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Pauline epistolary reasoning is sound, and he always had corroborative testimony and abundant evidence to affirm the truth he preached. He had his own very version of the Gospel according to all that Christ Himself had revealed to him. And his conviction about the glorious gospel of Christ was apparently impregnable by any outside force because his mind was made up about the gospel truth, not just because it came to him by Christ's inspiration, but also, because it is proven to be full of eternal reality, virtue, benefits, potency and glory. So he unreservedly stood for the unchanging principles contained or embedded in it. More below!

Reference: 2 Timothy 2:8-9 New King James Version (NKJV) "Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel, for which I suffer trouble as an evil doer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained."

I personally consider the above Scripture as Paul's credo. He noted, "Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel: God's Word is not chained." In accordance with Pauline version of the gospel, he confirmed that Jesus Christ is the seed of David, and that He lives because God raised Him from the dead. Therefore, regardless of where he found himself or the circumstance that surrounded his existence, he continued to preach the Word of God. More so, he was particularly convinced that the Word is not chained or limited by any circumstance. Got it?

As the source of truth and life, the Word of God is powerfully boundless. When it's not effective in a person's life, it could mean that the moral understanding of the hearer is paralyzed, and so, their mind is blurred to gain the perception, because they do not mix it with faith. For this reason, the fundamental facts of their own experience in life will remain at variance with the dictates of the Word. To instantiate this verity, Hebrews 4:2 reads, "For we have heard the Good News, just as they did. They heard the message, but it did them no good, because when they heard it, they did not accept it with faith" (GNT).

Beloved, the Word of God is not chained, which means that it breaks all barriers that could stand to prevent its capability, progress or access. So here's the accurate principle for its maximum value of productivity: "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you..." (John 15:7 NKJV). If indeed, it is abiding in you, it will definitely manifest what it talks about, when mixed with faith and acted upon. In other words, it's either your lack of faith in the Word or your perverse misconception of it, that accounts for the inefficacy in your life and your inability to witness the testimony of the truths deeply ingrained in it. Stay tuned for part 2. Shalom!

Scripture Reading - Job 11:7-9; Psalm 147:5; Matthew 19:26; Luke 1:37.

Guided Prayer: Dear Father in heaven, I honour you for your grace which has granted me the full, practical comprehension of the boundless nature of your Word. By the accurate understanding of the knowledge of God's mystery, namely Christ, and the help of the Spirit, I mix the Word with faith, which is chiefly perfected in notable results, and in turn, facilitates my spiritual growth. Therefore as I joyfully receive the Word, I testify that I'm constantly moulded by it, in Jesus' Name, Amen!


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