(1)Every Verse Of The Bible Is Connected.
Genesis 1:1 is connected to Zephaniah 3:17 which is connected to Revelations 22:13 which is connected to Romans 11:25 which is connected to Songs of Solomon 6:8.
Now those👆are verses I randomly selected off the top of my head. (I don’t even know what some of them say.) But the more I studied the Bible – especially with the help of the Holy Spirit – the more I realised that ALL the verses of the Bible are connected. Yes, even the seemingly random, unrelated ones.
(2)The Bible Answers Its Own Questions.
Unarguably, the Bible is (one of) the most controversial book(s) ever written. It raises sooo many questions as you read it. I would stumble on things that didn’t make sense/were confusing, and I would become perplexed.
However, I discovered that as I continued to read the Bible, every question was answered, and I would go, “Oh! I see!”
I strongly believe one reason we have many questions about the Bible, especially among Christians, is because we don’t read the Bible holistically, continuously and with the help of the Holy Spirit.
(3)You Get More When You Meditate.
Most of us already know this. Have you ever put a small cube of well-seasoned meat in your mouth, and as you chewed, that tiny piece began to ‘unravel’ and fill your mouth? That’s how the Word is.
The more you chew on it, the more it unravels. Cultivate the habit of taking a ‘tiny’ portion of the Word and meditate on it while praying in the spirit. The light you’ll receive will amaze you.
Another analogy that comes to mind is an orange fruit. Some buy the fruit – and never peel it to eat (never reading the Bible). Some nibble on a little slice (glancing at the Bible). Some suck the juice from fruit, but discard the pulp (actually reading the Bible). Then others suck all the juice and eat up all the pulp. (That’s meditation :))
(4)One Verse Can Have a Hundred Different Meanings.
Sometimes, as I read the Bible, I get two, three, four different slants from a verse – and I have to write them down so I don’t lose them.
That’s why you can listen to fifty preachers teach on the same verse – and get fifty different slants.
It’s myopic and legalistic to think there can be only one interpretation of the Word, or you alone have sole autonomy or revelation of certain portions of the Bible.
God is multi-dimensional – and He is the Word. He reveals different dimensions of Himself to the individuals or situations – using the same medium.
(5)The More You Read The Bible, The More You Want To Read The Bible.
This is so true. When David spoke about how much he loved the Word and how it was sweeter than honey, he wasn’t faking it. It came from a place of continuous reading and meditation. (Psalm 19:10; Psalm 119:103; Psalm 119:97)
If you don’t enjoy reading the Bible, do one of these:
Ask the Holy Spirit to open it up to you. (2) Get a translation you easily understand. (3) But more than anything, BE CONSISTENT.
(Read about the power of consistency HERE)
(6)The More You Read The Bible, The More You Know And Accurately Discern God’s Voice.
At one time in my life, I was put under someone who was very ‘spiritual’. He was well respected by many because of his revelations and prayer life.
Then I began to spend so much personal time in the Word and in prayer that I started getting a lot of light, and my accuracy in hearing God sharpened.
One day, after I had spent hours in the Word, I went for a meeting. This ‘spiritual’ leader began to speak – and all I could hear was a snake. Literally a snake.
My spirit man recoiled violently and started screaming, “That is not my Father’s voice! That is not my Father’s voice! That is not my Father’s voice! ” I could barely sit.
Not long after, certain events played out that proved I had heard correctly.
A lot of people fall into error because they spend time in prayer and open themselves up to the spiritual realm – without spending time in the Word. (I spoke about that HERE.)
The easiest, fastest and surest way of recognising God’s voice is to spend copious amounts of time in His Word.
(7)You Need The Holy Spirit To Read The Word.
The Word without the Spirit can be dry, boring and legalistic. To truly enjoy reading the Bible, always ask Him to direct you – and to open your eyes, ears, mind and heart.
“Order my steps in your Word…” is a great verse to pray.
When you do, the Bible becomes living, colourful, and extremely gripping.
Just like its Writer.
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