“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT:
I want to share an interesting way of explaining how the Bible can only be understood by true born-again believers. Let’s take a hologram for instance. A hologram is a form of lens less photography. It’s a way of getting an image without a lens. If you have an object and you illuminate it with a laser you can take the same laser light and you can reflect the image from the object onto some film. What the film records is where the light intersects. When you do this and you go through this procedure you expose the film, and when you develop it and hold it up to natural light it looks like a dark room mistake. It looks like a cloudy piece of film. It looks like an over exposed film. It has no desirability in natural light. What you do with this piece of film then, is you set it up again in its natural process, and you aluminate it with the laser that created it in the first place. The piece of film then becomes a window into a three-dimensional space. You look at this piece of film and you are looking into the space where you see a three-dimensional image of whatever it was that was there. What do I mean by a three-dimensional image? Well, for example let’s imagine that I had an unusual pendent or something like a microphone on my shirt, and let’s assume that I hold a Bible up in front of the camera and you took a picture of me, the picture would give you a two-dimensional image. So, when you look at the picture you would not be able to see the microphone on my shirt. But if it was a laser, or a hologram, you could move your eye around the side and look behind it and see the microphone. The hologram in its natural light has no form or comeliness that you would desire. But if you illuminated it with the laser that created it in the first place you see an image. Since that is true you could cut out a segment of the film and you would not lose the image, because you could look around the hole. What is my point?
Well, the Bible is like a hologram. If you look at the Bible in its natural light, it is a collection of old stories and legends, it doesn't have any integrity to the natural man. Paul tells us that in 1 Corinthians 2:14, "but the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, because they are spiritually discerned”. But when you take the Bible and illuminate it with the light that created it in the first place (The Holy Spirit) you will get an image. The image of what...you get Jesus Christ on every page. As a true born-again Christian, we can see and understand the things that the natural man cannot see because we see it through the lens of the Holy Spirit. People will ask me, “What makes me so sure that I am right, and all the other religions of the world are wrong?” It is impossible for me or any other born-again believer to explain why we know what we know because even that will not make sense to them. Let me give you the best example of what I am saying. If you understand “Morse Code”, you will understand any message that is sent to you, but if you do not understand “Morse Code”, you will never be able to decipher what the message is trying to get across. It is exactly like that when trying to understand the Bible…it is written in a code that only those that are born-again into the Holy Spirit can understand. You can spend all day trying to figure out a “Morse code message” that you know nothing about in the same way it is impossible for you to understand the scriptures of the Bible without receiving the code from the “Holy Spirit.” I might sound like a broken record, but once you understand what I am trying to get across, it will open up a whole new meaning to Bible interpretation.
The Bible is a looking glass that brings the past to life and the future to wisdom and knowledge. No one can possibly have any idea of what is truly taking place in our world on a biblical scale unless you are grounded in faith in the scriptures of the Word of God. What we are seeing today on a grand scale of world events have all been prophesied from days of old and if you have any wisdom or knowledge of Bible prophecy you will know that whoever is responsible for all the Words in the Bible, knew exactly what would take place in the end of days. He knew the beginning from the end and everything in between. I want to add, if you are truly a born-again Christian, you should be excited by what is happening in our world today even though it is very evil in scope of what the Bible tells us is going to happen. God has told us that all these things must happen before the second coming of Christ. All the signs of His second coming that we were told would happen, are all converging at once. We are living in some pretty exciting times if you’re watching it through the lens of scriptures.
I remember watching a cartoon back in the sixties and seventies called “Under Dog.” For those that have watched this carton know that Under Dogs catch phrase was, “There’s no need to fear, Under Dog is here.” Well, my friends, if you are truly a born-again believer, there is no need to fear “Jesus Christ is here” As long as Jesus Christ is sitting in the throne room of heaven, we will never have anything to fear “IF” you are born-again and saved by the precious blood of Jesus Christ! My favorite memory verse in the Bible is found in Romans 8:28 as most of you are well aware of, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” This is a promise from the creator of the universe, the true Body of Christ is guaranteed that everything that happens in our life is working out for the good, even though there are days in our walk with Jesus Christ where we will ask, “How can this be working out for the good?” When in doubt, look to this verse and have faith that every Word of God is faithful and true. He cannot lie so you have to believe that what He says, He means.
So, What I am getting at is this...you need to be born-again as Jesus Christ clearly states in John 3: 3 & 5; “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” You need to receive the Holy Spirit into your heart before He will reveal any truth to you. The Holy Spirit is the only person that can reveal His truth because He is the one that inspired every Word. Like it says above, if you just pick up the Bible one day and start to read it, it will not make much sense to you, but when you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, the Bible comes alive and starts to get clearer as you read each page. You will get to a point where you just go...WOW. So, receive the Holy Spirit today and let Him speak to you through His Word. You will be amazed at what you will learn when you give it all to Jesus Christ. “Written To the glory of God, Inspired by the Holy Spirit!” Amen!