HOPE THAT PURIFIETH MINISTRIES
|The miracle of mechanical dictation is seen in the foretelling and fulfillment of prophetic events|
Evidence of Mechanical Dictation in Psalm 24
By Ryan Timmons
It is disheartening to see the best of mans literary productions falling short when they attempt to re-create God’s Word. While some may knowingly corrupt the Word of God, others unwittingly, and with sincere intentions of improving God’s Word for the contemporary crowd are not aware of their utter inability to transmit the Spirit of Prophecy behind the Words of the Bible. When the words are tampered with, the prophetic nature of God’s Word is transformed. It is transformed into something illogical and irrelevant.
It would be an interesting study to see how many prophetic discrepancies can be found in mans renderings of Psalm 22, 23, and 24. These are Messianic Psalms making direct statements concerning various stages in the life of Jesus Christ.
These are examples of mechanical dictation. God gave the Words to His servant, David, and they were written exactly as God desired with or without David’s knowledge.
We can see evidence of this, as well, in Psalm 24. The first indication is seen after the “Selah” in verse 6 where there is an obvious revolution in the language. In fact, this prophetic passage is preceded with a “Selah” and ends with a “Selah”. It is delicately wrapped in that beautiful encouragement to meditate.
The form of address is also changed - from describing the Holy Person who is able to ascend the Hill of the LORD there seems to be an ejaculatory exclamation interrupting the thought. It seems to be a royal interruption coming from the gates of heaven. It is what could be called the “true” triumphal entry. This is descriptive of the consummation of all things when Christ comes from waging war with the enemies of God. This is a prophetic utterance that we have yet to see, but we can be assured that it will come to pass because of the steadfast reliability of God’s promises that have already been fulfilled.