Monthly Archives: October 2011

~Scriptural Illiteracy~

Illiteracy is a huge hinderance on human development, likewise scriptural illiteracy hinders spiritual development. Many Christians are suffering from scriptural illiteracy. They attempt to live a Christian life based on books written about the bible, what people say on Christian radio and TV programs, pastors and friends advice, and posts on Facebook or blogs just like this one. All of these thing have some value but they are only supplements to the real thing: THE BIBLE. We cannot live on supplements alone.

We must be intimately familiar with Gods Word. This is the foundation that we build our lives on. Without this foundation we are incapable of weathering the really tough storms in life. Building a Godly life on the sands of scriptural illiteracy is impossible.

Don’t be deceived into thinking that you can live the Christian life and fulfill Gods purpose without the YOU reading YOUR bible. Realize that the bible is God speaking to you.

A man told me once: “You must have daily exposure to, and intake of Gods Word.” and you know what? He was Right.

Proverbs 4:20-22 ~ 20My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.  21Do not let them depart from your eyes;  Keep them in the midst of your heart; 22For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh. 

~ Freely You Have Received, Freely Give. ~

If you have received something from God, YOU now have the right, ability, the anointing and the responsibility to give it away. Salvation, healing, blessing, the Holy Spirit. We see this biblical principle in the book of Matthew:

Matthew 10:8 ~ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead,  cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.

Remember Peter?

Acts 3:6 ~ Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”

What did Peter have that he was able to give away? The authority of Jesus name. You have been given that same authority.

The Chief expression of Love (God) is to give. If you receive a blessing from God, like a healing in your body, and you see a person that needs that same type of healing, YOU have an anointing and a right to freely give that person what you have received.  I have seen this done hundreds of times in the last 23 years and just understood this principle this week.  There is a ton of scripture that supports this too. MAN, GOD IS GOOD!