Descriptions & Titles : The Speaker of the Word
A generally overlooked theme of Scripture is that even though a man may be speaking out of his own mouth, if he is speaking the Word of God, then it is God who is speaking.
"Then YHWH put forth his hand, and touched my mouth; and YHVH said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth."
"...but I (YHWH) have spoken unto you, rising up early and speaking; and ye have not hearkened unto me."
"...thus saith YHWH, the God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them."
2 Chronicles 18:26-27
"...Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I return in peace. And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, YHWH hath not spoken by me."
"And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear; for they are most rebellious."
"...For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you."
"We know that God hath spoken unto Moses: but as for this man, we know not whence he is."
The disciples preached that Jesus was the promised "prophet like Moses."
A singular and most vital piece of information has been completely overlooked by most scholars and exegetes of the Bible. When considering any of the recorded words of Jesus, the following passage from Deuteronomy must be the overriding first principle of interpretation.
"I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him."
Jesus himself said of the Hebrew Scriptures that "the scripture cannot be broken" so we can see that as well as overturning the theology of centuries, this one passage completely demolishes the orthodox doctrinal position of the Christian churches.