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The Sufficiency Of The Word  

“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” John 17:17 NIV

We can classify the progress of a believer in three stages: salvation, sanctification and glorification.

Salvation is the primary necessity to begin the journey of one born by the faith (Romans 10:9). Sanctification is the process through which the life of Christ in us transforms us into His likeness through His word and by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 7:4). Finally, glorification is the final reward of the heirs of salvation, who shall appear with Him on Christ’s day (1 John 3:2).

In our theme scripture, Jesus tells us how the sanctification process happens, which is ongoing until Christ returns and we are seen as Him. The Word of God is sufficient, powerful, sharper than any double edged sword and able to radically transform you.
Many people don’t realize that the laziness or inability to connect the word is the greatest attack to man’s transformation. The enemy knows that if he can keep you from this fellowship with the word, he has kept you from the most important thing in your life as believer.

The double edgedness of this temptation is also exposure to false or sensational teaching that takes or adds to the already sufficient word. There is a stage of infancy, when one is a babe and God shields them even amidst the mixture of information being consumed, but there comes a time where growth is not just demanded but expected (Acts 17:30) and this can only come through stability.

Child of God, whether you have been in the faith for twenty years or ten months, John 17:17stands. The simplicity of the word of God is what our forefathers clung to, and ran their race of faith. The same simplicity still carries the power that it did then and that it always will. Look to the WORD!

Prayer: Father I thank you for this truth. As Job reckoned, I have esteemed your word more than necessary food for you have exalted it above your name. I know that the Holy Spirit helps and teaches me into all truth. I give myself wholly to being an ardent student of it all my days, that I may receive of its fullness, in Jesus mighty name. Amen! 


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