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The Heart Changing Experience Through I.B.I. – By Leo S. Arago

When I and my wife, Eva, learned about IBI School and what it offers, we did not have a second thought of enrolling and joining the classes, starting with 101 up to 104. As members of the Gideons International, a ministry that gives free bibles to men & women, boys & girls of all walks of life, we were challenged/encouraged to study and learn more on the Word of God – the Bible, which we have lifetime committed to distribute.

We came to know how the book of the Old Testament is related to the book of the New Testament, how God has planned and arranged situations, preserved His people for the Messiah to come.

OT 104, the study of Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther showed us that God never forgets his people. After 70 long years of exile, God fulfilled his promise to bring them back to the promise land.

Ezra has opened our eyes. He was a man who fully depended on God. Before anything has to be decided or done, he would fast and pray for days. As described in the bible, Ezra was a “Man of the Heart”. He applied God’s word to his life before preaching it to the people. This has led us to study and learn more about the bible, starting with OT 101 to make us equipped and confident, not just to distribute the bibles but to share the word of God as well.

Likewise with Nehemiah, he is considered as the “Man of Action”. Chapter 4:14 “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight …” We are not only to pray but also do/act according to God’s plan. Let us always remember that God never overlooks our labor done in LOVE for God. So, in whatever struggles, hardships and trials we are in, we can overcome them. Whatever plans we have, we can be successful if we turn to God for guidance and help.

When Ezra read God’s law to the people, they came to realize their sins, they wept and repented. The power of God’s Word moved them, convicted them and changed them. They started praising and worshipping God.

Let us not forget that we were all changed by the power of God’s Word. Every time we come to a point wherein we are troubled, put in a hot seat or get in a miserable situation, let us always remember that God is the turning point. God is the solution – His Powerful Words.

Can you recall the times when God’s word has been powerful in your life? Can you recall how it has changed you or the situation you were in?

Studying OT 101-104 has wonderfully taught us who really GOD is, His great and amazing love to His people. We are so privileged to receive God’s grace and His unconditional love. Thank You Lord for this opportunity to know more about YOU! We look forward to more exciting lessons in the next classes to come. Thanks to IBI School, to Pastor Mel and to the staff!
God bless us all IBI students. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

If you would like to know more on how you and your church can benefit by starting a Bible Education Program in your church through I.B.I. (International Bible Institute of London). Please call us at Telephone No.: (+63 32) 262 7455 or send us an email: [email protected]