|Revelation 19:13-16 |
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13 And he was clothed with a garment dipped in blood; and his name is called The Word of God.1 [Click to see the 125 scripture verses that state: "the word of the Lord came, speaking" and "the word of God came, speaking."]
14 The armies that were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron. He treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he has on his garment and on his thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
1 Jesus Christ's name is The Word of God. It is such a blasphemy to call the Bible, "the word of God." It is an insult to whom it testifies. It is more than ignorance. It is a deliberate deception to keep your nose in the Bible, and your ears closed to the voice of the Lord from heaven. Today, if you hear his voice from heaven, do not harden your hearts. Hebrews 4:7.
Let me illustrate the problem, with just three of many verses that will be totally misapplied, if you think the Word is the Bible:
Jesus said: Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it! Luke 11:28
Jesus said: My mother and brothers are those who hear the word of God and put it into practice. Luke 8:21
Paul wrote: That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word. Eph 5:26-27.
If you think this means hearing someone read the Bible, you have missed the possibility of seeking to hear from God yourself.
You will have missed the blessing. You will have missed salvation. You must wait, watch, listen, hear, and obey to find any blessing from God.
Paul is not talking about Christ sanctifying his Church with the Bible, That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word
You must go to him, listen, hear and obey continually, to be cleansed or ever be sanctified.
See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks.
If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth,
how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? Hebrews 12:25
For extensive writing on listening to the true Word of God, Jesus Christ — not the Bible, see My Sheep Hear My Voice.