The Bible carries information, theology to discover and instructions to live. The revelations of God and who we are. What to do. Books about.
Comparisons with Shakespeare and kind. Heights of poetic expression and universal truths set in telling dramatics. Might be aspects of quality.
There are questions of credibility and text matching archaeology. Or dubious morality and claims incompatible with a 'loving God'.
Issues about translation? Missing the nuance of original languages. Or, the meanings conveyed seeming cumbersome or lame.
Reading the Bible can be a test of faith. In believing these words matter. Are they only words, like...? This the question.
Some talk of the power in their proclamation. When 'preached' words open up and something greater than the sum comes over/out. Conviction and/or release power.
Otherwise, all consider it's like we're at college and learning.
To be continued...
Quicko/cut the dilly dall.
Bible is power. Words that could be, from 'wherever', on occasions.
Yet never the case. The words God 'gets on' unique and specific-wise. Vehicles and means of deliverance, healing and to save. Apply these, says God. Take and eat. Like the bread and wine. Not only symbolical but sacramental. Containing mysterious domains of relevance.
Something else. When done with. Not without engagement and reception.
Designed and delivered for utilitarian, unseen, missions. Words read or remembered, inside us, come out -- and so... God moves. Can move.
Believe must/and don't/enough -- wait for the word. Which is waiting on God. Must... because in my estimation, nothing else is a greater Jesus-following priority.
It's why -- can be -- dippy sounding choruses, are something 'else'. At least going someways to placing God-words aka Bible-talk, in the right setting. An expression of God live and direct. To God and all surrounding hosts and what have ya.
Persistent in time spent on and with emotional bottle. All filling up and out in volume. Receptive and faith building
Back to the word alone and connect? Or, in making attempts, to break through? Why?
Can find Bible verses/passages affirming all this but comes down to m'personal conviction.
Linked to what's going on with 'news as a ritual' or should say fake events. A battle over Christians affirming truth or lies/deception. It's about 'why revival tarries'. And our techno-soaking contemporary overlay.
About 'this' stopping us praying and the Word locked up. God so loved... and our mandate to be the lover's means, to slow down/halt the takeover.
Evil ones reigning, we allow by; A) believing and affirming along with these enemies works. B) not getting so deep and hour 'pon -- every spare/can -- hour... into the Bible and prayer.
Testimonies suggest this. Even those holding particular burdensome unnecessary thinking/theology. NOW, we have the Spirit bring us out and on.
The clink of the keys and the prison doors are loud and clear.
If not now. If not us (me). If...
Back soon. Although, hardly-expecting a reader.
God brings justice for those praying day and night. Decisive is faith.
Only asked for one thing to be taught; to pray.
Only requested for one increase; faith.
God is calling for action stations on both. Put down all, to pick this work, up.
So-shows the inner show-off is booming out. And tip-tappin 'ere. Need to stay right-off websites and vids is getting thorough. Tight. Except to produce -- and pray as go. Productive diversion.
Seen so clear; the net has been this generation's bait-and-switch. Ruinous. Sucked up any activism for God or politics and flushed it/them, away. The other day looking for a term that combined naked/emperor and pied piper. And how Christians -- following the 'world' -- are in a conspiracy of silence. Feeding and jolting each other in sounding sensible. Be disgusting denial.
The internet is a scam in/where promotes liberty-bringing. Nope and no evidence to contrary. Virtual it is, real it isn't. Fruit is lacking. While now depleting in itself. Guess why eh?
Need feet out and meet. From a 'plant/seed' perspective -- to 'come together to seek'.
Soon oh God -- and not rotting-on into deeper degradation -- social downfall. The hope is, not too... severe. Enough the lies might shake us to pray with wisdom and light.
Wrote on BBB that pride might be, that central, to the madness from the puppets in pretend-charge. We are that insistent must look 'right' and in carrying on without LOOKING at what's happening -- B L I N D.
Prophesy? Not long now... mercy coming, God has me try-pray, not about this or that, but down on the word/off all else/and try...
God wants me so rarely on the net. Get that.
Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to enquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord;