The Missing Cross to Purity


Verses Stating that the Word "came" Often "saying"  

Scriptures do not travel.
Scriptures do not speak.

But the Spirit of Jesus, whose name is the word of God, both travels and speaks.

Since Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever, Heb 13:8;
He still speaks today — if you are listening in humble silence.

Luke 3:2
 2  Annas and Caiaphas were the high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

There were no Bibles in this time. Scriptures were on scrolls: handwritten, expensive, rare, and kept in synagogues. Scriptures did not come to John the Baptist in the wilderness, but the voice of the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Jesus, who is the Word of God, did come to John.
     Luke 2 (whole chapter) 

Genesis 15:4
 4 And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "This one shall not be your heir, but he who comes from your own body shall be your heir."

This verse is God speaking to Abram (Abraham), and Abraham was before any scriptures were written. Moses wrote the first scriptures five hundred plus years after Abraham died; one more hard fact that the Word of God cannot be scriptures.
     Genesis 15 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 13:1
 1 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 13 (whole chapter)  

2 Samuel 24:11
 11 When David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,
     2 Samuel 24 (whole chapter)  

John 10:34-35
 34 Then Jesus answered them, "is it not written in your law, 'I have said, You are gods'?
 35 So he called them gods, men to whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;"

Notice that Jesus is distinguishing between scripture and the word of God that came; one more hard fact that scripture is not the word of God.
     John 10(whole chapter)  

1 Kings 13:20
 20 And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of the LORD came to the prophet who had brought him back.
     1 Kings 13 (whole chapter)  

1 Kings 12:22
 22 But the word of God came to Shemaiah, the man of God, saying,

The Word of God came, "saying." Scriptures do not speak, so the Bible cannot be the word of God. The Word of God "came to Shemaiah." Scriptures do not walk, fly, or travel. But the Spirit of Jesus, whose name is the word of God, both travels and speaks.
     1 Kings 12 (whole chapter)

1 Kings 17:8
 8 And the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
     1 Kings 17 (whole chapter)  

1 Chronicles 22:8
 8 But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'You have shed blood abundantly, and have made great wars; you shall not build an house to my name because you have shed much blood upon the earth in my sight.
     1 Chronicles 22 (whole chapter)  

1 Kings 19:9
 9 Then he came to a cave and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD came and said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"

The Word of God came to Elijah in a cave; scriptures do not travel. The Word of God spoke to Elijah; scriptures do not talk. But the Spirit of Jesus, whose name is the word of God, both travels and speaks. The Bible, scriptures, or any writing is not the Word of God; the Word of God is a living being, the Spirit of Jesus: And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And he has on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
     1 Kings 19 (whole chapter)  

Psalms 119:82
 82 My eyes fail for your word, saying, "When will you comfort me?"

David's eyes failed as he was waiting and watching for the word. One does not watch for scriptures, but one does listen and watch for the word of the LORD within your heart to speak and/or provide a vision with understanding. the word of the LORD can come in a vision: the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Do not fear Abram, I am you shield, and you exceedingly great reward." Gen 15:1
     Psalms 119 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 1:13
 13 And the word of the LORD came to me the second time, saying, "What do you see?" And I said, "I see a boiling pot, and the face of it is toward the north."
     Jeremiah 1 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 1:11
 11 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, "Jeremiah, what do you see?" And I said, "I see a branch of the almond tree."
     Jeremiah 1 (whole chapter)  

Isaiah 38:4
 4 Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying,
     Isaiah 38 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 13:8
 8 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Jeremiah 13 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 24:4
 4 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Jeremiah 24 (whole chapter)  

1 Chronicles 17:3
 3 And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying,

Notice in this verse, the Word of God "came," and the Word of God came "saying." Scriptures do not speak, so the Bible cannot be the word of God. Scriptures do not travel, nor do scriptures speak; but the Spirit of Jesus, whose name is the word of God, both travels and speaks.
     1 Chronicles 17 (whole chapter)  

2 Kings 9:36
 36 Therefore they came back again and told Jehu. And he said, "This is the word of the LORD, which he spoke through his servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 'In the property of Jezreel dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel.'

the word of the LORD spoke. the word of the LORD spoke through Elijah.
     2 Kings 9 (whole chapter) 

2 Kings 15:12
 12 This was the fulfillment of the word of the LORD that he spoke to Jehu, saying, "Your sons shall sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation" And so it came to pass.

the word of the LORD spoke to Jehu.
     2 Kings 15 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 28:12
 12 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
     Jeremiah 28 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 33:19
 19 And the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying,
     Jeremiah 33 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 33:23
 23 Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying,
     Jeremiah 33 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 34:12
 12 Therefore the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
     Jeremiah 34 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 35:12
 12 Then came the word of the LORD to Jeremiah, saying,

Jeremiah 36:27
 27 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, after the king had burned the scroll, which contained all the words that Baruch had written at the mouth of Jeremiah, saying,
     Jeremiah 36 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 39:15
 15 Now the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
     Jeremiah 39 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 42:7
 7 And it came to pass after ten days that the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah.
     Jeremiah 42 (whole chapter)  

1 Kings 8:20
 20 And the LORD has fulfilled his word that he spoke; I have risen up in the place of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built a temple for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
     1 Kings 8 (whole chapter)  

1 Kings 12:15
 15 Therefore the king did not listen to the people for this turn of events was from the LORD to fulfill the word the LORD had spoken by Ahijah, the Shilonite, to Jeroboam, the son of Nebat.
     1 Kings 12 (whole chapter)  

1 Kings 13:18
 18 Then the old prophet said to him, "I am a prophet also as you are. And an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, 'Bring him back with you to your house, so that he may eat bread and drink water.'" (But he was lying to him.)

Angels do not carry around scrolls from which to speak. They speak as they are told to speak by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, whose name is the word of God.
     1 Kings 13 (whole chapter) 

Ezekiel 3:16
 16 And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 3 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 11:14
 14 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 11 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 12:21
 21 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 12 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 12:26
 26 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying.
     Ezekiel 12 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 12:17
 17 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 12 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 14:12
 12 the word of the LORD came again to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 14 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 15:1
 1 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 15 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 17:11
 11 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 17 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 17:1
 1 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 17 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 20:45
 45 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 20 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 21:8
 8 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 21 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 22:23
 23 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 22 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 22:17
 17 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 22 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 24:20
 20 Then I answered them, "the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 24 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 24:15
 15 Also the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 24 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 25:1
 1 the word of the LORD came again to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 25 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 29:1
 1 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, in the twelfth day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 29 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 28:20
 20 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 28 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 28:11
 11 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 28 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 29:17
 17 And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 29 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 30:20
 20 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first month, in the seventh day of the month, that the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 30 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 31:1
 1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the third month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 31 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 32:17
 17 It came to pass also in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth day of the month, that the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 32 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 33:23
 23 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 33 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 35:1
 1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 35 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 37:15
 15 the word of the LORD came again to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 37 (whole chapter)  

Haggai 1:3
 3 Then the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet, saying,
     Haggai 1 (whole chapter)  

1 Kings 15:29
 29 And as soon as he reigned, he killed all the house of Jeroboam. He did not leave to Jeroboam any who breathed, until he had destroyed him, according to the word of the LORD, which He had spoken by his servant Ahijah the Shilonite,
     1 Kings 15 (whole chapter) 
1 Kings 17:16
 16 And the barrel of flour was not used up nor did the bottle of oil run dry, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke through Elijah.
     1 Kings 17 (whole chapter
2 Kings 14:25
 25 He restored the territory of Israel from the entrance of Hamath to the Dead Sea of Arabah, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which He spoke through his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet who was from Gathhepher.
     2 Kings 14 (whole chapter)

Haggai 1:1
 1 In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying,
     Haggai 1 (whole chapter)  

Haggai 2:20
 20 And again the word of the LORD came to Haggai in the twenty-fourth day of the month, saying:
     Haggai 2 (whole chapter)  

Haggai 2:1
 1 In the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by the prophet Haggai, saying:
     Haggai 2 (whole chapter)  

Zechariah 1:7
 7 Upon the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD to Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying:

Zechariah 4:8
 8 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying:
     Zechariah 4 (whole chapter)  

Zechariah 6:9
 9 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying:
     Zechariah 6 (whole chapter)  

Zechariah 7:4
 4 Then the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying:
     Zechariah 7 (whole chapter) 

Zechariah 7:8
 8 Then the word of the LORD came to Zechariah, saying:
     Zechariah 7 (whole chapter)  

Zechariah 8:1
 1 Again the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying:
     Zechariah 8 (whole chapter)  
Zechariah 8:18
 18 And the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying:
     Zechariah 8 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 21:18
 18 the word of the LORD came to me again, saying,
     Ezekiel 21 (whole chapter)  

1 Kings 18:1
 1 Now after many days, the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, "Go, present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth."
     1 Kings 18 (whole chapter)  

2 Kings 19:21
 21 This is the word that the LORD has spoken concerning him: 'The virgin the daughter of Zion has despised you and laughed you to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem has shaken her head behind your back!
     2 Kings 19 (whole chapter)

2 Samuel 23:2
 2 The Spirit of the LORD spoke in and by me, and his word was upon my tongue.
     2 Samuel 23 (whole chapter)  

Isaiah 24:3
 3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled, for the LORD has spoken this word.
     Isaiah 24 (whole chapter) 

1 Samuel 15:10
 10 Then the word of the LORD came to Samuel, saying,
     1 Samuel 15 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 1:3
 3 the word of the LORD came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.
     Ezekiel 1 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 18:5
 5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Jeremiah 18 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 33:1
 1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the second time, while he was still shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
     Jeremiah 33 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 37:6
 6 Then the word of the LORD came to the prophet Jeremiah saying,
     Jeremiah 37 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 43:8
 8 Then came the word of the LORD to Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,

Jeremiah 1:4
 4 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying:
     Jeremiah 1 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 12:8
 8 And in the morning the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 12 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 16:1
 1 the word of the LORD came also to me, saying,
     Jeremiah 16 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 21:1
 1 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 21 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 32:6
 6 And Jeremiah said, the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Jeremiah 32 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 34:1
 1 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 34 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 36:16
 16 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 36 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 49:34
 34 the word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,
     Jeremiah 49 (whole chapter)  

2 Samuel 7:4
 4 And it came to pass that night that the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying,
     2 Samuel 7 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 14:2
 2 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 14 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 18:1
 1 the word of the LORD came to me again, saying,
     Ezekiel 18 (whole chapter)  

1 Kings 16:1
 1 Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,
     1 Kings 16 (whole chapter)  

1 Kings 17:2
 2 Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
     1 Kings 17 (whole chapter)  

2 Kings 20:4
 4 And it came to pass, before Isaiah had left the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
     2 Kings 20 (whole chapter)  

2 Chronicles 11:2
 2 But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
     2 Chronicles 11 (whole chapter)  

2 Chronicles 12:7
 7 And when the LORD saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah, saying, "They have humbled themselves; therefore I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance; and my wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.
     2 Chronicles 12 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 1:2
 2 To whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah, the son of Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.
     Jeremiah 1 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 2:1
 1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying"
     Jeremiah 2 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 13:3
 3 And the word of the LORD came to me the second time, saying,
     Jeremiah 13 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 6:1
 1 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 6 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 7:1
 1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 7 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 16:1
 1 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 16 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 20:2
 2 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 20 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 22:1
 1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 22 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 23:1
 1 the word of the LORD came to me again, saying,
     Ezekiel 23 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 24:1
 1 Again in the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 24 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 26:1
 1 And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 26 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 28:1
 1 the word of the LORD came again to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 28 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 30:1
 1 the word of the LORD came again to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 30 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 32:1
 1 And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 32 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 38:1
 1 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 38 (whole chapter)  

Jonah 3:1
 1 And the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying,
     Jonah 3 (whole chapter)  

Zechariah 7:1
 1 And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Darius, that the word of the LORD came to Zechariah in the fourth day of the ninth month, [Chislev corresponding to 30 days within our Nov/Dec].
     Zechariah 7 (whole chapter)  

4 Esdras 1:4
 4 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
     4 Esdras 1 (whole chapter)  

Genesis 15:1
 1 After these things, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Do not fear, Abram, I am your shield, and your exceedingly great reward."
     Genesis 15 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 27:1
 1 the word of the LORD came again to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 27 (whole chapter)  

Jonah 1:1
 1 Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
     Jonah 1 (whole chapter)  

Ezekiel 33:1
 1 Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
     Ezekiel 33 (whole chapter)  

Zechariah 1:1
 1 In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD to Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying:
     Zechariah 1 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 18:1
1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
     Jeremiah 18 (whole chapter)  

Jeremiah 7:1
 1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
     Jeremiah 7 (whole chapter)

In the original Greek of the New Testament, every verse translated as " the word," or "the word of God," or "the word of the LORD" in Greek is either logos or rhema, both of which mean "words spoken by a living voice." The word never means scripture or written words in the original Greek. See the Scriptures that Show the Word not to be the Bible for the details and links to every New Testament verse in Greek that contains "the word."

From the word of the LORD within:

  • Calling the Bible the word is the most evil lie of Christendom.
  • Woe be to them, for they have coupled an external form between the love of God to man.

Why is calling the Bible "the word" the most evil lie in Christendom? Because then people read "Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and obey, Luke 11:28;" thinking it means to read the Bible instead of quietly listening for God to speak His words to them. Christendom has put a book between God and man, separating man from God's love, creating a form of godliness with no power, as He said: "Woe be to them for they have coupled an external form between God and man."

Further from the word of the LORD within:

Why are ten words from Him, (that you hear Him speak to you), better that reading ten of the New Testament letters? Because His words that you hear Him speak to you impart the life of God to your heart, John 6:63; but reading ten letters is just a work of the flesh, which profits nothing; in fact most people read the letters of the New Testament and think they are addressed to them, when in fact most were addressed to very advanced believers who had attained the first stage of perfection. Reading the Bible is valuable for understanding what is sin and for maintaining your hope in the true gospel; however, to be of value, your hope must be in the true gospel and the benefit of bearing the cross to realize those promises.

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