Know That You Have Eternal Life

God’s witness about his Son.

The sayings of our mouth and the meditation of our heart.

Ps 19:14 – Let the sayings of my mouth, And the meditation of my heart, Be for a pleasing thing before Thee, O Jehovah, my rock, and my redeemer! (YLT)

What do the sayings of your mouth and the meditation of your heart reveal about who you think you are? Are they in agreement with the words of the Lord God and the meditation of his heart?

As you spend time resting in the word of God daily, forgetting everything you know except Jesus the Messiah, are you aware of a growing desire for your every word and thought to please the Lord? Are you becoming conscious of the Lord’s response to your every word and thought?

Read the words of Scripture slowly and reflectively. Let them settle deep in your soul and take root as you wait in anticipation for the Spirit of God to bring them to life in you.

Like the palm tree and like a cedar.

Ps 92:12-15 – The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green, to declare that the Lord is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him. (ESV)

The righteous. They are planted in the house of the Lord. They flourish in the courts of our God.
Righteous: just, lawful; to be (make) right in a moral or legal sense; cleanse, be just, do justice; be, turn to righteousness.1

The righteous.

Phil 1:11 – filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. (ESV)

The righteous.
Filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ.
To the glory and praise of God.

What words or thoughts have caught your attention in these texts? Why?

The righteous.
The just, those cleansed and made right, through Jesus Christ.
The righteous flourish.
The righteous break forth as a bud, bloom, spread, grow.2
The righteous flourish like the palm tree.
Erect.3
The righteous grow.
Upward. Enlarge. Increase.4

The righteous grow like a cedar.
From the tenacity of its roots.5
The righteous are planted.
Transplanted.6
In the house of the Lord,
The righteous flourish.
The righteous break forth as a bud, bloom, spread, grow.2

In the courts.
A yard as enclosed by a fence.7
The righteous flourish in the courts of our God.
The righteous still bear fruit in old age.
Germinate, to make flourish, utter words, make cheerful.8
Declaring that there is no unrighteousness in the Lord, their rock.

The righteous grow upward and spread outward as their unseen roots tenaciously extend broadly downward with singleness of purpose.

Deeply rooted in the Messiah.

Col 2:5-7 – For although I am away from you physically, I am with you in spirit, rejoicing as I see the disciplined and resolute firmness of your trust in the Messiah. Therefore, just as you received the Messiah Yeshua as Lord, keep living your life united with him. Remain deeply rooted in him; continue being built up in him and confirmed in your trust, the way you were taught, so that you overflow in thanksgiving. (CJB)

Rejoicing as I see the disciplined and resolute firmness of your trust in the Messiah.

Note that relationship with the Messiah is not a one-time transaction, nor a simple mental agreement with a set of religious creeds, doctrines and beliefs, nor some magical experience. Relationship with the Messiah involves training which develops character and order and unwavering determination which results in overflowing thanksgiving.

Trust: persuasion, moral conviction of the truthfulness of God, especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; assurance, belief, faith, faithful devotion.9

The disciplined and resolute firmness of your trust in the Messiah.

Disciplined: regular arrangement, i.e. (in time) fixed succession (of rank or character), official dignity; order; assign or dispose to a certain position or lot.10

Disciplined trust, a regular arrangement in time, disposed to a certain position or lot, official dignity.
Resolute firmness/steadfastness: something established, confirmation; receive strength, make strong.11
Firmly established in the Messiah from whom we receive confirmation of our position and strength in him.

Disciplined and resolute firmness of your faithful devotion and reliance upon the Messiah.
Just as you received the Messiah Jesus as Lord

Lord: supreme in authority, controller, master.12

You received the Messiah Jesus as Lord. As Lord, a regular arrangement in time. As Lord, assigned to a certain position or lot. From Messiah Jesus as your Lord, you are established, made strong, confirmed.

Received: to receive near, associate with oneself in any familiar or intimate act or relation; to assume an office; to learn.13

Just as you associated yourself in an intimate relation to trust, serve, and learn
From the One who is supreme in authority,
Keep living life united with Jesus the Messiah.
Remain deeply rooted in him.
Continue being built up in him and confirmed in your trust,
So that you overflow in thanksgiving,
Filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ.

The one whose trust is the Lord.

Jer 17:7-8 – “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust [refuge, security] is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” (ESV)

Blessed: to kneel, an act of adoration, abundantly, praise, salute, still, thank.14
Trust/hope: a refuge, security, assurance, confidence.15
Still, thankful, devoted, worshipful is the one whose security and confidence is the Lord.

What do the words of your mouth and the mediation of your heart reveal about where or in whom you find security and confidence?

Read the texts again. Chew upon the words. Turn them over and over in your mind. Ask the Lord God what he wants you to receive from them and how he wants you to respond to them.

The righteous still bear fruit in old age.
The righteous are ever full of sap.
Rich, fertile, fat, to anoint, to satisfy.16
The righteous are ever full of sap and green to declare:
To stand boldly out opposite, to manifest, to announce, to expose, to profess, to explain, to praise.17

Ps 104:16 – The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted. (ESV)

The trees of the Lord.
That he planted.
Are watered abundantly
The righteous ever declare that this is so.

Do we know the Lord this way, like a tree that is abundantly watered? Do we declare his righteousness? Do we consciously, consistently, keep living our life united with the Messiah, deeply rooted in him, continually being built up in him so that we naturally declare his praise?

Remember Jesus Christ.

2 Tim 2:8-9 – Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, for which I [apostle Paul] am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! (ESV)

Remember Jesus Christ.
Remember: to exercise memory, recollect; by implication to punish; to rehearse; make mention; be mindful.18

The word of God is not bound!

A statement you can trust.

2 Tim 2:10-16 – Why do I [apostle Paul] persevere through it all? For the sake of those who have been chosen, so that they too may obtain the deliverance that comes through the Messiah Yeshua [Jesus], with eternal glory. Here is a statement you can trust: If we have died with him, we will also live with him. If we persevere, we will also rule with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us. If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself. Keep reminding people of this, and charge them solemnly before the Lord not to engage in word-battles. They accomplish nothing useful and are a catastrophe for the hearers! Do all you can to present yourself to God as someone worthy of his approval, as a worker with no need to be ashamed, because he deals straightforwardly with the Word of the Truth. (CJB)

The Messiah Jesus remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.

Here is a statement you can trust:
If
If we have died with him, we will also live with him.

By God’s power.

2 Cor 13:4 – For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God’s power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God’s power we will live with him to serve you. (NIV)

Have we died with him? Are we living with him?
He was crucified in weakness.
Yet he lives by God’s power.
Likewise, we are weak in him.
Yet by God’s power we will live with him to serve you.

The Messiah Jesus remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.

Here is a statement you can trust:
If
If we persevere [endure], we will also rule with him.
Endure: To stay under, behind, i.e. remain, abide.19
Abide: a primary verb; to stay in a given place, state, relation, expectancy.20

United in spirit.

Phil 1:27-29 – Only conduct your lives in a way worthy of the Good News of the Messiah; so that whether I come and see you or I hear about you from a distance, you stand firm, united in spirit, fighting with one accord for the faith of the Good News, not frightened by anything the opposition does. This will be for them an indication that they are headed for destruction and you for deliverance. And this is from God; because for the Messiah’s sake it has been granted to you not only to trust in him but also to suffer on his behalf, (CJB)

Are we enduring, persevering?
Are we conducting our lives in a way worthy of the Good News of the Messiah,
That others too may obtain the deliverance that comes through the Messiah Jesus, with eternal glory?
Are we standing firm, united in spirit?
Are we fighting with one accord for the faith of the Good News?
Are we not frightened by anything the opposition does?
If yes, this is from God!
By God’s power we live with the Messiah Jesus to serve.
For the Messiah’s sake it has been granted to you
Not only to trust in him but also to suffer on his behalf.

Are we like the palm tree, erect, growing upward and enlarging? Are we growing like a cedar, with tenacious roots growing deep into the Messiah Jesus?

Are we disciplined and firmly established, continually being built up in the Messiah from whom we receive confirmation of our position and strength in him?

Read the texts again. What thoughts and questions and emotions arise? Does a word satisfy? Encourage? Convict? Prod? Instruct? Empower? Give hope?

Jesus the Messiah remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.

Here is a statement you can trust:
If
If we disown [deny] him, he will also disown us.
Deny: Contradict, disavow, reject, refuse; in the sense of privation of union through the idea of pouring forth, to speak.21

We’ve all been guilty of denying our Savior. Following are a few examples. Do you identify with them?

I do not know this man.

Mark 14:66-72 – And as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came, and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, “You also were with the Nazarene, Jesus.” But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you mean.” And he went out into the gateway and the rooster crowed.  And the servant girl saw him and began again to say to the bystanders, “This man is one of them.” But again he denied it. And after a little while the bystanders again said to Peter, “Certainly you are one of them, for you are a Galilean.” But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak.” And immediately the rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” And he broke down and wept. (ESV)

The first crow of the rooster did not awaken and warn Peter of his precarious position. Peter was not yet in a state where he could abide in Jesus. He was still confident in his natural abilities and will.

You denied the Holy and Righteous One.

Acts 3:13-15 – The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him. But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. (ESV)

Without trust.

Titus 1:15-16 – To all who are themselves pure, everything is pure. But to those who are defiled and without trust, nothing is pure — even their minds and consciences have been defiled. They claim to know God, but with their actions they deny him… (CJB)

Deceived.

2 Cor 11:3 – But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. (ESV)

If we say we have not sinned.

1 John 1:10 – If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (ESV)

Take up your cross daily.

Luke 9:23 – And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. (ESV)

Without trust. Deceived. Led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. His word is not in us. We fail to deny ourselves and so deny the Messiah.

The Messiah Jesus remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.

Here is a statement you can trust:
If
If we disown [deny] him, he will also disown us.
We have all denied our Savior, but how does our Savior deny us, contradict us, in the sense of privation of union through the idea of pouring forth, to speak?
The word of God is not bound!

God’s witness is stronger.

1 John 5:9-13 – If we accept human witness, God’s witness is stronger, because it is the witness which God has given about his Son. Those who keep trusting in the Son of God have this witness in them. Those who do not keep trusting God have made him out to be a liar, because they have not trusted in the witness which God has given about his Son. And this is the witness: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Those who have the Son have the life; those who do not have the Son of God do not have the life. I have written you these things so that you may know that you have eternal life — you who keep trusting in the person and power of the Son of God. (CJB)

Witness: evidence given, record, report, testimony, a martyr.22

God’s witness is stronger because it is the witness which God has given about his Son. Our lies, our Adversary’s lies cannot stand against God’s evidence. God’s word cannot be bound. Keep trusting in the Son of God. Keep trusting in the person and power of the Son of God. Have God’s witness in you.

And this is the witness: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
You may know that you have eternal life,
You who keep trusting in the person and power of the Son of God.
And this is the witness: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

The Spirit of God.

Matt 3:16-17 – And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” (ESV)

Matt 17:5-6 – He [Peter] was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” (ESV)

Listen to him.

John 12:49-50 – For I [Jesus] have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak.  And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.” (ESV)

Read the texts again. Chew upon these words. Turn them over and over in your mind and allow their significance to be absorbed by mind, body, soul and spirit.

The Messiah Jesus remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.

Here is a statement you can trust:
If
If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.

God has blessed, and I cannot revoke it.

Num 23:19-20 – God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? Behold, I received a command to bless: he has blessed, and I cannot revoke it. (ESV)

“The Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment,
And I know that his commandment is eternal life.”
God has blessed.
I cannot revoke it.

Does our faithlessness cancel God’s faithfulness?

Rom 3:3-4 – If some of them were unfaithful, so what? Does their faithlessness cancel God’s faithfulness? Heaven forbid! God would be true even if everyone were a liar! — as the Tanakh says [as it is written], “so that you, God, may be proved right in your words and win the verdict when you are put on trial.” (CJB)

How to respond rightly to the word of God.

Titus 1:1-4 – I, Paul, am God’s slave and Christ’s agent for promoting the faith among God’s chosen people, getting out the accurate word on God and how to respond rightly to it. My aim is to raise hopes by pointing the way to life without end. This is the life God promised long ago — and he doesn’t break promises! And then when the time was ripe, he went public with his truth. I’ve been entrusted to proclaim this Message by order of our Savior, God himself. Dear Titus, legitimate son in the faith: Receive everything God our Father and Jesus our Savior give you! (MSG)

Receive everything God our Father and Jesus our Savior give you!

Keep your eyes on Jesus.

Heb 12:2-3 – Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed — that exhilarating finish in and with God — he could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls! (MSG)

Keep your eyes on Jesus.
He both began and finished this race we’re in.
Study how he did it.
He never lost sight of where he was headed
That exhilarating finish in and with God.
He could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever.
Now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God.

When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again,
Item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through.
And this is the witness: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
You may know that you have eternal life,
You who keep trusting in the person and power of the Son of God.

God has blessed, and I cannot revoke it.
“The Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment,
And I know that his commandment is eternal life.”
God has blessed.
I cannot revoke it.

The trees of the Lord.
That he planted.
Are watered abundantly
The righteous ever declare that this is so,
Through the disciplined and resolute firmness of your security and confidence in the Messiah.

The Messiah Jesus remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.

Read the texts again, setting aside your own thoughts, perceptions, judgments, your own agenda, to allow response from your inner depths to surface. What do you discover?

 

But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand. (Job 32:8 ESV)

Become aware of your breath. The breath of the Almighty in you.

Breath by breath. Become conscious of the presence of the Almighty in you. Seek his strength. Seek his presence. Surrender to the influence of the breath of the Almighty that you may serve him.

Inhale.
Exhale.

You must rely on the breath of the Almighty, the Spirit of God who lives inside you, to make you understand Gods words, to discern the thoughts and intentions of your heart, to seek the interests of Jesus Christ and not your own.

With your inhalation draw the words of the Lord God deep within you.

With your exhalation empty yourself of all your own ideas, plans, thoughts, imaginations and words to make room for the words of God to take possession. Open yourself completely to what the Lord God wants to reveal to you about yourself and about him. Become reverently responsive to what he says.

Gal 1:3-5 – Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. (ESV)

Inhale: (draw the words of the Lord God deep within you)

He gave himself to deliver us from the present evil age,

Exhale. (empty yourself of self to allow the words of God to take possession)

To our God and Father be the glory forever and ever.

Wait, watch, listen, be still, be willing for the Lord God to transform you from within, revealing who you really are. Strive and reach for the goal, alive to the energy that he powerfully works in you as you rest, completely dependent upon him to reach the goal, united with the Messiah.

As you receive the Word of God into that deepest place of your being, the Lord God is rescuing you, he is loosening your bonds to your old nature, he is delivering you from your illusions and foolish boasting. Through Jesus, our Messiah, God is gradually transforming you from within, revealing who you really are, becoming one spirit with him.

2 Peter 3:18 – But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (ESV)

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Resources/For deeper study:

1Righteous: OT:6662 <START HEBREW>qyD!x^<END HEBREW> tsaddiyq (tsad-deek’); from OT:6663; just: KJV – just, lawful, righteous (man).

OT:6663 <START HEBREW>qd^x* <END HEBREW> tsadaq (tsaw-dak’); a primitive root; to be (causatively, make) right (in a moral or forensic sense): KJV – cleanse, clearself, (be, do) just (-ice, -ify, -ifyself), (be turn to) righteous (-ness). (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

2Flourish: OT:6524 <START HEBREW>jr^P*<END HEBREW> parach (paw-rakh’); a primitive root; to break forth as a bud, i.e. bloom; generally, to spread; specifically, to fly (as extending the wings); figuratively, to flourish: KJV –  abroad,  abundantly, blossom, break forth (out), bud, flourish, make fly, grow, spread, spring (up). (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

3Palm tree: OT:8558 <START HEBREW>rm*T*<END HEBREW> tamar (taw-mawr’); from an unused root meaning to be erect; a palm tree: KJV – palm (tree). (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

4Grow: OT:7685 <START HEBREW>hg*c* <END HEBREW> sagah (saw-gaw’); a primitive root; to enlarge (especially upward, also figuratively): KJV – grow (up), increase. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

5Cedar: OT:730 <START HEBREW>zr#a#<END HEBREW> ‘erez (eh-rez’); from OT:729; a cedar tree (from the tenacity of its roots): KJV – cedar (tree). (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

6Plant: OT:8362 <START HEBREW>lt^v* <END HEBREW> shathal (shaw-thal’); a primitive root; to transplant: KJV – plant. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

7Courts: OT:2691 <START HEBREW>rx@j*<END HEBREW> chatser (khaw-tsare’) (masculine and feminine); from OT:2690 in its original sense; a yard (as inclosed by a fence); also a hamlet (as similarly surrounded with walls): KJV – court, tower, village.

OT:2690 <START HEBREW>rx^j*<END HEBREW> chatsar (khaw-tsar’); a primitive root; properly, to surround with a stockade, and thus separate from the open country; but used only in the reduplicated form chatsotser (khast-o-tsare’); or (2 Chron 5:12) chatsorer (khats-o-rare’); as dem. from OT:2689; to trumpet, i.e. blow on that instrument: KJV – blow, sound, trumpeter. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

8They shall bring forth fruit: OT:5107 <START HEBREW>bWn<END HEBREW> nuwb (noob); a primitive root; to germinate, i.e. (figuratively) to (causatively, make) flourish; also (of words), to utter: KJV – bring forth (fruit), make cheerful, increase. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

9Trust: NT:4102 <START GREEK>pi/sti$ <END GREEK> pistis (pis’-tis); from NT:3982; persuasion, i.e. credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself: KJV – assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

10Disciplined: NT:5010 <START GREEK>ta/ci$ <END GREEK> taxis (tax’-is); from NT:5021; regular arrangement, i.e. (in time) fixed succession (of rank or character), official dignity: KJV – order.

NT:5021 <START GREEK>ta/ssw <END GREEK> tasso (tas’-so); a prolonged form of a primary verb (which latter appears only in certain tenses); to arrange in an orderly manner, i.e. assign or dispose (to a certain position or lot): KJV – addict, appoint, determine, ordain, set. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

11Resolute firmness/steadfastness: NT:4733 <START GREEK>stere/wma<END GREEK> stereoma (ster-eh’-o-mah); from NT:4732; something established, i.e. (abstractly) confirmation (stability): KJV – stedfastness.

NT:4732 <START GREEK>stereo/w<END GREEK> stereoo (ster-eh-o’-o); from NT:4731; to solidify, i.e. confirm (literally or figuratively): KJV – establish, receive strength, make strong. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

12Lord: NT:2962 <START GREEK>ku/rio$<END GREEK> kurios (koo’-ree-os); from kuros (supremacy); supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; by implication, Mr. (as a respectful title): KJV – God, Lord, master, Sir. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

13Receive: NT:3880 <START GREEK>paralamba/nw <END GREEK> paralambano (par-al-am-ban’-o); from NT:3844 and NT:2983; to receive near, i.e. associate with oneself (in any familiar or intimate act or relation); by analogy, to assume an office; figuratively, to learn: (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

14Blessed: OT:1288 <START HEBREW>Er^B*<END HEBREW> barak (baw-rak’); a primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason): KJV –  abundantly,  altogether,  at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse,  greatly,  indeed, kneel (down), praise, salute,  still, thank. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

15Trust/hope: OT:4009 <START HEBREW>jf*b=m!<END HEBREW> mibtach (mib-tawkh’); from OT:982; properly, a refuge, i.e. (objective) security, or (subjective) assurance: KJV – confidence, hope, sure, trust. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

16Sap/fat: OT:1879 <START HEBREW>/v@D*<END HEBREW> dashen (daw-shane’); from OT:1878; fat; figuratively, rich, fertile: KJV – fat.

OT:1878 <START HEBREW>/v@D*<END HEBREW> dashen (daw-shane’); a primitive root; to be fat; transitively, to fatten (or regard as fat); specifically to anoint; figuratively, to satisfy; denominatively (from OT:1880) to remove (fat) ashes (of sacrifices): -accept, anoint, take away the (receive) ashes (from), make (wax) fat. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

17Declare: OT:5046 <START HEBREW>dg^n*<END HEBREW> nagad (naw-gad’); a primitive root; properly, to front, i.e. stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively, to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically, to expose, predict, explain, praise: KJV – bewray,  certainly, certify, declare (-ing), denounce, expound,  fully, messenger, plainly, profess, rehearse, report, shew (forth), speak,  surely, tell, utter. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

18Remember: NT:3421 <START GREEK>mnhmoneu/w <END GREEK> mnemoneuo (mnay-mon-yoo’-o); from a derivative of NT:3420; to exercise memory, i.e. recollect; by implication to punish; also to rehearse: KJV – make mention; be mindful, remember. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

19Endure/persevere: NT:5278 <START GREEK>u(pome/nw<END GREEK> hupomeno (hoop-om-en’-o); from NT:5259 and NT:3306; to stay under (behind), i.e. remain; figuratively, to undergo, i.e. bear (trials), have fortitude, persevere: KJV – abide, endure, (take) patient (-ly), suffer, tarry behind. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

20Abide: NT:3306 <START GREEK>me/nw<END GREEK> meno (men’-o); a primary verb; to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy): KJV – abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, tarry (for),  thine own. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

21Deny: NT:720 <START GREEK>a)rne/omai<END GREEK> arneomai (ar-neh’-om-ahee); perhaps from NT:1 (as a negative particle) and the middle voice of NT:4483; to contradict, i.e. disavow, reject, abnegate: KJV – deny, refuse.

NT:1 <START GREEK>A<END GREEK> a (al’-fah); of Hebrew origin; the first letter of the alphabet; figuratively, only (from its use as a numeral) the first: KJV – Alpha. Often used (usually an, before a vowel) also in composition (as a contraction from NT:427) in the sense of privation; so, in many words, beginning with this letter; occasionally in the sense of union (as a contraction of NT:260).

NT:4483 <START GREEK>r(e/w<END GREEK> rheo (hreh’-o); for certain tenses of which a prolonged form ereo (er-eh’-o); is used; and both as alternate for NT:2036; perhaps akin (or ident.) with NT:4482 (through the idea of pouring forth); to utter, i.e. speak or say: KJV – command, make, say, speak (of). Compare NT:3004. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

22Witness: NT:3141 <START GREEK>marturi/a<END GREEK> marturia (mar-too-ree’-ah); from NT:3144; evidence given (judicially or genitive case): KJV – record, report, testimony, witness.

NT:3144 <START GREEK>ma/rtu$<END GREEK> martus (mar’-toos); of uncertain affinity; a witness (literally [judicially] or figuratively [genitive case]); by analogy, a “martyr”: KJV – martyr, record, witness. (Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

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