Tips to help Understand the bible

It is important to rightly divide the word of God - 2 Tim 2:15
If it can be rightly divided then it can be wrongly divided
- It should be read in context
- Know who is talking, who is being talked to and what is being talked about
- Who is talking could be talking to an individual or a group

There are three groups of people referred to in the bible -  Jews, Greeks (nations or Gentiles) and the church - 1 Cor 10:32
In the old testament there were only Jews and nations
No one was a Christian until after Jesus rose from the dead
A person is born Jew or Gentile - now any person from these groups can choose to become a Christian
All nations came from Noah's three sons

Everything in the bible is recorded accurately but not everything is true
For example - Job 1:21 God gives and God takes away
God does not change His mind in giving - Rom 11:29
God gives everything freely - Rom 10:32

Everything in the bible is informative or instructional, but not everything applies to Christians
example - Christians do not kill animals for offering

Jesus bore or took all of mans sins upon himself -  1 Jn 2:2, Titus 2:11
There is only one sin that keeps a person out of heaven - not believing in Jesus

There are three parts to a person: spirit, soul and body -  1 Thess 5:23
The spirit is what gets born again
Know when the Bible is speaking about the spirit - whoever is born of God does not or cannot sin - 1 Jn 3:9

Four types of government - personal, family, church and civil
One type cannot be applied to another
example - Jesus said to not resist evil, turn the other cheek - only applies to personal
if evil comes after a family member, resistance is required

Bible Answers to Tough Questions about Healing

Two Big Problems many People have about Healing:

  1. They believe God is in total control of whether someone is healed or not, His Decision.

  2. They believe God is in control and only responds to those who are worthy, living right, doing right.

Neither of which is true. Thats why people have gotten mad at God especially when someone they love and they have prayed for and that person is a good person dies. Yet someone else comes along and talks about how they got healed, how God healed their loved one.

I have also had pastors tell me you can’t teach that it is God’s will to heal all the time because if the person sick or the person praying for their loved one dies then your going to cause them a lot of hurt. Now...I have actually been told this on more than one occasion.

First let me respond by saying...I have suffered the loss of a loved on more than once, more than twice in fact we have suffered the loss of many loved family & friends who loved God so I know what I am talking about as far as suffering from the hurt and pain.

YET, our experience does not dictate nor does it change the Bible and God’s will.

Either the Bible is true, and Jesus is the Truth or it’s not! We cannot have it both ways. You cannot say sometimes God heals and some time He doesn’t.



Luke 9:1-2 NKJV

“Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.”

Matthew 10:6-8 NKJV

And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick,cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”

• What many Christians do not understand is that God HAS provided HEALING & HEALTH as part of the New Covenant in Jesus Christ.

• God HAS given us as believers power & authority of the devil and over all sickness and disease.

• God’s GRACE HAS PROVIDED Everything that pertains to LIFE & GODLINESS “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godlinessthrough the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”II Peter 1:2-4 NKJV

This verse tells us that what you don’t know will hurt you contrary to what others say!

The excuse people use that...”Well God knows my heart He knows what I mean” is a lousy excuse. Yes God knows our heart better than we do but that not the point, the point is DO YOU KNOW HIS!!!!!

You do not know the heart of God if you think He does not want you healed or to live in Health.

3 John 1:2 AMP “Beloved, I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically], just as [I know] your soul prospers [spiritually].”