The knowledge of the way to inner peace, happiness, abundant well-being can only be understood solely through the study of Scripture in its full context. God says that obedience brings understanding
Through faithful obedience we shall be led to encounter the dividing of soul and Spirit so that we may experience a pure Spiritual walk. God doesn't want obedience just because he's bigger or older or more powerful, but because he is wiser and knows what is best for us, even if we disagree. The cross works towards the surrender of our soul’s independence so that it may be reconciled completely to the Spirit.
Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
The Bible is the revelation of Yahweh's will to man. It contains hidden depths which superficial reading will not reveal. It is a self-disclosure by Yahweh, giving us the information we could not gain from any other source. This is a key concept to grasping the meaning of major Prophecies. It begins with the book of Genesis, explaining in just a few chapters, how humanity, brought into existence by the personal activity of Yahweh who created the Universe, by speaking it into existence. It is a secret, known by some, that certain details in the Scriptures, at face value and in their context, seem of little importance. Withal, it comprises, within themselves, something of intrinsic value to the Spiritually aware.
In today’s environment, though, I suspect that many spend little or no time searching for the original meanings set forth in their religious texts. Instead, sermons and articles disseminate personal interpretations of this or that verse, which, I have often noticed, in no means refer to the intended biblical meanings? Sceptics dismiss all the prophecies of the Scriptures as dusty, old-fashioned, Hebrew literature, that is outdated today. As Paul preached in Rome, He had prepared this last instruction:
“The Holy Spirit was right when He spoke to your fathers through Isaiah the Prophet: Go to this people and say, you will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.” Acts 28:26
Yeshua Himself also explained it. These are powerful words coming directly from the Son of Yahweh. After describing several specific events to occur at the end of this age, at the climax of history, Yeshua stated in the same prophecy “the last days” of this world’s present civilization would come: Politicians, commentators and columnists and even everyday churchgoing Christians are uneducated in basic, pure Spiritual Wisdom:
“The mystery of The Kingdom of Yahweh has been given to you, but to those on the outside, everything is expressed in parables, so that, ‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven.’” Mark 4:12
“For in those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of Creation which Yahweh created until this time, nor ever shall be” (Mark 13:19). “Heaven and Earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away”
Interpretations that do not depend upon the Holy Spirit for revelation, is nothing but man’s opinion.
Merely, because these “religious” messages are promulgated by professionals, they are always taken as “the Gospel Truth,” permanently cementing their faithful audiences in misunderstanding and making their questioning audiences strain to think at all. At the very least, irresponsible scholars from several denominations and leaders have resulted in messages that, if compared to the original text, would be mostly unrecognizable. The words of Yahweh was given to men by Yahweh to write it down in “books”. That is called “inspiration.” God caused these writers to use the very words that He chose. Notice that it comes from Yahweh to man, not from man to man. This is always the Order of interpretation.
Holy Spirit revelation is a lost learning in the Body of Yeshua today and is largely replaced by intellectual education. In malice of the fact that one’s Spiritual intuition becomes sharp and sensitive after they are baptized in the Holy Spirit, believers may nonetheless Fall into deception. The Christian’s Spirit can be influenced by either of two forces: The Holy Spirit or the evil Spirit. Men on a lower level of understanding, when brought into contact with phenomena of a higher Order, instead of making efforts to understand them, raise themselves up to the point of view from which they must look at the subject, judge it from their limited understanding (mostly limited scientific “knowledge”), and apparently, the less they understand what they are talking about, the more confidently and unhesitatingly they pass judgement on it. Thus, it is not enough to believe in the divine guidance of the Scriptures apart from Holy Spirit revelation. Unless the Holy Spirit gives the revelation or understanding, it is naught but a literary book. Tragically, the key Hebrew words that shape our understanding of the Bible, religion, and God have been so grossly misinterpreted and therefore mistranslated as to leave their true meanings incomprehensible. Entirely done by theologians, whose main concern was keeping their congregations.
Yet all is certainly not lost. By Spiritual intervention and prophecy, we can find the absolute Truth of His Word. This is the significance of Paul’s comments in I Corinthians 2:
” And this is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing Spiritual Truths in Spiritual words. The natural man does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of Yahweh. For they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are Spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:14
Paul mockingly asked the Corinthians if the Word of Yahweh originated from them?
“Did God’s Word originate with you? Or are you the only ones it has reached?” 1 Corinthians 14:36
…” Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and encourage with every form of patient instruction. For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires. So, they will turn their ears away from the Truth and turn aside to myths” 2 Timothy 4:3
The impure doctrines of our present Church systems have muddied the waters of faith until it hardly favours the Holy Bible and the true Church. Revival is impossible until we come back to:
"the love of the truth." (II Thessalonians 2:10).
To create maximum havoc among Christians, and destroy Churches, the Enemy operates inside our congregations. Biblical Truths are deserted and instead false doctrines eagerly embraced. It appears the people even wish to be deceived. We witness the changing of Yahweh's Laws by corrupt leaders to suit their own agendas. This leads Christians to collective sin and a gradual lack of respect or even complete distancing from all of Yahweh's Commandments.
We exist in an age where it does not matter whether a thing is genuine or not. It only matters how many times you have heard it repeated. If it is repeated enough times, then it must be genuine. That is our delusion. Because of our frame of reference taught us that if you hear anything repeated enough times then it must be true. Repetition makes it thus. Whether by accident or by intent. It is so true that many people look to honour Yahweh, but it is mostly lip service, not founded on real faith and the True message of the Bible. People almost appear unwilling to recognize evil because they opt to stick to the gentle path of pleasure and avoid the confrontation of their “self-serving” desires.
There is a very significant special blessing to those who read the prophetic word and take it to heart! John says in the very opening verse of the book of Revelations:
Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
The Principle features of the Prophetic Model – 7 Transformations of Reality. It seems abundantly clear, doesn’t it;
Pray the Word, Read the Word, Study the Word, consult teachers of the Word, Meditate on the Word, Keep the Word, Spread the Word!