Both of these videos of The Great Isaiah Scroll show this amazing Scripture to be almost 25 feet long. 2,300 years old. And identical to the Bible in your hand today. The Scriptures convey the Words God has for us are steadfast and filled with Love.
When Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in their cities.
2 Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples 3 and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?”
4 And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: 5 the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. 6 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”
7 As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 8 What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. 9 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is he of whom it is written,
“‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face,
who will prepare your way before you.’
11 Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. 13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John, 14 and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come.
15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
16 “But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their playmates,
17“‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;
we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.”
20 Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 But I tell you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 23 And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24 But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.”
25 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26 yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.
27 All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
We grew up knowing the Hittite Empire was a myth. Pontius Pilate was a myth. Nineveh - the vast 50 mile city -a myth.
The Governor was found twice in stone work in Israel. And found in the papyrus of the Roman Empire to know the man (who had his wife tell him to leave Jesus alone) was eventually booted out of the Roman Army
The Hittite Empire, in the 1980s was a fable, until the Archaeological digs found the Hittite Empire's Library in Hattusa giving full Biblical agreement. Really this was reported in the newspapers as an "Indiana Jones Style Homerun". Of course this was then thrown into debate - of which no one can deny - the Biblical parallels.
You just can't duck out on this archaeological evidence. So remember this one! Imagine that - The Bible knew this huge Hittite Empire existed before we did!
There is no such city as Nineveh... except there is...
Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls
We were also told the best Bible found, historically, was the Bibles first available when Martin Luther began the Protestant Church about 1500 A.D.. "The rest of the Bible was just made up over the years." This is extremely untrue. The Dead Sea Scrolls were recorded by the world's most famous historian Josephus - from Titus' conquest of Israel in 70 A.D. Josephus was a General of Israel who later served 3 Roman Emperors; to write the most famous of all historian articles. Josephus records the Essenes and the religious practices. This is echoed by ... Pliny the Younger. Undoubtable the Disciple of Jesus' Disciple John. This is "The" Beloved Disciple John, living well into old age in the 2nd Century B.C. - who also is found in the papyrus of Roman History. There is a historical interview of John in the 2nd Century. The historian asked John if he did agree with the 3 other Gospels. John did perfectly agree.
The Dead Sea scrolls not only tell us of the World 200 years before Jesus Christ. The Dead Sea Scrolls are "IDENTICAL" to the Bible of 1500 A.D. - so forget, forget, forget inaccuracy in Scripture. This is Identical. The Bible in your hand is astonishing and perfect.
What does the Dead Sea Scroll tell us of Jesus?
he blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them
These miracles are told scattered here and there through Isaiah. Matthew, Disciple of Jesus, tells us they are pulled together and displayed clearly. A cataclysm of miracles. Seen with extreme power of God Himself.
The Essenes received visitors. And the Essenes wrote analysis of Bible accounts and their own understanding. In the Essenes writings is The Messianic Apocalypse (4Q521), has a list of miracles very similar to Luke 7:21–22, even though it was written approximately 150 years before Luke’s Gospel. And Matthew's. The Essenes told again and again they expected to die soon. And they did - The Essenes were killed by the Roman's before Jerusalem in 70 A.D.
Is the New Testament written in 400 A.D.?
Absolutely Not. No. There are 300 perfect Chapters of the New Testament owned by the University of Michigan called Papyrus 46. The debate on this being first or second century A.D. comes down to how the pronouns are printed. The debate goes back and forth like a volleyball game.
Who was alive when all 300 Chapters were in circulation? The Disciple John was alive. The man who records falling to the ground one Sunday afternoon after finding himself in a vision in Heaven with Jesus. Surprise and faint. Jesus told him he did not need to faint and the kind words made John able to retain consciousness. Jesus is Good. Revelation 1.
For Thine is
(John's Revelation Chapter 6)... The Kingdom, The Power and The Glory!
Let us be able to see the Willingness Jesus tells us He traveled in each day.
Help us to "have eyes that see, ears that hear, and jump into" mercy renewing each day and live into Your Willingness. The Adventure of what You provide daily.
And for the ways we have all experienced god, help us not to rush past,
and believe, breathe, rest, rejoice in knowing You, father God,
completely reach out to the hearts who love.
Father God does not reach out to a few, He reaches out to all.
In the Love Jesus is, the hearts He has warmed, we know - Like Disciple John-
God is Love.
Rejoice, rejoice God is steadfast and encouraging. Always with us.
Jesus is God and with Him praying with us, we know we are loved and heard and helped.
Amen Jesus God.
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