Machaira with Apostle Bennie

EPISODE 104 – THE CENTRICITY OF THE SCRIPTURES

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Saturday 6th May, 2023
 

THE CENTRICITY OF THE SCRIPTURES

 
“You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me” John 5:39 (NKJV)
 
We have looked at the necessity of being enriched by the Word of Christ.
 
I have emphasized how we are to make the gospel of our Lord Jesus the focus of our thoughts.
 
Now, this doesn’t suggest that we only read the New Testament portion of the Bible.
 
The entire books of the Bible are scriptures given us for our inward growth.
 
The Scriptures are the sacred or holy writ of God, documented to bring us into fellowship with the deep thoughts of God.
 
The Bible is the Word of God, designed to make you wise.
 
All scriptures are the outbreathings of God, for our inward breathings.
 
“Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for instruction, for conviction, for correction, and for training in righteousness” 2 Timothy 3:16 (BLB)
 
All the books of the Bible are scriptures.
 
Let me establish this:
 
The apostles referred to the books in the Old Testament portion of the Bible (the books of the Prophets, the Laws, the Psalms, the Historical books and the Poetic books) as Scriptures. They mostly made references to these scriptures in their teachings and in the epistles. You will find these in the Gospels, the Epistles, and the Acts of the Apostles.
 
” For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” Romans 15:4 (NKJV).
 
Now, the above verse explains how they saw the scriptures (Old Testament portion of the Bible).
 
The entire New Testament, including the manifestation of Christ, were rooted in the Old Testament portion of the Bible.
 
Some argue that the books in the New Testament portion of the Bible are not scriptures.
 
But the apostles didn’t see it that way. Their writings were seen as scriptures as well and also as commands of God.
 
“And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction” 2 Peter 3:15-16 (KJV)
 
Peter refers to the epistles of Paul as one of the other scriptures.
 
See what Paul the apostle has to say:
 
 ” If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 14:37 (KJV)
 
There you have it!
 
This is how the brethren received the messages of the apostles:
 
“For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, *when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.” 1 Thessalonians 2:13 (KJV)
 
From these scriptures, acknowledge that, the entire books of the Bible, (starting from Genesis to Revelation), are inspired by God.

 

● Do you want to understand The Canonization of the New Testament?

 

● Do you desire to KNOW HOW TO RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD OF GOD?

 

● Do you sometimes Wonder if the Bible is truly the Word of God?

 

● Do you think the Bible contradicts itself?

 

● Are you troubled or confused in understanding the scriptures?

 

● Do you want to know the MIND OF GOD through the Scriptures?

 

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What then is the focus of the scriptures?
 
The central theme of the scriptures (from Genesis to Malachi) is Christ. These Scriptures are testimonies of His Person, His Gospel Plan, Kingdom Purpose and the Pursuit of His Economy of Grace.
 
He is the centricity of the Scriptures. Every event, festival, instruction, life of any individual, precept and ordinance testify of Christ.
 
” You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; *and these are they which testify of Me.” John 5:39 (NKJV)
 
When you patiently study the scriptures and don’t find Christ; His Purpose, Plans and Economy of Grace as the central theme, then you didn’t study with the Spirit.
 
The Holy Spirit will bring to your heart, the Knowledge of Christ as you study the scriptures.
 
He is craftily concealed in the books of Moses, the Psalms, the Prophets and the other historical books. When you behold His knowledge, the scriptures will come to life.
 
Later that Sunday when Jesus resurrected, two of His disciples were walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus, a journey of about seventeen miles (which could be about 6 hours walk). And whiles having a deep discussion about the events of the last few days, Jesus joined them in their walk to Emmaus (Luke 24: 13-15) 
 
” Then he carefully unveiled to them the revelation of himself throughout the Scripture. He started from the beginning and explained the writings of Moses and all the prophets, showing how they wrote of him and revealed the truth about himself.” Luke 24:27 (TPT)
 
After their eyes opened, look at what they said:
 
” Stunned, they looked at each other and said, “Why didn’t we recognize it was him? Didn’t our hearts burn with the flames of holy passion while we walked beside him? He unveiled for us such profound revelation from the Scriptures!” Luke 24:32 (TPT)
 
Oh glory to God.
 
When you come to the revelation of the Scriptures, your heart will burn with holy passion and flames.
 
A veil is taken off from the scriptures anytime Christ is revealed.
 
As you study the scriptures, even the Old Testament portion of the Bible, desire to meet Christ. See the Holy writings from the perspective of Jesus and not by your head knowledge.
 
The heart of the scriptures is Christ.
 
Selah!
DIG DEEPER:
(2 Peter 1:20-21; John 20:31; John 1:45; Luke 24:44; Matthew 1:22)
 
WE PRAY
That as we study and read the scriptures everyday, we shall behold the revelation of our Lord Jesus, who is the heart of God.
 
BIBLE READING
Day 94: 1 Samuel 24-26
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– As I study the scriptures, Christ is unfolded to me. – By the Spirit, I see Christ in every book of the Bible.
– My heart is opened wild to see Christ from the scriptures.
– As I study the scriptures, I increase in the revelation of Christ.
– As I study the scriptures, every veil of misconception and contradiction is taken off.
– I behold only Christ in the scriptures.
 
OH Hallelujah, GLORY TO GOD!!!   

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Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
1 year ago

In the name of Jesus
I see Christ as I study the scriptures.
Every truth about Christ us unveiled as I read the scriptures.
My eyes of understanding is enlightened as I study the scriptures
Glory to God

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
1 year ago

I see Christ, the Plan of God, His Economy and His purpose of Grace in the scriptures.

I increase in the revelation of Chirst as I study the scriptures..

Thank you Lord Jesus.

Felix Nii Noi Addy
Felix Nii Noi Addy
1 year ago

Christ, the centre and the focus of the scriptures. Can’t wait to join the online ministry school
Thank you Jesus

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
1 year ago

Glory to Jesus….
Thank You Apostle Bennie Sir.
From today’s Machaira, I have come to understand with certainty that every single aspects of the bible is for our inward growth. The scripture is not independent from each other and it’s reveal the Purpose, Plans and Economy of Grace of Christ Jesus as the central theme.
I now understand that every event, festival, instruction, life of any individual, precept and ordinance testify of Christ and it’s worth paying attention to.

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
1 year ago

Wow
It is so amazing to know that every portion of the Bible bears witness of Christ Jesus.
It is awesome to know that the hope of our salvation began in Jesus.
My heart burns at the revelation of JESUS CHRIST
Oh glory to God

Nuel
Nuel
1 year ago

Glory to God

As I study the scriptures, I behold Jesus, his person and purpose, kingdom pursuit and economy of Grace.

Glory to God

Samuel Nfodzo
Samuel Nfodzo
1 year ago

As I study the scriptures, Christ is unfolded to me. By the Spirit, I see Christ in every book of the Bible.
As I study the scriptures, every veil of misconception and contradiction is taken off.

Samiratu Sulley
Samiratu Sulley
1 year ago

Lord open my eyes to behold you more and more as I study the scriptures.

Akporhor Cynthia
Akporhor Cynthia
1 year ago

Oooh thank you Lord Jesus
What a revelation of your word
How sweet your word is to our body
Thank you Father
Thank you sweet holy spirit for the understanding of the gospel

As I study the scriptures, Christ is unfolded to me. – By the Spirit, I see Christ in every book of the Bible.

In the name of Jesus
Ooh thank you Lord Jesus ????

Francis
Francis
1 year ago

As I study the scriptures, every veil of misconception and contradiction is taken off..
In Jesus name

Francis
Francis
1 year ago

Woow..my LORD JESUS CHRIST..the Centrality of the Scriptures..

The Mystery of the scriptures demystified is CHRIST Jesus my Lord

Hallelujah

Ahortor Emelia
Ahortor Emelia
1 year ago

Oh glory to God
As I study the scriptures, I
desire to meet Christ. I see the Holy writings from the perspective of Jesus and not by my head knowledge.
I learn how to study the scriptures.
Thank you Apostle sir for the enlightenment.

Esther
Esther
1 year ago

As I study the scriptures, every veil of misconception and contradiction is taken of. In the name of Jesus.

Gloreeeey!!!

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

As I study the scriptures, every veil of misconception and contradiction is taken off.

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