I have always stated that every Bible reader will come in contact with the Bible in two realms. The two realms are both beneficial but one is deeper than the other. If you will ever benefit and grow in your Bible study, you must know how to maximize the two realms to your advantage. That’s how real soldiers of Christ emerge.
The first realm a Bible reader will come across is the logos. This may simply be explained as the written word. While the second realm is the rhema. This may explained as inspired word or revealed word. These two realms are important in their respective course. Whether logos or rhema, the very essence of the Bible is for us all to live it.
A lot of people have argued that logos have no importance. This is because Paul reported that the letter kills and that’s true because the Holy spirit is not involved yet. The logos gives you head knowledge of the word. It put common sense to what Bible teaches. If you intend to step up with God, you will need more than head knowledge of the Bible.
This where the words you read is aided by the Holy Spirit. He will give you the experience of what you are reading. Until you interact with Rhema, the Bible cannot be profitable to you. As a matter of fact, it is only when you experience the word ‘Rhema’ that the Bible become real to you. Except this, the Bible will continue to be a mere book of stories to you. The Bible is much more than that.
The Power In The Bible
A lot of people feel the Bible is overrated and that it’s just a book. Well, it’s a book as you may have rightly noted but it’s a different kind of book. The Bible is God’s word sent to order our steps and make us into God’s delight. It also show us the character of God and how to deal with Him.
The Bible is powerless in your hand because you don’t believe in the God behind the Bible. God calls the Bible His word so if you don’t believe the Bible it is because you don’t God. The Bible is as powerful as the God behind it. So, what you don’t believe cannot work wonders for you. Selah!