Understanding the Power of the Pen

Understanding the Power of the Pen::: If you don’t understand the power of the written word, it can and will be used against you.If you do understand the power of the written word, you can use it to change yourself and change the world.Our culture loves our Speakers (talkers, singers), and our Doers (builders, businesspeople, athletes, soldiers)… but we must remember that Readers are Leaders, and Writers change the future. Never underestimate the power of publishing.Psalms 68:11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.“The pen is mightier than the sword.” – Edward Bulwer-LyttonPaul was lonely, sitting in prison, no booming “ministry” but was writing the future 2000 years out. Jesus sent scribes too. (Matthew 23:34)“Wherefore, behold, I send unto you Prophets, and Wise Men, AND SCRIBES…” Matthew 23:34Even King Yashua Himself did not forget to send the SCRIBES (writers) to build His Kingdom.

Paper Tigers:: Authority from Men not from God

Paper Tigers:: Scribes and Pharisees always challenged Jesus on His doctrine, but Jesus wasn’t intimidated because He taught with authority from God, not like the scribes who drew all of their authority from agreements with other men.
Mark 1:22

And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
Jesus met every challenge and completely destroyed all opposition. Both false doctrine and false action must bow to the name of Jesus.
Don’t Boast and brag like you know what you’re dealing with when you don’t. Jesus is LORD!

And the king of Israel answered and said, “Tell him: ‘Let not him that girdeth on his armor boast himself as he that putteth it off.’” 1 kings 20:11

Ahab then answered, “Benhadad, don’t brag before the fighting even begins. Wait and see if you live through it.” 1 kings 20:11

Not Like the Scribes

The Church has come full circle. They told Jesus He preached with authority, not like the scribes. Nowadays, people want you to preach like the scribes – apologize, don’t have too much authority.