Do Not Be Decieved

 

 

Being a Christian

is

being a Disciple. 

 

 

 

You cannot be a Christian and not be a Disciple of Jesus.

 

 

 

This is meant to be an in depth study of Discipleship, but, strictly from a Biblical perspective, a Prophetic perspective.  To get detail, click on the BLUE lettered words or go to the bottom of this page for detail.  This teaching begins in...

Matthew 4:14  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,


(Note:  This is PROPHECY being fulfilled each and every day and will continue to be fulfilled until Jesus comes again and brings the Age to an End.  Prophecy does not end with the initial act.  It continues to be True and to be fulfilled until Jesus brings the final fulfillment to all things, as He said, "17 ¶  "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.  18  "For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished."  THE PROPHECY comes from Isiah 9:1-2.

15  The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
16  The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

 

 

17  From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

 

 

 

IN THESE FEW VERSES YOU CAN SEE THE CALL TO BECOME A DISCIPLE, THE ROLE AND THE SUPERNATURAL NATURE OF BEING A DISCIPLE OF JESUS.  ANYTHING ELSE OR ANYTHING LESS IS A FRAUD.

 

18 ¶  And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
19  And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
20  And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
21  And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
22  And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

 

23 ¶  And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
24  And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

If you are a Christian, please listen to the audio, below.  A great message and explanation for a Disciple, ESPECIALLY starting at the 17:50 minute point of the message.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Brother and Friend

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Mike Young

                                        :   #757 ἄρχω archo ar’-kho  AV-rule over 1, reign over 1; 2

1) to be chief, to lead, to rule

 

This word tells us that Jesus time had come to rule and reign over the physical and spiritual world.  This is vitally important, as you will see a little later.  REMEMBER THIS.

 

                                       : #2784 κηρύσσω kerusso kay-roos’-so

AV-preach 51, publish 5, proclaim 2, preached + 2258 2, preacher 1; 61

1) to be a herald, to officiate as a herald

1a) to proclaim after the manner of a herald

1b) always with the suggestion of formality, gravity and an authority which must be listened to and obeyed

2) to publish, proclaim openly: something which has been done

 

The world used here is a word of formality, gravity and an authority which must be listened to and obeyed; something which has been done, first in the Spiritual to be manifest in the natural.  It is not a general statement nor is it a request.  It is a prophetic command.

(Matthew 6:18“Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven." 

The concept of “binding and loosing” is taught in the Bible in Matthew 16:19: “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” In this verse, Jesus is speaking directly to the apostle Peter and indirectly to the other apostles, ((and subsequently, to future disciples)).  Jesus' words meant that Peter ((and subsequently, future disciples)) would have the right to enter the kingdom himself, that he would have general authority symbolized by the possession of the keys, and that preaching the gospel would be the means of opening the kingdom of heaven to all believers and shutting it against unbelievers.  The book of Acts shows us this process at work. By his sermon on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:14-40), Peter opened the door of the kingdom for the first time. The expressions “bind” and “loose” were common to Jewish legal phraseology meaning to declare something forbidden or to declare it allowed.

This is IMPORTANT as we see what Jesus says about the Authority of the Kingdom and who may enter and what they are commanded to do in His Name.

 

18 ¶  Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.

19  And He *said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men."

20  Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.

 

  

                                   :#4043 περιπατέω peripateo per-ee-pat-eh’-o

AV-walk 93, go 1 walk about 1, be occupied 1; 96

1) to walk

1a) to make one’s way, progress; to make due use of opportunities

 

FM:  3961 πατέω pateo pat-eh’-o

 

AV-tread 3, tread down 1, tread under feet 1; 5

1) to tread

1a) to trample, crush with the feet

1b) to advance by setting foot upon, tread upon: to encounter successfully the greatest perils from the machinations and persecutions with which Satan would fain thwart the preaching of the gospel

 

Jesus is setting the example for His disciples, present and future.  The word used for WALKING is demonstrating His Authority.  We must take notice, for by this He is teaching us to be His disciples and we must walk in His Steps (Chapters 10, 11 and 28 of Matthew, Jesus sends His disciples.)

 

 

                                  :#3708 ὁράω horao hor-ah’-o

AV-see 51, take heed 5, behold 1, perceive 1, not tr 1; 59

1) to see with the eyes

2) to see with the mind, to perceive, know

 

Jesus was, and still is, on mission.  He was and still is watching for and SAW, both with His eyes, His Mind and He Knew His own.  So it is with us, as we are being filled with The Holy Spirit  We can SEE and KNOW.  THIS IS IMPORTANT as we are sent and we are watching for those to whom we must preach the Gospel.

 

 

 

                                :#4074 Πέτρος Petros pet’-ros

AV-Peter 161, stone 1; 162

Peter  = "a rock or a stone"
 

No mistaking the deliberate "name" here.  It is what we all are called to BE.  Both, men and women.  Steadfast, steady, foundational and unmovable in our belief, commitment, obedience and faith.  Jesus is building His church on the likes of Peter and you:  ROCK.  (see Andrew, below!)

                               :406 Ἀνδρέας Andreas an-dreh’-as

AV-Andrew 13; 13

Andrew  = "manly", brave.

Once again, no mistaking the intent of this name.  In this post-modern world, the spiritual forces of darkness and evil are attacking every concept and precept in God's Word.  So, being 'manly' is being discredited and bravery is being replace with 'hurt feelings' or being called 'bullying'.  But, make no mistake, God is saying, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

 

                               :#906 βάλλω ballo bal’-lo

a primary word; v; TDNT-1:526,91;  {See TDNT 122 }

AV-cast 86, put 13, thrust 5, cast out 4, lay 3, lie 2, misc 12; 125

1) to throw or let go of a thing without caring where it falls

1a) to scatter, to throw, cast into

1b) to give over to one’s care uncertain about the result

This word is a good description of how most people view their lives, in general.  "To throw or let go of a thing without caring where it falls;  to scatter, to throw, cast into;  to give over to one’s care uncertain about the result."

 

Jesus is calling all of His disciples, past, present and future, to a life that has purpose, meaning and eternal value.

 

 

 

                                :#293 ἀμφίβληστρον amphiblestron am-fib’-lace-tron

AV-net 2; 2

1) anything thrown around one to impede his motions, as chains, a garment, a net for fishing

 

This word describes the lives of the disciples before meeting Jesus as are most of our lives 'bound up' as in anything thrown around one to impede his motions, as chains, a garment, a net for fishing"

Freedom is where and why Jesus calls us to follow Him.

 

 

 

                                :#1205 δεῦτε deute dyoo’-teh

AV-come 12, follow + 3694 1; 13

1) come hither, come here, come  (sense of urgency)

2) interjection, come!, come now!

 

The word used for 'follow' has a sense of urgent command.  Come, now!  It is IMPORTANT that we remember Jesus was speaking prophetically then and is speaking prophetically to us, today!

 

 

 

                                :#4160 ποιέω poieo poy-eh’-o

AV-do 357, make 113, bring forth 14, commit 9, cause 9, work 8, show 5, bear 4, keep 4, fulfil 3, deal 2, perform 2, not tr 3, misc 43, vr do 3; 579

1) to make

1a) with the names of things made, to produce, construct, form, fashion, etc.

1b) to be the authors of, the cause

1c) to make ready, to prepare

 

We are the clay in the Potter's Hands; once He touches our lives, we are made new, into His image for His purpose.  This word is different than another Greek word for  'to make', Ergon, which means to be fashioned externally.  This word, Poieo, is to be fashioned from the inside out, made on purpose with a cause in mind.  This is IMPORTANT to grasp.

 

 

 

                                :#2112 εὐθέως eutheos yoo-theh’-oce

AV-immediately 35, straightway 32, forthwith 7, misc 6; 80

1) straightway, immediately, forthwith

 

From:  2095 εὖ eu yoo   AV-well 3, well done 2, good 1; 6

1) to be well off, fare well, prosper

2) acting well

 

This word tells us, not only of the urgency to Jesus' call, but how the state of our lives is made to be well of, to fare well and to prosper, by answering His call and following Him.

 

 

                                :#932 βασιλεία basileia bas-il-i’-ah

from 935; n f; TDNT-1:579,97;  {See TDNT 127 }

AV-kingdom (of God) 71, kingdom (of heaven) 32, kingdom (general or evil) 20, (Thy or Thine) kingdom 6, His kingdom 6, the kingdom 5, (My) kingdom 4, misc 18; 162

1) royal power, kingship, dominion, rule

1a) not to be confused with an actual kingdom but rather the right or authority to rule over a kingdom

1b) of the royal power of Jesus as the triumphant Messiah

1c) of the royal power and dignity conferred on Christians in the Messiah’s kingdom

2) a kingdom, the territory subject to the rule of a king

3) used in the N.T. to refer to the reign of the Messiah

 

This word is so descriptive that you must take each definition and consider the impact and importance.  "Royal power, kingship, dominion, rule,  not to be confused with an actual kingdom but rather the right or authority to rule over a kingdom; the royal power of Jesus as the triumphant Messiah and the royal power and dignity conferred on Christians in the Messiah’s kingdom." 

 

Our calling and our role as Christians, Disciples of Jesus, joint heir with Christ, is to be like Him and to do His Works, and greater works, because He has gone to be with the Father, interceding for us, at the Father's side.

 

 

 

                                :#2323 θεραπεύω therapeuo ther-ap-yoo’-o

from the same as 2324; v; TDNT-3:128,331;  {See TDNT 307 }

AV-heal 38, cure 5, worship 1; 44

1) to serve, do service

2) to heal, cure, restore to health

 

This comes from a root word, #2324 θεράπων therapon ther-ap’-ohn   AV-servant 1; 1

1) an attendant, servant: of God

1a) spoken of Moses discharging the duties committed to him by God

 

 

The definitions of this word are complimentary:  To serve, to worship, to heal, to cure, to restore to health.  Jesus healed the whole person, body, mind/will/emotions and spirit.  His healing is complete.  We are called to this ministry, so we would do well to be disciples and learn.  This too, is our calling.

 

 

                               :#3554 νόσος nosos nos’-os

AV-disease 6, sickness 5, infirmity 1; 12

1) disease, sickness

2) plague

3) misery, suffering, distress

4) madness, vice (moral filth)

5) bane

 

 

 

                                :#3119 μαλακία malakia mal-ak-ee’-ah

AV-disease 3; 3

 

1) softness

2) in the NT infirmity, debility, bodily weakness, sickness

This come from a root word, # 3120 μαλακός malakos mal-ak-os’

AV-soft 3, effeminate 1; 4

1) soft, soft to the touch

2) metaph. in a bad sense

2a) effeminate

2a1) of a catamite

2a2) of a boy kept for homosexual relations with a man

2a3) of a male who submits his body to unnatural lewdness

2a4) of a male prostitute

 

Again, Jesus heals the body, the mind, the soul and the spirit of all infirmities.  We are told that Homosexuality is an alternative lifestyle and that people are born that way.  Jesus heals all infirmities.

We need to read all of these perfectly place words as complimentary to one another and remember they describe our mission, our calling and our cause.

*1 Corinthians 13:1 ¶  If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.


2  If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
 

3  And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
 

4 ¶  Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
5  does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,
6  does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
7  bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

 

8 ¶  Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.
 

9  For we know in part and we prophesy in part;
 

10  but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.
11  When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.
12  For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.

 

13  But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
 

1 Corinthians 14:1 ¶  Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.