Numbers 22:12 – And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.
Numbers 22:19 – Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also here this night, that I may know what the LORD will say unto me more.
Hello all, new blog today and dealing with the topic of “Why doesn’t the Bible say what I want it to say?”. Because that’s the attitude we can have to God’s word. We all struggle with this, we all do this… we can so easily only be only interested in hearing what we want to hear, instead of hearing what God is actually saying. God’s word is the plumbline, the standard… God’s word is what judges and will judge us. Jesus is the Word of God. In the beginning was the Word. And in comes Satan in Genesis 3, yea hath God said. The war over the word of God is real. Satan doesn’t want you to receive the word, to hear the word… to let it take root in your life… to birth you again. The Holy Spirit and the Word of God are distinct but the same… just like Jesus and the Father are distinct, yet one. Jesus is God. Anyway… there is a story in Jeremiah, a practical example of people only wanting to hear what they want to hear (all while claiming they want truth and to obey it!! We are desperately deceitful!!) of when there came the remnant of Israel left after the Babylonian invasion led by Johanan (the story of Johanan and the captives found in Jeremiah 40 – 43) to Jeremiah the prophet… and they wanted Jeremiah to ask God to find out what to do, and then they would do that. And wow, they sounded so noble! They put on a great show… we are truly seeking God here Jeremiah!! What shall we do? Do we stay or go to Egypt… go ask God Jeremiah and we will obey it!! But the word of God came to Jeremiah and revealed the true thoughts and intents of their evil hearts. These people were liars (we all are… just do we see it), they had already determined what they wanted to do.. they weren’t interested in doing God’s will. It is a sin to try and subject God’s word to us. And in amongst all of this is the sin of idolatry… which permeates all of our lives. The mortal sin of idolatry… where we carve and fashion out a God that suits us, a “God” that we want instead of the God that is, instead of the living God of the Bible.
We read in Isaiah 14 the 5 I wills of Lucifer. Lucifer is Satan, and he had “I will” in his heart. This is contrasted to Jesus who surrendered his will perfectly to the Father, Jesus said not my will, but thy will. We, like Satan, because we have picked up this trait from our former spiritual father (former if we are saved… because via the new birth we become sons of God!), struggle with “I will” in our hearts today. God is transforming us into the image of his Son, but Satan doesn’t want to let go of us! Just as Pharaoh said when Israel departed Egypt after the plagues… WHY HAVE WE LET THEM GO? The light has shone in our hearts, and this life is one of sanctification… being separated unto God. Not for self righteousness purposes… but because God says come out from among them and be ye separate. Be ye holy, for I am holy. Think about how froward, how rebellious, how stiff necked, how proud the “I will” attitude is. By the way, go to Isaiah 14 in your Bible, and if Lucifer’s name has been substituted for “morning star” you have a false Bible. Jesus is the bright and morning star. That is not Satan’s title, Satan want’s to be like the most High!! (he wants to be the God… he is ANTI-Christ) and in Isaiah 14 we read about the pride and plan of Lucifer. God knows it all. He has declared the ending from the beginning. Jesus said, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. We need to just be humble and broken before God… and he will give you grace. Is it that hard to be honest about our own sin? We are all sinners, we all sin, we all have sinned…
We also see in the story of Balaam what we can be like. Balaam went to God for instruction and God gave him the clearest of instructions. Did Balaam need Greek and Hebrew to understand… THOU SHALT NOT GO WITH THESE MEN, THOU SHALT NOT CURSE ISRAEL? Then back goes Balaam, blinded by his greed, blinded by the error of his wickedness, to see what God will say more. God has nothing more to say. There is nothing new, not like what Balaam wanted. God can change his mind in the Bible… we see that when he was going to destroy Nineveh… but they repented and so God stayed judgement… THIS is in accordance with his will people!! The Bible says God is longsuffering, not willing that any should perish!! God doesn’t want you to perish, he wants you to be saved… but what Balaam wanted was AGAINST God’s will. The Bible, the word of God, is the finished revelation… it is the will of God… it is his testament to us… Jesus says at the end of the Bible, Behold I come quickly. That’s the next step… the day of the Lord is drawing near. There’s nothing more to say, there’s no new revelations, no new insights… God has spoken by his prophets and then by his Son, and now all we have to do is believe or not. And we all do one or the other. It is no wonder God said to Balaam, Thy way is perverse before me. PERVERSE! Bible perverters!! Gospel perverters!! Stop perverting the way of truth… get in line with God… is it that hard? Is God that bad? He wants better things for you than you can humanly imagine…
We read the Bible and it doesn’t suit us, it doesn’t match our human understanding and thinking. And then we go to commentaries, we Greek and Hebrew it, we seek a way to make it say what we want it to say. We commit the sin Paul talked about in Romans 1 of turning the image of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man. The Bible produces the image of the Lord Jesus Christ, and Satan seeks to distort that image. And what better way that the new Bibles! A new Jesus! Another Jesus, another spirit, another gospel… we have been warned in God’s word, why be so easily and so willingly fooled!? And you will end up missing out on what God is saying to you. His ways are not our ways, his thoughts are not our thoughts… this is why Bible versions are CRITICAL… how can you tell God what he is thinking when you don’t know this thoughts? Oh, God means this. Oh, God really meant that. Oh, God doesn’t know how to communicate to his creation. He needs human assistance to get his thoughts out… and then we say we are trusting him with our salvation, our eternal existence? Dummy up. The Bible says let God be true and every man a liar. Accept that we are all liars, God is true, and just submit to Jesus. In him are hid all treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Is it that hard? Jesus said, ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. Truth is not unattainable, it does not require a life times search… John wrote … I have written unto you because ye know the truth…. because ye have KNOWN the truth, and the truth is in you and shall be with you forever. Sound like something you want? Do you want to be free? Satan is the one who imprisons, who binds up… Jesus proclaims DELIVERANCE to the captives, the opening of the prison to them that are bound. Let him unchain you… let the dungeon flame with light! Go in freedom! Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty. Do you want to be set at liberty? Jesus’ yoke is easy and his burden is LIGHT. Its very easy just reading, obeying. Matthew 18:2,3 – And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. The Bible says that we OPPOSE our selves, we are our own worst enemy, Hosea says we have destroyed ourself. Is it that hard just to ask God… make me see!? Jesus, have mercy and let me see… open my eyes and ears, cause me to know and understand. And Jesus will answer that prayer 100%.
But the devil wants to corrupt the simplicity of Christ. We know that. Jesus said ye must become as little children, but Satan produces great intellectuals, great scholars, great theologians… the doctrine of the Nicolaitans… people who make it HARD… who hide truth… who talk in riddles… who aren’t going to heaven themselves and won’t let you enter either… people who are the most lost of us all. It was the scum of society that received Jesus, the scribes, Pharisees, lawyers hated him. Satan wants to intercept you… so you read your Bible, you say you search for truth, you want to see the KING… and here comes Satan to snatch the word away from you, to distract you, to cheat you… remember he is a robber, a thief. He wants to steal your heart, your praise, you worship, your mind… he is a murderer… HE WANTS YOUR LIFE. We have a picture of this in the Bible in the life of Absalom. Absalom intercepted people before they got to see the king. People had controversies… and they came to see David for judgement… but Absalom put himself in the way, he intercepted them, smooth talked them… talked them up… fake sympathy… stroking their pride and ego… and he turned their hearts from the true king to himself. Treacherous Absalom. Those commentaries, false Bible versions etc intercept you before you get to the kings table, before you get the kings bread. Are you hungering and thirsting after righteousness? If you are, you will be filled… Jesus said. God’s word is what will cause you to grow. If you are not feeding on the word… you won’t grow. God’s word is more important than your physical food… Job esteemed God’s words so highly. But whose table you at and feeding off. Will you end up eating at Jezebels table as the prophets of Baal were? Look how they ended up…
People interpret (we are not supposed to interpret the Bible!!! The Bible explains the Bible!! Interpretations belong to God!!! the Bible is NOT of private interpretation) and allegorize (the allegories in the Bible were based on TRUE events!!) and explain away scripture… and rather than letting the Spirit of truth teach you someone else is teaching you, someone else is whispering into your ear. John wrote… because you have KNOWN HIM that is from the beginning, because you have known the truth… John said because ye are strong… are you strong in the faith? Or are you weak? Tossed around, seduced easily, enticed away… following rabbit trails… Satan wasting your life, cluttering it up with garbage… then John wrote THESE THINGS have i written unto you concerning them that seduce you, he warned against us being enticed. And 1 John ends with… This is the TRUE God and eternal life… Little children keep yourselves from idols!
Commentaries and Bible notes — ANYTHING that is not God’s holy, incorruptible, infallible, eternal, pure, inspired, preserved word!!!!! — turns the image of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man. Satan wants to steal your worship! And he will, he is a bold roaring lion, he can easily devour us… resist him through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. And he will FLEE from you. Who is teaching you? God uses pastors, teachers to… but unless they build up your faith, through feeding you the WORD of God… not their own rubbish… they aren’t doing their job. You should be able to tell whether they fakes or not. You can know truth. God wants you to know the truth. GOD WANTS YOU TO KNOW. The Spirit of God is the one who teaches us. Is God teaching you? 1 John 2:20 – But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. 1 John 2:27 – But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. Abide in him, and his word in you. The ox knows his masters crib. My sheep hear my voice Jesus said, and he leads he sheep in and out and they find pasture. What pasture are you being lead to? Continuing with the story of Absalom, we read that Absalom lead a heap of men as he was going to take over the kingdom and the Bible says they went in their simplicity knowing nothing. Then came the cry, Absalom reigneth in Hebron! Are you a sleeping Christian? Are you going to wake up and find out that Satan has been cheating you, has cheated you out of the promises of God to your life. The Bible says that WHILE MEN SLEPT the enemy came in and sowed tares.
Are you following a wolf? Are you being herded to a different fold? Are you being lead to different pasture? Lot got herded right away from God. The herdmen didn’t agree with Abraham’s herdmen. If you are a Christian and I am a Christian, do our herdmen agree? Or do they have strife? New Bibles have strife, false spirits have strife against the Spirit of truth… What path is that going to take us down? Path of faith, or path of faithlessness… a journey to destruction or blessedness? Are you investing in vanity like Lot did? He invested in something that was under wrath and judgement. Satan wants to lead you to a wasted life. His promises are a load of rubbish. He does a good job deceiving us. God’s word is the LIGHT though, Jesus is the true Light. He is the sure Light. Are your eyes fixed on the true, sole, Light of the world? Or are you groping in darkness?
God says in the Old Testament that we are not to sow our field with divers seed. Are you sowing your life with multiple words of God? Have you been spoiled after the rudiments of the world, by the philosophy of men? Let Jesus clean it all up. He washes us, he cleanses us, his blood goes a long way! The water and blood that flowed from his side… the water and blood originates in him, it agrees in him… it has power and life and will change you forever. There are multiple seeds, multiple words going around today… come on you can see it… look at all the different versions of God’s word… it’s a joke… read 1 Kings 13… people lie to you and Satan wants to destroy you… and God lets all this happen to prove whats in our hearts… but the promises are to 1 seed…. Galatians 3:16 – Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. THERE IS ONE TRUE INCORRUPTIBLE SEED. There are corrupted seeds which produce TARES (false converts) not WHEAT (true converts). Can people using other Bibles be saved… sure… God knows his own, God has his people all over the world… God knows it all… God can use anything and anyone, I wouldn’t say you are not saved… it’s not about that … but it is good for all of us to check our own salvation (the Bible says to make our calling and election sure, to work out our salvation with fear and trembling, to see whether we be in the faith)… its good to CLEAR ourselves of garbage… Read these verses – 2 Timothy 2:21-22 – But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. It’s good to look at ourselves, let God purge us, prune off the bits that don’t need to be there, cleanse us, wash us, restore our soul. Spiritual revival is great! Just have a personal revival, let God revive you, everything and everyone else doesn’t matter. God takes care of all the rest, just put him first. Anyway, back to the point! these Bibles God can use, the Holy Spirit though guides us to truth and in accordance with the true word of God… that’s why people all around the world agree and have perfect joy together, even coming from such different situations, being pulled from different pits … but there are tares amongst the wheat in these Bibles. They’re not good for you! Stay away from anything that can harm your walk with God! They are designed to trip you up, to weaken you… remember Lucifer is the weakener of the nations. And Gods not going to pluck them up yet… just like the good fish bad fish… we are all in the net together… but will be separated out at the end of the world
Anyway, we have followed a rabbit trail a bit… but the word of God issue is serious. In the last days, MANY shall depart from the faith. Departing from God’s word is departing from the faith… Biblical faith is believing God’s word… forsake God’s word and you forsake your faith also. We are told to KEEP his word, to abide in him, to meditate on his word. Do you agree with what the Bible says? Come under it’s authority. It will be well worth it. Enticing spirits, doctrines of devils, our itching ears, us only wanting to hear what we want to hear… speak to us smooth words… don’t offend me… I only want to hear about the love God… I want my golden calf Jesus, not the Lord Jesus Christ of the Bible who preached on hell, judgement, who said REPENT. Back to Johanan and the captives and Jeremiah… their mind was already made up… you’re not fooling God. They didn’t fool God… it was an outward show… what does God want us to do? But their mind was made up. God either squeeze into my plans or I don’t want God. Let me select the truth I want. Do you want truth? It’s that simple. Jesus told the unbelieving Jews that they did not have a LOVE OF THE TRUTH. 2 Thessalonians 2:10 – those who perish will perish …. because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. If you seek truth, you will find it… God PROMISES that… so either he’s a liar or you are. It’s not actually hard. It’s so simple, but we oppose ourselves as the Bible says. Even if you don’t want truth, you can ask God to make you want truth. Ask God to change your will, your desires. We are all sinners. Just be honest with God… it’s not that hard. We all need to get honest with God and surrender it all at the foot of the cross. Cast our cares upon him for he careth for us… he is the faithful Creator.