December 13, 1964
Explains, through a word study, that God wants us to fully know
and understand His Word.
SNT – 292
Publication Date: 12/13/64
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
Psa 119:161, 162; Jer 15:16; Joh 5:39; 1Th 2:13
1Th 2:13; Joh 17:8, 14
Joh 17:17; 1:18; Luk 24:35; Act 10:8, 15:12, 14; 21:19
Excerpt from 292 Exegeomai, "Declare" 12/13/64
You know, I taught people across the country that the Bible was never written for the agnostic, the infidel, or the skeptic. The Bible was never written for the man who was a metallurgist or a philosopher or a historian. Basically, the Bible was written for men and women who want to know how to believe, with a capital H a capital O and a capital W. Men and women who want to know HOW to believe God. HOW to tap the resources for the more abundant life. HOW to manifest an abundance of the power of God in this life. In other words, the Bible was written for men and women who want to know the score: Who want to know the answers.
Now if the person thinks he’s smarter than God, then the Bible has no answer. But I have yet to meet a man who knows even 1-1/100th of the greatness that which is written in the Word. Whether they are men in science or philosophy or history or mathematics or wherever they are. This is why I be…I know, that the Bible was written for men and women who want to believe: Who want to know the answers.
In Psalm 119, in verse 161, you know this is a Psalm nobody ever reads. But every word…in every word in this Psalm that has 176 verses, every, every verse in this Psalm has the greatness of the Word in it. It is either commandment, statute, law, always the Word. And in the 161st verse we read the following, “Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.” The more you work the Word of God, the more you study it, the more you learn to utilize the principles that are set forth in the Word of God, the more you stand at awe at the Word.
It’s the man who doesn’t know anything about the Word, or he may think he knows it, but basically he doesn’t know it, that’s the man who never stands in awe of the Word. We were talking at a Bible…at one of our Bible group meeting a week ago Thursday, or two weeks ago, the Thursday night before I open the class in Columbus. And we went through Ephesians 1, again, and I’ve gone through Ephesians so much that it isn’t even funny. Because to me it’s one of the great scriptures, and so whenever the opportunity presents itself, and I feel inclined so, and there are people that have that particular joy and love also, we go through Ephesians again. And I remember this night distinctly, because Karen was there, and of course Karen’s major interest is in the field of English; writing, grammar, and so forth and so on. And therefore he…she listening to the reading of this as we were going along, she intimated how tremendous this first chapter, this first chapter of Ephesians was, because of the literary beauty of it. Is this right? We were talking about the literary beauty. I have never looked at Ephesians, chapter one, from the literary beauty point, but she had. And therefore this thing just thrilled her. She noticed it. There is was. Just tremendous, the literary beauty. And I suppose that if you worked it from a literary point of view that you find the Bible just as fascinating. I’ve known for many years that the greatest short story that has ever been written is written in the Bible. Short story like the Prodigal Son. You know the Good Samaritan story. The greatest short stories are in the Word.
This man says that even though people may have persecuted him that he constantly stood in awe of the Word. And the more you study the Word, the more of this Word dwells within you, the more in awe you stand of the greatness of that wonderful Work.
In the 162nd verse, he says, “I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.” One who findeth great spoil. If you found a million dollars laying outside of the Bible center, and it belong to you and you found it, would you rejoice? He says, he rejoiced at the Word like one who findeth great spoil. Not a little bit. But great spoil. And some of us are just like that. Right? We rejoice at the Word, whenever the Word lives for us. Whenever we learn anything new in the Word or God gives us greater light on the Word. It, we, we rejoice at, at, at, it like someone finding great spoil. We got all real tickled on the inside. We get real blessed. But why not? Because it’s God’s Word to teach us how to manifest the more abundant life. How to walk with an effervescent and with a glow, with a radiance that very few people see today.
Look at Jeremiah. Jeremiah, chapter 15. Jeremiah 15, verse 16. “Thy words were found.” Jeremiah 15:16. This record here in Jeremiah is regarding…
Psalm 119:161, 162
1 Thessalonians 2:13
John 17:8, 14
John 17:17; 1:18
Acts 10:8, 15:12, 14; 21:19