TASTE AND SEE

 

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Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

Psalm 107:8-9 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

 

When we get saved, we get our first taste of the goodness and mercy of God. It is only a taste and only the beginning of it because Psalm 23:5, 6 tells us God has prepared a table for us in the presence of our enemies and that goodness and mercy would follow us all the days of our life   In the New Testament the Bible says there are things He has prepared for us that our eyes have not seen or our ears heard 1 Corinthians 2:9, 10. When will we experience them? God builds us up and brings us what He has prepared for us by revelation (illumination) of His Word. Personally as we feed upon His Word at home and corporately as we hear His Word in the Church, that feeding and hearing the Word helps to transform our lives and renew our minds.

 

There is something unique and special about the Word we hear at Church. The Word we hear at Church is designed by God to help us grow in knowledge, redeem the time, and get back lost time. A preacher on average typically may spend ten to fifteen hours of study (some more and some less) gathering revelation from the Word of God through prayer and gives it to us in an hour or more. It is really more than that because they are drawing from their years of experience beyond the immediate time of study. Church can be the best investment of time we can make all week. Remember the richness, goodness, and fullness of our salvation is only gained through knowledge revealed by the Spirit of God from the Word of God. We can do what is one of the most time redemptive things anyone can do which is go to Church. We cannot afford to miss what God’s prepared for us, so go to Church and taste and see that the Lord is good.

 

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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