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Posted May 18, 2013
SHHH... IT'S A SECRET GOD TOLD ME TO TELL YOU!
By Pastor Danny Isom
The secret things belong to the Lord our God,
As the Preacher has already told us, “There is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecc. 1:9) So why should we be surprised that yet another person has been the exclusive recipient of yet another “secret” from God and, for the first time in the history of the world, is making it known to us? For some reason, instead of writing it down in one of the original languages of the Bible and making it freely available to all like the original Prophets of old, this time around God chose to have it printed in English and sold for $16.99 ($9.00 on the Kindle). For a fee, the “prophet” will come and speak about it. False teaching disguised as “revelation” like Jonathan Cahn’s The Harbinger have been around since handwriting was invented and such will, no doubt, persist until the Lord returns. Please do not buy it or even bother reading a friend’s copy; why should you take away time from your personal meditation in Scripture, the only true source of revelation? But such things keep coming up, so I keep going back to the above verse.
• Fact 1: God has not revealed everything to us, nor will He.
• Fact 2: He has already revealed everything we need to know in His Word. There is no room for new books in The Book.
• Fact 3: If we cannot be obedient to what has already been revealed, there is no “new” or further revelation coming.
In addition to outright false teachers and false prophets who teach error, there are also those who, “…speak a vision of their own imagination, not from the mouth of the Lord.” (Jer. 23:16b) In either case, it is to be rejected just the same.
The sad thing is that I cannot even report this to be the most egregious attempt to deceive the Elect in this age-old genre of claiming something never-before-revealed. There seems to be a whole “Bible codes” industry built on individuals and movements who purport to be the first ones in history whom God allowed to figure out these “secrets.” On the most shallow, surface level of this nonsense, why does it not bother anyone with a grade school education that the Lord has allowed all of the apostles, pastors and scholars throughout the whole of history up this point to have miscalculated, mistranslated, or just plain mishandled the Word except these chosen few whom God waited until now to reveal it to? Why is it that we so rarely see these “gifted” individuals living like a true apostle or prophet, much less a faithful rank-and-file believer? Why does God choose for them to personally profit so greatly from this particular revelation when this was anything but the case for those through whom the true, written Word of God was previously given? (Prophets from biblical times must be jealous of profits in modern times—pun intended.) Why should I even attempt a scriptural response when the argument is won and lost without ever leaving the arena of common sense?
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Posted May 13, 2013
IN HIM ALL THINGS HOLD TOGETHER
By Dr. Bruce K. Alcorn
God began His written message, the Bible, by stating an extremely profound and essential truth.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
That fact and its importance are eloquently stated by Larry DeBruyn.
At a point before time, nothing existed. By creating something out of nothing, the transcendent God Elohim began time, matter and space. Out of nothing He brought the material universe into existence (i.e., creatio ex nihilo). This simple yet profound statement regarding the subject of origins is foundational to everything else in the Bible.
Not only is it important for us to understand the truth about Creation, that is, the origin of time, matter and space, it is just as important to understand the truth about what has happened since that beginning. What has been God’s role once He, Out of nothing… brought the material universe into existence? How has His creation continued to exist or, why has it not reverted back to the state of nothing?
To answer those questions we only need to search the rest of Scripture, such as Colossians. That New Testament book is Paul’s letter to the church in Colossae, written while he was in a Roman prison. In the initial part of the first chapter he commends them for their faith in Christ and love for fellow believers and that he prayed for them ceaselessly so that they would, “…walk in a manner worthy of the Lord….” He then proceeded to write about the Christ who, “…delivered us from the domain of darkness…,” provided redemption and forgave sins, that He is God and was the, “…first-born of all creation.” That was followed by a rich statement about Christ’s power.
For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created by Him and for Him.
And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
The KJV uses “…by Him all things consist;” here and, both the ESV & NIV read the same as the NASB.
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