To find the spiritual context and meaning of the Word of God is a discipline of putting together a series of concepts to form a conception and reality of the message. It brings forth a unique message, and it reveals the character of our Living God.
From this reflection of the Living God, light is projected onto mens minds for the understanding of TRUTH. From this light, he can compare and contrast his own character, and how it measures up to the perfection of the creator. This illumination to the mind of people is nonjudgmental and impartial. It gives total freedom for man to pursue his own course, to either accept or reject the reality presented to him, or her as it is described in the Bible. God in His infinite love and wisdom, always seeks to draw people to Him.
The student of the Bible should approach the Word like the study of Chemistry
They must first learn the building blocks which form the basis of reading the Bible. Words like salvation, Jesus, and faith are like elements from the periodic table of Bible chemistry. This could also be called periodic law. The elements exist in set proportions. They are unchangeable. They sustain life, or they can induce death.
As the chemistry student learns and studies the chemical elements they begin to see they are more complex and can be broken down further into electrons and other recurring chemical properties.
Similarly, the spiritual properties of the Word (Bible) can be broken down from a natural meaning of how we read it in this world. For example; “God’s word is alive and working. It is sharper than the sharpest sword and cuts all the way into us. It cuts deep to the place where the soul and the spirit are joined. God’s word cuts to the center of our joints and our bones. It judges the thoughts and feelings in our hearts” (Hebrews 4:12).
The WORD of God (Bible) lives forever
Hebrews 4:12 Scripture verse can only have a spiritual meaning. It is about Spirit and it is about truth. It speaks of God’s Word convicting our moral conscience and making us aware of our sins and shortcomings. But it also puts forth the proposition that man has a living soul and spirit. And that people do not just evaporate or dissipate into nothing when they die, never to live again. It also states that the Word is “alive“. It is not a newspaper article that will eventually pass away and be forgotten. It is dynamic, living, breathing and going forth into eternity.
As we discover truths in the Bible, more and more truths are revealed to our understanding
As the student of the Word delves deeper into the book, they begin to see concepts and ideas that appear throughout the entire text. This is much like how the chemistry student sees the elements form into compounds.
The common bond between the two examples is that there is a law or principle involved that is steadfast and unchangeable
Much like a chemistry bond, the spiritual Word requires an agreement for the circumstances to occur. For example;
“Two people will not walk together unless they have agreed to do so” (Amos 3:3).
So the highest spiritual meaning is first, God and a human must have the understanding and agreement to join together and form a relationship. The next spiritual meaning is a human has to be agreed to join and have a relationship with another human being to form a friendship. If they do not like each other, they repel and no bond can take place. Just like certain chemicals and compounds cannot join together and they break apart.
As the chemistry student advances into chemical compounds they are able to put together compounds to form reactions
These compounds are pure chemical substances consisting of two or more different chemical elements. The spiritual elements of the Word (Bible) consist of two main components LOVE, and TRUTH. Our God is pure LOVE and TRUTH.
“Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him would not be lost but have eternal life” (Joh 3:16).
So firstly, God LOVES,(“..God Loved“). Secondly, God gives TRUTH (..”who believes“).
By following these two pure substances, LOVE and TRUTH, the Word of God (Bible) is unlocked to provide a plethora of beauty that never ceases or dies. It is like an endless field of wildflowers of such diversity and beauty that it extends into eternity.
“Now faith [ Love and Truth] is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).
Truly the Word of God is a spiritual book and must be systematically studied to unlock its many treasures.