Main reference: Rv 21 ~ 22 (Jn 1:1-4, 1Jn 1:1)
God is in the Bible. When the Bible (Word) is in our heart, God is in us with the Word.
In the Gospel John chapter 1, God was the ‘Word,’ God was with the Word, and God made all things with the Word. Jesus who was born from God was the ‘Word’ in 1John 1, God was in Jesus who was the word, and God became one with Jesus.
Jesus promised in John chapter 14 – ‘On that day, when I return, you will realize that I am in my Father, and I am in you,’ meaning the word of God and Jesus will be in my heart. Thus, God and Jesus are in me. The kingdom of God is within me (Lk 17:21). God’s building is my heart, God’s spirit dwells in my heart (1Co 3:9, 16). God is sacred, God is in the holy temple (1Co 3:17). The word can make me holy (Jn 17:17), so the word must dwell in me.
In Rm 8:9-11, it is said, ‘without the Spirit of Christ, the man does not belong to Christ.’ It is also said, ‘if the Spirit of God who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies.’
I would like to ask you, “Do you truly believe in this word?” “If you so (believe), what are the qualifications for God and Jesus to live in me?” It is the word of Jesus. The Word is the life, light, and God (Jn 1:1-4). A man who is sealed by the word is a man who inscribes the word in his mind and heart. How can a man know God and Jesus who are the word without the word? How can anyone know the work of God without it?
In Jn 10:35, Jesus said that a man who receives the word of God is god. In Acts 17:27-29, they are ‘God’s offspring.’ God’s offspring are born from God – born with the seed of God. The seed of God is the word of God (Lk 8:11), so if you don’t receive the word, you cannot be the offspring of God. Can anyone be born again from a church and pastor where God is not in? What can we learn from a seminary that God is not with? There are only the words of man. God or life cannot be found in any education institute in the world. God is only with the word of God. One can only find God in the Bible if a person wants to know where God is. Then, God will give the answer in the Bible.
I saw the figure of God and Jesus, and the organization of the angels. I also saw my spirit in my body. And God and His Spirits are in the Bible. You don’t need to try to find God in the distance. It will be much easier to meet God in the Bible and sense His closeness.
Although there are many people and believers in the world, God is with a man who loves the words of God, and provides him/her with understanding. God cannot provide His words to anyone. For example, in Genesis 3, after Adam sinned God said, ‘he must not be allowed to reach out hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.’ So, God banished him, placed cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. Also, Jesus said, ‘the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them (outsiders).
The word is God, life, and creation. Is there anything greater than the word?
At every time the man of God, that is, the messenger of God comes, people who don’t have the word of God persecute him. Why? That’s because the messenger of God receives the word of God and speak on His behalf.
At the end time of the Revelation, the time of the establishment of new era – the dragon, the beast, and the kings of the earth – false prophets, gather at a place where God comes in (Rv 16:). Then, all the evil spirits of the world flock to the place of God. As a result, this particular place becomes more hostile, and the persecution will be the harshest. Then there will be a war at that era. However, who can know the time and place, except the one who receives the revelation?
At this time, only a pastor who is anointed by God, knows the place and the reality of the events, and carries out the task that God commands. If there is no promised word of the Bible, how can a chosen pastor testify to the ignorant people about God and the truth that the prophecy had fulfilled?
Today, just like the time of the first coming of Jesus, the people who do not understand the word are desperate to persecute. However, we will live with God and the family of heaven in the word of promise.
God desires even the rebellious people to see the good and virtuous side of the new heaven’s people (天民), to perceive, repent, and be born again.
With regards to the judgment of the world, there are spirits (heavenly hosts) more than twelve spirits (營 : Army) of the heaven, so they can sweep all at once. It’s the work that God will do.
The hope awaits for us that we will live with God who is the word, the light of life, heaven, paradise, forever.
Let us achieve our purpose and enter the Sabbath rest.