Q & A: ARE THE LETTERS FROM GOD AND HIS CHRIST AN “ADDING TO” THE BIBLE?
Question: Are the Letters from God and His Christ an “adding to” the Bible?
Answer: Yes and No. Yes, because they are the Word of the Lord and are in perfect agreement with the Bible, having the very same Author, the Lord Himself. No, because I, myself, have not added to the Bible.
My friends, I do not wish to replace, or take away, or add to the Holy Bible! Rather, these words and this understanding was given to me by the Lord, and is for all those who have ears to hear. He, ALONE, may “add to” His Word for our benefit, and to give us greater understanding.
I hear this question from churches and other Christians frequently. And they use this as an excuse to discount the Letters from God and His Christ. But if their assertion holds true, that no one should “add to” the words of the Bible, then the Bible should have been a very short Book indeed, also making the Lord a hypocrite.
The following verses warn against “adding to” God’s Word:
In order to obey the mitzvot (word) of ADONAI your God which I am giving you, do not add to what I am saying, and do not subtract from it. (Deuteronomy 4:2)
Everything I am commanding you, you are to take care to do. Do not add to it or subtract from it. (Deuteronomy 12:32)
Don’t add anything to His words; or He will rebuke you, and you be found a liar.
I warn everyone hearing the words of the prophecy in this Book that if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues written in this book. (Revelation 22:18)
These verses clearly say NOT to add to God’s Word, yet do not mention not adding to the Bible. If this were true, then the Bible should’ve ended at Deuteronomy 4:2. It is very clear that each consecutive book of the Bible is an “adding to”. Neither did the Israelites interpret these verses as not adding to the Bible, otherwise each consecutive prophet would have been labeled “false”.
Under the incorrect interpretation of the verses above, YahuShua (Jesus) is the most guilty of all, as He both added to the Bible, and took away as He abolished (fulfilled) the laws found in ordinances…Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross (Colossians 2:14).
So then the verses in Deuteronomy, Proverbs and Revelation were speaking of NOT TAMPERING WITH or adding to or taking away, according to man’s understanding, [*or in the purposeful misinterpretation of these verses, to uphold our own way of doing things, holding onto private church doctrines, putting ourselves and our personal wants, doctrines of men], [**above God] and His commands.
* First of all, understand this: No prophecy of Scripture is to be interpreted by an individual on his own; for never has a prophecy come as a result of human willing – on the contrary, people moved by the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) spoke a message from God. (2 Peter 1:20-21)
** But the person who has the Spirit can evaluate everything, while no one is in a position to evaluate Him. For who has known the mind of ADONAI? Who will counsel Him? But we have the mind of the Messiah! (1 Corinthians 2:15)
Therefore, to hold onto this idea that no one should “add to” or “take away” from the Bible, according to men, is true.
The Lord, Himself, may add to His own Word
However, the rule of “adding to” and “taking away” does not apply to the Lord, Himself. Otherwise, He would have contradicted His own command every time He sent a prophet to proclaim His Word to the people.
The Lord, ALONE, may add to His Word and the Bible…we may not. Most oftentimes, the Lord spoke to His prophets, who were to proclaim His message to the people, which was then, later, added to the Bible.
…on the contrary, people moved by the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) spoke a message from God. (2 Peter 1:21)
And the word of the Lord came to Isaiah, saying… (Isaiah 38:4)
Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying…(Jeremiah 1:4)
And the word of the Lord came to me, saying…(Ezekiel 13:1)
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. (Daniel 12:4)
Saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.” (Revelation 1:11)
The word of the LORD that came unto Hosea…(Hosea 1:1)
The word of the LORD that came to Joel….(Joel 1:1)
Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah…(Jonah 1:1)
The word of the LORD that came to Micah….(Micah 1:1)
The word of the LORD which came unto Zephaniah…(Zephaniah 1:1)
Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying…(Haggai 1:3)
And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying…(Zechariah 6:9)
The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi. (Malachi 1:1)
ADONAI, God, does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7)
“But because I, ADONAI, do not change”…(Malachi 3:6)
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10/8/05, From Our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. A Letter Given to Timothy, For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear.
Thus says The Lord God: My sons, there are some among you who have endeavored to seat themselves at My table, who yet resist My Word in The Volumes. They long to hear My Word but at the same time refuse it, for they can not bear to hear the truth of My words spoken to this generation, lest they feel conviction deep within. For as it is written so it is, even to this day, “They come to you as people do… They sit before you as though they were My people, and they hear your words, but they do not act upon them. For with their mouths they speak flatteries and for a pretense show much love, yet their hearts pursue their own way. Indeed, you are as a lovely song to them, one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument. For they hear your words, BUT THEY WILL NOT DO THEM.”
Yet My people shall live by faith and walk in that which was given them already. For those who truly know Me pay close attention to My every word, and also give ear and obey that which I speak presently, heeding that which is at hand and given to this generation. For that which I speak at present must be put first; and that which is contained in The Letters of Truth is foremost, and must be brought to the front for all to behold.
Not that this Word is at all superior, neither shall it be considered inferior to My Word found in The Scriptures of Truth. For My Word is My Word… Both are Scripture and Truth. For that which I speak in the hearing of My prophets is written and put forth for the generation in which it is to be received, for all to hear… Foremost… Whether they will hear or whether they will forbear.
And as it was in all times past, where I had spoken by My servants, the prophets, and they in turn both wrote and spoke aloud, saying, “Thus says The Lord”, so it is at this time also, even during the end of this age which is upon you. For that which proceeds from My mouth at present is foremost, and shall not be put second to My Word spoken aforetime; neither is one a foundation for the other, as though the Word proceeding from My own mouth is in need of anything to uphold it; nor is any other witness required to prove My Word as My own, when I Myself have spoken it.
MY WORD STANDS!…
And is easily recognized by those who are Mine
And among those in whom I dwell…
Therefore, let My present Word be shown to be
In full agreement with My former Word…
For it is indeed in perfect agreement with My Word as it was…
Yet runs straight in comparison to that which men have made crooked.
Here is wisdom few have considered, nor have they understood: If one who confesses Me lacks discernment, on account of ears which remain dull in hearing and eyes which remain dim in seeing, let them test My Word by My Word only. For any who test outside My Word, according to the words or doctrines of men, shall fail and be found in contempt before The Lord, for I sit as judge. For you have failed to see that My Word in The Volumes of Truth, also being called The Letters, is also a rod by which the translations of men are to be tested, a light which shines upon the doctrines of men to expose them, revealing them to be blasphemies and heresies before God… All of which shall burn in the Day, when the fire comes to test the quality of each one’s work.
Therefore if one professing faith be wise, he shall humble himself before Me, calling upon the name of The Holy One for knowledge, in where all understanding flows to the truly contrite and penitent, flowing in pure testimony without any shadow of turning or corruption.
And by this only can one be wise in the reading, comparing that which was given with that which is put forth once again, discerning The Source and The Author to be the same… One Word, One Book, One On-going Testament to My Glory… By no means is it to be divided into three, says The Lord.
Behold, My words shall never pass away. For as I am, so also is My Word. For it proceeds from Me, being manifest by He who is True, also being called The Word… Living… Always feeding His flock the Word which is written for their nourishment, which is to be received through that part of Himself which is also in Me, The Spirit called Holy which speaks to the truth of who I am, glorifying He who I sent to you who bears My name and reveals My glory in Himself, even as I am glorified through Him, His glory being the same I own. For We are One from the beginning, yet manifest as two in the earth, so those whom I have chosen may know Me and come to Me and receive life, returning to and being fulfilled in the paradise of God, which is in His Kingdom and His Son.
I AM THE LORD…
And those who have received of Me testify that The Holy One,
Called Christ and Jesus, is The Lord of Heaven and Earth!…
Yes, YahuShua HaMashiach is The Master, to whom all peoples shall bow!…
Even all things shall give Him glory!…
All shall profess YahuShua is YaHuWaH, The Only Faithful and True Witness,
The One King Eternal who is and was and is to come, The Almighty!…
GIVE HIM ALL GLORY!
Therefore Daniel, you shall teach this Sabbath and the next, and a third time as I command you. You shall pray, and make for yourself an outline and follow it; not according to the hearers, but according to The Head which I am. You shall prepare three studies in one accord, three studies containing My Word in The Letters; and from the Volumes only shall you gather knowledge for these three gatherings, with which you shall feed this flock who come to sit at My table on The Lord’s day.
For I have spoken to this generation, and that which I have uttered shall be brought to the head of the table and distributed, as though I Myself were seated there. For I am indeed with you, even in the midst of you, and remain always The Head of My own table. For as it is written, every act of giving in The Beloved bears much fruit; and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from The Father of Lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning… I am that Gift! All things are made manifest through Me! And that which bears good fruit is received by those who abide in Me, for I am The Faithful and True Witness.
I am The Lord and I do not change! Therefore, I will do nothing until I have made My plans known to My servants, the prophets, of whom I also call My friends, the very same whom I have set up and shall fully establish in the power of My spirit… My beacons piercing the darkness of the end of this age, My shepherds sent out in the Day of Darkness, My soldiers marching through a day of clouds and thick darkness and heavy sorrows.
Behold, they shall endure and can not be turned aside, for they must continue until their days are fulfilled. Then shall I come in My strength, coming on the clouds of heaven with tremendous power and glory!…
And be shaken by the word of My mouth!… Even the rocks shall cry out, and every living creature
Shall break out with a great noise and give Me glory!…Even the mountains and all high places shall be brought down,
And bow before The King who has come!… For I shall judge in righteousness,
And restore the Kingdom by the power and majesty of My vesture!…
For I am The King of Glory, The Righteous One of God!