…”the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And He added, “These are true words that come from God.” Revelation 19:9 (NLT)
The written word was so important to God, that he made sure that we had the Bible. Covering thousands of years, it has been recorded and preserved by over 40 authors, inspired by the Holy Spirit.
In John 1:1-1, it says, “In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (NLT) He is the very essence of the writing.
There are so many references to writing, words, speaking and relaying messages in the bible if you pay attention to them. It is amazing that the Holy scriptures are God’s actual words for us to read. He loves us so much that He wants us to know Him intimately and gave Himself to us in the Bible.
Thousands of years ago, the Lord told the prophets what to write. Isaiah 53:5, says, “He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” The prophet Micah prophesied that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem, in Micah 5:2, “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel…” When Jesus came he fulfilled many prophecies. We can have complete faith in God’s word because he has proven Himself to be trustworthy.
In Habakkuk 2:2-3, He says, “Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.” (NIV)
Paul says in Corinthians 3:3, “You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on human hearts.” (NIV)
God is interested in what we say and write. We need to let Him infuse His Holy Spirit through us so that we are saying exactly what He desires.
In Acts 2:17-19, it says, “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below…”(NIV)
My prayer is: Word of Life, help me to write and speak your words, and ONLY your words! May they be exactly what you want them to be. AMEN.