“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth,” 2 Timothy 2:15.
There has been much said over the years about the Rosetta Stone, and today its name is used in conjunction with various linguistic and language software in learning languages.
During the 19th century a team of Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign found a huge stone slab while making repairs to a fort near the town of Rashid (Rosetta).
Later on the stone came into the possession of the British after they defeated the French in Egypt in 1801.
The stone was comprised of hieroglyphic writings and yet it wasn’t until a British scientist cracked the code and realized that the hieroglyphs which were enclosed in ovals contained an important message.
A French linguist came to decipher the hieroglyphic code and saw that it contained a combination of phonetic and graphic signs rather than just merely symbolic pictures.
Many biblical scholars have interpreted the Bible over the centuries, and each of them have come up with a different understanding of the writings of Jesus.
Today many seem to pull various scriptures out of context, drawing attention to this verse or that one, without oftentimes, seeing how it relates to what was said in the previous verse or verses.
And yet many who claim to be scholars haven’t allowed the Master to guide them in their understanding.
Today many see the vivid symbolism that is described in Revelation and yet they haven’t unraveled the mystery that is hidden there.
Like those who have attempted to read the Rosetta Stone, they merely have seen the pictures, but haven’t been able to decipher the true meaning.
There is still much that we haven’t yet understood. We look as it were, at the pictures, the symbols that are hidden in the hieroglyphics and have yet to see the true meaning.
And yet those who have seemingly cracked the code, the Bible codes that is, have still not seen the true message that is hidden there.
We can’t rely upon devices no matter how much they seem to have a scholarly intent, as the words and phrases are constructed.
It is only through the illumination of the Holy Spirit that we can understand the significance of the seven churches in Revelation and their relevance to us today.
It is only through the infusion of the Spirit’s light that we can arrive at an understanding of the time frame that we now live in.
We can’t use conjecture or hearsay, to arrive at a final answer to the many things that still plague and confuse us at times.
Many declare this person or that one, as the man of perdition or the false prophet. These are those who are still looking at the symbols and they are yet to decipher the ancient texts, just as earlier men were still grappling with the Rosetta Stone.
Listen carefully, but do not understand!
Look intently, but do not perceive!
“Make the heart of this people sluggish, dull their ears and close their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and their heart understand, and they turn and be healed.
“How long, O Lord?” I asked. And he replied: until the cities are desolate, without inhabitants, houses, without people, and the land is a desolate waste.
Until the Lord sends the people far away, and great is the desolation in the midst of the land.
If there remain a tenth part in it, then this in turn shall be laid waste; as with a terebinth or an oak whose trunk remains when its leaves have fallen.
Holy offspring is the trunk,” Isaiah 6:10-13.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?