Can you believe there might be a pivotal point to the evidence(s) of: intelligent design [our understanding of the universe], proof of God’s creation [we are told in Genesis 1,”In the beginning God created… ] and that seven centuries before the Persians first used crucifixion and the Romans borrowed it (as their primary means of humiliation and death) it is told about in the Bible? Do you find this hard to believe? I did too but the truth of its existence in the word of God can do nothing less than point to: the divine essence of God included in the Bible, create more belief in His Authority and the greater truth of it all being done so complex in its design, and yet, to thereby point so simply to God being its true Author. There should be no doubt in your mind as to God impressing on the words themselves His influence and infusing these words with a content well beyond the simple telling of words in a story… a story mankind could shake their head to in direct denial.
I have believed the text of the Bible being the word of God. I also understand that there are: parables [stories for teaching], passages of prophecy [history told us what will happen before it happens], words to be taken literally [akin to the telling of the resurrection or the Epistle of Jesus Christ (told by John) and found in the book of Revelation] and others to be taken figuratively [if your right eye offend thee pluck it out/this would leave us all ugly and blind to the love needed in our hearts]. I find in my own searching of information on the topic of God [often referred to as theology] there is ever more to learn that [simply] strengthens my beliefs… and these beliefs become the convictions laid on my heart to the truth God has given us in the word of God itself. Does it not say in scripture to seek Him and you will find Him… I think it is Him that will see us looking and He will reveal Himself to you.
But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
I find it staggering to know the message of the New Testament is contained within the Old Testament, and you can see this for yourself in the book of Isaiah 53 [considered by many as “The Holy of Holies” of the Old Testament]. The telling of what Jesus would go through is foretold us in this section of the Old Testament. Furthermore, Psalms 22 reads as though Jesus dictated it as He hung on the cross. You can read all of Psalms 22 here. The telling of it before it happens [in plain words] decries the thought of those whom might say: this is not of God, doubt is all one is left with from confusion to what is written or that man [alone] is the source of these writings and, therefore, it is not suitable to be based on or due the notion of it being absolute truth- as is believed by some. See how plainly this is written to us or just click this link and listen to these words so easy to grasp even a child could understand- or read Isaiah 53 here. It is the belief of these people [those who do not believe in Jesus Christ] to all they see as coming from utter randomness… even themselves. Sheer speculation(s) and imagination to concepts bigger than ourselves, this is what can and could be found as hard headed denial to the idea of there being a God- let alone to the belief God has done anything for or on behalf of humanity at all. It is due to anthropic principle [the cosmological principle which says theories of the universe are held to allow for the necessity of human existence] man says life is conformed to itself… instead of what we see having been created for life to exist in the first place. This view of man is one which denies God of what God tells us directly in Genesis 1, and would deny God’s own authority of His creation.
If as what we know of life has come from the truth of war [as man knows war to be, a fight to the finish], this passage of scripture bears more meaning than one would give it credit… at a glance. Look here…
Revelation 12:7 KJV And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
furthermore, we are told in scripture, we do not wage war against flesh and bone but against powers greater than mortals. See below…
Ephesians 6:12 KJV For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
We are also told if we but believe in Jesus Christ, He will save us from death itself… and if we do die [as some scripture points to facing hatred for our belief in Christ], Jesus [Our LORD] will preserve us. This is found in Romans…
Romans 8:38-39 KJV For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
In regard to this notion of God encrypting messages within the word of God itself, I can think of no better reason man uses cryptography [especially in warfare or times of peril] than to authenticate: source, identity and message to those affected by the words [or information] and remain secure in the knowledge it will arrive safely and intact. As to who could do this in Hebrew in the format in which it was done [density of information contained and to the specific locations related to Messianic passages] it ensures the authenticity of, and bears the very signature of, God Himself being directly involved- the source of creation and foretelling of the destruction come from the same source… God. Confirmation of the codes found in the Bible were first discovered by Dr. Eliyahu Rips, a mathematician, and one of the world’s leading experts with group theory and quantum physics. These discoveries led to the book by Michael Drosnin, entitled, “The Bible Code.” It also led to many coming out for or against this as being something more or less than what it could be or was seemed to be. See one report of it here. This is one site here that offers the reader more on Dr. Eliyahu Rips and previously unknown items of interest to a true student [scholar] of this topic.
Since his discovery of these codes, there have been a few more books and searches conducted. One of these searches revealed Yeshua being found throughout the entire Bible, Old and New Testaments. Here is where the lessons covered by Chuck Missler, at Koinonia House Ministries, with the 66/40 Radio Broadcasts, and his series of interest called,”Fulcrum of the entire Universe.” If you do not have an Apple computer… this is found as a podcast through iTunes, a DVD or other methodology [even cut and paste here] or simply listen at this link. I would try to look him up and see if you can find an app that will work with the system you have. The information in these podcasts has to do with: things foretold us in Isaiah 53, the truth of God being found throughout the scripture and the existence of ELS discovered to exist- the very signature of God [it is hard not to believe the possibility to anything else here]. The podcast(s) are a series of five (each lasting 26 minutes) and the first is dated the earliest date. I do hope you will check this out and be as amazed as I was to all God has done for us all… through His creation(s). (D.V.)
Your Brother in Christ Jesus,
P.S. This concludes this writing, one which I feel creates a better understanding and REASON for sound belief [which could enhance belief and lead to conviction of one’s mind and heart], a writing for my birthday… October 24th- this writing dedicated to the memory of my Mother and for those persecuted from their belief in the name of Jesus Christ, Our LORD and Savior, The Ancient of Days. For those of you interested in finding out more about ‘the will of God,’ I would start here. To Him be the glory… now and forever. Maranatha.
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