Most people read the Scriptures the way they have been taught and not the way they are actually written. When a person hears Scriptures taught a certain way that is the tendency that the Scriptures are read by the believer. The best way to understand is in the following example;
Many have taught that Thomas touched Jesus in John 20:24-29. There is no place in the Scriptures where it is actually written in the Greek that Thomas touch Jesus.
“Because you have seen me, you have believed; Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.”
In another place is in Luke Chapter 22 and Matthew where it has been taught that Jesus sweated blood. The Scriptures actually say that His sweat became like great drops of blood. That is the way it is written in the Greek also.
This does not take away from the possibility that it is medically possible that Jesus could have sweated blood. HOWEVER, that is not the way the Scriptures are actually written, either in Greek or most trust worthy translations.
And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
King James Version
For deeper study in the Scriptures the believer needs the Baptism of the Holy Spirit accompanied with speaking in other tongues (another, different or unknown tongue is not known to a person if that language has been studied it is not unknown.) With the Baptism of the Holy Spirit comes the revelation knowledge a believer needs to walk as a true Christian (Walk as Jesus Did, 1 John 2:6).
The revelation from the Holy Spirit does not come just because a believer reads the Scriptures. Revelation Knowledge comes through studying the Scriptures seeking the truth and not seeking to prove a point or doctrine. Sometimes head (academic) knowledge will bring forth a revelation that is not from the Holy Spirit. It takes Baptism of the Holy Spirit to discern the difference.
Many believers are discouraged from learning the Hebrew of the Scriptures. Most pastors have been taught that we are in the New Covenant and do not need the Hebrew Scriptures only for references and examples. For the past several years I have been teaching Hebrew of the Bible (Ancient Hebrew, Hebrew of the Old Covenant). The deeper the study of the Hebrew of the Scriptures the more I am convinced that it is important for anyone who wants a greater revelation into the way and depth of meaning of many of the Scriptures we take for granted needs to study Hebrew of the Bible from the ancient Hebrew perspective.
Some have taking an academic revelation as being from the Holy Spirit (which it was not) and ran with it. Others have picked it up as from the Holy Spirit and used it to the point it is commonly assumed it was from the Holy Spirit, when in actuality it was from man’s teaching.
Today most believers have a relationship with the One True God (Yehwah) through Yeshua HaMessiah (Jesus Christ). However, our relationship with the One True God is limited to our perception of God and ourselves. This perception of the One True God is limited by our translation of the Scriptures, which most of the time from a Greek philosophy rather than from the Ancient Hebrew philosophy. This transition from Ancient Hebrew to a Greek philosophy leaves the believer’s perspective of the One True God (Yehwah) lacking from a depth personalization of the One True God (Yehwah) that can only be perceived from the Ancient Hebrew perspective.
Take for instance the English names of the Books of the Bible. The fourth book of the Bible in English it is named “Number” after the first three chapters. In Hebrew the fourth book is named B’midbar, which means “In Wilderness”. The book of Isaiah is Named after the Prophet of the book. Isaiah’s name in Hebrew is “Yesha’Yahu”. The first part Yesha means “salvation” and the last part means “Yehwah He” or Yehwah He’s Salvation.
A good example is what is referred to as the Aaronic Blessing in Numbers Chapter 6 verse 24 through 26. First is an English translation from New International Version.
The LORD bless you and keep you;
25 the LORD make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
26 the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.
New International Version
Next is from an ancient Hebrew perspective at Ancient Hebrew Research Center.com.
YHWH will kneel before you presenting gifts
and will guard you with a hedge of protection.
YHWH will illuminate the wholeness of his being toward you bringing order
and he will give you comfort and sustenance.
YHWH will lift up his wholeness of being and look upon you
and he will set in place all you need to be whole and complete.
With this translation a believer can see how personal the One True God (Yehwah) wants to be with the believer. The English translation does not have this depth of close intimacy with the One True God (Yehwah).
My prayer for you is that you receive a great depth of revelation of the depth of intimacy the One True God (Yehwah) wants with you as a believer.