The Holy One making Scriptures Holy
“for I [am] Jehovah your god, and you shall sanctify yourselves, and you shall be holy, for I [am] holy. neither shall you defile yourselves with any kind of swarming thing that swarms on the earth.” (Leviticus 11:44 MKJV)
We do have to make ourselves holy for the Creator of all things who let His Words to be written down in the Scriptures took care that those writings became Holy, sanctified not to be changed nor to be destroyed by ordinary man. We couldn’t be more sure of what the men of God saw, heard and wrote down. The prophetic men of God brought onto the paper God’s glory, God’s voice. The prophetic Word was confirmed to us. We’ll do well to keep focusing on it. It’s the one light we have in a dark time as we wait for daybreak and the rising of the Morning Star in our hearts.
The main thing to keep in mind here is that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of private opinion. And why? Because it’s not something concocted in the human heart. Prophecy resulted when the Holy Spirit prompted men and women to speak God’s Word.
“19 we also have a more sure word of prophecy, to which you do well to take heed, as to a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the Daystar arises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture came into being of [its] own private interpretation. 21 for prophecy was not borne at any time by [the] will of man, but holy men of god spoke being borne along by the holy spirit.” (2 Peter 1:19-21 MKJV)
“all the things I command you, be careful to do it. you shall not add to it, nor take away from it.” (Deuteronomy 12:32 MKJV)
“do not add to his words, lest he reprove you and you be found a liar.” (Proverbs 30:6 MKJV)
“for I testify together [to] everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to these things, god will add on him the plagues that have been written in this book.” (Revelation 22:18 MKJV)
“you shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you take away from it, so that you may keep the commands of Jehovah your god which I command you.” (Deuteronomy 4:2 MKJV)
The Book of books, the Bestseller of all times, distinguishes itself from all other books, or “bibles”, as it ranks as separate and different from all others – and ranks as much more important too, as the ways of God are far more important than any other subject matter. In it it is the Ruach haKodesh, the Holy Spirit who speaks. And this Voice was a lamp to the feet of many showing the way to go.
“[NUN:] your word [is] a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.” (Psalms 119:105 MKJV)
Though there may come many who like to twist the Words of God, but when people seriously would take up the Word of God as written in the Holy Scriptures they shall be able to find the truth, if they are willing to disregard the teachings of men and let the Words of God speak for themselves.
“first, knowing this, that there will come in [the] last days scoffers walking according to their own lusts” (2 Peter 3:3 MKJV)
“knowing this, that the law [is] not made for a righteous one, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,” (1 Timothy 1:9 MKJV)
It was the Holy Spirit who moved the prophets to speak from God and through the ages God took care that His Word was not destroyed but got into the language of many people. Peter goes on to say, that it didn’t come about by “the will (Greek: choice) of man” but by God’s actions. These actions are described as the holy spirit influencing “holy men” and causing them to write down God’s words. These “holy men” were obviously godly men, or God fearing men. Men who believed in what God says, that God used them as instruments, to bring about His purpose, in causing the Bible to be written. We also may accept that God did find it too important to what would happen to His Word. Therefore we may trust that those people who took time to spend many hours of their lifetime to write down the Words of God and to translate the Holy Scriptures in the tongue of their own people or in another language, when they were sincere, would be guided by God to bring His Words in an understandable language.
The way God worked was to influence, by His power, a number of godly people, to write down words that God chose, that would form ‘The Holy Bible’, and that this book would be available to anyone who wishes to enquire after the things of God.
God is the author of The Holy Bible and we understand from it that He is the Creator of the earth and the skies (Acts 17:24), He is from everlasting to everlasting (Psalm 90:2), He created men and women so that He might have a relationship with them (Psalm 8:4-6) and He tells us of future events in the earth which will bring about the completeness of His purpose (Habakkuk 2:14).
Throughout history the earth had to fill up with awareness of God’s glory and from all sides of the world people were to come to their senses, running back to Jehovah God, who will be king over all the earth, one God and only one. What a Day that will be!
“for the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of Jehovah, as the waters cover the sea.” (Habakkuk 2:14 MKJV)
“all the ends of the world shall remember and turn to Jehovah; and all the families of the nations shall worship before you.” (Psalms 22:27 MKJV)
“and Jehovah shall be king over all the earth; in that day there shall be one Jehovah, and his name shall be one.” (Zechariah 14:9 MKJV)
To be continued with: Creator and Blogger God 9 A Blog of a Book 3 Blog about Prophecy
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Schepper en Blogger God 8 Een Blog van een Boek 2 Heilig Maker van de Geschriften
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- Fearing the right person
- Our relationship with God, Jesus and each other
- Hope for the future
- Man’s plans prevailed by God’s purpose
- The Truth Can Set You Free (illustrationstoencourage.wordpress.com)
The Bible does far more than simply expose lies about God; it reveals the truth about his appealing qualities. It is his inspired Word, and it helps us to “know the things that have been kindly given us by God.” (1 Corinthians 2:12) Why not see for yourself how the Bible can answer common yet fundamental questions about God, his purpose, and our future? Read the answers to some of these questions under “Bible Teachings > Bible Questions Answered”
- God’s Word: Inspired & Eternally Preserved (ourfathershavetoldus.wordpress.com)
The Bible is not some mere book; “it is in truth, the word of God” (I Thessalonians 2:13). “All scripture is given by inspiration of God” (II Timothy 3:16). In other words, the Scriptures are God breathed. God’s Word is settled in heaven for ever (Psalm 119:89); therefore, it doesn’t change.
- Fundamental beliefs (open for discussion and questions) (viktoriaveigas.wordpress.com)
The Holy Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, are the written Word of God, given by divine inspiration through holy men of God who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. In this Word, God has committed to man the knowledge necessary for salvation. The Holy Scriptures are the infallible revelation of His will. They are the standard of character, the test of experience, the authoritative revealer of doctrines, and the trustworthy record of God’s acts in history. (2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Tim. 3:16, 17; Ps. 119:105; Prov. 30:5, 6; Isa. 8:20; John 17:17; 1 Thess. 2:13; Heb. 4:12.)
- How to Read Your Bible (modeoflife.org)
“If an earthly king, our emperor, wrote you a letter,would you not read it with joy? Certainly, with great rejoicing and careful attention. You have been sent a letter, not by an earthly emperor, but by the King of Heaven. And yet you almost despise such a gift, so priceless a treasure”.
“The Scriptures constitute a coherent whole. They are at once divinely inspired and humanly expressed. They bear authoritative witness to God’s revelation of Himself – in creation, in the Incarnation of the Word, and the whole history of salvation. And as such they express the word of God in human language. …We know, receive, and interpret Scripture through the Church and in the Church. Our approach to the Bible is one of obedience”.
- The word of Paul is not the Word of God (1) (vanguardngr.com)
If God were to inspire me to write a book, the words in my book would still be my words. They would not be the word of God.
Ask a Christian a question about Jesus, and he might answer with a quotation from Paul. But who tells us Paul speaks for Jesus? Why do we need Paul to speak for Jesus when Jesus speaks for himself? Why do we need Paul to speak for Jesus when Jesus himself warns us: “Be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time?” (Mark 13:23). If Jesus has told us all we need to know, why do we need someone else to add to, or subtract from, what he said? – See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/08/the-word-of-paul-is-not-the-word-of-god-1/#sthash.I4al248j.dpuf
- The Early Church Fathers on “Sola Scriptura” (deovivendiperchristum.wordpress.com)
The doctrine of Sola Scriptura (the doctrine that Scripture alone is to be the final authority on all Christian doctrine and praxis) lies at the very heart of Reformation theology. But was this doctrine invented by the Reformers? Besides Scripture itself giving testimony to its own ultimate authority (“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” – 2 Tim. 3:16), the early church fathers also give ample testimony to this doctrine, showing that the Reformers did not invent Sola Scriptura:
- Character of the End-Time- Gifts of the Holy Spirit now for Sell. (peterdavid28.wordpress.com)
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit have been given to build the Church and make it whole. We neglect them to our own loss. The Holy Spirit has been given, complete with nine beautiful Gifts, to help us to minister the love, life and power of Jesus through the supernatural.
- Hippolytus of Rome (170 – 235) on the Incarnation of the Word (deovivendiperchristum.wordpress.com)
God was all alone and nothing existed but himself when he determined to create the world. He thought of it, willed it, spoke the word and so made it. It came into being instantaneously, exactly as he had willed. It is enough then for us to be aware of a single fact: nothing is coeternal with God. Apart from God there was simply nothing else. Yet although he was alone, he was manifold because he lacked neither reason, wisdom, power nor counsel. All things were in him and he himself was all. At a moment of his own choosing and in a manner determined by himself, God manifested his Word, and through him he made the whole universe.
When the Word was hidden within God himself he was invisible to the created world, but God made him visible. First God gave utterance to his voice, engendering light from light, and then he sent his own mind into the world as its Lord. Visible before to God alone and not to the world, God make him visible so that the world could be saved by seeing him. This mind that entered our world was made known as the Son of God. All things came into being through him; but he alone is begotten by the Father.
- Creator and Blogger God 6 For His people (bijbelvorser.wordpress.com)
- Creator and Blogger God 7 A Blog of a Book 1 Believing the Blogger (bijbelvorser.wordpress.com)