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Study Material for Teaching Class 2018

Working out your own Salvation is simply finally getting Serious, Marion Williams

Leaving Jerusalem and your Mountain to Spirit and Truth – John 4, Eph 4, Hebrews 6:1

Moving from the personal to the Uni-Versal from petros to Petra
Moving from the two trees to the Tree of Zoe
Leaving Jacob’s Well, a phrear, for the Fountain, the pege

Jacob’s Well:  Phrear # 5421 = Of uncertain derivation; a hole in the ground (dug for obtaining or holding water or other purposes), that is, a cistern or well; figuratively an abyss (as a prison): – well, pit.

Christ’s Well:  Pege # 4077 = Probably from G4078 (through the idea of gushing plumply); a fount (literally or figuratively), that is, source or supply (of water, blood, enjoyment), (not necessarily the original spring): – fountain, well.

All churches are not worthy the name of church, which means a spiritual union, unless they serve as schools in which the science of uniting oneself with the eternal fountain of life is practically taught ( See John 4:14)

John 10:10 = Zoe  Strong’s Number 2222 translated life
John 10:1 – the Thief identified
Matt 7:13, 14 The Way to the One Tree of Zoe

RE:  Matt 7:29  The imitator gives expression to a hundred proofs, but he speaks from discursive reasoning, not direct vision. He is musk-scented

but not musk; he smells like musk but is only dung.  (Rumi)

“Seekers there are in plenty: but they are almost all seekers of personal advantage.

I can find so very few Seekers after Truth.” (Sa’adi)

How many ways to Zoe, Strong’s Number 2222 translated life are there? 

What is the difference in the two ways Christ mentioned?
What is the Purpose in Life for someone committed to follow Christ?

Which way are you Called to?

What is perdition? (See definition below)

Who is your ONLY enemy?
Romans 8:31 KJV  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Heb 2:10  For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many [sons-#5207] unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 

Romans 3:23 KJV  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
The only sin at this Level or stage of our growth is coming short of the prepared Glory.

Hebrews 6:1 LITV  Because of this, having left the discourse of the beginning of Christ, let us be borne on to full growth,

Hebrews 6:1 KJV  Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto [perfection = # 5047 teleiotes]; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God……

Strong’s #5047

teleiótēs; gen. teleiótētos, fem. noun from téleios (G5046), perfect, one who reaches a goal. Perfection or perfectness, stressing the realization of an end in view, the state achieved when a goal has been accomplished (Col_3:14; Heb_6:1).

Syn.: katartismós (G2677), the condition or characteristic of perfection; plḗrōma (G4138), a filling up, fulfillment, fullness, that which fills or has been filled; apartismós (G535), completion, finishing; ékbasis (G1545), the end, result; holoklēría (G3647), integrity, physical wholeness, perfection, soundness.

Ant.: hustérēsis (G5304), a falling short.

[Mat 24:13  ButG1161 he that shall endureG5278 untoG1519 the end,G5056 the sameG3778 shall be saved.G4982 

“SEE” #5056 = END is telos:  From a primary word tellō (to set out for a definite point or goal); properly the point aimed at as a limit, that is, (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination [literally, figuratively or indefinitely], result [immediate, ultimate or prophetic], purpose); specifically an impost or levy (as paid): – + continual, custom, end (-ing), finally, uttermost. Compare G5411]

[ALSO, look at the word translated “endure” Strong’s # 5278: hupoménō; fut. hupomenṓ, from hupó (G5259), under, and ménō (G3306), to remain. To remain under, i.e., to persevere, endure, sustain, bear up under, suffer, as a load of miseries, adversities, persecutions or provocations with faith Act_17:14).

Deriv.: hupomonḗ (G5281), patience, endurance.

Syn.: makrothuméō (G3114), to be longsuffering, patient; (Whereas hupoménō refers to one’s response toward circumstances, denoting perseverance in the face of difficulties, makrothuméō refers to one’s response toward people, denoting a patient endurance of the faults and even provocations of others without retaliating.); hupophérō (G5297), to bear, endure; anéchomai (G430), to put up with; karteréō (G2594), to be steadfast, patient, to endure; hupéchō (G5254), to endure; bastázō (G941), to bear.

Ant.: aphíēmi (G863), to forsake, let go; kataleípō (G2641), to leave down, abandon; egkataleípō (G1459), to leave behind, forsake; apoleípō (G620), to leave behind, forsake –  mdw]

Psa_73:28  But it is good for me to draw near unto God: I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all thy works.

Isa_58:2  Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways: as a nation that did righteousness and forsook not the ordinance of their God, they ask of me righteous ordinances, they delight to draw near unto God.

Heb_7:25  Wherefore also he is able to save to the uttermost them that draw near unto God through him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Jas 4:7  So submit to [the authority of] God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him] and he will flee from you. 

Jas 4:8  Come close to God [with a contrite heart] and He will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; and purify your [unfaithful] hearts, you double-minded [1374]. 

Strong’s #1374

dípsuchos; gen. dipsúchou, masc.-fem., neut. dípsuchon, adj. from dís (G1364), twice, and psuchḗ (G5590), soul, mind. Double-minded, doubtful. In Jas_1:8, referring to the doubter or waverer which corresponds to diakrínō (G1252); in the pl., in a general sense as an unstable person (Jas_4:8). Such a person suffers from divided loyalties. On the one hand, he wishes to maintain a religious confession and desires the presence of God in his life; on the other hand, he loves the ways of the world and prefers to live according to its mores and ethics.

Syn.: akatástatos (G182), unstable.

Ant.: bébaios (G949), certain.

Definition of the word translated by the King James Translators as destruction in Matthew 7:13:

Strong’s Number 684

apṓleia; gen. apōleías, fem. noun from apóllumi (G622), to destroy fully. Used trans. the losing or loss (Mat_26:8), intrans. perdition, ruin. In the NT, apṓleia refers to the state after death wherein exclusion from salvation is a realized fact, wherein man, instead of becoming what he might have been, is lost and ruined. Destruction, either temporal (Act_25:16, death; Sept.: Deu_4:26; Est_7:4; Pro_6:15; Isa_34:5), or the second death which is eternal exclusion from Christ’s kingdom, equivalent to apothnḗskō (G599), to die (Mat_7:13; Act_8:20; Rom_9:22; Php_1:28; Php_3:19; 1Ti_6:9; Heb_10:39; 2Pe_2:1, 2Pe_2:3; 2Pe_3:7, 2Pe_3:16; Rev_17:8, Rev_17:11).

“Heresies of destruction” (a.t.) in 2Pe_2:1 means fatally destructive heresies. In Joh_17:12; 2Th_2:3, “the son of perdition,” an allusion to the Antichrist, means one determined to remain spiritually lost. See huiós (G5207), son. Destruction or waste (Mar_14:4; Sept.: Lev_6:3-4). Apṓleia and the verb apóllumi (G622), to destroy, lose, perish, must never be construed as meaning extinction.

One dies physically when his spirit and his body separate. Neither the body becomes extinct, nor the spirit. The body decomposes and ceases to exist in the form it was. Its constituent parts, however, continue to exist in a noncohesive form. The spirit takes a new existence, separate from its previous existence joined with the body.

The lost sheep which was wandering away from the shepherd and the rest of the flock is called apolōlós (Luk_15:4, Luk_15:6), also the coin which the woman lost (Luk_15:9, apṓlesa [the aor. of apóllumi {G622}, to lose]) and the prodigal son who was lost (Luk_15:24, Luk_15:32), but none of them ceased to exist.

They simply were lost to the relationship which they had before and which was desired again by the owner.

In 1Ti_6:9 the words ólethros and apṓleia occur together referring to those who determine to be rich. In this instance, ólethros refers to the actual physical death of those who desire to be rich by any means such as Judas, Ananias and SapPhpra. Apṓleia, on the other hand, refers to separation from God Himself in fulfillment of our Savior’s warnings that the rich enter the kingdom of heaven with difficulty (Mat_19:23-24; Mar_10:25).

Ólethros speaks more of the way in which destruction comes than of the state in which a lost person is found. It refers specifically to the destruction of the flesh (1Co_5:5).

Apṓleia, on the other hand, refers to the destruction or the perishing of the whole personality as is indicated by the opposite of apóllumi which is sṓzomai (G4982), to be saved, “that the spirit may be saved.” Thus we can conclude that for the flesh there is ólethros while for the spirit there is salvation. Yet salvation may be taken as the ant. of both apóllumi and ólethros. In the latter case the word “salvation” must be taken as the healing of the body (Jas_5:15 where the word translated “saved” is the Gr. word sṓzō [G4982], to save). In the spiritual realm, however, sṓzō is also the opposite of apóllumi, to perish.

Thus sōtēría (G4991), salvation or deliverance, can be taken as the exact opposite of apṓleia.

Syn.: phthorá (G5356), destruction that comes with corruption, consumption by using up; súntrimma (G4938), a breaking in pieces; thánatos (G2288), death; anaíresis (G336), a taking up or off, usually used in regard to life; teleutḗ (G5054), an end of life, death; zēmía (G2209), loss; apobolḗ (G580), a casting away; hḗttēma (G2275), defeat, loss, defect; kathaíresis (G2506), a taking or pulling down, hence destruction; ólethros (G3639), an eschatological destruction surprising people like labor pains coming upon a pregnant woman.

Ant.: aiṓnios zōḗ ([G166], [G2222]), eternal life; bíos (G979), the present state of existence, life, living; kérdos (G2771), gain; porismós (G4200), a providing, procuring, a means of gain.

Your Tool box:

A Worker Approved by God

2 Timothy 2:14-16 KJV  Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.  (15)  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  (16)  But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.


Philippians 1:3-11 LITERAL Version  I thank my God on all the remembrance of you,  (4)  always in my every prayer on your behalf making my prayer with joy  (5)  over your fellowship in the gospel, from the first day until now,  (6)  being persuaded of this very thing, that the One having begun a good work in you will finish it until the day of Jesus Christ;  (7)  as it is righteous for me to think this of you all because you have me in your heart, both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you are all sharers of the grace with me.  (8)  For God is my witness how I long after you all in the affections of Jesus Christ.  

(9)  And this I pray, that your love may yet abound more and more in [full knowledge= #1922 epignosis] and all perception,  

(10)  for you to distinguish the things that differ, that you may be sincere and without blame for the day of Christ,  (11)  being filled with fruits of righteousness through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.