Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. John:3:11
What you know, is what you know. What you don't know, you don't know! It is not all you know that you have seen. It is not all you have seen that you know. You are able to give a better and clearer explanation on what you know and what you have seen.
You have difficulties many times when you are speaking about what you know and what you have seen and yet those you are speaking with could not understand or believe you.
What we know about God and His plans for us and how we see the kingdom's work are very helpful in our life of faith. The Bible says, 'And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 'John:8:32.
We get blessed when we know God as our Father, Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Saviour and the Holy Spirit as our guide and comforter and when we see God's work as our heavenly father's business.
God gave us the detailed master plan about himself, his kingdom and his work in the Bible. Having a personal Bible is good but reading it and doing what it teaches is the best. Many people open and read the Bible on Sundays or anytime they are in church programmes and services. Reading the Bible must be daily and at all times, If we desire to know God, his promises and pray effectively. If you don't open your Bible to read in a day, your life of faith is not strong enough and it is not good for your living. The Bible says, ' 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' Psalm:1:1 - 3. God told Joshua before he began his ministry, ' 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.
Dear friend, victory in life is in the word of God. Strength for living is in the word. The word is powerful, the Bible says, ' For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two - edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart' Hebrews:4:12. To be a strong Christian, reading your Bible daily is the secret.
Here are five primary reasons why you need to read the Bible as presented in an article written by Dan Buttafuoco, President of the Historical Bible Society .
√ THE BIBLE HAS TRANSFORMED THE WORLD.
√ PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO DIE FOR THIS BOOK.
√ IT’S THE MOST ACCURATE BOOK OF ANTIQUITY.
√ IT CONTAINS A LIFE-CHANGING MESSAGE OF FREEDOM.
√ IT CONNECTS YOU TO HISTORY’S MOST IMPORTANT FIGURE.
Buttafuoco concluded by saying, Keep turning the pages of this remarkable book. Read it with an open mind and open heart. It contains pure truth about God, about life, the nature of mankind and our own hearts as human beings. The Gospel of John is a wonderful place to start, but read the whole thing — Old and New Testaments. You'll be amazed what you discover about God, and about yourself.
If this God is indeed your judge, before whom you will someday give an account of your life, it truly behooves you to be aware of who he is and the simple thing he asks of us before that solemn time comes. In essence, this book will help you to deal with that very event for which we are all destined. Be warned: you will not be the same after you read this book.