Year of the Bible
Regardless of the outcome, if this is pronounced the Year of the Bible or not, it is always the Year of the Bible because God’s Word prevails. God is God even if people don’t believe He is. His truth is the Truth, even if people don’t believe it. It is the Year of the Bible in every country always. God is sovereign. His plans for this world, found in His Word, are working out according to His will regardless if we recognize Him or not. Somehow we think if we acknowledge God as God that makes Him God. He is God. What we do or don’t do doesn’t change that fact, though often we act like it does. It is like the ants in my backyard telling me I don’t exist. Well the fact is I do and they are crawling around my yard. I can let them wander around or I can spray them with Home Defense – the choice is mine.
Regardless if they say it is or isn’t the Year of the Bible – the truth is it always is.
May 23, 2009 at 10:52 pm
In about 443 B.C. Nehemiah led a brave group of Jewish exiles back to the city of Jerusalem to rebuild the walls which had been destroyed by Babylonian invaders. As he systematically assigned different groups of workers to work on different sections of the walls, we can see how these different sections were divided by different “gates.” The Bible outlines these different gates in such a way that we might glean a spiritual lesson.
Among the various gates, there was a fountain gate (Nehemiah 3:15) and a water gate (Nehemiah 3:26). In Scripture water for drinking (a fountain) is a picture of the Holy Spirit. Water for washing is a picture of the Word of God. The names of the workers who repaired the fountain gate are recorded for posterity. The people of God need the power of God (the Holy Spirit) to do the work of God. However, there is no record of repairs on the water gate. This reminds us that the Word of God stands forever, and will not fall. Neither will it ever need to be “repaired” or “improved.”
“LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.” Psalm 119:89
May 24, 2009 at 3:36 pm
Thanks so much for sharing this story pointing to a deeper spiritual truth. It points out not only that the Word stands forever but how perfect the Word is.
May 24, 2009 at 11:20 am
Good morning. The word of God will remain when the heavens and earth are but distant memories. Thanks for a needed reminder of this; lest we become overcharged by the things of this world.
Blessings always in Jesus name.
May 24, 2009 at 3:31 pm
Yes it will. Thanks for stopping by.
December 9, 2011 at 8:33 am
Hey Rachel, this is the message I am compelled to share with as many people as possible. I do not want to just be a dark cloud hanging over everyone’s head, but I also do not want to be one that continuelly says peace,peace where the Lord said it is not so. Each time the Lord shows me another fulfilled prophesy it comfirms my faith all the more. “Few will enter” says, all the talk &actions we take will have little efect on the vast majority of people & from experience, I can promise, the ones that speak the sweet-nothings to us is the ones that will turn on us during trials of tribulation. However, if a life’s “trying” helps just one person to choose God!!!
December 12, 2011 at 11:04 am
Hi Eldon, true that few will enter the kingdom of God admist the deception, and blessed are those. But I feel there will come a time when the deception will be lifted as the light, God’s spirit coming to the earth through His people, will destroy the darkness. Darkness can stand a moment in the light. As that happens, many more will repent as they will “see” more clearly what is a truth and what is a lie. But again blessed He is who sees now.