2 May 2015 by Kim Yung CM –
Pastor Zac Loh preached at Faith Oasis Fellowship on the 11th of April 2015. Zac is the founder of a ministry called “Discipling Africa.” He travels around the world to share about the importance of self-transformation and his love for God.
“Revelation in the Bible comes in two ways,” he began by saying. “One where there is a whale in front of you, blocking you so you can’t see. Hence, the removing of the whale is important, so that you can look for the object you are looking for, hidden among many other things. Sometimes it may not be immediately visible to you. This way of revelation is called ‘rhema’ (The Word of Faith and the Guiding Word) where you are guided by the Holy Spirit through inner feelings, impressions, and experiences,” shared Zac.
14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” 16 But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. (Romans 10:14-17)
The other way of Revelation is called Logos (The Logic and the Illuminating Word) that is found in John 1:1 (that tells about the definition of the Word of God).
“The Word of God gives life and life to men. When you read the Bible, you need both Rhema and Logos, we need the anointing upon that Word,” shared Zac. “Logos has a design and a pattern. When you look at the universe, you would realise there’s a designer, a Creator, because there’s beauty in it and harmony in it, as if there’s an artist behind it and that points us to our Creator.”
He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant — not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. (2 Corinthians 3:6)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)
“By anointed revelation, the Spirit and the Word came together as Jesus began His ministry. Reading the Bible should be an enlightening experience or encounter, we are never meant to read it any other way,” said Zac. We need God to come into our devotional lives and to anoint us so that reading the Bible will never be the same, directing you to a “bigger heart” that is filled wight the Spirit of God instead of a “bigger head.”
The Word – The Essence of God
The Word is the essence that was made into flesh. He dwelt among us, full of grace and truth. A glorious manifestation of the Word, He died and then, He was resurrected. And because He triumphed against death, we now have are given the Holy Spirit through the Word Himself, Jesus Christ, the Lord our God.
When we speak of a “word,” we usually imagine it as being something that is simply “spoken” or “written,” without giving it much more thought. However, these words are actually external expressions of a person. In essence, these words are a manifestation of what the person is.
The words expressed may be beautiful words of compassion and love or they may be words of envy and hate. When these words spill out of one’s mouth or flow from their writings, it shows us what spirit they come from. The words you express to the world reveals what are hidden in the core of your heart. The words you express, build part of your character. Hence, that is it is important to build a godly character, following His very own Word. Gather and keep the essence of God, His Word, and bring it along with you, in your walk of life through different endeavours and encounters. Allow God’s Word to uphold you and give you the power to discern right from wrong.
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. (John 1:3)
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. (Proverbs 18:21)
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. (Ephesians 4:29)
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. (Proverbs 16:24)
No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. (John 1:18)
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