WORD IN YOU….
AMPLIFIED VERSION – John 5:
38 You do not have His word (Scripture) abiding in you [actually living in your hearts and minds], because you do not believe in Him whom He has sent.
The word – ABIDING and as expanded ‘LIVING’, – is very important, in this portion of scripture.
We are told that The Word of God, The Bible, The Scriptures, is something they do not have ABIDING (Living) in them.
You may give lip-service to the authenticity of the Bible. You may read it from time to time – but does it abide in you?
That’s the challenge here.
You see this Word is the most powerful thing on earth – in fact it is more POWERFUL than heaven or earth. For we are told heaven and earth will pass away (in exactly what way I’m not sure) – but …read on in –
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
That’s how powerful this Word is – it will never pass away! That means it is Eternal. If God has said it – it cannot be changed. Jesus said the scripture cannot be broken.
35. and the scripture cannot be broken;
35. (and the Scripture cannot be undone or annulled or broken)
That my friends is what you have the opportunity to put inside you, through meditation on this Word day and night (Read Psalm 119 or Psalm 1)
It blows my mind and I cannot live without it!