Scripture gives testimony to itself, and throughout the Bible we find the assertion that this is the Word of Almighty God. Jesus Himself affirmed this claim by both appealing to the scriptures to establish His person and authority, and by submitting to the Word Himself, even unto death.
I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.”Matthew 5:18 NIV
Furthermore, He ascribed the same divinely appointed authority to His own Words.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”Matthew 24:35 NIV
Divine Testimony in Scripture
Though written through men, the scriptures are in fact God’s Word to men. The scriptures refer to themselves over 2000 times as the “Word of God”
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References are taken from the New King James Version of the Bible
Jesus Christ is the Living Word. The Bible is the written Word. Both are the “logos”. The Living Word is revealed in the written Word and the written Word leads us to the Living Word. They are One.
|Scripture Reference||The Bible refers to itself as:|
|1 Thessalonians 2:13||“you received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of _________.”|
|Ezekiel 1:3||“the word of the __________ came expressly to Ezekiel|
|Colossians 3:16||“Let the word of ___________ dwell in you richly in all wisdom”|
|Philippians 2:16||“holding fast the word of _________”|
|Romans 10:8||“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of ____________ which we preach):”|
|Romans 1:2||“which He promised before through His prophets in the _________ Scriptures,”|
|Daniel 10:21||“But I will tell you what is noted in the Scripture of _______________…”|
|Hebrews 5:12||“For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of _____ _____________ ___ _____.”|
The word oracle means “the speaking place”. The Bible is the “speaking place” of God. As ministers of the Word we are to speak as the Oracles of God (1 Pet 4:11).
Always remember, this is no ordinary book we are dealing with. The Word of God has a supernatural nature and an inherent power to accomplish what I sent it for. It is not an intellectual Word, but a Word of Spirit and Life.
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”Hebrews 4:12 NKJV
For our [preaching of the] glad tidings (the Gospel) came to you not only in word, but also in [its own inherent] power and in the Holy Spirit and with great conviction and absolute certainty [on our part].”1Thessalonians 1:5 AMPLIFIED
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”Isaiah 55:11 NKJV