I am not a normal writer that says the number of something just like this topic implies but I believe other writers did that so that people’s focus can be on what is mentioned. On this note I will take to that, I’d like your heart to be on the three things I want to say with the help of the Spirit of God so that we can have a rich understanding of the topic.
We must understand that the word of God has effects in our lives, it takes the control of the man that gives himself to it and the revelation of such words will stayed in his Spirit to become a reality to him always.
We see in the word of God that
Psalms 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
Our fathers in the Lord normally use this when they want to teach the word of God, I believe it is because they know what this word will do as they teach us the word, and on what they have done I will start from there. When we also look at this passage on our own personal note you’ll see that it also talk to us. One thing we need to allow daily is to open our hearts to the word of God.
Now, to see the first effect of God’s word in our hearts, the passage reads
the entrance of Thy word giveth light…
This to me I see that we must open ourselves to the word of God to enter into our Spirit, for when there is an entrance of God’s word into a heart, what will follow is that the word of God will give light to that heart. Any time you allow your heart to be opened to the word of God so that it can enter into your heart, you give place for light to enter into your heart. You need to understand that light is the freedom of man through God’s Word. That’s why the scriptures says that the devil has blinded the minds of people so they won’t receive the light.
2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath BLINDED THE MINDS of them which believe not, LEST THE LIGHT OF THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF CHRIST, WHO IS THE IMAGE OF GOD, SHOULD SHINE UNTO THEM.
The question is why does he blind the mind of the people. It tells the devil knows when it enters a man’s heart it will transform the man and the word will give light to that heart and God is light in Him is no darkness at all.
1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that GOD IS LIGHT, AND IN HIM IS NO DARKNESS AT ALL.
Light tells the presence of God. So when any man opens his heart to the word of God, he gives room for light. You see, the devil knows that when your heart is opened to God’s word light will shine into it. That’s the truth. One of the dangerous tool of our age is the entrance of God’s word into a heart to produce light in him. Once it enters as a man opens his heart to the word, automatically light will come into that heart. When light enters a room darkness have to give way, the devil will no longer have anything to operate on in that man’s life because light reflect the glory of God.
The second effect of God’s word in a man’s heart is seen also from the passage
…it gives understanding to the simple…
So we see that when a man opens his heart to God’s Word light is given and then understanding comes. Understanding is linked with faith. The Bible says by faith we understand. When understanding enters a man’s heart it gives room for faith. Understanding is one power tool that can liberate a man. A man that has no understanding is likened to a beast that perish and a man that does not have an understanding will walk in darkness. It’s clear from the scriptures.
Psalms 49:20 Man that is in honour, and UNDERSTANDETH NOT, IS LIKE THE BEASTS THAT PERISH.
Psalms 82:5 They know not, NEITHER WILL THEY UNDERSTAND; THEY WALK ON IN DARKNESS: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
And what follow this scripture is something serious
Psalms 82:6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
This is an understanding and when a man does not have an understanding he walks in darkness. When a man receives light an understanding will come unto him to turn to God. You can’t receive light and understanding and not turn to God. It will speak words of turning to God into your heart.
Matthew 13:15 FOR THIS PEOPLE’S HEART IS WAXED GROSS, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; LEST AT ANY TIME THEY SHOULD SEE WITH THEIR EYES and hear with their ears, AND SHOULD UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART, AND SHOULD BE CONVERTED, AND I SHOULD HEAL THEM.
You see that word? The peoples heart waxed gross.. Lest they see and they will understand, this tells the heart was not opened because when it is opened it gives room for light and light will make you see and then an understanding will come.
That’s why when listening to the word of God we must pray for understanding else what we heard will be stolen from us. We saw this when Jesus interpreted the parable of the sower.
Matthew 13:19 WHEN ANY ONE HEARETH THE WORD OF THE KINGDOM, AND UNDERSTANDETH IT NOT, THEN COMETH THE WICKED ONE, AND CATCHETH AWAY THAT WHICH WAS SOWN IN HIS HEART. This is he which received seed by the way side.
We must pray to always receive understanding of the word of God.
Understanding will make you to attain something, it will make you attain light and wise counsel.
Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear and increase learning, And A MAN OF UNDERSTANDING WILL ATTAIN WISE COUNSEL,
That’s why the word of God says such a man of understanding Happy is he.
Proverbs 3:13 HAPPY IS THE MAN who finds wisdom, And the man who GAINS UNDERSTANDING;
The effect of God’s word is our lives we give us an understanding that’s why David kept praying for understanding.
Psalms 119:27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
Psalms 119:34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
Psalms 119:73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
Psalms 119:125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
Psalms 119:144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.
Psalms 119:169 Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.
This also is our prayer in the New Covenant because when light enters the heart and then understanding will come which will birth a knowing in us.
Ephesians 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
1:18 THE EYES OF YOUR UNDERSTANDING BEING ENLIGHTENED; THAT YE MAY KNOW what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
Finally, the effect of God’s word in our heart is seen in
Genesis 1:3 And God said, LET THERE BE LIGHT: AND THERE WAS LIGHT.
1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and GOD DIVIDED THE LIGHT FROM THE DARKNESS.
2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
We need to understand that there is a great division between light and darkness, because God did that it in the beginning. So we see that God commanded the light to shine in the beginning and it was so. We now see that the same God that commanded it to shine has shined in our hearts. We need to see something here why is the light always positioned in the heart? This tells the heart needs light, when a heart has light it has life. So what the entrance of God’s word does is to give light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. The effect is to give light of the knowledge of glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Light gives the knowledge of the glory of God. Light gives us an understanding of the glory of God that is in the face of Jesus Christ. No wonder the god of this world has blinded minds of people s that they will not receive the light of the glorious gospel. What a man will see when he open up to the word of God is to see light of the glorious gospel and the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. We want to see your face Lord! Light is the true salvation of man, when it enters a man’s heart that man has becomes something. That’s why when Saul now Paul was on his way to Damascus with the plan to persecute the church, the first thing that happened to him was that the Lord had to shine light on him and that caused him to turn to God, we saw that that encounter with light changed his life forever.
Acts 9:3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and SUDDENLY THERE SHINED ROUND ABOUT HIM A LIGHT FROM HEAVEN:
Light is glorious. No wonder David said
Psalms 27:1 THE LORD IS MY LIGHT AND MY SALVATION; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
27:4 ONE THING have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, TO BEHOLD THE BEAUTY(GLORY) OF THE LORD, AND TO ENQUIRE IN HIS TEMPLE.
I’m still meditating on that word to give the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. No wonder Paul prayed to keep increasing in the knowledge of God.
Colossians 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and INCREASING IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD;
Is just like giving the knowledge of the Holy place where God is to see the face of God. Scripture says He dwells in light that no man can approach
1 Timothy 6:16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
Even if no man can approach it, the knowledge of that light of the knowledge of the glory in the face of Jesus Christ is enough to make us approach it by faith.
We have seen that when we allow God’s word to enter our hearts it gives light to us, gives understanding to us and then give us the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. You’re blessed! Amen.