Meditate on the Word

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The past couple of days I have been listening to teachings from Andrew Wommack in my car.  It has been revelational to say the least.  Actually, that is a major understatement.  I am dumbstruck at what I have heard.  And more than once I have been totally amazed at his explanation of a scripture, only to end up wondering why I have never realised the true meaning of it before!

I read the Bible regularly.  I have been doing it for years.  I have read through the entire Bible.  I am reading through the entire Bible now again.  But still, there are many verses, well-known verses, for which I have never fully comprehended the proper meaning.

It made me realise again, that reading the Bible is not enough.  We need to do more than that.  We need to meditate on what we read.  We need to ask Holy Spirit to break it open for us, to give us insight, so that we may understand the hidden treasures of God’s Word.

Let me give you an example of a verse that has totally blown my mind when I listened to the teaching.

Galatians 3:13-14 – Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written,“Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

What is your interpretation of this verse?  Meditate on it for a while.

Write a comment and share your view.  I will share what I have learnt tomorrow.  It might just be a complete revelation to you too!

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  1. I have for year’s pondered the same verse, which is actually a continued thought throughout the New Testament to always follow the word of God. I say pondered, but meditate (“bepeins”) is such a better description.
    When I was younger I always tried to stay 100% within the law God provided, but as being human it was impossible, even when I succeeded in abiding the law, I became arrogant with pride and yet again failed. It is inevitable to fail, but priest like Hiskia an Elia seemed to have it figured out and succeeded. (Sorry I always include Jesus as well, but people say he had Godly intervention – wish I do not agree with, but for the sake of the argument let us exclude Jesus.)

    In Philippians 3 Paul start by speaking of the law, and says;
    Phil 3: 3 – 10
    3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. 4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: 5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; 6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. 7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, 9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

    Paul in this peace of the bible says that if being a true follower of Christ was only about the law he would already be there; (Verse 5) he is in the right family, follow the law to the letter and was therefore a Pharisee, but he says this means nothing (Verse 7). He continues to say his own righteousness is the law but he counts this as dung.
    What Paul is trying to say is that God will look at the reason that we are serving Him… He will look at the heart which serves Him. If we know the bible front to back and we do not know Him, then it is all a waste. If I follow the law to the letter, but I am not doing it to serve Him, or give Him the honour then it is all waste.

    Now please do not write that I am undermining the Law, actually not at all. What Paul is trying to say is that the relationship and worship of the Lord is so much more important. When we are in a loving relationship with the Lord we will start following the law not out of obligation, but out of love. Because with the relationship God will lay upon our hearts as we lay upon His. Remember that the Law was written for our protection and for nothing else. See God as a Doctor who knows all the sickness in the world and is only trying to cure us. What is the cure: a loving relationship with Him, through that He can guide us to the right medicines (Bible and law) and to salvation.

    Jesus as in Gal 3:13-14 came and died for our sins, opening a bridge for us to communicate without guilt or persecution and starting the relationship on our behalves. Through this act of true love we as servants can have the true relationship with the Lord.

    Well that is my interpretation in short.

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