MISSING BOOKS IN THE HOLY BIBLE
The Bible noted that Jesus performed many great deeds and signs in His days on earth which were not written in the Holy Bible. The only ones written down were the testimonies of those inspired by the Holy Spirit to pen them down. Personally, the Scriptures have inspired me so much and I honour God for that because His truths in the chapters and verses have enabled me to understand divine principles and to make any claims to divine authority. Its so amazing to know that God did not ignore us and focus on His Son, the angelic beings and heavenly hosts. In fact, He thought so much about us in the pages of the Bible. But let's find out why the Bible is not complete.
Reference: John 21:25 New International Version (NIV) "Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written."
Jesus accomplished many miraculous exploits during His ministry's days. What we have in the Bible is the epistolary expression of few individual testimonies from their personal knowledge of the life of Christ, or from knowledge sourced from the Spirit of God when they were under the dominating influence of His inspiration. Many of these authors yielded colossally to His full control beyond all human thought as they were penning down divine wisdom.
Interestingly, today's topic is letting us know that the Bible is not complete because many things Jesus did were not written down. Even John the apostle in the Gospel of John noted that Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name (John 20:30-31 NIV). In other words, no book or words could contain His miracles and wonderful deeds or the full description of all that transpired in His lifetime. Though the disciples saw and believed, they wrote the ones they could, so that we may believe, and in believing may have life in His name.
Our referenced Scripture is found in the book of John, which is the next book after the gospel of Luke written by St. Luke the Evangelist. The St. Luke's gospel was summarised in the book of Acts of apostle, with the details of Christ's ascension into heaven. Notably, the book of Acts is one of the two books compiled and attributed to the authorship of St. Luke. In the book of Acts, Luke himself testified saying, "And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him" (Acts 10:38 NLT). He was attesting to the truth and mysteries of Christ's manifestations on earth. In those days, Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. The blind received their sight, the lame walked, the lepers were cleansed, the deaf heard, the dead were raised up, and the poor had the gospel preached to them. However this is simply the summary of His manifold manifestations.
Every sign and good deed of Christ was a revelation of His Father and demonstration of His power, giving insights and vistas into the mysteries of divinity, and opening our eyes to the loving and compassionate heart of God. Therefore, today let all that Jesus did sink into our hearts and craft His compassion in our inner man. Meditate often on the pages of the Scripture pertaining His acts and miraculous signs and allow His teachings to shape your speech, until your vocabulary becomes full of embodiment of divine wisdom. When you become a skilled Word-addict and practitioner, the same thing that is said of Jesus will become your storyline. In other words, there are no conceivable limits to the extent of your accomplishments and exploits here on earth, when you master the Word.
The Bible says, "And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world" (1 John 1:17 NLT). We are called to live and function like Jesus did. Romans 8:19 (KJV) also reads, "For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God." In these last days or present age, we are being trained in the matters of the Spirit to manifest the infinite results of abundant grace and significant expressions of the blessed life and wonders of Christ in our world. And as we do so with ample enthusiasm, no publication or literature will contain the story of our kingdom exploits, if we remain true and faithful to God. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Matthew 7:24; John 7:38; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
Exuberant Declaration: The wonderful deeds and finished work of Christ are extraordinary in gravity; they convey His sense of victory and exploit in me. The richness of His earthly accomplishments is of priceless value. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, the inexhaustible fullness of His life is working in me mightily, practically testifying to all written about Him. I have the peculiar nature of the mind of Christ, accompanied by external evidence of the miraculous, and it baffles all human mind, bearing witness to the truth of the Gospel. Blessed be God!