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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
the Lord had told Samuel in his
ear a day before Saul came..." (I Samuel 9:15).
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)