The forty days Jesus had with His disciples between the resurrection and His ascension into glory were just not long enough — or were they? We often refer to His words to the disciples the evening before the crucifixion when Jesus pointed to the coming of the Spirit. It was better for Jesus to leave them so the Spirit could come and be in them and with them forever (John 14:16; 16:7).
Among Jesus’ parting words “He said to them, “These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled”” (Luke 24:44).
There are two important principles this statement reminds us of:
We need nothing more, especially that we have the confirmed record from the New Testament writers. Even these men did not give their “own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21).
Let us handle the Scriptures as God’s Word with absolute confidence in their trustworthiness and truth. The world, and even some in the Church, cast a shadow of doubt on whether they can be trusted. Let us not be among such, but stand firmly on their perfection and authority.
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