October 2nd, '18
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message by Kris Jackson
WORD IS SCRIPTURE
they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said" (John 2:22)
For those still having trouble trusting that
Jesus is both man and God in one person, this text is just one more of hundreds
that prove His divinity. Jesus had pronounced, "Destroy this temple and in
three days I will raise it up" (vs 19). That spoke of the temple of His body
which He did resurrect by His own power on the third day. When He was risen
from the dead the disciples remembered those words and as this text shows, they
"believed the Scripture and the word" which He had said. That equates Jesus'
word and Scripture as being one and the same. Only God can inspire scripture.
Only He can pontificate (I love that word).
There are many things Jesus spoke that are not
in scripture (John 21:25) but everything recorded is scripture. "All scripture
is given by inspiration of God..." (2 Timothy 3:16) There is life in His every
utterance or pronouncement. The ad claims that when E.F. Hutton speaks people
listen; well, when Jesus speaks mountains listen, schools of fish, winds,
waves, the diseased and even the dead, listen. Everything is animated by His
word. To call His words scripture does not merely mean that they have become
excerpts in some holy book. The word scripture as we discuss it implies truth,
concrete veracity, eternality, infallibility and a power beyond all powers.
Jesus declared, "The scripture cannot be broken" (John 10:35), which places it
out of reach of intellectual hammers and chisels. Scripture laughs at human
wisdom and challenges all hell that would seek to deny or defy it. "Let God be
true but every man a liar!" (Romans 3:4)
When Jesus spoke storms were calmed, lepers
cleansed, madmen were set free and funerals shut down. That is why we must
speak what He spoke. Opinion doesn't threaten the devil's kingdom but scripture
does. Theory won't birth a revival but scripture will. When a believer boldly
declares Jesus' words, I can't see how it is any different than Jesus Himself
making the declaration. Jesus cried, "It is written" and ran Satan off the
premises. That written word is our spiritual sword and defense as well. Forget
what Dr. Whachamacall'im says; repeat what Jesus says. "His word was with
power" (Luke 4:32). In your mouth His word still is with power. You're not
speaking platitudes, burnt over clichés or a bunch of trite philosophy. You are
speaking what is eternal, infallible, unquenchable, incontestable. "Heaven and
earth shall pass away, but my words shall never pass away" (Matthew 24:35). The
creation chapter is built on the fact that "God said, and it was so". Now arm
yourself with the same creative authority. "Let the redeemed of the Lord, say
so" (Psalm 107:2). If it is so, say so, and when you say so it will be so!
Someone quipped, "God said it, I believe it, and that settles it!" As precious
as that statement is even it needs whittled down by one clause. God said it;
that settles it! Jesus' word is scripture.