In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
Yesterday, the Lord whispered this verse to me and asked, “Why is it people ask for more of me but won’t read, study or meditate on my Word? Don’t they understand that I am my Word?” I’m pretty sure He wasn’t looking for an answer but rather posing a question that we should each ask ourselves.
Seems like one more reason for the devil to keep us too busy to do it, right? He knows that when we are filled with the Word of God, we are actually filled with Him. I mean, think about it for a moment, If I had a glass of murky water and continued to pour clear water in it, what would eventually happen to the water in the glass? What was in it would be exchanged for clear water. If I continue pouring into the glass, it would overflow, right?
I love what Paul says in Ephesians 3:19 Amp; “[That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!”
There it is again. ‘filled and flooded with God Himself.’ Here’s another thought I’ll leave you with today. You can’t piggy back off someone else’s revelation or relationship. The revelation God gives to me of Himself, I share with you to instill a desire to go after Him yourself, but to intimately connect with that Word, you must read it, think on it, study it. It must be personal to you so that it never leaves your heart or mind.
Thats what Paul did, he wrote letters to the churches telling what God had showed him, encouraging them to run after God also. No, I’m not comparing myself with Paul, I’m only using that as an example. Remember when Jesus spoke of those who said, “We prophesied in your name….” and he said, depart from me, I never KNEW you. When we use what others have instead of getting our own, we’re merely piggy backing off someone else’s relationship with God.
I WANT MY OWN INTIMACY WITH GOD! DON’T YOU? I want to know Him in every deep sense of the word. I want relationship with His Word in me. What is relationship? One translation puts it this way: Relationship can be applied to connection either by birth or by marriage. I’m a born again, blood bought child of the King and He lives in me by His Word.