During the months that I stay in Canada, I host a live, two hour, call-in television program called Nite-Lite which is produced by and at ī100 Huntley Streetī which is Canadaīs largest television ministry . I was first approached to host this program back in the 80īs when I was still very young, not in years, but in my Christian walk. I was informed that my only training would be to watch the program for a couple of weeks and get a feel for the type of calls and the variety of subjects and questions that the viewers would present.
The first time I watched, the host was asked, "Isnīt theBible just a glorified history book written by a bunch of men?" Oh, thatīs my forte, I thought. I could answer that! I had innumerable books and many articles stating that what we have just discovered in the 1900īs, has been clearly expounded in the Bible centuries ago. For instance, it clearly states that the blood of animals is different from humans. The blood of all races is the same. The blood of a dead person is lethal. The skin is formed first on the embryo, not the bones. The components which make up our skin and bones are the identical components which are found in earth.
Moses wrote that God created man from the earth. It took science 3,500 years to discover what God gave him divine knowledge of way back then. Many of the purification rituals and instructions pertaining to sanitation prevented the spread of microscopic germs and thwarted infections and disease.
The Word of God is also the most accurate and authoritative historical document ever written. The more advanced we become in this generation, the more proofs we uncover. Excavations at the city of Jericho confirm that itīs walls did not fall in but that they were pushed down flat as recorded in the book of Joshua. Then scientists discovered dense vegetation under the ice caps of the north and south poles, meaning the planet was engulfed with moisture such as occurs in a terrarium .
When Noah proclaimed that water was going to fall out of the sky and they were all going to drown, they rolled in the streets laughing because they had never seen rain. Satellite pictures show a large, rectangular object , approximately 450 feet long, perched under the ice and right on top of Mount Ararat, exactly where the bible says Noahīs Ark landed. Iīm not a rocket scientist, but in my humble estimation, this data alone leaves me with only one possible conclusion.
Another irrefutable fact is that there are thousands of detailed prophecies foretold throughout scripture and that most of them have been fulfilled, at the precise time and at the very place and to the most exact detail. Only God can foretell the future and be 100% accurate. The Apostle Peter stated that īno prophecy of the scripture came about by the prophetīs own interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man; but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.ī and Timothy expounded ī all scripture was given to us by inspiration from Godī God said it, I believe it -- that settles it!
I also could have added that there is well documented evidence by Dr. Ivan Panin that is absolutely fascinating and proves the Bible is truly the divinely inspired Word of God due to the discovery of hidden numeric codes beneath the Hebrew text of the Old Testament. To have occurred by chance or by human intervention is deemed impossible. Nor does this same phenomenon happen in any other literature.
There are volumes full of information available for anyone to be able to intelligently ascertain that the Bible was written by a supernatural intelligence. God would not have created us and then neglected to include the instruction manual. I would have probably taken up most of the program trying to prove this to that caller, but the host that night gave the most profound answer, "Just look at the change in the lives of those that read it and believe it" Bingo!
"For the word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.ī God also says of His word, īit shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.ī It has within itself the power for itīs own fulfillment.ī
A few years ago I was encouraged to quote scriptures out loud that pertained to my immediate circumstances until Godīs will was manifested in my life. Not only did this revolutionize my life , but approximately ten days after I started this practice, my friend Yvonne, who is a Baptist minister , was praying for me and she suddenly exclaimed, "Oh Donna, God is showing me there is a huge flaming sword over your life!" What I was doing in the physical reflected in the spirit realm, probably from the very instant I started praying the scriptures.
I encourage you to read it for yourself and watch it not only transform your life but it will give you the answer for every physical, psychological or spiritual dilemma that you face, and more importantly, it will give you insight into the very nature and character and heart of God . An invisible God will become visible
Copyright Donna Martonfi www.psalm40ministries Submitted 6/2/2003 7:26:09 PM | Post Comment