The Bible is the word of God because it testifies as to the "Word" of God, the physical embodiment of God's complete creative/redemptive/authoritative plan in the person of Jesus Christ. Unlike any other religion or science that stresses human method and means, the Bible stresses the person of Christ. It is the person the "Word" who effects us from the inside out, not our deeds that effect us from the outside in. It is not the ladder we climb up on His behalf, it is the ladder He descended on our's. It is not for our deceitful hearts to collect the data determining God's word, the data is already collected in one person. The word the scripture is to testify of whom this tremendous person the "Word" is. Reject the person and you've rejected the word. It is really all that pure and simple.
If one were to listen to the many prophets of that day one would think everything to be all right. A prophet like Jeremiah would stand out because he would be contrary. The people tend to pick and choose their prophets based upon what serves them best. One wold think that God works in numbers, so if the majority of prophets all said one thing that this would likely be the word of God. Most generally this could not be further from the truth.
A famine from the word of God. You would think that the word of God is exactly what they need, that the word of the prophets would increase or that the initial scrolls would be uncovered or something. The problem is that they've had the word all along and have chosen not to do anything with it. It is often true that you never really hunger or thirst for something until it is taken away. You don't realize how much you needed it until it is no longer there.
Some things we are told about Satan. He has had access to the courts of God in heaven being an official accuser day and night of the brethren. He is overcome by the Blood of Christ and the word of testimony, cast out of heaven along with a third of the other angels by Michael. He is wroth with the woman who had delivered the Messiah and wars against the remnant of her seed.
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