Pastor Duane Sheriff’s evening message at Glen Aros Church
Pastor Duane Sheriff’s morning message at Glen Aros Church.
“‘Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:16)
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Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles they shall run and not be weary and they shall walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:30-31.
The word translated “renew” above means “to bring back to life.” The picture is that of a tree that’s been hewed and chopped down and expected to die, but suddenly there has been a change and it’s brought back to life. It’s a kind of transformation where death is replaced with life.
Isaiah likens this to what happens when we “serve” the Lord, as we work in His Kingdom our strength is renewed! Weakness is replaced with His divine strength. It’s an exchange where you give Him your weakness and take His strength in its place, what a deal!
“The unfolding (entrance) of your words gives light;
It gives understanding to the simple.”
Notice the words of the psalmist in the verse above; it lets us know that it is the entrance of God’s word that gives light. That means the Word has to get into your spirit! The Word in you, mingled with your spirit and mixed with faith, is what God requires. It will change your life. When the Word of God gets into you, it brings you light.
But we all, with unveiled face, Beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord,
Are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, Just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 3:18
When you read the Word of God, you are looking into the mirror of God. The verse above tells us that what you see in the mirror of God as you “look” (study the Word), is the glory of God. It means that as you behold the glory of God you are changed into the glory that you see in the Word.
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart”.
The scripture above lets us know the power, infallibility of God’s Word. The Word produces results when you believe, confess and act upon it as the truth.