So Just Where is the Original Text of the Bible Kept 2?”

By | September 23, 2010

We left the last Blog “So Just Where is the Original Text of the Bible Kept 2?” With God publishing the book of books (later called The Lamb’s Book of Life) – the most valuable book are written, [KJV] Exodus 32:32 ” Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin — ; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.” [KJV] Exodus 32:33 “And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.” God also writing ten commands in stone with his own finger, making an exact copy this publication and God dictating to Moses his faithful servant a huge 5 book account of prophecy, laws and daily history of what God wants us to know. Moses diligently writing this all down, while, at the same time reading & explaining these books to Joshua.

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So we have the Lord God in charge of all the languages of the world that are spoken by men, we have the Lord God writing words that he wants established, and we have Moses writing what the Lord God wants written to establish those words. God doesn’t have to write words down for them to be living or lasting, he is the word, and he is life and his words are alive and lasting. If He has them written down it is for the benefit of the people who can read them.

[KJV] Exodus 34:27 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.

Here we see that the reason that God writes the words down is so that he can make a covenant with Moses and all of Israel.

Writing is used to emphasise the purposes of God.

[KJV] Exodus 39:30 And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote upon it a writing, like to the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.

More and more is getting written down as a testimony so that all can plainly know what God is saying. Moses continues to write the things that God wants him to write as he journey through the wilderness continues.

Various things are written on to give than permanence and special standing. The spiritually valuable material is kept within the ark along with the 10 Commandments that God wrote with his finger in stone — don’t forget that these are copies of the original.

[KJV] Numbers 17:3 And thou shalt write Aaron’s name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers.

[KJV] Deuteronomy 6:9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

Now the people themselves have to do some writing. They write on the posts and the gates of their houses how the Lord has delivered them and kept them so that it would not go from their mind and that they were diligently teach them to their children. This might be the first case of scripture memorization, writing down the scriptures so that they are before your eyes so that you remember them and influence you. When I was first saved I took it into my head to write out the Bible, I actually started writing out the New Testament. I wrote out great chunks of the Epistles and particularly the book of Hebrews. I think I wrote the book of the Hebrews out in its entirety.

Now we come to an important prophecy in Deuteronomy. God prophesy is that they would want a king and so certain conditions are set up for the King to abide by.

[KJV] Deuteronomy 17:18 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:

Can you imagine an elected leader today, instead of being cheered and fated by the party faithful, sitting on their own watched over by diligent administrators while they write out in their own hand all the election promises that they had made and the statements of how they were going to administer their time in office. I can’t imagine it myself but I do know that any crowned King of Israel had to sit down, watched over by the Levites, and make a faithful copy of the books of the law written by Moses. This copy was for his own personal use so that he could keep the word of God to hand and he would be able to refer to it and read it on any occasion. He was not permitted to pay somebody else to copy the scriptures out for him he had to make the copy himself. It would be a painstaking job and it would have taken a good while to accomplish. He would not have been allowed to take shortcuts but would have had to copy out the books of Moses letter by letter and his writing would have been checked by the Levites to make sure that he had not missed even a single letter. We also learn from these scriptures that the Levites were entrusted with the writings of Moses and had to be faithful to them.

[KJV] Deuteronomy 31:24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished,

[KJV] Deuteronomy 31:25 That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying,

[KJV] Deuteronomy 31:26 Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.

[KJV] Deuteronomy 31:27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?

[KJV] Deuteronomy 31:28 Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to record against them.

[KJV] Deuteronomy 31:29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.

[KJV] Deuteronomy 31:30 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.

As you read this passage, you become aware of several things. Moses gets to the end of writing the law. He has shared this with Joshua along the way, and Joshua knows exactly what’s in his writings. The Levites are instructed to place the book that Moses had just written, these were parchment rolls, inside the very ark that houses the “book” written in stone by the finger of God.

So these two books rest side-by-side. Whether those written by Moses were kept in a sort of a box alongside the ark or actually inside the ark doesn’t really matter, what does matter is that they were kept together. This signifies that they were both of equal worth, the stone book written by God, and incidentally copied by God, and the parchment or scroll written by Moses, who was inspired by God.

Both books are equally inspired. It shows that God uses his own finger to write one in stone and the fingers and hands of his servant to write one in ink on parchment. Even so, make no bones about it both of these books are inspired and in-dwelt by God. They are alive and they are spiritual. They will separate the salt and the spirit they will divide justly and rightly the heart of man. They will inspire faith in those that read these books.

Moses makes a prophetical statement about the future heart of the Levites and their desire or rather their tendency to turn away from the living God. This is why the two books are written, and this is why Joshua has been prepared. Now the book written in stone doesn’t need to be copied because Stone with chiseled letters kept inside an ark are not going to deteriorate, but we know that the book that Moses wrote under the inspiration of God using ink and parchment will get handled, read and used. These books will need to be copied to preserve them.

The Levites were charged with the faithful copying and rendition of the books of Moses. We know this because of the command given in Deuteronomy about how the kings of Israel are to copy faithfully letter by letter the copies of the books of Moses that the Levites are entrusted with;

[KJV] Deuteronomy 17:18 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:

The principal of accurate faithful copying is perfectly established by both God himself and the inspired book that he charged that Moses should write. We see a stream of faithful copies marching through the passage of time. The copies are worth exactly the same “worth” and carry the same weight as the originals did. Both sets of copies are indeed the inspired word of God.

At regular intervals a copy of the inspired books that Moses wrote are read aloud to the entire congregation, including the Levites, the leaders and every man woman and child. God wants every one of his people to hear and know his inspired word because his word is living and brings life to those that hear. This continues through the entire passage of the Old Testament right up until the time of the Lord Jesus Christ.

So the King James Bible gives a clear picture of the word of God being written both by God and written by men who are inspired by God. It is obvious that the Lord God watches over his word. He keeps it and preserves it. One clear example of this is seen in an Old Testament story that centres on the use of a penknife. You can read the story for yourself in Jeremiah 36.

It is the old old story. The King did not like what he was hearing from the word of God so the pages that he didn’t like from the prophecy got cut out with a penknife and thrown into the fire. In fact in Matthew chapter 1 he is completely missing from the line of the Lord Jesus Christ. If my memory serves me correctly I find, that this particular prophecy is written, copied and then copied again and then and ends up in our Bible.

I don’t want to be in the shoes of someone who takes away words out of the word of God; I don’t want to be in the shoes of someone who removes even letters from words from the word of God.

[KJV] Revelation 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

“Take away from the words of the book of this prophecy” — you don’t need to remove words to find yourself in the outer darkness of hell you just have to remove letters from words.

Don’t you find it interesting that today with our social networking and the instant communication through mobile phones and applications like twitter, that the actual number of characters that you are allowed to use are counted and limited? Our God obviously knows exactly how many letters are in his inspired word; he has counted them and is watching over them the exact number is of great importance to him. People like to carry on about the fact that the Greek, so-called original, had no punctuation marks. The Bible was written in the languages that were heard on the day of Pentecost, and they would have had punctuation marks because the hearers knew exactly what the language that they had heard from God by this wonderful MIRACLE actually meant. Those early Bibles that were written down were clear in their meaning. God knows exactly how many words and letters should be in each pure Bible that was given to each of the nations of the earth.

One that stirring note, I will this instalment of this blog. Don’t remain sitting in darkness, learn the truth about our King James Bible.

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