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The Bible is written by inspiration of God. Holy Spirit as the facilitator. Spirit of truth who shall succeed in glorifying God.

The books are written by various authors but the self-same Spirit setting down the narrative from God.

God is One: One substance of the Lord Almighty has two personalities while the narratives are set in human speech. The Spirit shall never speak for himself.

Thus the triune God exists in terms of the monotheistic God where Trinity is in a mode.

When we consider a term ‘mode‘ it is in the sense of transposing the Invisible God whom no one has seen and who lives in unapproachable light(1 Ti.6:16). Jesus Christ is the image of the Invisible God. So whatever we may know of God we understand through the prism of Son. Significance of the prism is given at the end separately.

God is qualified as the Will and Jesus Christ as its fulfilment. These are tagged by the Holy Spirit as God the Father and God the Son respectively. The Spirit in setting these into two narrative lines has created a mode so the truth is established from whichever standpoint is seen. Deu.19:15; Mt.18:16; 2 Cor.13:1

Mode is necessary considering we are the end user and in setting in human speech and literary devices we are familiar with, the Spirit has transposed the heavenly matters for our benefit.

Premise of the Scripture

From whichever narrrative the reader approaches the Bible there is only one centre of gravity.

Jesus Christ the Son.

In this post I shall only give some examples to show wherever the Spirit describes the nature of the Father the same is attributed to the Son. God as the Healer is how Jesus Christ healed the sick and demon possessed.

YAHWEH-JIREH [yah-way-ji-reh]: “The Lord Will Provide” (Genesis 22:14) – the name memorialized by Abraham when God provided the ram to be sacrificed in place of Isaac.

YAHWEH-RAPHA [yah-way-raw-faw]: “The Lord Who Heals” (Exodus 15:26) – “I am Jehovah who heals you” both in body and soul. In body, by preserving from and curing diseases, and in soul, by pardoning iniquities.

YAHWEH-NISSI [yah-way-nee-see]: “The Lord Our Banner” (Exodus 17:15), where banner is understood to be a rallying place. This name commemorates the desert victory over the Amalekites in Exodus 17.

YAHWEH-M’KADDESH [yah-way-meh-kad-esh]: “The Lord Who Sanctifies, Makes Holy” (Leviticus 20:8Ezekiel 37:28) – God makes it clear that He alone, not the law, can cleanse His people and make them holy.

YAHWEH-SHALOM [yah-way-shah-lohm]: “The Lord Our Peace” (Judges 6:24) – the name given by Gideon to the altar he built after the Angel of the Lord assured him he would not die as he thought he would after seeing Him. (ack:got questions.org/names of God)

Each of these could be well applied to the Son during his earthly ministry.

The Spirit also has left clear indication the validity of the Scripture as two narratives. However blessedness of the Scripture is only by accepting the Lordship of the Son

Here are some of the parallel passages:

Psalms 18:2-30,Ps.31 Repeated in 2 Sa.22:2-51

Mt12:31-32

Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

In the above quote from the gospel of St Matthew it is evident that the Son of man giving his own: Wherefore I say unto you. The same verse is repeated which is obviously attributed to his Father.

Again we see parallelism in the verses quoted below:

Jn.6:38-40

“For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. 39 This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. 40 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”

Jn.6: 51

“I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”

In order to keep clear of wrong interpretation it is necessary to determine the drift of any passage in terms of the core value of the narrative body. Jesus Christ in whom all fulness dwells and for anyone to come to the measure God has willed this approach is what the Spirit has laid out for a believer..(Col.2:8; eph.3:19)

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benny

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In our approach to the Scriptures it is of paramount importance that we focus on a few essential points. It is essential that we remember its source. It is from God to man.

1.)The Bible is Mind of God as expressed and the narrative as set down by prophets, apostles, give account, each after his fashion its operation and in fulfillment. From the first book to the Book of the Revelations we need to accept the element of time would have passed millennia but the human agency involved in collating the divine Thought in many genres,- Psalms, wisdom literature and prophetical writings took a fraction of the actual development. The crucial fact that for all that the Thought in its inception development and operation falling  under several time frames has an overall unity that cannot be refuted. To this I shall come back in the next post.

2.) When we study the divine Will in operation we are to infer the Thought has its (purpose) direction and also a mode.

‘For thus saith Jehovah that created the heavens, the God that formed the earth and made it, that established it and created it not a waste, that formed it to be inhabited:…(Is.45:18)ASV. Here we see purpose of God in creating the earth.

God is unchangeable and Truth:

His name is ‘I AM That I AM’ When he reveals to the patriarchs as Elohim, El Shaddai and later as JHWH it is with regards to impress on man which the God the Spirit found it necessary.

Jesus Christ as the Son of God is co-equal with God the Father. ‘I and Father are One’(Jn10:30). Father and Son relationship is in terms of substance and not of biological birth as we humans know of the term. Think of a thought is expressed and in clothing it is set in human speech . It is thus Will of God shapes the Word. Thus when God commands ‘Let there be Light’ the presence of Word is implied. It is what Saint John in his gospel states. ‘In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God(Jn1:1).

The Bible is the Mind of God and when we read for example the death and resurrection of Jesus we need to understand the inference. Jesus the Son of man is indeed the Son of God who became the first born of all creation. God the Spirit set it n a mode so that Jesus Christ in whom the fulness of God dwells has opened a new way that anyone may access that divine Mind. ‘I am the Way and Truth.’ Holy Spirit has rendered the One Who dwells in inapproachable light  accessible to man. The office of God the Spirit puts the Perfection of God in concrete images.

In short the Scriptures  is intended to make us perfect((2Ti.3:16-17).

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God is omnipotent and Omnipresent. But when God commands Light to shine out of darkness, we need to understand for what purpose He says if the concept of light and darkness is meaningless to him. It is what the Psalmist says, ‘…the darkness and light are both alike to Thee(Ps.139:11) KJV21.’ Jesus Christ is the Light of the world and the Holy Spirit from the first sets the Light as a sign with which the idea of children of light and of darkness will be developed ‘in the fullness of times’. If suffices to say, the creation account sets the Divine Thought in terms of God the Son and Holy Spirit clothes the Mind of the Invisible God in concrete images. As Paul would affirm Jesus Christ is the image of the Invisible God.

Creation Account is true which is stated from three standpoints of God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit. This being God’s version who but a fool would try to make it sound any other? Sin is in making your will and understanding above that of God. The Bible is from God to man. Amen

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