Deceive (ἀπάτη)

Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos.Deceive (ἀπάτη) expresses the concept of misleading someone through untrue statements intended to give them a wrong impression or misrepresentation of the truth.When the man of lawlessness comes, it will be in accordance with the working of Satan b

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Reconcile (καταλλάσσω)

Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos.Reconcile (καταλλάσσω) involves the settlement of disputes or differences between two or more individuals or groups. It is often facilitated by a third party. An agreement is reached that satisfies all persons involved in the dispute, thereby resto

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Mental Control (πίμπλημι)

Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos.Mental Control (πίμπλημι) is a type of filling in which the person, or thing, is completely filled up in such a way as to directly influence its direction and activities; therefore, they are dominated by what is filling them.This is the type of fil

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To Suppose (νομίζω)

Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos.“To suppose (νομίζω)” expresses following a practice that is customary or common in use, leading to the concept of forming an idea or making a tentative supposition concerning something in a traditional manner.During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus

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Not Striking against (ἀπρόσκοπος)

Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos.While Paul was defending himself before Felix against accusations from the Jews, he spoke of his conscience. He strives to have a conscience that does not strike at, hence, cause offense, God or men, Acts 24:16.Although we understand that food does

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Self-Control (ἐγκράτεια)

Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos.Self-control (ἐγκράτεια) means to have strength over one’s appetites through regulating emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in the face of impulses or temptations.Self-control is an aspect of the fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5:23. Since it is a par

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The Church Age

Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos.An age (αἰών) is a period in which God shows something about Himself to intelligent beings. Ages are not limited to time, which was created when God made the sun and moon for the purpose of distinguishing days, months, and seasons, Genesis 1:14. Th

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Tempt (πειράζω)

Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos.Tempt (πειράζω) expresses a trial through examination or a solicitation to do something that is wrong.When Jesus was led away into the wilderness by the Spirit, the devil solicited Him to go against the desirous will of the Father, Matthew 4:1. Sat

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To Ruin (φθείρω)

Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos.Ruin (φθείρω) expresses corruption by causing physical harm or financial destruction.When it comes to our conduct during our time on earth, we need to pay attention to our works. Are they based upon who we are in Christ or seeking the fulfillment o

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The God of the Bible

Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos.Three Persons, One BeingThe God of the Bible is not a man, nor did He come from humans. Numbers 23:19 states, God is not a man that He should lie, nor is He a son of man that He should rue what He has done. Has He not said and will He not do? Or ha

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Inner Burning (ἐνθύμησις)

Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos.Enthumesis (ἐνθύμησις) comes from a word that means inner burning (thumos – θυμος). By adding the preposition in (ἐν), it describes the burning within a person while not retaining the aspect of anger that thumos expresses.During Christ’s ministry t

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Sheol (שְׁאֹ֖ול) – Hades (ᾅδης)

Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos.Where the worm does not dieSheol is the Hebrew word that describes the place in the center of the earth where humans who have died reside. Within its compartments are unbelievers and some of the fallen angels who are bound, waiting for final judgme

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The Truth Will Set You Free

Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos.In the Gospel of John, the author records a statement from Jesus to the Jews who believed Him. If they abide in His word, they will know the truth, and the truth will set them free.Therefore, Jesus said toward the Jews believing Him, “If you abide

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The Fall of Cain

Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos.In Genesis 4:7, God instructs Cain concerning the rules of his household. After God rejected the work of Cain’s hands as an offering, Cain was very angry. In response, God lays out the rule by which Cain is expected to govern his life. And if you d

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The Doctrine of the Nicolaitans

Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos.Nicolaitans is a transliterated word; therefore, there is no English equivalent. We must look back at the original language and translate its meaning into English to understand what it expresses. Nicolaitans (Νικολαΐτης) is a combination of two wor

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Might (κράτος)

Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos.Might (κράτος) expresses the ability of resident strength, the quality of being able. When the exorcists of the ruling religious party attempted to rebuke a malignantly evil spirit by using Jesus’ name, for they had seen the Apostles doing this, th

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Mental (κάμνω) and Physical (ἐκλύω) Weariness

Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos.Mental weariness (κάμνω) is an exhaustion of the soul that impacts the mind. It can result from continual struggles, long, arduous journeys, or the accusing of the conscience for wronging another person.James writes of the vow of faith by those who

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Happy are those who die by a lord, Revelation 14:13

In Revelation 14:13, we come across the phrase “by a lord” when John is instructed to write, “Happy are the dead, the ones who die from now on by a lord (ἐν κυρίῳ).” The word “lord” is capitalized in some English translations, indicating it is in the Lord Jesus. However, the context does not support

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Without Form and Void (תֹ֨הוּ֙ וָבֹ֔הוּ)

Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos.The insistence among some Christian teachers that the universe was created in six days raises a few issues when examining Scripture. It is Scripturally accurate that the earth we currently know was made in six days; however, made and created are tw

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Antichrist (ἀντίχριστος)

The Apostle John writes of the antichrist (ἀντίχριστος) in his first and second letters to the Church. Antichrist is a word created by combining a preposition (ἀντί) expressing opposition and Christ (Χριστός); therefore, it defines one who is against Christ. We are first introduced to the concept of

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To Pull, Drag, or Draw (ἑλκύω)

To draw (ἑλκύω) expresses the concept of moving an object from one area to another by attraction or pulling.During Christ’s earthly ministry, after Jesus declared that He was the bread of life that came down from heaven, the crowd following Him from the other side of the sea where He fed them began

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Energize (ἐνέργεια)

Energize (ἐνέργεια) expresses the state or quality of being active. When Paul communicated to God on behalf of the saints, he often expressed a desire for them to be given a spirit of wisdom and revelation in full experiential knowledge of Christ so that the eyes of their hearts are opened to the ho

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