So how is it that the Bible has trumped, yea, usurped the position of the Spirit in the role of giving us God's perspective? The Spirit is the timeless agent of God's thoughts and activity.
The Bible, in its best and healthiest role, reveals how God's Spirit has been the agent and motivating force starting when the Spirit brooded over the chaotic earth through the initiation of the chaotic presence of Jesus on earth. The darkness of the cross and the subsequent resurrection catalytically propelled people into a new mode of earthly living driven by the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead.
No New Testament.
It seems we need to put the Bible in its proper place, using it to challenge us to live in our time and place under the direction of the same Spirit of God testified to by the humans who we read about in the Bible.
The Bible is not God and was not intended to be the divine "Word".