Introduction to ABS
The Bible is God’s Word.
Context is God’s Voice!
If you haven’t learned new study methods over the years — all my studies are in vain!
Let me tell you something. When you asked God for wisdom, and He handed you a big black book over 1000 pages long. What did you do? Did you say it was too hard, and give up? Or did you look for someone to read it for you, and give you the quick run down on what it says? We are in the end of a spiritual war. Don’t you think it’s time to read the manual? The best thing you can do is pick up the book, read it, and if you need help, find someone who is able to explain how to understand scripture.
If you rely on memory texts, your lucky to memorize 1% of the Bible. When you learn stories in the Bible, remembering 30-60% of the Bible suddenly becomes obtainable.
Plain and simple. People today have been programmed to expect quick and simple answers with little or no effort on their part. That’s a simple definition of this world today. But is that God’s way? Is that how we’re supposed to receive messages from Heaven regarding spiritual matters related to eternity?
This site is designed to get people up and studying scripture on their own as quickly as possible. It takes a dedicated person based on the Biblical concept of discipleship. This site will show you how to learn lessons in scripture most people miss. For example. In John chapter 3, Jesus had a talk with a religious leaders. It took that religious leader more than three years to understand the lesson Jesus taught. In the very next story, Jesus met a woman at a well. Jesus taught the same lesson. It took that woman about 20 minutes to understand. The same day, she went out and evangelized an entire city. Of all places, Samaria. The lesson is, once you learn the lesson Jesus taught in those stories, it is up to you how quickly you will learn and how effective your personal ministry will be.
The main focus of this website is to teach people how to establish a personal relationship with Christ. Jesus taught, one of the first steps is to develop personal communication with the Spirit. This story will help get you started.
How to Listen to God Explained
The column on the left is a list of ministries you can network with. They are ministries designed to teach people how to establish communication with God’s Spirit, and develop a far greater understanding of God’s Word. The Bible is one of God’s most important forms of communication with this world.
Following is a short list of some of the most important studies on this site. Those studies deal with some of the most important subjects in scripture. One of which is what I refer to as the law of God’s prophets. Which is a set of checks and balances all Christians should know to properly test modern day prophets.
God’s Law of the Prophets Explained
This is a short explanation of what an Inductive Bible Study is, and how to begin using what I refer to as the Laws of Context. The laws God used to record the entire Bible are another important set of checks and balances designed to protect His people.
Inductive Study Explained
Timing is one of the most important subjects effecting Bible Study and its accuracy. This lesson is a short explanation explaining how God views and uses timing.
Understanding God’s Timing
The list of books on the right consist of lessons and examples straight out the Bible designed to teach individuals how to study scripture in their own. Ebooks are less expensive and come in full color. They can be easily copied and pasted. Print books cost more, and only come in black and white.
There is also a collection of short videos (see the link top left) designed to teach people how to use important resources such as e-Sword, and other valuable materials available today. Most are free. Other videos teach simple Bible Study methods. Comments and suggestions are always welcome on this site as well as video sites.
Context is everything in the Bible. Learning simple context allows God’s Spirit to show you related scripture – thoughts – ideas – and lessons – the way they were intended to be discovered. Context is God’s voice and personality. Context is the only proof we have, God wrote the Bible.
con·text ˈkäntekst/ noun
the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed.“the decision was taken within the context of planned cuts in spending”
the parts of something written or spoken that immediately precede and follow a word or passage and clarify its meaning.
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This is a section where I’ll post details I’ve been shown in scripture I can’t wait to share. Many of them are small sections from the book I am working on at the time.
Chapter 73 In the Land You Are About to Enter Deuteronomy 6
Deuteronomy 6:1-4 NLTse (1) “These are the commands, decrees, and regulations that the LORD your God commanded me to teach you. You must obey them in the land you are about to enter and occupy, (2) and you and your children and grandchildren must fear the LORD your God as long as you live. If you obey all his decrees and commands, you will enjoy a long life. (3) Listen closely, Israel, and be careful to obey. Then all will go well with you, and you will have many children in the land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your ancestors, promised you. (4) “Listen, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone.
As we enter into a review of the laws, we should look back at another chapter in the previous book of Numbers. That’s where we see another review. That review was about the sacrificial system. When Moses reviewed those details, he also wrote about his journey up that mountain to die. There is an eerie connection between the two.
How would you feel if God told you that you were going to die and where? And then God told you, He had a mission for you to carry out? Talk about a test. Could you endure what Moses had to go through? Would you have been as patient and willing to cooperate as he was? That showed how close of a connection Moses had with God.
Then there is the spiritual side of the lesson. Do you understand how you have to put yourself in Moses’ place to see one tenth of that lesson? On one hand Moses was a symbol of Christ. Moses showed how Christ had to die to open a path to the real Promised Land. Moses had to go up a mountain. A direct connection to Jesus going before God’s throne to present His perfect offering. Moses was not presenting a perfect offering. As a matter of fact, an error put Moses on that mountain. Moses may have been God’s greatest prophet, but he was no better than any of us. But with Jesus, everything had to be perfect.
Now we begin to see the connection between the news Moses received about his death, the review on the sacrificial system, and the laws. They all work together, joining to make one lesson. Some physical details pointed to a spiritual connection, and some spiritual details stood on their own. We have to be able to tell which are physical pointing to the spiritual, and which are spiritual on their own.
One law of context tells us, physical symbols always point to something far greater. Not something equal, but something far greater. We also have to know, this is true in all conditions. So the mountain Moses had to climb pointed to something far greater, God’s throne, or the Heavenly Sanctuary. Moses pointed to someone far greater, Christ. Moses sacrifice pointed to a far greater sacrifice, Jesus. There is a much greater list then we can discuss here, but you can see the pattern. Moses was not provided with a detailed list of what all the symbols in the Tabernacle, its services, or any of those events in the wilderness represented. But Moses was given clues for us to examine. We just have to be willing, and patient enough to look for them. And as always, let scripture explain them.
We can look at the New Testament to see how Moses helped Jesus to prepare for His sacrifice. We can see how God put Moses in the position to learn from his own experiences, so he could offer the right words and compassion at the right time. That’s another attribute priests need to have. The training course can be brutal from a worldly point of view. That’s because we have a difficult time seeing God’s love on the other side, or end of the lesson.
We can also see in Isaiah and other books how God uses a mountain to symbolize His throne. This is a vision that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: In the last days, the mountain of the LORD’s house will be the highest of all– the most important place on earth. It will be raised above the other hills, and people from all over the world will stream there to worship. People from many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of Jacob’s God. There he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” For the LORD’s teaching will go out from Zion; his word will go out from Jerusalem. (Isaiah 2:1-3 NLTse).
When we look at the symbol of God’s mountain, we also see it’s a place to learn. That’s another important aspect and another attribute all of God’s priests need to acquire. If they don’t know where to learn from God, they ain’t gonna know how to learn from God, so how they going to teach anyone, anything? Of course they always have the option of teaching the wrong things. That door is always open.
Moses tied the laws with teaching for our benefit. We’re supposed to teach our children and grandchildren. Tying Deuteronomy 6 to Isaiah 2 helps us to understand how to get that education so we’re equipped to pass along the proper material. If we’re not learning from God, we are not being the effective teacher God needs. It doesn’t matter if we’re teaching family, classes, or an entire nation, like Moses did. Numbers don’t matter, it is the quality of the message that is important.
How do the laws, sacrifices, and communication work together? The first time Moses recorded the Ten Commands, he pointed out in detail how God personally gave them to Israel with His own voice. Communication and the Commandments were forever linked. Then God offered them direct communication with Himself. I hope you can see the connection, if you don’t, your on the side that turned down God’s offer.
Look at your own experience with God as a witness. When you first became a Christian, you wanted to change. You wanted to follow Jesus and the law, all of them. But it was tough. Once you get to a point you thought you were doing well, things you never considered sins suddenly came to light. It soon seemed like your life was a never ending list of unintentional sins. Moses also taught about those unintentional sins. The point is, no one in this world can tell you about those unintentional sins. Only God’s Spirit can. It takes direct communication with God. That was exactly what God and Moses were trying to teach those people for the past forty years. The job would have been a lot easier if they listened to God. Moses was a sort of blockage in the stream of information.
Imagine an infinite source of information wider than the sky. Okay so most people, including myself can’t imagine nor describe infinity. Imagine a huge lake, like Lake Michigan, or all the Great Lakes in America. Those lakes are easily seen from space. That size doesn’t nearly begin to explain God’s knowledge and His ability to be everywhere at once teaching everyone exactly what they need to learn at any particular time. That water is God’s Spirit.
Or look at the oceans. They are connected. You can sail a boat from one ocean to another without ever seeing another boat. Now we are talking huge! At the very beginning of Genesis, God compared His Spirit to the water covering this world. Now imagine trying to distribute that water anywhere in the world through a pipeline the size of your little finger. How long will it take to move all that water? I mean all of it.
That’s what happened when Israel chose to place Moses between themselves and the Infinite source of knowledge. Everything slowed down. At times there was no movement. All that pressure made it seem as if Moses was going to burst. And he finally did.
Don’t ever place anyone between you and God. Not only are you slowing down the flow of knowledge, you are placing a lot of pressure where it never belonged. Jesus chose to place all that pressure on Himself. He had to do that to save this world. There was no other choice. But Jesus’ death never gave you the right to take that pressure and put it on other people. That was never part of God’s plan and is not any part of the plan of salvation.
Prophecies Revealing the Messiah: Genesis Through Numbers
Please take the time to do a short review on one of may books in print. This link will take you to the sample and list of short questions.
Live, Online Bible Study and Meetings
We have a live, online Bible Study every Wednesday morning at 10:30 AM CST (Chicago time). You can either join our meeting by computer or phone. Wednesday we go over the use of some basic Bible Study concepts showing in scripture how using those steps leads to details many people miss.
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Monday and Friday morning meetings are hosted by Dr. Lee Gugliotto, teaching his Quickest Study method.
Thursday evening we have a class on diet in the Bible called All Natural All the Time at 8PM CST.
Monday evenings at 8PM CST are classes on Grand Parenting.
Friday evenings at 8PM CST we have live online Last Supper, or an online Covenant Supper.
Saturday afternoon at 3PM CST we have New Covenant Worship. A live, online worship service based on the New Testament where believers get together to share what the LORD has done for us in the previous week.
All meetings share the same link, phone number, and pass code.