TREES – The Typology of Trees – INTRODUCTION (Lesson 1)

By Kathy L McFarland

“I see men as trees, walking”

Mark 8:22–26 (KJV 1900)

22 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him. 23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought. 24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. 25 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. 26 And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town. (Mark 8:22-26)

Welcome students to our first major focus upon a Bible Study based upon typological discoveries!

When we have concluded our study, we will have identified the following key typological words:

Blind

Touch

Hand(s)

Spit

Eyes

See

Men

Walking

And our most important typology for this series of lessons:

TREES

Root

Branch

Leaves

Fruit

And then we will examine all the different types of Trees (Spiritual Lives) that are identified in Scripture, one lesson for each type.

Every typology word that you learn will translate well into every other time it is used in Scripture throughout both the Old and New Testament when it is used in the same manner as our original studies. As you move deeper into typological discoveries, you will find deeper meanings, but the simple meanings you first learn will never change.

It is critical that you have some type of database to record your learnings. As you can see, we are learning many different words from just this series of studies on the Typology of Trees. Most of my students use Word or Excel to record their learnings. But a simple notebook or notepad will suffice. Just record them please.

I make it very easy to record. Every time we learn a new word, I will take a picture of my recordings, and you should copy them in your database WORD FOR WORD! You don’t have to struggle with trying to form typology. Hopefully, if I teach it well, your only goal will be to follow how we arrive at each definition and ask questions if you do not understand. Once you understand the deep and full definition of a word, you are good to go on, and learn even more.

Your spiritual life will become deep and knowledgeable with the hidden things and mysteries of the Word of God. Your Bible Studies will be forever changed, and your Christian life fulfilled beyond your wildest hopes. I am so excited every I receive the depth of the Word of God through the moving of the Holy Spirit! I hope you are also!

Tomorrow we are going to learn about the typological meaning of BLINDNESS. When we understand the depth of this word, we understand why it is impossible to witness Christ to those NOT yet chosen to receive His Word. So, though we are learning about Trees in this series of studies, every typological word has application throughout the Bible!

Hang on my precious, mature Christian students! It is going to get deep, deep, deep in this classroom! Can hardly wait for the journey to begin.

One more day to prepare your database records. Tomorrow we will focus upon Mark 8:22-26 as the blind man is healed by Christ and sees men as trees walking!

See you then!