There has to be much more to know concerning our God Yahweh functioning in us than what is written in the Bible. The Bible was written more than 2000 years ago and to a people controlled almost completely by their beastly nature. As a whole, their minds were not prepared to hear the word of Yahweh in the way we can hear it today.
We have the benefit of the words of Yahweh given to others in the past, and we have learned much from Bible history. We have learned cause and effect; therefore, we have learned that the commandments of Yahweh produce peace if adhered to. But understanding the true character of the Father through the Bible is very difficult, since the Bible has been translated by many that were contrary one to the other.
Paul said, “For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away” (1 Cor. 13:9-10).
Man prophesied in part and understood in part just as they do today. Yahweh desires us to come into full maturity so that which is in part will cease to be in part.
We should be hearing from Yahweh in our own spirits. We should be sharing his word from our own experiences. We should be proving his word by our own actions. His word to us should be dealing with our situations, coming through our media and our conduct so people will see the difference between the works of the flesh and the fruit of the Holy Spirit and be released from ignorance, demons, and addictions.
The same Spirit of Life that inspired the writers of the Bible should be, and is, inspiring and speaking to us today. If we get hung up on the vessel Yahweh uses to teach us, we miss our growing opportunity. We can learn from male, female, rich, poor, ignorant, learned, and of all types of personalities. Anywhere there is an action, negative or positive, there is something to learn and gain from.
When we read Psalms 37:1-2, saying, “Fret not thyself because of evil doers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like grass and wither as the green herb,” we realize David found comfort in these words which were soon to come about. But if these same words were said to us today, how would we feel? Thinking of any one person of whom I’ve felt personally offended, the solution would not be to cut them down like the grass. Even if I felt they were wrong or even if I was repulsed by the spirit of rebellion in them, I know the solution to the problem is deliverance. For sure, I am not envious of the workers of iniquity. We have developed way past that concept. Other examples are in Psalms 2:12; 5:5-6; 6:1.
David understood Yahweh to say, “I will destroy your enemies for your sake.” But when we hear verse 3, which says, “trust in the Lord and do good,” we hear the spirit of the word saying, “If I let my light shine, be patient and loving, that Spirit of Life within me can effect and change my enemy.” Remember, these evil doers are your relatives, neighbors, and friends.
The Old Testament reveals the beastly nature. The New Testament reveals a godly nature and tells us of our possibilities. But neither one speak direct about the personal issues in my own life. They don’t tell me why my grandson has Tourette’s syndrome, or what to do to help him. They don’t show me how to persuade those I love to have an appetite for righteous entertainment.
In John 9:1-3 Christ saw a man that was blind from birth and his disciples asked him, “Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? “Christ answered, “Neither has this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of Yahweh should be made manifest in him.”
If these people receive a direct answer concerning the condition of their loved one, then I also have that same right. If I do as those in Bible times, I would read the old writings to get what I can out of it to strengthen and educate myself, but I would also listen to Christians around me and read their writings. They are the ones with the fresh word that deals with present situations. When we feel confident in what we are hearing in our spirits, we spend more time listening for a word from the Spirit.
Scriptures give us clues to direct us so we might not be led astray by false doctrine. One of our greatest bits of information is “by their fruit you shall know them.” This gives us permission to notice and judge other people’s lives before we heed to the information given by them. The Heavenly Father is still talking to people today. He did not stop with John or Paul.
Today there are thousands of anointed writers. One anointed message inspires another. These messages are given by the Holy Spirit to reach every spiritual age group and are vital to society.
We need to communicate. Seek the Spirit for every situation, problem, or need as long as it exists. We need to write down what we hear the Spirit saying and share with those around us. Paul had no idea that his writings would be still spiritually feeding people over two thousand years later. We need to know what the Spirit is saying to the churches of today.
We should not fear being led off into false doctrine as long as we are sincerely seeking the Spirit of Truth. Our Lord said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” (Matthew 7:7-11).
Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had a revelation that we all could rest in. He said, “And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men [speaking of Peter and the other apostles], and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to naught: But if it be of Yahweh, you cannot overthrow it; lest haply you be found even to fight against Yahweh” (Acts 5:38-39).
My goal and the goal of many that I know is found in Proverbs 1:2-4, “To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; to receive the instruction of wisdom, justice and judgment, and equity; To give subtly to the simple, to the young knowledge and discretion.”