“A Biblical Connective SIGNATURE is a word or phrase in scripture verse, displaying a unique quality or feature
(a correlative), that when lifted out of the verse in which it appears, finds its context mutually associated with other verses resembling the same connective or prophetic signature.”
The Holy Spirit is the teacher, quickening us as we read, study and meditate God’s Word, bringing to us all the things that are relevant to the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. As we apply ourselves, the Holy Spirit fires “connective triggers” that cause us to recall other scriptures with like “Connective Signatures” (like putting together a “divine puzzle”).
John 16:13-14 AMP “But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future]. (14) He will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.”
John 14:26 AMP “But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.”
But for this to accurately occur, we must become disciples of the Word of God, consistent in our time in God’s Word.
John 8:31-32 “Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in Him, If you CONTINUE [Strong’s & Thayer Greek Dictionary - stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy): - abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, tarry] in My Word, you are truly My disciples. (32) And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
Of course, while still developing broader familiarity with scripture, we still may expect the Holy Spirit to help us apply this concept even when reading religious books of instruction. You may develop skill and be able to make certain of the accurate application of scriptures being referenced by a religious author, once you learn and are able to apply these concepts of Biblical Connective or Prophetic Signatures.
In this teaching (video stream or audio download available), for the purpose of identifying the “connectivity” of a scripture’s biblical signature, we will continue to use the analogy of a “jigsaw puzzle,” as we learn the art of biblical interpretation, always interpreting scripture from within the boundaries of other scripture (never attaching them to outside sources, philosophies or traditional opinions.
Pastor Don will use the “puzzle terms” of “tab” for the outer connector, and “socket” for the inner connector, when speaking of biblical signatures.
The following scriptures serve as the primary foundation of this teaching, and are used to help establish this biblical concept of interpretation of scriptural promises and biblical prophecy. While specifically used later in this document to interpret the Day of Jehovah Tsaba, it may be applied universally throughout scripture to establish doctrine and fulfillment of prophecy.
Hebrews 1:1 AMP “IN MANY separate revelations [each of which set forth a portion of the Truth] and in different ways God spoke of old to [our] forefathers in and by the prophets.”
Isaiah 28:10-13 AMP “For it is [His prophets repeating over and over]: precept upon precept, precept upon precept, rule upon rule, rule upon rule; here a little, there a little. (11) but [the Lord will teach the rebels in a more humiliating way] by men with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to this people [says Isaiah, and teach them His lessons]. (12) To these [complaining Jews the Lord] had said, This is the true rest [the way to true comfort and happiness] that you shall give to the weary, and, This is the [true] refreshing—yet they would not listen [to His teaching]. (13) Therefore the word of the Lord will be to them [merely monotonous repeatings of]: precept upon precept, precept upon precept, rule upon rule, rule upon rule; here a little, there a little—that they may go and fall backward, and be broken and snared and taken.”
2Peter 1:19-21 AMP “And we have the prophetic word [made] firmer still. You will do well to pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal (squalid and dark) place, until the day breaks through [the gloom] and the Morning Star rises (comes into being) in your hearts. (20) [Yet] first [you must] understand this, that no prophecy of Scripture is [a matter] of any personal or private or special interpretation (loosening, solving).