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DAY 23 MONDAY: DECEMBER 2019

HEARING AND UNDERSTANDING GOD’S WORD!

And He said, “To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that ‘Seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand” (Luke 8:10).

It takes wisdom from the Holy Spirit for one to hear and understand God’s Word. Without the ministry of the Holy Spirit, one can never hear and understand God’s Word into his life. The Bible says in the opening text that He said, “To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that ‘Seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand” Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God indeed wants him to always desire to hear and understand His Word of life forever.

When Jesus Christ resurrected and met two of His disciples going to Emmaus. He spoke at length with them concerning the fulfillment of the Scriptures, but they never understood (Luke 24:13-44). Hence the Bible recorded thus, “And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures” (Luke 24:45). Therefore, it takes the help and the ministry of the Holy Spirit for a Christian to hear and also understand God’s Word in totality. In fact, until one’s understanding is opened by the power of the Holy Spirit, one can never understand the Word of God in total fullness forever.

The importance of the Holy Spirit to understanding of the Scriptures can never be down played. That was the reason why Jesus Christ promised His disciples in Luke 14:26 thus, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” In fact, without the help and ministry of the Holy Spirit a Christian becomes spiritually foolish to the Word of God in life. The Holy Spirit unfolds the mysteries and interpretations of the Scriptures for one’s understanding in life forever.

Daily Tip: Without the help and ministry of the Holy Spirit, one’s knowledge and understanding of the Scriptures is dull and unwary in life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding (Proverbs 4:7).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Father! My Father! I receive into my life the wisdom of the Holy Spirit forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of foolishness to the understanding of the Scriptures into my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: John 14.                                RBT: 1 JOHN 3-5

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