ALL is known before it’s time! The mother of John the Baptist was barren, this was known, Amen. She was a relative of Mother Mary, who bore Jesus.
“During the rule of King Herod of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah. His wife Elizabeth was a descendant of Aaron. They were both righteous before God, blameless in their observance of all the Lord’s commandments and regulations.” Luke 1:5-6
Grasp this concept! You were known before you were born! Difference in whom you were created to be and where/who/what you are now? Actions/decisions/mindset/wants/needs/desires, we have been given the right and ability to choose.
https://bibleprinciples.org/the-ability-to-choose/ and there is a video in this link above. We are shifting to shares more convenient for a busy timetable.
Why do we discuss this?
He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by Him – The Word of God! God Spoke The Word and all was made, “For God spoke, and all came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm.”
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of The Light, that all men through him might believe.
Elizabeth was barren, related to Mother Mary whom by marriage on direction in the spiritual was in the family of king David as was Joseph – the stepfather of Jesus. Joseph is clearly pointed out as descendant of David in both genealogies. On the other hand, New Testament sources are silent about Mary’s descendance from David. However, through her marriage with Joseph she enters his family and legally becomes, she and her son Jesus, a part of the House of David.
As we can clearly see, ALL is/was and stays known, Amen.
And the world knew Jesus not! Jesus came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them Jesus gave power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on The name of Jesus: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld Jesus’ glory, The glory as of the only begotten of the Father – His Word) full of grace and truth. John 1:6-14
“In the beginning was The Word, and The Word was with God, and The Word was God.” John 1:1
The Bible’s Accuracy
There are those who say that the Bible we have today cannot be trusted. They say that it was written by men and, therefore, contains errors. They also suggest that during the centuries of copying, men introduced many errors.
THE SUPREME ARGUMENT FOR THE ACCURACY OF SCRIPTURE IS SIMPLY THAT GOD HIMSELF TELLS US IT CAN BE TRUSTED. DO YOU KNOW WHY?
However, one important goal of anyone who defends the Bible is to give evidence that we have in our hands exactly what God said and exactly what He wants us to have.
One such evidence that the Bible has been copied accurately in the past is shown in the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. These scrolls, found by a shepherd boy in 1947, are dated from 250 to 150 BC. This discovery pushed back our available oldest Scripture text almost 1,000 years. And when the content of the scrolls was compared to later copies, no significant differences were found. That means scribes had been copying with great precision for almost ten centuries. This amazing discovery moved us one millennium closer to the originals.
We can also make sound arguments for the trustworthiness of Scripture based on lower criticism, grammar, and contextual evidence. We can show that the scribes were meticulous in their copying of the text of Scripture. We can evidence the life-changing qualities of the Bible in the lives of millions of believers. We can evidence the historical accuracy of the text of the Bible.
But there is another, internal argument for the accuracy of Scripture, based on the character and attributes of God, and this argument is supreme.
The Scriptures claim that God Himself breathed out Scripture (using human instruments, 2 Peter 1:21) and that it can be trusted to be His Word. His wisdom is infinite, and He is all-powerful and holy, so everything He says is trustworthy, accurate, and without error. Since God’s work will image His own nature, the accuracy of Scripture is guaranteed.
But this argument goes even further, including the faithfulness of God to preserve the record of His work through Christ. God sent His own Son, the second person of the trinity, to take human form for the purpose of redemption. What was the cost of God’s incredible gift of salvation offered to man? His own Son’s life!
The Bible is the record of Christ’s coming, His payment for our sin, and all the truths we need to know about Him.
THE NATURE, CHARACTER, AND ATTRIBUTES OF GOD DEMAND THAT THE SCRIPTURES BE ACCURATE
So here is a question. If God sent His Son, paid the highest price imaginable for the redemption of human beings, and made a record so all future generations could know, would He allow the text to be adulterated and the message ruined by error? Impossible!
If God allowed the text to be lost and the message to be muddled, He would then be unfaithful to His own purpose and to His own Son and His sacrifice on the Cross. Logically, theoretically, practically, that is impossible.
To round this out; you were known, are known and are patiently waited for to heed the call.
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
God knows all things.
God has perfect knowledge of us, and all our thoughts and actions are open before him. It is more profitable to meditate on Divine truths, applying them to our own cases, and with hearts lifted to God in prayer, than with a curious or disputing frame of mind. That God knows all things, is omniscient; that he is every where, is omnipresent; are truths acknowledged by all, yet they are seldom rightly believed in by mankind. God takes strict notice of every step we take, every right step and every by step. He knows what rule we walk by, what end we walk toward, what company we walk with. When I am withdrawn from all company, thou knowest what I have in my heart. There is not a vain word, not a good word, but thou knowest from what thought it came, and with what design it was uttered. Wherever we are, we are under the eye and hand of God. We cannot by searching find how God searches us out; nor do we know how we are known. Such thoughts should restrain us from sin.
Father Lord, I bring You my heart. Forgive me, Touch me, fill me. Lord, let me spill forth of, with and for you, Amen. Create in me a new heart and reenew a right Spirit within me. Be with me today and in all my ‘way‘ and days. In my life, be glorified always. For all my wrong steps, my straying off Your path, cleanse me, set my feet on The Solid Rock to stay – Jesus! Amen. Father as You destined me to walk – guide me, lead me, Love me. LORD, renew a right spirit within me, Amen.