“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” John 1:1
About 8 years ago God laid this idea on our hearts of people all over the world reading the entire Bible out loud, simultaneously, over a defined time period. The thought was thrilling! It would connect believers of every nation, tribe, and tongue in a unique way while we express ourselves as the Body of Christ in an act of corporate worship. While it is 21st-century technology that makes this opportunity possible, it reminds us of Josiah in 2 Kings 23 reading all the words of the Book of the Covenant in the hearing of all the people. Over the years God kept bringing it back to our minds. In 2019, it was time to be faithful and take action.
God has a purpose for Project 66. We pray that God will speak to you through His Word and that you will be blessed by your participation. We know that God gave us the entire Bible so that we could know Him. When we know Him and begin to understand who He is, what He has done for us and how much He loves us, we can begin to love Him. Many scriptures tell us of the importance of obedience to the Word of God. Proverbs 2 tells us if we accept His words and store up His commands within us, search for it as for hidden treasure, then we will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. Psalm 119 is full of blessings for those who keep His ways and seek Him with all their heart. It is a song describing the greatness of His precepts. To list just a few: “His word is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens” (v. 89), “it is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path” (v. 105), “it is my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart!” (v. 111) Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is alive and active…” Isaiah says in chapter 30:21, “…This is the way, walk in it…” Finally, in Matthew 24:35, Jesus says, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away”. John 1:1 speaks of Jesus as the Word saying, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God”. Our heart in this entire endeavor is that God’s Word would be highly exalted, honored and would be a fragrant aroma to God, our Lord Most High. We look forward with confident expectation to see how God will use His Words to change people’s lives.
If you are reading this then we hope that you will prayerfully consider joining us and also sharing with others this opportunity of glorifying God through the reading of His magnificent Word.
Mark and Tina Mitchell