God – 2

31 Oct

Glory – the main characteristic of God

 

VERSE

CHARACTERISTICS   DEMONSTRATED

DESCRIPTORS   OF CHARACTERISTICS

 

 

 

Exodus 15:11

Who among the gods is like you, LORD? Who is like you—   majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?

Lord = Jehovah

(1) Incomparable

(2) Majestic,

(3) Holy,

(4) Awesome

(5) Provider

(6) Working wonders

(1) INCOMPARABLE

Without an equal in   quality or extent; matchless.

Unable to be   compared; totally different in nature or extent.

Synonyms: only, inimitable, matchless, nonpareil,   peerless, unequalled, unexampled, unmatched, unparalleled, unrivalled,   unsurpassable, unsurpassed.

Exodus 16:7

and in the morning you will see the glory of the LORD,   because he has heard your grumbling against him.

(5) Provider

(8) Glory

(2) MAJESTIC

Having or displaying   great dignity or nobility; majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane   matters; grand; lofty; belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler; glorious   presence.

Synonyms: gallant, imperial, impressive, lofty, noble,   olympian, proud, purple, regal, royal, superior.

Exodus 16:10

While Aaron was speaking to the whole Israelite community,   they looked toward the desert, and there was the glory of the LORD appearing   in the cloud.

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(3) HOLY

Holiness, or sanctity,   is in general the state of being holy (perceived by religious individuals as   associated with the divine) or sacred (considered worthy of spiritual respect   or devotion; or inspiring awe or reverence among believers in a given set of   spiritual ideas); exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in   goodness and righteousness; divine; devoted entirely to the deity or the work   of the deity.

Synonyms: devout, godly, pious, religious, sainted,   saintly.

Exodus 24:16

and the glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai. For six   days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the LORD called   to Moses from within the cloud.

(4) Awesome

(4) AWESOME

Extremely impressive   or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear; extremely   good; excellent.

Synonyms: amazing, astonishing, astounding, marvellous,   awful, eye-opening, fabulous, miraculous, portentous, prodigious, staggering,   stunning, stupendous, sublime, surprising, wonderful, wondrous

Exodus 24:17

To the Israelites the glory of the LORD looked like a   consuming fire on top of the mountain.

(3) Holy

(8) Glory

(29) Consuming

(5) PROVIDER   – JEHOVAH-JIREH – ‘God-sees’

A person or thing   that provides something; breadwinner; one that makes something, such as a   service (supplier), available.

Synonyms: accommodate, add, administer, afford, arrange,   bestow, bring, care, cater, contribute, dispense, equip, favour, feather,   feed, fit, fit out, fix up, fix up with, furnish, give, grant, hand over,   heel, impart, implement, indulge, keep, lend, line, look after, maintain,   minister, outfit, prepare, present, procure, produce, proffer, provision,   ration, ready, render, replenish, serve, stake, stock, stock up, store,   sustain, take care of, transfer, turn out, yield

Exodus 29:43

there also I will meet with the Israelites, and the place   will be consecrated by my glory

(3) Holy

(7) Honour

(8) Glory

(6) WORKING WONDERS

One that arouses   awe, astonishment, surprise, or admiration; a marvel; an event inexplicable   by the laws of nature; a miracle

Synonyms: marvel, miracle, phenomenon, prodigy, sensation,   wonderment, admiration

Exodus 33:22

When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the   rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by.

(8) Glory

(7) HONOUR

Personal integrity;   allegiance to moral principles; great respect, regard, esteem, etc., or an   outward sign of this; to worship; to pay homage to; to be a credit to; to   confer a distinction upon

Synonyms: fame, renown, esteem, respect, regard, accolade,   citation, commendation, reputation, righteousness

Exodus 40:34

Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory   of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

(8) Glory

(9) Complete

(8) GLORY

Something conferring   honour or renown; adoration, praise, and thanksgiving offered in worship; majestic   beauty and splendour; resplendence; the splendour and bliss of heaven;   perfect happiness; to rejoice triumphantly; exult; power

Synonyms: honour, praise, fame, celebrity, distinction,   acclaim, prestige, immortality, eminence, kudos, renown, exaltation,   illustriousness, triumph

Exodus 40:35

Moses could not enter the tent of meeting because the   cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

(8) Glory

(9) Complete

(9) COMPLETE

Absolute; total; to   make whole; having all necessary or normal parts, components, or step; having   come to an end; concluded

Synonyms: complete, close, end, finish, conclude,   terminate

Leviticus 9:6

Then Moses said, “This is what the LORD has commanded you   to do, so that the glory of the LORD may appear to you.”

(8) Glory

(10) WORTHY OF   WORSHIP

Reverent honour and homage paid to God or a sacred   personage, or to any object regarded as sacred; formal or ceremonious rendering   of such honour and homage; adoring reverence or regard

Leviticus 9:23

Moses and Aaron then went into the tent of meeting. When   they came out, they blessed the people; and the glory of the LORD appeared to   all the people. (v24 Fire came out from the presence of Yahweh and consumed   the burnt offering on the altar as well as the fat portions.  When he saw all of the people then they   shouted and they fell on faces of them.)

(8) Glory

(3) Holy

(10) Worthy of Worship

(11) PRESENCE

The state or fact of existing, occurring, or being present   in a place or thing; person or thing that exists or is present in a place but   is not seen; immediate vicinity; proximity; person’s bearing, especially when   it commands respectful attention

Synonyms: immanence, omnipresence, thereness, proximity, comportment,   personal manner

Numbers 14:10ff

But the whole assembly talked about stoning them. Then the   glory of the LORD appeared at the tent of meeting to all the Israelites. (vs   15,16)

(8) Glory

(11) Presence

(7) Honour

(12) PURPOSE

The object toward which one strives.

The reason for which something is done or created or for   which something exists.

Verb:    

Have as one’s intention or objective: “God has   allowed suffering, even purposed it”.

1. The object toward which one strives or for which   something exists; an aim or a goal: “And ever those, who would enjoyment   gain/Must find it in the purpose they pursue” (Sarah Josepha Hale).

2. A result or effect that is intended or desired; an   intention. See Synonyms at intention.

3. Determination; resolution: He was a man of purpose.

4. The matter at hand; the point at issue.

Synonyms:         

noun.  aim –   intention – object – intent – goal – end

verb.  intend – mean   – propose – plan – contemplate – design

Numbers 14:14

Pillar of cloud (movement/direction) during the day and   pillar of fire at night (protection)

(11) Presence

(12) Purpose

(13) Protector

(13) PROTECTOR

A person who protects or defends someone or something.

defender, guardian, shielder

admonisher, monitor,

Numbers 14:21

Nevertheless, as surely as I live and as surely as the   glory of the LORD fills the whole earth,

(8) Glory

(11) Presence

(14) WORKING SIGNS

An object, quality, or event whose presence or occurrence   indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else

An act or gesture used to convey an idea, a desire,   information, or a command

A conventional figure or device that stands for a word,   phrase, or operation; a symbol

An indicator

Numbers 14:22

not one of those who saw my glory and the signs I   performed in Egypt and in the wilderness but who disobeyed me and tested me   ten times

(8) Glory

(14) Working Signs

(15) SUPERNATURAL

(of a manifestation or event) Attributed to some force   beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature.

1. Of or relating to existence outside the natural world.

2. Attributed to a power that seems to violate or go   beyond natural forces.

3. Of or relating to a deity.

4. Of or relating to the immediate exercise of divine   power; miraculous.

5. Of or relating to the miraculous

Numbers 16:19

When Korah had gathered all his followers in opposition to   them at the entrance to the tent of meeting, the glory of the LORD appeared   to the entire assembly.

(8) Glory

(4) Awesome

(16) GOODNESS

moral excellence; piety; virtue

kindly feeling; kindness; generosity.

Surprise

 

Synonyms: character, decency, morality, honesty,   integrity, probity, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, uprightness, virtue,   virtuousness

Numbers 16:31

The earth opened and swallowed Korah and his men

(15) Supernatural

(17) CREATOR

A person or thing that brings something into existence.

Originator

Builder, Producer

Artist, Maker, Conceiver, Mastermind

Numbers 16:42

But when the assembly gathered in opposition to Moses and   Aaron and turned toward the tent of meeting, suddenly the cloud covered it   and the glory of the LORD appeared.

(11) Presence

(9) Complete

(8) Glory

(18) AUTHORITY

    The power or   right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience: “he had   absolute authority over his subordinates”.

    The right to act   in a specified way, delegated from one person or organization to another.

such a power or right delegated, esp from one person to   another; 5. the ability to influence or control others

6. an expert or an authoritative written work in a   particular field

7. evidence or testimony

8. confidence resulting from great expertise

Numbers 20:6

Moses and Aaron went from the assembly to the entrance to   the tent of meeting and fell facedown, and the glory of the LORD appeared to   them.

(8) Glory

(19) JEALOUS

    Feeling or   showing envy of someone or their achievements and advantages.

    Feeling or   showing suspicion of someone’s unfaithfulness in a relationship.

suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival a   jealous lover

2. (often postpositive and followed by of) resentful (of)   or vindictive (towards), esp through envy a child jealous of his brother

3. (often postpositive and followed by of) possessive and   watchful in the maintenance or protection (of) jealous of one’s reputation

4. characterized by or resulting from jealousy

5. (Christian Religious Writings / Bible) Obsolete except   in biblical use demanding exclusive loyalty a jealous God

6. an obsolete word for zealous

Deuteronomy 5:1-21

The Ten Commandments

(3) Holy

(11) Presence

(19) Jealous

(20) POWER

1. ability or capacity to do something

2. (often plural) a specific ability, capacity, or faculty

3. political, financial, social, etc., force or influence

4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) control or   dominion or a position of control, dominion, or authority

5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a state or other   political entity with political, industrial, or military strength

6. a person who exercises control, influence, or authority   he’s a power in the state

7. a prerogative, privilege, or liberty

8. (Law)

a.  legal authority   to act, esp in a specified capacity, for another

b.  the document   conferring such authority

9. (Military)

a.  a military force

b.  military   potential

10. (Mathematics) Maths

a.  the value of a   number or quantity raised to some exponent

b.  another name for   exponent [4]

11. (Mathematics & Measurements / Statistics)   Statistics the probability of rejecting the null hypothesis in a test when it   is false. The power of a test of a given null depends on the particular   alternative hypothesis against which it is tested

12. (Physics / General Physics) Physics Engineering a   measure of the rate of doing work expressed as the work done per unit time.   It is measured in watts, horsepower, etc. Symbol P

13. (Electronics)

a.  the rate at   which electrical energy is fed into or taken from a device or system. It is   expressed, in a direct-current circuit, as the product of current and voltage   and, in an alternating-current circuit, as the product of the effective   values of the current and voltage and the cosine of the phase angle between   them. It is measured in watts

b.  (as modifier) a   power amplifier

14. the ability to perform work

15. (Engineering / Mechanical Engineering)

a.  mechanical   energy as opposed to manual labour

b.  (as modifier) a   power mower

16. a particular form of energy nuclear power

17. (Physics / General Physics)

a.  a measure of the   ability of a lens or optical system to magnify an object, equal to the   reciprocal of the focal length. It is measured in dioptres

b.  another word for   magnification

18. Informal a large amount or quantity a power of good

19. (Christian Religious Writings / Theology) (plural) the   sixth of the nine orders into which the angels are traditionally divided in   medieval angelology

in one’s power (often followed by an infinitive) able or   allowed (to)

in (someone’s) power under the control or sway of   (someone)

the powers that be the established authority or   administration

vb (tr)

1. to give or provide power to

2. (Engineering / Mechanical Engineering) to fit (a   machine) with a motor or engine

3. (intr) Slang to travel with great speed or force

Deuteronomy 5:24 (inc v22ff)

And you said, “The LORD our God has shown us his glory and   his majesty, and we have heard his voice from the fire. Today we have seen   that a person can live even if God speaks with them.

(2) Majestic

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(9) Complete

(11) Presence

(15) Supernatural

(16) Goodness

(17) Creator

(18) Authority (voice of God)

(21) TRUTH

1. the quality of being true, genuine, actual, or factual   the truth of his statement was attested

2. something that is true as opposed to false you did not   tell me the truth

3. a proven or verified principle or statement; fact the   truths of astronomy

4. (usually plural) a system of concepts purporting to   represent some aspect of the world the truths of ancient religions

5. fidelity to a required standard or law

6. faithful reproduction or portrayal the truth of a   portrait

7. an obvious fact; truism; platitude

8. honesty, reliability, or veracity the truth of her   nature

9. accuracy, as in the setting, adjustment, or position of   something, such as a mechanical instrument

10. the state or quality of being faithful; allegiance   Related adjectives veritable, veracious

[Old English triewth; related to Old High German   gitriuwida fidelity, Old Norse tryggr true]

1 Samuel 4:21

She named the boy Ichabod, saying, “The Glory has departed   from Israel”—because of the capture of the ark of God and the deaths of her   father-in-law and her husband.

(8) Glory

(11) Presence

(22) INTEGRITY

1. adherence to moral principles; honesty

2. the quality of being unimpaired; soundness

3. unity; wholeness

honesty, principle, honour, virtue, goodness, morality,   purity, righteousness, probity, rectitude, truthfulness, trustworthiness,   incorruptibility, uprightness, scrupulousness, reputability

a sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition

1 Samuel 5: 1-4

The Philistines put the Ark in the Temple of Dagon, where   over several nights the statue of Dagon was felled and broken and laid before   the Ark

(7) Honour

(15) Supernatural

(19) Jealous

(20) Power

(23) STRENGTH

The state, property, or quality of being strong.

2. The power to resist attack; impregnability.

3. The power to resist strain or stress; durability.

4. The ability to maintain a moral or intellectual   position firmly.

5. Capacity or potential for effective action: a show of   strength.

6.

a. The number of people constituting a normal or ideal   organization: The police force has been at half strength since the budget   cuts.

b. Military capability in terms of personnel and materiel:   an army of fearsome strength.

7.

a. A source of power or force.

b. One that is regarded as the embodiment of protective or   supportive power; a support or mainstay.

c. An attribute or quality of particular worth or utility;   an asset.

8. Degree of intensity, force, effectiveness, or potency   in terms of a particular property, as:

a. Degree of concentration, distillation, or saturation;   potency.

b. Operative effectiveness or potency.

c. Intensity, as of sound or light.

d. Intensity or vehemence, as of emotion or language.

9. Effective or binding force; efficacy: the strength of   an argument.

10. Firmness of or a continuous rising tendency in prices,   as on the stock market.

11. Games Power derived from the value of playing cards   held.

1 Samuel 15:29

He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his   mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”

(8) Glory

(21) Truth

(22) Integrity

(24) FEARFUL

Inspiring fear or awe

1 Kings 8:11 (also surrounding verses)

And the priests could not perform their service because of   the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled his temple.

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(9) Complete

(11) Presence

(15) Supernatural

(25) GREAT

unusually or comparatively large in size or dimensions: A   great fire destroyed nearly half the city.

2.

large in number; numerous: Great hordes of tourists   descend on Europe each summer.

3.

unusual or considerable in degree, power, intensity, etc.:   great pain.

4.

wonderful; first-rate; very good: We had a great time.   That’s great!

5.

being such in an extreme or notable degree: great friends;   a great talker.

Long continued; lengthened in duration; prolonged in time;   as, a great while; a great interval.

Older, younger, or more remote, by single generation; —   often used before grand to indicate one degree more remote in the direct line   of descent; as, great-grandfather (a grandfather’s or a grandmother’s   father), great-grandson, etc

Entitled to earnest consideration; weighty; important; as,   a great argument, truth, or principle.

(superl.) Holding a chief position; elevated: lofty:   eminent; distingushed; foremost; principal; as, great men; the great seal;   the great marshal, etc.

 

1 Chronicles 16:10 (also surrounding verses)

Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek   the LORD rejoice.

(3) Holy

(10) Worthy of worship

(20) Power

(23) Strength

 

(26) JOY

Joy (Joy) (?), n.

[OE. joye, OF. joye, joie, goie, F. joie, L. gaudia, pl.   of gaudium joy, fr. gaudere to rejoice, to be glad; cf. Gr. ¿ to rejoice, ¿   proud. Cf. Gaud, Jewel.]

 

1. The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or   expectation of good; pleasurable feelings or emotions caused by success, good   fortune, and the like, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love   or desire; gladness; exhilaration of spirits; delight. “Her heavenly   form beheld, all wished her joy.” Dryden. “Glides the smooth   current of domestic joy.” Johnson. “Who, for the joy that was set   before him, endured the cross, despising the shame.” Heb. xii. 2.   “Tears of true joy for his return.” Shak. “Joy is a delight of   the mind, from the consideration of the present or assured approaching   possession of a good.” Locke.

2. That which causes joy or happiness. “For ye are   our glory and joy.” 1 Thess. ii. 20. ” A thing of beauty is a joy   forever.” Keats.

3. The sign or exhibition of joy; gayety; mirth;   merriment; festivity. “Such joy made Una, when her knight she   found.” Spenser. “The roofs with joy resound.” Dryden.

^ Joy is used in composition, esp. with participles, to   from many self-explaining compounds; as, joy-hells, joy-ringing,   joy-inspiring, joy-resounding, etc.

 

Synonyms — Gladness; pleasure; delight; happiness;   exultation; transport; felicity; ecstasy; rapture; bliss; gayety; mirth;   merriment; festivity; hilarity.

Joy (Joy), v. i.

[imp. & p. p. Joyed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Joying.]

[OF. joir, F. jouir. See Joy, n.]

 

To rejoice; to be glad; to delight; to exult. “I will   joy in the God of my salvation.” Hab. iii. 18. “In whose sight all   things joy.” Milton.Joy (Joy), v. t.

 

1. To give joy to; to congratulate. [Obs.] “Joy us of   our conquest.” Dryden. “To joy the friend, or grapple with the   foe.” Prior.

2. To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate. [Obs.]   “Neither pleasure’s art can joy my spirits.” Shak.

3. To enjoy. [Obs.] See Enjoy. “Who might have lived   and joyed immortal bliss.” Milton.

1 Chronicles 16:24,25

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds   among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise, He is to   be feared above the gods….the Lord made the heavens

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(11) Presence

(17) Creator

(24) Fearful

(25) Great

(27) OWNER

1. A party that possesses the exclusive right to hold,   use, benefit-from, enjoy, convey, transfer, and otherwise dispose of an asset   or property.

2. Contracts: The party who awards a contract for a   project and undertakes to pay the contractor. Also called contract owner.

3. An employee or executive who has the principle   responsibility for a process, program, or project.

 

1 Chronicles 16:27,28

Splendour and Majesty are before Him; strength and joy in   His dwelling place. Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe   to the LORD glory and strength.

(2) Majestic

(23) Strength

(24) Fearful

(26) Joy

(28) EXALTED

exalted [ɪgˈzɔːltɪd]

adj

1. high or elevated in rank, position, dignity, etc.

2. elevated in character; noble; lofty an exalted ideal

3. Informal excessively high; inflated he has an exalted   opinion of himself

4. intensely excited; elated

1 Chronicles 16:29

Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an   offering and come before him. Worship the LORD in the splendour of his   holiness.

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(10) Worthy of worship

(29) CONSUMING

1.            consuming   – very intense; “politics is his consuming passion”;   “overwhelming joy”

overwhelming

intense – possessing or displaying a distinctive feature   to a heightened degree; “intense heat”; “intense   anxiety”; “intense desire”; “intense emotion”;   “the skunk’s intense acrid odour”; “intense pain”; “enemy   fire was intense”

so strong as to be irresistible

1. Possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to an   extreme degree: the intense sun of the tropics.

2. Extreme in degree, strength, or size: intense heat.

3. Involving or showing strain or extreme effort: intense   concentration.

4.

a. Deeply felt; profound: intense emotion.

b. Tending to feel deeply: an intense writer

1 Chronicles 29:11

Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory   and the majesty and the splendour, for everything in heaven and earth is   yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(18) Authority

(20) Power

(25) Great

(27) Owner

(28) Exalted

 

(30) GOODNESS

1. the state or quality of being good

2. generosity; kindness

3. moral excellence; piety; virtue

interjective

an euphemism for God: used as an exclamation of surprise   (often in phrases such as goodness knows!, thank goodness!)

2 Chronicles 5:14

and the priests could not perform their service because of   the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the temple of God.

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(11) Presence

 

(31) LOVE

1. A deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and   solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship, recognition of   attractive qualities, or a sense of underlying oneness.

2. A feeling of intense desire and attraction toward a   person with whom one is disposed to make a pair; the emotion of sex and   romance.

3.

a. Sexual passion.

b. Sexual intercourse.

c. A love affair.

4. An intense emotional attachment, as for a pet or treasured   object.

5. A person who is the object of deep or intense affection   or attraction; beloved. Often used as a term of endearment.

6. An expression of one’s affection: Send him my love.

7.

a. A strong predilection or enthusiasm: a love of   language.

b. The object of such an enthusiasm: The outdoors is her   greatest love.

8. Love Mythology Eros or Cupid.

9. often Love Christianity Charity.

10. Sports A zero score in tennis.

v. loved, lov·ing, loves

v.tr.

1. To have a deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection   and solicitude toward (a person): We love our parents. I love my friends.

2. To have a feeling of intense desire and attraction   toward (a person).

3. To have an intense emotional attachment to: loves his   house.

4.

a. To embrace or caress.

b. To have sexual intercourse with.

5. To like or desire enthusiastically: loves swimming.

6. Theology To have charity for.

7. To thrive on; need: The cactus loves hot, dry air.

v.intr.

To experience deep affection or intense desire for   another.

Idioms:

for love

Out of compassion; with no thought for a reward: She   volunteers at the hospital for love.

for love or money

Under any circumstances. Usually used in negative   sentences: I would not do that for love or money.

for the love of

For the sake of; in consideration for: did it all for the   love of praise.

in love

1. Deeply or passionately enamoured: a young couple in   love.

2. Highly or immoderately fond: in love with Japanese   painting; in love with the sound of her own voice.

no love lost

No affection; animosity: There’s no love lost between   them.

2 Chronicles 7:1

[ The Dedication of the Temple ] When Solomon finished   praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the   sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(11) Presence

(20) Power

(29) Consuming

(32) COMFORTER

1. To soothe in time of affliction or distress.

2. To ease physically; relieve.

n.

1. A condition or feeling of pleasurable ease, well-being,   and contentment.

2. Solace in time of grief or fear.

3. Help; assistance: gave comfort to the enemy.

4. One that brings or provides comfort.

5. The capacity to give physical ease and well-being

2 Chronicles 7:2

The priests could not enter the temple of the LORD because   the glory of the LORD filled it.

(3) Holy

(8) Glory

(11) Presence

(33) FORGIVING

1. To excuse for a fault or an offense; pardon.

2. To renounce anger or resentment against.

3. To absolve from payment of (a debt, for example).

Synonyms

forgiveness; “I forgave him his infidelity”;   “She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday”

concede, grant, yield – be willing to concede; “I   grant you this much”

condone, excuse – excuse, overlook, or make allowances   for; be lenient with; “excuse someone’s behavior”; “She   condoned her husband’s occasional infidelities”

absolve, justify, free – let off the hook; “I absolve   you from this responsibility”

absolve, shrive – grant remission of a sin to; “The   priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary’s”

remit – forgive; “God will remit their sins”

pardon – grant a pardon to; “Ford pardoned   Nixon”; “The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the   President”

excuse, pardon – accept an excuse for; “Please excuse   my dirty hands”

                2.            forgive – absolve from payment;   “I forgive you your debt”

exempt, relieve, free – grant relief or an exemption from   a rule or requirement to; “She exempted me from the exam”

2 Chronicles 7:3

When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the   glory of the LORD above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their   faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying,   “He is good; his love endures forever.”

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(11) Presence

(20) Power

(24) Fearful

(30) Goodness

(31) Love

(34) SAVIOUR

noun – rescuer, deliverer, defender, guardian, salvation,   protector, liberator, Good Samaritan, redeemer, preserver, knight in shining   armour, friend in need the saviour of his country

save 1  (sv)

v. saved, sav·ing, saves

v.tr.

1.

a. To rescue from harm, danger, or loss.

b. To set free from the consequences of sin; redeem.

2. To keep in a safe condition; safeguard.

3. To prevent the waste or loss of; conserve.

4.

a. To avoid spending (money) so as to keep or accumulate   it.

b. To avoid spending (money or time) in an amount less   than what circumstances normally require: saved $25 at the sale; saved 15   minutes by taking a shortcut.

5. To set aside for future use; store.

6. To treat with care by avoiding fatigue, wear, or   damage; spare: save one’s eyesight.

7. To make unnecessary; obviate: Your taking the trunk to   the attic has saved me an extra trip.

8.

a. Sports To prevent (a goal) from being scored by an   opponent.

b. To preserve a victory in (a game).

c. Baseball To preserve (another pitcher’s win) by   protecting one’s team’s lead during a stint of relief pitching.

9. Computer Science To copy (a file) from a computer’s   main memory to a storage medium.

v.intr.

1. To avoid waste or expense; economize.

2. To accumulate money: saving for a vacation.

3. To preserve a person or thing from harm or loss.

n.

1. Sports An act that prevents an opponent from scoring.

2. Baseball A preservation by a relief pitcher of another   pitcher’s win.

Idiom:

save (one’s) breath

To refrain from a futile appeal or effort: Save your   breath; you can’t dissuade them.

Synonyms: save1, rescue, reclaim, redeem, deliver

These verbs mean freeing a person or thing from danger,   evil, confinement, or servitude. Save is the most general: The smallpox   vaccine has saved many lives. A police officer saved the tourist from being   cheated.

Rescue usually implies saving from immediate harm or   danger by direct action: rescue a rare manuscript from a fire.

Reclaim can mean to bring a person back, as from error to   virtue or to right or proper conduct: “To reclaim me from this course of   life was the sole cause of his journey to London” (Henry Fielding).

To redeem is to free someone from captivity or the   consequences of sin or error; the term can imply the expenditure of money or   effort: The price for redeeming the hostages was extortionate.

Deliver applies to liberating people from something such   as misery, peril, error, or evil: “consigned to a state of wretchedness   from which no human efforts will deliver them” (George Washington).

Job 29:20

My glory will not fade; the bow will be ever new in my   hand.’

(8) Glory

(11) Presence

(20) Power

(35) MARVELLOUS

Adj.        1.            marvellous – extraordinarily good   or great ; used especially as intensifiers; “a fantastic trip to the   Orient”; “the film was fantastic!”; “a howling   success”; “a marvelous collection of rare books”; “had a   rattling conversation about politics”; “a tremendous   achievement”

howling, marvelous, rattling, wonderful, wondrous,   fantastic, terrific, tremendous, grand

extraordinary – beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly   unusual or exceptional or remarkable; “extraordinary authority”;   “an extraordinary achievement”; “her extraordinary   beauty”; “enjoyed extraordinary popularity”; “an   extraordinary capacity for work”; “an extraordinary session of the   legislature”

                2.            marvellous – being or having the   character of a miraclemarvellous – being or having the character of a miracle

miraculous, marvelous

supernatural – not existing in nature or subject to   explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material;   “supernatural forces and occurrences and beings”

                3.            marvellous – too improbable to   admit of belief – marvellous – too improbable to admit of belief; “a   tall story”

marvelous, improbable, tall

incredible, unbelievable – beyond belief or understanding;   “at incredible speed”; “the book’s plot is simply   incredible”

marvellous

adjective excellent, great (informal), mean (slang),   topping (Brit. slang), wonderful, brilliant, bad (slang), cracking (Brit.   informal), amazing, crucial (slang), extraordinary, remarkable, smashing   (informal), superb, spectacular, fantastic (informal), magnificent,   astonishing, fabulous (informal), divine (informal), glorious, terrific   (informal), splendid, sensational (informal), mega (slang), sovereign,   awesome (slang), breathtaking, phenomenal, astounding, singular, miraculous,   colossal, super (informal), wicked (informal), def (slang), prodigious,   wondrous (archaic or literary), brill (informal), stupendous, jaw-dropping,   bodacious (slang, chiefly U.S.), boffo (slang), jim-dandy (slang), chillin’   (U.S. slang), mRvLS (S.M.S.) He certainly is a marvellous actor.

Psalm 19:1

For the director of music. A psalm of David. The heavens   declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

(2) Majestic

(4) Awesome

(10) Worthy of worship

(11) Presence

(17) Creator

 

(36) JUST

adj.

1. Honorable and fair in one’s dealings and actions: a   just ruler. See Synonyms at fair1.

2. Consistent with what is morally right; righteous: a   just cause.

3. Properly due or merited: just deserts.

4. Law Valid within the law; lawful: just claims.

5. Suitable or proper in nature; fitting: a just touch of   solemnity.

6. Based on fact or sound reason; well-founded: a just   appraisal.

Adj.        1.            just – used especially of what is   legally or ethically right or proper or fitting; “a just and lasting   peace”- A.Lincoln; “a kind and just man”; “a just   reward”; “his just inheritance”

fair, just – free from favoritism or self-interest or bias   or deception; conforming with established standards or rules; “a fair   referee”; “fair deal”; “on a fair footing”; “a   fair fight”; “by fair means or foul”

honourable, honorable – worthy of being honored; entitled   to honor and respect; “an honorable man”; “led an honorable   life”; “honorable service to his country”

right – in conformance with justice or law or morality;   “do the right thing and confess”

righteous – characterized by or proceeding from accepted   standards of morality or justice; “the…prayer of a righteous man   availeth much”- James 5:16

unjust – violating principles of justice; “unjust   punishment”; “an unjust judge”; “an unjust   accusation”

                2.            just – fair to all parties as   dictated by reason and conscience; “equitable treatment of all   citizens”; “an equitable distribution of gifts among the   children”

equitable

fair, just – free from favoritism or self-interest or bias   or deception; conforming with established standards or rules; “a fair   referee”; “fair deal”; “on a fair footing”; “a   fair fight”; “by fair means or foul”

just – used especially of what is legally or ethically   right or proper or fitting; “a just and lasting peace”- A.Lincoln;   “a kind and just man”; “a just reward”; “his just   inheritance”

impartial – showing lack of favoritism; “the cold   neutrality of an impartial judge”

                3.            just – free from favoritism or   self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or   rules; “a fair referee”; “fair deal”; “on a fair   footing”; “a fair fight”; “by fair means or foul”

fair

just – used especially of what is legally or ethically   right or proper or fitting; “a just and lasting peace”- A.Lincoln;   “a kind and just man”; “a just reward”; “his just   inheritance”

impartial – showing lack of favoritism; “the cold   neutrality of an impartial judge”

reasonable, sensible – showing reason or sound judgment;   “a sensible choice”; “a sensible person”

                4.            just – of moral excellence;   “a genuinely good person”; “a just cause”; “an   upright and respectable man”

upright, good

righteous – characterized by or proceeding from accepted   standards of morality or justice; “the…prayer of a righteous man   availeth much”- James 5:16

Psalm 24:7

Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient   doors, that the King of glory may come in.

(2) Majestic

(37) EVERLASTING

Noun     1.            everlasting – any of various   plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be   dried without loss of form or coloreverlasting – any of various plants of   various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried   without loss of form or color

everlasting flower

aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae,   family Compositae – plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy;   dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia

composite plant, composite – considered the most highly   evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense   heads that resemble single flowers

Acroclinium roseum, pink paper daisy, pink-and-white   everlasting – flower of southwestern Australia having bright pink daisylike   papery flowers; grown for drying

Anaphalis margaritacea, cottonweed, pearly everlasting –   an American everlasting having foliage with soft wooly hairs and corymbose   heads with pearly white bracts

cudweed – any of numerous plants of the genus Gnaphalium   having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color

golden everlasting, Helichrysum bracteatum, yellow paper   daisy, strawflower – Australian plant naturalized in Spain having flowers of   lemon yellow to deep gold; the frequent choice of those who love dried   flowers

strawflower – any of various plants of the genus   Helipterum

cascade everlasting, Helichrysum secundiflorum, Ozothamnus   secundiflorus – shrub with white woolly branches and woolly leaves having   fragrant flowers forming long sprays; flowers suitable for drying; sometimes   placed in genus Helichrysum

Helipterum manglesii, rhodanthe, Rhodanthe manglesii, Swan   River everlasting – Australian annual everlasting having light pink nodding   flower heads; sometimes placed in genus Helipterum

immortelle, Xeranthemum annuum – mostly widely cultivated   species of everlasting flowers having usually purple flowers; southern Europe   to Iran; naturalized elsewhere

Adj.        1.            everlasting – continuing forever   or indefinitelyeverlasting – continuing forever or indefinitely; “the   ageless themes of love and revenge”; “eternal truths”;   “life everlasting”; “hell’s perpetual fires”; “the   unending bliss of heaven”

eternal, perpetual, unceasing, unending, ageless, eonian,   aeonian

lasting, permanent – continuing or enduring without marked   change in status or condition or place; “permanent secretary to the   president”; “permanent address”; “literature of permanent   value”

                2.            everlasting – without   qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; “an   arrant fool”; “a complete coward”; “a consummate   fool”; “a double-dyed villain”; “gross negligence”;   “a perfect idiot”; “pure folly”; “what a sodding   mess”; “stark staring mad”; “a thoroughgoing   villain”; “utter nonsense”; “the unadulterated   truth”

arrant, double-dyed, sodding, utter, thoroughgoing,   unadulterated, staring, perfect, pure, consummate, stark, complete, gross

unmitigated – not diminished or moderated in intensity or   severity; sometimes used as an intensifier; “unmitigated   suffering”; “an unmitigated horror”; “an unmitigated lie”

Psalm 24:8

Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the   LORD mighty in battle.

(20) Power

(23) Strength

 

(38) FAITHFUL

Noun     1.            faithful – any loyal and steadfast   followingfaithful – any loyal and steadfast following   

followers, following – a group of followers or enthusiasts

                2.            faithful – a group of people who   adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given churchfaithful – a   group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given   church

congregation, fold

social group – people sharing some social relation

flock – a church congregation guided by a pastor

denomination – a group of religious congregations having   its own organization and a distinctive faith

Adj.        1.            faithful – steadfast in affection   or allegiance; “years of faithful service”; “faithful   employees”; “we do not doubt that England has a faithful patriot in   the Lord Chancellor”

constant – steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection;   “a man constant in adherence to his ideals”; “a constant   lover”; “constant as the northern star”

true – consistent with fact or reality; not false;   “the story is true”; “it is undesirable to believe a   proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true”- B.   Russell; “the true meaning of the statement”

trustworthy, trusty – worthy of trust or belief; “a   trustworthy report”; “an experienced and trustworthy traveling   companion”

unfaithful – not true to duty or obligation or promises;   “an unfaithful lover”

                2.            faithful – marked by fidelity to   an original; “a close translation”; “a faithful copy of the   portrait”; “a faithful rendering of the observed facts”

close

accurate – conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or   to a standard or performing with total accuracy; “an accurate   reproduction”; “the accounting was accurate”; “accurate   measurements”; “an accurate scale”

                3.            faithful – not having sexual   relations with anyone except your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or   girlfriend; “he remained faithful to his wife”

unfaithful – having sexual relations with someone other   than your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend; “her husband   was unfaithful”

Psalm 24:10

Who is he, this King of glory? The LORD Almighty— he is   the King of glory.

(20) Power

(23) Strength

(39) ALL-KNOWING

adj.

Having total knowledge; knowing everything: an omniscient   deity; the omniscient narrator.

n.

1. One having total knowledge.

2. Omniscient God. Used with the.

Psalm 26:8

LORD, I love the house where you live, the place where   your glory dwells.

(8) Glory

(11) Presence

(31) Comfort

(40) HEALER

Verb      1.            heal – heal or recoverheal – heal   or recover; “My broken leg is mending”

mend

ameliorate, improve, meliorate, better – get better;   “The weather improved toward evening”

                2.            heal – get healthy again;   “The wound is healing slowly”

scab – form a scab; “the wounds will eventually   scab”

skin over – grow new skin over an injury

granulate – form granulating tissue; “wounds and   ulcers can granulate”

ameliorate, improve, meliorate, better – get better;   “The weather improved toward evening”

                3.            heal – provide a cure for, make   healthy again; “The treatment cured the boy’s acne”; “The   quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to”

cure, bring around

practice of medicine, medicine – the learned profession   that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted   to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; “he   studied medicine at Harvard”

aid, help – improve the condition of; “These pills   will help the patient”

recuperate – restore to good health or strength

Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. ©   2003-2011 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

heal

verb

1. (sometimes with up) mend, get better, get well, cure,   regenerate, show improvement The bruising had gone, but it was six months   before it all healed.

2. cure, restore, mend, make better, remedy, make good,   make well No doctor has ever healed a broken bone. They just set them.

cure hurt, injure, wound, harm, reopen, exacerbate,   aggravate, inflame, make worse

3. ease, help, soothe, lessen, alleviate, assuage, salve,   ameliorate the best way to heal a broken heart

4. patch up, settle, reconcile, put right, harmonize,   conciliate Sophie and her sister have healed the family rift.

Psalm 29:1

A psalm of David. Ascribe to the LORD, you heavenly beings,   ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.

(10) Worthy of worship

(23) Strength

(41) FEARSOME

Adj.        1.            fearsome – causing fear or dread   or terrorfearsome – causing fear or dread or terror; “the awful   war”; “an awful risk”; “dire news”; “a career   or vengeance so direful that London was shocked”; “the dread   presence of the headmaster”; “polio is no longer the dreaded   disease it once was”; “a dreadful storm”; “a fearful   howling”; “horrendous explosions shook the city”; “a   terrible curse”

direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, frightening,   horrendous, terrible, horrific, awful, dire, fearful

alarming – frightening because of an awareness of danger

Psalm 29:3

The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory   thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters.

(4) Awesome

(17) Creator

(20) Power

(42) LIGHT

Light [laɪt]

n

1. (Christianity / Ecclesiastical Terms) God regarded as a   source of illuminating grace and strength

2. (Christian Churches, other) Quakerism short for Inner   Light

light1

n

1. the medium of illumination that makes sight possible

2. (Physics / General Physics) Also called visible   radiation electromagnetic radiation that is capable of causing a visual   sensation and has wavelengths from about 380 to about 780 nanometres

3. (not in technical usage) electromagnetic radiation that   has a wavelength outside this range, esp ultraviolet radiation ultraviolet   light

4. the sensation experienced when electromagnetic   radiation within the visible spectrum falls on the retina of the eye Related   prefix photo-

5. anything that illuminates, such as a lamp or candle

6. See traffic light

7. a particular quality or type of light a good light for   reading

8.

a.  illumination   from the sun during the day; daylight

b.  the time this   appears; daybreak; dawn

9. anything that allows the entrance of light, such as a   window or compartment of a window

10. the condition of being visible or known (esp in the   phrases bring or come to light)

11. an aspect or view he saw it in a different light

12. mental understanding or spiritual insight

13. a person considered to be an authority or leader

14. brightness of countenance, esp a sparkle in the eyes

15.

a.  the act of   igniting or kindling something, such as a cigarette

b.  something that   ignites or kindles, esp in a specified manner, such as a spark or flame

c.  something used   for igniting or kindling, such as a match

16. See lighthouse

17.

a.  the effect of   illumination on objects or scenes, as created in a picture

b.  an area of   brightness in a picture, as opposed to shade

18. a poetic or archaic word for eyesight

19. the answer to a clue in a crossword

in (the) light of in view of; taking into account;   considering

light at the end of the tunnel hope for the ending of a   difficult or unpleasant situation

out like a light quickly asleep or unconscious

see the light

a.  to gain sudden   insight into or understanding of something

b.  to experience a   religious conversion

see the light (of day)

a.  to come into   being

b.  to come to   public notice

shed (or throw) light on to clarify or supply additional   information on

stand in a person’s light to stand so as to obscure a   person’s vision

strike a light

a.  (verb) to ignite   something, esp a match, by friction

b.  (interjection)   Brit an exclamation of surprise

adj

1. full of light; well-lighted

2. (of a colour) reflecting or transmitting a large amount   of light light yellow Compare medium [2] dark [2]

3. (Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology) Phonetics   relating to or denoting an (l) pronounced with front vowel resonance; clear   the French “l” is much lighter than that of English Compare dark [9]

vb lights, lighting, lighted, lit [lɪt]

1. to ignite or cause to ignite

2. (often foll by up) to illuminate or cause to illuminate

3. to make or become cheerful or animated

4. (tr) to guide or lead by light See also lights1 light   up

[Old English lēoht; related to Old High German lioht,   Gothic liuhath, Latin lux]

lightish  adj

lightless  adj

light2

adj

1. not heavy; weighing relatively little

2. (Physics / General Physics) having relatively low   density magnesium is a light metal

3. lacking sufficient weight; not agreeing with standard   or official weights

4. not great in degree, intensity, or number light rain a   light eater

5. without burdens, difficulties, or problems; easily   borne or done a light heart light work

6. graceful, agile, or deft light fingers

7. not bulky or clumsy

8. not serious or profound; entertaining light verse

9. without importance or consequence; insignificant no   light matter

10. frivolous or capricious

11. loose in morals

12. dizzy or unclear a light head

13. (of bread, cake, etc.) spongy or well leavened

14. easily digested a light meal

15. (Miscellaneous Technologies / Brewing) relatively low   in alcoholic content a light wine

16. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications /   Agriculture) (of a soil) having a crumbly texture

17. (of a vessel, lorry, etc.)

a.  designed to   carry light loads

b.  not loaded

18. (Military) carrying light arms or equipment light   infantry

19. (Business / Commerce) (of an industry) engaged in the   production of small consumer goods using light machinery Compare heavy [10]

20. (Engineering / Aeronautics) Aeronautics (of an   aircraft) having a maximum take-off weight less than 5670 kilograms (12 500   pounds)

21. (Chemistry) Chem (of an oil fraction obtained from   coal tar) having a boiling range between about 100° and 210°C

22. (Transport / Railways) (of a railway) having a narrow   gauge, or in some cases a standard gauge with speed or load restrictions not   applied to a main line

23. (Group Games / Bridge) Bridge

a.  (of a bid) made   on insufficient values

b.  (of a player)   having failed to take sufficient tricks to make his contract

24. (Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology) Phonetics   Prosody (of a syllable, vowel, etc.) unaccented or weakly stressed; short   Compare heavy [13] See also light1 [30]

25. (Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology) Phonetics   the least of three levels of stress in an utterance, in such languages as   English

light on Informal lacking a sufficient quantity of   (something)

make light of to treat as insignificant or trifling

adv

1. a less common word for lightly

2. with little equipment, baggage, etc. to travel light

vb lights, lighting, lighted, lit [lɪt] (intr)

1. (esp of birds) to settle or land after flight

2. to get down from a horse, vehicle, etc.

3. (foll by on or upon) to come upon unexpectedly

4. to strike or fall on the choice lighted on me See also   light into, light out, lights2

[Old English lēoht; related to Dutch licht, Gothic leihts]

lightish  adj

lightly  adv

lightness  n

Psalm 29:9

The voice of the LORD twists the oaks and strips the   forests bare. And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(17) Creator

(20) Power

(43) GUIDE

Noun     1.            guide – someone employed to   conduct othersguide – someone employed to conduct others 

usher

escort – an attendant who is employed to accompany someone

usherette – a female usher

                2.            guide – someone who shows the way   by leading or advising

leader – a person who rules or guides or inspires others

cicerone – a guide who conducts and informs sightseers

tour guide – a guide who leads others on a tour

                3.            guide – something that offers   basic information or instructionguide – something that offers basic   information or instruction

guidebook

enchiridion, handbook, vade mecum – a concise reference   book providing specific information about a subject or location

field guide – a guidebook describing natural objects of   some type that might be encountered in the field; “a field guide to   mushrooms”

roadbook – a guidebook describing the roads of a country;   contains maps and (sometimes) a gazetteer

travel guidebook, itinerary – a guidebook for travelers

                4.            guide – a model or standard for   making comparisons

guide – a model or standard for making comparisons

template, template

example, model – a representative form or pattern; “I   profited from his example”

speech rhythm, rhythm – the arrangement of spoken words   alternating stressed and unstressed elements; “the rhythm of Frost’s   poetry”

                5.            guide – someone who can find paths   through unexplored territory guide – someone who can find paths through   unexplored territory

pathfinder, scout

expert – a person with special knowledge or ability who   performs skilfully

hunting guide – guide to people hunting in unfamiliar   territory

trailblazer – someone who marks a trail by leaving blazes   on trees

                6.            guide – a structure or marking   that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something

structure, construction – a thing constructed; a complex   entity constructed of many parts; “the structure consisted of a series   of arches”; “she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls   and ribbons”

Verb      1.            guide – direct the course guide –   direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

maneuver, channelise, channelize, steer, manoeuver,   manoeuvre, point, head, direct

dock – manoeuvre into a dock; “dock the ships”

sheer – cause to sheer; “She sheered her car around   the obstacle”

pull over – steer a vehicle to the side of the road;   “The car pulled over when the ambulance approached at high speed”

helm – be at or take the helm of; “helm the   ship”

crab – direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind

navigate – direct carefully and safely; “He navigated   his way to the altar”

stand out – steer away from shore, of ships

starboard – turn to the right, of helms or rudders

conn – conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane

navigate, pilot – act as the navigator in a car, plane, or   vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance;   “Is anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?”; “Who   was navigating the ship during the accident?”

canalise, canalize, channel – direct the flow of;   “channel information towards a broad audience”

tree, corner – force a person or an animal into a position   from which he cannot escape

park – manoeuvre a vehicle into a parking space; “Park   the car in front of the library”; “Can you park right here?”

control, command – exercise authoritative control or power   over; “control the budget”; “Command the military forces”

                2.            guide – take somebody somewhere;   “We lead him to our chief”; “can you take me to the main   entrance?”; “He conducted us to the palace”

lead, take, conduct, direct

beacon – guide with a beacon

hand – guide or conduct or usher somewhere; “hand the   elderly lady into the taxi”

misguide, mislead, lead astray, misdirect – lead someone   in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions; “The pedestrian   misdirected the out-of-town driver”

usher, show – take (someone) to their seats, as in   theaters or auditoriums; “The usher showed us to our seats”

                3.            guide – be a guiding or motivating   force or drive; “The teacher steered the gifted students towards the   more challenging courses”

steer

direct – be in charge of

                4.            guide – use as a guide; “They   had the lights to guide on”

guide on

orientate, orient – determine one’s position with reference   to another point; “We had to orient ourselves in the forest”

                5.            guide – pass over, across, or   through; “He ran his eyes over her body”; “She ran her fingers   along the carved figurine”; “He drew her hair through his   fingers”

pass, run, draw

rub – move over something with pressure; “rub my   hands”; “rub oil into her skin”

string, thread, draw – thread on or as if on a string;   “string pearls on a string”; “the child drew glass beads on a   string”; “thread dried cranberries”

thread – pass through or into; “thread tape”;   “thread film”

thread – pass a thread through; “thread a   needle”

lead, run – cause something to pass or lead somewhere;   “Run the wire behind the cabinet”

Psalm 57:5,11

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be   over all the earth.

(2) Majestic

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(44) GATHERER

. gath·ered, gath·er·ing, gath·ers

v.tr.

1. To cause to come together; convene: The teacher   gathered the students around the exhibit.

2.

a. To accumulate (something) gradually; amass: The top of   the bookshelf gathered dust.

b. To harvest or pick: gather flowers; gather wild foods.

3. To gain by a process of gradual increase: gather speed.

4. To collect into one place; assemble.

5. To pick up and enfold: gathered the kittens into her   arms.

6. Printing To arrange (signatures) in sequence for   bookbinding.

7.

a. To draw into small folds or puckers, as by pulling a   thread through cloth.

b. To contract and wrinkle (the brow).

8. To draw about or bring (one thing) closer to something else:   gathered the shawl about my shoulders.

9. To conclude; infer: I gather that a decision has not   been reached.

10. To summon up; muster: gathered up his courage.

11. To attract or be a center of attraction for: The   parade gathered a large crowd.

v.intr.

1. To come together in a group; assemble: A crowd gathered   in the lobby.

2. To accumulate: Dark clouds are gathering.

3. To grow or increase by degrees.

4. To come to a head, as a boil; fester.

5. To forage for wild foodstuffs.

n.

1.

a. The act or an instance of gathering.

b. A quantity gathered.

2. A small fold or pucker made by gathering cloth.

[Middle English getheren, gaderen, from Old English   gadrian; see ghedh- in Indo-European roots.]

gather·er n.

Synonyms: gather, collect1, assemble, congregate, accumulate,   amass

These verbs mean to bring or come together in a group or   aggregate. Gather is the most widely applicable: I gathered sticks for the   fire. Clouds gathered in the evening sky.

Collect

frequently refers to the careful selection of like or related   things that become part of an organized whole: She collects stamps as a   hobby. Tears collected in his eyes.

Assemble implies a definite and usually close   relationship. With respect to persons, the term suggests convening out of   common interest or purpose: Assembling an able staff was more difficult than   expected. The reporters assembled for the press conference.

With respect to things, assemble implies gathering and   fitting together components: The curator is assembling an interesting exhibit   of Stone Age artefacts.

Congregate refers chiefly to the coming together of a   large number of persons or animals: The students congregated after class to   compare notes.

Accumulate applies to the increase of like or related   things over an extended period: They accumulated enough capital to invest.   Old newspapers accumulated in the basement.

Amass refers to the collection or accumulation of things,   often valuable things, to form an imposing quantity: Their families had   amassed great fortunes. Rocks had amassed at the bottom of the glacier. See   Also Synonyms at reap.

Psalm 63:2

I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and   your glory

(2) Majestic

(8) Glory

(20) Power

 

Psalm 66:2

Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious.

(2) Majestic

(8) Glory

 

Psalm 72:19

Praise be to his glorious name forever; may the whole   earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen.

(2) Majestic

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(11) Presence

(17) Creator

 

Psalm 79:9

Help us, God our Saviour, for the glory of your name;   deliver us and forgive our sins for your name’s sake.

(8) Glory

(33) Forgiving

(34) Saviour

 

Psalm 85:9

Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his   glory may dwell in our land.

(8) Glory

(33) Forgiving

(34) Saviour

 

Psalm 96:3

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds   among all peoples.

(8) Glory

(35) Marvellous

(36) Just

 

Psalm 96:6

Splendour and majesty are before him; strength and glory   are in his sanctuary

(2) Majestic

(4) Awesome

(10) Worthy of worship

(11) Presence

(23) Strength

 

Psalm 96:7

Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe   to the LORD glory and strength.

(7) Honour

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(23) Strength

(28) Exalted

 

Psalm 97:6

The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all peoples   see his glory.

(3) Holy

(7) Honour

(10) Worthy of worship

(28) Exalted

 

Psalm 102:15

The nations will fear the name of the LORD, all the kings   of the earth will revere your glory.

(2) Majestic

(7) Honour

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(28) Exalted

 

Psalm 102:16

For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory.

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(17) Creator

 

Psalm 104:31

May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD   rejoice in his works—

(8) Glory

(17) Creator

(37) Everlasting

 

?Psalm 105:3

Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek   the LORD rejoice.

(3) Holy

(7) Honour

(10) Worthy of worship

 

Psalm 113:4

The LORD is exalted over all the nations, his glory above   the heavens.

(7) Honour

(8) Glory

(11) Presence

(23) Strength

 

? Psalm 115:1

Not to us, LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory,   because of your love and faithfulness.

(31) Love

(38) Faithful

 

Psalm 138:5

May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of   the LORD is great

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(28) Exalted

 

Psalm 145:11

They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your   might,

(4) Awesome

(23) Strength

 

Proverbs 25:2

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out   a matter is the glory of kings.

(39) All-knowing

 

Isaiah 4:5

Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over   those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire   by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy.

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(17) Creator

(11) Presence

(23) Strength

(13) Protector

 

 

Isaiah 6:3

And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is   the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(11) Presence

(23) Strength

 

 

Isaiah 40:5

And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all people   will see it together. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(11) Presence

 

 

Isaiah 41:16

You will winnow them, the wind will pick them up, and a   gale will blow them away. But you will rejoice in the LORD and glory in the   Holy One of Israel.

(8) Glory

 

Isaiah 42:8

“I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory   to another or my praise to idols.

(8) Glory

(11) Presence

(9) Jealous

 

Isaiah 43:7

everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my   glory, whom I formed and made.”

(8) Glory

(17) Creator

 

Isaiah 44:23

Sing for joy, you heavens, for the LORD has done this;   shout aloud, you earth beneath. Burst into song, you mountains, you forests   and all your trees, for the LORD has redeemed Jacob, he displays his glory in   Israel.

(2) Majestic

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(35) Marvellous

 

Isaiah 48:11

For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this. How can I let   myself be defamed? I will not yield my glory to another.

(3) Holy

(8) Glory

(9) Jealous

(18) Authority

(22) Integrity

 

 

Isaiah 58:8

Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your   healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and   the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

(3) Holy

(6) Working wonders

(8) Glory

(13) Protector

(17) Creator

(32) Comforter

(40) Healer

 

Isaiah 59:19

From the west, people will fear the name of the LORD, and   from the rising of the sun, they will revere his glory. For he will come like   a pent-up flood that the breath of the LORD drives along.

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(2) Majestic

(8) Glory

(20) Power

(23) Strength

(35) Marvellous

 

Isaiah 60:1

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of   the LORD rises upon you.

(8) Glory

(11) Presence

(41) Light

 

Isaiah 60:2

See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over   the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.

(8) Glory

(11) Presence

(42) Light

 

Isaiah 60:19

The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the   brightness of the moon shine on you, for the LORD will be your everlasting   light, and your God will be your glory.

(11) Presence

(42) Light

(43) Guide

 

Isaiah 66:18

“And I, because of what they have planned and done, am   about to come and gather the people of all nations and languages, and they   will come and see my glory.

(8) Glory

(39) All-knowing

(44) Gatherer

 

Isaiah 66:19

“I will set a sign among them, and I will send some of   those who survive to the nations—to Tarshish, to the Libyans and Lydians   (famous as archers), to Tubal and Greece, and to the distant islands that   have not heard of my fame or seen my glory. They will proclaim my glory among   the nations.

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(11) Presence

 

 

Ezekiel 1:28

Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy   day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness   of the glory of the LORD. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the   voice of one speaking.

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(11) Presence

(17) Creator

 

 

 

Ezekiel 3:12

Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a loud   rumbling sound as the glory of the LORD rose from the place where it was   standing.

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(11) Presence

(20) Power

 

Ezekiel 3:23

So I got up and went out to the plain. And the glory of   the LORD was standing there, like the glory I had seen by the Kebar River,   and I fell facedown.

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(11) Presence

 

Ezekiel 8:4

And there before me was the glory of the God of Israel, as   in the vision I had seen in the plain.

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(11) Presence

 

Ezekiel 9:3

Now the glory of the God of Israel went up from above the   cherubim, where it had been, and moved to the threshold of the temple. Then   the LORD called to the man clothed in linen who had the writing kit at his   side

(2) Majestic

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(11) Presence

(20) Power

 

Ezekiel 10:4

Then the glory of the LORD rose from above the cherubim   and moved to the threshold of the temple. The cloud filled the temple, and   the court was full of the radiance of the glory of the LORD.

(2) Majestic

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(11) Presence

 

Ezekiel 10:18

Then the glory of the LORD departed from over the   threshold of the temple and stopped above the cherubim.

(2) Majestic

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(11) Presence

 

Ezekiel 10:19

While I watched, the cherubim spread their wings and rose   from the ground, and as they went, the wheels went with them. They stopped at   the entrance of the east gate of the LORD’s house, and the glory of the God   of Israel was above them.

(2) Majestic

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(11) Presence

(20) Power

 

Ezekiel 11:22

Then the cherubim, with the wheels beside them, spread   their wings, and the glory of the God of Israel was above them.

(2) Majestic

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(11) Presence

(20) Power

 

Ezekiel 11:23

The glory of the LORD went up from within the city and   stopped above the mountain east of it.

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(11) Presence

 

 

Ezekiel 28:22

and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: “‘I am   against you, Sidon, and among you I will display my glory. You will know that   I am the LORD, when I inflict punishment on you and within you am proved to   be holy.

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(20) Power

 

Ezekiel 39:13

All the people of the land will bury them, and the day I   display my glory will be a memorable day for them, declares the Sovereign   LORD.

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(20) Power

 

Ezekiel 39:21

“I will display my glory among the nations, and all the   nations will see the punishment I inflict and the hand I lay on them.

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(20) Power

 

Ezekiel 43:2

and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the   east. His voice was like the roar of rushing waters, and the land was radiant   with his glory.

(2) Majestic

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(11) Presence

(20) Power

 

Ezekiel 43:4

The glory of the LORD entered the temple through the gate   facing east.

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

 

Ezekiel 43:5

Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner   court, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.

(2) Majestic

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(11) Presence

(20) Power

 

Ezekiel 44:4

Then the man brought me by way of the north gate to the   front of the temple. I looked and saw the glory of the LORD filling the   temple of the LORD, and I fell facedown.

(2) Majestic

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(11) Presence

 

 

Habakkuk 2:14

For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the   glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.

(2) Majestic

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(11) Presence

(20) Power

 

Habakkuk 3:3

God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. His   glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth.

(2) Majestic

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(8) Glory

(10) Worthy of worship

(11) Presence

 

Haggai 2:7

I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all   nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the LORD   Almighty.

(2) Majestic

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(10) Worthy of worship

(11) Presence

(20) Power

 

Haggai 2:9

‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the   glory of the former house,’ says the LORD Almighty. ‘And in this place I will   grant peace,’ declares the LORD Almighty.”

(2) Majestic

(4) Awesome

(10) Worthy of worship

(11) Presence

(20) Power

 

Zechariah 2:5

And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’ declares   the LORD, ‘and I will be its glory within.’

(3) Holy

(4) Awesome

(11) Presence

(13) Protector

(20) Power

 

Spiritual Gifts – Part Eight

2 May

THE SPIRITUAL GIFT OF

MIRACULOUS WORKS

This gift enables Christians to serve as human instruments through whom God performs powerful acts that surpass natural laws, which in turn glorifies Him

  • Greek: energemata dunameon
  • Key verse: 1 Corinthians 12.:10

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  • En = position, in, at, on, by
  • Ergon = work, toil, an act
  • Energema = an effect, operation, working, power
  • Dunamis = force, be able, miracle, abundance, ability, strength, violence, power

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  • Jesus raised three people from the dead: Jarius’ daughter, the son of the widow of Nain, and Lazarus.
  • Jesus turned water in wine at the wedding, multiplied loaves and fishes, and stilled the storms.
  • Jesus healed people miraculously from physical, mental and/or demonic affliction (exorcism)
  • The common denominators for the above miracles were that they were: public, immediate, dramatic, evoked wonder and awe, involved radical transformation

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Signs and Wonders (‘semeion’ and ‘teras’)

  • Acts 2:22, 43, 4:22 (healing), 30, 5:12, 6:8, 7:36 8:13, 14:3, 15:12; Romans 15:9; 2 Corinthians 12:12; 2 Thessalonians 2:9 (counterfeit signs and wonders); Hebrews 2:4
  • The Greek words for miracles, signs and wonders are used interchangeably

Spiritual Gifts – Part Seven

2 May

THE SPIRITUAL GIFT OF

INSTRUCTING

This is a gift where those who need instructing (in doctrine) are taught in such a way that the teaching sinks in and becomes part of them so that application takes place

  • Greek: didaskon en te didaskalia
  • Key verse: Romans 12:7

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  • Didaskon = to learn, to teach, to indoctrinate, to instruct
  • En = position(in place, time or state), about, after, against, among, as, at, by, in, into, on, through, with, to, unto, within, rest
  • Te = both, also, and, even, then, whether
  • Didaskalia = learning, teaching, doctrine, instruction

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  • Instructing/discipling those who need instruction/discipling.

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  • In his letters to Timothy (and elsewhere in his letters), Paul talks a lot about the importance of right doctrine, that is, believing in the right things (Jesus’ virgin birth, life and teachings, physical death, resurrection, and second coming). When Paul talks about believing, he is not just meaning having ‘head’ knowledge, but also ‘heart’ knowledge, such that it becomes part of the believer’s whole being which spills out into a daily application of the faith.
  • Acts 5:42, 15:35, 18:11, 25ff, 28:31; 1 Corinthians 2:13-16; Colossians 1:28; 2 Timothy 2:2, 3:14-17

Spiritual Gifts – Part Six

2 May

THE SPIRITUAL GIFT OF

SPEAKING GOD’S WORDS

This gift is when a believer speaks out as the words of God Himself

  • Greek: ei tis lalei os logia theou
  • Key verse: 1 Peter 4:11

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  • Ei = you are, if, whether, that
  • Tis = some, any, diverse, a (kind of), who, which, what, certain, whose
  • Lalei = talk, utter words, say, preach, a prolonged set of words
  • Os = who, which, what, that, about, after, as, like, in that manner
  • Logia = a contribution, words, an utterance, an oracle
  • Theou = a deity, very, magistrate, divinity, exceeding

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  • The ‘word’ needs to be tested against the Scriptures to check its genuineness.

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  • Usually this person is likely to be the preacher, but not necessarily.
  • The person with this gift is likely to have spent much time ‘waiting’ upon God and meditating on His Word.
  • As the believer with this gift speaks, people feel as though it is God speaking to them, and they become convicted
  • The person with this gift is basically explaining what God has said through His Word, making it come alive and relevant for today.

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  • Logos = Jesus (John 1:1) – this gift is often, but not exclusively, associated with seeing people come to faith (evangelising or ‘gospelising’ the word) (Acts 8:4)

Spiritual Gifts – Part Five

2 May

THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS OF

HEALINGS

To supernaturally bring healing to those with physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, relational, communal, social and other problems

  • Greek: charismata iamaton
  • Key verse: 1 Corinthians 12.:9

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  • Charis = graciousness, gratitude,
  • Charisma = gratuity, deliverance from, endowment, faculty (gift)
  • Iaomai = to cure, heal, make whole
  • Iama = healing

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  • They are the result of the operation of God’s grace, not of super-spiritual piety.
  • Paul, in 1 Corinthians 12:10 and 12:29, speaks of a person with this gift, exercising a variety of forms of healing
  • Those with this gift are never called ‘healers’ in the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 12:28)

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  • The gift of faith to be able to pray for healing (Acts 3:16)
  • The gift of discernment is needed so as to determine whether God’s power is present (Luke 5:17)
  • The gift of prophecy – the word here is ‘kardiagnosis’, which means heart knowledge – see 1 Corinthians 14:24-25, where Paul talks about prophecy’s use in public worship

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  • The healing of the nations (Revelation 22:2)
  • The healing of those who are emotionally and psychologically crushed (Luke 4:18)
  • The healing of those controlled by the devil (exorcism) (Acts 10:38)
  • The healing of those with physical sickness (Acts 28:8)
  • Spiritual healing through conversion (Acts 28:17)

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Other possible types of healing include:

  • relational healing – people with apparently irreconcilable differences coming together in a spirit of mutual forgiveness and acceptance
  • ‘low key’ physical healing – the gradual healing of bodily disease during a period of concentrated prayer ministry
  • communal healing – whole churches experiencing a fresh outpouring of the love of God such that past obstacles to growth can be laid aside
  • social healing – when the poor are given life-giving resources and the oppressed are given liberty

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Spiritual Gifts – Part Four

2 May

THE SPIRITUAL GIFT OF FAITH

To supernaturally act on God’s promises and commands with confidence and unwavering belief in His ability to fulfil His purposes.

  • Greek: pistis
  • Key verse: 1 Corinthians 12.9

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  • Pistis = persuasion, conviction, reliance upon someone, constancy, truth, complete trust, firm belief

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  • It is not ‘conversion’ faith (Ephesians 2:8-9).
  • It is not ‘continuing’ faith (Galatians 5:22; Hebrews 11:1-2)

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Types of faith:

  • God’s promises that require faith – healing (Matthew 8:10; Mark 5:34); wisdom (James 1:5-6)
  • Obeying God’s commands that requires faith (Luke 17:6)
  • God fulfilling His purposes (Hebrews 11)
  • Vision (Acts 16:9-10ff; Acts 27:21-43)

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  • The root of the word ‘pistis’ is concerned about total obedience and total trust in someone or something (peitho)
  • In the scriptures, that usually refers to God

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Spiritual Gifts – Introduction

2 May

You may have noticed a couple of descriptors of individual Spiritual Gifts on the Blog.  Well, I am intending to publish a total of seventeen of these descriptors over the next few weeks, for I believe that there are only that number, as found in the Bible.

I have come to the conclusion, after much reading on the subject, that there still is much mis-understanding of the difference between Gifts and Natural Talents, such that because someone is good at something in the church context, it is automatically assumed that they have a Spiritual Gift in that area, when that is not what Scripture says.  So, I went back to the Bible and had a look at the original Greek words for these Gifts.  And surprisingly, I came up with a few different definitions from that which is normally accepted!

I also feel that identifying your Gifts is not what the Word intends.  Instead, as in I Corinthians 14.5, we are encouraged to ask God for specific Gifts on specific occasions.  The emphasis then should be more on identifying the Ministry that God has called you to fulfil as part of the local church, whether operating inside or outside it.

Let me know what you think!

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