UNLOCKING THE SEAL 2
Don’t Ever Forget that
The Bible Is A Sealed Book
“as the words of a book that is sealed”
When it comes to reading the Bible:
You can understand the English and yet not understand the book but you can’t understand the book without understanding the English. We are going to look at a few scriptures in this series of short meditations that explain this riddle.
Unlocking The Seal 2
There Is the Deep Dark Shadow Which Blackens the Book Which Even the Mind of Man Cannot Penetrate!
[F]or the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid. Isaiah 29:14
Isaiah 29:14 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.
The Almighty certainly has a different set of system values to us mere mortals. He declares that it is a marvellous work and a wonder for him to ensure that the wisdom of our wisemen perishes and the understanding of our prudent men becomes hid. To think that he calls this a marvellous work and a wonder!
1 Corinthians 1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
Just in case you’re tempted to think that this is restricted to the Old Testament and the dispensation before the cross and the resurrection here is the same thought in the New Testament environment. There is a cloak of darkness shielding the unregenerate, natural mind of mankind from the truth of the scriptures.
1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Unfortunately the church is always wresting over the same old same oh by trying to apply a natural mind, natural thinking, higher education thought processes to uncovering truths and yet deeper truths of the meaning and interpretation of the scriptures. Paul had to yet again remind the Corinthians of the established fact that the natural mind is unable to penetrate the darkness that sin has layered over the understanding of the word of God.
Let’s consider a few implications about the “little book”. You’ll find reference to this book below.
When it comes to the darkened heart and reasoning of man, both male and female, I imagine the Lord sitting on the circle of the earth laughing:
Isaiah 40:22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
Consider the AV 1611 Holy Bible, it is a smaller book than the modern English translations in that it has less words with a lower average number of syllables per word in spite of the fact that modern versions leave out whole verses and make at least 36,000 changes in the new Testament alone.
The King James Bible translators used one word of English for one word of Greek and maintained the fidelity of transcribing a noun for a noun and a verb for a verb style. This word of God in English uses early modern English that is mainly Anglo-Saxon with the use of verbs and nouns, special dedicated usage for personal pronouns and a few special meaning elevated words. Of the 800 odd words that are commonly unknown the vast majority consist of names of people and places, plants, animals and minerals, they are what you could call proper names. Not to mention the alliteration and meter that, frankly, puts the world of English literature to shame. It has always struck me as odd that the 19th-century ‘miracle’ of education should have focused on the pagan classical Greek and its corrupt philosophies as well as the writings of Shakespeare and the like and yet completely bypassed the wonder, the majesty, the purity, the simplicity, the rhythmic flow and literary style of the AV 1611 Holy Bible.
I speak from some experience as I started to learn the classics from about the age of eight. I learnt Latin to give me a foundation of the English language and I learnt classical Greek, the philosophies of which I still find abhorrent. Modern higher education has compounded this shaky foundation by including some form of modern secular understanding of the mind of man that bypasses the scriptures and parades modern psychological trends.
HERE ARE SOME SCRIPTURES ABOUT THE LITTLE BOOK
Revelation 10:2 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,
Revelation 10:8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
Revelation 10:9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
Oh wonder of wonders to think that here in this modern secular age, in this age of electronic advancement, I can pick up and read in my own language of English a preserved and pure copy of the ‘Little Book’, the Holy Scriptures, the Word of God.
1 Timothy 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
The word of God in English is the most wonderful gift that is given to you. Don’t neglect it. Read it front to back and let the book change the way you think and the way you perceive the world around you. As you hunger after righteousness and enter into the presence of the Lord, the words of this book will become spiritually discerned within your heart and mind.
Desire to be as holy as the Lord can make you, this alone will place you on the path to unsealing the seals that are upon this book