FIRST LESSON — Mastering the Bible: The FOUNDATION
Now, we know the basics. Those really difficult charts, the three sets of questions, the three basics and the two methods of counting to seven. That was really difficult wasn’t it?
OK, let’s now get into the Bible itself.
WHY are YOU here reading and watching these videos? If it is just because you are curious and want your ears scratched, well, then, you probably won’t learn much. But, you will learn more than the majority of people on planet earth.
However, if you are serious in wanting to Master the Bible, you are at the right place and the right time in history. It’s time for the WISE of Daniel 12:10 to appear on the scene. A group of individuals that are true experts and scholars on the Bible.
What that means is this: Real experts and scholars of this book KNOW what it actually says, and they UNDERSTAND what it means. One of those individuals could be YOU.
Let me give you a “warning” though. No matter how simple, easy and informative this information is, if you are not one of the WISE, you will not be able to grasp the full meaning of what you are being shown.
A new point: MOST of the charts we will use, and learn to develop, will always use odd numbers. Such as, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9. The maximum chart will only have 9 locations. The majority of them will be 7. The smaller numbered charts will appear as they show up.
Here in our first chart there are only 3 locations. It is the “tripod” so to speak for understanding all of Bible. [Click on chart to enlarge it.]
The chart is based on this Scripture:
“And are built upon the
of the APOSTLES and PROPHETS,
Yahshua Anointed himself being the
CHIEF CORNERSTONE.” — Ephesians 2:19, 20-22
This first chart illustrates the basic method of using our “charts.” By the way, after a time you won’t need the charts, it will all be in your head and you can use them “on the fly” so to speak.
Notice that the HEAD of the chart is the Messiah. You will find that in all the charts to come, that position always relates directly or indirectly to Him. He is the Cornerstone which the builders have rejected.
Also, notice the chart has 3 locations. And, notice that two of these foundation stones are the APOSTLES and the PROPHETS. That is, both the Hebrew Scriptures [Old Testament] and the Greek Scriptures [New Testament] with both supported by and resting upon the Messiah.
EVERYTHING in the Bible is based on this three point chart.
Further notice this principle: The location of the APOSTLES and PROPHETS are side by side. In other words, they compliment each other. In this case each side explains the other side. You will notice this same important feature in all the charts to come. The opposites always help expand, explain or clarify the opposite side.
Now, what is the FOUNDATION for understanding the whole Bible from beginning to end?
The APOSTLES and the PROPHETS supported by the Messiah, the head of the body, and the LIVING WORD. He is the cornerstone.
OK, take a look now at the accompanying video.
Video: LESSON ONE — The FOUNDATION
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