Tuesday, October 1, 2013

What Is On Your Book List?

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ. 

I love to read!  I have several authors that I like and some that I have every publication of their works.  There are so many books I still want to read.  Some friends would tell me to read a self help book, some would tell me of a great Christian author.  However, now is just not the time.  I cannot ignore what I am seeing and hearing and feeling around me.  So, no matter what is on New York Times Best Seller List, or what new book my friends are suggesting, one thing I know, no one needs to tell me I need to read, study and meditate on the anointed Word of God.  His Word is found in the BIBLE. While it is still the world's best-selling and most widely distributed book, I would be bold to say: 1) it is a book that is gathering the most dust on bookshelves; and, 2) it is the book that is most widely read, but not followed by its readers. 

Friends, we are in perilous times. Now is the time to read, study and meditate on the Word of the Lord.  What I am seeing and hearing and feeling are rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places. What my eyes are witnessing are Believers getting pulled into the lies, deceit, trickery and mockery of the enemy. 

Psalm 1:1-6 assures us, "Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction." (NIV)

In 2 Timothy 3:1-7, it is recorded, "But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth." (NIV)

Friends, we must stand and stand firm in God's Word. We cannot be swayed.  2 Timothy 3:12-17 encourages us, "In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." (NIV)



The only book for me is the B-I-B-L-E.  There is this song I used to sing as a little girl in Sunday School class, 

The B-I-B-L-E,
Yes, that's the book for me, 
I stand alone on the Word of God,
The B-I-B-L-E.

The B-I-B-L-E,
Yes that's the book for me,
I stand alone on the Word of God,
The B-I-B-L-E.

The B-I-B-L-E,
Yes that's the book for me,
I read and pray, trust and obey,
The B-I-B-L-E.


In Christ,
Therese from Belize 

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