Microscopic Views of the Bible
Microscopic Views puts the focus on small parts of the Bible, a chapter, a paragraph, a parable, most often a verse or short passage,11 to sometimes a single word ...
The list will be expanded. Listing is by Book, Chapter and Verse, followed by a title or short description, and cross references where necessary.
For Microscoping METHODS, click here
The list is (as stated above) an index of short passages on which I want to give focused attention. More links will be added, one or two at a time. Do come again ... repeatedly! It is not intended that this section will in time become a concordance, or a commentary on every Bible verse. What will be featured here will be passages, verses and words through which I believe God has specially spoken to me.
For Principles and Rules of Bible INTERPRETATION, click here
The Interpretation section has two pages, each linked to the other. The first states the Principles, and the second the Rules. I have found them helpful in my understanding of the Bible, and it is my opinion that you will find them useful too.
The Torah / Pentateuch
The Beginning of Miracles and the pattern of them
Genesis 1:26-28 The beginning of Man's authority to dominate (subdue) nature and the Devil
The Beginning of the formation of Israel and the people of God
How Abraham exited Babylon (Ur of the Chaldees) and how we will exit Babylon in these last of the last days.
Typifying events of the last days
I AM THAT I AM. Say unto the children of Israel, "I AM has sent me to you."
I am the God that healeth thee.
Moses, Aaron and elders of Israel are given a glimpse of Heaven on Mount Sinai
A beautiful type of the Judgment Seat of Christ, Who as Bridegroom reviews our good works, and rewards us fully.
1 Kings 18:41-46
A cloud like a man's hand. What was that cloud?
1 Kings 19:15-16
Your usefulness to God isn't over. Your life isn't over.
God wants to call you out of your cave of despair, to give you a fresh anointing and a fresh commission
1 Chronicles 4:9-10
What did Jabez do to merit special mention?
1 Chronicles 13:22
The sons of Issachar were unique among all the tribes of Israel. They understood the times, and so they knew what Israel should do.
Do we understand the times? What sort of times are we living in?
Acquaint yourself with God
David was still only a beginning psalm composer when he fled from Absalom and composed this psalm of faith and trust in Yahweh.
God wants us to ask for His blessing on ourselves, but with the whole wide world in our scope of thinking.
Psalm 71:9, 18
God will not forsake you in old age when you expect your strength to fail.
Psalm 91:4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: ..
The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree ...
The center chapter of the Bible
Is this Psalm in the center of the Bible with an equal number of chapters before and after it?
and is Psalm 118:8 the center verse of the Bible?
Derek Prince called this passage of Scripture God's Medicine Botttle, and wih good reason both Scriptural and experiential, and as each phrase is carefully looked at in a microscopic view, we see God's practical prescripion on how to take His medicine for our healing.
Song of Songs 4:8
"Come with me," says the Lord, "look from the top." The mountain top view affords a glorious perspective on things of earth, including attractive and painful things.
A wonderful promise for those facing the fear of old age
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the people love to have it so! Take heed that you be not deceived.
God's words warning His people burnt in his heart like fire in his bones, and Jeremiah overcame his own fears, his reluctance to speak God's warnings.
God's warners carry a heavy responsibility they cannot evade, or God will require at their hands whatever harm came to the people because the watchman didn't warn of the danger.
Daniel 2:35, 45
The stone uncut by human hands demolishes the last worldwide Gentile kingdom, grows into the Kingdom of God that fills all the earth.
Israel has returned to the Land, and we are in the latter days.
If you are reading this after the Rapture, after millions of born-again Christians have vanished from the earth, all the more need to be meek and seek the Lord. It may be that the LORD will hide you in the time of His wrath which will commence not long after that decree is signed.
Haggai 2:6-7, 21-22
Weather-report, storm-warning from the future
Many strong nations will come from across the world to Israel, to pray to the Lord there. Unlikely? The mouth of the Lord has spoken it.
Other verses from the Gospels
How many would be willing to give secretly, not letting their "left hand know what (their) right hand is doing"?
Do we really believe that if we seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, all the things we need will be added to us?
Jesus invites you to come to Him, learn of Him, and rest with Him.
The righteous will shine like the sun in the Kingdom of the Father, because we are the lights of the world shining with the light of Jesus who will be as the Sun in brightness.
Deliverence is the children's bread - as a born again child of God, you are entitled to it any time you need it.
... upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it
An assembly of two are enough to express God's government on earth - in God's Kingdom, megachurches are of no importance.
With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
The Parable of the Wedding Feast. Many are called, few chosen. The key is obedience. Are we willing to come out of the camp of the world, and the Babylonish churches?
If you are reading this after millions of Christians have vanished, know that strong delusion will come upon multitudes. Don't let your family be broken up.
The wise and foolish virgins. Who are the foolish virgins? Why do they weep? What's the urgent lesson for us?
Going therefore, make disciples of all nations - a call, command, and commission - disciples who will be relating with each member of the Triune Godhead, and being alert, as a habit of life, to know, believe, and obey, everything that Jesus taught! A great task indeed which goes far beyond just presenting the gospel!
Jesus rose early long before day, and went into a solitary place, to pray
"Remember the loaves?" Jesus asks. He reminds them how few the resources they started with and how great was the need that He met with the multiplication of the loaves. We so easily forget past answers to prayer. But how to ensure we remember?
All things are possible to him that believes
Was Jesus actually instructing His disciples to gouge out their eyes if they became an occasion of sin? or was it a figure of speech (hyperbole)?
To be Christ-like ask for Divine favor with God and man.
It's so easy to say "Lord, Lord", so hard to do the will of the Father who is in heaven!
The parable of the sower indicates that those who receive the gospel into good ground will produce fruit,
and must be distinguished from other categories in whom the gospel did not take root.
Notice that the parable does not speak of anyone losing his salvation.
The parable does indicate that there are those who seem to be saved but are actually not. These are pictured in verse 13.
When Jesus finally comes to rapture us, it will be a total shock to those on earth (including the worldly church) because it will be business and life as usual on earth. Everything will seem normal, just as it did in the days of Noah before the first ever rain drops fell on the earth.
When these things come to pass, look up, lift up your heads! The Kingdom of God is very near.
Behold the fields are white already to the harvest
The Father has committed all judgment to the Son
God reveals the future so that we might believe His Words. In the process, we also realize and appreciate His Sovereignty.
Jesus' promise that He will come again and take us to His home in Heaven (thus the first promise of the Rapture).
Greater love than this no man hath than that he lay down his life for his friends. The outermost bound of human love.
Jesus love for us is so deep, that His first call to us is not to know this, or do that, but simply to be with Him. It's not even that His greatest longing is that we love Him, (though He does long to have us love Him, but simply to feel our closeness when we are with Him.
Every miracle that Jesus did, He did so that people might believe, and believing have Life through His Name. Notice also the central place of His Name in the plan of salvation.
The Name of Jesus in the Book of Acts
Single verses or short passages about the Name of Jesus in this one book
(part of the Kaleidoscopic Views collection)
Other verses from Acts:
While the disciples were assembled together with the risen Jesus, they asked the question that was uppermost in their minds, which He answered (but not the way they expected), after which He gave them the instructions they needed for the present, and then while their time of fellowship continued, He rose into heaven before their eyes, and the question that was uppermost in their minds was answered by the two angels He sent to speak to them.
Moses was an immensely talented, immensely self-confident prince and military leader of Egypt. He also grasped his calling to liberate his enslaved people from Pharaoh. But when he tried to do it in his own strength, he failed utterly. And there's a lesson there for all of us who are both talented and confident of our abilities.
Other verses from the Epistles
The Law of Faith
God has not given up on unbelieving Israel. They are still God's people because He elected them (they did not choose Him), and because he made eternal covenants with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the fathers of the Jews. Once God has unilaterally made a covenant, He does not change His Mind!
God has given to each a measure of faith
Get out of debt, stay out of debt. This is a crucial instruction in these chaotic times.
Why do you judge your brother? We shall all stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:9-10
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man what God hath prepared for those that love Him.
What then are we to make of testimonies of people who have been to heaven and back ... and reported what they saw there?
1 Corinthians 3:11-15
Wood, hay, stubble, but still saved ... missing the glory that could have been theirs to the joy of the Godhead.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
The believer's life is more exciting than a race, an Olympic race, at the end of which we stand a good chance of winning gold, silver, or bronze!
2 Corinthians 5:10
The Final Final Exam that awaits all of us beyond a doubt, at the Judgment Seat of Christ
The fulness of time
The 9-fold fruit of the Spirit
How peace fills our hearts when we reckon ourselves prisoners of the Lord, rather than of circumstances. How joyfully we walk in resurrection life.
Husbands, love your wives. Wives, respect and reverence your husbands.
God's sure-fire plan to rid your life of worries
Set your love and desires on the those we will meet above, even on the things above, not on earthly possessions and pleasure.
Why was Archippus so backward about coming forward to fulfill his ministry?
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
The prophecy of the Rapture to come
2 Timothy 4:6-8
Paul's last message is one of Hope, and cites the crown of righteousness reserved for all those who look for the Rapture.
An apostate cannot be brought back to repentance
After death, the judgment. This is the certain portion of all. Even Raptured Christians will die (as far as their earthly bodies are concerned, which will be shed at once), though the Raptured Christians will immediately have their resurrection bodies, in an instant.
There's a cloud of witnesses watching encouragingly as we run the race.
We should be looking, primarily, unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, Who is the greatest encourager for us.
God will shake everything in heaven and on earth, so that the unshakeable eternal things will remain. This will happen just before the visible return of Christ to earth to establish His Kingdom. What will remain? God's Kingdom and those who are in it.
The Father of Heavenly Lights
Faith without works is dead, being alone
Life a vapor - so don't boast of the future
1 John 1:7-10
If Christ has already paid the penalty for the believer's sins, why are we told to confess them?
1 John 2:19
Not all leaders functioning among godly leaders are born again. God allows this to sift the membership.
1 John 4:15
Can we live in God and have God live in us? Yes. Here's the key.
1 John 5:16-17
Sins in the church must be discerned to decide whether it is a sin unto death or not unto death. We are commanded to treat the two categorie differently.
The Book of Jude
We are kept from falling by the power of God. We don't keep ourselves, He keeps us. The dominion and power are his.
The Book of Revelation
Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22
A Critically Important command, and a prayer that will draw an instant response from the Lord.
The most abused verse in the Bible! Don't let anyone deceive you with it again!
Open Door that no one can shut
When Jesus called "Come up here", John found himself drawn up through an open door into the throne room of God in heaven.
What does this mean for us?
The institution of the one world government, one world financial system, and one world religion
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. They rest from their labours and their works do follow them.
Will there be tears in heaven? if so what tears? God says He will wipe away all tears from our eyes.