Question: Rose (Botswana)
Dear Pastor, what do I have to do to understand my Bible when I am reading it?
Everytime you need to read your Bible, the first thing is to pray; spend time to speak in tongues because through speaking in tongues, your spirit opens. You are energized; you are charged; your spiritual antenna is raised high; you can catch scriptures quickly, the revelation of God’s word can be coming from you: you can be on a verse for 30 minutes because the Holy Ghost will be showing you things and He’s the author of the scriptures. So if you spend time speaking in tongues, He will teach you the scriptures and show you the deep things of God. So the first thing you need to do is speaking in tongues.
Also, the Word of God is not only to be believed but also to be acted. Jesus said to us, It is given unto you to understand the mystery of the kingdom”, then He said, “To others it is not given”. So if you are a child of God, it is your divinely given right and ability to understand the scriptures. From today as a child of God, don’t agree again that you don’t understand the scriptures. It’s one of Satan’s strategies to deceive God’s children; he lied to them like he tried to deceive Jesus. He said, “If you are the son of God command these stone be made bread”. He’s trying to lie to Him! So he may say to you, “If you understand the scriptures why don’t you do this?” He’s trying to tell you that you don’t. Never agree with him. Say, “I have the understanding of the righteous, I have the understanding of the just, I have the understanding of God’s children, I am a child of God and I have understanding of the scriptures” and when you declare that, study it! The Bible tells us, “…He has given us a spirit of a sound mind”. So you say, I’m sound, my mind is sound, I’m alert, I have good understanding. Don’t accept what the devil is telling you that you don’t understand the scripture; you do! You may say, “what if I didn’t”. Well, the reason you didn’t is because you didn’t accept the word.
If you accept the word, the power of it is in the accepting it and declaring it to be so. Now that I’ve told you what the word says, endorse it, accept it and confess it. That’s the power of the word of God; say the same thing with Him. You say, “God says so, I accept it and I say the same thing”. So say it! You say I understand and right away your understanding will op en up. The Bible says that He breath on them and said receive ye the Holy Ghost; and what happened was that He opened their minds to understand the scriptures. That’s a miracle, and that miracle happened to you when the Spirit of God came upon you.