Each book of the Bible has its own anointing from God. I’ve had some people ask me why every book of the Bible is important, and why they should read them all. Each book is something special. The Bible as a whole is important! The following is an outline of some of the anointings in each book. In my up coming book Behold I Stand At The Door And Knock, I wrote:
“The Bible is not just one big book, but actually a collection of 66 smaller books written over a period of at least 1600 years by about 40 different authors. Everything they wrote was inspired by God. In the front of your Bible is a Table of Contents which lists the names of the books of the bible. The Bible is divided into two sections: the first section which contains three-fourths of the Bible is called the Old Testament; the second section is called the New Testament.
The New Testament reveals to us Jesus and the plan of salvation. The Old Testament reveals to us how God dealt with the nation of Israel. It looks forward to the coming Savior of the world, Jesus. The New Testament starts with the book of Matthew and ends with the book of Revelation. It is divided into four general areas: The first four books: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John tell us the story of Jesus when He was on earth.
The book of Acts tells us the history of the early church after Jesus’ death and resurrection.
The letters (from Romans to Jude) are correspondence from the early Christian leaders to other churches or individuals.
<p”>The book of Revelations tells us the future story of the end time when Jesus will come back to this world and reign on earth.
A new believer should always start reading the Bible in the first four books of the New Testament, called the gospels. The book of John is especially easy to understand. Some short letters in the New Testament (also called the epistles) which are helpful to new believers are the books of Philippians, James and 1st John.
The Old Testament begins with the book of Genesis and ends with Malachi. It is also divided into four general areas:
The first five books (Genesis to Deuteronomy) tell us the beginning of man and the establishment of the nation of Israel with the promise of the Savior of the world coming from this chosen people. It not only contains the early history of Israel, but also the Law of God as revealed through Moses. For example, Exodus chapter 20 records the Ten Commandments.
The next twelve books (Joshua to Ester) are the historical books of the nation of Israel after it became a kingdom of Canaan. Two short books in this section which reveal God’s hand on the life of the believers, which new Christians will enjoy, are the books of Ruth and Esther.
The next five books (Job to Song of Solomon) are the books of poetry and wisdom in the Bible. Especially helpful to new believers are the book of Psalms, which was the hymnal or songbook of the nation of Israel;’ and Proverbs, which contains the sayings and advice of the wisest king Israel ever had.
The last seven books (Isaiah to Malachi) are the books of the prophets of Israel who God sent to warn, admonish, and encourage His people toward the end of history of Israel as a nation. A short book in this section which is good for new believers is the book of Jonah.
I pray this will help you get started on the road to a fellow believer and/or brings you back home from backsliding.”