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06/06/12 – “The Chronological Guide of Bible Study” II – Stages 6 & 7

MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY

THE BIBLE STUDY SERIES


Tuesday in the Truth

June 5, 2012

 

The Chronological Method of Studying the Bible II

(Stages 6 & 7)

Wednesday in the Word

June 6, 2012

The Chronological Guide of Bible Study II

(Stages 6 & 7)

 

  1. The significance of the Word from God’s perspective
    1. Psalm 119:88-96 (EAST LOCATION) 81-88 (CENTRAL LOCATION)
      1. The word of God is referenced in Psalm 119 as the law of the Lord, thy testimonies, thy ways, thy precepts, thy statues, thy commandments and judgments.
      2. Psalm 119:88 (To make alive) – God makes alive what exist in heaven here in the earth according to His word.
      3. Romans 4:17
        1. Before God, Abram is a father of many descendants.  In other words, there’s a profile of your life that exist before God.
        2. Faith transfers who we are before God into the earth realm.  Therefore, faith must be of the heart not the head.
        3. Faith calls for what the Word has promised not that which exist in the natural realm.  Faith, then, is always present tense.
  2. The power of the Word [to deliver]
    1. I Peter 2:1-2
      1. There is a remedy in the Word to perfect “all” the characters flaws in the believer so that our lives reflect holiness and Christianity.
        1. Malice – depravity, the mindset to break laws, rank or order, wickedness
        2. Guile – treachery, craftiness, deceit
        3. Hypocrisies – the act of being a stage player
        4. Envies – a feeling of discontent regarding the position or possessions of another
        5. Evil speaking – backbiting and slander
      2. The word of God will perfect the character of the believer when we desire the Word like a new born baby desires milk.
    2. St. Matthew 18:3-4
      1. The Word must become your daily bread.
      2. The humble person will study the Word as a new born baby desires milk; the proud [person] no longer has the desire to study the Bible.
    3. I Corinthians 3:1-3
      1. Carnality – to be saved yet still have the mindset of the world instead of the mind of Christ.
      2. The Word changes you from carnality to spirituality.
      3. There is an infancy period in salvation when we desire [milk]; but continued and sustained growth and maturity come from desiring the meat of the Word.
  3. There are 12 periods or stages that comprise the Bible.  Nine of the stages are in the Old Testament and three stages are in the New Testament.
    1. Stages 1-5: Creation, Patriarchal, Exodus, Conquest, Judges
    2. The United Kingdom Stage
      1. Period:  1043 – 931 BC
      2. Events: The three-fold anointing of David (anointed once in Bethlehem by Samuel; in Hebron by the 2 tribes of Israel; anointed again in Hebron by all 12 tribes); the capture of Jerusalem by David; the bringing of the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem; the giving of the Davidic Covenant ; the construction of Israel’s first temple (the temple of worship)

·            The significance of God’s covenant with David – it refers to God’s promises to David specifically.  In other words, if God makes you a promise, God swears to bring it to pass (Scripture reference – Hebrews 6).  God is a personal covenant keeper God both corporately and individually.  (II Samuel 7; I Chronicles 17:11-14; II Chronicles 6:16)

·            The unconditional covenant made between God and David through which God promises David and Israel that the Messiah (Jesus Christ) would come from the lineage of David and from the tribe of Judah and would establish a kingdom that would endure forever.   ( II Samuel  7:10-13)

  1. Books:  I Samuel 8-31; II Samuel; I Kings 1-11; I Chronicles; II Chronicles 1-9; Psalms; Proverbs; Ecclesiastes; The Song of Solomon  (all these books were written to Israel while they were united)
  2. Main characters: Saul, David, Solomon, Joab, Abner, Absalom, Goliath, Zadok, Bathsheba, the witch of Endor, Nathan, Jonathan, the Queen of Sheba
  3. The Chaotic Kingdom Stage (the Kingdom divided)

·            The enemy’s job and strategy is to divide believers both corporately and personally (separating us from God and all His promises).

  1. Period: 931 – 696 BC
  2. Events: Israel’s tragic civil war (the northern kingdom versus the southern kingdom); the capture of the Northern Kingdom by the Assyrians; the salvation of Jerusalem from the Assyrians; the ministry of the prophets to Israel; the giving of the New Covenant; the capture of the Southern Kingdom by the Babylonians
  3. c.        Books: I Kings 12-22, II Kings, II Chronicles 10-36, Obadiah, Joel; Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Nahum, Zephaniah, Jeremiah, Habakkuk, Lamentations
  4. Main characters: Northern kings: Jeroboam, Omri, Ahab, Jehu, Jeroboam II, Hoshea;  Southern kings: Rehoboam, Asa, Jehoshaphat, Uzziah, Ahaz, Hezekiah, Manasseh, Josiah, Jehoiakim, and Zedekiah; Major prophets: Elijah, Micah, Elisha;
  5. Miscellaneous characters: Jezebel, Naaman, At-haliah, Amaziah, Gomer, Baruch

© 2012 George Matthews Ministries