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Power in the Word
what agency did God create the heavens?
"By the word of the Lord were
the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His
mouth." "For He spake, and it was done; He
commanded, and it stood fast." Ps. 33:6,9.
2. By what
does Christ uphold all things?
"Upholding all things by the word of His power." Heb.
3. Of what
are some willingly ignorant?
"For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of
God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water
and in the water: whereby the world that then was, being overflowed
with water, perished." 2 Peter 3:5,6.
4. By what
are the present heavens and earth reserved for a similar fate?
"But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same
word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment
and perdition of ungodly men." Verse 7.
5. In what
other scripture is it shown that creative power is exercised through the
word of God?
"Let them praise the name of the Lord: for He commanded, and
they were created." Ps.
change is wrought in one who is in Christ?
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature [there
is a new creation, R. V., margin]: old things are passed away;
behold, all things are become new." 2 Cor. 5:17.
7. What is
this new creation also called?
"Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto
thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of
God." John 3:3.
what agency is this new creation, or new birth, accomplished?
"Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth
forever." 1 Peter 1:23.
9. What is
the first creative commandment recorded in the Bible? and what was the
result of it?
"And God said, Let there be light: and there was
light." Gen. 1:3.
connection is there between the creation of light in the beginning, and
the light of the gospel?
"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath
shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory
of God in the face of Jesus Christ." 2 Cor. 4:6.
were the people astonished at Christ's teaching?
"And they were astonished at His doctrine: for His word
was with power." Luke
testified to the power of the word of Christ?
"And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying,
What a word is this! for with authority and power He commandeth the
unclean spirits, and they come out." Verse 36.
did Christ say is the seed of the kingdom of God?
"The seed is the word of God." Luke 8:11.
should the word of Christ dwell?
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all
wisdom." Col. 3:16.
did Christ say of the unbelieving Jews respecting the word of God?
"Ye have not His word abiding in you: for
whom He hath sent, Him ye believe not." John 5:38.
does the word of God work in the believer?
"For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when
ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as
the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which
effectually worketh also in you that believe." 1 Thess. 2:13.
nature is imparted through the promises of God?
"Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that
by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped
the corruption that is in the world through lust." 2 Peter 1:4.
what are believers made clean?
"Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken
unto you." John 15:3.
may a young man cleanse his way?
"Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed
thereto according to Thy word." Ps. 119:9.
did God heal His people anciently?
"He sent His word, and healed them, and delivered them
from their destructions." Ps. 107:20.
did the centurion show his faith in the power of Christ's word to heal?
"The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that Thou
shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant
shall be healed." Matt. 8:8.
power has the word when hidden in the heart?
"Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not
119:11. See also Ps. 17:4.
did God humble Israel, and suffer them to hunger?
"And He humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee
with manna, . . . that He might make thee know that man doth not live
by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the
Lord doth man live." Deut. 8:3.
is required beyond a mere hearing of the word?
"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only,
deceiving your own selves." James 1:22.
is the result of doing God's will?
"And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that
doeth the will of God abideth forever." 1 John 2:17.
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