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THE WORD FROM THE LORD
Dr. Stan Coffey
Previously we took the question from Jeremiah 37:17, "Is there any word from the Lord?" We said there is a word from the Lord. There is a word from the Lord for our country; there is a word from the Lord for our church; there is a word from the Lord for the Christian; and there is a word from the Lord for the Christless. "When Jeremiah was entered into the dungeon, and into the cabins, and Jeremiah had remained there many days; then Zedekiah the king sent, and took him out: and the king asked him secretly in his house, and said, Is there an word from the Lord?" (Jeremiah 37:16 17). That's a great question. Is there any word from the Lord for you? If there's not a word from the Lord for you and me, then there's no reason for us to be here. I believe we've come because we know that there is a word from the Lord, that God wants to speak to us from his Holy Word. "Is there any word from the Lord? And Jeremiah said, There is: for, said he, thou shalt be delivered into the hand of the King of Babylon." That was a word that Zedekiah did not want to hear, but it's the word that God had for him. God has a word for you and me today. "Is there any word from the Lord?"
I want to speak from the subject, "The Word from the Lord." The first thing I want to say is that THE WORD FROM THE LORD IS A PERFECT WORD. Is there any word? Not only is there a word from the Lord, but the word from God today for us is a perfect word. In 2 Timothy 3:16 we're told that the word that God has to say to us, the message that God has for our individual heart, for our individual life, is a perfect word. It is not the word of man, but it is the word of God. Paul, in speaking about that perfect word, instructs Timothy, and says that God's word is a word that is absolutely perfect. "All scripture is given by inspiration of God."
That word "inspiration" means God-breathed because the Spirit ...
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