How to read and understand your bible
I've been a teacher and preacher of Gods word for over forty years now and I've been told by so many Christians that the number astounds me, they can't understand the Bible when they try to study it. This really concerns me, so much so that I've been led to list some biblical things you must know to help study and understand Gods word. Number one...... the mystery of the Body Of Christ which is the Church was not known of until given by revelation and visions to our Apostle Paul.....see romans.....when we see this as true it opens our understanding to much of Gods word. Seeing that the Church....Body of Christ....was not even mentioned until Apostle Paul's conversion we then can understand that the Church is not in any prophesy recorded in the Bible. Therefore it narrows down the books of the Bible that are not about us or to us personally like all books or letters written by our Apostle Paul's are.... written directly to the Church....but we must always remember that all of His word is Good and that although it's not all to us it is all written for us....see second Tim. 3: 16-17. What has God had Paul write to us? Let's take a quick look.... well it begins with Sauls conversion and his new name given to him by God.....Paul.. in latter part of Acts,then Romans...through Philemon. Take a look and see how Hebrews was written to Jewish people telling them that God is going to make a new Covenant or testament with them. One of the things in this new Covenant is Jesus becoming their High Priest and we know He never has that title in the Church......we can call Him brother etc. but never our High Priest. Look at who they say wrote Hebrews but actually the author is unknown. No wonder you may find it hard to study His word when they twist things to make them fit their personal doctrines. Next look at to whom James addresses his letter to....verse one..To the Twelve Tribes which are scattered abroad....obviously not writing to us...all the other books contain prophecies about the Jewish Nation.
Check these things out with an open mind for yourself. If this helps you in understanding Gods word. It sure is wonderful to know we don't have to apply the book of Revelation to us the Body of Christ. You will see in the first three chapters all the exclusive Jewish things ....LIGHT STANDS....SEVEN GOLDEN CANDLESTICKS ETC. ALL THE CHURCHES ARE JEWISH CHURCHES THAT ARE FUTURE....remember the books name is Revelation meaning to reveal or tell something that's ahead. Thank you God that we can understand your Word when we rightly divide it. Jewish things for the Jews and Gentile things for us. I hope this helps in understanding your Bible. Let me know if you would like more things that can help you, my email address is: email@example.com. You can also visit our church's website and Facebook page by clicking on the links below.
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