:6). It cleanses the lies from our minds, and it washes the “world” from our thoughts.
The Word of God heals (Psalm 107:20). It brings healing to mind, healing to the emotions and healing to the bones. It brings comfort and peace.
The Word is a sword that is used for tearing down strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4). The truth of God cuts through the lies that we believe that cause us to make decisions not in line with the reality of our identity in Christ.
The Word is a shield (Proverbs 30:5; Psalm 18:30). Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17). We can hold up our shield of faith to protect ourselves from the daggers, the lies, and the attacks of the enemy on the promises of God in our lives.
The Word of God is like a fire, and a hammer that shatters a rock (Jeremiah 23:29). WOW…the Word of God comes down like a hammer that shatters a rock, or a fire that burns away the chaff. There is power in the Word of God!
The Word of God causes the voice of the accuser to be silenced (see Matthew 4:1-13). The enemy knows the Word, and he loves to twist it. But the Word of God is more powerful than the voice of the accuser, and it WILL shut him down.
The Word of God is useful for teaching, reproof, correction and teaching in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). The Word of God is indeed inspired by God, and therefore realigns us to His promises, His love, and our identity in Christ.
The Word of God is beautiful, pure, holy, lovely, admirable, excellent, praise-worthy (Philippians 4:8). It is truly everything we need, and it makes us fruitful, firm and prosperous. No wonder the enemy hates us spending time in our Bibles.
Let’s partake of the true “revelation light” feast that the Lord has for us. I’m ALL IN, and as I go deeper my pleasure and passions truly do become fulfilled in His Word.
“His pleasure and passion is remaining true to the Word of “I Am,” meditating day and night in the true revelation of light. He will be standing firm like a flourishing tree planted by God’s design, deeply rooted by the brooks of bliss, bearing fruit in every season of his life. He is never dry, never fainting, ever blessed, ever prosperous.” (Psalm 1:2-3, TPT)