Living in a world full of spiritual famine …..
I decided to look up the word famine in the Webster’s dictionary only to find:
- extreme scarcity of food
- archaic – hunger
- need or desire for food
- strong wish for something
- urgent desire or interest
Mark 8:1-9 (KJB) shows the story of Jesus feeding the 4,000. There were seven loaves of bread to feed the 4,000. In my eyes, at this point in time, the people were experiencing a famine of hunger.
It was brought to my attention this week, the King James Bible is archaic and hard to read. I find this puzzling, since, I have read the Bible entirely twice, along with passages throughout each day and although there are new words to me, I can read it and understand.
I don’t agree with the statement of being archaic. If anyone should make the statement of something being archaic, I would much rather have heard – computers and technology is archaic. Think about it, how fast does your iphone become outdated, windows operating system become outdated, printer, fax machines, instant messages and the list goes on. In a blink of an eye these resources become outdated or archaic –
- very old or old-fashioned.
- (of a word or a style of language) no longer in everyday use but sometimes used to impart an old-fashioned flavor.
- of an early period of art or culture, especially the 7th–6th centuries BC in Greece. “the archaic temple at Corinth”Famine is a very old word not used everyday. King James Bible – of a word or a style of language no longer in everyday use.
11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.
Americans are searching for: better, job, car, house, boat, truck, iphone, computer, bigger TV, and the list goes on. Perhaps Americans should search for the bread which will fill and satisfy their souls.
Matthew 4:4 reads (KJB):
4But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Americans it’s time to stop living in famine and start eating bread. It’s time to stop eating the leftovers and using the bread of life – Word of God from the King James Bible.
8 But what saith it ? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is , the word of faith, which we preach ;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved .
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith , Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed .
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For * whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved .
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed ? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard ? and how shall they hear without a preacher ?
15 And how shall they preach , except they be sent ? as it is written , How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
If you don’t understand Romans 10:8-15 above, isn’t it time for you to ask and stop getting the leftovers.