It’s true some people do read St David’s Messenger.
Whilst walking home from church one Sunday a charming lady stopped me to chat, she told me “how much she enjoyed reading the messenger”. We talked at length about all things Biblical, before moving on to things temporal. You name it we discussed it.
One popular topic discussed was Ancestry & Family Tree Research, her new found hobby and how much enjoyment and satisfaction it gave her.
The internet has revolutionised research methods, with information readily available at the click of the mouse. What would have taken months now takes seconds. Most people I know use social media applications like Facebook, whereupon they put as much or as little information they choose about themselves on-air.
Reflecting on our conversation, I wondered what (if any), of my future generation offspring would make of me, would I be of any interest? I reckoned a second at least, the time it takes to click-on.
However, I am content in the knowledge that my ancestor who is living today, has told me. He formed me in the womb, knew me before I was born, has plans for me and wants to satisfy me with long life, and life more abundantly. It sounds like too good to be true news.
I decided to look him up, ancestry.com; Name: Jesus Christ, Father: YHWH (Jehovah), Birthplace: Bethlehem, Date of Birth: it would not accept his D.O.B, so search over.
On Google I searched for ‘Jesus Facebook’, and found he has numerous accounts but none of them belonging to him personally.
Jesus asked his disciples “But whom say ye that I am?” … Do you know who I am?
Jesus was the word, Jesus is the word and the good news is we have the word; the Holy Bible, the written word of God.
It is fact that the most read book in the world is the Holy Bible and that the Holy Bible, not Harry Potter, is still the best-selling book of all time.
It is important to know the Holy Bible for yourself, to know God’s word and to plant it in your heart. God’s words are: life to those that find them and health to all their flesh.
Like the woman in the Gospel of Matthew, who was sick and who was tired of being sick and tired, who reached out to Jesus; “For she said within herself, if I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.”
If like the woman in Matthew, you are in need, lonely, or in the depths of despair, then reach out, read the word, believe it, confess it, live it.
KJV-John 15:7 – “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will and it shall be done unto you.”
When we are in need, we seek God as a last resort giving him a micro-second to answer. If God could be confused, I can see him now, sitting scratching his head in bewilderment. “I sent the prophets, I sent my Son; I have given them life’s manual – past, present and future for living an abundant life. I have sent the Comforter to teach them all things, I have sent the Spirit of truth who will shew them things to come”. I’m knocking at the door; the lights are on but no-one’s home”.
The sword of the Spirit which is the word of God, can ‘cut to the chase’ of any problem we have. God’s Word is truth and there is nothing in this world more powerful.
God created the world by speaking the word; “And God said let there be…” Jesus healed by speaking the word; “but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed”. Jesus cursed the fig tree and it died.
Do you want to find out who you are? Take ten minutes alone, open the Holy Bible read the word, Have ‘an Elijah moment’ to discern “a still small voice”, the comforter, the Spirit of truth – and The Holy Spirit will guide you. I recall reading a sermon ‘The personality of the Holy Spirit’ by R.A. Torrey. Who when a woman who had recently lost her husband and was lonesome, heard his sermon came and thanked him, “you have said just the right word! I will never be lonesome again”.
The Holy Spirit reveals the truth to us, ‘And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free’. The truth alone does not make you free; ‘it’s knowing’ the truth that actually makes you free.
Trust in God; KJV Psalms 91