Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Psalm 119:89

The Word Settled
By Pastor Dr. Ronnie W. Wolfe

The word of God is not from here. It did not come from the philosophy of man, his ingenuity, or his intelligence. The word of God came from God himself. That is why it is called "the word of the Lord," "my word," and "the word of God."

Its origin is from heaven and sent to earth by holy men of God who were led along by the Holy Spirit to write down what God desired for his people to know--his revelation to man

2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

These holy men of God were not the originators of the word, nor were they the interpreters of the word, but they were merely scribes of that which was already settled in heaven.

It is my belief that the entire word of God was completed, not in part, in heaven and that it was not revealed progressively in heaven as time went on. Just as Jesus is from everlasting, so is the word of God from everlasting. It is an eternal word, not a created one.

Jesus epitomized that word when he came to the earth and revealed himself to man as the word who was made flesh and dwelt among us, who is God.

If the word is settled in heaven, then it must be settled in earth, meaning that it cannot be changed to fit the whims of man, man's theology, or his philosophy or cosmology.

His word is truth (John 17:17), and it is the truth that sets us free (John 8:32). It must be the same truth all the time, every time that we read it, study it, memorize it. Every time we go to the word of God and are refreshed from its bounty, we realize that it is still the same as it was the last time we read it. It is settled.

And it is settled forever. It cannot change, just as God cannot change. It cannot lie, just as God cannot lie. So, we must trust his word and rely on it for our every need, our strength, and our comfort.

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