Summary: A simple presentation of some of the ’types’ relating to the Word of God, which if applied will help us grow in our Christian life.
THE WORD OF GOD IN TYPE
Psalm 119:89 Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
I WATER TO WASH
a. THE APPLICATION OF THE WORD
I Peter 1:22 you have purified your souls in obeying the truth [NKJV]
b. THE ABSOLUTION THROUGH THE WORD
Ephesians 5:25 & 26 Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her 26 to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. [NLT]
II MILK TO GROW
a. THE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE WORD
I Peter 2:2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, [NIV]
b. THE DIRECTION BY THE WORD
Hebrews 6:1 Let us go on and get past the elementary stage in the teachings and doctrine of Christ, advancing steadily toward the completeness and perfection that belong to spiritual maturity. [AMP]
Let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. [NLT]
III LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE
a. THE ILLUMINATION OF THE WORD
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. [NIV]
b. THE INSTRUCTION IN THE WORD
Psalm 119:130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. [NIV]
IV SWORD FOR DEFENCE
a. THE EXAMPLE OF THE WORD
Matthew 4:4 It is written: (three times in verses 4; 7 & 10.
Matthew 4:11 Then the devil left him
b. THE EQUIPPING OF THE WORD
Ephesians 6:17 the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. [NIV]
V SEED FOR SOWING
a. THE SOWING OF THE WORD
Luke 8:11 The seed is the word of God.
b. THE SATISFACTION OF THE WORD
Psalm 126:5 & 6 Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. 6 He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him. [NIV]
II Corinthians 9:6 Remember this: he who sows sparingly and grudgingly will also reap sparingly and grudgingly, and he who sows generously [that blessings may come to someone] will also reap generously and with blessings. [AMP]
Keep on casting the precious seed around you as you journey. If the sowing is consistent the harvest is certain. \the tide of blessing will roll back in God’s own season and the fruits of victory will then be both glorious and abundant. ‘Henry G Bosch’.