Word Study: Lessons in Scripture for Right Now Times
ROF 11 08 17 Prophetic Pearls of Wisdom & Encouragement – Angela – Ring of Fire Ministries
A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
💗I am finding great comfort in these words this week. Stay On The Path…
It seems lately each day brings it’s own purifying qualities, as we are faced with many obstacles along the journey in this life. I find myself often questioning everything I say and everything I do with a heart that seeks to be obedient, finding myself drowning in a sea of choices. I often relate closely to Paul, who said, “It is not what I want to do that I do…” I am sure many of you can relate.
A heart that is fixated on the King, of course, wants to be submissive to Him in servitude, to glorifying His Name and the edifying His Kingdom.
I am small… Very small, in the grand scheme of things in this World.
With each uncovering day, I see just how small I am and how great He is. I believe this too is purposed, as we walk so tightly to Him now ~ we begin to see the path we once we on is drawing to a close, as it marries to His path – His plan in our lives. The key to staying on His path is to never take our eyes off of Him. Although, the sea and waves roar beneath our feet, as long as we keep our eyes securely on HIM, we shall not sink, we shall not perish. When Jesus called Peter out of the boat that day to walk on water, He did not cause the waves to cease roaring but instead He beckoned Peter to look only to Him and keep walking. This is true for us, as well. Stay On The Path…
As I was considering, all the ways I believed I was overcoming, He is now showing me all I truly needed to overcome was myself. I do not even trust myself anymore. I do not trust “Me” to keep “Me” on His path. Not like I used to anyway. Once I began to let go and let God, my eyes were opened to see naturally supernaturally, that it was never about me. It is only about HIM.💗 We can even get entangled in our daily Salvation if we start to think it is about us. This is truly something to ponder.
So just how does one STAY ON THE PATH? Stay small, stay in a place of a broken contrite heart, that is so one with Him we know beyond a shadow of a doubt He is directing our steps and a part for Him we can do nothing – not even save ourselves from ourselves. It is true we may decide where to tread, but the task ends there. He, in turn directs us on His path. If I intervene at all, I have lost my way. Do you remember playing a board game and as you roll the dice, you landed on the dreadful space that says, “return to start”? In a sense, that portrays our daily lives. We often, in freewill, find ourselves “returning to start… Returning to JESUS.” I believe this is what the Word calls, mercy.
It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassion’s fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Each day we are presented with a choice to follow or to stray, but with His loving-kindness, as a gentle Shepard, He always leads us in the way that we should go. I glean much comfort knowing He will leave the 99 to go after the one lost sheep. I am finding that is me quite often these days, as that little wandering sheep who veers off the path in search of Him, not realizing He was with me all the time. The beauty in all this is… I do not have to trust ME to stay on the path, I need only TRUST HIM to find me when I venture off.
Returning, to start over each day – IN HIM.
Stay On The Path… Or at least, simply believe He keeps us there, because thankfully it truly is all the same. He begins, right where we end at START.💗
May the Lord Bless You in His Love,
💗Angela~Marked By Heaven
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The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)
For the beginner, this study will familiarize you with the use of a Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of The Bible. For you students of God’s word, a review is never a bad thing. We use a Strong’s Concordance, because the Strong’s is simply the best, in our opinion. Please take heed in these times, Theological Infidels carry on a campaign to change (or update) the Truth of God’s word to support their fables (they see the truth as myth). It seems that the older editions of the Strong’s are best, so if you purchase a newer edition, please know whom you’re purchasing from. The Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible enables the reader to locate any Scripture passage in the King James Version Bible, as well as every Hebrew, Chaldee or Greek word behind the English words. The most direct way of using these features is as follows:
1. Beginning with the word you are researching, find that word in the Main Concordance, which lists every occurrence of every word in the Bible. If you are looking for a specific occurrence of that word, you should read the context lines until you find the reference.
2. Each context line has three segments. From left to right, they are:
a. The text of the Scripture in which the reference word appears.
b. The reference to the book, chapter and verse where it may be found.
c. A reference number to the Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries which follow the main concordance.
Example listing of the word “hate”
in the main concordance.
HATE a b c
do good to them which h you………….. Lk 6:27 3404
h not his father, and mother, and…….. Lk 14:26 3404
for either he will h the one……………… Lk 16:13 3404
only the first letter of the reference word appears in the text
3. If the reference number is set in Italic type (such as this: 3404) you should look for it in the Greek Dictionary. If no number appears, the word may have been supplied by the translators to clarify the meaning, even though no specific Hebrew or Greek word was used to express it. In other instances more than one word in the original language was included in the English translations. To help the student follow along even more easily, we have incorporated three color codes into this study. They are as follows:-
1. Bible Scriptures Will Be In Blue And Look Like This.
2. All Of Christ’s Words Will Be In Red,
3. And The Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance Will Be Green.
This isn’t any kind of standard on the Internet. But, do to many of today’s hand-held devices only allowing one type of font on all of the text viewed from the web on said devices, we have incorporated these color codes. We utilize this color format in these instructions so that it may be clearly understood, from which source the text under discussion is from. We also utilize this color format in other studies on this web-site to be helpful to the student. Are you ready to give it a try? Open your Bibles to the first chapter of Genesis and read verse 2.
2. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Now… say we wanted to learn more about this word; “was”, as in; “…the earth was without…” for this word we must turn to the Appendix to the Main Concordance.
The Appendix to the Main Concordance immediately follows the main Concordance. The Appendix is a listing, by chapter and verse only, of forty-seven words that appear in the Bible so frequently that if they were listed in the main Concordance the Strong’s, would take up volumes and volumes. These words consist of those small words used very often in English, like; “as”, “an”, “and”, “are”, “for”, “from”, “shall”, “the”, “they”, “was”, and “with”… You get the idea.
Now, we know where to look for the word; “was“, let’s go to the Appendix and find the word; “was“, note: the words are listed alphabetically. There we find the word; “was“, has the Hebrew reference number, 1961 (Remember, the Greek reference number is set in Italic type: . The Hebrew number isn’t. This reference number, 1961 isn’t in Italic type).
NOTE: some Strong’s printed in the mid 1990’s have these numbers missing. If yours is one of them, we suggest you return it and get one that has these Hebrew and Greek reference numbers. We take the Hebrew reference number, 1961 and lookup that number in the Hebrew Dictionary, which immediately follows the Appendix to the Main Concordance (The Greek Dictionary immediately follows the Hebrew Dictionary). And there we find the definition is…
1961. hayah, (haw-yaw´);
a primitive root [compare Heb:1933]; to exist, i.e. be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) :- beacon, X altogether, be (-come), accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, X have, last, pertain, quit (oneself-), require, X use.
We read the word; “hayah” means, “be or become, come to pass“.
A very important point to remember, everything after the :- (“Full-colon with a Dash”) is how the translators translated the Hebrew word; hayah into English in other verses in the Bible, and is not a translation, but how it was translated. This is, but one example why we utilize the Strong’s in our studies. You must understand, the translators, at times didn’t translate the manuscripts correctly, or some words were translated poorly. Now that we have our definition, “be or become, come to pass“, we can use it in our learning. Let’s put it all together…
2. And the earth became without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Let’s try another word…
2. I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. We want to look up the word; “LORD“, as it’s used in the 2nd verse of Exodus, chapter 20. We go to the main Concordance and look up the word; “LORD”, then we find the reference Book, chapter, and verse; Exodus 20:2. Look to the right of that, and we read it’s the Hebrew reference number, 3068.
Now, we have our reference number, it’s not italicized, so we turn to the Hebrew Dictionary. Find the number; “3068”. We see our definition is…3068. Yehovah, (yeh-ho-vaw´);
from Heb:1961; (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God :- Jehovah, the Lord. Compare Heb: 3050, Heb: 3069.
We read the word is, “Yehovah“. This is the Name of God, properly translated from the Hebrew. Now, remember about the :- “Full-colon with a Dash”, everything after it, is just the way it’s been translated in other verses in the KJV. Now, let’s put this one together…
2. I am Yehovah thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Let’s try one in the New testament. Go to Luke 14:26.
26. If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
This verse is one that confuses many people. We’re going to look up the word; hate and see if Jesus really wants us to hate…
Go to the main Concordance and lookup the word; “hate” as it’s used in Luke 14:26. We find it’s the Greek reference number; 3404. So, now we go to the Greek Dictionary, which follows the Hebrew Dictionary, and lookup the Greek reference number; 3404 and there you read…
3404. miseo (mis-eh´-o);
from a primary misos (hatred); to detest (especially to persecute); by extension, to love less:-hate (-ful).
We see, by extension it is; “to love less” and “hate”, is the way it’s translated in the KJV, but what’s really meant is, “to love less“. Now, let’s read that verse again with the correction.
26. If any man come to me, and love less not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. Doesn’t this follow the teachings of Christ, in the gospel more correctly? One more time, okay… Turn to Revelation 21:8.
8. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
In this verse let’s look up the word; “sorcerers,” as it’s used in Revelation 21:8. The Greek reference number you should’ve found is; 5332.
5332. pharmakeus, (far-mak-yoos´);
from pharmakon (a drug, i.e. spell-giving potion); a druggist (“pharmacist”) or poisoner, i.e. (by extension) a magician:-sorcerer.
This is where we get the English word; pharmacist, from the Greek word; pharmakeus. The thing here is, THIS one in verse 8, isn’t the good kind of pharmacist. THIS one in verse 8 isn’t the one Doctors use. THIS one in verse 8 isn’t the one we use down at the local store we’ve all come to know and trust, NO! THIS one spoken of in verse 8 is a “poisoner-druggist,” a “drug dealer,” a “spell-giving magician,” a very evil type of person, bent on putting God’s children in a drug-induced spell for their own personal gain.
Now, let’s read that verse again, the way it should’ve been translated…
8. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and poisoner-druggists, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Yep… the illegal drug dealers will have their part in the lake of fire, which is the second death (that is to say, the death of the soul). We pray we’ve helped you learn how to use a Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of The Bible. You can have many hours of joy studying your Heavenly Fathers Word. Having a Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of The Bible, is like having a set of manuscripts right at your finger tips. Now you’ll know whose teaching truth from the Bible and who isn’t. Most importantly, you’ll know for sure, if someone tries to deceive you or change God’s Word. Being able to find out for yourself, what God’s word says, you can help His other children find the truth.