The Bible, the Word of God, tells us about our Father God, His Son Jesus and Holy Spirit. It is the inspired Word from God.
It was written over long periods of time, and by many writers, and yet is perfect in all ways. Many philosophers and scholars have studied the Word, some to try to discredit it, but could not help seeing that it tells the Truth.
For as heaven is higher than earth,
so My ways are higher than your ways,
and My thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:9)
God made plans before the foundations of the world. His son Jesus was already dedicated to come to us in the flesh as a baby, live a servant’s life for mankind, and because of the sin of Adam and Eve. He suffered persecution, was crucified and died on the cross to pay the price for the sin of all mankind, for all time. He arose on the third day, and was seen by many in the city before ascending to His heavenly throne. This is a God who loves us. Do you know any other God who would do such a thing?
Isaiah wrote about the birth and death of Christ over 600 years before He came on the earth. How did he know about Christ? He knew through the Holy Spirit who was giving him the words to write. His words came to pass – exactly.
When the Christ Child was born, the wise men of the east came to follow the new star in the night sky, and they followed by the inspiration of the Living God whose Holy Spirit lead them to the baby. They were bearing gifts to present to Him. How did they know? Through the writings of the Word of God, and the move of the Holy Spirit that was upon them.
Josephes was a historian during the time of Jesus walking on this earth. He followed His story and wrote about it. Josephes was not a believer, but he wanted others to know about Jesus, and about all that was happening at the time.
He gives us great insight into the times and how life was at that time. These are his words, as quoted in Agapius, “The book of the Title”:
“At this time, there was a wise man who was called Jesus. And his conduct was good, and he was known to be virtuous. And many people from among the Jews and other nations became his disciples. Pilate condemned him to be crucified and to die. And those who had become his disciples did not abandon his discipleship. They reported that he had appeared to them after his crucifixion and that he was alive; accordingly, he was perhaps the Messiah concerning whom the prophets have recounted wonders.”
There are archaeologists who have unearthed many treasures of the history back in those days, and of the life of the Messiah, Jesus. We have discovered, over the years, many things to back up the stories of the times.
One of the most important items was the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were written between 150 B.C. and 70 A.D. and hidden in large pots in caves to protect them from those who would destroy them.
Why would God leave them hidden for such a time as this?
It was done this way to keep them for proof – that His Word is True! All we can do is believe and worship Him!
I praise and worship you, Father God, Jehovah, My Lord, Yahweh
You are Almighty God, Father of Lights, the Ancient of Days.
You have known me since the foundations of the World.
You know my thoughts, feelings and my heart’s desire.
Your promises, Abba Father, never fail. You never change.
You are the All Sufficient One and the Self Existent One.
You are the I AM! You are love! I praise and worship you, Heavenly Father!
I praise and worship you Jesus, the Son of God, Yeshu‘a Mashiach
You are my Savior, my Christ, my Shepherd, and the Lord of All.
You are my Faithful Intercessor before the Father.
You gave yourself willingly on the cross for my sins and
for those who will accept you as Lord and Savior.
You are the Anointed One, the Lord of Lords, and the King of Kings.
You are the I AM! You are love! I praise and worship you, Jesus my Savior!
I praise and worship you Holy Spirit, my Counselor and Guide, Ruach HaKodesh
You are the All Powerful Spirit of the Living God.
You are my teacher, opening the Word of God to me.
You are my Wisdom, directing me in every decision I ask.
You give me knowledge from beyond the Holy of Holies.
You are Mighty and train me in the Fear of the Lord.
You are the I AM! You are love! I praise and worship you, Holy Spirit my helper!