The counsel of the Lord [God’s Word] standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
When we go to God’s Word, we find the thoughts of God’s heart—His will—to you and me. The Word of God shows us His will for our lives. The Scriptures rightly divided are the words of God; they are His will for every man, woman, and young person. The Word of God is the will of God.
Throughout the Bible, believers have declared their respect for and belief in the truth of God’s Word. Let’s consider these examples:
- Job, who said, “…I have esteemed the words of his [God’s] mouth more than my necessary food” (Job 23:12);
- David, who wrote, “I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart” (Psalms 40:8);
- Jeremiah, who said, “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts” (Jeremiah 15:16);
- Jesus Christ, who declared, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth” (John 17:17).
In Matthew 4:4 we learn, “…It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Man cannot sustain himself solely on a diet of physical food; he needs his food supplemented by every word that comes from God. Man cannot live from words that come from men—from different writers, philosophers, TV stars, theologians, even preachers—but by words that come from God. It is God’s Word that reveals His will.
II Timothy 2:15:
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
The Word of God is the Word of Truth. This Word of Truth is written for men and women who want to believe God and to know His will.
But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
I Thessalonians 2:13:
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
The reason the Word of God can be believed is because it is God-inspired.
II Timothy 3:16:
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
The five words “given by inspiration of God” are translated from one Greek word, theopneustos, which means “God-breathed.” Isn’t that a beautiful way to express how God gave His Word? The Word of Life is God-breathed by way of holy spirit.
II Peter 1:21:
For the prophecy [the whole Bible, everything foretold and forthtold] came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost [by holy spirit].
Holy men wrote down what God revealed to them. This is how we got the God-breathed Word.
So what would keep someone from feeding themselves a healthy diet of God’s Word? Well, the Word is often neglected because it is not understood. When people fail to understand the Word of God, they succumb to the doctrines and theories of men and are blown about with each new philosopher or new idea.
In The Way Ministry, we are dedicated to helping people understand and live God’s rightly divided Word. We believe the Scriptures to be the true revelation from God and about God, and our only rule for believing and practice.
Biblical research, teaching, and fellowship is our ministry. Our ministry teaches and applies research principles that help us get back to the God-breathed original. We set forth our study as workmen of the Word of God, realizing that if the research is a right dividing (a perfectly right cutting) of God’s Word, many who believe will be blessed. All the benefits of The Way’s Biblical research work are designed for and made available to those who desire to hear—that is teaching. The fellowship is found in the meeting together of the believers.
The world is in need of the God-breathed Word. Our desire in The Way Ministry is to serve God’s Word to the world. Through our home fellowships, our classes, The Way Magazine, our Sunday Teaching Services, www.theway.org, we present the rightly divided Word of God so men and women can understand it and live it.
Our goal and vision is to get the depth of God’s Word so living and real in our lives that we consistently manifest His strength and power and thus help others also come to a knowledge of the truth.
I Timothy 2:4:
Who [God] will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
God’s Word is God’s will.