(2 Timothy 3:16-17 TPT) Every Scripture has been written by the Holy Spirit, the breath of God. It will empower you by its instruction and correction, giving you the strength to take the right direction and lead you deeper into the path of godliness. (17) Then you will be God’s servant, fully mature and perfectly prepared to fulfill any assignment God gives you.
(Matthew 24:35 NKJV) Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
(Matthew 24:35 TPT) The earth and sky will wear out and fade away before one word I speak loses its power or fails to accomplish its purpose.”
- It is prophetically accurate.
1000 prophecies in the Bible with 300 being about Jesus alone.
David prophesied about crucifixion in Psalm 22 before it was even created.
(2 Peter 1:21 NIV) For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 26:56 NLT) But this is all happening to fulfill the words of the prophets as recorded in the Scriptures….
(Revelation 22:6 NIV) The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.”
It takes more faith to believe the prophecies of the Bible are coincidence than to believe that God spoke and planned them.
- It is thematically unified.
It was written over a period of 1600 years in over a dozen countries on three continents by people from all walks of life (in three languages)
There were about 40 writers but only one Author.
How did they come up with the same story?
(Luke 24:27 NKJV) And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
- It is trusted by Jesus.
If you are going to trust Jesus, you have to trust what Jesus trusted.
(Matthew 5:18 NIV) For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.
If you believe what you like in the Bible but don’t believe what you don’t like, it’s not the Bible you trust but yourself!
- It has survived attacks.
The Bible has been the most despised, derided, denied, disputed, dissected, debated, outlawed, and destroyed book ever.
(1 Peter 1:24-25 NIV) For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever
- It has transforming power.
(John 8:31-32 NKJV) Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. (32) And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
When believed and applied to our lives, the Word of God has the power to change us for the better!
Take a year of your life and see if the Word will change you and your life.