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We Have the Prophetic Word Made More Sure

July 14, 2015

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We Have  the Prophetic Word  Made More Sure

There are many  who dismiss  the Bible  as just a bunch  of foolishness  —  myths  —  impossibilities  —  and filled with errors.     People imagine  that they are  too intelligent  to believe  all that old stuff.     They refuse  to consider the facts  that span thousands  of years.     So,  2 Peter 1:19-21  tells us,

We have  the prophetic word  made more sure,  to which  you do well  to pay attention  as to a lamp shining  in a dark place,  until the day dawns  and the morning star arises  in your hearts.     But know this first  of all,  that no prophecy  of Scripture  is a matter  of one’s own interpretation,  for no prophecy  was ever made  by an act  of human will,  but men moved  by the Holy Spirit  spoke from God.

Peter claims  that  “we have  the prophetic word  made more sure”.     What does he mean?     How do we know  that  “the prophetic word”  has been  “made more sure”?

“The prophetic word”  spoken of  refers  to all the Old Testament prophecies.     The Old Testament  has many prophecies  about  a Savior  from all our sins.     Lo and behold,  those prophecies describe Jesus’ birth,  perfect life,  sufferings,  mockings,  death,  and resurrection  to perfection.     Thousands  of years  of prophecies  —  by many different prophets  —  all give intricate details  about Jesus.

That is not a coincidence  —  accident  —  or anything  of that sort.     Only the power  of God Almighty  can make  all those prophecies  come true  in the one man,  Jesus Christ,  thousands  and hundreds of years  after the prophecies  were written.     That should  perk up  our intelligent minds.     That shows  a power  that is definitely  not human.

Throughout history  mere men  have been making prophecies  that don’t come true.     That should make people  leave those false prophets  —  but, they don’t.

In contrast,  God made His  “prophetic word”  “more sure”  by actually fulfilling  all His promises  in Christ Jesus.     That is exactly why  we should gladly trust  God’s word  in the Bible,  and make that  our only guide  in this life.

Resting  in the grace  of God’s sure word,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  Your holy word  sets us free.     Thank You  for Your fulfilled prophecies  of marvelous promises.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

 

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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