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Back to basics: Digging into God's Word in 2010

God's Holy Word
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Authors Note: After a short sabbatical to prepare for my wedding, I married the love of my life, Vicky Marie Iannucci on December 19, 2009. I also enjoyed the holidays with my family. But it is now time to return to sharing the Word of God with you. It is my prayer that 2010 brings you blessings too numerous to count. Let us enjoy a fruitful 2010.

As we begin a new year and also a new decade, we need to re-center, refocus, and re-ground ourselves. I used to claim New Years Resolutions, but after deciding to follow Christ, I realized that I was making oaths that I could not keep. Instead, I decided that it is far better to center myself on He who can keep me centered, the Great I AM. In doing so, a path that is always lit will remain under my feet. Let us follow the example of James 4:8, which says, “Come near to God, and He will come near to you”. The main ways that we can come near to God are praise and worship, prayer, and studying His Word.

I urge you in this New Year to dig into the Word of God as you have never dug before. Our world is in a constant state of change, prophecies are being fulfilled at an alarming rate. Searching the Bible will keep you aware of the changes if you take the time to study and learn about them. I will be doing future articles on some of those prophecies, as well as some articles about how to keep your heart protected from the enemy. This will be a year of great blessing, but it will be a year of great warfare with the enemy. The old cliché: If you want something bad enough, you will have to fight for it, applies here. We can hold fast to the promises, because Jesus tells us in Mark 13:13, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away”. God’s promises and instruction saturate the Bible, including His greatest promise, His Son, Jesus Christ, are all available to you in His Holy Word. John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”. What that tells us is, in the beginning was the Word(God), and the Word was with God(Jesus), and the Word was God(They are all One). God, Jesus, and His Word are all One. That Scripture validates the entire Bible, making infallible, unerring, and wholly trustworthy.

By using this trustworthy Source to build your life and submitting to its instruction you will grow into a beautiful creature, one that will shine the love of Christ, and who will bring others to His love, grace, mercy, and most importantly, His Salvation. This year, I urge you to dig into your Word, but I also urge you to share the Gospel with others, that a harvest might be reaped.

Until next time may God bless and keep you, and may His face shine upon you. To our Lord be praise and honor and glory and power, forever and ever. Amen.
 

Comments

  • AuthorFrank.com 4 years ago

    First, congratulations on your marriage. I wish you and your bride many years of happiness together. Judi and I are coming on 39.

    Second, I respectfully applaud you for encouraging others to read the Word. Problem is most people trust the word only as their denomination filters it. That's just plain deceitful. Many people believe things not in the bible or exists only in blue-penciled copies. Fact is the Sabbath is on Saturday, not Sunday; another is the name of the Creator; His name is NOT God. Furthermore, not all Israelites are Jewish. Only 1 of the 12 tribes was Jewish. You do the math, as the name Israel was inherited by the non-Jewish tribe of Joseph.

  • Michael Iannucci 4 years ago

    Thank you Frank. Many more years of happiness to you as well. I agree with the denominational comment. The Word is the Word no matter what spin you put on it. That is why its infallible. Man can misinterpret it, but God means what He means. As for the Sabbath, I have not found Scriptural backing to a specific day, YET. Feel free to point some out. I'm always up to learn more of the Truth. As far as I know, the Creator's name is God. Also Jehovah, YAHWEH, El-Shaddai, Abba, Father, the Great I AM, the Lord your God. He has many names, but still the same beautiful God. And as for the Israelites, most of them are scattered in the U.S. and Britain in our madern times. For the most part, I agree with you, and if you have Scripture to solidify your points, I would be interested to take a look. Thank you for your comment Frank. God Bless!

  • AuthorFrank.com 4 years ago

    With all respect, the gospel does say that it was "Jesus' custom to go into the synagogue on the Sabbath day." In my opinion, if he had broken His Father's commandments in any way, he would have been disqualified as being sinless; for even Paul wrote that "sin is transgression of the law." The OT also says that the sabbath is a (identifying) sign between the Creator and any man that he knows the one, true God. Furthermore, grace is not license to continue transgressing.

    Fact that you are aware of Israel's true identity does my heart good. Many Christians are not, because their ministers and denominations do not teach it. You have the public venue; so write on.