Bill Stockham | PentecostalTheology.com
[What our Abba Father has thought suitable to reveal, he has revealed; what he has revealed is significant to the well-being of man, and this revelation is intended not for the present time merely, nor for one people, but FOR ALL SUCCEEDING GENERATIONS. The things which he has not revealed do not belong to us but to God alone, and are therefore not to be questioned. So, then, the things that are hidden belong unto the Lord, those that are revealed belong UNTO US AND OUR CHILDREN!] “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” (Deut. 29:29) [Now, under the law, no provision was made for the circumcision of the heart, which involves THE REMISSION OF SINS, AND PURIFICATION OF THE SOUL FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS; and as circumcision itself was only a sign of spiritual good, therefore the promise here refers to the days of the Messiah, and to this all the prophets and all the apostles give witness:] “…for circumcision is that of the heart, IN THE SPIRIT, and not in the letter,” (Rom 2:29) “The LORD YOUR GOD will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may LOVE HIM WITH ALL your heart and with ALL your soul, and live.” (Deut. 30:6) [The following scripture is very good advice for us to follow today!] “Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, THE WORD IS VERY NEAR YOU; IT IS IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART SO YOU MAY OBEY IT.” (Deut. 30:11 – 14) [This is how the above scripture was revealed to Paul:] “But the righteousness that is by faith says: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?'” (that is, to bring Christ down) “or ‘Who will descend into the deep?'” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and IN YOUR HEART,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, YOU WILL BE SAVED.” (Rom. 10:6-9)
Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that THE WORD IS NEAR US; IT IS IN OUR MOUTH AND IN OUR HEART!