2 "I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars. 3 "I will give you the ... Read more
2 "I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars. 3 "I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden wealth of secret places, So that you may know that it is I, The LORD, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name
the Lord is making our life smooth, He is fixing our/my life. when we follow Him He is going to show me or lead me to places that will help me in my business to prosper... for the Lord will not want us to suffer in poverty... so i may be able to help my brothers and sister in need...
Praise be to the Lord for His wonderful love... amen Read less
Tonight, we begin our study of the oldest book of the Bible. Now, it's hard to imagine a book being older than Genesis, since that boo... Read more
Tonight, we begin our study of the oldest book of the Bible. Now, it's hard to imagine a book being older than Genesis, since that book starts with, "In the beginning..." However, it is important to remember that although Genesis does go back to before the creation, it was actually written by Moses in the 1400's BC.
It is thought that the book of Job, however, was written long before Moses' day. So we don't get bogged down in the introduction, I will point out the reasons for this thinking as we progress through the book.
1:1-3 The Land Of Uz
The land of "Oots" was the area settled by the great-grandson of Noah (Noah: Shem: Aram: Uz), east of the Jordan River (1:3).
The central figure in this book, a man named Job, is clarified right from verse one to be...
Job 1:1 ...blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil.
Job was not a sinless man, but he was blameless, "tawm," meaning "complete, sound, wholesome, morally innocent, having integrity," and upright, "yaw-SHAWR," which means, "to be straight, level, upright, proper."
This fact will be repeated by God Himself two more times (1:8; 2:3). Once we read of the terrible things that happen to Job, it will be important not to forget this fact, or we will end up misinterpreting the entire book.
1:4-5 On His Day
Job's seven sons were grown and each had their own houses. On "his day," they would invite their siblings to a party. "His day" is the same word translated "the day of his birth" in 3:1, and nearly every commentator understands "his day" to mean "his birthday." That is my interpretation as well.
The celebration of birthdays does go very far back into human history. However, notice that it is the "birthday boy" who throws the party for others, exactly the opposite of the way we celebrate birthdays today. In Genesis 40, when it...
Gen. 40:20 ...was Pharaoh’s birthday... he made a feast for all his servants...
In this case, the brother would invite his nine siblings to the party.
Apparently, Job was worried about these parties, and did not attend them himself. Instead, when they were over, he would send for his children and consecrate them.
To consecrate something means, "to sanctify, set apart, make holy, and dedicate to the Lord." Consecration was usually done by cleansing someone and anointing them with oil (Exo. 40:13; Lev 8:12; etc.).
Job did this because he was afraid that in the midst of their eating and drinking, they had sinned by cursing God in their hearts. He knew that although becoming drunk can at first make the heart merry (1Sam. 25:36; Psa. 104:15; Zech 10:7), it will then weigh down and break your heart (Luke 21:34, Jer. 23:9), and often make you lose the fear of the Lord (Luke 12:45-46), become arrogant towards the Lord (Jer. 48:26), and despise the things of God (1Cor. 11:21-22).
The Hebrew word, "baw-RAK" is used eight times in Job, and has led to much confusion. You see, the word is translated, "bless" four times, and "curse" the other four times. How can a word be defined in such contradictory and opposite terms?
The verb basically means to speak a blessing on someone as they leave (Gen. 47:10; Josh 22:6; etc.). But, depending on your tone and the feeling behind it, your blessing of "goodbye" can be more like "good riddance."
Job was worried that in their eating and drinking, one or more of his children might have pushed God out of their minds and hearts, saying "goodbye and good riddance!"
Because of this, Job would offer burnt offerings for each of his children the morning after their feasting. This is the first indication to us as to the age of the book of Job: The father of the family is the one who offers sacrifices. The Levitical priesthood has not yet been established by the Law given to Moses at Mt. Sinai. This puts us back in the days of the patriarchs - Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Possibly even much earlier.
1:6 The Sons Of God
Now the scene changes from Job's regular practice on earth to a specific day in heaven, when...
Job 1:6 ...the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD...
Who are "the sons of God?" In the book of Job, they are described as having access to God in heaven (1:6; 2:1) and being present at the foundation of the earth, shouting for joy (38:7).
The only other time that the Hebrew phrase appears in the Old Testament is in Genesis 6, when we read about the sons of God and the daughters of men.
Although we don't have time to get into this subject tonight, the sons of God in Genesis 6 are thought by many to be angels who left their place in heaven and produced offspring with human women, producing the race of giants. They were then judged and bound with chains, awaiting the judgment. If you want a much more detailed study of this subject, I recommend picking up the tape from Jude 1:5-7.
At the very least, we know that these sons of God in Job are angels coming to present themselves before the Lord.
Then we read something very strange:
Job 1:6 ... and satan also came among them.
The word "satan" is "saw-TAWN" in Hebrew, which means, "adversary." This is another indication as to the early date of the book, because every time he is mentioned, it actually says, "the satan," or "the adversary." The word satan is still a descriptor of him, not his name.
Later, in 1Chronicles 21 we read...
1Chr. 21:1 ...Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel.
By the time that occurred, "Adversary" had become his name - there is no definite article, "the" in front of it. The New Testament continues using it in the context of a name: the Greek word "Sat-an-AS."
The Devil In Heaven
Now the problem many people have with this description is the idea of satan being allowed into heaven. Of course, we know that his origins were in heaven. God describes him as being created and placed "on the holy mountain of God" (Eze. 28:14) until unrighteousness, pride, corruption, and violence were found in him. He sinned, and was cast "as profane from the mountain of God" (Eze. 28:16). God pronounced,
Is. 14:12-15 “How you have fallen from heaven, o star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, you who have weakened the nations! But you said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ Nevertheless you will be thrust down to Sheol, to the recesses of the pit."
Jesus also said that He saw...
Luke 10:18 ...Satan fall from heaven like lightning.
If satan has been cast down, how does he still have access? He has been thrown down, but not permanently banned yet. He still accuses the brethren before God day and night (Rev. 12:10).
It will not be until the final 3 1/2 years of man's rule on earth that he will be permanently cast down. John writes of the prophetic vision, when he saw...
Rev. 12:7-9 And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war, and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
For now, satan has access to the throne room, but not for very much longer.
1:7-11 Roaming About On The Earth
The devil is very busy, roaming and walking about on the earth. He is always on the lookout.
1Pet. 5:8 ...Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
He is prowling around the earth, looking for those whom he may devour, to capture in his snare, holding them captive to do his will (2Tim. 2:26).
Have You Considered Job?
Interestingly, the Lord actually suggests someone's name to satan. "Hey, satan, in all your prowlings and wanderings, have you stopped to take a look at Job? It'd be pretty hard to accuse that man, being so blameless."
Why would He do this? Didn't He know what bringing up Job's name would lead to?
Of course God knew what would happen next. He is actually the one initiating these events! And this is something that we absolutely, positively have to remember in our Christian walk. Nothing happens to us apart from God's complete knowledge and sovereign plan. No matter how difficult our circumstances are to understand, we must keep in mind that God is in control of all things at all times. Job did not have the advantage of knowing or memorizing Romans 8:18.
Rom. 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
I challenge you to memorize that verse - first of all, to aid in your understanding of the book of Job, and then to understand the context of suffering in your own life.
He Will Surely Curse You
Satan knew he had nothing behaviorally with which to accuse Job. But he knew that he could accuse the motive behind Job's holiness. So he made the accusation that Job was only a righteous man because of the blessings he received as a result. If God were to take all of the blessings away, satan insisted, Job would say goodbye to God in a heartbeat.
1:12 God's Permission
The Lord answered satan's accusation with permission to allow him to prove or disprove his hypothesis. The devil was given permission and power over everything Job had.
This is the reality of every believer's life: satan demands permission to tempt us, and God allows those things to be used as tests of our faith and commitment to Him. On the night that Jesus was betrayed, He said to Peter,
Luke 22:31-32 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”
The devil's accusation to God against Peter was very much the same: "Sure, he's following you now, when he thinks that he's going to reign with You in power. But let me bring opposition into the picture, and you'll watch him deny You over and over."
The sad thing is that the devil was right about Peter's denial.
1:13-19 A Terrible Day
The devil wasted no time in taking away everything Job had. Within a few minutes, he heard that the Sabeans stole all of his oxen and donkeys, lightning killed his sheep, the Chaldeans stole his camels, most of his servants were killed, and worst of all, a tornado killed all ten of his children.
Taking us away from the tragedy of the story for the moment, it is interesting to look at this from a purely doctrinal standpoint. The devil was told by God,
Job 1:12 ...“Behold, all that he has is in your power..."
The devil's power was allowed to be exercised against everything Job had. Remember, that one of the descriptions of satan is that he is...
Eph. 2:2 ...the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.
So, it should come as no surprise to us that he used both man and nature to bring destruction and loss.
What would Job's reaction to all of this be? Many of us might consider suicide. Or we might have a complete breakdown, being checked into the psychiatric ward and pumped full of tranquilizers. But instead, we read...
1:20-22 Job's Response
Job was grieving, there is no doubt about it. You cannot experience such loss without it affecting you. But although you cannot control the circumstances, you absolutely can control the response. And Job's response was,
Job 1:21 ..."The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD.”
"When I came into this world, I didn't have anything. And now once again, I don't have anything. Praise God." Amazing! There is no better way to respond than this! The Bible says,
1Th. 5:18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Think this through:
- We give thanks at the blessing of wealth. But do we give thanks when that wealth is taken from us?
- We give thanks when we are surrounded by friends, but do we give thanks when those friends abandon us?
- We give thanks at the birth of a child, but do we give thanks when that child is taken from us?
You see, Job knew that everything he had was from God - both what he considered to be good, and what he considered to be bad. In all this, Job did not sin or blame God.
Becoming bitter at God because of loss is inexcusable and is never understandable. Who gave you those things, that wealth, or those loved ones in the first place? It was God.
Many people become bitter at the loss of them instead of being thankful for the enjoyment they derived from them, or the love that they received from them, while they had them.
Saints, I don't want to scare you, but today, the devil is demanding permission to put all of us into temptation. And, in God's timing, He is going to allow us to be tested by the devil's schemes. Every one of us will suffer loss of some kind. The question is, when that day arrives, will we be like Simon Peter, or will we be like Job? Simon learned the lesson the hard way, by utter failure. But after he returned, he offered us strength from what he had learned, saying,
1Pet. 4:12-13 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation. Read less
1 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in Goda; trust also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told yo... Read more
1 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in Goda; trust also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going."
---> In my Father's house are many mansions--and so room for all, and a place for each.
if not, I would have told you--that is, I would tell you so at once; I would not deceive you.
I go to prepare a place for you--to obtain for you a right to be there, and to possess your "place."
Here are three words, upon any of which stress may be laid. Upon the word troubled. Be not cast down and disquieted. The word heart. Let your heart be kept with full trust in God. The word your. However others are overwhelmed with the sorrows of this present time, be not you so. Christ's disciples, more than others, should keep their minds quiet, when everything else is unquiet. Here is the remedy against this trouble of mind, "Believe." By believing in Christ as the Mediator between God and man, we gain comfort. The happiness of heaven is spoken of as in a father's house. There are many mansions, for there are many sons to be brought to glory. Mansions are lasting dwellings. Christ will be the Finisher of that of which he is the Author or Beginner; if he have prepared the place for us, he will prepare us for it. Christ is the sinner's Way to the Father and to heaven, in his person as God manifest in the flesh, in his atoning sacrifice, and as our Advocate. He is the Truth, as fulfilling all the prophecies of a Saviour; believing which, sinners come by him the Way. He is the Life, by whose life-giving Spirit the dead in sin are quickened. Nor can any man draw nigh God as a Father, who is not quickened by Him as the Life, and taught by Him as the Truth, to come by Him as the Way. By Christ, as the Way, our prayers go to God, and his blessings come to us; this is the Way that leads to rest, the good old Way. He is the Resurrection and the Life. All that saw Christ by faith, saw the Father in Him. In the light of Christ's doctrine, they saw God as the Father of lights; and in Christ's miracles, they saw God as the God of power. The holiness of God shone in the spotless purity of Christ's life. We are to believe the revelation of God to man in Christ; for the works of the Redeemer show forth his own glory, and God in him.
Verses 12-17 Whatever we ask in Christ's name, that shall be for our good, and suitable to our state, he shall give it to us. To ask in Christ's name, is to plead his merit and intercession, and to depend upon that plea. The gift of the Spirit is a fruit of Christ's mediation, bought by his merit, and received by his intercession. The word used here, signifies an advocate, counsellor, monitor, and comforter. He would abide with the disciples to the end of time; his gifts and graces would encourage their hearts. The expressions used here and elsewhere, plainly denote a person, and the office itself includes all the Divine perfections. The gift of the Holy Ghost is bestowed upon the disciples of Christ, and not on the world. This is the favour God bears to his chosen. As the source of holiness and happiness, the Holy Spirit will abide with every believer for ever.
Verses 18-24 Christ promises that he would continue his care of his disciples. I will not leave you orphans, or fatherless, for though I leave you, yet I leave you this comfort, I will come to you. I will come speedily to you at my resurrection. I will come daily to you in my Spirit; in the tokens of his love, and visits of his grace. I will come certainly at the end of time. Those only that see Christ with an eye of faith, shall see him for ever: the world sees him no more till his second coming; but his disciples have communion with him in his absence. These mysteries will be fully known in heaven. It is a further act of grace, that they should know it, and have the comfort of it. Having Christ's commands, we must keep them. And having them in our heads, we must keep them in our hearts and lives. The surest evidence of our love to Christ is, obedience to the laws of Christ. There are spiritual tokens of Christ and his love given to all believers. Where sincere love to Christ is in the heart, there will be obedience. Love will be a commanding, constraining principle; and where love is, duty follows from a principle of gratitude. God will not only love obedient believers, but he will take pleasure in loving them, will rest in love to them. He will be with them as his home. These privileges are confined to those whose faith worketh by love, and whose love to Jesus leads them to keep his commandments. Such are partakers of the Holy Spirit's new-creating grace.
Verses 25-27 Would we know these things for our good, we must pray for, and depend on the teaching of the Holy Ghost; thus the words of Jesus will be brought to our remembrance, and many difficulties be cleared up which are not plain to others. To all the saints, the Spirit of grace is given to be a remembrancer, and to him, by faith and prayer, we should commit the keeping of what we hear and know. Peace is put for all good, and Christ has left us all that is really and truly good, all the promised good; peace of mind from our justification before God. This Christ calls his peace, for he is himself our Peace. The peace of God widely differs from that of Pharisees or hypocrites, as is shown by its humbling and holy effects.
Verses 28-31 Christ raises the expectations of his disciples to something beyond what they thought was their greatest happiness. His time was now short, he therefore spake largely to them. When we come to be sick, and to die, we may not be capable of talking much to those about us; such good counsel as we have to give, let us give while in health. Observe the prospect Christ had of an approaching conflict, not only with men, but with the powers of darkness. Satan has something in us to perplex us with, for we have all sinned; but when he would disturb Christ, he found nothing sinful to help him. The best evidence of our love to the Father is, our doing as he has commanded us. Let us rejoice in the Saviour's victories over Satan the prince of this world. Let us copy the example of his love and obedience.
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Job Who wrote the book? The author of the book of Job is unknown. Several suggestions have been put forth as plausible authors: Job himself, who could... Read more
Job Who wrote the book? The author of the book of Job is unknown. Several suggestions have been put forth as plausible authors: Job himself, who could have best recalled his own words; Elihu, the fourth friend who spoke toward the end of the story; various biblical writers and leaders; or many editors who compiled the material over the years. While there is no definitive answer, it was most likely an eyewitness who recorded the detailed and lengthy conversations found in the book. In Old Testament times, authors sometimes referred to themselves in the third person, so Job’s authorship is a strong possibility. Who was Job? This wealthy landowner and father is one of the best-known biblical heroes. But we know little more than that he was stripped of everything, without warning, and that his faith was severely tested. Where are we? Though the text does not directly identify its setting, internal clues indicate that Job lived during the time of the patriarchs, approximately 2100 to 1900 BC. According to Job 42:16, Job lived an additional 140 years after his tragedies occurred, perhaps to around 210 years total. His long lifespan generally corresponds to that of Terah (Abraham’s father), Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Also, Job’s wealth was measured in livestock (Job 1:3; 42:12), as was Abraham’s (Genesis 12:16). Like the patriarchs, Job used God’s unique title “El Shaddai” (God Almighty). The book of Job does not mention the Mosaic Law; indeed, Job’s daughters were equal heirs with his sons, and Job himself, though not a priest, offered sacrifices—things not possible under the Law (Leviticus 4:10; Numbers 27:8). Though we cannot be certain, Job may have lived during the time of Jacob or shortly thereafter. Job lived in the land of Uz (Job 1:1), but no one really knows where Uz was located. Scholars believe it was outside of Canaan, near the desert because “the customs, vocabulary, and references to geography and natural history relate to northern Arabia.”1 Why is Job so important? The Israelites categorized Job within their wisdom literature. The book includes language from ancient legal proceedings, laments, and unique terms not found elsewhere in the Bible. In addition, the majority of Job is written in parallel lines which are indicative of poetry. The book delves into issues near to the heart of every human who experiences suffering. The prologue provides a fascinating peek into the back story—why God allowed Satan to afflict Job with such pain and turmoil. Then, through a series of dialogues and monologues arranged in a pattern of threes, human wisdom attempts to explain the unexplainable, until finally God Himself speaks. The final chapters of Job record God’s masterful defense of His majesty and unique “otherness”—of God’s eternal transcendence above creation—in contrast with Job’s humble and ignorant mortality. “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? / Tell Me, if you have understanding” (Job 38:4). What's the big idea? Job’s plight of undeserved suffering compels us to ask the age-old question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” The answer given to Job may or may not satisfy the reader. God allows pain for good reason, but He may never reveal those reasons. Job did not reject God, but Job did challenge and accuse Him. The Almighty quieted Job decisively when He finally thundered His own perspective on the situation. God did not answer Job’s question of “Why?”—He instead overwhelmed Job and his friends with the truth of His majesty and sovereignty. Job came away with a deeper sense of God’s power and splendor, trusting Him more: “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear;But now my eye sees You;Therefore I retract,And I repent in dust and ashes.” (Job 42:5–6)
How do I apply this? Pain inevitably afflicts each one of us. Suffering is unavoidable in this life. Will your relationship with God be enough when trials come? Will you trust Him through your suffering? Read Job 38–42. Spend time with the Almighty. Pray for a stronger faith in the powerful Creator described in those chapters. Pray for a right perspective of Him so that you might see your situation through His eyes. Instead of asking where God is in the midst of your pain, the book of Job affirms God’s control and asks us, “Where are we in our pain? Are we trusting our Creator, even though we cannot understand our circumstances?” Read less
Isaiah Who wrote the book? As is the case with nearly all the books of “the prophets,” the book of Isaiah takes its name from its writer. Isaiah was m... Read more
Isaiah Who wrote the book? As is the case with nearly all the books of “the prophets,” the book of Isaiah takes its name from its writer. Isaiah was married to a prophetess who bore him at least two sons (Isaiah 7:3; 8:3). He prophesied under the reign of four Judean kings—Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah (1:1)—and he likely met his death under a fifth, the evil King Manasseh. Christian tradition as early as the second century identifies Isaiah as one of the prophets whose death is described in Hebrews 11:37, specifically the prophet who was “sawn in two.”1 Isaiah likely lived in Jerusalem, given the book’s concern with the city (Isaiah 1:1) and his close proximity to at least two significant kings during the period of his prophecy (7:3; 38:1). Much of scholarship for the past two centuries has assigned multiple writers to Isaiah, dividing the book into three sections: 1–39, 40–55, and 56–66. However, these divisions come out of a scholarly denial of predictive prophecy. This position not only limits the power of God to communicate with His people but also ignores the wide variety of specific, predictive claims about Jesus Christ scattered throughout the book. Where are we? Isaiah prophesied from 739–681 BC to a nation that had turned a deaf ear to the Lord. Instead of serving Him with humility and offering love to their neighbors, the nation of Judah offered meaningless sacrifices in God’s temple at Jerusalem and committed injustices throughout the nation. The people of Judah turned their backs on God and alienated themselves from Him, which created the need for Isaiah’s pronouncements of judgment—declarations made in the hope that God’s chosen people would return to Him. Why is Isaiah so important? The book of Isaiah provides us with the most comprehensive prophetic picture of Jesus Christ in the entire Old Testament. It includes the full scope of His life: the announcement of His coming (Isaiah 40:3–5), His virgin birth (7:14), His proclamation of the good news (61:1), His sacrificial death (52:13–53:12), and His return to claim His own (60:2–3). Because of these and numerous other christological texts in Isaiah, the book stands as a testament of hope in the Lord, the One who saves His people from themselves. What's the big idea? Isaiah’s overall theme receives its clearest statement in chapter 12: “Behold, God is my salvation, / I will trust and not be afraid” (Isaiah 12:2). This echoes the meaning of Isaiah’s name, which means the “salvation of Yahweh.”2 Having read the book, one might wonder about the strong presence of judgment that runs through the first thirty-nine chapters when the theme is salvation. How can the two coexist? The presence of judgment indicates its necessity for salvation to occur. Before we can have salvation, we must have a need for it! So the bulk of those early chapters in Isaiah detail judgments against the people who have turned their backs on the Lord, showing us that those who persist in their rebellion will receive judgment. On the other hand, we also see God’s faithfulness to His promise. He will preserve a small remnant of faithful believers, those who will continue on into the glorious renewed world He has prepared for His children in the end times (65:17–66:24). How do I apply this? Because of its scope, Isaiah contains one of the clearest expressions of the gospel in all the Old Testament. Even from the first chapter, it is clear that the people have turned away from God and failed in their responsibilities as His children (Isaiah 1:2–17). Yet God miraculously holds out hope to this unrepentant people, offering cleansing of sins and the blessing that comes with faith and obedience in Him (1:18–20). Salvation lies only in God—the only question is whether or not we will accept His offer. In addition to its gospel message, the book of Isaiah clearly articulates the sins of God’s people—dealing with others unjustly which resulted in their offering hypocritical sacrifices to God. Do you see anything in your own life that might fall under Isaiah’s critique of injustice—treating family, colleagues, or even strangers with unkindness or even disdain? Isaiah’s message is also a call for believers to come back to purity in our love for God and for our neighbors (Luke 10:26–28). - See more at: http://www.insight.org/resources/bible/isaiah.html#sthash.tdXA5CQZ.dpuf Read less
Strong's Number: 3875
Original Word Word Origin
parakletoß a root word
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Strong's Number: 3875
Original Word Word Origin
parakletoß a root word
Transliterated Word TDNT Entry
Phonetic Spelling Parts of Speech
par-ak'-lay-tos Noun Masculine
summoned, called to one's side, esp. called to one's aid
one who pleads another's cause before a judge, a pleader, counsel for defense, legal assistant, an advocate
one who pleads another's cause with one, an intercessor
of Christ in his exaltation at God's right hand, pleading with God the Father for the pardon of our sins
in the widest sense, a helper, succourer, aider, assistant
of the Holy Spirit destined to take the place of Christ with the apostles (after his ascension to the Father), to lead them to a deeper knowledge of the gospel truth, and give them divine strength needed to enable them to undergo trials and persecutions on behalf of the divine kingdom
Little Children speaking to the very young in Christ, foundational
Advocate Know that Jesus is our side. Pleads for us, intercessor for us. He is the satisfaction for our sins. He forgives us and helps us. This is how we know Him.
1. Believe in His Name Keep His Word. Keep the logos He is the Logos, and walk in His light which he gave us when He called us out of darkness and we
received His light which is truth and knowledge. We can walk in the truth because He sent the Holy Spirit to help us and He is the Spirit of truth.
2. Love one another. (lots of forgivenes).
Writing to Fathers, young me and children
do not love the world
lust of the flesh
flesh (the soft substance of the living body, which covers the bones and is permeated with blood) of both man and beasts
the body of a man
used of natural or physical origin, generation or relationship
born of natural generation
the sensuous nature of man, "the animal nature"
without any suggestion of depravity
the animal nature with cravings which incite to sin
the physical nature of man as subject to suffering
a living creature (because possessed of a body of flesh) whether man or beast
the flesh, denotes mere human nature, the earthly nature of man apart from divine influence, and therefore prone to sin and opposed to God
lust of the eyes
metaph. the eyes of the mind, the faculty of knowing
empty, braggart talk
an insolent and empty assurance, which trusts in its own power and resources and shamefully despises and violates divine laws and human rights
an impious and empty presumption which trusts in the stability of earthy things
conscious and intentional falsehood
in a broad sense, whatever is not what it seems to be
of perverse, impious, deceitful precepts
Talking of things in the world. The things that are not of the Father. What to recognized as truth and a lie. The Christ and the Antichrist. Who is of us and who is of the world. Read less
Even the demons couldn't hold this man back. The man alone of himself worshipped Jesus. The demons probably were not happy to be in the presence of Je... Read more
Even the demons couldn't hold this man back. The man alone of himself worshipped Jesus. The demons probably were not happy to be in the presence of Jesus because they began immediately to ask whether he had come to torment them. Read less
Corresponding to that:
a) Proclamamtion of Christ to disobedient spirits in prison
-proclaim openly: something which has been done
-after Christ's re... Read more
Corresponding to that:
a) Proclamamtion of Christ to disobedient spirits in prison
-proclaim openly: something which has been done
-after Christ's resurrection, He went to proclaim what He had done for all mankind to those disobedient souls in Hell
b) Patience of God during the time of Noah, where only 8 people were saved from the flood
-God gave them an opportunity to come to Him, by entering the Ark, but they rejected His salvation
-Noah and his family were the only ones who accepted the salvation God offered from His wrath by entering the Ark
>We are saved from God's wrath by accepting what Christ has done for us on the cross; We are baptizes through the Spirit just as Noah and his family were baptized through the Ark
>Noah's family entered into God's grace by entering into the Ark; We enter into God's grace by accepting Christ
Baptism: immersion, submersion
>Noah and his fam was submerged during the flood; saved only by the Ark
>WE are submerged in water; saved only by Christ's sacrifice
Resurrection of Jesus Christ: 3:18- Christ's sacrifice and resurrection is our bridge to God Read less