Wednesday Word Study – Gift of Healing

 February 29, 2012

gift of healing

transliteration: charisma
phonetic spelling:
(khar’-is-mah)
short definition:
an undeserved favor
definition: a gift of grace, an undeserved favor.

transliteration: iama
phonetic spelling:
(ee’-am-ah)
short definition:
healing, curing
definition: healing, curing, remedy.

i corinthians 12:9b
…and to another gifts of healing by the one spirit,

as i wrote on monday, we have all been given the personal gift of healing, or divine health. jesus walked on this earth in divine health and when he was beaten at his crucifixion, he was beaten for our healing, so that we could walk in divine health just as he did.

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Wednesday Word Study – Gift of Faith

February 22, 2012

Gift of Faith

Transliteration: charisma
Phonetic Spelling: (khar’-is-mah)
Short Definition: an undeserved favor
Definition: a gift of grace, an undeserved favor. The operation of grace (divine favor), i.e. a grace-endowment (natural gift ability or quality) to edify the Church.

Transliteration: pistis
Phonetic Spelling: (pis’-tis)
Short Definition: faith, belief, trust
Definition: faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

The topic this week is the ministerial Gift of Faith that Paul is referring to in

I Corinthians 12:9a
9) to another faith by the same Spirit…

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Wednesday Word Study – Word of Knowledge

 February 15, 2012

word of knowledge

transliteration: logos
phonetic spelling:
(log’-os)
short definition:
a word, speech, divine utterance, analogy
definition: a word, speech, divine utterance, analogy.

transliteration: gnósis
phonetic spelling:
(gno’-sis)
short definition:
knowledge, doctrine, wisdom
definition:
knowledge, doctrine, wisdom. functional (“working”) knowledge gleaned from first-hand (personal) experience, connecting theory to application; “application-knowledge,” gained in (by) a direct relationship and is only as good as the relationship.

this week we are talking about word of knowledge. in i corinthians 12 it is the second in the list of the gifts of the spirit. it comes right after word of wisdom and the two are like twins in that they very often are present together.

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Wednesday Word Studies – Gifts

 February 1, 2012

 Gifts 

 

Transliteration: charisma
Phonetic Spelling:
(khar’-is-mah)
Short Definition:
an undeserved favor
Definition:
a gift of grace, an undeserved favor.  The operation of grace (divine favor), i.e. a grace-endowment (natural gift ability or quality) to edify the Church.

There is a lot of talk of grace in the church.  It is by grace (underserved favor) that we are saved, not by our works.

 

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Wednesday Word Study – Sealed

 January 25, 2012

 Sealed 

 

Transliteration: sphragizó
Phonetic Spelling:
(sfrag-id’-zo)
Short Definition:
I set a seal upon
Definition:  Signifies ownership and the full security carried by the backing or full authority of the owner, authorizing or validating what is sealed. “Sealing” in the ancient world served as a “legal signature” which guaranteed the promise (contents) of what was sealed.  To stamp with a signet or private mark for security or preservation by implication, to keep secret.

 

In this “Tupperware” age we know the importance of a good ‘seal’.  When things are sealed properly they don’t ‘spoil’.  And with technology there have been many forms and types of seals developed.

 

But in the time of Christ, there was a seal that was formed by dropping wax or softened clay on the opening of a document or other container and then taking your personal signet, probably a stone carved with your personal emblem and plunging it down into the hot wax or soft clay.  This pressed the wax or clay down and solidly imprinted your unique emblem onto the wax.  It marked ownership.

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Wednesday Word Study – Liberty

 January 18, 2012

 Liberty 

Transliteration: eleutheria
Phonetic Spelling: (el-yoo-ther-ee’-ah)
Short Definition:
freedom, liberty
Definition: freedom, liberty, especially: a state of freedom from slavery.

From eleutheros; freedom (legitimate or licentious, chiefly moral or ceremonial) — liberty.

The scripture on Monday was:

2 Corinthians 3:12-18
17) Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18) But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

The analogy that I gave was that of a car and its alignment. If a car is in perfect alignment then it will travel in a straight line without someone turning the steering wheel. If a car is not in alignment then the car can be made to go straight with the steering wheel. Both ways the car will travel in a straight line.  But as I discussed on Monday, God is not concerned about the straightness of our path, but the internal alignment of our souls.

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Wednesday Word Study – Make the Most

 January 11, 2012

 Make the Most 

 

Transliteration: exagorazó
Phonetic Spelling: (ex-ag-or-ad’-zo)
Short Definition:
I ransom, redeem
Definition: I buy out, buy away from, ransom; mid: I purchase out, buy, redeem, choose.

1805 eksagoráz? (from 1537 /ek, “completely out from” which intensifies 59 /agoráz?, “buy-up at the marketplace”) – properly, take full advantage of, seizing a buying-opportunity, i.e. making the most of the present opportunity (recognizing its future gain).

 

In our Monday Meditation scripture we had the following verse:

 

Colossians 4:5-6

5) Be wise in the way you act toward those who are outside [the Christian faith]. Make the most of your opportunities. 6) Everything you say should be kind and well thought out so that you know how to answer everyone.

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Wednesday Word Study – Hope

 January 4, 2012

  Hope 

Transliteration: elpis
Phonetic Spelling: (el-pece’)
Short Definition: hope, expectation
Definition: hope, expectation, trust, confidence.

1680 elpís (from elp?, “to anticipate, welcome”) – properly, expectation of what is sure (certain); hope.

 

Hope is something that is easily translated into a ‘feel-good’ emotional entity.  It ranks right up there with joy and love.

 

We use it a lot just like those words too.  “I hope so…” is a common phrase used a lot just like telling someone who is just a friend, “I love you…”  We know that love is so much more than that, but so is hope.

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Wednesday Word Study – Good Pleasure

 December 21, 2011

 Good Pleasure 

 

Transliteration: eudokia
Phonetic Spelling:
(yoo-dok-ee’-ah)
Short Definition:
good-will, favor
Definition: (a) good-will (good-pleasure), favor, feeling of complacency of God to man, (b) good-pleasure, satisfaction, happiness, delight of men.

 

Luke 2:14
“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”

 

I know that there is a large population out there that believe that God is angry and eager to punish mankind.  I also know that there is a lot of people out there that believe that God punishes them and makes them sick and that makes them angry and fearful of God.

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