Mankind has been studying the written Word since it was given. What was “perfect” found a way to be expressed in man’s futile imperfect symbols, letters and language.
Prior to Creation, there was only one language or tongue that was spoken. The only thing needed to be written was already expressed perfectly in the heavens, and creation.
There was no need for man’s understanding or translation because our purpose was to believe in God and not to become a God.
To follow His precepts and not to create our own.
Creation had no business in creating anything, not even in child bearing if it was outside God’s will. But because we fell from God’s will, everything that man had created since then has created more death than life.
We were made in the image of God but WE WERE NOT GOD nor did we have the maturity to take on more than what God provided and advised.
And if we studied the Tower of Babel, we can now understand why God was angered.
Because nothing will ever replace God’s original language or line of communication via our intimacy with the Holy Spirit.
But if there is a lesson to be learned by the religious people during Jesus’s time and throughout history, and even here in 2016, it is that there is a difference between what is “written” and what is prophesied.
Many knew, studied and recited the written “Word” but missed the “Word” when it became flesh in Jesus Christ, go figure?
John 5:46 NIV
“If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me.”
The same goes with the prophecy of Moses, and all of the martyrs of the gospel before and after Christ.
Our faulty hearts want knowledge, but we really want faith, we think we want gifts, but we want the giver of the gifts, we want healing but we truly want the healer.
We think we need “counseling” but we really want The Counselor. We have been deceived that it is all about sacrifice, when it is love that we truly desire.
I can go on forever on these examples, but let us go to a book that is heavy on prophecy, the book of ISAIAH and may the Holy Spirit speak to you intimately as it has spoken to me.
◄ Isaiah 65 ►
New Living Translation
Judgment and Final Salvation
1The LORD says,
“I was ready to respond, but no one asked for help.
I was ready to be found, but no one was looking for me.
I said, ‘Here I am, here I am!’
to a nation that did not call on my name.
2All day long I opened my arms to a rebellious people.
But they follow their own evil paths
and their own crooked schemes.
3All day long they insult me to my face
by worshiping idols in their sacred gardens.
They burn incense on pagan altars.
4At night they go out among the graves,
worshiping the dead.
They eat the flesh of pigs
and make stews with other forbidden foods.
5Yet they say to each other,
‘Don’t come too close or you will defile me!
I am holier than you!’
These people are a stench in my nostrils,
an acrid smell that never goes away.
6“Look, my decree is written out in front of me:
I will not stand silent;”
May this chapter humble your hearts as it has humbled mine.
My Lord, I come before you voluntarily to be humbled. No longer do I desire a Father’s scorn or discipline from you to be moved into the right direction.
My humility and pride I surrendered this year and now for 2017.
I desire a ministry like yours, a ministry that many do not desire. A ministry that builds faith and love vs. pride and sacrifice.
I desire a more intimate relationship with you in 2017 my Lord. A relationship that is more than a father is to his son and more than that of a friend, I desire a love and bond that is sacred between a husband and his bride.
Your people the Jews, and your Word also prophesy that the number “17” is about “complete victory and overcoming our enemies” and that is what I ask for the new year.
In accordance to your will of faith, hope and love in your name, Jesus Christ, amen.
“In the book of 1Corinthians the thirteenth chapter, the seventeenth mention of the word ‘love’ comes when the apostle Paul states that it is the GREATEST gift of all (1Corinthians 13:13).”
The Meaning of 17 in the Bible