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Pastors Jim and Marie Watt

Two Are Better Than One


On March 18, 1967 on a Saturday morning, I was doing last minute preparations for the next day’s sermon. When suddenly, with no warning, in one split second, God by His Spirit showed me how to prepare Greek Word Studies in a new format. I had been studying Ivan Panin’s Greek and English Numeric NT’s since 1945. Then quite by accident (or providential?) I discovered John Stegenga’s “Greek English Analytical Concordance of the Greek English NT.” I had been using Englishman’s Greek Concordance through the recommendation of a friend.

It took me two hours to write down the wisdom of the Spirit how to coordinate these 3 sources, and produce a new presentation of Greek Word Studies. The enclosed copy of “Adoption,” is a sample of over 4000 MS pages of every major word in the Greek NT. We will be making these available from time to time along with portions of the Outlined Interlinear Numeric Greek NT using Ivan Panin’s texts.

Then in the Fall of 1984 on the way to Cranbrook, BC the Spirit showed me how to outline the Bible books in a new format. This format allows readers to pray through the Bible using the Lord’s Prayer outline as developed by Larry Lea. In this mailing you will find the outline of the book of Romans, and also of Romans 9-11 according to this format.

The sentence, sub-paragraph, paragraph and chapter equivalents are from God’s numeric structure as discovered by Ivan Panin. The Greek text is also according to God’s Numeric Phenomenon. As Panin discovered, he took the 7 major Greek NT manuscripts plus some 3000 fragments, and applied Numerics to the 3000 alternate readings as appearing in the Westcott and Hort Greek NT. He was thus able to come up with his Greek text with no alternate readings – same as the original. From this he made his English translation at the time of the beginning of the last century.

I prepared in 1984 52 weekly outlines covering the entire Bible, and then broke these down into 366 daily readings, one for each day of the year. These are based on Panin’s texts. You have before you a sample of each of these.

As the Lord enables, I aim to complete these two series, plus the Outlined Interlinear Numeric Greek NT, plus the Greek Word Studies for the 14 major groupings of Greek words in the NT such as the Beatitudes, the Lord’s Prayer, the Gifts of the Spirit, the fruit of the Spirit and more.

I will appreciate your prayers for health and strength to complete these enjoyable, blessed – but taxing tasks.