The Impact of Reading Through the Bible

Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ (Eph. 3:4 KJV).

A man reading through the Bible

One of my most powerful yet simple and straightforward method of feeding on the Word is just reading through the Bible. No in-depth studies. No extensive research. Just plain reading through the Bible from cover to cover. This appears to be a routine task from the outside but when the Spirit is involved, it becomes an encounter with Him chapter after chapter.

The Apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesian Christians and gave them the purpose for writing the letter with the words “when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ.” He expected his audience to read and receive an impartation of the revelation he had received from the Lord. There is power in reading through the scriptures. Do not take this lightly. You do not always need to study the scriptures extensively to get a Rhema word. Reading through the Bible fills your heart with the Word and creates a database of the Word in you from which God can efficiently use to direct your heart when he speaks to you.

It is essential to know the whole counsel of God. You begin by first having that knowledge ingrained in your memory. Make a habit of reading through the entire Bible, at most every two years. I will suggest you challenge yourself to do so every year. You will not know what it will do for you until you get into the habit of doing so regularly.

MEDITATE

Why does the Lord command us to pay attention to His Word? ( Prov. 4: 20-22).

APPLY THE WORD

Do you have a plan to read through the Bible as part of your Bible Study plan? If you don’t, please start doing so. Just grab your Bible and begin from Genesis in the Old Testament and Matthew in the New and continue, reading a few verses from each Testament each day.

PRAY

Ask the Lord to grant you wisdom and strength to read through His Word regularly.

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