Friday, 14 February 2014

(Part 4-5 YOUTUBE - #9-10/Sun.Feb.9/14)
(From my journal Fri.Jan.10/14

The great benefits with the “Word” (Gr: Logos) on a recorder (CD’s/Mp3/Cassetes) etc. is that you are not only:

#1 Sowing His Word: (Parables of the Sower: Matt. 13:1-53/Mark 4:1-41/Luke 8:4-18)
Mark 4:14 “The sower sows the Word”
Luke 8:11 “Now the meaning of the parable is this: The seed is the Word of God”

#2 Renewing your mind:
Rom 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].
Eph: 4:23 “And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude]

#3 building faith as a seed:
Mark 4:26-32: “And He said, The kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed upon the ground,
 And then continues sleeping and rising night and day while the seed sprouts and grows and [a]increases—he knows not how. The earth produces [acting] by itself—first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. But when the grain is ripe and permits, immediately he [b]sends forth [the reapers] and puts in the sickle, because the harvest stands ready.And He said, With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use to illustrate and explain it?It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all seeds upon the earth; Yet after it is sown, it grows up and becomes the greatest of all garden herbs and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air are able to make nests and dwell in its shade

**Also you can be praying in tongues if you have the gift which empowers you to:

#4 Speak to God:
1 Cor.14:2a  “For one who speaks in an [unknown] tongue speaks not to men but to God, for no one understands or catches his meaning”

#5 Speak mysteries:
1 Cor.14:2b “for no one understands or catches his meaning, because in the [Holy] Spirit he utters secret truths and hidden things [not obvious to the understanding].

#6 As well as build your self up:
1 Cor.14:4a  “He who speaks in a [strange] tongue edifies and improves himself”

#7a Causing your “recreated spirit” to be fruitful:
1 Cor. 14:14 “For if I pray in an [unknown] tongue, my spirit [by the [a]Holy Spirit within me] prays, but my mind is unproductive [it bears no fruit and helps nobody

#7b I used the word “recreated spirit” because of this verse which carries the word “regeneration” in most translations, but according to the Greek text the actual word is made up of a compound word, Strong’s (Paliggenesia: S# 3824) ,meaning it’s made up of 2 words, which carries S# 3825 “palin”, & S# 1078 “genesis”

Titus 3:5
“He saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but because of His own pity and mercy, by [the] cleansing [bath] of the new birth (regeneration) and renewing of the Holy Spirit”


Back to this whole realm of sowing the Word which I must emphasize or add much emphasis to because, we already know that:

#8 The Word is Christ/God:
John 1:1: “In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself”
John 14: “And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and Truth”
Revelation 19:13: “He is dressed in a robe dyed by dipping in blood, and the title by which He is called is The Word of God.”

#9 The Word is the Word of Truth:
John 17:17 “Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth; Your Word is Truth”

#10 The Word will make you free:
John 8:32 “And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will make you free”

The truth of God’s Word will “FREE” you free from what? Free you from “ERROR”, because the opposite/Antonym of “ERROR” is “TRUTH”, and the opposite of “TRUTH” is “ERROR”.
There is no TRUTH in ERROR as well as, there is no ERROR in TRUTH. They are antagonistic / complete opposites, they oppose one another.

(NOTE): When sowing the Word you are sowing:

All of this is all about your inoculation against deception which ultimately can all be summed/wrapped up in one word: The Gospel/Good news. The good news is many things & has many diversities/varieties to it, & one of it is, your “right” as a son of God to “protect/inoculate” yourself against all/any kind(s) of deception, which includes error, falsehood, doctrines that demons teach, false indoctrination/interpretation, false religions/systems of beliefs, false philosophies etc.!

We already know that the Word is “alive/active” etc. (Heb. 4:12) empowering & enabling your “soul/sense man” to become “Kritikos/Discerning” etc.  towards the “thoughts/intents/motives” , not only regarding your own heart but every one else’s around you: including your neighbor(s), family member(s), close friend(s), your favorite pastor(s)/preacher(s) etc.!! Ouch/Selah!

 The sown Word will make you “judgmental” in the right sense of the word as in “judging with righteousness.
John 7:24: “Be honest in your judgment and do not decide at a glance (superficially and by appearances); but judge fairly and righteously”

There is a “righteous judgment” that is greatly lacking in the Body of Christ the church at this time. Deception has been around since the fall of man (Genesis.3), but with everything  going on in the world/church, we desperately need this message as we always have. Many things are being “spewed” as Truth yet it’s error, & it’s going on undetected therefore unchallenged/not confronted, & to some large degree we’ve been told not to give voice to our disapproval or suspicions, which is not what the Word teaches at all. Lacking spiritual discernment makes us vulnerable/susceptible to all kinds of misleading indoctrinations/teachings, as well as making us gullible, a simpleton, as being easily led astray from all sorts of wrong influences etc., right in your own backyard (meaning every form of media), even Christian media including your local friendly church. I’m not painting a pretty picture but it’s all out there & it’s time for a reality check, more specifically a “royal reality check”!!

Saved or unsaved “hearts”, we as believers have the “right/authority” to “know” their “thoughts & motives”, especially in light of:
Matthew 12:34-37:
V34 “You offspring of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)? For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks.
V35The good man from his inner good treasure flings forth good things, and the evil man out of his inner evil storehouse  flings forth evil things.
V36But I tell you, on the day of judgment men will have to give account for every idle (inoperative, nonworking) word they speak.
V37 For by your words you will be justified and acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced.”

God wants us to be able/empowered to “discern/judge” etc. the heart/soul & it’s contents, meaning what’s on the inside, in order to protect us from making wrong choices/decisions, protecting us from making assumptions/ presumptions regarding Himself, His Word , “Truth” etc.!
Back to Heb.4:12 for a moment: we have the right to translate “the Word of God” as “the word of Truth”, & His “Word” which is also “Truth” has been given to us in “Seed” form (Luke 8:11) so that we can eventually “sow/speak/confess it” in order to eventually see it’s images & eat of it’s fruit. This is why ultimately our inoculation etc. against deception etc. is found in:
John 8:31-32, 36:
V.31 “So Jesus said to those Jews who had believed in Him, If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples.”
V.32 “And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free”
V.36 “So if the Son liberates you [makes you free men], then you are really and unquestionably free”.

One reference out of “many” that must be brought out to our attention at this time is found in Eph. 4:12-14, in order to shed more light & understanding to everything that I’ve said so far from the beginning of this series, in order to prove that I’m not exaggerating nor am I trying to sound a false alarm, nor am I trying to bring division

between leaders & those they lead, but to bring a right accurate precise comprehension regarding deception & what God Himself has to say about it, & not what man has said or is saying or shall say about it.
Ephesians 4:
V.12 “His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church)
V.13 “[That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [[full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him”
V.14 “So then, we may no longer be “children” (Gr. Nepiazo: S# 3516) ,tossed [like ships] to and fro between chance gusts of teaching and wavering with every changing wind of doctrine, [the prey of] the cunning and cleverness of unscrupulous men, [gamblers engaged] in every shifting form of trickery in inventing errors to mislead.”
V.14 (JP GREENS Trans.) “so that we may no longer “infants” (Gr.Nepiazo:  S# 3516), having been blown & carried to and fro by every wind of doctrine, in the sleight (Gr.Kubeia: S# 2940) of men in craftiness (Gr. Panourgia: S# 3834) with a view to the trickery (Gr. Methodeia: S# 3180) of error (Gr. Plane: S# 4106)

I have no time to even come close to unpack this reference, but all I’d like to say at this moment is, in order to walk/ live in V.14, we must at least begin to walk & operate out of the 2 previous verses including V. 11, which is a whole other series in itself. Especially in light of:
1Timothy 3:15:
If I am detained, you may know how people ought to conduct themselves in the household of God, which is the “Church” of the living God, the “pillar (Gr.Stulos: S# 4769) and stay (Gr.Hedraioma: S#1477) (the prop and support)” of the “Truth”.


Paliggenesia: S# 3824 = regeneration, rebirth, spiritual renovation/restoration, restitution
Palin: S# 3825 = oscillatory repetition, anew, back (in time), once more/again, (to return back to a former place, state or condition)
Genesis: S# 1078 = generation, nativity, nature, creation/created, beginning, to form, origin, birth, race, species
Stulos: S# 4769 = To stiffen, a post/style, support, pillar, a column which stands by itself or supports something, authority/influence, uphold
Hedraioma:  S#1477 = a support, basis, ground, immovable, settled, steadfast, foundation, to make stable
Aletheia: S#225 = truth, verily, reality, true, not concealed, the veritable essence of a matter/subject/issue
Nepiazo:  S# 3516 = to act as a baby, be a child, simple minded, an immature Christian, childish
Plane: S# 4106  = deception, deceit, fraudulence, a straying from orthodoxy/straight doctrine, delusion, error
Kubeia: S# 2940 = gambling, artifice or fraud, dice for playing, implying trickery,
Methodeia:  S# 3180 = travelling over, method, trickery, travesty, wile, lie in wait, a device, artifice, crafty, the pursuing of an orderly and technical procedure in the handling of a subject/issue/teaching (even people).
Panourgia: S# 3834 = trickery, sophistry, cunning craftiness, subtlety, shrewdness, to be crafty, unscrupulousness, the employment of any or all means necessary to realize an end.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

(Part 2-3 –YOUTUBE- #7-8 /Sun. Jan.19/14)
(from my journal Thurs.-Fri. Jan.9-10/14)

today we begin these 2 parts in greater details regarding this “critical” subject/theme that we find everywhere in the O.T. & even more so in the N.T.! I mentioned the word “critical” on purpose. To be “critical” as all else, there’s always 2 sides to it’s meaning as in “right vs wrong criticizing” which is so important regarding this series called “Inoculation Against Deception”. Two key words also in this title we will be looking at are “Inoculation” & “Deception”. Amazingly all of this has to do with His (written) “Word” (the Logos-Greek) as well as the (living) “Word” (the Rhema-Greek) which is all summed up in “Jesus the Christ”.

John 1:1 (Amplified Bible):
“In the beginning (before all time) was the Word (Greek-Logos) (Christ) & the Word (Logos) was with God, & the Word (Logos) was God Himself.”

We begin today with Hebrews 4:12 (Amp. Bible):
 “For the Word that God speaks is alive & full of power 
(making it active, operative, energizing, & effective): It is sharper than any two edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul/psyche-Greek) & (the immortal) (spirit/pneuma-Greek), & of joints & marrow (of the deepest parts of our nature), exposing & sifting & analyzing & judging (Kritikos-Greek) the very thoughts & purposes of the (human) heart (Kardia-Greek).”
Many other translations also make use of the word “discerner” for this word “Kritikos”

We need to “warn” people before hand that once they begin to “Sow/Meditate/Speak/Confess” etc. His “Word” (Logos/Rhema), eventually they will begin to “become” (Greek-Ginomai) “Kritikos/Critical” in a good way, & they need to make sure no one will try to convince them that they are in sin. Going back briefly to this little word “warn”, the Bible from Genesis to Revelation is replete/full of “warnings” from God, starting back in the Garden with: 

Genesis 2:15-17:(Amp Bible)
V.15“And the Lord God took (the) Man (1st Adam) & put him in the Garden of Eden to tend & guard/keep it.”
V.16 “And the Lord God commanded (the) Man (1st Adam), saying ‘you may freely eat of every tree of the Garden:
V.17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good & evil, & blessing & calamity you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die (spirit-pneuma) (soul-psyche) (body-soma) (1 Thess 5:23) 
1 Thessalonians 5:23(Amp.)
“And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through (separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God): And may your spirit/soul/body be preserved sound & complete (and found) blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 

Many in the Body (soma) of Christ, the Church (Greek- ekklesia) have no “discernment” whatsoever regarding “truth” (Greek - Aletheia)  vs. “deception/error” (Greek – plane etc.) simply because the “Word”itself/Himself is not “in” (Greek- en) (in union with/one with/within) them & they themselves are not “in” the “Word” regarding their “soul” (psyche). John 15:4,7:
John 15:4,7: (Amp.)
V.4 “Dwell in Me (Me = the Word/Logos), & I will dwell in you. (Live in Me & I will live in you). Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding “in” (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.”
V.7 “If (conditional/prerequisite) you live “in” Me (abide vitally united to Me) and My Word(s) remain in you & continue to live in your hearts (kardia/psyche), ask whatever you will, & it shall be done for you.
Did you know that the Bible, God’s Word is not only full of “warnings” but also full of “conditional statements/promises”?!(that’s a whole other study).

Since Jesus was/is the Word (John 1:1, 14) you can actually say that Jesus is “Mr. Discernment/ 
Kritikos/Critical” because of Hebrews 4:12! HaHa! And imagine this: according to Galatians 4:19, 
“Mr. Kritikos” wants to “form” (form = morphoo in Greek) Himself in each one of us as God’s own children. 
Galatians 4:19: (Amp.)
“My little children, for whom I am again suffering “birth” pangs until Christ is completely & permanently “formed” (molded) “within” you.”

We’ve been taught for many years in many places not to be “critical” nor “judgmental” etc. & there is truth to all of this but, (there is always a “but”) this journey of “sowing His Word” which includes “mind renewal/building faith” etc. (which we will delve into great details) all of these having to do with His/The Word, will cause you to “become” (ginomai) nothing else but 
“kritikos/critical/ discerning/analytical “ ect.! Count on it!!

Also, we need to go back to Matthew 7:1 including V.2-5!! 
Mathew 7:1-5: (Amp.)
V.1 Do not judge & criticize & condemn others, so that you may not be judged etc. yourselves. 
V.2 For just as you judge etc. others, you will be judged etc., & in accordance with the measure you use to deal out to others, it will be dealt out again to you. 
V.3 Why do you stare from without at the very small particle that is in your brother’s eye but do not become aware of and consider (self examination) the beam of timber that is in your own eye?
V.4 Or how can you say to your brother, let me get the tiny particle out of your eye, when there is the beam of timber in your own eye?
V.5 You hypocrite, first get the beam of timber out of your own eye, & then you will see clearly to take the tiny particle out of your brother’s eye.

This word  “judge” (Greek – Krino) is in the “family/group words” of “kritikos” which is why the Amplified carries the very word “critical” regarding this word “judge”. A believer whose life 
is full of sin etc. is in no position whatsoever to “judge” a fellow believer who has much less sin in his own life!! Selah! Get rid of your own faults before you go on a “fault finding rampage” towards those who have much less faults than yourself!! Ouch!

Word Studies with Strong’s #

Kritikos: S# 2924 = critical, decisive, discerner, discriminative, sifting, analyzing, exposing, judging.
Krino: S# 2919 = to distinguish, decide mentally or judicially, to try, conclude, determine, esteem.
Logos: S# 3056 = word, something said, computation, subject of discourse, a topic, talk, speech.
Rhema: S# 4487 = an utterance, a living/now/spoken/revealed word, a command. 
Ginomai: S# 1096 = come into existence/being, to exist by creation, to be created, to become.
morphoo: S# 3445 = to fashion, to shape, the adjustment of parts, to conceive, appearance. 
pneuma: S#  4151 = spirit, breath,current of air, vital principle, disposition, immaterial part of man. 
psyche: S# 5590 = soul, mind, life, immaterial part of man
Aletheia: S# 225 = truth, verily, reality, true, truly, not concealed, the veritable essence of matter.
Plane: S# 4106 = deception, deceit, fraudulence, a straying from orthodoxy, delusion, error.
En: S# 1722 = in, within, oneness, one with, in union with, vitally united to or with,
Soma: S# 4983 = body, as a sound whole, physical, an organized whole made up of parts/members 
Kardia: S# 2588 = heart (metaphorically speaking), the core, the center, the middle. 
Ekklesia: S# 1577 = church, a calling out, a religious congregation, assembly, community of saints.
Speiro: S# 4687 = sow, to scatter, to extend, to receive seed, disseminate, distribute, plant. 
Noutheteo S# 3560 = warn, to put in the mind, to caution or reprove gently, admonish, mild                                                 rebuke, calling attention to            
odino: S# 5605 = birth, to experience the pains of parturition, child birth, travail, labor pain.