Please, someone correct me if I am wrong, but it seems to me that the only ones who have ever been in a position to decide what the true ‘woven structure’ of the Scriptures is, are the ones who wrote the Scriptures in the first place.
On the assumption that the above statement is correct, then let us explore precisely what those writers had to say about the true subject matter.
I think I can prove beyond a shade of a doubt that the true and factual ‘text’ of the Scriptures is ‘SPIRIT’ and the true and factual context, or woven structure of the Scriptures is purely ‘Spiritual’.
The Bible makes mention of the spirit some five hundred and five times. Among the many notable passages on the subject we find Jesus saying in John 3:6"...that which is born of the Spirit is spirit", and in the 8th verse he likens anyone who is born of the Spirit to the wind which blows where it listeth ("leans", or "according to its desire") and no one knows where they come from or where they go. He was not speaking of the wind or the Spirit here, but of the one who is born of the Spirit.
In John 4:23-24 Jesus shows that from that time on, the true worshipers would worship the Father in the spirit, for that was the ones whom the Father seeks to worship Him, because God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in the spirit. In other words, it does no good to worship God in the flesh. God will not listen to vain babblings, or repeating what you hear on TV, it has to come from your heart.
Galatians 5 tells of the works of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit, and says to not just live in the Spirit, but also walk in the Spirit. We are told to not go by the works of the flesh, but go by the fruit of the Spirit, for there are laws against the works of the flesh, but there is no law against the fruit of the Spirit.
In Gal 3:3 the apostle Paul asks "Are you so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
Romans 8:6 says that to be Spiritually minded is life, but to be carnally minded is death. The word ‘carnal’ is taken from the Latin word ‘carnis’, which means ‘flesh’. So to be fleshly minded is death.
1st Corinthians 2:14 shows us that only the Spiritual minded can receive the things of the Spirit, for there is no way they can be discerned (seen with the mind), except by those who are Spiritual minded. They are Spiritually discerned.
In John 6:63 Jesus says that it is the Spirit which makes us alive, and in Romans 8:9 Paul said that if the Spirit of God dwells in you, then you are in the Spirit and not in the flesh. In the 16th verse Paul makes clear that the Spirit of God bears witness, not with our flesh, but with our spirit.
1st Cor 2:13 shows we are not to compare Spiritual things with things based upon the flesh, but rather we are to compare spiritual things with spiritual. 1st Cor. 10:4 shows that the "rock" which the children of Israel drank from in Exodus 17:6 was not a literal physical rock, but it was a spiritual Rock, and that Rock was Christ. This is where your eyebrows should begin to rise, as I doubt many of you have read this verse before as I reach the climax of my point.
There is no argument on my part that there was, at one time in the past, all of the people that the Bible tells us of. However, as is made plain by the Scriptures, that which was written about them had nothing to do with anything physical, for that which was written was an allegory.
Galatians 4:24 is what I point to when someone says I'm full of malarky or makes the asinine remark that the word "allegory" does not appear in the Bible, as if they've read it front to back.
An allegory is a story which has a hidden, underlying meaning. It is that hidden, underlying meaning that we must go by, not the story itself, as is shown in the fourth chapter of Galatians, for the story itself pertains to the flesh, but the allegorical part pertains to the spirit.
Even after reading here that what was written about the two sons of Abraham was actually speaking of the two covenants, we are so hung up on the flesh that when we read that story in Genesis the idea of two covenants never enters our minds. All we read about is flesh and blood, not spirit.
The fact that the story of Abraham's two sons and their mothers was written centuries before Moses was given the commandments on Mount Sinai, yet according to the apostle Paul in Gal 4:22-31, Hagar represented Mount Sinai and the law given there, proves that the Bible tells the same story over and over from every conceivable point of view.
All of the promises made by God were made to Abraham and his seed, and according to Gal 3:16, that seed was Christ. In the same chapter, verse 29, it says that if you belong to Christ, then you are Abrahams seed. This is the true ‘Jew’, and the chosen of God. So, all that belong to Christ are the seed of Abraham, and this is the body of Christ that all the promises were made to, and this is the ‘Jewish’ nation God picked as His chosen people. These are the ‘Spiritual jews’. This is also the reason why we are ambassadors for Christ, because these verses clearly state that if you belong to Christ then you are Christ (meaning annointed). Also supporting this was Jesus's statement "I am the vine, ye are the branches...".
It was said of Abraham's second son; In Isaac shall thy seed be called. The genealogy of Jesus runs back through Jacob via Judah to Isaac. Jacob, who was Isaac’s son, became Israel, so when we read of the Israelites, or the children of Israel, we should be applying it to the body of Christ, instead of some nation over seas.
The reason we do not do such is because it was the ‘Jews’ who had Jesus crucified. The ‘body’, of whom Jesus was made the head, crucified Him. Thus, He came to His own and His own received Him not. We have all sinned and all rejected Him in ourselves. This is speaking spiritually, for it is the hidden, underlying meaning behind the story of Abraham and his two sons.
If all of this does not prove that the "woven texture", or context of the Bible pertains to the spirit and not the flesh, then we are blind to the things of God.
I learned long ago that the Bible was a story about one man only, and that one man's association to God through Christ, and that one man is me, or you, or anyone who reads it. Each person can apply it to themselves the same way. Every story in the Bible is there to teach you something, hence the reason in the New Testament we are told that all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. 2Tim 3:16