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GOD COMMANDED IT SHOULD BE WRITTEN
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GOD’S OWN DESIGN
Though God speaks to us through various ways, but our focus here is the Holy Bible, the written revelation of God, which reveals the origin of all things. It reveals how it all began and how it will definitely going to end. That’s why the LORD remains the First and the Last. (Isaiah 48:12, Revelation 1:17)
In another occasion the Lord said, “I am the Alpha and Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
God personally designed Biblical medium of communication for the people He has made to occupy the earth, so that one generation to the next will have access to it.
As a written word, it could be easily pass from one generation to another, unlike when it is orally passed. Non is exempted from this plan.
An earthly father will always communicate with his children about one thing or the other when the need arises. It is through this communication that the father’s desire for the children will be made known to them. Through this communication the father uncovers his wealth of experiences, knowledge and wisdom, principles, plans, and promises to the children as they had never experienced in life. It could come as warning, teaching, admonition, discipline, scolding, rebuke, blessing, promises, assignment and so on. It is all for the purpose to help escape failure and become successful, happy and fulfilled in life.
The children in turn will through this conversation understand what their father wants from them, what they should avoid, what they should hold on to, what plans their father has for their future, how he has provided for them and how much he is willing to care and support them at any moment in their life.
That is exactly what God designed the Holy Bible to accomplish between Him and us as a Father and sons and daughters in a big family with eternity in focus.
All He wants us to know about Him as our only true Father is written in His Holy Book. As the Omniscient God who sees and knows the end from the very beginning, He had known all you need to know about Him, and had written them down for you and I. I had known how many footsteps you are going take in life to step into your abundance. He knows where success lies for you and where it does not. That’s why He has a specific Word for everyone He has made. He has a personal message for you hidden in His Book. It’s duty to search it out.
It is written in God’s Book that, “it is pleasure to conceal a matter, but it is your duty to find it out. (Proverb?
YOUR PLACEMENT IN THE WORD
Everyone of His children including you, has something written for them in The Holy Bible.
The early you discover yours, the faster you will fulfill your destiny and purpose of being created.
Of Christ it is written, “Then I said, ‘Here I am- it is written about me in the scroll-(Scripture) I have come to do your will, O God.'”
And to Nebuchadnezzar it was said, “this is what is decreed (Spoken) for you….” Daniel 4:31
Concerning pharaoh God said, “But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” Exodus 9:16
Then it is generally said about everyone in Psalm 25:12 “Who, then, is the man that fears the Lord?
He will instruct him in the way chosen for him.”
Do you know what is written about you in God’s Word? Remember, the Bible is a book of relationship between God and you. It is the book of the everlasting covenant between us and God. It is the everlasting evidence of God’s faithfulness. It is a proof that God is your Father, and you are His son or daughter. It is a proof that God cannot lie to you.
And Balaam declares to Balak that summoned him to place a curse on God’s people, “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man that He should change His mind Numbers 23:19
Like I already stated above, “The Bible is the book of covenant between us and God.” It will pay you more to get to understand what your Creator has reserved for you in this Book, than having millions of dollars. When you know it, then you can earn an during wealth and success that lasts.
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THE HOLY BIBLE-GOD’S INFALLIBLE WORD- WRITTEN FOR US
This article will specifically focus on God’s Infallible Word, The Holy Bible also called Scripture. Basically on the threefold dimension of the word.
- The written Word (Graphe)
- The spoken or living Word (Logos)
- The Word from the Spirit (Remah)
What is the Holy Bible?
The Holy Bible is a collection of books of sacred texts or scriptures that Jews and Christians consider to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans.
Reference to the Holy Bible
The Bible has many names given to it due to its nature and accomplishments
- The Holy Book
- The Book
- Covenant Book
- Book of the law
- Book of life
- Manual of humankind
- Heaven’s rule Book
- Library of books
- The Eternal Book
- The Book of Divine teachings
“Bible” derives from the Greek term for “books” and refers to the OT (Old Testament) and NT (New Testament).
The 39 OT books and 27 NT books form the “canon” of Holy Scripture.
“Canon” originally meant “reed” and came to signify a ruler or measuring stick. In this sense the Bible is the rule or standard of authority for Christians.
The concept of “canon” and process of “canonization” refers to when the books gained the status of “Holy Scripture,” authoritative standard for faith and practice.
-Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
The Holy Bible is God’s revelation of Himself to mankind. And bears the record of relationship between and God and humans.
As God created us for a relationship, He fashioned out His numerous ways to commune with us. And one of them is His written word- Graphe (the Holy Bible)
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THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE OF THE BIBLE
The Bible was first written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. It has come into our modern languages through translation. The Bible’s message is so important that has been translated into 3,312 languages. No other book has been translated more widely. And the trend continues.
THE WRITING OF THE BIBLE
The Bible was written over 1500 years by 40 different men chosen by God. Though they lived at different period of time in history, at different locations, in different family backgrounds, bore different names, yet as their writings or scrolls were collected and bound together in one book, called the Holy Bible, it is found that their stories, reports or messages followed a very successive trend as if they sat together to write it all.
Each of their writing is unmistakably and intentionally pointing towards one singular supreme being, the one who repeatedly says, “I am God! Besides me there is no other.” “I made the heavens and earth.” Etc.
Not only that God claimed to be who He says He is, but He has backed it up with evidence, signs and wonders. History justifies that His claim is true. You are also a witness to His mighty works. Aren’t you?
Are you not amazed at how the Bible was written by 40 different authors, and yet it maintained such a harmony and agreement.
Each author’s work makes reference or points to another author’s work though they never knew themselves at the time. Some authors have already died while others were inspired to write their books. Yet, there is harmony and agreement in their writings.
There is no contradiction among the writers. That’s a strong indisputable prove that God presided over it all. They never wrote down their own words but the words they heard from the mouth of God and from the Holy Spirit.
Romanus O. Obiekosi
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