God is omnipotent, indescribable, unpredictable, beyond understanding, indefinable ALMIGHTY. The Bible testifies of the greatness of God, but it cannot limit nor contain God. Many believe and declare that the Bible is the final authority. That is not true, neither is that verse recorded anywhere in the Bible.
Jesus Christ is the final authority. All power and all authority belongs to Him, in heaven and on earth and nobody nor anything dictates to Him what He can or cannot do, neither what He will or will not do. He speaks and He manifests Himself in whichever way He chooses. His sheep hear His voice, they recognize His hand. They understand what He is telling and teaching them because they know HIM, they have His Spirit in them and they follow Him.
Many believers only trust in the Bible. They have read about Jesus in the Bible, but they do not know Him and most of them have not received His Spirit, the Holy Spirit. They do not know Jesus. They are limited by their knowledge and understanding of the Bible and therefor they seek to limit God by their understanding. They want to verify everything with scriptures from the Bible, and if they do not find a Bible verse they reject it. If Jesus speaks to them they would want a Bible verse to verify what He said. They refuse to accept nor follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit. They rather want a scripture.
The truth of the matter is that most Christians are not really Christians because they do not know nor follow Jesus. They are Bible believers that follow an ideology. They do not obey the gospel of Jesus Christ, His words and commandments as they were also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Because they do not obey Jesus, they demonstrate that they do not believe in Him and therefor He has not revealed Himself to them so that they can know Him. Therefor they have also not received the Holy Spirit. They have no real relationship with Jesus.
Knowledge and understanding of Jesus and the kingdom of God only comes through revelation of the Holy Spirit that Jesus gives in those who seek and obey Him, not through Bible study or through the testimony of others. The Holy Spirit verifies the scriptures and gives understanding of the scriptures. Discernment of the Holy Spirit is given by the Spirit, not by testing the Spirit against the Scriptures. Divine Knowledge and understanding is IMPARTED, GIVEN by the Holy Spirit, it is not attained by Bible study. The Holy Spirit functions in the realm of the supernatural, the divine, and gives WISDOM to the BELIEVING, those who walk by FAITH, not by sight and human understanding.
“Those who are being led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God” Romans 8:14.
Have we truly come to know Jesus? Are we born again of the Spirit of God? Have we received the Holy Spirit and are we walking in unison with Jesus, being led by the Holy Spirit, or are we carnal believers that function on the level of the natural?
May Jesus bless you.