Peace Of God: For It Is Written (Part 3)
[ Preached by Pastor Kenneth Chin at Acts Church Malaysia on 30 July 2017 ]
Read | Hebrews 8:10
verse 10b “… I will put My laws in their minds and write them on their hearts; I will be their God, and they will be My people.”
The Scripture is His Written Word
We may have years of experience in driving, but we simply cannot drive without a driving licence. Without an identity card (IC), we have no proof of citizenship. We only have all these rights based on what is written about us.
We have hope because the Bible says so. It is not a suggestion, opinion, wish or hearsay. We need to root our faith in what God has written in His Word.
A lawyer will say about a case, “Get it in writing” – because a written document gives legitimacy. And people are confident to write down powerful visions so that the vision can continue to be believed in.
Everything legitimate has something in writing to back it up, such as the power and importance of the written Word.
We Live by His Written Word
Many Christians live depending on their parents’ or friend’s faith. Where is our heart rooted in? Is it in the written Word of God, or our experiences, or other people’s experiences?
It is not how long we have been in a church that brings us victory. It does not matter if your granddad is a pope or a priest, or that you have read 30 versions of the bible, do you know God’s Word and are you walking with Him?
We may know God’s Word in our minds, but God wants to write it on our hearts.
Accept Christ in your mind, believe Christ in your heart. God wants us to live His word.
Read | Isaiah 53
His Written Word Prevails
We will encounter many written reports as we go through life and there will be clashes between these different reports. Which report will you believe in more – the medical report, school report, news report, or God’s report?
No matter what else is written about us, God wants us to believe that the report in the Bible prevails.
Read | Psalms 139: 13-18
What God has written about us will come to pass.
When Jesus came to earth, He said He had come to do God’s will as it was written in the book (Hebrews 10:7). Jesus also said, “The Son of Man will go just as it is written of Him (Mark 14:21),” referring to His death.
This shows that even Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection was determined by what was written about Him. Hence, let’s choose to believe what God has written of us because no one else can determine or dictate our lives.
Read | Acts 13:29
“And when they had carried out all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a tomb.”
God has written our future and end in His book, so who shall have the last say in your life? And why do some of us live as if God’s will is not written in our lives?
Declare His Written Word
When Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness, He replied, “It is written…” referring to what is written in God’s Word. When He did so, Satan had to leave.
We cannot live victoriously if we do not live like Jesus lived – by declaring what is written. Do not allow the devil to be the one to write our destiny; it’s time to be free from what he has written about us, putting us down and making us miserable with his lies.
We need to believe God’s report of us and claim what Jesus had won on the cross for us – if we do not believe, how will we be able to claim it?
Not only does what is written give you legitimacy, but also authority.
If you want power, authority, and victory, you need to claim what is written and live a legitimate Christian life. You need to know the Word for yourself, not borrow someone else’s faith.
Friends, God’s amazing plans and purposes for our lives are written in His Word, but are they written on your heart?
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Edited by Hailey Chung