February 26, 2021

Bob Maas
“We have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”
2 Peter 1:19-21
“I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. As for you, the anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as His anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in Him.”
1 John 2:26-27

When I started learning how the different books of the Bible were like a beautiful tapestry from Genesis to Revelation, I realized that something supernatural had to be influencing the writers. Occasionally, I observed what I thought were apparent contradictions. However, I came to accept the idea that when I saw where one passage seemed to disagree with another, I simply needed to set it aside and wait for the Lord to give me understanding. I took the approach that what I was reading was spiritual in nature and words, while giving me the best possible method of human explanation, were limited in describing the reality of God’s Kingdom. As I studied the life and teaching of Jesus, I embraced the idea that He was the personification of all Scripture and fulfilled what God was saying through the prophets. Therefore, whatever I read now, I interpret through the gospels and give what Jesus said the most authority. The Holy Spirit was the guiding force in writing all Scripture and He is guiding me in my understanding of the Kingdom of God in ways that transcend any language. I am very grateful that He revealed Himself through Scripture, His Son and the Holy.