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The Bible and its Influence

Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your Countenance - Psalm 89:15
Since the beginning of time God has sought to communicate with the people of His creation. God created man in His own image with the purpose of mankind having a relationship with their God. God has always been the initiator of this relationship and has used His Word as a means of communication. It is important to understand as well that when God speaks and communicates with man, He does it with purpose.
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Ken Birks is an ordained Pastor/Teacher in the Body of Christ and is one of the staff pastors at The Rock of Roseville in Roseville, California where he also functions as an elder.  Ken has been a part of The Rock of Roseville Church since its inception in 1997. Before becoming a part of The Rock of Roseville, Ken was the Sr. Pastor of Golden Valley Chrstian Center in Roseville, CA. He has been a born again Christian for over 35 years.

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God’s Word to the Old Testament Patriarchs.

Adam and Eve: It was God’s custom to speak with them during the cool of the day - Genesis 3:8.
Noah: God told Noah to build an ark - Genesis 6:13-14.
Abraham: God told him to leave his home - Genesis 12:1
Isaac: God told him to dwell in the land - Genesis 26:3-6
Jacob: He was told that he would come back to the land - Genesis 28:1-5
Joseph: God spoke to Joseph in dreams in preparation bring the 12 tribes of Israel to Egypt for 430 years.

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God communicated with all of the patriarchs with His spoken voice, through dreams, visions, etc. His Word to all of these individuals served as a guiding influence in their lives to bring the nation of Israel into existence.

Throughout the Old Testament God continued to speak to His people through His prophets.
Hebrews 1:1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,

Much of God’s Word came into existence through these prophets, who not only spoke God’s Word, but also wrote it down. God’s Word through the prophets was a constant guiding influence for the nation of Israel as they came into existence and their prominent role among the nations. God used over 40 people from every walk of life over a period of 1600 years to write His word. In all of this, He spoke with continuity from Genesis to Revelation. Amazing!

The Influence of the Word in the New Testament.

Jesus and The Word of God.

Hebrews 1:2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Even though Jesus was the Word made flesh, He also used the written Word to validate Who He was and His ministry.

The Word of God in the Formation of the Early Church.

It was relied upon when choosing someone to take Judas’ place. Acts 1:20
Peter used it when validating the move of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:16

This is an important point to remember for us as well. There are sometimes things that go in the life of the church that are called movements of the Spirit that cannot be validated by the God’s word. Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:14 and 1 Thessalonians 5:21 not to be swayed by every wind of doctrine, but to test and prove all things.

Paul constantly referred to the Word in the Old Testament with the phrase “It is written” (See Romans 1:17,3:4, 9:33, 10:15, 11:26, 14:11, 1 Cor 1:19, 14:21, 15:45.

Peter also referred to Paul’s letters as Scriptures. 2 Peter 3:15-16

The Role of Scripture in the Church.
Scripture is the ultimate authority. 2 Timothy 3:1
The Church is the pillar and ground of all truth. 1 Timothy 3:15

Our Responsibility to Scripture.
We are to read and meditate in it - Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1:1-5.
We are to study it - 2 Timothy 2:15
We are to rightly divide it – 2 Timothy 2:15.
We are to test all things – hold fast to that which is good – 1 Thessalonians 5:21

When we are faithful to God’s Word we will be extremely blessed in all that we do. We see this in Psalms 1 and Joshua 1.

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