I just read the following scripture, “The revelation of your words illuminates, they give intelligence to those who lack experience.” I felt those words bringing me a new degree of freedom. Recently someone said they did not want a “theoretical” course. Meaning teaching with less Hebrew word studies and more practical work. Then I was too centered on his commentary that for a whole day I meditated on that opinion. Everything I do as teachings are based on research and knowledge. So I thought I could not give this person anything different. But then, I know by experience that the Hebrew knowledge I have been understanding has brought freedom to my life. So something did not match!
A popular thought is that a course with knowledge and little practical experience is not very effective and nor fulfilling. Wait a minute! That’s not all true. I just tapped into a half-lie that I would like to tell you about.
Before I begin let me tell you that the scripture above is probably the first time you read it. It is not on any English version of the bible but on a French version of Psalms 119:30. This version proved to me that there is a big difference between a theoretical class that is sourced from human knowledge and a class that is unfolding Hebrew words from scripture as I do at the Chay courses.
So this is the point: Knowledge from revelation in the scriptures has the ability to engage with your spirit and become a life-changing factor. Knowledge without life will end up drying our spirit (Oh yes dead Hebrew letters have energy; draining energy.) Let us read different English versions of this Psalms so that you see that it is basically saying that knowledge sourced from the Word is practical experience. Knowledge in itself when unpacked from the Word of God is not theory but insight that can potentially change us.
A. See the Word as a doorway to a place that transitions you to practical experience.
Psa 119:130 Your instructions are a doorway through which light shines. They give insight to the untrained. (NET)
B. Coming into contact with scripture is in itself light, light is necessary for our walk, and it is simple, not “theoretical”.
Psa 119:130 The entrance of Your Words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. (MKJV)
C. Words can be "opened" and need to be opened. Who will do this?
Psa 119:130 The opening of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
D. Unfolding words from scripture is like opening them up for the simple to understand and experience the truths hidden in them.
Psa 119:130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. (ESV)
Psa 119:131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for your commandments.
Now this is the second verse that follows Psalms verse 130. And I mention it because to pant means to breathe deeply which is what we need to do when knowledge from the Word of God is unfolded! Like when we open a book that has been closed for a long time or one that just came out of the shop. If we do not breathe the revelation with our spirit it will not “train” us with a lasting and insightful experience. Experience can be instantaneously breathed by our spirit and then transferred to the rest of our being. Keeping in it anchored in our being depends on our beliefs!
It boils down to the fact that someone who does not walk in dominion and does not engage the revelation of the Word of God will not experiment a change even if the teacher gives them lots of practical work. For that person, it will always be theory, and not practice, unless their spirit enters it, the theory itself, through the revelation of the word being presented. It is our inner being that needs to discover the revelation and not our minds.
“... for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” 2 Corinthians 3:6
** You are welcome to check the Chay courses and find how we have been opening up Hebrew words for your spirit to instantaneously receive revelation.