How Did God Communicate His Word?The Greek word for inspiration means "divinely breathed".
God used various methods to communicate His word to the prophets and apostles. Each writer reveals additional information about one central theme...Christ, His mission, character and saving power. It is interesting to consider how so many different writers, over hundreds of years, could write in a way that built a story to completion, each one supplying different pieces to the puzzle, yet never contradicting each other. The following texts reveal many of the thrilling methods that God uses to communicate His will.
"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by Holy Ghost" (2 Peter 1:21).
"Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth." (Jeremiah 1:9).
"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds" (Hebrews 1:1-2).
"And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend." (Exodus 33:11
"And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God...And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables" (Exodus 31:18, 32:16
"But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ" (Galations 1:11-12).
"And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream" (Numbers 12:6).
"Now the Lord had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came..." (I Samuel 9:15).
"And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, and said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof" (Zech. 4:1)