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First Corinthians 13--Love's priority

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:5 that love “does not seek its own (will).” The Greek word for “seek” is zateo, “to seek, require, demand.” It is also a Hebraism for seeking God,… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/07-2017/first-corinthians-13-loves-priority/

First Corinthians 13--Love does not disgrace others

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:5, love "does not act unbecomingly.” Here Paul uses the word aschemoneo, the negative of schemon, “deformed, shapeless, indecent, unseemly.” Paul is … https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/07-2017/first-corinthians-13-love-does-not-disgrace-others/

First Corinthians 13--Love is not arrogant

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:4 that “love is not arrogant.” The word translated “arrogant" is physioo, from which we get our word physical. It is from physis, which means “nat… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/07-2017/first-corinthians-13-love-is-not-arrogant/

First Corinthians 13--Love does not brag

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:4, “love does not brag.” Paul uses the word perpereuomai, which is from perperos, “braggart.” It is the only time that this Greek word is used in the… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/07-2017/first-corinthians-13-love-does-not-brag/

First Corinthians 13--Love is not jealous

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:4 that “love… is not jealous.” The Greek word he uses for “jealous” is zeloo. It comes from the verb zelo, “zeal,” which means “to be heated or to bo… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/07-2017/first-corinthians-13-love-is-not-jealous/

Comments on Prophetic Timing

I awoke this morning with a word about prophecy. Everyone wants to know what is happening in the world around them, and people are trying to make sense of it. I learned many ye… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/07-2017/comments-on-prophetic-timing/

First Corinthians 13--Elisha's act of kindness

In 2 Kings 6:8-23 we read how the king of Aram (Syria) sent troops to fight against Israel. The troops tried to set a trap for the king of Israel, but Elisha continued to give god… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/07-2017/first-corinthians-13-elishas-act-of-kindness/

First Corinthians 13--Love is kind

Paul says in 1 Cor. 13:4 that “love is kind.” In other words, love is chresteuomai (middle voice of chrestos). The Greek word chrestos was used often in the Septuagint as the equi… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/07-2017/first-corinthians-13-love-is-kind/

First Corinthians 13--More about patience

The word for patience in 1 Corinthians 13:4 is macrothumeo. The word macro means “long,” and thumeo is from thumos, which is where we get our word for the thymus gland. The word m… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/07-2017/first-corinthians-13-more-about-patience/

First Corinthians 13--Love is Patient

God has always looked for fruit, because He is a farmer, or “husbandman” (John 15:1 KJV; James 5:7 KJV). He planted Israel in the land of Canaan through Joshua (Yeshua, Jesus) and… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/07-2017/first-corinthians-13-love-is-patient/

First Corinthians 13--The way of love

Paul interrupts his discussion of spiritual gifts and callings with a beautiful section about a “more excellent way,” which is the way of love. He begins in 1 Corinthians 13:1,… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-13-the-way-of-love/

First Corinthians 12--Priorities

Paul concludes this chapter with a statement about diversity and priority. 1 Corinthians 12:28 says, 28 And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, thi… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-12-priorities/

First Corinthians 12--Body parts blended together

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 12:21-24, 21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 On the contrary, … https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-12-body-parts-blended-together/

First Corinthians 12--Interpretation of tongues

The ninth and last spiritual gift that Paul lists is “and to another the interpretation of tongues” (1 Corinthians 12:10). Keep in mind that these are spiritual gifts, not mere… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-12-interpretation-of-tongues/

First Corinthians 12--Tongues (lashon, safah)

The last two of the nine gifts of the Spirit are listed in the last part of 1 Corinthians 12:10, “to another various kinds of tongues [glossa], and to another the interpretation o… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-12-tongues-lashon-safah/

First Corinthians 12--The variety of gifts, part 5

In speaking of spiritual gifts, Paul says in 1 Corinthians 12:9, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit. Paul says that ther… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-12-the-variety-of-gifts-part-5/

First Corinthians 12--The variety of gifts, part 4

There are different levels of faith, and each level has its own reward. Passover faith justifies us by the blood of the true Lamb of God. Pentecost faith sanctifies us by a contin… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-12-the-variety-of-gifts-part-4/

First Corinthians 12--The variety of gifts, part 3

Belief and faith are two translations of the same Greek word in the New Testament, where the word can be used either as a noun or a verb. The problem is that in English, faith is … https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-12-varieties-of-gifts-part-3/

First Corinthians 12--The variety of gifts, part 2

The Old Testament is not devoid of the knowledge of spiritual gifts. The problem is that often we have failed to recognize them or to connect them with the list in 1 Corinthians 1… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-12-the-variety-of-gifts-part-2/

First Corinthians 12--The variety of gifts, part 1

Paul lists nine gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, 8 For to one is given the word of (1) wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of (2) knowledge according… https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2017/06-2017/first-corinthians-12-the-variety-of-gifts-part-1/