The Christian’s heritage is to overcome and destroy the works of our invisible spiritual enemy (satan) in our lives, and in the lives of others, while we train to rule (eternally) with He who rose from the dead … JESUS!
The glossary is written to-the-point, so repented Christians and even a child will be equipped to destroy satan’s works. The definitions are to help ANY person overcome, subdue and destroy satan’s powers off of their lives … if they will hear and obey.
Over the next weeks and months, terms will be added. Ask God to give you a soft heart to hear and see any truth about yourself and change anything if you need to. Do this to be able and ready to receive His next loving move in your life!
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The Gospel Foundation
As our normal, daily, way of living we deny the power Jesus Christ gives us to obey Him — this is called being a “sinner”.
If we are a sinner, JESUS asks us to REPENT — to be a person of a truthful, loving heart by agreeing with Him that we are a sinner (See glossary definition for “Repent”).
Actions that prove you repent:
1) confess our disobedience against God’s word (sin),
2) forsake disobedience (sin),
3) ask forgiveness from God and others we have injured (sinned against).
This 1-2-3 expresses an attitude and action of “love” — from a truthful, loving heart!
Disobedience against God’s Word is the definition of SIN.
Jesus Christ is God’s recent and final Word to all mankind, for eternity!
Pentecostal means Christians who obey Jesus like the first Christians did:
Expecting and seeking to be baptized in the same miracle power of Jesus Christ — called “Baptized in The Holy Spirit” with proof by the initial miracle evidence of other tongues (Holy Spirit-given spiritual languages).
There are only two categories of Christians: Pentecostal or Non-Pentecostal.
MODESTY is a shame-faced feeling of reverence for God and Christ that keeps you from feeling bold and unashamed with your body and clothing (1 Timothy 2:9).
1 Corinthians 12:18-24 teaches us how Jesus feels about his body (Christians) and the comparison with our own physical bodies is plain. Jesus plainly tells us that on certain parts, God bestows more abundant honor (respect) by covering it … because it is too precious to be seen by the public. Any Christian must have God’s attitude about your body — it is not yours to do what you want or feel with it — it belongs to the Lord for his service. Have respect and be ashamed to willfully reveal it’s comely parts to the whole wide world. Do not dishonor your body — this is called “modesty”.
Full Gospel is more than a synonym for Pentecostal. In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul is pentecostal and he said “I have ‘fully preached’ the Gospel to you for three years. I am clean and innocent from the blood of every person”. (Minister Clark’s paraphrase). He preached MUCH more than the Baptism in the Holy Spirit!
*** Christians who are ‘Full Gospel’ seek to continuously lay down personal biases, prejudices, and opinions about the Bible, so they can ever receive what JESUS is saying to the churches — not the ideas man clings to for his/her own preferences.
Unbelief is a CHOICE to disagree with and reject the written testimony of God (aka the Holy Bible). A person can demonstrate unbelief against God with their words, actions, or both.
Unbelief refuses to love people with God’s love. Therefore, God hates the sin of UNBELIEF above all! UNBELIEF IS A CHOICE. (Hebrews Chapter 4, Matthew 13:58, Mark 16:14, James 5:20).
The only source that is not contaminated with any deception at all, is found in the Jesus who is miracle born (the Christ) of a virgin — Jesus from Nazareth.
Jesus Christ is “truth”. (John 14:6)
“The Faith” is the testimony of Jesus Christ in the Gospels as confirmed by His chosen official authorities – the apostles in the New Testament.
“The Faith” (sometimes called “your faith”) must be believed as a miracle from God, Himself. The Faith is holy, life-giving, and a gift to be protected at all costs from co-mingling with earthly man-conjured religions or with “Interfaith” gatherings (Ephesians 2:8, Jude 1:20-21).
In God, “saved” means Jesus has saved you from the punishment (looming over you in the near future) and, also, hanging over your head eternally — because you are due it.
You can only avoid both these due punishments by doing one thing — REPENT!
Righteousness simply means “TREAT GOD RIGHT”.
1. God’s way of thinking about whatever (not your perspective).
2. God’s way of behaving toward whatever (not your will).
Three helps for you when seeking to have righteousness with God:
1. Anger worketh not the righteousness of God — “not ever” (James 1:20)
2. Jesus said, ” I am the way, the truth, and the life”. (John 14:6)
3. Jesus said, “blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness”. This means you are desperate to treat GOD right. When choosing who has to get hurt feelings — don’t hurt God! Everyone else is expendable … including yourself! (Matt 5:6)
Repent is to “AGREE WITH GOD”.
IMPORTANT: REPENT is always a CHOICE. The choice is “you are true and God is a liar” OR “God is true and you are a liar”. DECIDE and SAY SO (confess)!
If God be true, then STOP what you’re doing and saying!
PRIDE is demanding your own way against God’s way — from a lying, self-gloating heart. ALL pride (and forms of pride) is the destroyer of pure love and perverts it.
Love agrees with what God says, because God IS love. Pride “always” destroys God’s love from living in our hearts (1 John 4:6-12, ).
LOVE IS OBEDIENCE TO JESUS CHRIST.
In Jesus Christ, there is no definition of love but obedience to Him. God IS love and Christ’s love always does what pleases the Father, God Almighty (John 14:24, 2 Timothy 3:5).
If we obey Christ’s commands, it is what God calls “loving Him from a truthful, loving heart”.
To avoid deception, we must be strict with ourselves and others: Repetitive disobedience means I don’t love Jesus … or you. SIMPLE.
Liar is any person — or event — that seeks to mock, despise, dispute, or oppose the Words of Jesus Christ and/or his original authorized apostles of the New Testament. (1 Timothy 6:3-5, 1 John Chapter 4)
Faith is OBEDIENCE to Jesus Christ.
Only Jesus can see inside our hearts — obedience as an act of work, just to say you did it? Or obedience from a truthful, loving heart?
Faith is your obedience to Jesus’ commands … expressed from a truthful, loving heart.
“Church” is persons who have REPENTED of their sins TO OBEY JESUS CHRIST, and are – “UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF A BORN AGAIN, CHOSEN AND ANOINTED PASTOR.”
NOTHING ELSE IS A CHURCH. (Revelation 3:9, Jews in this context means Christians).
A miracle experience with God, different from all human experience, but proven in Holy Scripture – whereby Jesus Christ selects you and commands you a specific task, then confirms it.
A DIRECT ENCOUNTER WITH THE LIVING CHRIST — not selected by men, women, universities or college — but acknowledged by them.
BLESS is to receive the kindness of God upon a person.
Jesus commands repented persons (learning to have a heart like God’s) “BLESS and CURSE NOT” (Romans 12:14, Matthew 5:43-48).
BLESS is, also, to speak kind things about God, to God, and about God’s holy things (Preachers are holy things, The Holy Bible, Church are a few examples).
The opposite of blessing God is blaspheming — Him or his holy things. (Rom 2:24, 2Tim 3:2, Titus 2:5, James 2:7, Rev 13:6)
BELIEVE is OBEY from the “HEART”.
Believe is obedience. Faith is obedience. Belief and Faith are the same thing in the Lord Jesus Christ. Only He can see in your heart — obedience as an act of work just to say you did it — or obedience from a truthful, loving heart.
(John 14:21, James 1:22, Isaiah 1:18-20).
See Glossary: “What is Faith”?
“The Apostles” in the New Testament are authorities sent by Jesus Christ and given authority over what is preached from Jesus, and over those who preach. Apostles, along with prophets, then and now, are responsible to preserve the original Gospel that Jesus lived and preached.
Christ’s preachers, then and now, have rank –Prophets, third ranking Evangelists and last in rank Pastors (teachers). See Ephesians 4:11, 1 Corinthians 12:18, 28.