Thursday November 29, 2012

Wonderful indeed are God’s words and works! He is the true author of both the Bible and the authentic Spirit of Prophecy. Yesterday’s post revealed another facet of that beautiful harmony that exists between the two.

It also reveals that beautiful relationship of position assigned by God to each of these two great works. This is shown in the following passage.

 It is because you have neglected to acquaint yourselves with God’s inspired Book that he has sought to reach you by simple, direct testimonies, calling your attention to the words of inspiration you had neglected to obey, and urging you to fashion your lives in accordance with its pure and elevated teachings. The Lord deigns to warn you, to reprove, to counsel, through the testimonies given, and to impress your minds with the importance of the truth of his word. The written testimonies are not to give new light; but to impress with vividness upon the heart the truths of inspiration already revealed. Man’s duty to God and to his fellow-man has been distinctly specified in God’s word; yet but few of you are obedient to the light given. Additional truth is not brought out; but God has through the testimonies simplified the great truths already given, and in his own chosen way brought them before the people, to awaken and impress the mind with them, that all may be left without excuse. p. 44, Para. 1, [20OT].  

Therefore yesterday’s post revealed this great and beautiful harmony between the Bible and the authentic Spirit of Prophecy, through the hidden treasure, confirming yet another item in the 1858 Great Controversy, on page 195. Praise God!!!

In meditating on this, some other thoughts came to me (is this not the instruction of the Lord? and how he works with us? Amen!). David took five stones. We have already identified that these are, or represent the five angels of Revelation 14, verses 6, 8, 9, 15 & 18.

I noted that David collected all five stones and put them in his bag. Verse 49, of the story, tells us that David put his hand into the bag at the time needed, and took out a stone for immediate use.

The importance of this, is that any one of the stones could do the job. Therefore they are equal in this respect. All are God’s word. That only one was used is proof of the power of God’s word, the message then given, against God’s enemy, Satan and his agents.

All these things were written for the teaching of that portion of the 144,000 that should be living at the time of the giving of that particular message.

And here is an interesting point. That message, when given, sinks into the minds of Satan’s agents and paralyzes them from taking harmful action against the saints. This is the wonderful power of God, working for the salvation of souls, restraining Satan’s power so that the truth can be placed before such as should be saved.

    For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.  Deuteronomy 32:31

God Bless your Study

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