1 TImothy 4:13-15
The word is meant to profit you.
It is not the word you read that changes you, but the one that enters. E.g. You cannot smell alchohol and become drunk. The alchohol must enter you to get you drunk.
It is not the word you read that benefits you but the one that enters you.
“The entrance of the word gives light.” Psalm 119:130.
Lord, from this day, I will not play with the word, but the word must enter.
How then do we access the word of God?
1. Interest brings insight. Hosea 10:1-3
Interest is the doorway to research. People research what they are interested in.
The Bible comes concealed (Proverbs 25:2), that is why it should be revealed. It comes sealed so it doesn’t enter the hands of the wrong people.
It is honorable people that search out scriptures (Proverbs 25:2).
Be interested in God’s word, and ask him to show you insight from His word.
Ecclesiastes 7:25, ” I turned my heart to know and to search out and to seek wisdom…”
The word of God is the wisdom of God, and you cannot access wisdom until you apply your heart to know and to seek out.
Remember, it is not the word you read, but the word that enters you.
2. Spiritual fervency brings insight from the word.
Spiritual intensity and vibrancy brings insight. Show me the man that is on fire for God that is permanently speaking in tongues, such a person can never be bankrupt of insight (1 Cor 2:9).
God reveals his word to us via His spirit. For his spirit searches all things, yes the deep things of God. The process of spiritual fire-ization is the process of revelation. IF I am not at the same level of fire, we cannot have the same level of insight. Fire is the sponsor of light. Show me a man who carries fire, and I will show you a man who is a walking light.
“For the spirit searcheth all things, yea the deep things of God.”
1 Corinthians 14:2
Receive a new level of spiritual intensity now in Jesus name.
The spirit of God has the assignment of opening up the truth to us, to expose us to scriptures that are relevant to our destiny. The holy spirit networks scriptures to balance the equation in your life. If you need the light of revelation, you must be on fire for God in the realm of the Spirit.
Proverbs 20:27, The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord searching all the inward parts of the belly.
3. Serving God is key to insight.
God reveals secrets to servants – faithful servants (Psalm 25:14). Moses served GOd and God revealed Himself to him.
Serve God in evangelism. It is to your benefit to serve God. There is so much benefit in service.
1. Apply yourself diligently to secure insight and access from the word consistently.
2. Apply your life to the things you see out of scriptures until progress is noticed. Look for actions in what God is saying and begin to walk in it until you see evident progress.
Culled from a message by Dr. Paul Enenche, Accessing Wisdom from the Word of God.