ok, here it is. i hope i did ok...
The bible in an overview,
it is very important that you understand this is only my view and what it showed me, it does not mean I am correct, with that in mind here we go...
I open the book on page one and asked GOD, please help me understand it all in full the first time. I took my time and only read a page or two a day. It took me just over 3 year to read it in it's full 72 books, not the 66 the rest of the world reads.
As I read it I kept asking myself why would GOD want me to know this, remember he wrote one book for most of history. Well the torah, then the rest. We get a great look at the total book with it in it's full and complete self. Don't know how the guys made it without the Jesus story, or parts. What I liked the most about Jesus was his direct answers. He answered every possible question. I also had the help of the angels on parts that threw me. Once again, this is only my view and the way it fell into place for me. Those of you who don't agree, you might be right.
The first thing I began to see was GOD'S personality, I compared my life with each of the stories and begun to see similarities. It would appear that my life found it's way onto the pages of the bible. Many of the tests were the same as the guys who landed on the pages. I began to see a living GOD. He has a complete personality, just as I and all of you do. He talked to those guys, just as he had been talking to me. I would ACT and see his reaction. I tired to read the bible many times throughout my life and would give up. Seeing the bible as a history book did nothing for me. I wasn't sure he (GOD) hadn't went away and only came to check on us from time to time. It turns out that he is very much in each of our daily lives, on levels most of you would not believe.
My life was a maze of unanswered questions. It seemed I prayed in vain. All I ask for never happened, all I thought would make me happy was just days away, but never materialized. one twisting turn after the next. Glimpse of happiness only to be short and taken away by someone's unhappiness or so they said. I kept praying, but my prayers were prayers of a man that knew no one was listening. I prayed just the same, just in case, most of the time. Short and simple prayers. Thank you and help those who need you. I had to accept my fate, I would never find true happiness of true love or so I thought. It seems both have landed right in my lap just on the day I would quit.
I planned to kill myself after the loss of my second wife and my nine hundred failure. I was the biggest failure to never quit, well that night would be the last, that was July 31 2006. I fell into a deep sleep and awoke being pushed toward a room, love rained down and my life would never be the same. I wrote it down in detail in one of my other threads. I believe it's the one about the city being here, it's on the second page. The thread that talks about me being tempted at age 17 thread, for those who care to look.
The bible give us a good look into GOD personality, he speaks of being righteous, doing the right thing at all cost, letting him (GOD) decide the others fate. If someone ask for something give it, if you find someone in need, help. Don't use the court systems, he hates lawyers, etc. well from personal experience, I found GOD'S correction in my life, but little to no reward in the way of money. Don't get me wrong I had a few real good years, but mostly going from one hard time into the next, just the people and the names changing. Growing wise is a slow painful process and it must be one's goal and can only be seen looking over one's shoulder or back thru the years.
As you read the bible you'll find it covers every problem from every angle. It is a complete book with a start, a middle, and an end, and your life falls into all the pages on some level. One of the strongest statement I found was when GOD said “come let us reason together” here is a “GOD”, who made all things, wanting to reason with me. I found a friend and began to fall in love.
One must also remember or ask some real tough questions, there was a war in heaven. First, WHAT A WAR IN HEAVEN!? How is that possible? Could war be in the same place as heaven or was it truly heaven. I studied on that for some time. The devil went around gathering all the folks he could together to come against GOD inside his own kingdom. He only got a 1/3, but wait a 1/3, I was stumped. So at the very least the earth is not the beginning but the solution. He made earth and all that is in it and then threw out the fallen angels and put us here with only one book that is very hard to understand. Getting one's mind in the right place is the key. The bible is either 100% true or none of it is. We can't have a book that is man made and not know which part is true and which part isn't. All or nothing. I stand here saying it is 100% true and correct and GOD'S personal handy work. I was told to read it in full and so I did.
Our life is a series of test, giving from both points of view, both sides of the isle, we are the good guy and the bad one, depending where you are in your learning curve, unless of course you are evil and you'll never get it.
A sin is things we do while in the ignorant state and an inequity is what we do while knowing it is wrong, Jesus died for our sins, not our inequities, those we pay for in the here and now and if we keep it up long enough very bad things begin to happen, such has habits, drugs, drinking, cancer, etc and for the very stupid it can cause your death or the death of those we love. GOD knows what makes us wake up and say wait a min., that was GOD, not just the normal course of events. For me I was pushed into a drinking problem that landed me in jails, treatment centers and everywhere in between. It brought shame onto and into my life on scales I don't care to discuss, for others it can be cancer, which brings pity along with your suffering, it makes it a bit more bearable, which ever it will fit the crime or inequity. He has many tools in his arsenal. He loves us so he must correct us and also bring justice to those we harm. He is a fair and just man/GOD. Perfect justice...
I can't go into the depth that GOD is in our daily lives, that is up to each and every one of us to discover during our personal relationship with him, but start looking for what lessons you are currently working on to find yourself in the whole scheme of things. He is in your daily life and he hears every word you speak and every thought you have. There are no secrets when it come to GOD, only what level of understanding your on at this place in time.
Once I was taken to a judgment day stage if you will. My sins and inequities were recorded and being played out right before my eyes. It was then I knew just how screwed I was. It started out at a very young age. First one I was around five and i hit a boy who had just hit me, it didn't show the boy hitting me, only me hitting him. I tried vainly to explain why I did that, before I could, the movie, for lack of better words, moved on to the next sin. The movie played very quickly and only showed my sins and not what had been done to me. My actions were being judged, based on right and wrong, not counting in my understanding of my actions. What others did to me had no barring on this judgment, only my actions alone were on trial. It went on this way for some time, by the time I reached 16 it took a turn for the very worse. Girls, stealing, lies, etc. I was headed for the pit and knew it. Fear began to over take me. Man, I never dreamed a standard would be set so very high. I was trying and thought I was doing a very good job. I was a super christian, holding a standard so high it cost me most of my friends, yet here I see a failure on levels one could not imagine and I was only up to around 15 or so. I looked into the future in my minds eye and fear began to over take me. I have got to get out of here and fast. I must go and beg GOD for mercy and try much, much harder. So I ran out of the room and woke up in my bed, fear then panic set in. oh man I am doomed! How would GOD ever love or need a man such as me. I couldn't sleep or eat for days. I cried and pleaded with GOD, please forgive me. Then I began to understand the man Jesus. He aced this place, this would seem to be an impossible task, yet he did it. My hero began to take shape, his shoes I wasn't worthy to tie!!!
the bible lays out all the rules and all the reasons behind this life and its purpose. We are here to learn how to live forever around other people. Each of us trying to please or serve others, we treat others as we wish to be treated and our journey begins. As we learn, the tests become more complex, the truth or the right thing to do, harder to find. Here is the path to wisdom.
Yet most spend their lives trying to gain material things and trying to become something in others eyes, we are trying to be liked by complete strangers while stepping all over those we love, those we are giving to teach, children, we send off to school to be taught the ways of the world. While we try to get a bigger nicer house. Bringing suffering into our own worlds because of our lack of understanding our job or purpose here. Our mansions are already built and waiting on people who are supposed to know how to live and love those around us on a daily course. We put down what was important and picked up destruction. A nicer house, a better job, etc. while we send off our loved one to die. If we don't learn to love under these conditions, the worst possible, we will never make it under perfect conditions for 10's of thousand of years.
Let's take a look at one of the story’s in the bible, just to look at how far man has come from the truth. Jonah was on a ship out at sea, running from GOD'S request, a mighty storm came up and all those on board the ship said “who has made GOD mad?” and brought this storm on us. Those people understood GOD controlled all things including the weather. Demanding to know whom had pushed GOD to bring such a storm, Jonah came forth, allowing them to throw him into the sea to save their own lives.
Now we take a look at the current events and we should be able to understand what is taking place, new york, new orlands, etc. GOD is taking care of business while the world claims it is only a weather pattern that is steady getting worse by the day.
It says in the last days, those who are being punished refuse to repeat, even after things become so bad people are dieing by the thousands, 200,000 in the Philippians alone. The people of today don't even believe they are sinning in need of GOD'S forgiveness and mercy. Not going to get better any time soon, huh?
The pride of people in all ear-as are off the charts, from gay marriage to money men or powerful men being praise for the evil they do, ie congressmen, judges, city officials. Women leaving their family and getting a check to boot. Children being raised by her new lover, while the father sit alone and sobs, well at least that is what I did. I could go on for hours, but I think you are getting my drift.
Hope this makes some kind of since. The bible holds the answers as to how to live, not only to please GOD, but to also make ourselves happy. Back up, read it and find fulfilled and renewed joy and peace...
OK ask away or call me a nut, the truth wont change...