Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. Mark 13:31
For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men,...Making the word of God
of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye. Mark 7:8,13
Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in meJohn 14:10,11
Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. When
any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then
cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart.
This is he which received seed by the way side. But he that received the
seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon
with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for
a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word,
by and by he is offended. He also that received seed among the thorns
is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness
of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. But he that
received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth
it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hudredfold,
some sixty, some thirty. Matthew 13:18-23
And he said,
So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should
spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come. Mark 4:26-29
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever 1 Peter 1:23
But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.1 Peter 1:25
For the word of God is quick (alive), and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit. and of the joints and marrow. and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.Hebrews 4:12
The New Testament section of the Bible is of primary interest to us as it contains the words spoken by Jesus in His time on earth. The Old Testament is mainly of historical interest. The New Testament was originally written in Koine an version of Greek spoken throughout Europe at the time of Christ's earth ministry. There are many translations of the Greek into modern languages. The most accurate English version is probably the 'King James Version' (KJV), also called the Authorised Version (AV). However the KJV is written in Elizabethan English so can be harder to understand initially. A good starter is the 'Living Bible'. An excellent additional version to gain understanding of a particular subject is the 'Amplified Bible, classic edition.'
The Bible contains the Word of God, when you hear the word of God and
receive it into your heart it grows like a seed. If you protect it and
don't let it become choked by cares of the world, it will bear much fruit
in your life. So if you need healing find God's words about healing and
plant them in your heart, and they will produce a crop of healing. If
you need material provision find God's promises about abundant provision
and plant those in your heart. Every word of God is incorruptible
seed and will produce what it promises. The only thing that can stop the
word of God working in this earth is traditions of men. For example the traditional teaching that God answers
prayer with yes, no or wait; is not what Jesus said. He said
believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
That is Biblical faith.
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.Prov 4:20-23
God's infallible Word, Len Mink
Watch Kenneth's classic teaching on the faith which comes by inclining your ear to God's Words. This has a wonderful report of a crippled lady who was healed by just listening to recordings of God's word. Also included is Kenneth's personal testimony of, as a 15 year old, being healed of paralysis, a deformed heart and an incurable blood disease, click here.