On The Road To Glory Part 3

 

On the Road to ever-increasing Glory.

That’s where you and I as Christians were divinely designed to live.

 

Every day we should be walking with God down a spiritual pathway that takes us ever closer to our Lord.  Every day we should be changing and growing a little more like Him.

 

Praise the Lord Saints.  Today is a wonderful day to spend some time in the Word of God on the marvelous subject of “On the Road to Glory.”

 

Last week we were sharing the importance of Studying the Word of God and the freedom it brings with it.  Some people seem to believe that freedom comes with a feeling.  Not so, my friend.  Jesus never said that special feelings will set you free.  He didn’t say Holy Ghost goose bumps will set you free.  He didn’t say ecstatic, spiritual experiences would set you free. He said, “If you abide in my Word, you are my disciples indeed.  And you shall know the truth, and the TRUTH shall make you free” (John 8:31-32).

 

 Only the Word

 

If you want proof that experiences aren’t enough to ensure your spiritual success, look in the Old Testament at what happened to Moses and the people of Israel at Mount Sinai.  They experienced the greatest manifestation of God’s tangible presence this earth has ever seen.  God came down to them in lightening, thunder, and smoke.

 

Talk about special, spiritual experiences!  I’m sure the Israelites had quite a few Holy Ghost goose bumps that day. You would think that experience, in itself, would have been enough to launch them into the Promised Land. 

 

Yet God said to them:

 

“Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  You shall teach them to your children, and speak of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.  And you shall write them on the doorpost of your house and on your gates, that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of the heavens above the earth” (Deuteronomy 11:18-21).

 

God knew that mountain top experience with Him-wonderful as they might be-wouldn’t be enough to take His people through in victory.  Only His Word could keep them on the right track.  Only His Word could teach them how to live in His blessing and power.

 

That’s why, when it came time for Joshua to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land, God told him above all to keep the Word and “… meditate in it day and night, that you   may observe to do according to all that is written in it.  For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success” (Joshua 1:8).

 

Isn’t it wonderful to study the Word of God?  By taking time to diligently study the Word, His truth is revealed in our hearts, and that truth makes us really free from bondage.  I must stop here for today, but Praise God, we will continue this study next week.  Until then, God Bless, and have a wonderful week.

 

 Your Pastor

 

 

 

 

A word for Today: "Soft Answer"

 

 

Have you ever known a person whose primary method of communication seemed to be a verbal attack?  A person who communicates that way isn’t a bad person. They simply develop that pattern of communication as a result of insecurity, frustration or a feeling that they are under attack.  How should you respond?  The Bible says, “Soft answer turneth away wrath.”  The next time you are at the end of such an attack, try responding with a soft answer, it will defuse hostile communication.