"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
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The Bible is a book. However, the Bible is the word of God that is the Spirit as well as it is a book. "John 3:34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life." As we study, we understand, gather information, remember the information, etc, according to our intelligence. But as the word of God is Spirit, it will connect with those who have the Spirit of God, in a unique way. Spirit to Spirit will connect the life, the power, the mind, and mysteries of God, etc. God himself will share himself through his word to the believer who has the Spirit of God. Intelligent study will be no match for this. Even though preachers and theologians are very proud, worldly wisdom is foolishness to God and it will be filled with errors. "1 Corinthians 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." The Spirit person, not only understands the things of the word, but he/she will also have the power to live according to the word. The word of God that is imparted into the person of God is supernatural, and a person of the world cannot comprehend it. The word of God that is in the book, also becomes one with the Spirit person.
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