2Timothy 2:15 says Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing trhe word of truth.
I must make a confession. I thought I knew how to study, read and rightly divide this Word of Truth. I really, really did. I thought I was pretty good at preaching and teaching this Word. However, over the last few years I have found out that I knew nothing. What a humbling experience. What I thought I knew, I found out at the very best I was mixing it, not rightly dividing it. What I have learned over the last few years have transform my life. The bible is alive again and guess what? I understand it. I mean I really understand it. I know how to rightly divided it. I’m not saying I have arrived. because I haven’t. What I am saying is I am reading the bible with new lens. I’m learning more and more every day. I am hungry for this Word. We have messed this bible up. We have mixed it, formed our own opinions, misinterpet it, content and context misuse. and many other things. I now understand Old and New Covenant, more importantly which covenant we are in. I now under GRACE is not a method, steps, religion, plan or place. Its a person and His name is Jesus Christ. I have learned how to read the old testament to reveal Jesus concealed and the new testament as our blueprint to understand the new covenant. I learned that the gospels are still part of the old covenant and John the Baptist was the last old testament prophet, not Malachi. I learn the all my sins are forgiven past, present and future and I got a revelation of how much Jesus loves me. All this and more from rightly dividing this Word. There is so much I could share but I wouldn’t have enough space or time. But I do know this, people are bound and not saved and we have the GOOD NEWS. And the saved are not free because of the mixture that is being preached. Oh I have learn that the book of Hebrews is the best book ever. We have to stop preaching and teaching the law. Paul calls it the ministration of death (2 Corinthians 3:6-9). We have to stop mixing the old covenant and the new covenant. Mixing is worse. You can’t put new wine in old wineskins. Bottom line there is no bad news in good news, so lets rightly divide the Word of truth and watch freedom ring!!