Many believers feel intimidated and discouraged because of the difficulty they have to unravel the meaning of scripture. They have been lectured over and over again that the Bible is not an intellectual book; it is a spiritual book, and can only be understood with the help of the Holy Spirit. This only further confuses them because they know they have the Holy Spirit, yet still lack the ability to comprehend large swaths of scripture. Repeatedly, they have been scolded with verses like… ~ “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (2Corinthians 2.14). The first and foremost key to accurately interpreting scripture is to apprehend the fact that the Word of God IS A PERSON! And as is the case with most people, a person cannot be correctly understood until one has been introduced to that person and has had the opportunity to converse with him. Jesus Christ is the PERSON of the Word of God, and only He can reveal Himself to someone. Every time a born-again, Spirit-filled Christian opens the Word, the Teacher who walked the shores of Galilee is there right beside him explaining every word read to that person’s spirit.