Prototype = a first, typical or preliminary model of something, from which other forms are developed or copied.
HEB 3:2 He (TLJC) was faithful to Him (God the Father) who appointed Him …
HEB 3:6 but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house--whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.
Restoration is what God does for man; whereas Reparation is what man does for man.
Usury = the illegal action or practice of lending money at unreasonably high rates of interest.
Being a Lone-shark!
LEV 25:36 Do not take usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your countryman may live with you.
Usury teaches that "making a profit off a loan from a poor person is exploiting that person (Exo 22:25–27).
Exo 22:25 “If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest.
EXO 22:26 If you ever take your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets,
EXO 22:27 for that is his only covering; it is his cloak for his body. What else shall he sleep in? And it shall come about that when he cries out to Me, I will hear him, for I am gracious.
When Nehemiah had returned to Judah, he and his companions had tried to buy these slaves back.
Now their own people were making them slaves again.
Nehemiah did not care whether he impressed other people. Nehemiah always wanted to please God. NEH 5:8,9
NEH 5: 8 I said to them, “We according to our ability have redeemed our Jewish brothers who were sold to the nations; now would you even sell your brothers that they may be sold to us?” Then they were silent and could not find a word to say.
NEH 5:9 Again I said, “The thing which you are doing is not good; should you not walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the nations, our enemies?
Jam 5:10 As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
Jam 5:11 We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.
JAM 5: 12 But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.
JAM 5:13 Is anyone among you afflicted? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises. (KJV)
JAM 5:14 Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
JAM 5:15 and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.
kakopatheō = (kak-op-ath-eh'-o)
- to suffer (endure) evils (hardship, troubles);
- to undergo hardship: - be afflicted, endure afflictions (hardness), suffer trouble.
astheneō = (as-then-eh'-o) From a negative participle = to be feeble (in any sense), (be) sick, (be made) weak.
Through this spiritual believer’s positive responds to the adversity, he can preserver or even turn the curse into a blessing.
Satan know the value of your spiritual strength and that of the unity of the Church, that why he attacks constantly, wanting to break down your walls-gates.
God wants to show the super-grace believer how he can be blessed and strengthened, during some of the greatest pressures of life.
1CO 4:12 and we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure;
2TI 4:5 But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
DEU 30:15 “See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity;
DEU 30:19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So, choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants,
PRO 11:19 He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death.
Make BD # 1 priority in your life, Esteem the Lord, be filled with the Spirit, worship Him in Spirit and Truth;
JAM 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
Eph 2:6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
REV 1:6 and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father--to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
HEB 13:18 Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things.
EPH 6:18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
1PE 5: 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
NEH 1:6 let Your ear now be attentive and Your eyes open to hear the prayer of Your servant which I am praying before You now, day and night, on behalf of the sons of Israel Your servants, confessing the sins of the sons of Israel which we have sinned against You; I and my father’s house have sinned.
HEB 5:14 But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.
ROM 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Believers in the Body of Christ may be at different spiritual levels, they can all work together in the same cause for unity, as in Nehemiah’s Jerusalem.
1TI 2:8 Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.
Unity is described as:
- The state of being one; oneness
- Oneness of mind, as among a number of persons; concord, harmony, or agreement
-The state or fact of being united or combined into one, as of the parts of a whole; unification.
- The status of being combined with others to form a greater whole.
1 COR 12:13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
EPH 4: 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling;
EPH 4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
EPH 4:6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.
- The status of being harmonious with other members of the royal family of God.
ECC 4:12 And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.
PHI 2:2 make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
- The state of being complete, which means a maximum number of believers execute the protocol plan of God and become invisible heroes in the angelic conflict.
EPH 4:13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.
- Complete accord among believers regarding divine viewpoint in the mystery doctrine of the Church Age.
EPH 4:16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
COL 3:14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
- Complete Oneness of Sharing the Happiness of God – Occupation with the Lord Jesus Christ.
PRO 3:13 How blessed is the man who finds wisdom
And the man who gains understanding.
John 15:11These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.
PSA 128:1 How blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, Who walks in His ways.
John 17:23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.