Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dunamis Virtue Power

Virtue = used 3 times in King James Bible:

1. Mark 5:30 - Jesus felt power drawn out from Him
2. Luke 6:19
3. Luke 8:46

Thoughts and Analysis:

- Analogy: sudden power draw from a Nuclear Power Station

- Virtue is a person's Internal Energy that is not coming from the physical world

- This virtue causes healing

- This dunamis (Greek word meaning: dynamic power) creates life (John 1:1-4)

- Dunamis from GOD is life itself

- Dunamis is a River of Life, flowing and active

- This power comes from holiness but will depart if you separate yourself from the Life of GOD (Ephesians 4:17-24)

- This Dunamis (dynamic power and energy) comes from GOD (2 Peter 1:3)

- This divine power gives us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness

- The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline (Proverbs 1:7)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Discernment to Understand Justice (Solomon's Prayer)

GOD said to Solomon: Ask what shall I give you

- Yahweh appeared to Solomon at Gibeon in a dream
- Solomon was given opportunity to ask what shall be given to him

David, the righteous king before God

- God did great kindness to King David because he walked before God in truth, righteousness and uprightness of heart
- David made great mistakes (adultery, murder, etc.) but he confessed his sins, asked forgiveness and walked a righteous path before God
- Solomon was crowned king after David


Solomon Asks Discernment to Understand Justice
- Solomon accepts that he is young and does not know how to rule and how to be a leader
- Solomon will govern a multitude of Israelites
- Solomon asks God for:
   - an understanding heart       
      - to judge the people
      - to discern between good and evil



God was pleased of Solomon's Prayer
- God gaved Solomon discernment to understand judgment
- God gaved Solomon a wise and understanding heart
- God made Solomon the wisest human king

God gave additional blessings (bonuses) to Solomon that he did not asked for

- riches and honor beyond compare to any other king before or after him

Condition to prolong Solomon's life

- if he walk in God's ways to keep God's statutes and commands
- then
- God will prolong Solomon's days

Bible reference verses:
1 Kings 3: 5-14

Thursday, June 20, 2013

TEACHINGS & MINISTRY OF JESUS - Gabriel muted Zechariah

Link to the Complete List Directory:
TEACHINGS & MINISTRY OF JESUS - from the 4 Gospels combined
Location: inside the temple

Time: time of burning of incense

Context, Entities: Zechariah did not believe Gabriel, Zechariah can't speak, Elizabeth conceived

Summary Points:
- Zechariah is old and Elizabeth is barren & old
- Zechariah did not believe Gabriel's words of good news
- Zechariah muted, unable to talk until the fulfillment of Gabriel's message
- Zechariah was delayed because of his vision in the temple
- Zechariah made signs to the people outside the temple who are waiting for him
- Elizabeth conceived
- Elizabeth hid herself for 5 months during pregnancy of John

Reference Verses:

Luke 1:18-25

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

TEACHINGS & MINISTRY OF JESUS - The Mission of John the Baptist

Link to the Complete List Directory:
TEACHINGS & MINISTRY OF JESUS - from the 4 Gospels combined

Context, Entities: Gabriel tells Zechariah that John will prepare the people and turn their hearts to God

Summary Points:

- Zechariah & Elizabeth will have a son who will be called John
- many people will rejoice because of John's birth
- John will be a great prophet
- John must not drink wine or any strong drink
- John will be filled with the Holy Spirit
- John will go in the spirit and power of Elijah
- John will turn the children of Israel to God
- John will change the attitude of parents toward their children
- John will change the disobedient people to become righteous before God
- John will get people ready for the Lord

Reference Verses:
Luke 1:13-17

Friday, June 14, 2013

TEACHINGS & MINISTRY OF JESUS - Angel Gabriel Announces John's Birth to Zechariah

Link to the Complete List Directory:
TEACHINGS & MINISTRY OF JESUS - from the 4 Gospels combined

Location: Judea

Time: Reign of King Herod

Context, Entities:
Gabriel, Zechariah, Elizabeth, birth of John the Baptist

Summary Points:

  • - father of John was Zechariah, priest of the division of Abijah
  • - mother of John was Elizabeth of the daughters of Aaron
  • - John's parents both righteous before God, obeying all the commandments and statutes
  • - they had no child, Elizabeth was barren and very old, Zechariah also very old
  • - Gabriel appeared on right side of the altar of incense while Zechariah was inside the temple of the Lord to burn incense
  • - people were praying outside the temple
  • - Gabriel said that Zechariah's prayer has been heard and Elizabeth will have a son who will be named John

Reference Verses:

Luke 1:5-13

Thursday, June 13, 2013

TEACHINGS & MINISTRY OF JESUS - from the 4 Gospels combined






TEACHINGS & MINISTRY OF JESUS - Orderly Account for Theophilus

Link to the Complete List Directory:
TEACHINGS & MINISTRY OF JESUS - from the 4 Gospels combined

Summary Points:
  • - Saint Luke writes an orderly account concerning Jesus' Life, Ministry, Death & Resurrection
  • - addressed to Theophilus
  • - in order to know the truth about everything which has been taught 
  • - account similar to those compiled by eyewitnesses from the beginning and by ministers of the Word
  • - Gospel written in an orderly fashion after careful study and analysis
  • - Doctor Luke was described by St. Paul as the beloved physician

Reference Verses:
Luke 1:1-4