THE Book
Scriptures and
Christ Jesus
Holy Scriptures and Christ Jesus

The favorite words of the Bible for Itself are:  scripture, scriptures,
“word of the LORD” in the OT, “word of the Lord” in the NT, “book”
for one of the 66, “volume of the book”, and  “All Scripture”.   ALL
is a good word for all 66 books of the Bible. and certainly, one of
the best words for holy scripture that was written through over 40
men over at least seven thousand years, and before that carried on
also by the Holy Spirit of God through oral history.  We marvel not
only at the consistent internal structure of the Bible that bespeaks
of the wisdom and power of God, primarily the very character of
God; but we also marvel at the survival and transmission of the
Bible throughout the world as it has survived the opposition of
enemies and the neglect of friends.  On Noah's ark, there was
surely as much oral history from God in the minds of the last 8
people on earth as there were a complete representation of all the
animals of the earth.  And besides that, God had the means
through the Spirit to inspire men without previous oral history to
write the mysterious of what would never had been known except
by revelations from God Himself through Jesus and the Spirit.

“And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures,
which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith
which is in Christ Jesus.  All scripture is given by inspiration of
God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness:  That the man of God may be
perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”  (II Timothy

“Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease
to have these things always in remembrance.  For we have not
followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you
the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were
eyewitnesses of his majesty.  For he received from God the Father
honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the
excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well
pleased.  And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when
we were with him in the holy mount.  We have also a more sure
word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto
a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day
star arise in your hearts:  Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the
scripture is of any private interpretation.  For the prophecy came
not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as
they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” (II Peter 1:15-21)

If the ASPI is first, what is second?
Well, II Peter 2:1-3--

“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as
there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in
damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and
bring upon themselves swift destruction.  And many shall follow
their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be
evil spoken of.  And through covetousness shall they with feigned
words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long
time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”  (II Peter 2:

And what is third?
It is a reminder of the first two things--

“This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I
stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:  That ye may be
mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy
prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord
and Saviour:  Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last
days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is
the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all
things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”  
(II Peter 3:1-4)

NOTE:  Peter certainly knew the two sources of Scipture:  (1)
the words of the holy prophets, and (2) the commandments of
the apostles such as Peter and Paul.

I. Scripture in THE BOOK.

1. New Testament.
a.  Jesus in Matthew 21:42.
b.  Jesus in Matthew 22:29.
c. Jesus in Matthew 26:54.
d.  Jesus in Matthew 26:56.
ci. Jesus in Mark 12:10.
cii. Mark 12:24.
ciii. Mark 14:49.
civ.   By Mark (and Paul and James) 15:28.
cv.   Jesus Luke 4:21.
cvi.   Jesus, Luke 24:27.

“And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded
unto them in all the scriptures the  things concerning himself.”  
(Luke 24:27)

NOTE:  Would you not like to have been in on this Bible
study?  But you are, because of who was listening.

“And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering
said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast
not known the things which are come to pass there in these
days?”  (Luke 24:18)

“And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us,
while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the
scriptures?  And they rose up the same hour, and returned to
Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that
were with them, Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath
appeared to Simon.  And they told what things were done in the
way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread. (Luke 24:

              2. Old Testament.

"But I will show thee that which is noted in the scripture of
truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things,
but Michael your prince.  (Daniel  10:21)

             3. OT and NT

"Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures,
The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the
head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous
in our eyes?  (Matthew 21:42)

II. Book.

"Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of
these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath
commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.  (Isaiah 34:16)

About the book leading up to this--

"Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book,
that it may be for the time to come forever and ever:  That this
is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear
the law of the LORD:  Which say to the seers, See not; and to
the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us
smooth things, prophesy deceits:  Get you out of the way, turn
aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease
from before us.
Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye
despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness,
and stay thereon:  Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a
breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose
breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.  And he shall break it
as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces;
he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the
bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take
water withal out of the pit.  For thus saith the Lord GOD, the
Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in
quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye
would not.   (Isiah 30:5-15)

III.  THE END, time shall be no more--

IV  The Liberal

"The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl
said to be bountiful.  For the vile person will speak villany, and
his heart will work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy, and to utter
error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry,
and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. The
instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked
devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the
needy speaketh right.  But the liberal deviseth liberal things;
and by liberal things shall he stand.,(Isa 32:5-8)

V. Word of the Lord written in a book, that book was the law or five
books of Moses--

"And Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the scribe, I have
found the book of the law in the house of the LORD. And
Hilkiah delivered the book to Shaphan.  And Shaphan carried
the book to the king, and brought the king word back again,
saying, All that was committed to thy servants, they do it.  And
they have gathered together the money that was found in the
house of the LORD, and have delivered it into the hand of the
overseers, and to the hand of the workmen.  Then Shaphan
the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath given
me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.  And it came
to pass, when the king had heard the words of the law, that he
rent his clothes.  And the king commanded Hilkiah, and
Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Abdon the son of Micah, and
Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king's, saying,
Go, inquire of the LORD for me, and for them that are left in
Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that is
found: for great is the wrath of the LORD that is poured out
upon us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the
LORD, to do after all that is written in this book."  (II chronicles

"So kill the passover, and sanctify yourselves, and prepare
your brethren, that they may do according to the word of the
LORD by the hand of Moses."  (II chronicles 35:6)

"To fulfil the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until
the land had enjoyed her sabbaths:  for as long as she lay
desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years. (II
Chronicles 36:21)

VI.  There is little significant and not predicted in the book of
Isaiah, so we would naturally look there on the miracle of this
book called the Bible that came together, that survived
enemies and neglect of friends for a prediction on THE BOOK,
Isaiah 29:10-19)

"For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep
sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers,
the seers hath he covered.  And the vision of all is become
unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men
deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee:
and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:  And the book is
delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray
thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near
me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but
have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me
is taught by the precept of men:  Therefore, behold, I will
proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a
marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise
men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men
shall be hid.  Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their
counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and
they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
"Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed
as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it,
He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that
framed it, He had no understanding?  Is it not yet a very little
while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the
fruitful fieldshall be esteemed as a forest?
And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and
the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of
darkness.  The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD,
and the poor among men shall rejoice in the  Holy One of
Israel."  Isaiah 29:10-19)

NOTE:  This of course speaks of the period of the beginning of
the kingdom of Christ, "the Holy One of Israel", where the
meek begin to have reason for joy and the poor to rejoice IN
CHRIST; and of course consistent with the Bible and Jesus,
the deaf also start to understand the words of the book, words
that had been sealed and that one could understand.