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Ekundayo Emmanuel

-1 s2015 NOV 24
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http://www.poweringrace.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/poweringrace023.mp3Bible study is the act of digesting the word of God in your heart for a healthy spiritual growth. The Christian nations across the world cannot control the abomination in their midst, because the practice of personal Bible study had diminished.The 2012 online survey of Life-Way Research shows that only 19% of churchgoers personally (not as part of a church worship service) read the Bible every day.But the shocking statistics for 2014 conducted by the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture says only 9% of Americans read the Bible daily.According to the Canadian Bible Engagement study (May 2014), 55% of Canadians never read the Bible, 28% seldom read the Bible and 11% read it once a week or more frequently.The British Bible Society released a study showing many British citizens cannot identify certain Bible stories; 43% of children have never heard the story of the crucifixion.This sharp drop is a signal of end time tribulation where the faith in Jesus will be scarce as predicted by Him in Luke chapter 18 verses 8: “… Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”The seven reasons for a personal Bible Study are explained below:1. God’s Identity CardBible study is the easiest way to identify God. The reason for the high number of lukewarm Christians is due to the failure to know the profile of the Lord Jesus Christ they accepted as Savior.It is impossible to enjoy a good relationship with someone you can’t identify. And you will find it easy to know the identity of the Lord when you always study the word of God in the Bible.For instance, you might not know the name of the Lord if you have never read a passage such as Exodus chapter 3 verse 14: “And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”2. Authentic Road MapThis generation is filled with false Pastors and Prophets. If you obey their teachings without studying the Bible, then you will miss the right track to heaven. The Bible is the only perfect Book that describes how to live in holiness, love and peace.The journey to heaven requires bible study. This is synonymous to your map readings, and obedience to traffic rules when driving on the highway.If you don’t study the word of God regularly, then it is impossible to know the right lifestyles that are acceptable to the Lord. Second Timothy chapter 3 verse 16 and 17 says: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”3. Bible Study yields MiracleThe study of God’s word in the Bible can ease your heart from heavy burden. It restores hope, strengthens faith and can heal your broken heart. I had never regretted studying the Bible every day.In the past, I suffered memory loss. But, when I gave my life to Jesus and read the Bible daily, I noticed a great improvement in my brain. I’m no more suffering from memory loss! Hallelujah!!4. Bible is God’s AmplifierGod is not dumb, and He won’t hesitate to speak, if you are ready to hear from Him. Your regular Bible study will give answers to questions bothering your heart.For instance, I noticed my heart always becomes troubled when I play jokes. And my pastor did the same to make us laugh during the church service. So, no one told me it was wrong to be a clown! I prayed to God to explain the misery of my troubled heart.I didn’t hear from God until I stumbled on Ephesians chapter 5 during my personal bible study at home… “But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.”Bible study will save you from a lot of mess in