Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, Evans Olang

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2Timothy 3:16&17, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work”

There are those days you find you are dragging your feet behind. The moment your alarm clock goes off, you know it’s time to wake up and get ready for tasks ahead of you for that day. Your two legs debate which should get out of the bed first. We even drag when it comes to reading the bible and praying. As you are reading the bible, you fall asleep or you get nothing out of it, you pray for two minutes, mumble a few words and fall to sleep. I find it much easier to read other books than read the bible and yet the bible has all I need pertaining to life. It is the book that should be read daily by every believer.

Someone used the B.I.B.L.E as acronym, Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. The bible teaches us who God is, His plan for salvation among other things, it’s been called the instruction book for life, it’s also known as the map to treasure. I have watched several movies about finding treasures and what comes to mind before finding the treasure is not how it looks like or its value but how it can be found. Often times people know that treasures are not junks but valuable. I watched this movie, “Romancing a stone” depicting a treasure to be found. The main thing that everyone was fighting for was the MAP to the treasure. The map looked so old and torn but it was precious. Does the bible too lead God’s people to treasure? of course, God is our treasure. Whether the map is new or old it does not change what it can do. Just as the old map has the path way to a treasure so is the Bible the pathway to God.

By definition, the dictionary says that Bible is the sacred book of Christianity, a collection of ancient writings including both Old Testament and the New Testament. IT’S AN AUTHORITATIVE BOOK IN IT’S FIELD. It does not have a mouth but it speaks. It has a voice. The best ever selling book in the entire universe. The book widely translated, the one many are killed for owning and reading it. It’s more than a story book, it’s a living and powerful book, Hebrew 4:12, “The word of the Lord is living and powerful…”, tested, tried, and proved. We thank God for the witnesses, however It’s the book that does not need an attorney or witnesses to prove or authenticate itself. It is able by itself to do so. When the bible was under attack someone asked Charles Spurgeon to do something, his response, “you don’t need to defend a lion. Just turn it loose and it will defend itself”. We need to turn the bible loose. Laws have been written off this book, nations have been saved through this book and many more. It’s a very unique book and a book of a kind. Reading one passage over and over again always has something new, a principal to learn from. What a book!!!! We need it, we need to open it, read it, memorize it, learn from it.

2Timothy 3:16&17, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work”. God in times has always used men to accomplish His plan. You’ve heard me say “God can do anything without any man yet He has chosen men to accomplish what He has in mind for His own glory”. 66 books in the bible were written by men under the inspiration of God. We are told some of the reasons, it is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness why?, that the man/woman of God may be complete and equipped in the word. Timothy was advised, 2Timothy 2:15, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be a shamed, rightly dividing the word of the truth“. In the age of error, false teachings and false doctrines, we need the word. Joshua 1:8, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success”, Psalm 119:105, “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path”. Time fail me to get more into this word but I know that you can see how it is a precious book not to be taken lightly. It’s our manual book and map to the treasure. All the answers to your questions are in this book, so take it off the shelf, dust it off and open it, read it. Pray for discipline to read it daily. Don’t wait till you get to church and then open it, or when you are in trouble for it is your Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. Blessings Ev

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