Sunday, January 20, 2008
The Spirit Of Truth
By Joseph R. Chambers, Paw Creek Ministries
It's breathtaking to know that the Holy Bible is intimately connected to the Holy Ghost. The Bible is not man's words or man's ideas, nor is it human wisdom or knowledge. The Bible is God-breathed and perfect in the same way that God Himself is perfect. The same Spirit that gave us the Holy Scripture is still part of that Scripture and holds the Word in His hands. The Bible is the Sword of the Spirit and is the only weapon to defeat our enemies. When the Son of God appears in the sky to defeat the Antichrist at the Valley of Megiddo, the authority of the Bible is His weapon.
The vision that Apostle John describes of the triumphant Christ is awesome, "His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God"(Revelation 19:12-15).
He comes as the glorified Christ with all the trappings of His eternal office and His one weapon is a "sharp sword" with which He defeats every enemy.
Holy Scripture will not be any more powerful then than it is right now. Satan cannot cross the line drawn by truth and sealed by Divine blood. The entire prophetic future is already designed and revealed in Scripture. When men devise strange and undocumented schemes for the days ahead, they are guilty of blaspheming the Spirit of Truth. Our Father left us an absolute command not to tamper with His words.
"For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book" (Revelation 22: 18-19).
The Lord even spoke audibly to John as he finished the plain command above. He said, "He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus" (Revelation 22:20).
One of the surest ways to blaspheme the Holy Ghost is to change or alter the Word of God. The positive aspect of this truth is that we can live in and by these words of truth everyday.
David, the sweet songwriter and King of Israel, said, "The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide" (Psalm 37:31). He also declared His unashamed faith in Holy Scripture, "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever" (Psalm 12:6-7). The promise of God was to keep them forever.
"Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away" (Matthew 24:35). The Son of God spoke these words. The great revivals of the past were the result of men that dared to believe that truth was infallible. They treated the Bible like a paper pope, but were often condemned as idol worshippers because they believed and obeyed Scripture. One modern blasphemer called the Bible, "a dusty old book." I believe he has already blasphemed the Holy Ghost.
This incredible Divine book is yours to trust and see the supernatural effect of believing faith. Everything of your life is predestined to be complete in believing.
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified" (Romans 8:28-30).
If you will dare to believe and trust in none other, He will move swiftly to defend and fulfill His Word. His Words are His absolute will in all things. There is no true Christian outside of the Holy Bible. There is no failure inside the Holy Bible.