Benefiting from Books
“In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.”
Daniel 9:2
The benefits of books cannot be overemphasised! Through books we gain knowledge and understanding. And understanding is a major key to our accomplishment in life. In the passage under review, Daniel gained understanding by books to stand in the gap for his people. Many books are loaded with great information and insights that will secure your freedom from ignorance. Don’t forget ignorance is more deadly than any sickness out there.
The plan of the devil is keep us in the darkness of ignorance. He knows that knowledge is power. He knows that the day you know your rights and privileges in Christ, you will gain power over him. So he is fighting against your knowledge acquisition.
Reading anointed or relevant books should be your topmost priority.
Let’s consider 3 examples of individuals that benefited from books:
1. Jesus Christ!
Our Lord discovered His purpose by reading the book of Isaiah. (See Luke 4:17) We too can discover our life purposes from scriptures.
2. Apostle Paul!
Apostle Paul was a bookworm! He placed so much value on books that he instructed one of his helpers to “… bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.”
2Tim 4:13
Apostle Paul had a personal library! Start building your personal library today. Buy books and make sure you read them.
3. Bill Gates!
Bill Gates and his friend, Paul Allen stumbled across a magazine that really helped them in their computer project. Most successful people, especially leaders are avid readers!
Read to broaden your horizon!
I decree and declare that you will gain vital info and knowledge from your reading adventure in Jesus name!
Yours sincerely,
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe
www.jjogbeministries.org