Wednesday January 12, 2011
Hartsville News Journal
Page 2C
"Driving Yourself Into God’s Word"

Driving Yourself Into God’s Word is a positive and necessary thing for you to do and is the reason that Lakeshore Bible came into existence; Driving Yourself Into His Word is how you to comprehend it. Comprehending His Word enables you to receive the Holy Spirit as it becomes the open door that you walk through.

The absence of the Holy Spirit leaves a void in your life, one that bible thumpers take advantage of by delivering you their message instead of God’s. With bible in hand they mislead you by misrepresenting God’s Word; Psalm 27:12 KJV refers to them as false witnesses breathing cruelty from their mouths:

Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

You already know that there is good and bad in everything, including pastors; good pastors back up or attempt to back up what they interpret God’s Word to be saying. Matthew 7:15 KJV reintroduces you to the ones that do not:

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

The ones that back up their interpretations want to make sure that you are fed God’s Word while the latter feeds on you!

Our goal as a church is to prepare you to feed yourself and help you recognize and know the Truth when you hear it; John 8:32 KJV explains why we chose this to be our goal:

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Your freedom is worth the struggle as Christ is the Truth (Word) that sets you free. Freedom is a worthy and obtainable goal for you set for yourself in 2011 and Driving Yourself Into God’s Word is how you obtain it.

1 John 2:14 KJV shows God doing His part by writing to you:

I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

Receiving the Word of God, in addition to making you strong, is Christ abiding in you, giving you the wisdom to fend off Satan, the wicked one.

Ezekiel 3:10 KJV shows God speaking directly to you:

Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.

Receiving His Words in your heart through your ears comes from Driving Yourself Into God’s Word






not from someone delivering it to you.

2011 drawing nearer to Christ returning is a good time to hear counsel and receive instruction as Proverbs 19:20 KJV shows being wise in these latter days (latter end) a necessary condition:

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

Driving Yourself Into God’s Word is not a convenience; it is necessary…

Have you the appetite to interpret for yourself?

Do you recognize it to be a need you have?

Is Driving Yourself Into God’s Word your 2011 goal?


Pastor Billy Johnson can be reached by email at or viewed online at