“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.” – Isaiah 60:1-5
LIGHT FOR NOW: A careful study of scriptures will bring to the fore that the spirit has so far communicated truths in written form only.
John 16:13 reads “Howbeit when he, the spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth: For he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew things to come”. Again, the idea many have about “the spirit guiding us into all the truth” suggest subjective spirit interpretation. However, when Jesus said the spirit will guide us into all truth, he wasn’t giving us a license to subjective spirit interpretation. A study of the scriptures will let you know the spirit has so far only communicated truths in written form. In 1Peter 1:10-12, Paul was referring to the Old Testament books; the prophets wrote them. The spirit is accorded as the source, and the epistles are explicit on this, let’s further explain this fact. Paul has this to say in 2Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”.
In chapter 2 of 1Corinthians, Paul echoes, “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual”. In Ephesians 3, Paul still corroborates, “How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his Holy Apostles and prophets by the spirit” (Ephesians 3:3-5). It was revealed to the apostles. So, the spirit’s revelation is written. The spirit reveals and instructs via the written word. Therefore, Jesus’ promise in John 16:13 have thus been fulfilled in the writing of the epistles. The epistles therefore are the spirit’s revelation or witness of the scriptures. Hallelujah!
INSTRUCTION: The written word is the revealed word, stay with it.
Prayer: I declare that my eyes of understanding are enlightened, in Jesus Name, Amen
QUOTE: The written word is the spirit’s revelation to us.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: 1CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 2; EVENING: 2TIMOTHY CHAPTER 3