Studying and Understanding Bible
The attitude of reading the bible.
We shall believe that the bible is the word of
Someone does not believe all the miracles
in the bible.
They do not think the Daniel was written prior
to the events occurs.
They did not believe in the story of Jonah.
Instead, they though it was a legend. However, we can see that the Jesus
mentioned about the fact of the story of Jonah. They do not believe in the city
of Sodom and Gomora,
but Jesus said “remember Lot’s
We shall believe that Bible can be only revealed
through the power of Holy Spirit.
No prophecy of bible shall be of any private
If one does not know the bible and wrest/twist
it meaning, then they are destructed themselves. (2Pe 3:16)
Some parts of stuff is
hidden to us. (1Co 13)
It is a sealed book. (Is )
Only the lambs of God was
able to unsealed it. (Rev)
Only the Lord open our mind, then we can
understand the bible. (Lk24:45)
What is the purpose of Bible?
To prove Jesus Christ. (Act ) (Therefore, we shall read the bible from
the perspective of salvation.)
An elder gave me great
inspiration concerning to look from the perspective of salvation when reading
Cain and Able prefigure two kinds of believers.
Abraham and Lot
prefigure two kinds of followers.
Isaac and Ishmael prefigure two kinds of
The book of Genesis is talking about the
The book of Exodus d is talking about redemption.
The book of Leviticus is talking about
When one read it from the angles of salvation,
the words of God becoming more alive.
To teach us how to live in this world. The bible
is benefited to us in teaching doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction
in righteous. (2ti )
bible is to receive direction, rebuking, and knowing the directions of life.
Reading bible is not to find fault of the bible.
Yes, you can find some faults.
The date and the figure could be a little
different from the 4 gospels.
In Stephane’s testimony,
it could be some figure difference.
I may used different
figure in my sermon.
To provide base of our faith. (Act 17:2)(Act )
Without the bible, there is no reference of the
Truth can be views from different angles, but
truth cannot contradict itself.
If Sabbath is the 1st day
of the week, then one should have rest on the 1st day and laboring
until the end of the days.
What are the benefits in reading bible?
Our hearts can be have
zeal/fire. (Lk 24:32)
A story of a senior believer who
said that he wanted to give up on his faith at the beginning of conversation.
Later on, his eye sight changed after reciting the verses of the Lord’s Prayer
and Ps23. We can see the words of God are really powerful to a sick person.
The bible hides the truth of internal life. (Jn 5: 39)
Bible is written for our learning. (Rm15:4)
What are the ways to study bibles?
To finish the whole books in a very quick way. –
This is for the beginner.
You read three chapters a day, then you can read through it once in three years.
To familiar with the bible, one need to do it
slower and study in depth.
Elder Chu study
book of proverb a chapter a day. He finished the book in one month. And then he
finished 12 times a year. He needed to teach this book to TTP,
therefore, he read it over and over again.
Pr. Chao said that he memorized the bible by the
major points of each chapter. He will assign a topic of Gen to each chapter.
The 1st chapter: Creation.
The 2nd chapter: Garden and marriage.
The 3rd chapter：Falling
The 4th chapter ：Cain
The 5th chapter ：Descends
The 6th chapter: Noah made ark.
The 7th chapter: Noah entered into
The 8th chapter: Noah went out of the
The 9th chapter: Blessing to Noah and
cursing to Cannon .
The 10th chapter: The descents of
The 11th chapter: Tower Babel and changing of
The 12th to 50th chapter:
The story of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.
Elder said that he would have read it out loud.
It will help me in understanding bible. As if the Lord is reading to him. Later
on, he can be recalled to what is reading in the bible. Then he will read the
book of Tim for several times. He believe that this
book is the handbook for a minister to care for the church.
Read it in a very slow away, meditate what we
You put yourself in the shoes of the author. One
concept of knowing the bible is in 2Ti2:7 “You shall think what I shared with you, the Lord will give you wisdom.” Ex. When Peter lost his
faith to cried out to the Lord, he was lifted up. Then
Jesus hold his hands to walk back to the boat. It is
not recorded in the bible. But some sharp reader can pick it up. Then they
learned about the truth concerning it: It is always good to cry unto God and
you can experience the grace of even after the scolding of God.
There is a thread concerning of a figure, or an
event. You can always think about it by the help of Holy Spirit. Ex. One can
see that Esaul’s life has to do with red color. He
got red body, red things and red eyes. You can see that red is a color of
attraction and it is a color of forbidden. It really make
sense to think of bible from that angles.
In your age, I really encourage you to study
bible for a paragraph over and over again. You can see that the Lord will give
you new understanding every time you read. You will find that something is
hidden and got dig out. So Manna is a hidden food.
In Gen 22:5: Do you think Abraham will lie to
his two young servants when he said that he and Isaac will be back? (There is only two possibilities. Either Abraham lied to them or
Abraham had strong faith concerning burning his son to death.
In Gen, when reading the story of Jacob in the
Abel Ford, I comes out with a topic: Limping under the
raising sun. It gives a me a very good picture. A new
man, limping man, coming out from the sun. A new name was given. A new attitude
was found in Jacob. A new beginning of Jacob’s life. The shadow is at his back.
When you read story slower, sometimes you are
able to combine two stories together and it makes a lot of sense.
A minister combine that story of the heavenly ladder
and the words of Jesus: you will see angels descending and ascending on the son
of man. There are many similarities to those words. (Jn
In Jacob’s dream: The ladder is from heaven to
earth. So it is heavenly ladder. In Jesus words: He was the ladder. Jesus was
from heaven to earth.
In Jacob’s dream: the ladder has angles
ascending and descending on it. In Jesus words: Jesus’ life, we can see angels
work on Jesus’ life.
Ladder is the way. Jesus is the way and the only
way to heavenly father.
The ladder is setup on earth. Jesus was setup on
earth. On the top of the ladder reached to heaven. In Jesus, we can see the
The Lord stood above the ladder. The Lord stood
above Jesus Christ.
A minister combines the story of the river of
life in the bible. (Home work.)
Both of the rivers are from the throne of the
Both of the rivers have trees that bear new
Both of the leaves can heal.
Both of the rivers flow in city of Jerusalem.
Both of the rivers give new life.
I assume that these two rivers are the same
river. It has the same source of flowing, the same functions of healing, and
the same location of the city.
You can use tools to read bible.
Many bible software packages give you 8 versions
of a verse, give you the original meaning. By reading the different version,
you give you new insight concerning a verse.
Ge25:30 has the
And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee,
with that same red [pottage]; for I [am] faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee,
with the red -- the red thing there, for I am faint. Therefore was his name
and Esau saith unto
Jacob, `Let me eat, I pray thee, some of this red red
thing, for I [am] weary;' therefore hath [one] called his name Edom [Red];
Just by looking the different translation, we
see very interesting situation of Esau.
Many words of the bible you can look into the original
text. It gives us a lot of insight.
In Jn 2:15: Jesus made
scourge to drive out sheep and oxen. In Jn19:1 Pilate took Jesus and scourged
him. The two words are different words in the original text, even though the words is the same in English and in Chinese. But as you can
see that it is different word in original text.
The words garments in the Chinese Bible has 4
different words in the book of revelation:
2400): This is the clothing that is given to those who overcome. (Rev 3:5) When
one wear this clothing, his name will not be erased from the book of life. (Rev
3:5) . God asked the believers in the church of Lodishia to
buy this kind of clothing from him. God means that they shall be overcoming their
shameful nature. (ref ). This white clothing was find
on the 24 elders. (Rev 4:4) Those 24 elders must have lived a victorious life.
White rope. (3022 4749): The rope is long
clothing. This rope is given after people’s sin was washed away by the blood of
our Lord Jesus Christ. (,
14) Those people that come from all nations, all kindred, all people, all
tongues wearing white rope. (referring that they are
washed by the blood of Jesus Christ. While white clothing (3020 2400) were to given to the overcome. The whilte
rope (3020 4749) has to do the rope when one obtained the salvation. This white
rope was given to the people. (). This white rope need to be washed all the time by the believers.
White linen : (1039) It
is refers to the righteous of the saints. (Rev19:8) It is a
clothing given at the wedding time of the wedding of the lamb. When we
are ready to see Jesus, we are given this to wear. (Rev 18:7) The armies in
heaven, I guess it is the angels, also wear white linen to ride on the white
horses to follow Jesus. ()
Those armies in have has righteous deeds.
White linen: (3043) This
clothing can only find in the 7 angels who have the seven plagues.
With this tool we can get a better picture when
reading the book of rev.
We shall learn to copy the bible into a
Pr. Yang copies song of songs
for many times prior to his teaching. When I was a kid, my teacher
teach me several tricks concerning studying. 1. mouth
2. heart 3. hands. Now a day,
expert told us that some people can learn better by vision. Some can learn
better by hearing. Other can learn better by writing.
taught us that we shall copied the book into structure. It is amazing that we
can understand the test much better if we do have confusion of a verse. By
copying the verses into structure, it is very easy to get the meaning of
immediate contest. Then it is easier for us to check into the major points of
the passage. Of course, this is helpful for advanced study.