And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
The following is the memory grid I came up with that cues me in my verbatim memorizing system process. Since Rev. 20:4 is the longest verse in the New Testament, it assures me that there is a place for every word in any verse no matter how long.
I do this using what I call, Alpha Characters (AC). I use 3 sets (1) Lady Alpha Characters, (2) Male Alpha Characters and Other Alpha Characters. I also use a Visual Alphabet where each Letter Symbol resembles the actual Letter (ex. A= Oil Derrick… I just see the oil gushing out).
If you look you will see that I have a TITLE for this verse, AND I SAW… these are the first 3 words of it. The letters in the TITLE let me know which Alpha Characters I will be using and the order of their appearance. The VT on the second Row stands for VERTICAL TITLE. Then, all I do is hang the words of the verse on the AC in the proper places (Position #1, #2, 3# & #4). Once you get a feel for it, you’ll see the AC without writing them out. Really works well for me.
I do entire chapters using these memory helps.
I use the term, START AT THE TOP AND READ LIKE A CLOCK, to keep me going the right direction as I keep pegging along.
I’m currently trying to pen my thoughts and systems in some kind of logical, understandable order. This is not easy for one whose organizational skills are less than the least… Also, maybe a series of videos, if Josh thinks there’s an interest.
What do you think?