WHAT EXACTLY IS GOD BREATHED?
Greeting! How are all of you! Wonderful I hope. But if not and you are struggling, you are not alone. We all have trials and tribulations. And some are terrible indeed. I encourage you to hang on to the Word of our Lord and Savior, Jesus, even at your lowest point. He is the One that can help you, even if you don’t ‘feel’ like its true. I always read the Bible because I know no matter how I feel, the word is true. How do we know? Let’s check it out…
“ ‘All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.’ (2 Timothy 3:16)
“The Bible insists its writers were supernaturally
influenced by God to such an extent that their words were given divine accuracy. The unique word translated ‘inspiration’ in our text could be rendered ‘God blowing’ or ‘God puffing.’ Peter speaks of ‘holy men of God’ who ‘spake’ as they were moved by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21). David was conscious that his own ‘tongue’ was speaking words that the Holy Spirit of the Lord gave him (2 Samuel 23:2). Jeremiah was given audible instruction and told to reproduce those words precisely (Jeremiah 30:1-2; 26:2), as was Isaiah (Isaiah 6:8-10), who clearly knew he was being controlled by God (Isaiah 59:21).
|God writing on the wall|
“These are samplings of some 2,600 claims in the Old Testament for direct inspiration of the text of Scripture. God used several methods to make sure that His word was ‘puffed’ out, and on one occasion even wrote them with His own finger on tables of stone—twice (Exodus 31:18; 34:1). Those words were not only inspired but inscribed!
“The writings of the 27 books of the New Testament are also full of declarations of God’s personal inspiration of the words. Jesus claimed to speak only what God the Father instructed Him to say (John 12:46-50). Paul knew he was given revelation (Ephesians 3:3-4) and insisted on equivalent standing with God’s commands (1 Thessalonians 2:13). Peter demanded remembrance of the apostles’ teachings (2 Peter 3:1-4, 15-16), John insisted on the accuracy of what he shared (1 John 1:1-3), and Jude verified the words of the other apostles (Jude 1:3, 17).
It seems we are confronted with an all-or-nothing proposition. Either all Scripture is inspired or none of it is.”1
We know that Creator God is supernatural, that is beyond the laws of nature (see earlier blog), for He created everything. If you have created and formed something, whether it be a figure molded from clay or an airplane, you can change it or write about it all you want—with authority. Jesus has done the same even to the point of using His divine finger to write—three different times! Oh how He loves you and me!
Until next time, God bless and take care,