An Alphabetical Analysis
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brought.  'But being borne along (phero) by the Holy Spirit, holy men
of God spake'.  If we would see something of the force of this word phero we
should read through Acts 27, with its vivid description of the storm, the
wreck, and the utter helplessness of man in the tempest.  Look at the words
of verse 15: 'We let her drive' (phero), and again in verse 17, 'strake sail,
and so were driven' (phero).  The human element was of no avail in that
driving euroclydon, it was brushed aside.  Even so is it with the mighty
driving power of inspiration.
The word 'interpretation' could remain in this passage, so long as the
reader understands that prophecy did not arise from the attempt of the
individual prophet to interpret or unfold the purpose of the ages.  Such a
thing was impossible.  The matters were too vast.  God alone could, and did
make them known.  The position is somewhat parallel with the teaching of
Hebrews 11:3, where it may be read as: 'By faith we understand the ages to
have been fitted together by the declaration of God, to the end that, not out
of things appearing should that which is seen have come into experience'
(Author's translation).
Apart from revelation, the wisest men are baffled and but blind leaders
of the blind.  'Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the
Almighty unto perfection?' (Job 11:7).  This is a question we do well to
ponder, and to read with it the statement of the wise man: 'He hath set the
world (age) in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God
maketh from the beginning to the end' (Eccles. 3:11).  No eye can see far
enough, no human foot climb high enough, no brain or mind has the capacity to
grasp or express the purpose of the ages, and the way and will of God:
'Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart
of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.  But
God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit' (1 Cor. 2:9,10).
Like all doctrines of Scripture, the blessed doctrine of the
inspiration of the Word of God humbles the pride of man and exalts the Most
High.  'And God spake all these words'.
Intercession.  This word is the translation of the Hebrew paga and the Greek
words enteuxis, entugchano and huperentugchano.  The Hebrew word paga occurs
twice in Isaiah, chapter 53.  Once it is translated 'make intercession' (12),
and once 'laid on' (6).  In both passages there is a 'meeting place', which
can be set out thus:
Isaiah 53
A Twofold Meeting Place
The Suffering Servant.  Extolled
nasa  'be lifted up'.
a meeting place for sins
The Triumphant Servant He shall bear
nasa  'be lifted up'.
a meeting place for sinners
In both passages paga is causative 'He caused to meet'.  In one case
sin was met in judgment in the Person of the Saviour in His substitutionary
death, and in the second case, 'because He hath poured out His soul unto
death' He becomes a blessed meeting place for the reconciled sinner.