Everywhere I look I see His promises.
They say that the Bible is a book about the spiritual realities of God’s kingdom. It is about Him. That makes sense. Why wouldn’t God want His kids to know more about Him?
I contend, however, that every scripture in His book in someway points back to the hope and salvation as well as the day of Pentecost.
Yes, every scripture.
Without God we are dead. With Him we are made alive, but only through Christ. So this Book is either pointing you back to God, or telling you about His Promised salvation.
Now there are thousands upon thousands of verses in the Bible. Our post today would be mighty long if I had to state every verse. I just don’t have the time to prove myself.
But I do have this…
“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” Romans 15:4
Things that were written before this time, which were the old Testament, were written for our learning. So that we could have hope. Hope in what? We went over that yesterday. Hope means a few different things, but most importantly it is our expecting something better to come to pass. Why hope? Because of the event of the “gathering together” and eternal life through Christ. And you thought I was making that up.
Since we know that everything written before Romans 15, which is the first book of the seven church epistles addressed to the age of grace believers/us, (of whom wouldn’t be in the age of grace without the day of Pentecost), then how can we be sure that everything after that time is also about the hope, salvation and the day of Pentecost?
I’m so glad you asked.
Please go to the last book of the Bible, and the second to last verse.
“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 22:19
Is “the Book” the Word of God pointing to the Eternal life through Christ Jesus?
Dare I say more? Okay. I will.
“I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy Word above all thy name. ” Psalms 138:
God gave the Word of God, “The Book” then signed it with His Name like any legal contract. What’s in a name? God’s name is the highest of all names, then Jesus Christ which is above all else. He appointed Jesus Christ, a man, the second in command above all heaven and earth. Is what Jesus Christ did important? Is the one book of the trillions printed, now and in times to come, about him important? I’d say so. But without Pentecost, the pouring out of the gift of Holy Spirit, there would’ve been no redemption of mankind. You see the whole sacrifice was so God could have a family. That’s why Adam and Eve were created. God wanted to fellowship with them. Then they lost their access to Him. And it took the payment Jesus paid to get it back. The whole book shows us how to be a part of God’s family. It shows us how God through Jesus Christ won our freedom and access back from the Devil.
Now it’s up to us to use our access and operate our gift of holy spirit so we can have freedom in our everyday life. We choose whether to pray. We choose whether to believe. It’s up to us now.
We choose everyday to love God and walk in His Word. We can let every moment in our life point back to Him, or we can die without Him. It’s our choice.
God bless you today!