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THE WRITTEN BOOKS

John says in Revelation 10:1-4, "And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not."

New Testament writers would have liked to write more, but the Holy Spirit would not let them, why? They were led to write only certain things.

In the scripture, John wanted to write down the message of the seven thunders, but was told not to do so. The writer of the letter to the Hebrews wanted to write about Melchisedec, Hebrews 5:11, but was held back. Jude wanted to write about salvation, but instead had to warn and encourage the saints to stand up for the truth, Jude 3.
In what they wrote they were led to write so much and no more, and in what they did not write, all these Bible writers were guided or held back by the Spirit of God.

Actually if you look, the old books that were written by Moses or Paul have all been lost long ago. Why did God allow that to happen? God in His wisdom allowed this so that people would not worship them. However we have very good copies of the actual books which are almost exactly the same as first written, and all glory is due to His name.

Beyond all doubt they give us everything we need, and more than good enough to guide us in this world and for the world to come.

John 20:30-31 says, "And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name."

These writers were guided by God to write certain things that happened and leave out other things. The Holy Spirit has given us in the Bible just what we need and no more. “All Scripture, is profitable”,  2 Timothy 3:16.

God bless,
Laurence
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