God intended for His Word to be understood. Although there is much we can learn by casually reading through the Bible, there is so much more we can glean from these pages with just a tiny bit more effort.
The wonderful news it that what God truly desires of us is a personal, individual, intimate relationship. If you have any doubts, you can know God exists, that He “is,” simply by observing creation itself.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. 4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun”Psalm 19:1-4 (KJV)
“For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.” Romans 1:20 (NLT)
Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit God has given us His written Word. In His Holy Word we learn about His nature. “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:16 (KJV). In Scripture we learn that as we draw near to God He draws even closer to us, and our life experiences confirm it. Scripture reveals God’s amazing plan for His creation and tells us where things went astray and how He is going to set all things right. The relationship is so personal that God assures believers, “Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it.” 1 Corinthians 12:27 (NASB)
God has much more invested in us than we may at first realize. Why would Jesus Christ have died for our sins? Why does God command that we should make no images (Exodus 20:4)? Simply because God has already made an image of Himself and it is “YOU,”
“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Genesis 1:26 (NASB)
Now that’s a close, personal relationship. When we worship idols (we have so many to choose from today) we are not only insulting our creator, we are belittling ourselves.
We are going to do an examination of the “Olivette Prophecy.” This will be a different look at Scripture using the Bible to guide our interpretation of its meaning.
Exploring Scripture~because it matters – it really does!