Bern, April 17, 2012. [CD-EUD News]. Today, Seventh-day Adventists all over the world will begin a Bible reading program. Even though the Seventh-day Adventist faith is already rooted in the Bible, this new initiative entitled “revived by His Word” is aimed at strengthening these spiritual roots, and deepening our understanding through the daily study of God’s Word.
“The study of God’s Word, leading to a life-changing experience with Jesus, is at the very heart of revival” said Mark Finley, assistant to the church president of evangelism. “Nothing can ever replace hearing God speak to us through His Word” affirmed Armando Miranda, vice president for the world church. Truly, nothing can take the place of hearing God speak to us through His Word. Prayerfully meditating on Scripture is the primary source of spiritual strength.
A brief summary of RBWH. Church members are encouraged to read or listen to one chapter of the Bible each day beginning today April 17, 2012, the first day of the Spring Meeting. The reading plan begins with world church President Ted Wilson, and he will conclude it by reading Revelation 22 during the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas.
During these 1,171 days, participants will cover the 1,189 chapters in the Bible. By reading one chapter each day and two chapters during the General Conference Session, millions of participating members will complete their journey through the Bible.
United by His Word. “Revived by His Word” will go beyond simply reading or listening to one chapter of the Bible each day. It will direct the attention of the entire Adventist world church to the importance of knowing Jesus better through His Word and encourage families to read the Bible together. In cultures where the Bible is not readily available, this initiative will encourage elders to gather the church family to read the Bible aloud. It is simple, practical and affordable.
“Revived by His Word” can unite the entire Adventist church around God’s Word and make a difference in millions of lives. It can be a catalyst for regular, systematic Bible study. The goal of this initiative is to encourage every church member to allow the Holy Spirit to transform their lives as they meditate and pray over one chapter of the Bible a day. Pastor Wilson said: “I would like to invite every church member to join the worldwide family of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in reading one chapter of the Bible a day. I am confident that this journey through the Bible together will draw us all closer to Jesus. As we prayerfully read and meditate upon God’s Word, we each will be led to a renewed experience with the Savior as we look forward to His soon second coming.”