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"Speak The Word" is a topical sermon by Earl White, dealing with the origin of the Word of God.
"By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast."
Speak the Word!
Scientists are searching continually for the origin of creation. They have never progressed beyond an uneducated guess. I suppose that the most common belief is that the creation started with a big bang billions of years ago. It is an insult to intelligent science to suggest that we ought to believe such a totally ignorant possibility. It has always amazed me at the ignorance of brilliant men and women of science, when it comes to accounting for creation. They would do more for mankind if they would spend more time attempting to develop a talking toad frog.
Back to our text. First of all let's look at,
I. SPEAK THE WORD OF CREATION
"By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth." This is the most sensible thing that has ever come down the pike. Theories that do not see an intelligent Creator behind creation are not worthy of consideration; especially teaching these theories as fact to our children in public schools.
The psalmist goes on to say in this Psalm, "For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast."
Spurgeon comments on verse 9: "For he spake, and it was done. Creation was the fruit of a word. Jehovah said, "Light be," and light was. The Lord's acts are sublime in their ease and instantaneousness. 'What a word is this?' This was the wondering enquiry of old, and it may be ours to this day. He commanded, and it stood fast. Out of nothing creation stood forth, and was confirmed in existence. The same power which first uplifted, now makes the universe to abide; although we may not observe it, there is as great a display of sublime power in confirming as in creating. Happy is the man who has learned to lean his all upon the sure word of him who built the skies!"
Speak the Word!
Not only do we have the spoken Word of Creation but also have-
II. SPEAK THE WORD OF INSPIRATION
This is brought out in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."
The word "inspiration" means, "God breathed." God has given us His written Word that He might reveal Himself to us. The revelation of Himself to us is the most sensible conclusion as to origins. Talk about inspirational quotes!
The Apostle Paul also dealt with this truth. He says in Colossians 1:16-17, "For by him (Christ) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist."
The Bible is the Word of God. God has spoken to us in His Word. May the Lord open our eyes to see the truth of God's inspired Word. 1 Thessalonians 2:13, "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe."
Speak the Word!
There is something unique about the Word of God. It does not only reveal to us the truth about creation, but it reveals the truth of our inward lives. God says in Hebrews 4:12, "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
This verse is packed full of truth. However, I am not looking in this meditation to all that it says. Let's just consider three words. The word, "discerner" translates, "kritikos" and means, "skilled in judging." We get our word critic from this word. The word, "thoughts," translates, "enthumesis," and means, "a person who judges, evaluates, or criticizes." It refers to a "fault finder." The word, "intents," translates, "ennoia," and means, "thinking, or something a person has under consideration." It means that God's Word, "criticizes the thoughts and purposes of the heart."
Speak the Word! That's what He did.
The man who walks in the Spirit is one who lives on a regular diet of the Word of God; he welcomes the exposure of his wrong thoughts and intents. He can know himself as he is known; therefore, he can walk with God in an acceptable way. May the Lord give us wisdom to seek forgiveness for the sinful thoughts and purposes of our heart.
The man who teaches in the spirit, not only walks in the spirit, but proclaims the Word of God in the Spirit. That is a genuine Bible lesson or Bible Sermon. Though he may use creative Bible teaching techniques, he stays true to the everlasting truths of the Scriptures.
Speak the Word!
May the Lord bless these words to our hearts.
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