an Aramaic word for Father (God); used three times in the New Testament to intimate a close relationship between Father and Son, as is characterized by the word daddy.
When combined with the Greek word pater (used by adults for father), it portrays the concept of a deeply personal & intimate connection while also a revered and trusted authority.
is a selfless love that is not conditional.
Angel of light
Satan, who presents himself as the angel of light bearing the secret knowledge of God that man needs in order to be like God but without needing or wanting a relationship with God.
To juxtapose himself with God, he depicts God as a harsh dictator who enslaves man with moral and ethical commandments.
All religions were born from Satan’s illuminations: asceticism, hedonism, legalism, mysticism, Gnosticism, etc. and have been passed down throughout history.
nuisance or irritation but not a right or wrong.
literally, to pour on, smear all over or rub into.
In the Old Testament, oil was used in this manner to outwardly show that a person had been chosen for a special purpose (sanctification).
This was as a type, or shadow, of Jesus and what He would do in the life of the believer.
Under the New Covenant, Jesus is the oil. Just as the oil sets a person apart (sanctification), Christ in us sets us apart (sanctifies) or anoints us unto God.
The Hebrew word Messiah and the Greek word Christ both mean Anointed; therefore, if Christ is in us, we’re anointed.
an adversary of Christ.
In a biblical sense, this refers to those who present themselves as being believers but are opposed to the work of Christ as the only means of salvation, of which there have been many (1 John 2:18).
The antichrist, the man of iniquity, is a copy of the real thing. He will come with lying signs and wonders and seek to deceive the world by bringing a false peace and a total rejection of God’s commands as the measure for morality, morals, and standards.
a disempowering belief that Jesus was not a man and did not accomplish what He did as a man through the power of the Holy Spirit working through Him.
Jesus referred to Himself as the Son of Man rather than the Son of God, because He wanted all of us to know that He was just like we are, and, that if we followed His model, we can do what He did.
the meaning has come to be very different than its original meaning. The Book of Revelation is literally the book of apocalypse.
Most people define it as a massive disaster of some type, but the Bible implies that it is a disclosure of knowledge, i.e., a lifting of the veil or revelation or literally: making naked (Thayer’s).
It is not a revelation of the end times but a revelation of Jesus and His solution to the tribulation that is being brought on the world by the antichrist and his followers.
Appearance of Nephilim
the children of fallen angels and human women.
The times they were prevalent on earth: 1) before the flood of Noah (Gen. 6:2-4). The Nephilim were most noted for being giants, but they were often considered great men with supernatural abilities. The Nephilim were the perpetrators of ancient philosophies, sciences, and religions designed to undermine man’s trust for God and His word. 2) After the flood, Nimrod, the founder of Babel, is the first Nephilim mentioned. 3) They were discovered in the land of Canaan. 4) They also emerged in Phoenicia and ancient Greece. They were the first world travelers. Their remains and evidence of their godless religions (human sacrifices) and false deities have been discovered all over the globe.
the belief that all pleasure is evil, and all matter is evil.
The lifestyle of monks and priests was derived from this ideology; opposite of hedonism.
assess and reconcile.
Under the Old Covenant, people asked God not knowing if He would answer their requests. Under the New Covenant, when asked in accordance with the finished work of Christ, we have the assurance that what we say will occur.
When Jesus prayed, He did so by assessing the situation in the light of who God is and His names and then reconciled that in His heart so that He was in full agreement for what He would declare and is the reason His every prayer was always fulfilled.
a thought that generates an emotion that triggers a feeling associated with an event from the past.
popularized in America by Anton LaVey, denies the existence of God, the devil, and the supernatural and promotes a philosophical approach that deifies self-fulfillment and self-centeredness.
literally, at-one-with; the Old Testament’s accounting for sin through blood sacrifice only offered a covering for sin but could never deliver us from its power, cleanse our conscience or regenerate us as new creations.
redefined the word chastisement to mean beating, whipping, and punishment. He also introduced the Gnostic concept of sovereignty that teaches God has absolute, dictatorial control over man’s destiny; absolutism. He is also responsible for ultra-Calvinism.
the right to do something according to the finished work of Jesus:
a. Identity: dignity and worth (Ps. 8:4-6). Luciferian doctrines teach that we aren’t like God; therefore, we need to do something to become like Him so we can exercise that authority. The temptation Jesus suffered was rooted in His identity. Satan asked, “If you’re the son of God, then…” Likewise, every temptation we ever face has its root in identity.
b. Faith: trust that comes from relationship and proven character, not when we exert a force to make something happen.
c. Teachings, Life, Death, Burial, Resurrection of Jesus: that which has been bound by His death and loosed by His resurrection. His teachings, life, death, burial, and resurrection are the foundation of our identity, authority, and right to God’s promises. No curse of the law has the legal right to come on us even if we deserve it. Being in Christ makes it illegal. Being rooted in the Gospel of Peace is key to our identity and authority (Rom. 10:15).
d. Exercising authority: we can’t exercise authority that we don’t believe we have. Authority is based on the establishment of a greater power than an individual’s sole power. God’s Kingdom (His will) is based on what Jesus did; therefore, all authority must first come from who we are as a citizen of His Kingdom, of our right and rank, of our identity. Authority must be exercised if it is to be useful; it is not automatic. We must establish God’s will (His Kingdom) in our hearts the same way Jesus did by using the keys of the kingdom: binding and loosing (Matt. 16:19).
e. Peace: a state of being abides continually from knowing that all our needs are met by the authority to establish God’s will (His Kingdom) in our heart and the earth by binding and loosing. It is then that we become anxious for nothing (Phil. 4:6-7).
f. Personal: we don’t have authority over anyone else (Mark 10:42-45). It isn't a force that is exerted but rather a strength, power, influence, and effectiveness that emerges from our sense of dignity and worth. We don’t have the right to do in someone else’s life what Jesus didn’t have the right to do. God created us in His likeness and image, so we have the capacity and right to make our own choices but never the choices for others. No one, not even God Himself, has the right to force His choices on anyone.
g. Satan: When man sinned, he didn’t relinquish authority to Satan (Matt. 28:18-20).
Allah; the name Semiramis, Nimrod’s mother and wife, told the people to call him when he “ascended into heaven” to become the sun god.
the worship of the sun (Nimrod, Baal, Osiris, Apollo), moon (Semiramis, Ishtar, Isis), and stars.
to stop following where God is leading; to abandon God’s wisdom, principles, and instructions in favor of our own for managing life; to separate from God; to fill our heart with anything other than God. “The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and a good man shall be satisfied from himself” (Prov. 14:14).
to cheat by false reckoning or deceive by false reasoning.
Satan is the beguiler who uses the most enticing logic: works-righteousness.
the outward manifestation of our beliefs; the evidence of our conscience and intellectual mind having been born again and righteous.
writing on the heart; the subtle, abiding feelings of the heart that govern, control, and dictate thoughts, feelings, decisions, and actions which emerge effortlessly, almost unconsciously, and act on the physical world, shaping the health, happiness, and prosperity of the believer.
Beliefs of the heart can be passively or purposely formed when experienced through the combination of information plus strong emotion, regardless of whether it is a positive or negative experience, study, meditation, or the biblical process of “putting off and on.”
Belief is synonymous with “obedience” or “obey.” No Hebrew concept exists of belief without obedience.
to adhere to, trust in, and rely on God based on the finished work of Jesus.
Believe(r) is synonymous with “obedience” or “obey.” No Hebrew concept exists of belief without obedience.
Betrothal/knowing our spouse
Literal: the time period where couples focused their attention learning about each other, communicating, trusting, and opening their hearts to one another before consummation; however, it was a legal marriage even before it was consummated.
Spiritual: During Jesus’ time, the father would choose a man for his daughter based on respect, honor, and the belief that she would be treated well, cared for, and loved. Likewise, God wants us in a loving relationship with Him (and our spouse). He wants us to know Him, communicate with Him, trust Him, and feel loved by Him. This is what the bride (of Christ) should feel like. And this is one of two models we have in the Bible of relating to God: 1) as the bride of Christ, and 2) fatherhood. These are both family-based models.
declaring unlawful or lawful on earth what is unlawful or lawful in heaven (Matt. 18:18). What is unlawful in heaven? Pain, sickness, death, sorrow, poverty, loneliness, sin, fear, unrighteousness, etc. What is lawful in heaven? Health, wholeness, love, righteousness, faith, joy, hope, prosperity, acceptance, peace, etc.
a spoken positive; the finished work of Jesus qualifies me for the blessings of God.
in addition to physical blindness, spiritual blindness occurs when our broken hearts blind us from the freedom God offers and we remain in darkness, or the prison of our minds, e.g., Isaiah 42:7-9 and Luke 4:18. It can also mean an impairment, dim, partial, or distorted perception.
the subconscious mind; the part of our being that experiences the physical realm through the five senses based on the beliefs of our heart.
Bonds of wickedness
anything that produces pain, distress, hardship, or suffering.
in the New Testament: a servant who has been legally set free but has declared his love and loyalty to his master and a personal desire to continue to serve him; in the Old Testament: a “love” servant.
barriers; (Prov. 4:23).
a physical organ that processes thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations, and changes those thoughts and emotions into something physical or changes the physical sensations into thoughts and emotions.
to be shattered or broken into pieces (Isaiah’s reference to the brokenhearted); a heart that has been trampled and so filled with pain that it makes it impossible to live the abundant life.
phileo love; a love-feast between believers without conflict of rank or hypocrisy, expressing goodwill, hospitality, and endurance during times of hardship and persecution (which was highly valued as the bonds of brotherhood strengthened their ability to persevere (patience) (2 Peter 1:7).
ultimate reconciliation; God will work in our lives independent of our will.
Promised Land; a type of the Kingdom of God; “land of milk and honey;” a type of entering rest as we live in the Kingdom realm of God where all His resources are available.
those who do not have what they need to be set free; prisoners of war, captured by their arch enemies, fear and unbelief, through the deceitfulness of sin (Luke 4:18).
naturally minded; flesh; relating through the physical five senses; the way we think before we get saved; the way we think after we get saved but before renewing our minds.
the act of using influence and authority to “send away” or “forgive” or “put off” an annoyance, debt, trespass, or offense for another person with that person’s full cooperation, permission, and agreement; (See Forgiveness and Put off.)
agape love that expresses value and worth to everyone.
to discipline as a father draws or compels the child he loves.
in light of the two core faith laws 1) I’m created in the likeness and image of God, and 2) I have authority – seed (beliefs) that’s been planted, nurtured, and flourishing in my life, good or bad, which is triggered by associations.
is more than desiring; it is substantiated with intention and followed by action and commitment.
“little imitator” of a certain way of life versus religious or believer.
Neither Jesus nor God ever referred to believers as Christians; it was the world who mockingly coined the name in Antioch.
December 25th is the day of the Sun god; Catholicism introduced pagan holidays by giving them Christian names in the attempt to get people involved in their religion. Catholicism means “universal” and they wanted a universal church that included all other religions and other religious practices. It is not the actual day Jesus was born.
to “cut off.”
from the Greek word “ecclesia,” “the called out;” the people of God; the body of Christ; not an organization or a building.
“anointed ones”; the concept of clergy versus laity is a class distinction involving the right to study and understand Scripture personally, making the laity reliant on the clergy. (See Laymen.)
looking to a source outside of God to meet a need that can only be met in Him.
prescription; a prescriptive instruction that is for our welfare and benefit.
to share something in common.
the expectation of judgment that comes from guilt and shame. (See Guilt and Shame.)
1) throw a stone – remove a pebble from a shoe and throw it: take hold of the problem (own it) and throw it away (put off). 2) to say the same thing God says about me or my situation according to the finished work of Jesus (put on); an agreement; a declaration of reality; an admission of facts; an affirmation.
when the heart and mind are disagreed over what is reality. (See Confusion.)
one of the three sects of Protestantism that emerged after the Reformation, and of whose religious practices conformed with the requirements of the Act of Uniformity and so were in concert with the Church of England.
a self-induced, disordered mental state, which arises from being presented with the truth but unwilling to repent. (See Conflicted.)
1) voice of the heart; Greek: co-perception that produces healthiness, wholeness or soundness; con = dual & science = knowledge; a compound word meaning dual knowledge. Through my five senses I have knowledge of the physical world and through my inner man I have knowledge of the invisible world. The physical body gathers data based on tangible input, and the inner senses gather information based on energetic, or intangible, input. The data of the five senses is evaluated by the intellect (mind), while the energetic data is evaluated through the intuitive knowledge of the heart. When there is disagreement between the heart and the mind, one experiences conflict or confusion. This lack of harmony produces feelings of dis-ease, which leads to stress, guilt, or other negative feelings that have the potential to physically manifest as illness or disease.
2) A clear conscience keeps us in the peace of God. We can be doing everything biblically right and still be tormented in our mind and filled with guilt, but a heart filled with peace can see the path clearly.
faith, hope, and love while the relative opposites are doubt, condemnation, and fear.
the Old and New Covenants are contracts outlying the terms of how God is to relate to man versus the Old and New Testaments which comprise the historical accounts for teaching man how to live a righteous life.
Old Testament concept for temporarily handling sin until Jesus could come to be the propitiation (exchange) for sin, but it could never clear the conscience of the sinner.
when the Holy Spirit convinces of the truth.
not straight; a bent heart, like a prism when light passes through it, bends, or distorts truth.
A crooked heart isn’t necessarily evil or bad, but rather a heart not in alignment with God’s truth.
person whose beliefs are rooted in culture versus the finished work of Jesus.
passed down traditions accepted as norms in order to produce a sense of security so one does not feel the need to address one’s decisions about life.
the fruit of the seed we plant; the universal law of sin and death; the Hebrew concept of falling into peril after receiving the fulfillment of the pursuit of God’s promises in contradiction to His prescribed manner; one Hebrew translation: “sheep for the slaughter,” which means we set ourselves up like sheep for slaughter when we do not trust God’s love and wisdom to direct our lives; a spoken negative.
distortion of truth; not being able to see clearly; when we depart from the Word as Jesus interpreted it based on His life, teaching, and the death, burial, and resurrection; brings death. In the areas of healing, finances, and relationships, we’re more resistant – not because it’s harder for God to work in our lives in those areas – but because we’re less willing to make the adjustments and changes to how we view God and ourselves. We all find ourselves in darkness from time to time. If we abide in that darkness, it will eventually spread to other areas of our lives: emotional/mental, physical, to finally those around me.
Day of Wrath
when God pours out His anger onto the anti-Christ and his followers for rejecting the gift of righteousness in Jesus during the Tribulation.
not the same as evil works; attempting to be made righteous through the flesh, our ability or performance, instead of believing that we’re righteous because of the work of the Lord Jesus through His death, burial, and resurrection; the work, effort, striving, and straining (doing the best we can) in an attempt to appease, please, or earn from God that which He has already given in Christ: righteousness, out of which all the blessings flow (Matt. 6:33)! We must repent from these dead works by renewing our minds of our righteousness in Christ – not a righteousness of our own ability.
the ultimate death is separation from God. Yet, God has delivered us from the fear of death (Heb. 2:14-15).
(Matt. 6:12): that which is owed or legally due; the legal right to hold someone accountable, be angry, hold a grudge, or take an action against them.
Deceitfulness of sin
hardness of heart (see Hardness of Heart); the momentary pleasure sin creates followed by the destructiveness that ensues.
the attempt to lead people into lawlessness (iniquity), not just immoral living, by destroying a consciousness of God so man will determine good and evil for themselves.
God-given wants, needs, expectations for positive benefit; lust. All basic desires are God-given.
to condemn to inactivity; to destroy; to take out of the sphere of activity. In reference to Heb. 2:14-15, Jesus destroyed Satan’s power to influence us toward death when He set us free from the fear of death (literal, emotional, physical, spiritual, relational, financial).
a person who builds his life on Jesus’s interpretation and model of the Word of God; applies God’s truth, principles, and wisdom in everyday life and bears the fruit of the Spirit of godly character, wisdom, and power.
the state of being when the lack of harmony between my heart and mind produces thoughts, emotions, and feelings of uneasiness, conflict, pain, suffering, etc., that have the potential to manifest into physical symptoms of illness; (See Conscience.)
is either the inability to hear and follow the Holy Spirit or the unwillingness to trust and follow the Holy Spirit.
the belief system that God has structured His relationship with man in stages as a test of faithfulness to each revelation given:
i. innocence (before the fall)
ii. conscience (Adam to Noah)
iii. government (Noah to Babel)
iv. promise (Abraham to Moses)
v. Law (Moses to Christ)
vi. grace (Pentecost to rapture)
vii. the millennium
a. Holds to a literal interpretation of Scripture, not denying existence of figures of speech and non-literal language but rather literal meaning behind the figurative passages;
b. Due to literalism, it holds a distinction between Israel and the church–the promises made in the Old Testament aren’t prophecies for the future church, but instead fulfilled by Israel itself.
the right and power to govern.
an entryway into the heart for being able to perceive that which is promised in the Gospel.
double-souled; doubt; the state of being caught between two opposing beliefs; wavering to one side of the conscience which is God’s perspective to the other side of the conscience which is from the natural mind. (See Conscience.) When the perception of our natural mind isn’t congruent with God’s perception in our heart, we will be conflicted, confused, in doubt, double-minded, wavering, unstable, and have what the Bible calls a “crooked heart.” It’s like having strabismus – the eye muscles of the two eyes don’t work congruently to make vision possible, so we’re always seeing with one eye OR the other.
literally, to waver; double-minded; the opposing of two conflicting beliefs; not an absence of faith but the presence of two conflicting beliefs. Two opposing beliefs can’t occupy the same space; therefore, the stronger of the two will produce doubt and conflict, causing a person to be double-minded. All doubt has its root in fear.
a form of idolatry; the theistic doctrine of Satanism that God and Satan are nearly equal in power and warring over the fate of man, and the winner hasn’t yet been determined. In actuality, Satan and man are warring over planet earth.
Dying to self
surrendering our opinion of God, self, life, the world and how it should work to God’s opinion; being able to be wrong and be comfortable with it; being teachable.
Ears to hear
Jesus used this phrase in reference to those who had the willingness and capacity to recognize the truth and application of God’s Word as He presented it.
Effectual & fervent (James 5:16)
a prayer prayed in faith along with the associated emotions and feelings of being fully persuaded in our heart and mind of truth.
the need to be right and to protect oneself which prevents us from accepting truth.
represents the world’s system; a type of the world and its system of logic and reasoning for interpreting right and wrong and fulfilling our desires.
strong, acute, but temporary feelings generated by the thoughts of the mind; as quickly as thoughts change, the emotions change; feelings are just the opposite.
Error of Balaam
thinking that God will curse that which He has already blessed. (See Way of Balaam.)
part of theology concerned with the final events of history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity.
that which causes pain, misery, distress, unpleasantness, displeasure, injury, misery; anything harmful, sorrowful, or defeating; unrealistic optimism. The Hebrew presents the concept of “bending the path, corrupting our conscience, and bringing us to a turning point.” The Greek defines it as malignancy and as being the opposite of “good.”
Eye(s) of the Lord
God’s capacity to look past the external and straight into our heart. God is a heart God.
absolute trust that produces obedience; man’s response of trust to God; Hebrews 11:1- being fully persuaded of our identity in Christ is the substructure for habitually living a Godly life in confident expectation of the promises of God; the application of the law of faith is an application of a law of physics, of which there are four types of faith and two laws of faith:
a. Dead faith: faith without works.
b. Small faith: believing for small things that don’t require very much personal demand.
c. Vain faith: when we start out believing but stop believing before we receive.
d. Great or perfect faith: fully persuaded of truth, absolute trust in God, and one hundred percent commitment to receiving it demonstrated through obedience.
e. Two Laws of faith: 1) Man is created in the likeness and image of God, and 2) Man has authority.
to accept the gift of righteousness from Jesus as our righteousness by faith.
irreverent babble and godless chatter, with the vain and empty and worldly phrases, the subtleties and the contradictions in what is falsely called “knowledge and spiritual illumination” (1 Timothy 6:20, AMP).
the attraction, affection, and protection of God that makes people, circumstances, and powers want to cooperate with me.
the false concept of sovereignty that teaches God is in control of everything; everything happens for a reason; and God works in mysterious or unknowable ways. This concept erupted from the worship of false gods that required sacrifices and if unsatisfied would wreak havoc in unpredictable ways through hardship and punishment.
an abiding sense of unworthiness accompanied by the pervasive, pessimistic feeling that what we want will not happen.
Fear of death
the power the devil uses to influence us to not trust God, which keeps us in bondage to sin, according to Heb. 2:14-15; not just a literal physical death, but fear of death figuratively, i.e., emotionally, spiritually, relationally, financially. (See Destroy.)
Fear of the Lord
reverent worship of God.
subtle, abiding, long-term emotions generated by the thoughts and beliefs of the heart and reflect our sense of self; emotions are the opposite.
koinonia – something people have in common and refers more to what people have in common with Christ rather than people enjoying time together. What we have in common with Christ is the resurrected life; the sharing of common resources.
Filled (influenced) with the Holy Spirit
to yield to the influence (not a literal filling up with) by the Holy Spirit; Ephesians 5:8 compares being under the influence of alcohol to being under the influence of the Holy Spirit, both of which we subject ourselves to – it’s not something done to us against our will; while everything God has and is, has been downloaded into our spirit, God still only influences our heart when we’re willing to yield to it.
First law of reference
one of the most important rules of biblical interpretation, which means to go to the first time something is mentioned in Scripture to get the clearest, most concise understanding of a truth. While other factors could compound or augment our understanding of that truth, they can never change that truth.
attempting to be righteous by one’s own ability or (dead) works; being dominated by the five physical senses and attempting to satisfy them apart from God’s instructions; dead works; trying to fulfill the law in one’s own strength; the opposite of grace; trying to earn something from God. Driving out the nations that inhabited Canaan, the Promised Land, is a type of the flesh.
an unteachable person who, by choice, rejects the wisdom of God and suffers the consequences.
literally, to “send away” or “put off” an annoyance, debt, trespass, or offense. (See Cast out and Put off.)
Foundation of faith (trusting God)
believing the original account of creation. God created the world in six 24-hour days, just like the Bible says. If we don’t believe in creation, everything else we believe about God will be undermined. 2) God created man in His likeness and image. How we answer these two questions will ultimately color everything we believe about God.
Foundations of the faith
a. Repentance from dead works – most important.
b. Faith toward God – most important.
c. Doctrine of Baptisms.
d. Laying on of hands.
e. Resurrection of the dead.
f. Eternal judgment.
an abiding sense of wholeness and personal responsibility. The Bible very often warns of the danger in using freedom as a cover-up for those things that will destroy us.
Fruit of the Spirit
love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
a desire unfulfilled.
to be brought to its original goal or intention.
at the time of the apostles, gentiles embraced philosophies constructed around secret knowledge, which brought about the birth of occults.
Gifts of the Spirit (1 Cor. 12)
wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, tongues, and interpretation of tongues; all the gifts are available to believers and manifest through the Holy Spirit who knows which one(s) are needed at the time.
(from the Greek transliterated word “doxa”): the view and the opinion that God has, which is reality; a term very much in sync with the word “righteousness” (see Righteousness).
Giving glory to God is more than just thanking God for answering prayer or praising Him; it is acknowledging that His truth is greater than our paradigm, sickness, situation, etc. it is acknowledging that His truth is greater than our paradigm, sickness, situation, etc.
Seeing the glory of God is when we perceive that God is who He says He is, who Jesus portrayed Him to be. When we embrace a new reality, we’re moved from “glory to glory,” from one opinion to another opinion that is greater than the one before.
Glory to glory
moving from one opinion/view to another that is greater than the one before.
the belief that only those with secret knowledge will be saved and inherit full sonship.
being mindful of God in every situation (Col. 3:2); a continual awareness or consciousness of God by exercising one’s mind in righteousness; God-li(ke)-ness is living out of righteousness (as we should be, as God sees us and as we truly are in Christ).
in Hebrew, “harmony” or harmonious with God’s intention, what He conceived in His heart; and everything else He had made.
In the Greek, it means prosperous, pleasing, virtuous, healthy, the right timing, honorable, moral, praiseworthy, and more; the opposite of evil.
Good and evil
“from one extreme to the other and everything in between;” righteousness and sin; “the capacity to determine the outcome of every decision.”
literally, “good news;” the power of God unto salvation (sozo); the reward for good news.
Greek word “charis”, from the root word for charisma, which means to deliver and protect; the power that worked in Jesus, the apostles, and the heart of every believer to live above sin and do good works; it is God’s ability, strength, and power working from our hearts to bring about painless, permanent, positive, and effortless transformation.
literally, a carved image of wood or stone; figuratively (and the New Covenant interpretation) any image we create (carve) in our mind of who God is that is inconsistent with Scripture. In the New Covenant, a graven image is described as a vain imagination.
the process by which information takes root in the heart and becomes a belief (reality) through consideration, thought, study, and meditation.
the emotional response to violating our moral code of conduct or conscience; leads to shame. (See Shame.)
Hallowed (be thy name)
to acknowledge as being holy or not common; praying the prayer of faith in the name of God that pertains to our situation, e.g., Jehovah Jireh, Tsidkenu, Shalom, etc.
Hardness of heart
insensitive or blind heart; a heart that cannot see or perceive; to ignore, disregard, or reject God’s commandments and intentions, thereby disabling the ability to sense, feel, and recognize God’s leading. (See Deceitfulness of Sin.)
the state of congruence between the heart and mind, which leads to an action taken which results in the desired outcome; when harmony is absent, a person feels confused, conflicted, and paralyzed to make decisions and take an action.
Head of the home
being responsible for bringing love into the home; making the spouse and/or children feel safe.
the real us; the overlapping of the soul and spirit which comprises the “real me;” the core of our beliefs.
to live for pleasure, to do whatever it takes to experience pleasure. John warned the seven churches very strongly in the Book of Revelation about their hedonism and their belief that sin did not affect the spirit because it was committed by and affected only the body. (opposite of asceticism.)
Hebrew – God’s ability to bring a different perception.
uncommon, unique, precious, special.
Holy Place (temple, tabernacle)
our spirit, where God now resides; the new mercy seat of God; the place from which He influences the heart with truth.
the one called alongside to help; teacher, guide, comforter: voice of God; still, small voice.
the confident expectation of good (not in a specific outcome).
teachable; not too proud or self-righteous to learn.
the birth of philosophy, the concept that puts man at the center. Man, through his own logic and reasoning, can decide good and evil for himself; therefore, he becomes his own savior, and philosophy and science become his bible. His own logic becomes the “voice of the spirit.” (See Iniquity and Satanism.)
surrendering one’s opinion to God’s opinion; dying to self; putting off the old man and putting on the new man.
the first stage in the internal hierarchy of our life matrix which seeks to answer the question, “Who am I?” It starts by looking for someone or some group that will accept us with whom we can identify. Religion says that God can’t love or accept us the way we are; He has no value for us, so we need to get saved. After we get saved, religion says that God can only love and accept us if we do everything right. Religion always dangles the carrot of God’s love, acceptance, and approval in front of us but tells us all the reasons why we will never get it. Once we find someone with whom to identify, we start wanting their approval. This is when we move into the second stage of our internal hierarchy of self-image. (See Self-image.)
forming of a physical image that was used for worship in the Old Testament. Under the New Covenant, idolatry occurs through our vain imaginations (2 Cor. 10:5), which are any thoughts, ideas, and beliefs that we exalt above God's knowledge, wisdom, and truth. When we substitute a relationship with God for our personal knowledge, we have become our own gods. Life is now determined by what has become our God, and our love, talk, and focus becomes about what we know instead of who we know.
the way we see ourselves and God, which is directly proportional to the quality of life we experience.
a compound word which means “to give shape to something or frame it up,” and includes the concept of meditation, which is neither good nor evil; that is determined by the intention of the person who is meditating.
In the name of Jesus
an expression of power and authority used to shift the focus from one’s circumstances to the finished work of Jesus; not to be used as a magical incantation but rather from a heart that has been fully persuaded (faith) of truth.
the act of seeking agreement; yielding.
Inhabitants (nations) of Canaan
a type of the characteristics of the flesh that war against the soul, creating fear and unbelief. (See Flesh.)
lawlessness, no law, or anti-law; the core evil that launched Lucifer’s rebellion, will earmark the rise of the antichrist and bring about the final rebellion at the end of the millennium; the rejection of God’s commands as the standard for love, ethics, morality, justice, and all aspects for a healthy life and relationships; the foundational doctrine of all world religions that rejects God’s Word as the absolute truth; a twisted corruption of truth until it becomes in direct contradiction to the truth in order to make people afraid of God, to make Him seem untrustworthy, a liar, hoarder of vital truth, and to make Satan appear to be the light-bearer, the enlightened one.
misplaced security; lack of confidence; feelings of inadequacy about oneself.
literally, “in spirit;” when the influence of the Holy Spirit ignites the feeling of possibility; it is the starting place of transformation while faith is the process.
a person who, afraid and distrustful of their feelings, has turned reality upside down; threatened by feelings and the possibility of being out of control and causing actions the intellectual mind doesn’t condone, thereby damaging the intellectually, ego-driven life.
praying for the heart of another person to receive the good news of the gospel for any situation.
our internal hierarchy makes up our life matrix and is a series of beliefs through which every decision or opportunity presented is filtered through this hierarchy: identity, self-image, self-worth, and self-confidence. For example, when we see a potential opportunity, we either qualify or disqualify ourselves based on that internal hierarchy. In other words, our internal hierarchy determines if we feel qualified or disqualified for the opportunities before us. (See Life Matrix.)
boundaries (Prov. 4:23).
James, The Book Of
written about religious people playing political, control-freak games, creating chaos and problems and then blaming God for it; the New Testament equivalent to the Book of Job.
coveting what someone else has.
Jealousy (of God)
intolerance for idolatry; faith requires the whole heart: love the Lord your God with ALL your heart, soul, and mind.
crossing the Jordan River is a type of the baptism in the Holy Spirit through which we receive the power (grace and wisdom) to conquer our enemies–fear, unbelief, and the flesh–which war against the soul.
the continual celebration that occurs in the heart because of continual access to God and all His resources.
decision; when one decides they know the motive(s) behind someone else’s words or actions, particularly when deciding the motive is to cause offense which produces pain, anger, rejection, sorrow, etc.
Judgment Seat of Christ
when the works of the righteous pass through fire to be judged whether their motives were from love. Those that aren’t will burn (hay, wood, and stubble), and for those that remain (gold, silver, and precious stones), rewards will be given.
the belief that we are saved by grace but made righteous by works; it denies the free gift of righteousness given to us by God in Christ.
Keys of the kingdom
Matthew 6:19 – binding and loosing what is illegal/legal in heaven here on earth as Jesus established it in heaven based on our rights through the death, burial, and resurrection; represents many things, but the most common is the authority to act and the right and ability to open and close doors. (See Kingdom of God/Heaven.)
Kingdom of God
God’s will–as Jesus established in heaven–that we establish in our hearts; the realm entered through the door of the heart when we believe and confess Jesus as Lord; at the second coming of Jesus the kingdom of God will be established physically on earth; Paul referred to as righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit; zoe life of God; commonly referred to as Kingdom of God or zoe life of God; and known to the Hebrews as the Garden of Eden.
Kingdom of Heaven
all the resources within the realm of God’s Kingdom (His will) that exist and belong to us as citizens of the Kingdom and sons of God; Paul referred to as righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit; zoe life of God; commonly referred to as Kingdom of God or zoe life of God; and known to the Hebrews as the Garden of Eden.
in the sense that a man “knew” his wife experientially through intimacy, connection, and love; is used to describe the betrothal period. (See Betrothal.)
Labor to enter into rest
the effort (thought, consideration, study, and meditation) exerted to fully persuade our heart of our identity in Christ (righteousness).
God’s commands, or prescriptions, for an abundant life. This is what Jesus and the apostles referred to when they spoke of the law in a positive way; 2) Jewish commands that tried to interpret what God said and led to dead works. This is what Jesus and the apostles referred to when they spoke of the law in a negative way; 3) using God’s commands to qualify for or to disqualify His blessings.
Law vs the law
the law is the law of Moses given directly by God. Law is the realm of legalism; the additional laws written by the Jews (The Hammurabi Code, The Talmud, The Midrash, etc.) which burdened the people and put their trust in the law rather than in God.
Laws of faith
Faith in the creation account as it is in the Bible, 2) Faith that God created man in His likeness and image, 3) Faith that God gave us dominion on Planet Earth.
Law of first reference
refers to the very first time a concept or topic was mentioned in the Bible – usually Genesis.
Law of the seed
the universal laws upholding all things in the universe, tangible, emotional, or spiritual: 1) Every seed bears after its own kind; 2) By planting discordant seeds with the Word of God, the Word is corrupted and the crop produced is contaminated.
laity; common or ordinary; “the nothing ones.” (See Clergy.)
someone who is going somewhere and inspires others to go with them.
the unrenewed mind; a way of thinking
the belief that the finished work of Jesus isn’t enough to secure man’s righteousness and that adhering to rules and regulations (as subjectively interpreted) will appease/please God, and man can stand right before God. This belief (or rather lack of faith in the finished work) produces a deep insecurity in the legalist. It causes that person to feel a deep-seated need to be right by persuading, defending against, or fighting those who disagree with themselves, all in the vain attempt to gain a consensus which makes them feel what only a deeply personal relationship with God can make them feel – righteous!
Lamed, the letter
Portrays a man kneeling in prayer, with outstretched hand, calling on God from his heart—the image of an empty cup ready to be filled with a heavenly message.
translated from “freedom,” meaning “not a slave” and “free from obligation;” or “free” from “doom” (in the earliest translation), meaning to be free from the doom of slavery.
the core beliefs about oneself; all the data is stored that controls everything that happens in our life or in a particular situation; it is where our programming comes from. Every decision made is based on these core beliefs which are filtered through our internal hierarchy. (See Internal Hierarchy.)
Greek word “zoe,” meaning “the quality of life possessed by the one who gives it;” also referred to as “the Kingdom of Heaven” by Jesus.
synonymous with truth, information, knowledge, wisdom, Scripture, revelation; the light (truthful information) is the information we need to make our way clear to the life. Light draws us to the life. Light drawing us to the life is like a travel agent who hands us the brochure of a beautiful island. The goal is not to sell the brochure so we can go home and stare at it for the rest of our life and wish we could go. No. It is full of beautiful pictures to inspire us to go there and experience it for ourselves. Ministers give us words (the light) that hopefully paint an enticing picture so that we want to experience the life for ourselves. Light is not a substitute for the life.
the logic, reasoning, and wisdom of God; as in John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word… Jesus is referred to as the "logos" of God, a very rich and inclusive Greek word. It is as much about what is behind the word as it is about the word itself. It is the integrity and consistency of God that makes His Word of value. It is filled with life and is a verbal expression of Himself. There is no chaos or contradiction in God, His word, or His creation.
Matthew 6:9-15; the goal of all prayer is to establish God’s will (His kingdom) in our hearts and on the earth (thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is heaven). We have the right to do this based on the death, burial, and resurrection and we exercise it through the keys of the Kingdom: binding/loosing. (See Kingdom of God/heaven and Keys of the kingdom).
the Kingdom realm is in our heart and Jesus is the King of the Kingdom which is why we must believe in our heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confess Him as Lord. All of God’s commandments applied from the motive of love, as Jesus taught and modeled and proved at the cross, are the laws of the Kingdom. When Jesus is Lord, we accept His interpretation and application of God’s commands as the only truth. A decision for discipleship that leads to an interactive relationship.
1) agape: value for God, ourselves, and others; 2) phileo: brotherly or friendly affection; 3) eros: the feelings between a husband and wife.
Lucifer, the light bearer
savior of the world; in the World’s System, God is viewed as a legalistic tyrant who oppressed man with His rules and regulations. Lucifer is viewed as the one who set man free from God by giving him knowledge. He is, in fact, the father of all iniquity (lawlessness or anti-law). He formed the first rebellion in Heaven against God with the intention of being god and establishing his version of truth. Through his influence, Adam and Eve brought iniquity (lawlessness) into the world when they decided to be their own gods by claiming the right to determine good and evil apart from God.
the belief that Lucifer liberated man from a tyrannical God by giving him the knowledge that he needed to live without God who is angry, legalistic, wrath-filled, and can’t be trusted.
the primary doctrine of which claims that God is angry, legalistic, wrath-filled, and cannot be trusted.
Those who–whether in a religious setting, a secret society, government, or even Christians–knowingly or unknowingly adhere to the erroneous concepts of God introduced by Lucifer and perpetuated by those who embrace such philosophies. The primary Luciferian concept is that God is angry, legalistic, wrath-filled, and can’t be trusted.
desire. All desires are God-given; it is the way in which we choose to fulfill those desires that either bring life (lasting fulfillment and pleasure) or destruction (momentary pleasure and sin).
to make bigger, louder, or stronger; whatever we focus on gets bigger.
trying to be fulfilled by just taking care of self; selfishness and self-centeredness; is not necessarily about money itself, because money itself is neither good nor bad. It is the attitude toward money and has more to do with avarice, greed, self-centeredness, lust, or desire for money and the security that it can bring and is an impossible desire to ever fulfill. Jesus explains that the problem is trusting in riches to do for us what only God can do for us.
Matrix (Life Matrix)
an arrangement of parts that shows how everything is interconnected around our identity, self-image, self-worth, and self-confidence; a substance in which something is embedded or enclosed; a code that’s embedded with information (beliefs) that creates all the life boundaries in which we’re limited or controlled; a set of circumstances that allows or encourages the origin, development, or growth of something.
to ponder; to mutter over and over; to frame up; to plot, ponder, lay out, and frame up the desired outcome in our hearts, which produces transformation and leads to the physical manifestation.
the nature and character of God that delights in forgiveness and loving-kindness and is averse from judgment, wrath, and punishment; overlooking an insult; love that covers a multitude of sins; when we administer love and forgiveness instead of what the person deserves for their actions.
Hebrew letter representing God’s revealed knowledge. The shape of the letter is a picture of God pouring knowledge onto the earth for all men, in the form of His written Word. MEM also represent water. In order to truly understand God’s Word, it must be experienced. Water can be viewed from many different angles. If our view of the water is incredibly limited, we can only guess at what lies in its depths. We may be right, or we may be wrong; either way, we have never seen it for ourselves. We could, however, dive into the water and discover by personal experience the wonders hidden beneath the surface.
represents secret or private knowledge that only applies to us. The closed MEM is God’s Word revealed to us in such a way that we understand how to apply it to our present circumstances. The Holy Spirit is the One who teaches us practically how to apply truth so that it brings life. While this knowledge is available to all, it is an exchange that only happens in heart-to-heart intimacy.
how it works at the smallest level is how it works at the largest level. There is no random or chaos; God created it all in an orderly fashion.
Mind (Greek usages)
a. Intellect: the part of the mind we feed information.
b. Spiritual/carnal mindedness: to focus on a specific direction.
c. Deep thoughts of the heart (beliefs). “For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he” (Prov. 23:7). Our beliefs are the doorway of the heart. The word “thinks” comes from two Hebrew words that mean “door keeper.” Our beliefs act as a guard at the doorway determining what can get in and come out of the heart. The covenant God has made is found in Hebrews 10:16, “I will imprint my laws upon their heart, and on their mind, I will inscribe them.” God’s Word has been imprinted on our hearts and minds, but just as Jesus explained in Matthew 13 in the parable of the sower and the seed, the Word is spread on the surface of our hearts, but it’s up to us to establish the Word in our hearts so that it takes root and has an effect on our lives. Mark 4:24 (AMP) explains, “Pay attention to what you hear. By your own standard of measurement – to the extent that you study spiritual truth and apply godly wisdom – it will be measured to you – and you will be given even greater ability to respond – and more will be given to you besides.” Even though we have truth, righteousness, peace, prosperity, health, healing inside us, it’s of no effect if it isn’t established in our heart by the renewing of our mind. Our mind interacts with the world through our five physical senses, processes that data, sends it to our heart, and our established beliefs determine if what we are sensing with our five senses is consistent with what we already believe. If not, we have come to a decision, which happens for most of us in a split second, so fast that we do not realize it. We decide if this new information confirms what we already believe, of if we will change what we believe (repentance) or if we will reject it.
habitual state of mind that determines how we interpret and experience the world around us; it is shaped by our experiences, culture, environment, and education.
the outcome produced when a higher law of physics is applied to any situation that supersedes the current law in effect; it isn’t the violation of any laws of physics in order to achieve the desired outcome. If a miracle can be explained scientifically or otherwise, it is no less a valid miracle.
our human tendency to accept portions of God’s Word as stated while twisting others to fit our personal preferences.
Moses receiving the law at Mount Sinai is a type of the Word being written on our hearts.
the initiation process into the secret worship of the old gods. (Communists call it demoralization, knowing they can only overthrow a country if they first demoralize the people. This is done by perverting the laws, courts, politics, educational system, and media. After they demoralize the people, they collapse the economy and create chaos. When the citizens cry out to the corrupt government, they are seduced into giving up their freedom in exchange for security.)
Mystery of iniquity
(2 Thess. 2:7-11) the influential power of Satan at work to produce the rejection of God’s Word, laws, and commandments as the standard of love, morality, ethics, and absolute truth.
Nations (of Canaan)
the deeds of the flesh (dead works; works righteousness).
growth or natural production; the promises of God are part of our growth or natural production.
the offspring of the “sons of God” (the fallen angels) and the daughters of men (Gen. 6:4); giants who are believed to be the Greek and Roman gods of mythology possessing secret knowledge of how creation worked and making them appear to be superhuman or god-like. The Nephilim were the perpetrators of ancient philosophies, sciences, and religions designed to undermine man’s trust for God and His word.
Appearance of Nephilim: The times they were prevalent on earth: 1) before the flood of Noah (Gen. 6:2-4). The Nephilim were most noted for being giants, but they were often considered great men with supernatural abilities. 2) After the flood, Nimrod, the founder of Babel, is the first Nephilim mentioned. 3) They were discovered in the land of Canaan. 4) They also emerged in Phoenicia and ancient Greece. They were the first world travelers. Their remains and evidence of their godless religions (human sacrifices) and false deities have been discovered all over the globe.
the first antichrist; aka, Baal (Allah), Osiris, Ra, Apollo. He was a Nephilim, one of the mighty men of renown. His name means “rebellion or we’ll rebel.” He was a leader of rebellion against God and a hunter “before the Lord” – for the purpose of opposing, implying hostility. He hunted men to conquer and force them to comply with his rule in opposition against God - the beginning of socialism.
a word that comes from Latin and means “secret, or hidden” knowledge. Occult groups and secret societies believe they have secret knowledge that gives them power over God. They believe through their secret knowledge they can control and one day rule the world. Occult groups use secret knowledge to manipulate or control people, and secret formulas, incantations, and curses are examples of hidden knowledge that are used to do that. Similar to the word “mysteries” in the Bible, i.e. the mysteries of Christ, etc., but in the occult, this secret knowledge only comes by way of initiation, e.g. laying on of hands, prayer, follow their practices until we finally reach a certain level of deceit in order to receive revelation after which we are elevated to the next level. The levels of deceit are so subtle that we don’t realize they are taking us into darkness. Another difference between the mysteries of the Bible and the occult is that in the occult they don’t tell us the truth about their true intentions. Occults came into being as the fallen angels (who fell in the book of Genesis) passed on many of the secrets of eternity to man, i.e. science, math, geometry, physics, medical science, etc. There was nothing wrong with this knowledge, in and of itself, but the goal for having this knowledge was rooted in the lie that God is harsh, dictatorial, and keeps man enslaved by his moral and ethical commandments. So Satan presented the notion that man could have the same life God has through knowledge obtained from different sources outside of God. Man doesn’t need God to be like Him, he just needs the same knowledge God has. So they presented themselves as gods with this knowledge and then later actually claimed to be gods and perverted the knowledge of God, including scientific knowledge. This secret knowledge was all rooted in the lie that the creator, God, is a harsh dictator who kept man enslaved by his moral and ethical commandments. This message is prominent today, particularly by those who have a distorted view of grace, which ignores morals, ethics, and standards of conduct and civil order. The lie that Satan presented in the garden promised the same thing God promised: life! But Satan’s way was to get it through knowledge and eliminate the need for God. We don’t need God if we can be like Him through knowledge. The occult’s deception is that we can be like God through knowledge, which denies the fact that we are already like Him and now we’re in Him and He is in us through Jesus. In the occult world, Lucifer is the angel of light who sets man free from the oppression of a legalistic God by way of knowledge. We know that’s not true, because He told man if he ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, NOT the tree of knowledge, he would be like God. But man was already like God. The ability to choose good and evil gets into judgment, and judgment belongs to God and Him alone. Only God has the wisdom and insight for judgment because only He knows what will give us light and life. But since obtaining the ability to judge, which we get from deciding between good and evil for ourselves, we end up judging God, putting Him on trial and judging Him as untrustworthy and His word untrustworthy as the process for bringing us happiness.
to stumble (feel less than who we are in Christ); a judgment placed on an annoyance or trespass which causes us to strive or stumble; a legal offense is a debt for which someone legally owes restitution. (See Debt and Trespass.)
are not to get God to do something. Offerings create an opportunity to experience (belief + action) an activation of God’s reality in a person’s heart for whatever the situation calls for. Whether a sin offering, peace offering, or a tithe offering, it was an opportunity to put works with faith and create an experience that brought a connection to the desired reality, whether it be forgiveness, peace, or prosperity. The experience made it real in our heart first, then we would experience the external manifestation of it. Now that we have the blood of Jesus, we no longer require the ritual, but we don’t abandon the process. Making the experience real in our heart is the only way to connect to the desired outcome in the natural.
Not the same as Old Testament. It is the agreement, arrangement, contract, or will between God and man for how to have a relationship, including what to do about sin. It was a type or shadow of what would come in the New Covenant with Jesus. The Old Covenant could never make a person righteous or change a person’s heart. It was a covering; an atonement, but it never rid a person of guilt, shame, or condemnation (the fear/expectation of judgment, anger, and punishment). (See Old Testament for difference.)
the facts, the testimony, the written record of history, the law, the events that took place that are true and recorded and the laws which still apply for how to relate to each other while here on earth - but not for righteousness between us and God. The major divisions:
a. The first five books (Pentateuch or Torah) dictated by God Himself.
b. Historical books: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther.
c. Then there are books written by individuals who said things that were true and things that weren’t.
d. Poetic/Wisdom books: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon
e. Major Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel.
f. Minor Prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.
a view based solely on personal judgment. All struggles with sin revolve around our sense of identity, and any false identity is rooted in a false opinion. Any view, opinion, interpretation of self or the world that is different than God’s is sin – sin being not seeing ourselves as God sees us.
Out of control
a phrase that is used to evade personal responsibility for the way we have chosen to respond to situations that threaten us, even when that behavior is extreme or surprising to us.
believers who not only endure (survive) the tribulation of the antichrist; they are victorious over opposition.
a distinct set of concepts or thought patterns by which reality is determined; in science, a generally accepted model of how ideas relate to each other forming a conceptual framework within which scientific research is carried out; a worldview and how to group things into meaning. As we encounter the world around us, our paradigm is at work defining meanings to our experiences, for which we pass judgments as to why they are occurring the way they are. The problem is the moment our judgment is established, we begin to relate to that situation as if our judgment is correct.
Party Spirit (“envyings”)
When one follows or trusts a party, they follow the group and its opinions. Our United States Constitution was written around the idea that governments can’t be trusted and should have very limited power. Patriotism is more about our connection to the people than our connection to the government (Gal. 5:21).
the ability (the proven character or experiential insight) to stand under pressure without wavering (losing control).
Peace of God
peace is very different than the peace of God, which is the word shalom in the Old Testament which has to do with health, healing, prosperity, blessing–all that we have through salvation that comes from knowing all our needs are met. In the Greek, it’s interchangeable with all the benefits of God and is foundational for the intimacy needed for experiencing all the resources in the kingdom of God. It is a state of being that feels safe, secure, at rest, and content with the authority to choose and establish what Jesus died to protect us from and what He rose again to give us in this life. It is a state of being that is free from fear and doubt based on God as protector, provider, healer, deliverer, and caregiver. (See Way of Peace.)
earthquake; a massive earthquake occurred during this man’s life that brought about the continental drifts.
whole and complete in love; not flawlessness but the continual process of transformation into wholeness as we experience God’s love in every area of our lives.
love that has been brought to its ultimate goal: repentance which paves the way for relationship with God based on reciprocal love.
an assessment of a given situation; the appearance or view from one’s vantage point. From our perspective is how we create or build upon our paradigm (see Paradigm). My vantage point is based on all my life’s experiences, so I may not want life experiences to define how I see the world.
Pillars of faith
the account of creation; 2) created in His likeness and image; 3) we have dominion over the earth.
to be fully pleasing or agreeable; to be well-pleasing, to take pleasure in, and to walk as is well-pleasing (Heb. 11:6).
literally, to crouch down with an extended hand, like a beggar (Matt. 5:3). The poor in spirit realize their need and their captivity to spiritual poverty and are willing to receive the resources available in the kingdom of heaven.
the strength or energy that makes something happen.
Praise and worship
an expression of thanks for every good thing; a tool used to intimately experience God’s love and express love for Him; a means for connecting with God in our heart.
judge (decide) or assess and reconcile (Hebrew). literally, “to hold it in our mind,” e.g., Mark 11:24 would read, “Therefore I say unto you, whatsoever things you desire, when you hold it in your mind (pray), believe that you receive, and you shall have;” interactive communication with God; meditation; to assess and reconcile what we believe; a continual recalibration of thoughts, emotions, judgments that are inconsistent with the Lordship of Jesus; repentance; renewing the mind; surrender; exercising authority and dominion; binding and loosing; when we judge or assess what is happening in our life was paid for at the cross we must declare it illegal and send it away. If we judge or assess any part of the inheritance is missing, we must loose and declare the promise/blessing legal.
Principalities and powers
rank and right (Col. 2:15).
those who remain captive to the darkness of their beliefs (blindness) and cannot see that the prison door is open (Isa. 42:6-7).
marketing the gospel in such a way that it gives authority to institutions or to those anointed to lead over those who aren’t. It promotes submission to a person, denomination, group, or doctrine.
encouragement, building up, and edification of the saints; repeating what God has said or done with loving-kindness.
exchange; the satisfying of the wrath of God and all the righteous requirements of the law. Jesus was not a substitute, He literally became sin (2 Cor. 5:21), went to Hades as a sinner, overcame sin and death, rose from the dead, conquered Satan, and received the inheritance.
a state of readiness of the heart to give and/or receive what God has already provided in Christ; not just monetary gain but success and a prosperous state of mind in every area of life.
a Christian of whose beliefs are in alignment with the Reformation movement and in opposition to the Roman Catholic Church on key points of faith.
set aflame in 1517 with The Ninety-Five Theses by Martin Luther, John Calvin, and other early reformers, the Reformation was a movement that attempted to reform the erroneous doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church based on:
a. Sola Scriptura: the “five solas” (sola is Latin for “alone”) which Protestants believe that the Bible alone is the source of God’s special revelation to mankind, whereas Catholicism holds that the Bible and sacred tradition are equally binding.
b. Office and authority of the pope: Catholics maintain the Pope is the “Vicar of Christ,” a vicar meaning “substitute,” and takes the place of Jesus as the visible head of the church, giving the Pope the ability to speak ex cathedra (authority on matters of faith and practice), making his teachings infallible and binding.
i. Apostolic succession: a means by which Catholics establish the Pope's authority while Protestants believe authority comes from the Word of God.
ii. Interpretation of Scriptures: Catholicism teaches that only the Roman Catholic Church can interpret the Bible, while Protestantism believes the indwelling of the Holy Spirit enables all believers to understand the message of the Bible for themselves.
c. Salvation: “Sola fide” (faith alone), which Protestants teach based on Ephesians 2:8-10 is how a person is saved. Catholics insist that meritorious works plus faith is how one will achieve eternal salvation.
i. Seven Sacraments: baptism, confirmation, the Eucharist, penance, anointing the sick, holy orders, and matrimony are essential to Roman Catholic salvation, while Protestantism believes it is through grace by faith that we're saved.
ii. Justified: Protestants believe that man is justified by faith and that works are a fruit of salvation, not a means unto salvation. Catholics blend justification and sanctification, combining faith and works as the measure of one's eternal salvation.
d. Purgatory: the place Catholics believe those who haven’t fully paid for their sins must go, while Protestants believe that Christ alone was the propitiation for all sin.
conflict between the mind (intellectual) and the heart; at an intellectual level, we want the problem solved, but at a heart level, we don’t believe we’re worthy of it. The conflict affects our conscience because of secondary gain: even though we want this benefit, we are getting a secondary benefit that feels normal and safe (because we’re afraid of the unknown). To overcome, tapping the karate chop point saying, “I deeply love and completely accept myself” ~ 10 minutes a day.
Pure in heart
a heart with no hidden agendas or selfish motives, is true in all things, and can see God as He is.
Puritans (or pilgrims)
one of three sects of Protestantism that emerged after the Reformation; a group of English Protestants of the late 16th & 17th centuries who wanted the Church of England purified of liturgy, ceremony, and practices not found in Scripture.
the original and correct terminology used in the KJV to describe divorce; when a man put his wife out without divorcing her, leaving her no way to support herself, which usually led to prostitution. (See Divorce.)
a biblical term used by the Apostle Paul for the process of “sending away;” eradicating thoughts, emotions, or feelings contrary to the Word of God; forgiveness; cast out.
a biblical term used by the Apostle Paul for the process of replacing a destructive belief or behavior with a biblical truth, emotion, or feeling.
to meet the legal requirements versus worthiness (to deserve it); we are not worthy of the promises based on our performance, but we are qualified based on Christ’s performance because we are in Him.
to tell someone when he/she has crossed a boundary, which is reliant on the fact that our identity is established in Christ since identity is essential to knowing who we are in Him and being able to identify our boundaries.
“exchange;” Jesus exchanged all that He was for all that we are, and we receive all that He was at the cross. (See Isa. 53:4-12 – the Great Exchange.)
crossing the Red Sea is a type of being baptized into the body of Christ.
Redeem the time
to restore to the original point of opportunity (that we may have missed, lost, or destroyed).
a saturation that brings transformation. (See Protestant Reformation.)
refers to the kidneys which are the organs affected by fear.
a person who attempts, by dead works, to approach and/or satisfy God on his own terms–a form of Humanism. The opposite of religion is faith, which trusts what God says and obeys and is the reason the Bible refers to us as “believers.” Religionists may be Christians or may simply call themselves Christians. They use Christian terminology and may employ some truly authentic biblical means, but they are more committed to their religion, culture, and tradition than they are to the Word of God. They corrupt and neutralize the Word of God through their religious traditions (Mark 7:13).
system of relating to God based on man’s logic and reasoning that produces an attempt (dead works) to earn acceptance, approval, peace, and His promises. It is based on unbelief and robs the believer of true biblical faith.
Renew the mind
repentance from dead works; a change of mind; to exchange any belief that isn’t in line with God’s truth; to believe that we are righteous when we fail because our performance doesn’t qualify or disqualify us before God. Jesus qualifies us for the promises based on His death, burial, and resurrection, not our works.
Repent/repentance (from dead works)
a change of mind; to change how we see it to how God sees it; to yield our perception to the truth; to change our mind about trying to earn the promises based on performance. (See Carnal.)
to yield to passions/lust in order to find pleasure until it becomes normal (see Rom. 1:26).
to set over or against; to resist the devil is to submit or align our beliefs with God and His truth-not fight, scream, rebuke, pray, or any other religious technique for so-called spiritual warfare techniques. Satan flees when we align ourselves with truth.
Resurrection of the dead
when God joins our spirit our soul with our new, immortal, incorruptible bodies. There are two resurrections (Acts 24:15):
a. First resurrection: of the righteous who rule and reign with Jesus for 1000 years.
b. Second resurrection: of the unrighteous which occurs after the 1000 years.
NOT blame; “respond + ability;” I am the only one with the ability and the authority to respond to the truth of God in my situation in order to ensure the promised outcome; when I don’t use my authority (bind/loose, forgive, walk in love, cast out, send away, repent, pray) intentionally, then, by default, I make a choice to accept the situation. Example: I fall and hurt my knee and I don’t respond (exercise my authority) immediately to bind/loose it, I, by default, choose to accept it. Example: The liver is affected by anger. So when our first response to an annoying person who makes us angry is not forgiveness, mercy, love, etc., by default, we choose to accept and store that anger in our liver.
to revive; to return to what was; to reintroduce or resurrect a former way of thinking or believing; a reawakening.
literally, “as I should be;” my identity in Christ; a state of being as we truly are before God based on the finished work of Jesus and not our works; nearly synonymous with the word “glory” (see Glory). Righteousness is a continuum from how God sees things to how we see things that starts in our hearts and moves into our thoughts, emotions, feelings, beliefs, and ultimately into our decisions and behavior; it isn’t static nor just positional from God’s point of view. From God’s position, we are righteous, but it can’t be separated from our behavior because righteousness is self-evident from our behavior, speech, decisions, and the life we live. Righteousness can never be separated from the character and nature of who God is, i.e., if we’re to be righteous like God is righteous, then we can’t lie, mistreat people, act anything less than who we are in Christ. God can’t be anything other than righteous. Righteousness also has to do with the living the abundant life and the promises and blessings God has bestowed on us in the new birth.
to come close or draw near.
to separate; to be set apart from anything common or ordinary by setting ourselves apart unto the Lord.
liar; deceiver; defeated foe; enemy of man and God; a fallen, out of work angel whose original position was to serve man; possesses no inherent power to hurt anyone except that which we give him.
true Satanism is the most extreme and dangerous whose followers hate God, consider love and mercy to be foolish weakness and knows their eternity will be in hell.
when man rejects God’s wisdom for his own philosophies of right and wrong, thereby making man a god unto himself. To reject God’s truth is to align one’s self with the wicked one. As Jesus said, “He who is not with us is against us.”
experiential knowledge that comes from having experienced something for oneself.
to be hidden or concealed; where we experience an intimacy and trust that cannot be conveyed in mere words.
the fourth stage of the internal hierarchy of our life matrix; 1) there is a natural aspect of self-confidence that comes from whether we follow through with tasks, keep our word, etc. When we fail to follow through, we become less willing to try new things because we think we will quit. 2) the other aspect comes from our behavior, how we treat people, whether or not we walk in love – 1 John 4:17. If we’re not walking in love, we won’t have confidence before God and we won’t be able to receive the promises of God or the answers to our prayers because we don’t feel worthy.
the second stage in the internal hierarchy of our life matrix, which emerges from the approval of the person or group with whom we’ve chosen to identify with, which is why we become like those who are accepting of us. Even people who are loners identify with some idea of who they want to be; they may be identifying with someone they saw in a movie. But we must become like those we want to accept us in order to sustain their acceptance and feel valuable to them. At the core of God’s love is value – how much value He has for us – and is why our concept of God is so important because we will become like the God we believe in and we are. We are acting out the concept of God that we believe in. As we alter our self-image, we will measure our worth by the response of those people we look to for acceptance. This leads us to the next stage in the internal hierarchy: self-worth. (See Self-worth.)
the commitment to having the things we so deeply desire that we hold fast to our secret agendas of how to get them; when we have already decided we know how to get what we want.
the third stage in the internal hierarchy of our life matrix; the deepest need man has. The Greek word “agape” is about value, high regard, precious. Romans 5:8 – even when we were sinners, God had value for us. We feel loved to the degree that we feel valued, precious, held in high esteem from those from whom we look to for acceptance. The value we get from our source of identity is the value and the worth and love that we will have for self. What that source values becomes our values, which are represented by our behavior. Whatever the group does is what we will do, and this is where we enter the last stage of the internal hierarchy: self-confidence.
literally, forgiveness; the act of forgiving an annoyance, debt, trespass, or offense.
one of three sects of Protestantism that emerged after the Reformation; a group of extremist Puritans who believed the too many elements of the Roman Catholic Church had been retained by the Church of England and wanted to either destroy it or separate from it, while Puritans believed that the Church of England was in need of reform but could be salvaged.
the mother and wife of Nimrod; aka, Ishtar, Isis. She cut up Nimrod’s body after his death and disseminated it around the land, then declared his brother, Tammuz, to be the resurrected (reincarnated) Nimrod, the savior of the world and the fulfillment of the prophecy God made in the garden from Gen. 3:15.
Shadow or type
a symbol, action, ceremony, or custom representative (predicting or foreshadowing) what would happen through the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ in the heart of the believer, replacing outward observance with the need for inward transformation.
rejection of self; the most destructive of all negative internal responses; comes from unresolved guilt, which comes from having done something wrong. Shame goes beyond the feelings that I have done something to “something is wrong with me” and leads to condemnation. (See Condemnation.)
something that walks forward.
one leading the herd forward.
when the eyes of our hearts open to the truth of God’s Word so that we can see the answers and come out of the darkness. In Luke 4:18 and Mark 6:41, the word referencing “recovering sight” is the same in both references. Jesus, upon seeing the hunger of the 5,000 and that He only had a few loaves and two fish, looked up to His Father and “recovered sight” by focusing on His limitless resources, and then performed the miracle and met the need.
any thought, idea, feeling, philosophy, doctrine, or behavior that causes us to see ourselves as less than the glory of God; any motive other than faith (Rom. 14:23), such as doubt, fear, unbelief; there are many different words for sin in both the original Hebrew and Greek, yet hamartia appears to be the most popular, meaning “to miss the mark of the prize or the abundant life or the goal” and thus fail to achieve the blessing, the promise, the prize, the abundant life or be like Jesus. It isn’t the list of fun things God doesn’t want us to do; it is any belief that brings pain, sorrow, suffering, destruction, or death into our life; fear.
a state of being fearful and untrusting of God that breeds destruction and death; we are born with a fearful nature and because we do not trust God, we decide how best to bring happiness and fulfillment to our life, although it never works and we experience disappointment, heartache, pain, tragedy, sorrow, suffering, disease, destruction, and death (emotional, mental, spiritual and/or physical).
promises everything the Bible, God, promises but gives us an unscriptural promise for how to get it, which is the root of iniquity. (See Iniquity.) Karl Marx said socialism was the only political concept that was powerful enough to destroy the human race.
doctrine of salvation.
Soul (Genesis 2:7)
the inner, eternal living part of a being; where the mental, emotional, and physical processes are experienced by the input received from the physical realm through the five senses combined with the thoughts and feelings of the heart (beliefs) and the influence of the Spirit.
God makes His own decision; He hasn’t ever been acted upon by an outside force beyond who He is. His will and Word have been established in the earth upon His own decision, not predicated by man, sin, or any other external factor to Himself.
Speak (when God speaks)
a Hebrew word that has more to do with what is inside of God, with who He is, His character, what He has conceived in His heart than it does with the word itself. The word that is spoken, which gets written down, is only a written representation of something that has much greater motives, intentions, power, and life behind it. This is the reason the letter kills, but the spirit behind the word brings life (2 Cor. 3:6). We are to follow the spirit of the word, not the letter of the word. And the spirit of the word will never lead us to violate, conflict with, or be inconsistent with God’s written Word.
Spirit (man’s), and “in the spirit
the deepest part of our heart, where all of God’s truth has been written; the part of us that is alive to God; where God lives, making available to us all that He is and has; it is the perfected part of us (Heb. 12:23); when we are “in the spirit,” we are living from, motivated by, abiding in the truth, light, word, knowledge, commands, or instructions of God. God cannot be separated from His word, as the two are synonymous.
the battle of the heart and soul for control over our thoughts, emotions, feelings, and beliefs (Eph. 6:12 and 2 Cor. 10:3-5); NOT warring with the devil or demons.
walking in love toward others and having meaningful relationships.
giving attention to the internal, God-centered factors affecting our life rather than the external, physical factors of trying to satisfy our five senses.
to strip and to lead away captive (Col. 2:8).
a person who has been given the authority and responsibility to rule over and care for property but doesn’t own it, e.g., man has been given dominion or control over the earth but doesn’t own it.
a heart that if laid side by side with what God says would be parallel and straight.
a yielding attitude, not out of obligation or force but willingly, out of trust; a yielding, flexible attitude, open to the views, opinions, ideas, and desires of others; seeks to apply God's truth in every situation and walk in love; doesn’t mean “obey.”
incredible productivity with unimaginable peace.
not the violation of natural laws or necessarily even the miraculous; when our faith in what is not seen (the invisible realm) manifests in what is seen (the natural realm).
the state of satisfaction.
acknowledging something as an already established fact.
anything that causes us to feel tested, tried, scrutinized, strained or made to strive, which happens when we doubt who we are and what we have in Christ, leaving the place of peace (rest) and grace (God’s power and ability working from our hearts).
a form of dualism that believes God and Satan are nearly equal in power and warring over the fate of man, and the winner hasn’t yet been determined. In truth, it is Satan and man that are warring over Planet Earth.
versus theocrasy; a system of government ruled by religious leaders.
versus theocracy; a merging together of different gods into one god.
Things (Hebrew 11:1)
deeds, affairs, business matters, work, objects; the root word means “to perform repeatedly or habitually.”
Thoughts of the mind
doorkeeper of the heart; our thoughts determine what gets in our hearts and what comes out. Above all else, guard your heart for out of it are the issues of life (Prov. 4:23).
Thorn in the flesh
refers to people. God told the Israelites when they went into the land of Canaan, if they didn’t drive out the inhabitants, they would become thorns in their flesh, eyes, or side (see Num. 33:55)
that which is transmitted either orally or in writing; culture. After a belief has been accepted as fact and transmitted from generation to generation, it becomes hardwired into our perception despite what God has said.
the Greek word for metamorphosis; the New Testament process for 1) putting off the old man, 2) repentance, 3) putting on the new man; the change in heart beliefs that occurs through repentance (renewing the mind, Rom. 12:2).
to step over; a violation of boundaries; a lapse or deviation from truth (Matt. 6:14).
pressure; any bad situation; trouble; trial.
God’s Word as interpreted by the life, teaching, ministry, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and applied from God’s true and original intent: love; synonymous with light, knowledge, information.
to judge God as untrustworthy; not adhere to, trust in, or rely on God based on the finished work of Jesus.
a mind that is incongruent with the Word of God, which leads to lawlessness (iniquity).
opposer of truth. (See Repent.)
Urim and Thummim were probably two different colored stones the priest carried in a pocket of his breastplate. When there was no vision, prophecy, dream, or other leadership from God they would prayerfully withdraw a stone. One color meant “yes” and the other meant “no.”
the New Covenant version of idolatry; the same as the Old Testament graven image; thoughts that are contrary to the finished work of Jesus; any thought, idea, or belief not based on God’s version of reality which is His word, truth, and wisdom. The warfare we fight is against vain imaginations according to 2 Cor. 10:3-5, Rom. 12:1-2, Prov. 23:7, Rom. 8:6, 1 Pet. 2:11, Heb. 10:26-27.
Veil (ripped from top to bottom)
signifies that God Himself tore down the barrier (of sin) that separated us from Him so we could have direct access into the new Holy Place (our spirit).
lingering unforgiveness; when we emotionally hold onto an offense until we think the person has paid enough for it, but vengeance will destroy us. Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord: God is the only one capable of meteing out payment for offenses and He did so through Jesus. For those who reject Jesus, they will stand before God in the Great White Throne Judgment. For those who accept Jesus, vengeance has been satisfied.
Waiting upon the Lord (Isaiah 40:31)
to intertwine with God as two vines intertwine themselves until we can’t tell where one ends and the other begins; to graft onto God and when trials come, we remain strong.
Walking in love
treating people the way God’s commandments say to treat people.
Walking in the Spirit
when we harmonize our choices with God’s prescription for what and/or how to fulfill our God-given desires in a godly way that will never hurt us.
to shift from one opinion, thought, or belief to another.
Way of Balaam
to use our gifting for profit.
Way of peace
the process by which we return to God and His view and opinion of us after having fallen short of His view and opinion of ourselves, wherein we experience a reconnection to His love.
White Throne Judgment
when people are judged based on their performance and ability to keep the law because they rejected the gift of righteousness (versus Judgment Seat of Christ).
unharmonious living from the way God designed man to live from the heart; crooked, bent, not straight.
relies solely on our willingness to obey, and we won’t hear what we are unwilling to obey. Hearing.
the ability or freedom to make a decision and see it through to completion.
Will of God
not God’s willingness but rather His last will and testament, the New Covenant, or covenant of peace He established with Jesus for us.
the practical application of knowledge and spiritual truth.
any form of control; manipulation, coercion, force, intimidation, threat.
the topic or specific utterance of the one preaching the message (Rom. 10:17). In John 1:1, Jesus is referred to as the Word, or "logos" of God, a very rich and inclusive Greek word. It is as much about what is behind the Word as it is about the word itself. It is the integrity and consistency of God that makes His Word of value. It is filled with life and is a verbal expression of Himself. No chaos or contradiction exists in God, His Word, or His creation.
Word of God
is the word Logos meaning every word is congruent and true only when connected to every other Word of God.
dead works; to work, labor, strain, or strive in order to earn righteousness.
world’s system of logic, reasoning, and behavior (Rom. 12:2); any philosophical approach to life, whether secular or religious, that offers what God has promised apart from walking in His character and wisdom.
Worship and Praise
(See Praise and Worship.)
to deserve the promises based on performance versus qualification in which the legal requirements have been met. We aren’t worthy of the promises based on performance, but we are qualified based on the performance of Christ because we are in Him.
Wrath of God
the anger God felt over the sin of man which He poured onto Jesus so we would never have to be afraid of Him being angry with us.
Year of Jubilee
aka “acceptable year of the Lord;” a time when all debts were considered paid. Every fifty years, the Hebrews were commanded to observe and celebrate no matter if the debt had been incurred responsibly or irresponsibly; every debt was canceled and every inheritance restored. Indentured servants (slaves) were set free. This undeserved mercy and freedom based on the love, faithfulness, and goodness of God, and His desire for the Hebrews to display it to the world.
a person’s doctrine; that individual’s interpretation and application of Scripture. To yoke up with Christ is like a pair of oxen that must keep in step to pull the load. The picture within this picture, however, makes the metaphor even more straightforward. Yoking together implies harmonization (See Walking in the Spirit).
life; Greek word meaning “the quality of life possessed by the one who gives it,” also referred to as “the Kingdom of Heaven” by Jesus.