Summary: This message asks the question "Do you see God's Word the same way He sees it?" To the degree that we see the Bible like God sees the Bible will determine how much of God's blessings we walk in.
I want to talk a little about how God sees His Word. We’re going to look at a lot of scripture that show us how God views His Word. And as we do this, I want you to ask yourself the question: “Do I see God’s Word the same way He sees it?”
To the degree that we see things the way God sees them will determine how much of His blessings that we walk in. So as we read the Word tonight the question to always keep on your mind is “Do I see this the way God sees this?”
We’re going to begin in Isaiah 1 and we’re going to read verse 2: “Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken.” Now remember this: the Lord has spoken.
Go to Hebrews 10. We’ll start with verse 19.
(19) Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
(20) By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
(21) And having an high priest over the house of God;
(22) Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
(23) Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
All of God’s promises, everything He has given to us, hinges on whether or not we believe that One who made the promise is faithful. If we don’t believe that, then we’re not going to see the blessings.
We have to believe that the One who made the promise is faithful. And I know sometimes that’s hard for us to do because some of us, Barry included, don’t keep our promises. We often read how we are into how we believe God is. So, Barry has to get to the point that he is keeping all of his promises so that he can understand and trust God that He is faithful with His promises.
Now look at verse 35.
(35) Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
(36) For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
When do we receive the promise? We receive it after we have done the will of God. I want to make sure you see this ladies and gentlemen. You have to do what God says if you want God’s promises. If what you are doing is not in line with what God’s Word says, now listen to me, you will not receive the promises that God has available for you.
(37) For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
(38) Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
If any man draw back from what? From having faith.
Hold your finger here and go to Hebrews 11:6 – “But without faith it is impossible to [do what?] please him.” So do you see how if we draw back from God, from our faith, He has no pleasure in us?
Back to verse 39: “But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”
Now chapter 11:1 – “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Our faith, our trust, our believing depends on who we believe. Now, we’re supposed to put our faith in the One who is faithful, in the One who has promised. If our faith is not in the One who is faithful – in the One who has promised – then our faith is misplaced.
We started from the vantage point that God has spoken. We have seen that He faithful. Then we read how the just shall live by faith. And finally, we read how faith pleases God.
Now turn to Romans 10. It’s a very familiar passage. But we’re looking at it in the context of God has spoken and this is how God sees His Word.
(14) How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
(15) And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
(16) But they have not all obeyed the gospel. [They have not obeyed what God has spoken.] For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?