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“It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter” Proverbs 25:2

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Copyright©2012

All Rights Reserved David Odunaiya Ministries International

Published by The Word of Truth Ministries Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Table of C o n t e n t s
Page 1. Introduction 2. Your Rights and Privileges 3. A Solid Foundation 4. It Imparts You With Wisdom 5. It Builds Your Faith 6. It Renews Your Mind 7. Conclusion 4 8 12 15 19 22 25

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Introduction

Searching the scriptures is not an option, but a must for every believer that desires to know God, and live a life that is pleasing to Him. We often find the time to do other things that do not really matter much or are of less priority to God, but when it comes to the one thing that should become the top priority of every believer in the body of Christ today, we keep giving excuses. The word of God which is also known as the “Holy Scriptures” is more important to God than any other thing in life. John 1:1 tells us that, In the beginning was the word and the word was with God, and the word was God! God and His word are one
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therefore it is utterly impossible for anyone to know God outside His word. There are men from all walks of life scathing the four corners of this great planet searching for so-called “lost treasure” of some sort, but unknown to them the greatest treasures of life are hidden and buried in the word of God. Colossians 2:3 3. In Him is hid the treasures of knowledge and wisdom” Proverbs 25:2 tells us that, “It is the glory of the LORD to conceal a thing, but honour of kings to search out a matter”. The secrets of God’s kingdom are hidden from the reach of men and they cannot be found by those who read God’s word for fun or just to pass away the time, but by people who have placed the right value on it. Specifically by those who are ready to pay the price, and approach the word of God with
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reference and an expectation in their heart, believing that every single minute spent searching the depth of God's word will leave an indelible mark in their lives. Remember the God who said, "do not cast your pearls before swine”, will not cast His own treasure before those who have no value for it. Searching the scriptures is like "launching into the deep". Peter toiled all night, until Jesus told him to launch into the deep (Luke 5: 4 – 7). Have you been looking unto God for an end to your toils and struggles? Then it time for you to go on a search for the keys that unlock the doors of the supernatural in your life. Jesus said in Mathew 16:19, that, “"And I will give you the KEYS of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will
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be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven" In my many years of studying the word and observing human behaviour patterns, I have come to understand that every man needs some kind of motivation to make something, a habit or a lifestyle. Therefore in this book I am going to be sharing with you, “the benefits of searching the word of God on a daily basis”, hoping that in turn, this will give you the inspiration you need to become a certified studier of God’s word – 1 Tim 2:15.

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Chapter One Your Rights and Privileges In Christ

and privileges as a child of God. 2 Peter 1:34, says, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

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When you know who are in Christ, and the authority that God has placed in your hands, then the devil with not be able to take you for a ride. Ignorance is one of the weapons that the devil uses against the children of God. It’s no wonder God said in Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” Jesus redeemed you by His blood so that you can live a life that is free from shame and struggles, and it is only through knowledge that you can come to understand this, that is why He said, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” - John 8:32. The book of Ephesians gives a more precise in-depth to this benefit by saying:

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Ephesians 1:16-20 16. Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 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: 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, 19. And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20. Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

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Revelations comes through the Holy Spirit as we study and meditate on the word. It gives us the knowledge and understand we need to grow into matured Christians, and take our rightful place in Christ!

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Chapter Two

Solid Foundation

was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. made that was made. Jesus Christ is the word of God of All things were made by him; and without him was not anything

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od’s word is the foundation for all creation, as John 1:1-3 rightly says; “In the beginning

personified, and Apostle Paul confirming John 1:1, said, “According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation,
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and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ” []1 Corinthians 3:10-11 ] When you diligently search the scriptures and apply the word to your life, you are solidifying the foundation of your life, and this will help you to stand strong when the challenges come knocking. Matthew 7:24-27 24. Therefore whosoever heareth these -

sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and
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doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. Searching the scripture imparts you with knowledge, strengthens and you, knowledge and in turn your increases

understanding in the things of God – Proverbs 24:3-6. It makes you immovable in the face of adversity.

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Chapter Three

Imparts You with Wisdom

Christ. God is the only wise God, and all of His creations are a result of His wisdom. The Psalmist declares in Psalms 104:24, “O LORD, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. It is one thing to know what the word of God says; it is another to know how to apply it to your life. This where wisdom comes in. wisdom is the application of Knowledge.
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Possessing knowledge and not knowing how to use it will make life very frustrating. By searching the scriptures you will not only acquire knowledge, but through the help of the Holy Spirit you will also be imparted with the wisdom to apply it to your own situation and circumstances. Proverbs 2:1-7 1. My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; 2. So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; 3. Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; 4. If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; 5. Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. 6. For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh
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knowledge and understanding. 7. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. Jesus defeated the devil on the cross of Calvary through the wisdom of God! – 1 Corinthians 2:8-9. Without the wisdom of God operating in your life, you will not be able to resist and overcome the wiles of the devil. God’s wisdom is your best bet to living heaven here on the earth. Proverbs 4:5-7, says, “Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

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Remember, God only give His wisdom to those that seek and search for it - with all their heart.

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Chapter Four

It Builds Your Faith

build on it, so that you can grow from babyhood to adulthood, in the things of the spirit. This measure is like a seed in you, planted in your spirit man by God Himself – Romans 12:3. One main characteristics of a seed is that it has the ability to grow, and produce fruits in multitude fold. God expects you to take

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t new birth as a child of God, He gives you a measure of faith, and it is your responsibility to

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time to develop the faith He has placed in your heart. Romans 10:17 tells us, that, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”. The word is the source of kingdom faith, and only by it can you build on the faith that is already in you. The more you study and meditate on the word and apply its principles to your life, the more your faith increases. Apostle Paul speaking in Acts 20:32 said; Acts 20:32 32. And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance sanctified. The word of God imparts you with faith, and increases the level of faith that is already in
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you, making room for you to be fruitful in life. This is the reason why the book of First Peter, encourages every child of God to desire the word. 1 Peter 2:2 “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:” God’s word is the food of the spirit and only by it is growth possible. In other words searching the scriptures is one of the main keys to spiritual growth.

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Chapter Five

It Renews Your Mind

says, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…” In other words, a man’s productivity in life is largely determined by his state of mind. Before we became born-again, our minds were carnally inclined, producing thoughts and imagination that were in direct contradiction to the word of God. The book of Romans chapter 6 states, “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be

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once heard one of my mentors in ministry say that, “Your mentality defines your destiny”. Proverbs 23:7

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spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be”. Now that we are born-again we have a duty to renew our mind with the word of God, and this we do by searching through the word meditatively as often as we can. This in turn will change our perspective of things in life, and we will able to look at life situations through the eyes of God! Let’s take a look at one of Apostle Paul’s admonition in the book of Romans 12:1-2; 1. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your
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mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Apostle Paul makes it very clear that there cannot be any significant transformation in the life of a believer without the renewal of the mind. Your mind is the gateway to life, so you have to re-programme and guard it with the word of God. Those who explore the word, with not lack exploits in this world!

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Conclusion If this mini book has been a blessing to you, please feel free to share it with your friends. I also like to hear from you. In the next mini book series, I am going to share with the vital keys on, “How To Search The Scriptures”. For any questions you may have, my

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