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                PARADOX

                            2COR 6,8-10

 

DEF: PARADOX -- TWO SIMILAR IDEAS THAT APPEAR OPPOSITE, 

OR TWO OPPOSITE IDEAS THAT APPEAR SIMILAR, THE RESULT 

OF OPPOSING KINGDOMS COLLIDING

 

        Chapter Outline

        Other paradoxes

        Commentary

 

I) OPPOSITES      


        A) IRONIES OF THE BIBLE   2C0R 6,8-10 
                  1) Ironies Pertaining to Life and Death
a                         a) Die in order to live  KJV    WEB
                                    Mat 10-39          Rom 7,4-6            2Cor 6-9
                                    Rom 6,1-4         2Cor 5-14,15        2Tim 2-11
                                    2Cor 4,10-12,16-18
b                         b) Death cannot hurt you  KJV    WEB
                                    Lk 21,16-18         Rev 2-10          Rev 14-13
                                         24-5                        12-11               15-2
                                    2Tim 4-18
c                         c) Die trying to live  KJV    WEB
                                    Mat 8-21,22         1Tim 5-6         Rev 3-1
                                    Rom 7,7-13
d                         d) Dying more than once     Jn 12,9-11  KJV    WEB
                           e) Life died     Act 3-15  
                            f) Jesus’ death is our life     Jn 6-51  
                  2) Pertaining to Freedom And Bondage
e                         a) It takes one to know one  KJV    WEB
                                    Jn 7,47-49      Rom 2-1         Rom 14-1

                                    Jm 5-9             See also: 17m
f                          b) Slaves are free/free are slaves  KJV    WEB
                                    1Cor 7-22,23         2Cor 4-5         Col 3-11

g                         c) Preaching freedom in bondage  KJV    WEB

                                    Act 26-28,29         1Cor 9,16-21         Eph 4-1

                           d) Definition of freedom is bondage     Mat 27-2  

h                         e) Blind discernment     Lk 6-41,42  KJV    WEB

                           f) Living sacrifice      Rom 12-1

                   3) Contradicting Your Own Standards

i                          a) Accusing Jesus in whom they believe  KJV    WEB

                                    Jn 11-21,22         Act 26,5-8         Rom 14-22,23

                                    Act 24,14-16              13-27          1Cor 14-22,23

j                          b) Believing in something you don’t understand  KJV    WEB

                                    Act 17-22,23         Act 19,32-34        2The 2,1-8

                                    1Cor 15-10           Jn 9,24-34            Jn 16,28-32

                           c) Being accused by someone you believe     

                                    Jn 5,45-47        Jn 7-28,29

                   4) This is what I Used To Think
k                         a) I thought the devil liked darkness     2Pet 2-4  KJV    WEB

                           b) I thought sinners liked darkness     Jd-13         Rev 16-10,11  

                           c) I thought sinners liked bitterness     Rev 8-10,11  

                   5) The law was made for sinners

l                         a) Sinners follow after the law    Gal 5-3 4         1Tim 1,9-11  KJV    WEB

                          b) Judging the law by sinning against it     Jm 4-11,12  

m               6) God is made strong in our weakness  KJV    WEB

                              1Cor 2,3-5         2Cor 3-5         2Cor 11-30

                              2Cor 1,8-10                4-7                   12,5-11

                                        5-13

 

 

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Paradox -- Opposites / Ironies    (Chapter Outline  /  Navigation Bar)

 

a                7) Unbelief in the presence and power of God  KJV    WEB
                              Mat 27-11         Act 12,12-16         Jn 12,37-43
                                     26-25,63,64
b                8) Ignorant people wanting to teach  KJV    WEB
                              Lk 6-39        Rom 2,17-24         1Tim 1-7

                             2Tim 3,7-9
                  9) Godly vindication     Mat 26-63
c                10) Dark light     Mat 6-23  KJV    WEB
                  11) Requesting blood be on their hands     Mat 27-25

                  12) Disobedience fulfilled the Scriptures    Lk 22,36-38,45-51
                  13) Weak faith     Mat 17-20
d                14) More left over scraps than the initial amount     Mk 8,6-9  KJV    WEB

                  15) Concerned about their needs when the provider of sparrows

                        is aboard their ship     Mk 8,14-21

e                16) Demanding permission     Lk 22-31  KJV    WEB
                  17) The prisoner is in charge  Act 27-31

ea              18) Creation does not know its creator (Pantheism)  KJV    WEB

                             Jn 1-10        Act 17,22-31        Rom 1,18-25

                             Col 1-16,17        Eph 4-6         Commentary
                  19) Worshipping the flesh     Jn 6,15-17,22-36         Act 14-18,19
f                 20) Knowing Jesus but not the Father     Jn 7-28,29  KJV    WEB
                  21) Pupil instructing the teacher     Jn 9,26-34
                  22) A few words shy of the kingdom     Lk 23-3    Jn 18-33,34

g                23) If repentance is a blessing, why do we need to be coerced?  KJV    WEB

                                Act 3-26         Act 11-21

                  24) The difference between our prayer meetings and God’s
                        prayer meetings     Act 16,13-18,25,29
h                25) Not much respect for someone with world renown     Act 17-5,6  KJV    WEB
                  26) From motives of financial gain to religious conviction     Act 19,23-29
i                 27) Ignoring the word of God to find the will of God     Act 21,9-14  KJV    WEB
                  28) You cannot please people who have predetermined that
                        you are wrong     Act 21,23-40
j                 29) Saved by the blood from the wrath of God     Rom 5-9  KJV    WEB
                  30) Freedom with fences   Rom 6-18         Eph 4-3
k                31) Contrast of two natures  KJV    WEB

                                Rom 6,10-14        Rom 7-21        Rom 16-19,20  

                                         9-22,23                 5,12-19

                  32) Law entices us to sin     Rom 7-5,8-11
                  33) Vengeance makes our offender less guilty of the initial crime
                                       Rom 12-20,21
l                 34) Do not let that which is a good thing be spoken of as evil  KJV    WEB

                          Rom 14-16         1Cor 8-1,11        1Cor 10,25-30
                  35) Seeking victory for a defeated cause     1Cor 6-1,7,8,12
m               36) Be mature and run     1Cor 10,13-15  KJV    WEB
                  37) As having nothing yet possessing all things

                            2Cor 6-10         Phi 4-12

n                38) As sorrowful yet always rejoicing     2Cor 6-9  KJV    WEB

                  39) Punish disobedience after you desire to obey     2Cor 10-6

                  40) Seal of apostleship is to exceed the commitment of the false apostle 

                            2Cor 11,12-15

o                41) Boasting in the flesh to glorify God     2Cor 11-17,18  KJV    WEB

                  42) The more I love the less I am loved     2Cor 12-15

                  43) Trying to be spiritual through the flesh     Gal 3,2-7

                  44) Knowing the unknowable     Eph 3-19

 

 

 

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Paradox -- Opposites / Ironies
    (Chapter Outline  /  Navigation Bar)

 

a                45) Image of the invisible God     Col 1-15  KJV    WEB

                  46) Working the grace of God     2Tim 2-1

                  47) Teaching bond-slaves to be good servants     Tit 2-9

b                48) Be diligent to enter His rest     Heb 4-1,2, 6 ,11  KJV    WEB

                  49) A flawless God mandating a covenant with flaws     Heb 8-7,8

                  50) Forgetting who you are     Jm 1,22-25

c                51) Faith without works (mental ascent)     Jm 2,14-20,26  KJV    WEB

                  52) Blessing God and cursing men who are made in His image    Jm 3,7-9

                  53) Condemning the Jews as Jesus killers while seeking salvation through the cross    Lk 20,9-19

d                53) Desires that keep you from what you want     Jm 4-1,2  KJV    WEB

                  54) People who sin in the likeness of demons     2Pet 2,10-12

da              55) Darkness exposes itself by its own reaction  KJV    WEB

                                Act 7-57     1Cor 7-35        1Jn 4-6

e                56) No one has beheld God at any time...except us     1Jn 4-12,14  KJV    WEB

                  57) Wolves creeping in who were long beforehand marked out for destruction are not very sneaky     Jd-4,12,13

f                 58) Love/hate relationship     Jd-23  KJV    WEB

                  59) What does the voice of Jesus look like?     Rev 1-2,12

                  60) Deep things of Satan     Rev 2-24

g                61) As Jesus opens His door the church close theirs     Rev 3-7,8,20  KJV    WEB

                  62) The mature are no stronger than the weak in faith  1Cor 8,7-13        1Cor 10,25-33
                  63) God sits on a throne that is standing     Rev 4-2

h                64) People preserving the earth will destroying it  KJV    WEB

                                   Rev 11-18        Rev 12-15,16

                  65) Looked like a lamb, but spoke like a dragon     Rev 13-11

i                 66) Sounded either like thunder or harps     Rev 14-2  KJV    WEB

                  67) If you trample on the cross, He who hung on it will trample on you    Rev 14,14-20

                  68) Possessions are more a curse than a blessing; therefore, give them to your enemies    Lk 6-35

j                 69) He carried me away like lust does to show me what lust is     Rev 17-2,3  KJV    WEB

                  70) Life judges death     Rev 20-12

                  71) Self fulfilled prophecy  Jn 11,49-53     Jn 18,12-14

                  72) Condemning prophecy that you help fulfill        Act 6-14

         B) OPPOSITES ARE INVERSE OF EACH OTHER  Mat 5,3-12

                   1) Lose By Gaining  Mat 16-25,26

                       a) Gain the world to lose your soul

k                                 I- he who saves his life will lose it  KJV    WEB

                                            Mat 10-39                          Mk 8,35-38         Lk 17-33

                                                   16-25,26                     Lk 9,24-26          Jn 12-24,25

                                            Heb 10,26-31,37-39         Heb 6,4-8            Heb 12,15-17

                                            Jn 3,18-20

l                                  II- live this life to Lose eternal life  KJV    WEB

                                            Lk 16,9-31         Gal 6-7,8         Jm 5,1-6

                                            Mat 25,24-30,41-46

                       b) Lose God by gaining your own way

m                               I- lose God’s will to gain your own will  KJV    WEB

                                            Lk 14,16-24         1Cor 6-1,4-10         Phi 2-3,4,20,21

                                                 15,11-16                   7,32-38          2Tim 2-12

                                            Act 24,24-27

n                                 II- lose the truth to gain religion  KJV    WEB

                                            Lk 3-7           Gal 5,1-4             2Tim 4-3,4

                                            Act 1,21-26         6-12,13        Jn 18-38

 

 

 

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Paradox -- Opposites / Lose By Gaining    (Chapter Outline  /  Navigation Bar)

 

a                        c) Gain your idea of wealth to lose God’s wealth  KJV    WEB

                                    Act 5,1-11         1The 4-8             Tit 1-7
                                    1Cor 4-8           1Tim 3-8,9          Jm 1,6-8,10,11
                                    Gal 3,1-7           2Tim 3,6-9         Rev 21-8,27
                                    Phi 2-16            Rev 3,1-3,11,15-18
b                         d) Lose your place by seeking the first place  KJV    WEB
                                    Mat 19-30         Lk 11-43               2Pet 2,1-22
                                    Mk 12-7            Act 12,21-23         3Jn-9,10

                   2) God's Kingdom Is Opposite The World    Commentary

                      a) Whoever humbles himself will be exalted

c                                 I- humble yourself to be chosen of God  KJV    WEB

                                            1Cor 1,18-29          Jm 1-9         1Pet 5-5,6         

                                                      12,22-26              4-10

d                                 II- humble yourself to be used of God  KJV    WEB

                                            1Cor 9,2-6                   Heb 2-9,10         Heb 11,24-29

                                            Phi 2,3-11,29,30         Rev 5,6-14

e                                III- humble yourself as a defensive strategy  KJV    WEB

                                            Rom 12,14-21         Heb 10-12,13         Heb 12-1,2 

                                            2Cor 12,5-11

f                                 IV- humble yourself with the right motives  KJV    WEB

                                            Mat 18,1-4         Mat 23-12         1Pet 3-7

                      b) Less your flesh lives the more your spirit lives

g                                 I- seek God’s life by subduing your flesh  KJV    WEB

                                            Mat 16,24-26         Lk 14,26-32                   2Cor 4,10-12,16-18
                                            Mk 8,34-38            Jn 12,23-25                    2Tim 2-11

                                            Lk 9,24-26             Rom 6,1-11,16-22         1Pet 3-18

h                                 II- he must increase, but I must decrease  KJV    WEB

                                            Jn 3-30                           Rom 8,4-13         Heb 11,35-38

                                            1Cor 15-36,42-49         1Pet 4-1,2,5,6

                                                      2,1-5

i                          c) Last is first and the first is last  KJV    WEB

                                    Mat 19-30            Col 1-18                 Rev 14-4

                                            20,8-16        Rev 1-17,18           1Cor 15,8-10

                                    Mk 10-31                     2-8                   Rev 22-13                       

                                    Rev 21-6              Phi 2,5-11              Jn 5,1-14

j                          d) He who exalts himself will be humbled  KJV    WEB

                                    Lk 14,7-11                Jm 5,1-6         Rev 19,17-19
                                    1Cor 12-15,16         3Jn-9,10         Lk 1,51-53

                           e) Least are greatest  Commentary

k                                    III- Smallest in the eyes of men are big to God  KJV    WEB

                                             Mat 5,3-12        Lk 7-28                       1Cor 1,26-31

                                                    11-11,25         9-10,11,22-26       Heb 2,5-18

                                             Mk 4-31,32            16,19-31                        7-7

ka                                  I- Least are the greatest servants  KJV    WEB

                                             Mat 20,25-28        Jn 13,3-17,23-26        Eph 3-8

                                                     23-11             Lk 6,20-26

l                          f) Greatest are least in the eyes of God  KJV    WEB

                                    Mk 9,33-37           Lk 9,46-48         1Cor 4,8-16 

                                    Mk 10,35-45         Lk 22,24-30       Lk 16,19-31

        *** OTHER FORMS OF KINGDOM VERSUS WORLD CONCEPTS *** Jm 4-4

m                3) The poor in spirit are rich in faith  KJV    WEB

                            Mat 5-3               Heb 11-26         Jm 2-5

                            Lk 6-20,21         Jm 1-9                Jn 4-9,15-18,27-29

                            Rom 12-3

 

 

 

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Paradox -- Opposites / Kingdom VS World Concepts
    (Chapter Outline  /  Navigation Bar)

 

a                   4) The rich are poor  KJV    WEB

                                1Tim 6,17-19         Jm 1-10,11         Jm 5,3-6

                                Gal 2-6

b                   5) Jesus destroyed death to give us life  KJV    WEB
                                2Tim 1-10         Heb 2-14,17         Heb 10-19,20
                     6) Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good

                                Rom 12-21         1The 5-15
                     7) World’s perspective versus God’s perspective
                                1Cor 4,6-16         Eph 4-18        Jm 2-18,24

                                2Cor 7,8-10
c                   8) Humble yourself and God will exalt your brother  KJV    WEB
                                2Cor 11-7,8         2Cor 13-9
                     9) Vision impairs sight, but the blind can see
                                Jn 9,39-41         Act 9-2,4-6,8         Act 22-11

                                Lk 5-31,32
                   10a) The more you love the less you fear
                                Lk 1-30        2Cor 7,4-6         1Jn 4-18

                   10b)  The more you fear the less you love    Mat 24-12
d                 11) Friend of the world is an enemy of God  KJV    WEB
                                Eph 2,1-3         Jm 4-4         1Jn 2,15-17

                                Mat 6-24
                   12) God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble

                                Lk 1,51-53         Lk 6,24-26         Lk 18-14

                                1Pet 5-5
                   13) World’s wisdom versus God’s wisdom
                                Act 27,27-31        2Cor 13-7         Jm 3,13-18
e                 14) World hates what God loves and God hates what the world loves  KJV    WEB

                                Jn 16-20         Phi 3-7,8         Jm 4,1-4
                   15) What is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God

                                Lk 16-15
                   16) More glory you receive from men, the less you seek from God     Jn 5-43,44
f                  17) Absent from the body is to be present with the Lord  KJV    WEB

                                Mat 22-31,32        Lk 16-22              2Cor 5,6-8

                                Lk 23,40-43          Jn 11-25,26         Jn 10-16,28

                                Jn 17-24                     14,1-3            Eph 4-8

                                Phi 1,21-23           1The 5-10
fa                18) Making enemies by telling the truth  KJV    WEB

                                Mk 8-29,30        Gal 4-16,17
                   19) Lesser is blessed by the greater     Heb 7-1,7-9
g                 20) We become rich through His poverty     2Cor 8-9  KJV    WEB

                   21) Crucified in weakness, but He lives by the power of God     2Cor 13-4
                   22) Jesus died to give us life     Jn 6-53,54,57
h                 23) More faith, less sin / more sin, less faith     Rom 14-23  KJV    WEB
                   24) More truth you know, the less bondage you accept     1Tim 4-3

                   25) More you love righteousness, the less your enemies can harm you

                            1Pet 3-13,14

ha               26) The God of peace will crush Satan under our feet    Rom 16-20  KJV    WEB

                   27) Jesus pushed Himself to achieve His predestined goals

                            Lk 9-51        Lk 13,31-33

 

         *** CONTRAST BETWEEN WISDOM AND FOLLY ***

i                  26) More you profess wisdom, the less you have of it  KJV    WEB
                                Mat 11-25         Rom 1-22         1Cor 3-18
                   27) Less I have the more I receive / my abundance is a Supply for their need

                                2Cor 8,13-15         Phi 4,16-19
j                  28) Crown of life is awarded to those who die to self     Rev 2-10  KJV    WEB
                   29) Unable to endure hearing the word of God, much less obey it

                                 2Tim 4-3,4        Heb 12,18-20
                   30) Act of love that has no semblance of love     Jn 11-5,6
k                 31) Submit to God and resist the devil     Jm 4-7  KJV    WEB
                   32) More you sin the less willing you are to repent     Jn 3-20

 

 

 

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Paradox -- Opposites / Contrast Between Wisdom and Folly    (Chapter Outline  /  Navigation Bar)

 

a                 33) Master becomes the servant     Jn 13-4,5  KJV    WEB
                   34) World takes the kingdom of God by force     Act 23-10

                 34b) Jesus is judge of all the earth but refuses to be an arbitrator  Lk 12,13-15 
                   35) Your actions before and after the presence of Jesus     Jn 20,24-29
b                 36) Jesus’ second coming is similar to His ascension     Act 1-10,11  KJV    WEB
                   37) It is more blessed to give than to receive     Act 20-35
                   38) From being condemned to death to being worshipped  Act 28,3-6
c                 39) From being worshipped to being stoned     Act 14,8-19  KJV    WEB
                   40) A blameless reputation preaching an unpopular gospel     Act 28,20-22,25-29
                   41) Light of the truth is more brilliant around darkness     Rom 3,5-8
d                 42) Sinful nature is responsible, not me     Rom 7,14-25  KJV    WEB
                   43) God endures the lost for the sake of the elect        Act 13-18     Rom 9-22,23
                   44) Gentiles seek wisdom, but the Jews have it; Jews seek
                          righteousness, but the Gentiles have it     Rom 9,30-32        Rom 11,5-12
e                 45) You do not support the root; the root supports you     Rom 11,17-24  KJV    WEB
                   46) Jews are enemies of God for the Gentiles sake, but are
                          beloved for the sake of the fathers     Rom 11-28
                   47) We have been shown mercy because of their disobedience,
                          now they will be shown mercy because of us    Rom 11-30,31        Heb 2-16
f                  48) Accepting the weak to judge their opinions     Rom 14-1  KJV    WEB
                   49) The less honor they seem, the more honor we deem     1Cor 12,23-25
                   50) The more we exalt Jesus, the less significant we become     2Cor 4-5
g                 51) Old covenant versus the new covenant    Heb 8-13     Heb 10-8,9,28,29  KJV    WEB
                   52) To seek and not find     Heb 11-13
                   53) Jesus became sin that we might obtain His righteousness

                                Lk 22,36-44        2Cor 5-21        1Pet 2-24
h                 54) Shut you out that you might seek them     Jn 9,18-23        Gal 4-17  KJV    WEB
                   55) More you pray the less anxious you are     Phi 4-6,7,11,12
                   56) More peace and safety they profess, the less there is     1The 5-3,4
i                  57) Hold me responsible for any inconvenience, while you  KJV    WEB
                          owe me your lives     Ph-18,19
                   58) More it rains the less productive the ground     Heb 6-7,8


         C) TWO IMPLIED MEANINGS  Jn 2-19
j                   1)—The temple building     Mat 26,59-61         Mk 15-29,30  KJV    WEB

                            The temple of His body     Mk 14-58         Jn 2-19
                    2)—Good things     Mk 4-24         1Cor 5,6-8
                            Bad things
k                  3)—Only God is good     Mk 10-18         Lk 18-19  KJV    WEB
                            Jesus is God
                    4)—Are you the king of the Jews?     Mk 15-2        Jn 18-33,34
                            You are the king of the Jews!     

l                   5)—The Lord is warning Paul     Act 21,11-14,30-40  KJV    WEB

                            The Lord is promising Paul     Act 26-29

                    6)—Introduced to salvation     Rom 5-2         Gal 3-13,14
                            Introduced to the kingdom of God
m                 7)—Literally die and partake of the first resurrection  KJV    WEB
                            Die to self to receive the anointing     Rom 6-5,        Heb 9-27
                    8)—False light is self-deception     Mat 6-22,23
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a                  9)—Jesus is the kingdom and violent men hung Him on a cross  KJV    WEB
                            People seek to enter heaven on their own terms     Mat 11-12
                   10)—Spirit of Elijah is coming     Mat 17,10-12        Mk 9,11-13        Lk 1-17
                            John the Baptist was like Elijah

                   11)—Enmity – enmity between Jew and gentile (anti-Semitism)
                                          – enmity between God and man    Eph 2,14-16

b                 12)—Your sins are forgiven     Mk 2-5        Lk 5,18-26        Jm 5-14,15
                             You are healed                Mat 9,1-8                KJV    WEB
                   13)—Supply the needs of the people     Mk 6-37
                            Give them what I supply to you

c                 14)—Literally cut off your hand if it causes you to sin  KJV    WEB

                            Commit yourself to this extent and you will stop sinning     Mk 9,43-50

                   15)—You shall drink my cup and experience my baptism

                            Your cup and baptism are not like mine     Mk 10-39

                   16)—My father just died     Lk 9-60

                            Wait until my father dies

d                 17)—Being sarcastic     Lk 16-9  KJV    WEB

                            Being clever

                   18)—Kingdom of God is in your spirit     Lk 17-21        Act 2,41-43

                            Kingdom of God is standing in front of you

                   19)—Escape through the rapture     Lk 21-36

                            Escape through endurance

e                 20)—Zeal will consume my heart     Jn 2-17  KJV    WEB

                            Zeal will consume my body

                   21)—Jesus confounds the religious leaders     Jn 9-39

                            Jesus heals their blindness

                   21a)—The new self -- Holy Spirit dwelling in the believer        Eph 4,22-24

                                                     -- The person we are destined to become  

                   22)—Natural life     Jn 10-10

                            Eternal life

f                  23)—Jesus     Jn 7-18  KJV    WEB

                            His people

                   24)—We are gods as created in His image     Jn 10,34-36

                            Jesus is God’s Son, creator of any so-called god

                   25)—Lazarus is in a state of hibernation

                            Lazarus is dead     Jn 11-11

g                 26)—Glorified by the church     Jn 12-32  KJV    WEB

                             Lifted upon a cross

                   27)—Not all of your body     Jn 13-10

                             Not all of the body of Christ

                   28)—What is truth?     Jn 18-38

                             There is no truth!

h                 29)—Groping for our creator     Act 17-26,27  KJV    WEB

                              Groping for our redeemer

                   30)—Alive in my soul     Rom 7-9

                             Alive in my conscience

                   31)—Life of the resurrection     Rom 8-11

                              Life of the anointing

i                  32)—Knowledge of the written word     1Cor 2-16  KJV    WEB
                            Knowledge of the heavenly word


 

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a                 33)—Rebuking the church for being carnally minded  KJV    WEB
                             Being sarcastic as seen through the eyes of the world      
                                    Jn 18-22,23        1Cor 4,8-10       2Cor 12-13 

                   34)—Operating kingdom principles     1Cor 9,24-27
                             Conducting spiritual warfare

b                 35)—See ourselves through the reflection of God’s word  KJV    WEB

                             Purge the sin from our lives     1Cor 11-31

                   36)—Prophecies are subject to interpretation     1Cor 14-32        Rev 22-6
                             Spirit of prophecy is subject to the one who prophesies
                   37)—Going from the flesh to the Spirit         Gal 4,1-7,21-31
                             Going from bondage to freedom        Mat 18-18
c                 38)—The second coming   Col 3,1-4                2The 2-1,8            Tit 2,11-14      KJV    WEB

                             End time revival        1Jn 2-28                1Jn 3-2                  Lk 13,24-28,34,35

                                                               Act 15,13-19         1The 3-12,13        Rev 8-10,12

                   39)—My clear conscience ministers to Christ
                            The way to a clear conscience     Rom 13,12-14        2Tim 1-3
                   40)—Unable to enter because of unbelief     Heb 3-18,19
                             Unable to enter because of disobedience   4,1-11
d                 41)—Jesus humbled Himself in obedience to the point of death  KJV    WEB

                            Church dies to self, receives an anointing and defeats her enemies     Heb 10,1-13
                   42)—Could not bear the sound of the words     Heb 12-19,20
                            Could not bear the meaning of the words
                   43)—Forgot what kind of person he is in the Spirit     Jm 1-24
                            Forgot what the word is creating in his soul
e                 44)—Rich people of the world     Jm 1-10,11  KJV    WEB
                            Rich people of the church     Jm 5,1-6
                   45)—Judged for complaining     Jm 5-9
                            Judged for the sins of your brother whom you are complaining about
                   46)—They do not acknowledge Jesus as God in human flesh     1Jn 4-2,3
                            They do not acknowledge Him defeating sin in human flesh     2Jn-7

f                  47)—Killing the offspring of the Jezebel spirit  KJV    WEB
                            Abortion     Rev 2-23
                   49)—The beast whose fatal wound was healed     Rev 17-8
                             Catholicism once controlled the world, doesn't now but will again
                   50)—Second coming of Jesus Christ     Rev 19,11-14
                            How God answers prayer

g                 51) Born of water—Natural birth     Jn 3-5  KJV    WEB

                                               —The word of God

                    52) At home in the body—Alive in mortal flesh     2Cor 5,6-8
                                                          —Comfortable in mortal flesh
                    53) Earthly—Tiller of the ground

                                     —Worldly     1Cor 15-47,48

h                  54) Seed—Money     2Cor 9-10  KJV    WEB

                                   —Good works

                    55) Severed from grace—Undeserved favor     Gal 5-4,5

                                                             —Undeserved power

                    56) Opportunity—To sin     Gal 5-13
                                             —To abuse the anointing     1Pet 2-16

 

 

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a                  57) Prisoner—In jail     Eph 3-1         Eph 6-20  KJV    WEB
                                        —Of God’s will     Eph 4-1
                    58) Church shall leave—The law (her tutor)     Eph 5-31,32        Gal 3,22-25
                                                        —The world (her tyrant)

                    59) Waiting for a savior—To come back spiritually     Phi 3-20,21

                                                          —To come back physically       Rev 8,2-6

b                  60) Complete—You are a whole member of the body  KJV    WEB

                                           —You have a part in the deity of Christ

                                            1Cor 6-16,17   Col 2-9,10  1Jn 3-1  
                    61) Certificate of debt—Law of commandments        Rom 3-24,25
                                                        —Records of our past            Col 3-14
                    62) Vessel—Your body     1The 4-4
                                       —Your wife
c                  64) Author—Paul or John—Jesus  KJV    WEB

                                          1Tim 3-14,15         3Jn-13,14        Rom 1-13
                                          2Jn-12                    1The 2-18                 15,23-33

                    65) Author—Paul     Ph 10-22
                                      —Jesus Christ 
d                  66) Perfect—Inherent quality     Heb 5-9  KJV    WEB
                                       —Maturing process
                    67) Outer tabernacle—Jesus’ body     Heb 9-8,17,27
                                                       —Our bodies
                    67a) Destroy the murderers and set their city on fire—Jerusalem

                                                                                   Mat 22,1-10     —Rome

                    68) Shutting off the kingdom—Rich oppressing the poor     Jm 2,1-7
                                                                    —Church oppressing the poor

e                 69) Futile way of life—Inherited sin             1Pet 1-18  KJV    WEB

                                                   —Personal choice        Jn 1-13

                    70) Jesus Christ—God and also our savior     Tit 2-13         2Pet 1-1
                                                —Jesus is our God and Savior
                    71) The water of baptism

                            —God’s bitter revenge for sin fell on men and they died     Rev 8-10,11
                            —God’s purifying vision fell on bitter men and they died to self

f                   72a) God’s people give birth to Christ  KJV    WEB

                            — Israel (to Bethlehem’s baby)         Lk 1,51-55

                            — Church (to His second coming)    Rev 12,1-10

                    72b) The dragon—King Herod     Mat 2,16-23

                                              —Satan     Rev 12,1-10

g                  73) Temple of the Holy Spirit from which God judges the world  KJV    WEB

                            —God’s temple in heaven

                            —Temple of our bodies     Rev 15-8

                    74) Babylon — Capital city of the abominations of the earth     Rev 17-5

                                         —Home town of the Jezebel spirit        1Pet 5-13          Rev 18,15-21

                   75) Quickly — Soon     Rev 22-7,12,20

                                       —Suddenly

h                 76) The dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God  KJV    WEB

                                — Those who are dead in sin to be born again       Jn 5-24,25

                                — Those who are physically dead at the first resurrection

                   76a) Give to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's

                                — Their money        Mat 22,15-22

                                — God's people

i                  77) God's judgment is prophesied to fall for persecuting His prophets    KJV    WEB

                                 — On Jesus

                                 — On the nation of Israel    Mat 23,29-36        Lk 11,46-54

                                 — On the whole world in the last days

                    78) The rulers of this age do not understand the wisdom of God

                                — Human authorities  1Cor 2,6-8

                                — Demonic authorities

j                   79) A new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells  KJV    WEB

                                — Righteous people will live in the new creation

                                — Righteousness will dwell in the fabric of creation   2Pet 3-13

                    80) God will show Paul how much he must suffer

                                — Consequence of preaching the gospel        Act 9-15,16

                                — Reciprocity for persecuting His church

                    81) We cannot stop speaking what we have seen and heard

                                — We are addicted to preaching the gospel            Act 4-19,20

                                — We are mandated to preaching the gospel

k                  82)  The city of Satan is destroyed  KJV    WEB

                                — New York City        Rev 18,9-21

                                — Rome

                    83) Church of the firstborn  Heb 12-23

                                — Church belongs to Jesus, who was firstborn from the dead

                                — Church partook of the First Resurrection

                    84) Out of his mouth comes a sharp two-edged sword    

                                — That cut them to the quick    Jn 18,4-8

                                — That cut them to the grave    Rev 19-15,21

l                   85) The dead shall hear the voice of the son of God  KJV    WEB

                                — Dead in sin        Jn 5-25

                                — Literally dead

                    86) Raise him up on the last day        Jn 6-39

                                — Raise the cross with Jesus nailed to it

                                — Raise the Church at the First Resurrection on the last day of this age

                    87) "I go away, and I will come to you"

                                — I will return at My resurrection    Jn 14-28

                                — I will return at the end of the age

                    88) Earthquakes in the last days

                                — God will shake the earth    Heb 12,25-29

                                — God will shake His people

 

 

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II) ANOMALIES (Departure from the general rule)

        A) BEING CLEVER  Mat 10-16

                    1) Responding With Wisdom To Your Enemies

a                         a) Outwit your enemies  KJV    WEB

                                    Mat 10-16           Mat 22,31-46                    2Cor 11,7-13

                                    1Cor 1,18-29             21,23-27                    Eph 4-26,27

                                    Act 9,22-25         2Tim 4-14,15                    Mk 11,27-33

                                    Mk 12,12-17

b                         b) Lie to your enemies  KJV    WEB

                                    Jn 2,18-21        Jn 7,1-10         Jn 10,30-38

c                         c) Cheat your enemies  KJV    WEB

                                    Mat 13-44         Mat 17-27         Lk 16,3-9

                    2) Being Careful What You Say

d                         a) Answer with wisdom  KJV    WEB

                                    Mk 7,25-29         Lk 2-46,47         Jn 18-33,34

                                          15-4,5           Jn 8,1-11

e                         b) Keep your mouth shut  KJV    WEB

                                    Mat 27,11-14         2Cor 12-6         Tit 2-8

                                    Act 23-22

f                   3) Lure in your prey  KJV    WEB

                                Lk 5-10                 Act 26-31,32           Col 4-5,6

                                Jn 4,7-19,39         Rom 11-11             1The 2,9-12

                                Act 25,9-12          1Cor 9,12-23          Heb 10-24

g                  4) Maintaining a blameless reputation  KJV    WEB

                                Act 19-37               2Cor 8-19,20         1Pet 2-11,12,15

                                       21,20-26         Eph 5-3                           3-7           

                                       24,10-21

h                  5) Do not commit yourself too hastily  KJV    WEB

                                Jn 2-24,25          1Tim 5-22         2Jn-10,11

                                Rom 14-16         1Jn 4-1              3Jn-7

i                   6) Taking advantage of the circumstances  KJV    WEB

                                Jn 6,16-25         Act 22,22-29         Act 23,6-10

                                Act 16,36-40

j                   7) Let the Holy Spirit vindicate you  KJV    WEB

                                Mat 9,4-6         Mk 2,5-13         1Cor 2,3-5

k                  8) Making no provisions for the flesh  KJV    WEB

                                Jn 6-15         2Cor 9-5         Gal 2,2-5

                                Rom 13-14

l                   9) Grow up  KJV    WEB

                                1Cor 13-11         1Cor 14-20         Eph 5,15-17

        B) RIGHTEOUS DECEPTION (Pure but hidden motive2The 2-11,12

                  1) God Is Deceptive

                       a) Deceiving unbelievers

n                                     I- Jesus deceives the lost  KJV    WEB

                                                Mat 23,32-36         Jn 4,16-18         Jn 10,30-39
                                                       26-53                    7,1-10                12-47,48
                                                Jn 2-18,19                   9,39-41          Mk 14-58

                                                Mk 8-12

o                                     II- God deceives the world  KJV    WEB
                                                1Cor 1,26-29         Rev 17-16,17        Rev 12,12-14
                                                2The 2-11,12         Act 27,9-31

 

 

 

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a                          b) Jesus deceives His people  KJV    WEB
                                    Lk 24,15-19         Jn 13,8-11         Jn 21-4
                                    Jn 6-5,6                     20-15            Rev 5,1-5
aa                        c) God deceives His people  KJV    WEB

                                    1Cor 10,1-5        Heb 7-14        Rev 10-9,10
                  2) Church Is Deceptive
                          a) Church deceives unbelievers
b                                     I- God’s people deceive their enemies  KJV    WEB
                                                Act 23,6-10         Act 26-31,32         Rom 12-20
                                                       25,9-12               28-19               Act 24-17
c                                     II- God’s people deceive the world  KJV    WEB
                                                Mat 13-44         Jn 1-21         Rom 11-11,14
                          b) Church deceives believers

d                                     I- God’s people deceive each other  KJV    WEB

                                                Jn 11-28,29         1Cor 9,11-23         2Cor 12-15,16
                                                1Cor 4,8-16         2Cor 11,7-12         1The 2,9-12

                                        II- God’s people deceive Jesus     Mat 21-28,29

                                        III- Righteous self-deception    Mat 6-3,4        1Cor 7,29-31

        C) SARCASM  Lk 16-9

                  1) Going to extremes

e                         a) Exaggerate the truth to make a point  KJV    WEB

                                    Mat 11,7-9         Mat 18-8,9         1Cor 13,1-3

                                            23-24         2Cor 11-8           Jd-23

                                    Jn 21-25            Gal 1-8

f                          b) Minimize the truth to make a point  KJV    WEB

                                    Mk 6-37          Tit 1-12,13         Rev 3-18
                                    2Cor 5-3         1Pet 4-3
                  2) Being Pretentious

g                         a) Pretending to be stupid  KJV    WEB

                                    Jn 12-27            1Cor 9-9         1Cor 10-22

                                    Rom 3,3-9         2Cor 11- 1 ,4,7,19-21

                                    Jn 11-16

h                         b) Ignoring the truth to convey the truth  KJV    WEB

                                    Mat 26-24,25         Rom 9,1-3         Phi 3-4
                                    Lk 15-29                 1Cor 15-8         Lk 1-62

                  3) Sarcastic From Being Emotional

i                          a) Sarcastic from being frustrated  KJV    WEB

                                    Jn 3-4         Jn 18-37,38         1Cor 4-8,10

                                         19-6

j                          b) Sarcastic from being angry  KJV    WEB

                                    Jn 9-27         2Cor 10-1         2Cor 12-13

                                    Rom 2,17-24

                  4) Addressing The Fool

k                         a) Answering a fool according to his folly  KJV    WEB

                                    Jn 10-32        Jn 18-33,34         2Pet 2-15,16

l                          b) Scoffing at the wicked  KJV    WEB

                                    Lk 12-52,53         Lk 16-9         Jm 1-10

                                    Rev 2-24

m                       c) Scoffing at false doctrine     1Pet 3-21  KJV    WEB

 

 

 

 

 

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        D) LIMITS OF GOD  Heb 11-6

                  Note: the Scriptures do not testify of God liking or disliking anything. He is 

                  only capable of love and hate.

                  1) God Cannot Tolerate Sin

                       a) God cannot tolerate unbelief

a                                     I- God cannot allow unbelief in His presence  KJV    WEB

                                                Mat 7-23              Lk 11,37-54         2The 2,8-12

                                                       22,7-14         Jn 11-30               Rev 21-27

                                                Rev 16-18,19

b                                     II- impossible to please God without faith  KJV    WEB

                                                Lk 9-41         Gal 5,3-5         Heb 11-6

c                          b) God has limited patience  KJV    WEB

                                    Lk 13,6-9,24-28         Jn 2,13-17                1Cor 5,3-5,9-13
                                         14,16-24                Act 13,6-12              1Pet 3-20
                                         19,45-48                2The 3-6,10-15        Rom 9-22,23

d                         c) God cannot help but judge sin  KJV    WEB

                                    Lk 10,10-16             Gal 5,19-21         1The 5,1-3

                                    Mat 11,20-24           1Cor 11,27-30              2,14-16

                                    Rom 11,17-24                   10,5-11

e                         d) God cannot sin    Jm 1-13         1Jn 3-9   KJV    WEB

                           e) God cannot lie    Tit 1-2         Heb 6-18

f                 2) God cannot directly violate the will of man  KJV    WEB

                            Rom 1,21-32         Heb 10,26-31,37-39        1Jn 5-16

                            Heb 6,4-6              2Pet 2,1-22                       Rev 14,9-11

                            Mk 14,66-72

g                3) God cannot forgive through the blood of bulls and goats     Heb 10-4  KJV    WEB

                  4) God cannot deny Himself     2Tim 2-13

                  5) God cannot die     Act 2-24

                  6) God cannot save the reprobate  Heb 6,4-6

        E) WEAKNESS OF GOD  1Cor 1-25

                  1) God Subjects Himself To Human Frailty

h                         a) His weakness is stronger than men  KJV    WEB

                                    Jn 20,28-30           2Cor 12,5-11          Heb 2,9-18

                                    Rom 1-16                        13-3,4,9         1Jn 4-2,3

                                    1Cor 1,25-31         2Tim 4-3                 Rev 5-5,6

                                             13,4-8           Lk 1,30-35

i                          b) His weakness makes Him small compared to men  KJV    WEB

                                    Mat 11-6         2Cor 8-9         Gal 6-14

                                    1Cor 4-10                11,7-15,23-30

j                 2) Foolishness of God  KJV    WEB

                            Mk 8-38         1Cor 3,18-23         2Cor 8-9

                            Act 16-28                4,9-16                     11,1-3,10-12

                            1Cor 1,18-27          15-19                      12-11,12,20,21

                                      2-14

        F) GOD HELPS SATAN  Mat 4-1

k                1) God’s judgments accomplish the devil’s will  KJV    WEB

                            Jn 3,18-20              Eph 5,3-7              2Pet 2,1-3,10-12

                                 6,43-45,65        1The 2,14-16         Rev 6,1-8

                            1Cor 11,27-32                5,1-3                      9,1-12

l                 2) Jesus blinds the world  KJV    WEB
                            Jn 9,39-41          Jn 14-19,22-24         2The 2-11,12
                                 12-39,40        Act 13-11

 

 

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a                3) Jesus answers the devil’s prayer  KJV    WEB
                            Mat 8-31,32         Lk 22-31         Rev 20,7-10
                            Lk 8-31,32           Mk 5,10-13
b                4) God gives people over to Satan  KJV    WEB
                            Rom 1,24-32         1Cor 5,3-5         1Tim 4-2

                            Lk 12-58,59           Jn 8-31,37-44             1-20
c                5) God unites Satan’s efforts to make war with Jesus  KJV    WEB
                            Rev 16-12         Rev 17-17
                  6) God leads His son into temptation by the devil

                             Mat 4-1        Lk 4,1-13

                  7) God gives the devil a mouth to curse the Lord     Rev 13-5,6
         G) JESUS BRINGS DIVISION  Mat 10-34
d               1) Jesus divides a society along it’s natural fault lines  KJV    WEB
                            Jn 7,40-43         Jn 10,19-21         Act 23,6-10
                                 9-16
e               2) Jesus brings division instead of peace  KJV    WEB
                            Mat 26-31         Act 17,2-5         Act 24-5
                            Act 14-4
f                3) Families break up because of faith in Christ  KJV    WEB
                            Mat 10,34-36         Mk 13-12         Lk 12,51-53

                            Lk 11-19
         H) SATAN BRINGS UNITY LK 23-12
g               1) Satan unites the world for the cause of persecution  KJV    WEB
                            Mat 26-47,57               Lk 23-12         Act 18,11-13
                                   27-1,2,17-31         Act 7-56,57           21-30
                            Mk 7-1                          Rev 11-9,10
h               2) Satan unites the world for the cause of deception  KJV    WEB
                            Act 19-29,34         2Tim 3,1-5          Rev 19-19
                            2The 2,3-12          Rev 16-13,14,16        20,7-10

                            Rev 17,3-11          Lk 21-7,8
ha             3) Satan is united in his efforts to destroy mankind  KJV    WEB

                            Mk 5-9        Lk 8,29-31

i        I) SATAN GLORIFIES GOD  KJV    WEB
                 Mat 18-34,35            Act 19,13-20         1Tim 1-20
                 Lk 22-31,32              1Cor 5-5                 Heb 2,14-18
                 Jn 13-18,23-27         2Cor 12-7              Rev 2,8-11

                 Rev 17,10-18