YOUR BIBLE IS THREE BOOKS.

CHANCES ARE YOU HAVE ALWAYS HEARD THE BIBLE DESCRIBED AS THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS DIVIDED INTO ‘BOOKS’ FROM GENESIS THRU REVELATION. BUT, HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE BIBLE IS ACTUALLY THREE BOOKS? YES, THREE BOOKS WHICH CONTAIN ALL THE SAME VERSES. YET, ALL THE VERSES CAN BE STUDIED ON THREE DIFFERENT LEVELS.

FIRST, THE BIBLE IS GOD’S RECORDED HISTORY BOOK.   PEOPLE FROM EVERY CONTINENT, FROM ALL CURRENT ‘RELIGIONS’, SCHOLARS AND SCIENTISTS HAVE USED THE BIBLE AS A HISTORY BOOK TO AUTHENTICATE AND EXPLAIN THE EXACT TIME OF EVENTS.  THERE IS NO OTHER BOOK EVER PUBLISHED THAT HAS A RECORDED HISTORY OF TIME WRITTEN WITH EXACT DATE TIME LINES. EVEN AGNOSTICS AND ATHEISTS HAVE USED THE HISTORICAL TIME LINES OF THE BIBLE. GOD HAS RECORDED HIS HISTORY FROM CREATION TO THE END TIMES FOR US. THE BIBLE IS TRULY ‘HIS STORY’.

THE SECOND BOOK WE CAN STUDY FROM THE SAME SCRIPTURES IS GOD’S INSTRUCTION BOOK.   AGAIN, FROM GENESIS THRU REVELATION GOD GIVES ALL PEOPLE OF HIS CREATION THE RULES HE WANTS US TO LIVE BY.   FROM SIMPLE AND SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, TO THE LESSONS OF EXAMPLES OF ADAM AND EVE, KING DAVID’S SINS AND SUCCESSES, THE FULFILLMENT OF PROPHESY WITH THE BIRTH OF CHRIST, HIS DEATH AND HIS RESURRECTION, HIS PROMISE OF SALVATION AND ETERNAL LIFE TO THE RESULTS OF SINS AS DETAILED IN REVELATION, THE BIBLE IS TRULY GOD’S INSTRUCTION BOOK FOR ALL HIS PEOPLE.   GOD’S BOOK EVEN GIVES US INSTRUCTIONS ON MOLD REMOVAL (LEVITICUS 13 & 14), ESTABLISHING A LEGAL SYSTEM (EXODUS 18), CIVIL RESTITUTION (EXODUS 22, LEVITICUS 5, 6, 22), PHYSICAL INTIMACY IN MARRIAGE (BOOK OF SOLOMON) AND SO MUCH MORE!

THIRDLY, THE BIBLE IS A PERSONAL JOURNAL FOR EACH OF US AS INDIVIDUALS.   WITH THOUSANDS OF SELF HELP AND MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS, NONE OFFER MORE THAN GOD HOLDING OUR HANDS THRU HIS WORD.   EACH VERSE OF THE BIBLE CAN HAVE SPECIAL MEANING ONLY TO US AND OUR SITUATION AT A SPECIFIC TIME.   AS WE PRAY OVER AN INDIVIDUAL VERSE, WE CAN HAVE A ONE ON ONE CONVERSATION AND HEAR GOD SPEAKING TO ONLY US.   HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU READ A VERSE AND UNDERSTOOD A NEW MEANING OR APPLICATION BECAUSE OF THE SITUATION YOU WERE EXPERIENCING?

SO, WHEN YOU PICK UP YOUR BIBLE TODAY, CONSIDER ALL THE WONDERFUL WAYS GOD CAN COUNSEL, TEACH AND REWARD YOU…A HISTORY BOOK, AN INSTRUCTION BOOK FOR MANKIND AND A ONE ON ONE JOURNAL FROM GOD JUST FOR YOU!

“FOR THE WORD OF GOD IS LIVING AND ACTIVE. SHARPER THAN ANY DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD, IT PENETRATES EVEN TO DIVIDING SOUL AND SPIRIT, JOINTS AND MARROW; IT JUDGES THE THOUGHTS AND ATTITUDES OF THE HEART.” HEBREWS 4:12 NIV