The Mystery Of The Spirit Of The Scriptures (Part 2): Sermon By Bishop Gobanga
Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action), so that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.2 Timothy 3:16-17 (AMPC)
Where there is no discernment, there is no spirituality.
A lot of people miss out on God because they want to analyze things literally while God is Spirit. You need your spiritual eyes and ears opened to know God.
Every portion of the Bible has a unique Spirit behind the it.
When the Holy Spirit enters the spirit of man, the condition of the Holy Spirit becomes the condition of the spirit of man.
Behind every portion of Scripture there is a filling of the Spirit. The Bible is not just full of facts and doctrine.
God wants us to come to a place where we are able to enter the thoughts behind the Scriptures.
The word Bible comes from a Greek word, Biblion, meaning book. The Bible has never called itself the word of God. The word of God cannot be distilled to text on a written page.
For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.Hebrews 4:12 (AMPC)
There is a difference between the Bible and the word of God. The word of God is the revealed truth of God; it’s not a book. The Bible does not reveal God; it reveals many things about God. The term Bible and the word of God are not synonymous.
When we use words synonymously in the Bible, we risk being spiritually blind to the true nature of the words. For example, priest is used to refer to people who’ve been ordained yet in the word of God, we are called a kingdom of kings and priests. Church is used to mean a building or a sanctuary yet in real essence it means a people called out from the world and set free. Temple also means a building but it also refers to the human body, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit. It’s pointless to use words in the Scriptures when we use them for a different meaning from the one intended in the Scriptures.
God imparts faith to people who hear His word not to those who read about Him. Until the Holy Spirit converts what you’ve read into the voice of God, you’ve just read the letter.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing the rhema word of God. Faith comes by hearing the word of God through the voice of the Holy Spirit.
Rhema means hearing the voice of God and sensing the spirit behind those words being spoken.
Logos refers to recorded words, which have been spoken. The Bible contains words of the men of old that were recorded.
If there is no discernment of the Spirit behind the word, that prophecy won’t come to pass.
Just because someone is accurate in telling you things about your past does not mean that they are speaking through the Spirit of God. They might be operating in familiar spirits or the spirit of necromancy.
Rhema is associated with faith. Where there is no rhema, there is no faith. Where there is no faith, there is no rhema.
Faith can only come when you sense the Spirit of God that inspires the words being spoken.
To be fruitful as a believer, there must be rhema, faith and life.
When people quote Scriptures without the Holy Spirit, they are declaring death. The Pharisees and Sadducees brought death to many in their day yet they even knew when Christ would be born. Jesus on the other hand, quoted the law of Moses and the prophets and brought life.
The reason why we struggle with Scripture is because we do not allow the Holy Spirit to lead us.
The word of God that is a double edged sword is not the book but the spoken word of God.
It is the Spirit Who gives life [He is the Life-giver]; the flesh conveys no benefit whatever [there is no profit in it]. The words (truths) that I have been speaking to you are spirit and life.John 6:63 (AMPC)
Jesus didn’t say the words that He read but those that He spoke, bring life.
The word of God has a solution to each and everything that’s bothering you. The Bible without the Spirit of God does not have any solutions.
These days pastors and preachers are bringing death to people because they are speaking messages and sermons without the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
You cannot teach God’s word without the teaching of the Holy Spirit. The teaching of the Spirit teaches you to hear God in you.
But I tell you, on the day of judgment men will have to give account for every [a]idle (inoperative, nonworking) word they speak.Matthew 12:36 (AMPC)
Idle words are dead words that do not carry the anointing of the Holy Spirit. They do not carry the voice of God. Therefore, they do not carry the anointing of the Spirit. This means that as a child of God you need to be filled with the Holy Spirit every day.
The infilling of the Spirit every day carries an anointing equal to the challenges you will face that day and the solutions you need for the day.
All truth is the Scripture behind the Scriptures. The Scripture behind the Scriptures are the mysteries of God.
The word of God is not a word of peace. It’s a sword.
The Bible refers to itself as the the holy Scriptures. It emphasizes the character of the Bible as the library of 66 books.
You search and investigate and pore over the Scriptures diligently, because you suppose and trust that you have eternal life through them. And these [very Scriptures] testify about Me!John 5:39 (AMPC)
Searching the Scriptures is different from searching the word of God. The word of God cannot be searched. It’s heard.
The word of God is Christ. He is life and light!
One of the features of the word of God is that it has life and it gives life.
Eternal life does not come by reading the Scriptures. Life is in the word of God.
Scriptures serve as sign post to show us to Jesus.