THE LIGHT THAT SHINED OUT OF DARKNESS (7)


“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said let there be light and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light day and the darkness he called night. And the evening and the morning were the first day” Genesis 1:1-5


LIGHT FOR NOW: Moses spoke concerning Christ.


In our previous studies on this subject, we’ve established the fact that God inspired the documentation of the bible, but God did not write the bible, instead, men wrote the bible; which means that the words used will be man’s words but in God’s inspiration. Hence, an understanding of the language (human language, which is the language available in the written word) plays a very important role in bible interpretation. Now, that foundational analysis done so far in previous studies is very vital because as we proceed (sooner or later) to examine Moses’ words in Genesis (Genesis 1:1-5), you will discover a lot of figurative expressions in just those few verses (Genesis 1:1-5). This explains why we established the fact that the bible in our hands must be interpreted as a piece of literature. When we say that the bible in our hands must be interpreted as a piece of literature or the bible is a piece of literature, we are not reducing the bible into a mere literature textbook or novel or anything writing at all, it is to establish the language used in its documentation; man’s language was used in its documentation; hence, just like other writings, it must be interpreted as a piece of literature. It does not mean that when we are holding the bible, we are holding a literature textbook. We are actually holding God’s word documented by men using man’s words; hence, the rules of grammar apply. However, what differentiates the bible (as a piece of literature) from other writings (other pieces of literatures) is the information in it or the inspiration behind it. In other words, the bible is a literature but with a spiritual information or a literature with an information inspired by God. Thus, what differentiates the bible from other books is not the language because Hebrew, Greek or English are human languages, but the separation is in the information in that the information behind it is birthed by God’s inspiration. In other words, the inspiration behind the bible (a piece of literature) and the inspiration behind other books (other pieces of literature) is what differentiates them. For instance, you know it will be impossible to say “I was just sleeping in my room and the Holy Ghost moved me or God inspired me to write a literature textbook”. For you to have written a literature textbook, you must have gone to school to its highest level where you are now authorized to write a literature textbook. Meaning, the inspiration behind that literature textbook is knowledge gained from devoted years of studies in school, and not the Holy Ghost moving you one day in your dream to write a literature textbook; because if it is so, then they would have been no need for school, everybody should have just wanted for the Holy Ghost to move them into writing textbooks. So, the information contained in the bible or the inspiration behind it is what differentiates it from other books. In subsequent days, we will find out that Moses wrote concerning Christ and thus will begin an examination on our key texts (Genesis 1:1-5). Hallelujah!!!


INSTRUCTION: That bible in your hands was written by men but inspired of God.


PRAYER: Father, I declare that the knowledge of your word grows big on my inside like never before, in Jesus Name, Amen.

QUOTE: There can be no revelation knowledge outside proper bible interpretation.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: 2PETER CHAPTER 1; EVENING: 2TIMOTHY CHAPTER 3

Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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