I hear the warning over and over again to warn men not to make light of the Scriptures, but to hold the Scriptures up as Holy Words from a Holy God.
But, many today just go around the Word of God like it really doesn’t matter anymore, or else they take the position that it only “Contains the Word of God”, but one must find out what is and what is not the True Word.
Many today listen to Prophets who are speaking — but not agreeing with — The Word of God.
Many today are just leaving off the study of the Word and the only time thy use The Bible Word is when they need a word to back up “Their Belief System”.
Today, men are led into all sort of false teachings which conflict with the Scripture. Many are going to study The Bible [with an idea in mind to prove something]…. and they search for some scripture to back up their belief.
In such a search they find some verse that says what they want to hear and say this proves what I believe! [never mind they say what the context was all about, or what other scriptures say].
The Cults do this when they back up their beliefs by verses of Scripture pulled out of context and then distort the true meaning of the verse.
To many, a Cult it sounds good, because it says what they wanted to hear said…. but, then they refuse to read all the verses surrounding that verse, and they refuse the “Context” of the chapter and whole teaching as taught by the original writer.
The refuse to rightly divide The Word by comparing Scriptures with other Scriptures. If they had done so they would have discovered what that thought was teaching and that it was really not what they thought it said.
But, the Cult is only looking for confirmation words to their beliefs. They seek to prove their Ideas, and then their Ideas become fact, but that man-made statement is not fact, but fiction.
The Bible is the Word of God. This is forever settled in Heaven.
The fact is there is no other book like The Bible . It is an everlasting book and refuses to go away. It has been around from the very beginning and it remains today THE Best Seller in the Book store!
The reason The Bible remains year after year the best is because it is the best. The reason why The Bible is The Word of God is because The Bible is a Living Word and that Word continues to give Life.
Men who have read it are changed and made different then before.
Someone ask me years ago why do you believe The Bible is the Word of God? My answer was and is: It works!
The Bible Works, it does what it says it will do, and all the promises are yea and amen. The LORD keeps His Promises.
The Bible is no ordinary Book. The Bible is a “Prophetic Writing of many Prophecies written thousands of years ago that are literally coming true even as I write this teaching”
The Fact that it is not ordinary is proven in its fulfilled prophesy. The Book was and is a proved book by its contents. It is what it says it is.
Many today believe The Bible is just a collection of man’s writings. Not so! The Bible is more then just a collection of writings of men, but it is Holy Spirit breathed writing.
What is meant by that is that The Bible was written down as Holy Men of God wrote what god said write.
Then the Scripture is a Holy Spirit given Book. No man can claim its contents, nor can he say he wrote it, but must confess that The Holy Spirit told him to Write, and he only obeyed and wrote.
When a man does this sort of writing it is not his own.. but the owner is the one who told him to write it down.
“For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
We have also A MORE SHURE WORD OF PROPHECY; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” 2 Peter 1:17-21.
The writers of the scriptures heard God speaking to them in [his physical voice and reality of real words spoken] from the excellent glory!
No doubt that was most wonderful to hear. I would have loved to be there with them some say, but…. But… It says….. “There is a more sure even Word of Prophecy!”
Yes, even more sure then the spoken Words from the Excellent Glory! WOW.. someone said… what would that Word be?
It is His Written Words! Not only was it spoken by The Holy Spirit, but it was written down.
The Written Word then was a light shining in a dark world. The Word is a Shining Light, that will light every man who will read it and know it. The Written Word is a even more sure Word of Prophecy.
The Word of God was written by Holy Men of God as they were moved by The Holy Spirit and then that Word was “Preserved by God for all men in all time to see and know the truth.”
A Preacher without the Word is as nothing speaking about Nothing at all that even matters, but when that Preacher will preach that Word of God Written, that word will go out and accomplish the purpose for which it was sent — light in the darkness.
The Wordless Preacher is a worthless preacher.. but give him the Book and he preaches The Living Words of God.
Now read what The Word says about that sort of Preaching:
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith The LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Isaiah 55:8-11.
Did you catch that? The preached Words go out and accomplish the purpose which I please and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it!
The great Paul said: Preach the Word. Be instant in season and out of season. Reprove, Rebuke, and Exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine for the day will come when they will not preach it and will be turned away into fables!
In another place Paul said: Study to show yourself approved a workman that needs not be ashamed.
If one preaches The Living Word he then will not be ashamed, or disappointed in the results, for that Word will approve him and prove god to be all that is said.
Now, I must hurry to say: The Word of God is not then understand by “Private interpretation”.
Men do not have the right to divide the meaning of the Word of God by private interpretation of their understanding.
The Living Word is understand by a Living Spirit, The Holy Spirit. Period. Men must approach it to find out what God thinks, not to come to it to approve what men think!
It is no private interpretation, but must be Holy Spirit given meaning, and that Word will live in men and transform them because The Word is no man’s word — but the very Words of God Himself.
“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of The LORD, are changed into the same image from glory to glory even as by The Spirit of The LORD.“ 2 Corinthians 3:18.
Let me now give you an example of how men have missed the real meaning of the Word of God.
A man thought and thought and came up with the idea that there must be a “Rapture” or a catching away of all God’s People before the Tribulation time.
He reasoned in himself that God would have to take his people out of the World to fulfill his promise that men were not appointed to suffer the wrath of God to come in the Tribulation.
So assuming that verse means that men will not suffer to mean they will not be in the tribulation, he begin to search for a verse to prove his thinking.
The man found then the verse (1 Corinthians 15:52) saying, “They shall be caught up and changed in a moment in the twinkle of the eye and be changed, into the clouds.”
“Wow..” the man said, “that proves it! It says they will be caught up! Wow….”
What the man did not consider was this: “the only way he could make it back up his “Pre-Tribulation” Escape or Rapture was to neglect to see that verse was talking about a time that was not before the Tribulation Time, but after the tribulation times and it included the Resurrection.
The Resurrection does not happen at the beginning of the Tribulation!
In order to believe then the Pre-Tribulation (Pre Trib) Rapture, he had taken a verse “out of context” and made it say “what he wanted it to say”.
The fact is, the very Bible he was quoting does not teach that men will somehow be taken out of the World before the Tribulation, but that they were to go into the Tribulation Time and be tested along with the World.
But a continued reading of the Scriptures teach that God will protect His People “In the Tribulation” from the wrath!
The fact is, then men do not have to be taken in a “rapture” to escape the terrible days of wrath, but need only believe and trust in Jesus Christ, who will hide them from the face of the dragon and protect them! God is able to do that!
This is not only one way men privately interpret the scriptures. Of course there are many other ways, and they again twist the scriptures by private interpretation or interpretations.
I will now leave off this teaching by adding a sure way to Hear and Receive the Scriptures and it is God’s Way….
” Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.” 2 Timothy 2:15-16.
And again in :
“Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified The LORD of glory.
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
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 the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 6-14.
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I have posted this Teaching Word in obedience to my Holy Spirit Teacher.
LORD help your people rightly divide the Word of God and open their eyes by the Power of The Holy Spirit to understand it!
~ Desert Prophet Ken Dewey
The light will shine in His glory… In the desert.
Evangelist/ Prophet/ Pastor Ken Dewey is the founder of “OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES“ in Belen, New Mexico, USA.
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