Sunday, February 21, 2021
“And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tittle of the law to fail.” (Luke 16:17) WOW what a promise from our Resurrected King, our Messiah and our Lord Jesus Christ. He has given us a most important statement concerning the authority and nature of the Word of God and He is telling us the strength of the Word of God.
While He walked the face of this earth, He revealed many things about God’s word and we are taking a few words to look at these promises. Jesus confirms the truth that every Word of the Scripture is given by God and that every Word is God-breathed. Jesus also contends that every truth the Bible teaches is to be held inviolable. He insists that anyone who teaches anything running at cross-purposes with the Scriptures is not in harmony with His kingdom order. Jesus insists that God’s Word will not dissolve or be shaken and because it is of God His Word will stand forever.
Jesus affirms the credibility of the Old Testament and He also supports the miracles. He did not see them as superstitiously held beliefs, which He tolerated among those He addressed. Rather He was the incarnate Truth, and as the embodiment of truthfulness.
Jesus is the One who forecast and authorized the writing of the New Testament Scriptures. In John 14:26 and 16:12,13, He indicated that the coming ministry of the Holy Spirit would include His bringing to the apostles’ minds the things that should afterward be recorded. His anticipation of that ministry not only place His endorsement upon it but gives added strength to the canon of Scriptures.
You are loved, Pastor Don