I mentioned that in a lifetime of reading the Bible, I’ve noticed some passages almost seem designed to fit together. I’ve noted them in my Bible, but it seems I haven’t seen all of them, or my Bible would have fallen apart.
Humanity’s First Hyperlinked Book
Here, Jordan Peterson explains the hyperlinks.
Jordan Peterson shows humanity’s first hyperlinked book having 65000 cross references through a map!
No Ordinary Book
The late Chuck Missler, noted American Bible teacher author and engineer, described the Bible as “an integrated message system from beyond our time domain.”
The Word has a seal
Now I’m going to talk about the Bible’s authenticity. We know how do you prove that something is genuine and not counterfeit from a watermark.
The Bible has strings of hidden text within the surface text, no doubt used as a seal or mark of authenticity. The hidden text is called equidistant letter sequences. The codes have been locked away for the generation that would have the technology to discover them. The Jewish sages knew they were there, but couldn’t prove it until computers were invented.
An example of hidden text is where five generations of the family tree of Jesus are hidden within the text of Genesis 38. The names Boaz, Ruth, Obed, Jesse, and David are placed in chronological order at 49-letter intervals.
Those running the Hebrew text through a computer program can’t use it to predict events although they’ve tried. Unfortunately, this has led to sensationalism and caused many conservative scholars and unbelieving sceptics to turn away from this study. How many authentic treasures hidden beneath the Biblical text have been discounted because of this? How sad. What a lost opportunity to dig for buried treasure.
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If you want to read more about the Bible codes, I recommend a book called The Truth Behind the Bible Codes by Dr Jeffrey Santinover.
The Author is present
The Author knows when you’re reading his book, and the Holy Spirit will guide you if you take Jesus at his word, make him your Lord and ask him to send the Holy Spirit to guide you into all truth. He is called ‘the Spirit of Truth.’
Jesus said, “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.” John 16:13-15
The Word can be LOGOS for knowledge, where it’s used for teaching, or RHEMA where the Holy Spirit can deliver a message as a personal revelation from God – just for you, if you have the faith to receive it.
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