Study for Yourself

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

George Bernard Shaw

Some things I do not speak on when it comes to my faith. Not because I am wishy-washy or afraid to take a stand, but because I have not studied it for myself unto revelation clarity. I have not received the promise nor unpacked the principle nor sought out God’s character on my own.

Too many Christians are out here repeating what someone else said when the word states that we should study to show ourselves approved and that Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth.

Having a great spiritual teacher is only great if that teacher provides ILLUMINATION or CONFIRMATION to the word that God has already placed within you—what they say should not be the end all be all. That kind of spiritual laziness keeps you in error, and makes it easy for the enemy to deceive you. Like Eve, he can twist the word just so, until you’re believing something that’s not even in the BOOK! And that kind of deception? Jesus said: if your whole eye (how you see/perceive/understand) is busted—how great is that darkness?

Bad belief trumps ignorance. I can teach you out of an ignorant place. But arguing with what someone has decided to be true? Help us Lord!

Moreover, you will find yourself chasing pavements, running after promises and prophecy that isn’t yours to complete out of alignment with God’s will for your life, thinking that everything belongs to you rather than the generations that comes from you. Also, when you think like that, sucking up every prophetic utterance like a sponge, you start to engage in carnal behavior to speed the process up like God need your help. Or worse, you spend your days in earnest expectation, getting bitter because hope deferred makes you sick. But did God tell you that? Or did you hear a human say that God said, and you took it upon yourself to say that God said that?

I’m just saying. Study the word. Ask God for yourself. Be clear about what He is saying. To you.

Side note: the word of God is not merely the Bible, but the Bible is the unerring written portion that we have. I said what I said! Do you think Paul and nem had a bible? Or Moses? Or John the Revelatoer? Or all of the people who followed Christ in between? Nah. God’s word is His word. And He blessed us with written record of some of it for this age.

Anyway. You need to read it because it contains what we as humanity have experienced of His character, promise, and principles on the earth. Anything that happens contrary to what is already written? Well right off cuff, you can cancel that. God’s word is forever settled in heaven, He never runs counter to His own word. Period.

Alongside that? The guidance of Holy Spirit is vital to your interpretation of the Holy Scripture. Let me give you this visual: My youngest daughter despise literature class. The reason? She says that her teachers tell her she’s wrong about all the stories and books they read, even though she uses the text to present evidence—which is the skill they’ve been taught to employ. She said to me one day, “All they want me to do is think like them—not think. But they didn’t write the book. Until the author says otherwise? We are all just saying what we think, not what it really means.”

Holy Spirit is the author of the book. Don’t believe me? Here.

“All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage];”‬‬

‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭AMP

God breathed? What is the breath of God? Oh okay. His Spirit. And because there is always witness, here.

“But understand this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of or comes from one’s own [personal or special] interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.”

2 Peter‬ ‭1:20-21‬ ‭AMP‬‬

To end: be mindful of what you’re speaking on. Just because some popular person said it don’t mean you ought to repeat it.

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