WHY WE SAY, WHAT WE SAY!

By Danny C. Doege

| Genesis-Leviticus | Numbers-2 Kings | 1 Chronicles-Psalms | Proverbs | Ecclesiastes-Lamantations | Ezekiel-Malachi | Matthew-Acts | Romans-Revelation |

© Danny C. Doege, 3055 Robertson Rd., Pensacola, FL 32507 USA

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ROMANS 1:2

'HE PROMISED' OR 'HE PROMISED TO DO IT.'

NEEDS NO EXPLANATION.

ROMANS 1:8

'LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE DONE NOW, THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS IT'

WHEN WE ARE TRYING TO KEEP SOMETHING UNDER WRAPS AND SOMEONE ELSE TELLS IT, WE SAY THIS. IT IS NOT TRUE BECAUSE ONLY A FEW PEOPLE REALLY KNOW IT, WE JUST SAY THIS AS AN EXAGGERATION BECAUSE WE DIDN'T WANT ANYONE TO FIND OUT. WHEN GOD SAYS SOMETHING, "IT IS" KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

ROMANS 1:9

'GOD IS MY WITNESS'

WHEN THE WORLD'S PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO SHOW THEIR INNOCENCE ON SOME SUBJECT THEY ALWAYS APPEAL TO GOD WHEN THEY WANT A REAL ALIBI. USUALLY KIND OF SANCTIMONIOUS OR PIOUS IN NATURE.

ROMANS 1:11

'LONG' OR 'LONGING'

WHEN YOU REALLY WANT TO SEE SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT THAT YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IN A WHILE YOU SAY I'M LONGING TO SEE SO AND SO. OR YOU COULD SAY I LONG TO SEE SO AND SO. THE WORD ADDS WEIGHT TO YOUR EMOTION, BUT THE LOST WORLD COULD NOT EXPLAIN WHY THEY USE THESE WORDS THIS WAY. THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE IS SHOWING THE WAY.

ROMANS 1:12

'MUTUAL'

LIKE THE INSURANCE COMPANY BY THE SAME NAME. IT ACTUALLY JUST MEANS SOMETHING SHARED BY TWO OR MORE.

ROMANS 1:13

'LET'

THE WORD IS USED IN THIS BIBLE VERSE IN THE SENSE OF HINDER, OBSTRUCT OR PREVENT, JUST AS IT IS IN A MODERN GAME OF TENNIS. THIS BOOK CALLS THE SHOTS. (NO PUN INTENDED.)

ROMANS 1:20

'YOU DON'T HAVE ANY EXCUSE'

YOU ARE WITHOUT ANY LEGITIMATE CAUSE FOR NOT DOING OR HAVING WHATEVER IS IN QUESTION, AS IN THE MILITARY, NO EXCUSE SIR!

ROMANS 1:24

'LUST'

THIS WORD STARTS IN THE HEART BUT WILL RUIN YOUR WHOLE LIFE IF YOU ALLOW IT TO GET CONTROL OF YOU. LUST IS UNRESTRAINED AND USUALLY EXCESSIVE, IT ALWAYS ACCOMPANIES SOME KIND OF SEXUAL DRIVE.

ROMANS 2:15

'EVERYBODY'S DOING IT'

AN EXCUSE FOR YOU TO DO WHAT YOU THINK YOU WANT TO REGARDLESS OF THE CONSEQUENCES. THE KIDS TELL THIS TO MAMMA SO AS TO MAKE HER THINK IT MUST BE OKAY TO DO. USUALLY A RATIONALE TO SIN OR JUST THE EXCUSE TO MAKE IT SEEM OKAY. IN THE VERSE YOU SEE THE PHRASE EXCUSING ONE ANOTHER, THIS IS HOW THE WORLD RATIONALIZES THEIR SIN. I.E., I SAW JOHNNY DO IT MOMMA IT MUST BE OKAY OR HIS MOTHER WOULDN'T LET HIM DO IT. (EXCUSING ONE ANOTHER)

ROMANS 2:15

'I'M JUST AS GOOD AS THE NEXT GUY'

TRYING TO GET RID OF YOUR GUILT BY COMPARING YOURSELF TO SOMEONE WORSE THAN YOU. PEOPLE NEVER COMPARE THEMSELVES TO SOMEONE THAT LOOKS BETTER, BECAUSE THEN THEY WOULD LOOK BAD. COMPARE YOURSELVES TO SINLESS PERFECTION AND SEE HOW YOU LOOK.**************** GOOD VERSE TO START A WITNESS, THE LOST WORLD ALWAYS THINKS THEY ARE BETTER THAN THE NEXT GUY AND YOU CAN HEAR THIS SAID ON A REGULAR BASIS WHEN YOU ASK FOLKS IF THEY ARE SAVED OR WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE SAVED? ***********************

ROMANS 2:23

'BREAKING THE LAW'

THIS IS WHAT USED TO GET THE CRIMINAL IN JAIL FOR A LENGTHY STAY BUT NOW IS USED FOR THE HONEST GUY TO INCARCERATE HIM FOR FOOLISHNESS (GUN CONTROL OR HATE CRIMES). HATE CRIMES CAN BE READ AS STREET PREACHING OR CARRYING GOSPEL SIGNS. OUR SYSTEM HAS GOTTEN SO OUT OF WHACK THAT YOU HAVE LESBIANS IN CHARGE OF THE UNITED STATES CRIMINAL SYSTEMS, THAT HAVEN'T ANY IDEA WHAT JUSTICE EVEN MEANS. EVEN SO COME LORD JESUS!!!!!

ROMANS 3:8

'SLANDER'

STILL USED TO DENOTE A FALSE ACCUSATION OR FALSE REPORT.

ROMANS 3:9

'I'M BETTER THAN THEY ARE' OR 'MY DADDY IS BETTER THAN YOUR DADDY'

CHILDREN COMPARE THEIR PARENTS ALL THE TIME AND THE CHILD TALKING ALWAYS THINKS HIS PARENTS ARE BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE'S. OLDER FOLKS BEGAN TO THINK BECAUSE THEY ARE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE TRACKS THAT THEY ARE BETTER THAN THOSE THAT ARE NOT, OR IF THEY DRIVE A BETTER CAR, OR HAVE A BETTER JOB, ETC. THE SIN NATURE WILL HAVE YOU COMPARING YOURSELF TO SOMEONE ELSE SO THAT YOU COME OFF LOOKING BETTER THAN THE OTHER GUY EVERY TIME.

ROMANS 3:12

'UNPROFITABLE'

WITHOUT PROFIT.

ROMANS 3:12

'I HAD TO GO OUT OF MY WAY' OR 'THEY HAD TO GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO DO WHATEVER'

SOMEONE MAKING AN EXTRA EFFORT TO GO SOMEWHERE THEY NORMALLY WOULD NOT HAVE GONE. AN INCONVENIENCE OF SORTS.

ROMANS 3:13

'WHITE MAN SPEAKS WITH FORKED TONGUE'

HE STILL IS TODAY, JUST LOOK AT HILLARY AND BILLARY FOR UP TO DATE PROOF. YOU WILL NOTICE THAT THE VERSE IS TALKING ABOUT SNAKES AND THEY JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE FORKED TONGUES, AND HOW ABOUT THE SERPENT IN THE GARDEN? HE DID NOT EXACTLY SPEAK THE TRUTH DID HE?

ROMANS 3:14

'YOU HAVE A FILTHY MOUTH' OR 'HE TALKS DIRTY'

ANYONE RECOGNIZES THIS KIND OF TALK AND YOU DO NOT NEED AN EXPLANATION TO UNDERSTAND IT IS WRONG.

ROMANS 3:18

'HE ISN'T AFRAID OF ANYTHING' OR 'HE DOESN'T HAVE ANY FEAR'

ONLY A FOOL OR A CRAZY MAN HAS NO FEAR, EVEN WHEN THEY SAY THIS ABOUT SOMEONE YOU WILL FIND IF YOU LOOK THAT SOMETHING OR SOMEONE WILL CAUSE FEAR IN A PERSON, NO MATTER HOW MACHO HE SEEMS TO BE.

ROMANS 3:19

'SHUTUP' OR 'SHUT YOUR MOUTH'

PARENTS ARE REAL FAMILIAR WITH THESE PHRASES.

ROMANS 3:27

'BOASTING'

BRAGGING OR AN OVERINFLATED OPINION OF YOURSELF OR YOUR ABILITIES. BRAG ON GOD AND HIS WORD YOU WILL BE IN A SAFE POSITION, HE ALONE IS WORTH BRAGGING ABOUT.

ROMANS 4:4

'DEBT'

WHAT AMERICA IS HEAD OVER HEELS IN. WHAT THE SALARY DOES NOT SEEM TO ERASE EVERY PAYDAY. WHAT THE GOVERNMENT AND IRS WOULD LIKE TO KEEP US IN. WHAT JESUS PAID FOR US ALL.

ROMANS 4:14

'VOID'

TO MAKE OF NONE AFFECT. WHAT WE WOULD LIKE OUR HOUSE PAYMENT BOOK TO BE. WHAT GOD THROUGH JESUS HAS DONE TO OUR SINS.

ROMANS 5:7

'I DARE YOU'

THIS IS THE DARE OF A CHALLENGE OR TEST SUCH AS THOSE PRESENTED BY ADOLESCENTS AND IMMATURE YOUNG MALES REGARDLESS OF AGE. USUALLY DANGEROUS IN SOME WAY OR OTHER.

ROMANS 5:13

'WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW CAN'T HURT YOU'

THIS IS THE TYPICAL LINE GIVEN IN THE MILITARY FOR NOT KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT ANYTHING. (I.E., THEY CAN'T TORTURE IT OUT OF YOU IF YOU DON'T KNOW IT IN THE FIRST PLACE). THE MAFIA WORKS THIS WAY ALSO, STRICTLY ON A NEED TO KNOW BASIS. TOLD TO OUR CHILDREN MANY TIMES ABOUT CERTAIN THINGS THAT IF THEY HAD THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE THING IT WOULD CAUSE THEM GREAT EMOTIONAL HARM (YOU FILL IN THE BLANKS). IN THE VERSE WE SEE IF YOU DON'T HAVE A KNOWLEDGE OF SIN (LAW) IT IS NOT HELD AGAINST YOU. THIS TAKES CARE OF CHILDREN AND MENTALLY HANDICAPPED PEOPLE WHEN YOU ARE ASKED IF THEY ARE GOING TO HEAVEN. THEY HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF SIN SO IT IS NOT IMPUTED TO THEM.

ROMANS 5:18

'THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE'

SIMPLY SAID BECAUSE IT IS THE SIMPLE TRUTH. AIR IS FREE IS IT NOT? HOW ABOUT THE SUN AND WHAT IT PROVIDES? THE BEST FREE GIFT IS ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.

ROMANS 6:6

'THE OLD MAN' OR 'OLD MAN'

WHAT WE CALL OUR FATHER BEHIND HIS BACK. ALSO USED TO NAME THE BOSS OF OUR WORKPLACE, AS WELL AS THE HIGHEST RANKING OFFICER OVER OUR UNIT, SQUADRON, BATTALION, ETC. IN THE VERSE WE FIND IT IS OUR OLD MAN THAT SHOULD BE DEAD UNTO SIN BUT HAS THE NASTY HABIT OF RESURRECTING FROM THE GRAVE TO AGGRAVATE US AT THE WORST POSSIBLE TIMES.

ROMANS 8:29

'HE LOOKS JUST LIKE HIS DADDY'

MOST FOLKS HAVE FEATURES FROM THEIR PARENTS OR AT LEAST HABITS THAT ALIGN THEM WITH THEIR FOLKS. IF YOU ARE SAVED WHAT ABOUT YOU REMINDS THE WORLD YOUR DADDY IS GOD?

ROMANS 9:19-24

'IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT LUMP IT'

I DON'T KNOW WHY AMERICANS PUT LUMP IN THIS SAYING BUT THEY DO MEAN IF SOMETHING IS NOT GOING YOUR WAY TOUGH APPLES. THE VERSES IN THIS SAYING ARE TELLING PEOPLE THAT GOD IS GOING TO DO SOMETHING A CERTAIN WAY REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU THINK AND THEN LO AND BEHOLD THE WORD LUMP SHOWS UP IN VERSE 21. ANOTHER COINCIDENCE? WELL IF YOU DON'T LIKE THIS EXPLANATION YOU CAN JUST LUMP IT!! RELAX NOW, A MERRY HEART DOETH GOOD LIKE A MEDICINE AND IN THIS AGE OF CLINTON YOU ARE GOING TO NEED ALL THE HUMOR YOU CAN MUSTER UP.

ROMANS 11:17-19

'GRAFTING' OR 'GRAFTED'

FARMERS AND BIOLOGISTS ARE FAMILIAR WITH THIS WORD. YOU TAKE SOME SMALL PART OF ONE PLANT AND PLACE IT ON ANOTHER UNRELATED PLANT AND THEY BOTH GROW AND MAKE ONE ANOTHER MORE PROFITABLE. WHEN WE WERE WITHOUT HOPE AND WITHOUT GOD THE JEWS REJECTED THEIR MESSIAH AND GAVE US A CHANCE TO BE ACCEPTED IN THE BELOVED AND BECOME PART OF THE TREE. THIS IS THE RIGHT FAMILY TREE TO BELONG TOO. FRUIT TREES THAT BEAR THE MOST FRUIT ARE USUALLY GRAFTED ONES THAT HAVE THE STRONG TRUNK FROM ONE TREE AND THE GOOD TASTING FRUIT OF ANOTHER. I JUST WONDER IF THIS MEANS THAT A GENTILE CHRISTIAN SHOULD ALSO BEAR MORE FRUIT BECAUSE HE WAS SO FORTUNATE TO GET INTO THE TREE.

ROMANS 11:34

'COUNSELOR'

THIRD PARTY ADVISORS THAT ARE NEUTRAL. SOMEONE WHO ADVISES PEOPLE ABOUT WHATEVER IS THEIR SPECIALTY. DOES GOD NEED ADVISING ON ANY COUNT? I TROW NOT.

ROMANS 12:10-21

'KILL THEM WITH KINDNESS'

THE SAYING DOESN'T MEAN TO LITERALLY 'KILL' THEM BUT TO SHOW THEM KINDNESS EVEN WHEN THEY DIDN'T SHOW IT TO YOU. YOUR HOPES ARE THEY WILL FEEL SO GUILTY FOR BEING UGLY THAT THEY WILL REPENT AND FIX UP THE RELATIONSHIP. WORKS MORE TIMES THEN NOT. A SOFT ANSWER TURNS AWAY WRATH, AND IF YOU GIVE A SOFT RETORT BACK FROM AN HARSH ONE YOU HAVE RECEIVED, MANY TIMES IT WILL DIFFUSE A PROBLEM. POLICE AND FIREMEN DO THIS ALL THE TIME TO COAX BAD SITUATIONS INTO GOOD ONES AND THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE THEY ARE GETTING THEIR INSTRUCTIONS FOR DEALING WITH FOLKS FROM. THE VERSES SHOW HEAPING COALS OF FIRE ON THEIR HEAD AND OF COURSE IT IS NOT LITERAL, BUT WHEN YOU DO GOOD TO SOME FOLKS IT FRUSTRATES THEM SO BAD YOU MIGHT AS WELL HAVE HEAPED COALS ON THEM.

ROMANS 12:13

'HOSPITALITY'

THE ACT OF BEING FRIENDLY OR HOSPITABLE. TAKING CARE OF THE NEEDS OF YOUR GUESTS OR FRIENDS. DOWN SOUTH WE SAY SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AND WE MEAN ALL YOUR NEEDS WILL BE MET AND EXCEEDED.

ROMANS 13:7

'GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE'

THE WORD CREDIT IS NOT IN THE BIBLE BUT THE WORLD USES THIS SAYING IN THE SENSE THAT IF A PERSON HAS EARNED ANYTHING HE SHOULD RECEIVE WHAT HE HAS COMING. IF YOU NOTICE THE WORD DUE IS IN THE BEGINNING OF THIS VERSE, AND THE REST OF THE SENSE OF THE STREET SAYING IS MORE THAN FULFILLED HERE.

ROMANS 13:11

'ITS HIGH TIME' OR 'HIGHTIME'

USUALLY JUST MEANS THAT IT IS TIME TO DO SOMETHING OR OTHER, IT HAS BEEN LONG ENOUGH WITHOUT GETTING THE THING DONE. I.E., KIND OF LIKE 'NOW' IS THE TIME. IT IS HIGH TIME THAT YOU GET SAVED IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY, BECAUSE IT IS ALMOST HIGH TIME FOR THE LORD'S RETURN AND YOU WILL HAVE NO TIME LEFT THEN.

ROMANS 14:10

'TELL IT TO THE JUDGE'

WHEN FOLKS IN JAIL OR IN CUSTODY SAY THEY ARE INNOCENT, YOU HAVE THE WRONG MAN, OR ANY OF A HUNDRED OTHER EXCUSES, THE MAN IN CHARGE SAYS TELL IT TO THE JUDGE. NO ONE'S OPINION MEANS ANYTHING ANYWAY BUT THE JUDGE, SO YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME TALKING TO ANYONE BUT THE JUDGE. YOU AS A CHRISTIAN WILL HAVE A CHANCE AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST TO GIVE WHATEVER EXCUSE YOU HAVE FOR NOT SERVING GOD. LOST PEOPLE WILL TELL THEIR STORY TO THE JUDGE AT THE WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT. EVERYONE WILL GET A CHANCE TO TELL THEIR STORY TO THE JUDGE.

ROMANS 16:2

'THAT BECOMES YOU'

SAID WHEN A PARTICULAR THING GOES AGREEABLY WITH A PERSON OR COMPLIMENTS THEM. IN THE VERSE IT BECOMES SAINTS TO ACCEPT A SISTER IN THE LORD INTO YOUR FELLOWSHIP OR HELP A FELLOW CHRISTIAN IN NEED, BECAUSE THEY ARE YOUR BROTHER OR SISTER. IT IS A RIGHT THING OR COMPLIMENTARY THING TO THE BODY OF CHRIST TO HELP OR NURTURE OTHERS AS THEY HAVE DONE THEMSELVES, PERHAPS EVEN TO YOU.

ROMANS 16:4

'HE STUCK HIS NECK OUT' OR 'HE PUT HIS NECK ON THE LINE FOR ME'

SOMEONE THAT PUTS HIS OR HER'S WELFARE ASIDE TO TRY TO TAKE CARE OF ANOTHER'S NEEDS. THIS HAS BEEN CARRIED SO FAR AS TO INCLUDE DEATH FOR THE PERSON WHO INTERCEDED FOR ANOTHER ON MANY OCCASIONS. THESE PERSONS DID EXACTLY THIS FOR PAUL'S SAKE FOR HIS WORK IN THE LORD. THEY WERE WILLING TO GIVE THEIR LIFE THAT PAUL COULD CONTINUE TO PREACH AND TEACH THE WORD OF GOD.

I CORINTHIANS 2:14

'YOU CAN'T TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS'

WE SAY THIS ABOUT OLD PEOPLE'S RELUCTANCE TO LEARN NEW THINGS (NOT NECESSARILY TRICKS). IN THE SCRIPTURE CASE THE OLD MAN OR SIN NATURE REFUSES TO BE SPIRITUAL OR HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH HOLINESS. SO YOU CAN'T TEACH AN 'OLD DOG' NEW TRICKS. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN A PERSON CAN TEACH YOU TO WALK UPRIGHTLY, IF YOU ARE YIELDED TO HIM.***OUGHT TO BE A REAL GOOD CONVERSATION STARTER***

I CORINTHIANS 3:10

'MASTER BUILDER'

THIS IS THE MAN THAT BUILDS ALL OF THE HOSPITALS AND THE HIGH RISE APARTMENTS. HE IS NOT USUALLY ENGAGED IN THE BUILDING OF SMALL HOUSES AND OTHER MINOR BUILDING PROGRAMS. HERE PAUL CALLS HIMSELF 'A' MASTER BUILDER SPEAKING OF SPIRITUAL BUILDING. WE KNOW THAT 'THE' MASTER BUILDER OF THE UNIVERSE IS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND HOW CAN YOU IMPROVE ON WHAT HE HAS BUILT OR IS BUILDING NOW?

I CORINTHIANS 4:6-18

'HE IS FULL OF HOT AIR'

SOMEONE THAT IS FULL OF HIMSELF AND REALLY DOES NOT KNOW WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT. THESE SCRIPTURES SHOW A CASE WHERE SOMEONE THINKS HE OR SHE IS BETTER THAN THE NEXT GUY. I.E., PUFFED UP WITH PRIDE. ALTHOUGH THIS SAYING SEEMS TO STRETCH A POINT, STOP AND THINK WHAT A PUFF IS (AIR!). IF A GUY IS FULL OF IT (AIR), IT MUST BE AT LEAST 98.6 DEGREES. THAT IS NOT CONSIDERED COLD AIR IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T NOTICED. SO IT IS SAFE TO SAY THAT THE AUTHOR IS NOT FULL OF HOT AIR ON THIS PARTICULAR PHRASE. (ALTHOUGH PROBABLY ON OTHERS) SEE ALSO JOB 8:2.

I CORINTHIANS 4:10

'FOR CHRIST'S SAKE'

THIS IS USED IN THE WORLD FOR A CURSE WORD OR PHRASE, SAID IN DISGUST USUALLY FOR SOMEONE'S INABILITY TO DO SOMETHING OR ANOTHER. IN THE BIBLE IT IS A PRIVILEGE TO BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING FOR THE LORD JESUS CHRIST'S SAKE, A GREAT HONOR TO GIVE TO HIM SOME SMALL RETURN FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR US. IT IS ANYTHING BUT A CURSE WORD OR PHRASE FOR A CHRISTIAN.

I CORINTHIANS 5:6

'A ROTTEN APPLE SPOILS ITS COMPANIONS'

THIS IS TRUE BOTH WITH THE ACTUAL FRUIT (APPLES) AND IT IS TRUE WITH PEOPLE. AS THE SINGLE APPLE ROTS, ALL THE APPLES AROUND IT ARE INFECTED WITH THE SAME ROT AND THEY RUIN. AS WITH PEOPLE, WHEN ONE IS REALLY A BAD EGG HE WILL INFECT THE OTHERS AROUND HIM UNTIL THE WHOLE GROUP IS IN SOME KIND OF TROUBLE. AN OLDER KID WILL ALMOST ALWAYS BE AT THE HEART OF A YOUNGER KID'S PROBLEM. THE BIBLE SAYS IT BEST WHEN IT SHOWS THAT A LITTLE LEAVEN (YEAST) WILL LEAVEN THE WHOLE LUMP. THE YEAST IS ABLE TO PERMEATE THE ENTIRE MOUND OF FLOUR UNTIL THE WHOLE PILE RISES.

I CORINTHIANS 6:1

'HOW DARE YOU'

THIS PARTICULAR USE OF THE WORD DARE IS IN THE FASHION OF A QUESTION. I.E., AS IF TO SAY HOW DARE YOU, A PRESUMPTUOUS SORT OF QUESTION. ROMANS 5:7 IS THE DARE OF A CHALLENGE. AN UPPITY TYPE OF PERSON IN THE WORLD USES THIS FORM OF THE WORD HERE. KIDS AND YOUNG PEOPLE USE THE OTHER FOR THE CHALLENGE.

I CORINTHIANS 7:29

'TIME IS SHORT'

COMMON EXPRESSION WHEN YOU ARE NEARING THE TIME OF AN APPOINTMENT OR ERRAND. IT HAS THE FEELING OF A LARGE EVENT THAT IS DRAWING NEAR WHEN VIEWED IN THE SCRIPTURE.

I CORINTHIANS 7:31

'FASHION'

A FAD OF SOME SORT FOR A PARTICULAR PERIOD OF TIME, DOES NOT HAVE TO BE CLOTHES BUT CAN BE. AS IN THE BIBLE "FASHION" IS BUT A VERY FLEETING THING AT BEST AND SOON PASSES AWAY OR CHANGES TO THE LATEST 'NEW' FASHION OR FAD.

I CORINTHIANS 9:9-10

'HE SURE PLOWED THE CORN' OR 'HE CAN SHELL THE CORN'

A CHRISTIAN SAYING ABOUT THE PREACHER THAT IS ABLE TO PREACH WITH POWER FROM ON HIGH. THIS CHAPTER IS TALKING ABOUT THE PREACHER AND HIS WORK. COULD BE TALKING ABOUT THE FARMER WORKING IN HIS SOUTH FORTY TURNING UNDER THE CORN STALKS.

I CORINTHIANS 10:4

'HE IS SOLID AS A ROCK'

PEOPLE THAT CAN BE COUNTED ON REGARDLESS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCE EARN THIS PHRASE. IT HAS THE SENSE OF IMMOVABILITY. WE THINK A ROCK IS ONE OF THE MOST PERMANENT THINGS ON EARTH. NOW WHO CAN DISPUTE THE STEADFASTNESS OF THE REAL, TRUE ROCK OF AGES, THE ROCK OF OUR SALVATION.

I CORINTHIANS 10:4

'BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE'

THIS ONE IS ALSO IN I SAMUEL, BUT THIS HAS A LITTLE DIFFERENT SLANT. IT IS TRUE THAT BEING IN THIS PLACE PHYSICALLY IS CERTAINLY A BAD PLACE TO BE. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS VERSE AND AT JOB 41:24 YOU WILL NOTICE THAT A LOST MAN IS LITERALLY BETWEEN A ROCK (JESUS CHRIST) AND A HARD PLACE (LOOK AT THE DEVIL'S HEART). YOU BETTER CHOOSE THE ROCK BECAUSE HELL WAITS IN THE HARD PLACE.

I CORINTHIANS 10:25

'SHAMBLES'

PEOPLE SAY THAT THEIR LIFE IS IN A SHAMBLES AND WHAT THEY MEAN IS IT IS CHAOTIC OR IN TOTAL DISARRAY. I.E., A MESS. THE WORD IN SCRIPTURE IS THE ORIGINAL MEANING AS A PLACE WHERE MEAT WAS SOLD, BUT THE MEAT WAS ALSO SLAUGHTERED THERE, AND THEN PROCESSED, A SCENE OF GREAT DESTRUCTION OR DISORDER. HENCE THE DISARRAY IN THE MEAT PROCESSING PLACE WAS TRANSFERRED OVER TO TODAY THOUGH NOT IN ANYWAY, SHAPE, OR FORM HAVING TO DO WITH MEAT OR PROCESSING. IT DOES HAVE BASICALLY THE SAME MEANING IN THE STREET THAT GOD MEANT IT TO HAVE CENTURIES AGO.

I CORINTHIANS 12:2

'DON'T GET CARRIED AWAY WITH IT' OR 'HE IS GETTING A LITTLE CARRIED AWAY WITH THAT'

SOMETHING A PERSON DOES TO SUCH AN EXCESS THAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK HE IS 'GOING OVERBOARD' WITH IT. THE BIBLE USES IT SIMILARLY. SEE ALSO GAL 2:13.

I CORINTHIANS 13:2

'FAITH WILL MOVE MOUNTAINS'

NOT LITERALLY TRUE IN THE WORLD BUT IN THE UNITED STATES IT IS STILL BELIEVED IF YOU TRY HARD ENOUGH ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. FAITH MANY TIMES WILL MOVE ALL KINDS OF OBSTACLES WHEN YOU DO PERSEVERE AFTER SOMETHING. THE BIBLE IMPLICATES THAT IF YOU HAVE ENOUGH FAITH YOU COULD LITERALLY MOVE A MOUNTAIN. THE STORY IS TOLD OF AN OLD WELSH PREACHER THAT DID LITERALLY PRAY FOR A MOUNTAIN TO BE MOVED AND IT WAS. THE MEANS FOR THE REMOVAL WAS MAN AND HIS MACHINERY BUT THE MOUNTAIN WAS STILL MOVED.

I CORINTHIANS 13:12

'FACE TO FACE'

WE SAY THIS WHEN WE DON'T WANT TO SAY SOMETHING ON THE PHONE TO SOMEONE OR WRITE A LETTER TO THEM WE JUST WANT TO TALK FACE TO FACE. THE APPLICATION IN THE VERSE WILL BE A FACE TO FACE MEETING WITH OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST AND IT WON'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT.

I CORINTHIANS 14:34

'BITE YOUR TONGUE'

THIS IS A HARD ONE TO LEARN BUT IT MUST BE LEARNED JUST SO YOU CAN GET ALONG IN LIFE. THE ABILITY TO BE SILENT WHEN YOU WANT TO SPEAK IS THE MEANING OF BITE YOUR TONGUE. IT IS NOT SAYING TO LITERALLY BITE YOUR TONGUE AND INFLICT SOME KIND OF PAIN ON YOURSELF IT JUST MEANS KEEP IT IN YOUR MOUTH AND DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT THIS TIME. THE SCRIPTURE IS SAYING THE SAME THING (REMEMBER THAT WOMAN SING IN CHURCH, PRAISED THE LORD IN CHURCH, AND CAN GIVE TESTIMONY IN CHURCH) BUT WHEN IT COMES TO "TONGUES", LADIES IN CHURCH PLEASE BITE YOURS! AMEN, AMEN, AND AMEN.

I CORINTHIANS 15:10

'I AM WHAT I AM'

ALL THE KIDS THAT EVER WATCHED A CARTOON WILL RECOGNIZE POPEYE THE SAILOR IN THIS SAYING. WE DO KNOW IT IS A STATEMENT OF DECLARATION ABOUT ONESELF, AND IN THE SCRIPTURE IT GIVES THE CREDIT FOR WHAT YOU ARE (IN THE GOOD SENSE) TO GOD. YOU CAN TAKE CREDIT FOR ALL THE BAD YOURSELF OR GIVE IT TO THE DEVIL IF HE DESERVES IT. JUST REMEMBER THAT ANY GOOD THING YOU ARE OR DO CAN BE TRACED BACK TO ITS SOURCE AND THAT IS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

I CORINTHIANS 15:33

'BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER'

COMPANIONS THAT ARE LIKE MINDED ARE USUALLY FOUND WITH ONE ANOTHER. YOU DO NOT FIND EAGLES AND CHICKENS TOGETHER IN FELLOWSHIP UNLESS THE EAGLE IS HUNGRY FOR CHICKEN. SEE ALSO I CORINTHIANS 5:9,10. YOU WILL SEE THAT FORNICATORS AND OTHERS ARE TOGETHER. PEOPLE WITH LIKE MINDS AND HABITS GRAVITATE TO ONE ANOTHER. A DRUNK AND A SOUL WINNER HAVE VERY LITTLE IN COMMON SO THE LIKELIHOOD OF ANY FELLOWSHIP IS SMALL.

I CORINTHIANS 15:33

'BETTER TO BE ALONE THAN IN BAD COMPANY'

INFERRING THAT TO BE IN BAD COMPANY AND GET YOUR SELF MESSED UP, YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER OFF ALONE.

I CORINTHIANS 15:52

'IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE'

QUICKLY, FAST, SPEEDY, SNAP OF THE FINGERS. WHATEVER THE ACTION TAKING PLACE IT IS HAPPENING VERY RAPIDLY. OF COURSE WHEN THE BIBLE SAYS FAST IT MEANS FAST, NOT THE WORLD'S IDEA OF FAST. THIS VERSE IS TALKING ABOUT THE CATCHING OUT OF THE EARTH MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ALIVE AND DEAD AND HAVING THEM MEET JESUS IN THE SKY IN LESS TIME THEN YOU CAN BLINK YOUR EYE WE ARE TALKING FAST BRETHREN. I.E., IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE.

I CORINTHIANS 15:52

'STOP MAKING SO MUCH RACKET YOU ARE GOING TO RAISE THE DEAD' OR 'YOU MIGHT WAKE THE DEAD'

BOY HAVE WE HEARD THIS ONE FROM OUR PARENTS OVER THE YEARS. I CAN HARDLY WAIT UNTIL MY SPIRITUAL FATHER DOES MAKE THIS MUCH RACKET, SO WE BEING THE BODY OF CHRIST WHICH IS ALIVE WILL BE CAUGHT OUT OF THIS MESS. LET'S JUST LEAVE IT TO CLINTON AND HIS CREW.

I CORINTHIANS 15:58

'KEEP ON KEEPING ON'

DON'T QUIT. KEEP PRESSING FORWARD TOWARD THE GOAL AND THE HIGH MARK. STREET LANGUAGE AND BIBLE LANGUAGE ARE IN PERFECT AGREEMENT HERE. GALATIANS 6:9 IS ANOTHER GOOD VERSE FOR THIS SAYING.

II CORINTHIANS 1:15

'BENEFIT'

WE USE THIS WORD IN THE SENSE OF A FUND RAISER, THAT IS SOMETHING IN THE WAY OF AN EVENT TO GATHER MONEY FOR A WORTHY CAUSE. PAUL PREACHES ON THE GIFT OF GIVING IN CHAPTER 9 OF THIS BOOK AS WELL AS OTHER PLACES TRYING TO TEACH THE SAINTS ABOUT CHEERFUL GIVING. THIS IS IN FACT THE EXACT THING A BENEFIT IS ALL ABOUT.

II CORINTHIANS 5:17

'A FRESH START' OR 'A NEW START'

THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE WANT AFTER HAVING A LOT OF TROUBLE. MAYBE A MOVE WHETHER IT IS GEOGRAPHIC OR JUST JOB ORIENTATED WILL HELP THEM WITH THIS START. EVERY THING WILL BE BETTER WHEN THEY START OVER KNOWING WHAT THEY NOW KNOW. THE ONLY NEW START THAT WILL WORK FOR ETERNITY AND GET YOU THROUGH TODAY'S TRYING TIMES IS THE NEW START OF THE INDWELLING HOLY SPIRIT PUTTING YOU IN THE BODY OF CHRIST. A NEW BIRTH, IF YOU WILL.

II CORINTHIANS 6:2

'IT'S NOW OR NEVER'

WHEN THE WORLD HAS A DECISION TO MAKE THAT SEEMS TO BE LIFE SHATTERING(WHETHER IT IS OR NOT REMAINS TO BE SEEN) THIS IS THE ULTIMATUM THROWN UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL. CAR SALESMAN TRY TO MAKE YOU THINK THAT IF YOU DON'T SIGN YOUR NAME RIGHT THIS SECOND THE DEAL IS OVER AND YOU LOST THE A CHANCE AT THE GREATEST BARGAIN IN THE WORLD, HAH! OTHER HIGH PRESSURE SALESMAN TRY THIS SAME THING. WHEN GOD SAYS THIS TO YOU IT IS ALTOGETHER A DIFFERENT SITUATION. YOU BETTER BE PAYING REAL CLOSE ATTENTION BECAUSE IT COULD BE YOUR LAST TIME TO HEAR THE GOSPEL BEFORE YOU WIND UP IN A LAKE OF FIRE. IT'S NOW OR NEVER CAN BE STANDING BEFORE YOU AND ETERNITY RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE.

II CORINTHIANS 6:5

'IN STRIPES'

PAUL'S IMPRISONMENTS WERE USUALLY ACCOMPANIED BY BEATINGS THAT LEFT STRIPES ON HIS BODY, SO FOR MOST OF THE YEARS OF OUR PRISON SYSTEM'S EXISTENCE THE PRISONERS WORE STRIPED CLOTHES. COINCIDENCE?

II CORINTHIANS 10:16

'WHAT'S YOUR LINE?', 'HE FED HER A LINE', OR 'HE HAS A LINE A MILE LONG'

LINE IS USED HERE AS A WAY OF SPEECH NOT NECESSARILY UNTRUE, BUT CERTAINLY SLANTED AND EXAGGERATED TO MAKE THE SPEAKER LOOK OR SOUND REAL GOOD FOR HIS OWN ADVANTAGE. ALSO USED IN THE SENSE OF WHAT IS YOUR WORK OR WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING. TV SHOW IN THE 50'S AND 60'S MADE A GAME OF GUESSING A PERSONS LINE OR WORK. PAUL IS REFERRING TO SOMEONE ELSE'S WORK THAT HAS GONE ON BEFORE HIM. PROBABLY SOMEONE LAYED A SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION AND HE CAME ALONG AND WAS ABLE TO REAP THE HARVEST, BUT HE WAS NOT GOING TO TAKE THE OTHER MAN'S CREDIT FROM HIM.

II CORINTHIANS 11:13-15

'TRANSFORMERS'

THE TOYS THAT THEY ARE SELLING OUR CHILDREN THAT CHANGE FORMS. I.E., FROM A CAR INTO A MONSTER, FROM MOTORCYCLES INTO SUPER HEROS, ETC. ANY PEOPLE THAT DO STREET WORK HAVE RUN INTO THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF SATAN AND HIS CULTS. THEY ARE ON EVERY STREET CORNER. MOONIES, MORMONS, JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ETC. THE ANGEL OF LIGHT IS ABLE TO MAKE HIMSELF LOOK VERY MUCH LIKE JESUS CHRIST AND WITHOUT A BOOK (AV 1611) TO COMPARE HIM AGAINST YOU CAN BE DECEIVED. MILLIONS HAVE BOUGHT INTO THE DEVIL BECAUSE OF HIS POWER TO TRANSFORM. PLEASE DON'T LET YOUR SELF BE DECEIVED.

II CORINTHIANS 11:24

'BEATEN WITHIN AN INCH OF HIS LIFE'

PRETTY SEVERE THRASHING IF YOUR LIFE IS IN PERIL AFTER IT IS THROUGH EXACTLY AS PAUL'S MUST HAVE BEEN.

II CORINTHIANS 12:1-4

'PIE IN THE SKY BY AND BY'

THIS IS THE WORLD'S WAY OF SAYING THEY HAVE TO WAIT FOR SOMETHING THAT THEY WANT RIGHT NOW. THIS IS SAID WITH SARCASTIC OVERTONES AS IF THEY WILL NEVER RECEIVE WHAT THEY WANT BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO WAIT. IMMATURITY AND IMPATIENCE MARKS THE PERSON THAT CAN'T WAIT THROUGH THE MAIN MEAL FOR THE DESSERT. SO WHAT IF YOU HAVE TO EAT SPINACH IF THE ICE CREAM COMES RIGHT BEHIND IT! PAUL IS TRYING UNSUCCESSFULLY TO DESCRIBE THE INDESCRIBABLE, OR WHAT WAITS FOR US AFTER DEATH OR THE RAPTURE WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

II CORINTHIANS 12:1-5

'HE WAS ON CLOUD NINE'

WHEN SOME EVENT HAPPENS THAT A PERSON HAS WAITED FOR A LONG TIME AND IT FINALLY HAPPENS WE SAY THEY ARE ON CLOUD NINE TO SHOW HOW HAPPY THEY ARE. THE SENSE IS YOU ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD'S PROBLEMS AND YOU HAVEN'T A CARE, JUST EXACTLY LIKE PAUL MUST HAVE FELT WHEN HE WAS IN THE THIRD HEAVEN. YOUR FEET DON'T SEEM TO TOUCH THE FLOOR LIKE THE YOUNG WOMAN THAT HAS WAITED FOR A PROPOSAL AND A RING AND HAS JUST GOTTEN THEM. EUPHORIA!

II CORINTHIANS 12:2

'OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE'

SHIRLEY MCLAINE TRIED TO SELL THIS TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC TO MAKE HERSELF MORE NOTORIOUS WITH HER NEW AGE PHILOSOPHY. WHO KNOWS, THE DEVIL MAY HAVE GIVEN HER ONE BUT IT CAN ONLY BE A COUNTERFEIT OF THE EXPERIENCE PAUL ACTUALLY HAD AT THE HAND OF GOD.

II CORINTHIANS 12:7

'A THORN IN THE FLESH'

SOME AILMENT OR SICKNESS THAT JUST SEEMS TO HANG ON THAT DOESN'T INCAPACITATE BUT IRRITATES OR HINDERS YOU IN SOME WAY. THE WORLD ALSO USES THIS WHEN REFERRING TO A PERSON THAT SOMEONE DOESN'T LIKE. I.E., HE IS A THORN IN MY FLESH (A WAYWARD SON COULD FIT).

GALATIANS 1:7

'PERVERT'

IN THE BIBLE IT IS SOMEONE WHO CHANGES WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY, YOU WOULD CALL THEM A SPIRITUAL PERVERT. IN TODAY'S WORLD WE HAVE MORE PERVERTS THAN CAN BE MENTIONED AND MANY OF THEM ARE RUNNING OUR GOVERNMENT IN WASHINGTON. WHEN WE SAY PERVERT IN THE WORLD WE ARE USUALLY TALKING ABOUT SEXUAL PERVERTS, WHETHER THEY BE LESBIANS, PEDOPHILES, TRANSVESTITES, OR JUST PLAIN QUEERS. IT IS A SAD COMMENTARY THAT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAS SUNK TO SUCH DEPTHS AS TO NOT ONLY CONDONE PERVERSION AS A "DIFFERENT" LIFESTYLE BUT OPENLY ACCEPTS THEM IN ALL WALKS OF LIFE. GOD'S WRATH IS ONLY MINUTES AWAY FOR AMERICA. HE WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS BEHAVIOR.

GALATIANS 1:8

'GOD'S DAMN'

THE WORLD DOESN'T SAY IT EXACTLY LIKE THIS, BUT THEY THINK BY TAKING THE LORD'S NAME THEY CAN EVOKE SOME KIND OF POWER TO ACCOMPLISH THEIR GOAL. PAUL INVOKED IT ON ANYONE WHO PREACHED A FALSE GOSPEL.************THIS PRAYER OF THE LOST IS HEARD EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME. A MAN WILL ASK GOD TO DAMN HIS FLAT TIRE WHEN GOD HAD ALREADY DONE JUST THAT OR SOME TOOL AT WORK WILL HAVE A WORKER PRAYING THAT GOD WOULD DAMN THE THING. I'VE ALWAYS TOLD THE MAN OR WOMAN, IF THEY WERE GOING TO PRAY, PLEASE ASK GOD TO BLESS IT NOT DAMN IT. YOU CAN GET A BIBLE CONVERSATION GOING WITH THIS SAYING FAIRLY EASILY.**************************************************

GALATIANS 1:13

'WASTED IT' OR 'WASTED HIM'

THE IDEA IS NOT THAT YOU HAD A LOT OF SOMETHING AND WERE EXTRAVAGANT IN ITS USE AND WASTED WHAT YOU HAD. THIS USAGE IS WHERE YOU ARE HURTING OR KILLING SOMEONE, EXACTLY AS THEY SAY ON THE STREET OR IN THE MOVIES. WHEN THE MAFIA SAYS WASTE SOMEONE THEY DON'T MEAN USE HIM UP. PAUL ADMITS TO DOING THIS VERY THING IN THIS VERSE TO THE CHURCH OF GOD.

GALATIANS 2:9

'PILLARS'

THESE ARE WHAT HOLD UP YOUR HOUSE. THESE MEN WERE SOME OF THE FIRST TO BEGIN HOLDING UP THE NEW TESTAMENT WAY OF SALVATION.

GALATIANS 3:1

'BEWITCHED'

FAMOUS TV SHOW THAT MADE A WITCH LOOK GOOD AS WELL AS HUMOROUS AND HARMLESS. NOT SO LORD. SUFFER NOT A WITCH TO LIVE I THINK THE BIBLE SAYS. THIS BEWITCHING CAUSED SOME OF THESE GALATIANS TO ERR FROM THE TRUTH AND BEGAN TO PERVERT THE WORDS OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. NOT A SAFE PLACE TO BE GALATIANS ACCORDING 1:8.

GALATIANS 3:24

'SCHOOLMASTER' OR 'HEADMASTER'

THIS IS WHAT THE PRINCIPAL USED TO BE CALLED, WHEN SCHOOLS WERE A PLACE OF LEARNING AND NOT A BABY-SITTING SERVICE. A GREAT TEACHER. I.E., A MASTER AT WHAT HE OR SHE TEACHES.

GALATIANS 5:4

'FALLEN FROM GRACE'

WHEN WE HAVE DONE SOMETHING OR OTHER AGAINST A PERSON(S) WE USE THIS PHRASE. I.E., WE HAVE FALLEN OUT OF FAVOR WITH THEM. THE APPLICATION WOULD BE SOMEONE HAS GIVEN YOU 'FREE' USE OF HIS BOAT OR SOME OTHER EQUIPMENT AND YOU HAVE DESTROYED IT WITHOUT GIVING ANY REASON OR HOPE OF HELPING TO RESTORE IT. THE INCIDENT WILL HAVE YOU OUT OF GRACE WHEN IT COMES TO THE USE OF THE EQUIPMENT IN THE FUTURE. WORKS ON FELLOWSHIP ALSO. THE VERSE IS TALKING ABOUT SOMEONE WHO IS TRYING TO JUSTIFY THEMSELVES BY THE LAW AND CONSEQUENTLY HAS FALLEN 'FROM' GRACE. (THEY WEREN'T IN IT AT ALL.) THE LAW CAN'T JUSTIFY ANYONE, YOU NEED THE BLOOD OF JESUS TO CLEANSE YOU FROM SIN.

GALATIANS 5:15

'DOG EAT DOG'

IT HAS THE SENSE OF EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF, GET OUT OF MY WAY OR I WILL RUN YOU OVER GETTING TO MY GOAL. IT IMPLIES THAT THE ONLY WAY TO GET AHEAD IS THE WORLD'S WAY WHICH IS HURT SOMEONE ON YOUR WAY BY OR ON YOUR WAY UP THE LADDER. THE BIBLE VERSE IS VERY SIMILAR AS TO THE INFLICTING PAIN ON SOME ONE TO GET SOME KIND OF ADVANTAGE OVER SOMEONE ELSE. THE BIBLE SAYS IF YOU BITE AND DEVOUR ONE ANOTHER YOU ARE NOT IN THE SPIRIT. BITING AND DEVOURING ARE THE MANNERISMS OF DOGS AND CHRISTIANS SHOULD NOT GET IN A DOG EAT DOG SITUATION.

GALATIANS 6:7

'YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW' OR 'WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND'

YOU HEAR THIS WHEN A PERSON IS GETTING HIS COMEUPPANCE OR SOMETHING PEOPLE FELT HE DESERVED FOR SOMETHING HE HAD DONE. EVEN THE WORLD KNOWS YOU CAN'T REALLY GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING FOR VERY LONG. THEY INSTINCTIVELY REALIZE YOU WILL GET BACK WHAT YOU PUT OUT.

GALATIANS 6:7

'YOU MADE YOUR BED NOW SLEEP IN IT' OR 'NOW YOU ARE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT'

THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXPRESSION OUR PARENTS AND ACQUAINTANCES PUT ON US WHEN WE HAVE GOTTEN OURSELVES IN A BAD POSITION AFTER REFUSING GOOD ADVICE FROM THEM TO AVOID THE PROBLEM IN THE FIRST PLACE. IT REALLY DOESN'T HAVE MUCH TO DO WITH A BED SITUATION UNLESS IT WAS A BAD MARRIAGE THE PERSON WAS TOLD TO AVOID. IT IS MOSTLY JUST DEALING WITH THE LOT IN LIFE YOU HAVE DEALT YOURSELF BECAUSE OF THICKHEADED REFUSAL TO TAKE WISE COUNSEL. MANY MISTAKES WE MAKE IN LIFE CAN ONLY BE LIVED DOWN BY THE INDIVIDUAL THAT MADE THE MISTAKE. SOME SMALL MISTAKES MADE EARLY IN LIFE CAN BE SO DEVASTATING AS TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON HOW YOU ARE LIVING DECADES LATER. THE YOUNG TEENAGER THAT WAS TOLD NOT TO JUMP OFF THE BRIDGE IN SHALLOW WATER AND IS NOW TOTALLY PARALYZED IN A WHEEL CHAIR CAN ONLY REGRET HIS FAILURE TO HEED THE WARNING GIVEN. IT IS NOW TOO LATE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT BUT LIVE WITH THE MISTAKE AS BEST YOU CAN.

GALATIANS 6:12

'MAKE A FAIR SHOW'

TO MAKE A FAIR SHOW IN A FARM SITUATION IS TO HAVE A GOOD CROP, IN A HARVEST SITUATION IT IS HOW MUCH YOU ACTUALLY PICK IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CONTAINER. THE FAIR SHOWING IN THE VERSE IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE DONE FOR THE LORD THAT IS ABLE TO BE SEEN AND OR SHOWN. I.E., VISIBLE.

EPHESIANS 1:14

'EARNEST'

SOMETHING GIVEN IN FRONT OF A BARGAINING TRANSACTION TO SHOW YOU MEAN BUSINESS OR ARE IN EARNEST, LIKE THE DOWN PAYMENT MONEY ON A HOUSE IS USUALLY CALLED EARNEST MONEY. THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS GIVEN TO SHOW US, ALL THE REST OF HIS GLORIOUS SALVATION THAT WE RECEIVED FROM THE LORD WILL ALSO SOON COME TO PASS. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS OUR EARNEST PAYMENT THAT THE LORD MEANS BUSINESS WHEN HE SAID HE WOULD SAVE US AND TAKE US TO HEAVEN.

EPHESIANS 1:14

'INHERITANCE'

SOMETHING WE GET FOR NOTHING USUALLY FROM OUR LOVED ONES. SOMETHING YOU LEAVE AFTER YOU DIE FOR SOMEONE IN PARTICULAR, MONEY OR PROPERTY OR OTHER THINGS. THE PRODIGAL GOT HIS INHERITANCE BEFORE HIS FATHER DIED BUT HE BLEW IT ON RIOTOUS LIVING IF YOU GET ONE (INHERITANCE) SPEND IT WISELY AND KEEP YOUR MIND ON HEAVEN WHERE MOTH AND RUST WILL NOT CORRUPT. SEE ALSO I CHRONICLES 28:8.

EPHESIANS 2:3

'BY NATURE'

WE MEAN THAT THE PERSON'S NATURAL TENDENCY IS A CERTAIN WAY. I.E., HE IS BY NATURE A REAL FRIENDLY PERSON. THE BIBLE USES IT THE SAME WAY.

EPHESIANS 2:12-15

'OUTLAW'

IN THE WILD WEST SHOW THIS WAS THE BAD GUY THAT WORE BLACK AND ROBBED PEOPLE. HE WAS LIVING AND ACTING OUTSIDE THE LAW OF THE LAND. IN THESE BIBLE VERSES WE (GENTILES) WERE ALL "OUTLAWS" UNTIL JESUS CAME AND BROKE DOWN THE WALL FOR US. NOW IF A MAN IS IN CHRIST THERE IS NEITHER JEW NOR GREEK, BOND NOR FREE. WE BECAME IN-LAWS THROUGH THE SHED BLOOD OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, IF OR WHEN WE AVAILED OURSELVES OF IT.

EPHESIANS 2:13

'HE WAS FAR OFF'

THE WORLD SAYS HE WAS SO FAR OFF HE WAS IN LEFT FIELD, NOT A PHYSICAL DISTANCE BUT THE SENSE THAT HE WAS WRONG ABOUT A THING. THE FEELING IS HE WAS SO WRONG HE WAS FAR OFF FROM THE ACTUAL TRUTH. SAME THING HERE WITH OUR DISTANCE FROM JESUS. YES, WE WERE PHYSICALLY FAR IN THE SENSE THAT HE IS IN HEAVEN, BUT THE DISTANCE THAT MATTERED WAS THE FACT THAT WE WERE "SPIRITUALLY" DISTANT BY LIGHT YEARS. BLINDED BY THE GOD OF THIS WORLD.

EPHESIANS 2:15

'A NEW MAN'

EVERYONE WANTS TO BE MADE OVER INTO A NEW MAN AND OF COURSE IN THE WORLD THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE. FOLKS SAY THEY FEEL LIKE A NEW MAN AFTER SOME MEDICINE, ATHLETIC EVENT, OR EVEN A MUCH NEEDED OPERATION. THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS YOU CAN BE A NEW MAN IN JESUS CHRIST IF BORN AGAIN. FOR A LOST MAN IT WILL BE A RED WORM IN THE LAKE OF FIRE (YUK). FOR THE SAVED ONES IT WILL BE A PERFECT 33 YEAR OLD BODY THAT WILL NEVER GROW OLD, SICK, TIRED, DIE, SIN, ETC. I.E., HEAVEN.

EPHESIANS 4:1

'VOCATION'

THE PROFESSION OR JOB WE HAVE CHOSEN FOR OUR LIFE. VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTERS ARE ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES TRAINING PEOPLE FOR A SPECIFIC JOB INSTEAD OF GOING TO COLLEGE. FOR A GENERAL EDUCATION INTO SOMETHING USEFUL THESE TRADE SCHOOLS ARE DOING A VERY GOOD JOB.

EPHESIANS 4:14

'TO AND FRO'

GENERALLY USED WHEN WE ARE TRYING TO SAY 'EVERYWHERE' BUT IN THE SENSE OF A HURRIED FASHION OR HELTER SKELTER WITH NO REAL APPARENT DIRECTION. I.E., WE WANDERED TO AND FRO.

EPHESIANS 4:17

'TESTIFY'

WHAT WE DO IN COURT AND SHOULD BE DOING FOR THE LORD ALL THE TIME IF WE ARE SAVED.

EPHESIANS 4:29

'IF YOU CAN'T SAY ANYTHING GOOD DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL'

OUR PARENTS TRY TO TEACH US THIS WHEN WE ARE SMALL AND OUR CONSCIENCE TRIES AGAIN WHEN WE ARE OLDER. WHEN WE ARE SAVED THE HOLY SPIRIT AS IN THIS VERSE TRIES AGAIN TO TEACH THE SAME LESSON. THE QUESTION IS WHEN DO WE LEARN THE LESSON?

EPHESIANS 5:3

'THIS ISN'T VERY BECOMING OF YOU' OR 'THAT'S NOT VERY BECOMING'

SOMETHING THAT IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR YOU TO BE DOING. I.E., WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN DOING IN A BURLESQUE HOUSE? A WOMAN DOES NOT SLOP THE HOGS IN HER WEDDING GOWN. YOU GET THE DRIFT?

EPHESIANS 6:12

'FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES'

FOLKS SAY THIS WHEN THEY ARE TRYING TO IMPRESS YOU OR TO GET OUT OF SOME MISCHIEF THEY HAVE JUST BEEN CAUGHT IN. THE BIBLE DESCRIPTION OF THESE FOLKS IN HIGH PLACES YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE AFFILIATED WITH ANYHOW.

EPHESIANS 6:13

'STAND UP LIKE A MAN'

THIS ADMONITION USUALLY COMES FROM OUR FATHER, AFTER SOME PUNISHMENT OR BEFORE IT. (NOT NECESSARILY PHYSICAL.) IT WOULD BE SAFE TO SAY THAT PROPER TRAINING FROM AN EARTHLY FATHER WHETHER SAVED OR NOT HAS MUCH OF ITS FOUNDATION IN THE WORD OF GOD WHEN THE TRAINING IS PROPER. THIS VERSE HERE FROM YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS THE SAME ADVICE, 'STAND'.

EPHESIANS 6:16

'ABOVE ALL'

WHATEVER IS NOW GOING TO BE SAID "IT" IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. I.E., IT IS ABOVE ALL ELSE THAT HAS BEEN SAID.

EPHESIANS 6:22

'THAT'S NOT YOUR AFFAIR', 'IS THAT ANY OF YOUR AFFAIR?' OR 'MIND YOUR OWN AFFAIRS'

SORT OF LIKE "THAT" IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS! BUTT OUT! IN THE VERSE WE ARE DEALING WITH THE USAGE THAT SOMETHING IS "YOUR BUSINESS" AS OPPOSED TO NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.

PHILIPPIANS 1:4

'YOU ALL'

PAUL MUST HAVE BEEN A SOUTHENER. JUST ONE OF THE MANY SAYINGS THAT ARE GEOGRAPHICAL IN ORIGIN. LIKE THE NORTH SAYS 'POP' FOR ALL SOFT DRINKS WHILE THE SOUTH SAYS 'COKE', MIDWEST SAYS 'SODA' OR 'SODEE.'

PHILIPPIANS 1:9

'MORE AND MORE'

WHAT IT TAKES TO SATISFY MOST AMERICANS. IN THE VERSE THE USE IS GOOD AND PROPER.

PHILIPPIANS 3:2

'BEWARE OF THE DOG' OR 'BEWARE OF DOGS'

THIS SIGN IS PLACED ON MANY A FENCE IN FRONT OF HOUSES. WHEN YOU SEE IT ON A JUNKYARD IT WILL MEAN DOGS (PLURAL), AND THE TERM 'JUNKYARD DOG' SHOULD COMMAND YOUR ATTENTION AS WELL AS YOUR RESPECT. I KNOW THE BIBLE IS TALKING ABOUT UNSAVED PEOPLE IN THIS VERSE, BUT THE SIGNS STILL READ THE SAME. ISN'T IT INTERESTING THAT IN MANY CITIES YOU CAN'T HAVE A SCRIPTURE SIGN IN YOUR FRONT YARD BUT YOU CAN HAVE BEWARE OF DOG SIGNS AND THEY ARE PURE SCRIPTURE. HYPOCRISY RULES THIS FINE NATION OF OURS.

PHILIPPIANS 3:8

'THAT AIN'T WORTH S---'

THE WORLD ALWAYS HAS A WAY OF MAKING A BIBLE VERSE SOUND EVIL WHEN THE GREATEST CHRISTIAN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT MEANT IT FOR GOOD. IT IS KIND OF INTERESTING THAT THE LATEST BIBLE PERVERSIONS ARE ALWAYS UPDATING THE BIBLE TO MAKE IT CLEAR AND UNDERSTANDABLE, BUT THEY WILL NOT UPDATE 'DUNG'. KIND OF HYPOCRITICAL, HUH?*******FOR THE STREET WORKER THAT HEARS THIS TERM REGULAR, I HOPE YOU TURN THE TABLES ON THE SPEAKER AND SHOW HIM PAUL KNEW WHAT WAS VALUABLE AND WHAT WASN'T. USE THESE SAYINGS TO GET THEM IN THE BOOK!*******

COLOSSIANS 2:12

'OPERATION'

THIS IS WHAT THE DOCTOR'S STILL CALL THE PROCEDURE THEY DO WHEN CUTTING ON YOUR BODY.

COLOSSIANS 2:14

'THEY NAILED HIM'

WHEN A PERSON IS CAUGHT AT SOMETHING, THE EXPRESSION THEY NAILED HIM IS USED TO DESCRIBE THE ACT OF THE "CATCH". IN THE SCRIPTURE VERSE THEY LITERALLY "NAILED" JESUS TO THE CROSS.

COLOSSIANS 3:2

'KEEP LOOKING UP'

USUALLY SAID TO THE PERSON THAT IS DOWN IN THE DUMPS WITH THE SENSE THAT THINGS WILL START GETTING BETTER AND WILL BEGIN TO "LOOK UP". THE CHRISTIAN IS ALWAYS LOOKING UP BECAUSE THAT IS THE DIRECTION OF OUR HOME. WE ARE STRANGERS LOOKING TO GET OUT OF A STRANGE LAND. SEE ALSO LUKE 21:28

COLOSSIANS 3:2

'WHAT'S UP?

BUGS BUNNY HAS TURNED THIS SAYING INTO A TRADE MARK AND WE HEAR IT FROM PEOPLE EVERYDAY. FOLKS WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON WITH YOU WHEN THEY SAY THIS. MY RETORT TO THEM IS ALWAYS JESUS IS UP AND I'M DOWN (BUT NOT IN THE MOUTH) TILL I'M UP WITH HIM. WHAT ELSE COULD BE UP THAT IS WORTH TALKING ABOUT.

I THESSALONIANS 1:3

'LABOR OF LOVE'

THE WORK YOU DO THAT REALLY MEANS SOMETHING TO YOU. NOT NECESSARILY YOUR JOB WHERE YOU EARN YOUR LIVING. PERHAPS WORKING A VOLUNTEER JOB OF SOME KIND WITH KIDS OR ELDERLY PEOPLE. LITTLE LEAGUE, BIG BROTHERS, SOME CHURCH WORK, ETC. THESE MEN IN THE BIBLE WERE SERVING THE LORD AND IT WAS THEIR LABOR OF LOVE.

I THESSALONIANS 4:11

'MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS'

GOOD ADVICE FOR THE LOST AND THE SAVED ALIKE.

I THESSALONIANS 4:16

'ITS ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTING'

WHAT WE SAY WHEN THE VICTORY IS OURS AND THE BATTLE IS DONE, THE ONLY THING LEFT TO DO IS THE SHOUTING ABOUT IT.

I THESSALONIANS 4:17

'ALL CAUGHT UP'

IN THE WORLD WHEN YOU ARE ALL CAUGHT UP IN SOMETHING IT MEANS ALL YOUR TIME IS SPENT ON THAT THING OR YOU ARE CONSUMED AT THIS TIME WITH WHATEVER PROJECT IS AT HAND. WHEN THIS VERSE TAKES EFFECT THE BODY OF CHRIST WILL BE IN FACT CAUGHT UP BOTH PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY, AND ANY OTHER WAY YOU CAN THINK OF. ALL OF OUR THOUGHTS WILL BE CONSUMED ON THE TRIP UP. ALL OF OUR SENSES WILL BE CONCENTRATED ON WHAT IS HAPPENING, AND WE WILL HAVE NO THOUGHTS BEYOND SEEING JESUS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE FLESH. I.E., WE WILL BE 'ALL CAUGHT UP' IN EVERY SENSE OF THE EXPRESSION.

I THESSALONIANS 5:21

'PROVE IT'

SELF EXPLANATORY.

2 THESSALONIANS 3:10

'GET A JOB, BUB'

STREET SLANG HAS THIS MODIFIED TO THE PRESENT DAY EXPRESSION 'GET A JOB, NI--ER', BUT LEST WE OFFEND THE BRETHREN, WE WILL ABSTAIN FROM PUTTING IN THE G'S. STREET SLANG, SURPRISINGLY ENOUGH, IS GENERALLY CREATED BY THE GROUP OF PEOPLE IT IS AIMED AT. IT SEEMS THAT THEY CAN LAUGH AT THEMSELVES, BUT AN OUTSIDER BETTER NOT TRY. THEY MUST HAVE A 'CHIP ON THEIR SHOULDER' IF THEY CANNOT TAKE A LITTLE HUMOR AIMED AT THEM.

2 THESSALONIANS 3:11

'BUSYBODIES'

SOME ONE THAT IS ALWAYS MESSING AROUND WITH OTHER PEOPLE'S BUSINESS. SORT OF STICKING YOUR NOSE WHERE IT DOES NOT BELONG. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE BIBLE IS TALKING ABOUT, AND IT GOES A LITTLE FURTHER AND SAYS THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT WORKING FOR THE LORD BECAUSE OF THIS SIN IN THEIR LIVES. I.E., THEY ARE OUT OF ORDER.

2 THESSALONIANS 3:16

'BY ALL MEANS'

GO AHEAD AND DO IT, GO THROUGH WITH WHATEVER YOU HAVE PLANNED TO DO. IN THE VERSE INDICATED IT SEEMS THAT THE LORD OF GLORY CAN GIVE YOU PEACE BY MANY "DIFFERENT" MEANS, WHEN THE SCRIPTURE SAYS BY "ALL" MEANS.

I TIMOTHY 4:7

'OLD WIVE'S TALES OR FABLES'

LIKE THE SNAKE THAT MILKS THE COWS OR ROLLS IN A HOOP. CARRY A BABY IN THE WOMB LOW AND THE WIVE'S TALE SAYS IT MUST BE A MANCHILD. STEP ON A CRACK BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S BACK. SALT SPILLED MUST GO OVER THE SHOULDER.BLACK CATS, LADDERS. THE LIST GOES ON AND ON.RELIGIOUS PEOPLE HAVE THEIR FABLES ALSO. SALVATION IS OF BAPTISM OR OF YOUR GOOD WORKS OR THAT YOU HAVE CONFESSED AND REPENTED AND ATE THE WAFER, ETC., AD INFINITUM ( AS MANY FABLES AS THERE ARE RELIGIONS). IF IT CANNOT BE AUTHENTICATED BY THE BIBLE YOU SHOULD BE IN SUSPICION OF IT UNTIL YOU KNOW THE ANSWER FOR CERTAIN. CLEARLY AVOID THESE FABLES UNTIL YOU HAVE GROWN IN GRACE AND YOU WILL BE SAFE FROM BEING CAUGHT UP IN THEM.

I TIMOTHY 4:8

'EXERCISE'

WITH ALL THE PHYSICAL FITNESS NUTS IN THE LAND TODAY, YOU WOULD THINK THEY WOULD KNOW WHERE THE WORD EXERCISE CAME FROM AND HOW MUCH IT REALLY IS WORTH (FROM AN ETERNAL STANDPOINT). BETTER TO GO INTO HEAVEN INFIRM THAN TO GO TO HELL ABLE TO BENCH PRESS 350 POUNDS OR RUN A FOUR MINUTE MILE.

I TIMOTHY 5:12-13

'TATTLETALE'

THIS IS THE NAME WE GIVE OUR CHILDREN WHEN ONE OF THEM KEEPS COMING AND TELLING SOMETHING OR OTHER ABOUT THE OTHER ONES. THIS PERSON GLORIES IN TELLING ON OR ABOUT OTHER PEOPLES PROBLEMS OR FAULTS THINKING THAT THEY ARE GOING TO GET SOME REWARD WHEN THEY TELL. THIS IS ANOTHER CASE WHERE MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS WILL STAND YOU IN VERY GOOD STEAD. WHEN YOU READ THE VERSES YOU WILL SEE THE WHOLE SITUATION LUMPED TOGETHER WITH THE OTHER WORDS THAT GO ALONG WITH THE TATTLETALE MONIKER.

I TIMOTHY 6:7

'YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU'

DOESN'T REALLY NEED ANY ELABORATION. IF YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD IT, YOU ARE EITHER LIVING IN AN 'IVORY TOWER' OR YOU THINK YOU "CAN" TAKE IT WITH YOU, SO YOU DON'T WANT TO HEAR THIS ANYWAY.********* USE THIS ONE OR THE ONE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AS A WITNESS. IT IS A GOOD ONE*********

I TIMOTHY 6:9,10

'KEEPING YOUR HEAD ABOVE WATER'

THIS IS ALMOST ALWAYS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH STAYING JUST AHEAD OF YOUR FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS, BUT JUST BARELY AHEAD. THE LAST THING TO GO DOWN WHEN YOU DROWN IS YOUR HEAD, SO IF YOU CAN KEEP JUST YOUR HEAD UP YOU HAVE A CHANCE. NOTICE THE MONEY WITH THE RICH MAN IN THE VERSE 10 AND THE DROWNING IN VERSE 9.

II TIMOTHY 1:3

'THANK GOD'

WHAT WE ALL SHOULD DO DAILY. THE LOST WORLD SAYS THIS AND THEY KNOW NOT THE GOD OF THE BIBLE THEY JUST HAVE A SENSE THAT IT IS A GOOD THING TO DO.(AND IT IS)

II TIMOTHY 2:5

'IF YOU DON'T WIN FAIR YOU DON'T WIN AT ALL'

ALTHOUGH THIS IS NOT WHAT PEOPLE THINK TODAY IT HAS BEEN THE STANDARD FOR MANY YEARS AND IS STILL TRUE AS FAR AS THE WORD OF GOD IS CONCERNED. MANY OLD TIME COACHES BELIEVE THAT WINNING IS THE GOAL TO BE ACHIEVED BUT IT MUST BE DONE RIGHT TO COUNT, AND THEY TELL THEIR PLAYERS THIS. CHEATING IS THE STANDARD NOW AND ANYTHING IS OKAY IF YOU WIN. WIN AT ALL COSTS AND DON'T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO THE COSTS. IN TEXAS, ABOUT 1992, A WOMAN TRIED TO HAVE A FRIEND OF HER DAUGHTER'S MURDERED BECAUSE THIS GIRL WAS GOING TO COMPETE AGAINST HER GIRL IN CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS.. THIS CRAZY WORLD THINKS WE CHRISTIANS ARE CRAZY!

II TIMOTHY 2:12

'NO PAIN, NO GAIN'

SAID IN THE WORLD TALKING ABOUT WEIGHT LIFTING AND MANY SPORTS IN GENERAL. THIS PHRASE CAN BE USED THROUGH ALL OF LIFE AND BE APPLICABLE FOR MANY SITUATIONS. I.E., CHILDBIRTH BRINGS FORTH PAIN AND GAIN A GARDEN WON'T PRODUCE WITHOUT SOME SERIOUS EFFORT. CHRISTIANITY, AS LIFE (THE TWO SHOULD BE INSEPARABLE), ARE WROUGHT WITH HEARTACHE ( EMOTIONAL PAIN) AND PHYSICAL PAIN ON ALL SIDES OF US, BUT THROUGH THIS PAIN WE SHOULD GROW AND MATURE. WE NEED TO LEARN TO USE THE KNOWLEDGE GOD GAVE US, TO "GAIN" SPIRITUAL GROWTH SO WE CAN COME TO THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST. SEE ALSO ROMANS 8:17.

II TIMOTHY 3:6

'WHAT A CREEP', 'HE GIVES ME THE CREEPS',OR 'HE'S CREEPY'

SOME UNSAVORY CHARACTER. MAKES YOUR SKIN CRAWL TO SEE HIM OR BE AROUND HIM, PROBABLY HAS A LEGION OF UNCLEAN SPIRITS. FOR THE HARDENED SOLDIER OF JESUS CHRIST THIS MAN LOOKS RIPE FOR THE PICKING. IT IS EASILY RECOGNIZABLE THAT THE PERSON IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF OUR SAVIOR. (SHOULD BE ALL CHRISTIANS THOUGHTS WHEN YOU SEE THIS KIND OF PERSON.)

II TIMOTHY 3:13

'THINGS WILL GET WORSE BEFORE THEY GET BETTER'

VERY TRUE ! YOU HEAR THIS FROM PARENTS AND FRIENDS WHEN YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF SOME HARDSHIP AND YOU CAN'T SEEM TO LOOK UP, AND SEE THE END OF THE THING. THE BIBLE IS TALKING ABOUT THE END TIMES AND THE FORECAST IS ALL BAD EXCEPT FOR THE RAPTURE.

II TIMOTHY 4:6

'DEPARTURE'

PAUL'S FLIGHT OFF THE EARTH WAS IMMINENT SO HE CALLED IT HIS DEPARTURE. GO TO THE AIRPORT AND YOU WILL SEE DEPARTURE TIMES LISTED EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK. AS A CHRISTIAN, OUR DEPARTURE DRAWETH NIGH AND WE WON'T NEED ANY AIRLINE TICKET TO FLY.

II TIMOTHY 4:10

'HE SOLD OUT'

DEMAS SOLD OUT TO THE WORLD AS HAVE MANY CHRISTIANS. HE SHOULD HAVE SOLD OUT TO GOD AND KEPT GOING RIGHT. TWO KINDS OF SOLD OUT, DON'T DO THE WRONG ONE. ESAU SOLD OUT FOR A MESS OF POTTAGE AND LOST THE BIRTHRIGHT. GENERALLY IN THE WORLD AND IN THE BIBLE, SOLD OUT IS USED TO SHOW (OR GIVE) APPROVAL 'WHOLE-HEARTEDLY' TO SOME ONE OR SOMETHING. THE PERSON WHO IS FOR SOMETHING TO THIS EXTENT WILL ALSO USUALLY PARTAKE IN THE "THING". GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT. "SELL OUT" FOR GOD AND NEVER LOOK BACK (LOT'S WIFE) THAT WAY THE WORLD WILL NOT HAVE A CHANCE TO LURE YOU BACK LIKE IT DID DEMAS.

II TIMOTHY 4:13

'BRING IT TO ME'

HAS ANYONE EVER TOLD THIS TO ONE OF YOUR CHILDREN?

TITUS 1:9

'FASTEN', 'FASTENING', OR 'FASTENER'

A WORD WE USE FOR SOMEONE OR SOMETHING THAT HOLDS SOMEONE OR SOMETHING FAST. I.E., TIGHTLY HELD.

TITUS 1:11

'FILTHY LUCRE'

SLANG WORD FOR MONEY. USUALLY USED WHEN THE MONEY IS BAD OR ILL GOTTEN.

TITUS 1:15

'HE DOES NOT HAVE ANY CONSCIENCE'

A MAN WITHOUT A CONSCIENCE IS A VERY DANGEROUS ANIMAL, EVEN THOUGH WHEN THEY USE THIS SAYING THEY ARE JUST ALLUDING TO THE FACT HE IS BAD. THE MAN VOID OF CONSCIENCE CAN AND WILL DO ANYTHING. THERE IS NO CHECK ON HIM FOR ANY SEMBLANCE OF RIGHT OR WRONG. THE BIBLE SAYS THEY ARE DEFILED AND EVEN THEIR MIND IS DEFILED (CORRUPT OR DIRTY).

TITUS 2:2

'OLD MAN'

THE SAME AS THE OLD LADY THE WORLD HAS LOST RESPECT FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE THEY ONLY SEE THEM AS LIABILITIES NOT ASSETS. THEY FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THE WISDOM THAT COMES WITH AGE SO RATHER THAN A TERM LIKE 'AGED MAN' THEY WOULD CALL HIM 'OLD MAN' WITH SORT OF A SLUR INTENDED.

TITUS 2:3

'OLD LADY'

THE WORLD IS NOT AS KIND AS THE BIBLE WITH THEIR TERMS FOR PEOPLE SO AN AGED WOMAN BECOMES AN 'OLD LADY'.

TITUS 3:11

'HE IS HIS OWN WORST ENEMY'

TRUE OF MOST OF US LOST OR SAVED. ALL MEN HAVE A TENDENCY WITH THEIR ACTIONS OR THEIR MOUTH TO CAUSE MOST OF THEIR TROUBLE THEMSELVES. IF YOU COULD GET "SELF" OUT OF THE WAY OR THE OLD MAN (SAVED PEOPLE) YOU COULD DO A WHOLE LOT MORE FOR GOD.

PHILEMON 1:13

'HE TOOK YOUR PLACE' OR 'IN MY STEAD'

SOMEONE THAT FILLED IN FOR YOU IN SOME ENDEAVOR AND STOOD IN YOUR STEAD. HAPPENS ALL THE TIME FOR ALL KINDS OF REASONS. I.E., WORKED OVERTIME FOR YOU ON A DAY YOU HAD TO BE SOMEWHERE ELSE, TOOK YOUR PLACE IN THE CAR POOL, YOUR TURN IN THE CHURCH NURSERY, ETC.

PHILEMON 1:13

'THE GOSPEL'

THIS IS USED TO EMPHASIZE THAT WE ARE TELLING "THE" TRUTH (WE MAY NOT BE), BUT USING IT SEEMS TO IMPART CREDIBILITY TO OUR STORY. I.E., I'M TELLING YOU THE GOSPEL TRUTH, SO HELP ME! THE BIBLE RECOGNIZES THAT THE GOSPEL IS THE TRUTH AND GOES ON FROM THERE REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BELIEVE.

PHILEMON 1:16

'NOT NOW!'

FAMOUS PARENTAL WORDS THAT MEAN "NEVER" IF YOU ARE A CHILD WAITING TO DO SOMETHING. TRYING TO GET YOUR WIFE TO PAY ATTENTION TO YOU WHEN SHE IS IN THE MIDST OF A SPECIAL DINNER PREPARATION. HOW ABOUT THE WIFE WHEN HUBBY IS UNDER THE CAR COATED WITH DIRT AND GREASE AND YOU WANT THE CHILDREN TUCKED IN BED. ENDLESS APPLICATIONS.

PHILEMON 1:17

'A PARTNER'

THIS IS A PERSON THAT WHATEVER THE SITUATION, YOU HAVE GONE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HIM ON, HE IS YOUR EQUAL. I.E., HE CAN REPRESENT YOU. A BUSINESS WHERE YOU BOTH OWNED 50% WOULD HAVE YOU AS EQUAL PARTNERS. PAUL ASKED THAT ONESIMUS BE RECEIVED AS IF YOU RECEIVED PAUL HIMSELF. SEE ALSO LUKE 5:10.

PHILEMON 1:18

'PUT IT ON MY ACCOUNT'

WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO MANY TIMES WHEN YOUR GROWN CHILDREN RUN INTO FINANCIAL TROUBLE. YOU TAKING SOMEONE ELSE'S BURDEN NO MATTER WHAT KIND, ON YOUR OWN SHOULDERS FOR THE PERSON'S SAKE. THE BIBLE SENSE IS THE SAME AS WHAT THE WORLD PERCEIVES, SO ONCE IN A WHILE THE WORLD LINES UP CORRECTLY.

PHILEMON 1:19

'I'LL PAY YOU BACK' OR 'I.O.U.'

THIS IS GENERALLY A SHORT TERM RESPITE FROM IMMEDIATE PAYMENT OF THE DEBT. NOT REALLY A LOAN WITH A SET PERIOD OF TIME JUST A PERSON'S GOOD WORD AND AN EXPECTANCY OF PAYMENT IN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME.

PHILEMON 1:21

'ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY' OR 'HE WENT OVERBOARD'

FAITHFUL WORKERS AND FRIENDS WHEN CALLED UPON TO DO A TASK WILL MANY TIMES DO WHAT THEY SEE NEEDS TO BE DONE EVEN IF YOU HAVE NOT ASKED FOR THAT MUCH. WHEN THEY DO MORE WE SAY THEY HAVE GONE BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY. WHEN THEY REALLY DO MORE THAN WHAT IS ASKED WE SAY THEY HAVE GONE OVERBOARD. PAUL KNEW HIS FRIENDS AND BROTHERS WOULD DO EVEN MORE THAN HE ASKED WITH ANY THING HE REQUIRED THEM TO DO FOR HIM.

HEBREWS 1:13

'HE IS MY RIGHTHAND MAN'

USUALLY IT MEANS HE CAN DO WHAT I CAN DO WHEN I'M NOT AROUND. HE PICKS UP MY SLACK, I CAN COUNT ON HIM TO TAKE OVER FOR ME.THIS CERTAINLY DESCRIBES JESUS AND HE IS AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER. JESUS IS ON GOD'S RIGHT HAND SO IS GOD LEFT HANDED?

HEBREWS 2:1

'IT SLIPPED MY MIND'

THIS EXPRESSION IS USED WHEN WE FORGET SOMETHING WE SHOULD NOT HAVE. I.E., IT SLIPPED OUT OF MY MIND. SIMILAR MEANING HERE IN THIS VERSE.

HEBREWS 2:14

'TOOK PART OF'

HE TOOK PART OF THE PIZZA PIE, PART OF THE STEAK, PART OF THE PROFIT, ETC. JESUS TOOK PART OF FLESH AND BLOOD SO WHEN HE DIED HE DIED AS WE DO, HIS PART WAS EXACTLY AS OUR PART.

HEBREWS 4:12

'THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD'

MORE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED BECAUSE OF THE WRITINGS OF MAN THAN BECAUSE OF A SWORD. WHAT COULD BE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE WRITTEN (PENNED) WORD OF GOD?

HEBREWS 4:12

'I WILL THROW THE BOOK AT HIM' OR 'I HOPE THEY THROW THE BOOK AT HIM'

THE IDEA BEHIND THIS IS THAT THE PERSON GETS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF PUNISHMENT POSSIBLE FOR THE CRIME. THE BIBLE IS THE ONLY LIVING BOOK THAT CAN ACTUALLY JUDGE A PERSON FOR HIS TRANSGRESSIONS ACCORDING TO THIS VERSE. THE BOOK CLAIMS TO BE ABLE TO TAKE MATTERS IN ITS OWN HANDS.

HEBREWS 9:11

'THAT IS TO SAY'

WHEN WE REPHRASE SOMETHING WE SAID TO MAKE IT SOUND DIFFERENT OR MORE UNDERSTANDABLE. SAME MEANING IN THE BIBLE BASICALLY.

HEBREWS 9:27

'YOU CAN COUNT ON IT'

SOMETHING THAT IS DEPENDABLE, YOU CAN TRUST IT TO WORK, OR IN THE CASE OF PEOPLE THEY WILL DO WHAT THEY SAY. I.E., YOU CAN COUNT ON THEM. WELL GOD CAN BE COUNTED ON TO KEEP HIS PROMISES ALSO AND HE SAID YOU WILL BE JUDGED, SO YOU WILL BE, COUNT ON IT.

HEBREWS 10:10

'ONCE AND FOR ALL'

THE WORLD USES IT LIKE A PAYBACK OR A SITUATION WHERE YOU FINALLY GOT EVEN OR SOMETHING. THE VERSE SHOWS YOU THAT JESUS IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN TAKE CARE OF ANYTHING 'ONCE AND FOR ALL'.

HEBREWS 10:31

'FALL INTO THE HANDS OF'

THIS IS USED IN THE SENSE OF THE FACT IF YOU ARE IN SOMEONE'S HANDS YOU ARE IN THEIR CONTROL. IF YOU HAVE FALLEN INTO THE HANDS OF THE POLICE YOU ARE PROBABLY IN JAIL. IF IN THE HANDS OF BAD MEN YOU ARE PROBABLY IN TROUBLE, BUT IF YOU FALL INTO GOD'S HANDS UNSAVED IT IS KATY BAR THE DOOR, YOU ARE FINISHED. FALLING INTO HIS HANDS WHEN YOU ARE SAVED IS THE MOST PROTECTED COMFORTABLE PLACE YOU CAN BE. THE SITUATION YOU ARE IN DEPENDS ON THE RELATIONSHIP YOU HAVE WITH THE PERSONS HANDS THAT HAVE YOU IN THEIR CONTROL. I.E., THE WORLD SAYS THAT PERSON HAS FALLEN INTO BAD HANDS.

HEBREWS 11:11-13

'THE SKY IS THE LIMIT'

THIS IS SAID WITH THE MEANING THAT BECAUSE THE SKY IS BASICALLY LIMITLESS THEN SO ARE YOUR OPPORTUNITIES, IN THE SENSE THAT YOU CAN GO AS HIGH AS YOU WANT IN THIS LIFE IF YOU WORK FOR IT, AND PUSH. WE AS CHRISTIANS KNOW THAT THE WORLD THINKS THEY CAN IN FACT ACHIEVE ALL THEIR DREAMS BY THEMSELVES WHEN THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER LOST OR SAVED YOU CAN ONLY GO AS HIGH AS GOD ALLOWS YOU TO GO. GOD SHOWED SARAH AND ABRAHAM THAT THEIR SEED WOULD BE AS THE STARS OF THE 'SKY' OR BASICALLY INNUMERABLE OR LIMITLESS. THE SKY WAS AN ILLUSTRATION BUT CERTAINLY NOT GOD'S CHILDREN'S BOUNDARIES OR LIMIT.

HEBREWS 11:12

'HE IS AS GOOD AS DEAD'

THE VERSE IS TALKING ABOUT ABRAHAM WHEN HE WAS VERY OLD, BUT WAS TOLD HIS SEED WOULD BE MULTIPLIED. THE WORLD GENERALLY USES THIS TERM WHEN THEY THINK A MAN IS IN IMMINENT DANGER, WHEN HE MAY NOT REALLY BE. ALSO USED WHEN A PERSON HAS DONE SOMETHING THAT IS VIEWED AS HAVING DIRE CONSEQUENCES THEY SAY AFTER THE ACT, HE IS AS GOOD AS DEAD NOW.

HEBREWS 12:15

'WHAT'S EATING YOU?'

WHEN OBVIOUSLY FOLKS ARE TROUBLED YOU ASK THEM WHAT'S WRONG OR WHAT'S EATING YOU? THE VERSE IS TALKING ABOUT BITTERNESS, AND PROVERBS 5:4 IS DEALING WITH WORMWOOD THAT ACTUALLY EATS OUT YOUR INSIDES, SO WE WIND UP IN A ROUND ABOUT FASHION FOLLOWING THE BIBLE AGAIN. WHAT'S NEW?

HEBREWS 13:1

'BROTHERLY LOVE'

THEY CALL SOME CITIES THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE. THIS PROBABLY MEANS COME TO OUR CITY AND SPEND YOUR MONEY AND THEN PLEASE LEAVE (WE WILL LOVE YOU FOR IT). IT IS WHAT WE SHOULD HAVE TOWARD THE BRETHREN IF WE ARE RIGHT WITH THE LORD.

JAMES 1:8

'HE OR SHE IS WISHY--WASHY'

THE WORLD'S WAY OF SAYING YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT HE OR SHE WILL DO AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT. 'UNSTABLE IN ALL WAYS' PROBABLY SAYS IT BETTER, BUT THEN GOD USUALLY SAYS IT BEST ANYWAY.

JAMES 1:23

'MIRROR' OR 'LOOKING GLASS'

ALTHOUGH THE WORD MIRROR IS NOT IN THE BIBLE, WHAT THIS VERSE IS TALKING ABOUT IS MOST ASSUREDLY A MIRROR. IN THE OLDER DAYS IT WAS CALLED A LOOKING GLASS AND GUESS WHAT IT WAS LOOKING AT WHEN YOU LOOKED IN IT?

JAMES 2:5

'LISTEN UP'

WHAT WE SAY WHEN WE WANT SOMEONE'S ATTENTION. THE MILITARY USES THIS AS WELL AS CIVIL SERVICE MANAGEMENT. (HOLDOVER FROM THEIR MILITARY DAYS.) HEARKEN IS THE BIBLE WORD BUT AS IT HAS BECOME ARCHAIC WE MODERN FOLKS HAVE TO RESORT TO THINGS LIKE "LISTEN UP" IN ITS PLACE.

JAMES 2:17-24

'ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS'

THE WORLD IS GENERALLY LOOKING FOR SOME ACTION. THEY ARE FED UP WITH JUST TALK. LETS SEE IF YOU CAN DELIVER THE GOODS NOT JUST TALK ABOUT DELIVERING THE GOODS. LET'S SEE SOME ACTION. JAMES IS LOOKING FOR SOME ACTION TO PROVE THAT A MAN DOES INDEED HAVE SOME FAITH, NOT JUST A PIOUS PRETENSE. BE A DOER OF THE WORD, NOT A TALKER ONLY. SIMILAR TO PUT UP OR SHUTUP. ECCLESIASTES 10:19.

JAMES 3:6

'LET NATURE TAKE ITS COURSE'

THE WORLD THINKS NATURE IS A SEPARATE ENTITY FROM GOD AND THAT IT (OR SHE) CAN DO WHAT IT WILLS. IN TRUTH, GOD IS IN CONTROL OF ALL, AND 'HE' SETS THE COURSE. MOTHER NATURE IS A SATANIC DEVICE USED BY ECOLOGISTS TO TRY TO GET AROUND GOD.

JAMES 4:3

'YOU DIDN'T ASK RIGHT'

DID YOU EVER HAVE YOUR PARENTS DO THIS WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE IN A WORLD SHATTERING HURRY TO MAYBE BORROW THE CAR OR GET SOME MONEY FOR SOMETHING? MAYBE YOU DIDN'T SAY PLEASE OR THANK YOU OR THE TONE IN WHICH YOU SPOKE WHATEVER THE CASE IT WAS NOT RIGHT. THE BIBLE SAYS ASKING FOR THE WRONG REASON WILL GET YOU THE SAME ANSWER.

JAMES 4:8

'WASH YOUR HANDS'

DO IT BUT NOT IN MAMMA'S KITCHEN SINK, AND DON'T LEAVE A RING AROUND THE BASIN.

JAMES 4:11

'DON'T SPEAK OR TALK BAD ABOUT YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS'

NO PERSON THAT HAS HAD BROTHERS OR SISTERS HAS GONE THROUGH LIFE WITHOUT THIS BIT OF ADVICE FROM AN IRATE MAMMA OR DADDY. YOUR OWN BIG MOUTH USUALLY BROUGHT IT ON. THE BIBLE GIVES THE SAME GOOD ADVICE.

JAMES 5:9

'DON'T BEAR A GRUDGE'

GOOD ADVICE FOR YOUR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH. THE BIBLE GOES ONE STEP FARTHER AND TELLS YOU NOT TO LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON YOUR ANGER. EPHESIANS 4:26

JAMES 5:11

'PATIENCE OF JOB'

COMMON EVERYDAY SAYING BY FOLKS WHO DON'T KNOW JOB, OR WHERE THEY COULD EVEN FIND HIM, BUT THEY STILL BELIEVE HE HAS PLENTY OF PATIENCE. IF WE READ ABOUT JOB IN THE BIBLE WE WOULD FIND OUT WHY FOLKS THOUGHT HE HAD PATIENCE BUT WE WOULD QUICKLY FIND THAT THE FOLKS TODAY COULD NOT GET CLOSE TO 'JOB'S PATIENCE'. DON'T FORGET THAT THIS MAN DID NOT EVEN HAVE A BIBLE WHEN HE SAID WHAT HE DID AND BELIEVED IN GOD THROUGH IT ALL. THE MODERN DAY CHARASMANIAC WOULD ALREADY DOUBT HIS SALVATION IF ONE TENTH OF JOB'S TROUBLES HIT HIM OR HER.

I PETER 1:7

'TRIAL BY FIRE'

MILITARY SAYING WHEN A PERSON ACTUALLY UNDERGOES HOSTILE 'FIRE' (BULLETS COMING YOUR WAY). THE BIBLE SAYS YOUR FAITH WILL BE TRIED THIS WAY AS IS THE WORD OF GOD PSALMS 12:6,7. IT IS TO GET RID OF THE DROSS OR IMPURITIES (SIN) IN YOUR LIFE.YOU HAVE ESCAPED HELL AND THIS FIRE IS MEANT FOR YOUR GOOD NOT YOUR HURT.

I PETER 1:17

'PASSING TIME' OR 'PASS THE TIME'

DOING NOT MUCH OF ANYTHING BUT A SORT OF RELAXED WAITING FOR THE TIME TO MOVE TO THE NEXT EVENT IN OUR LIFE. SOUTHERNERS ARE GREAT ONES FOR SITTING ON THE PORCH AND JUST PASSING TIME, SOMETIMES TALKING ABOUT THE GOOD OLD DAYS AND SOMETIMES JUST SITTING. THEY LET TIME PASS THEM BY. IN THE VERSE WE SEE GOD IS TELLING THEM TO PASS THE TIME IN FEAR (WHICH WILL CAUSE YOU TO DO SOMETHING) , BUT THE WORLD JUST PASSES THE TIME IN FRONT OF THE TUBE OR SITTING AND DOING NOTHING WHICH IS ABOUT THE SAME THING. HOW YOU PASS YOUR TIME CHRISTIAN WILL MEAN A GREAT DEAL AT THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.

I PETER 1:19

'HE WAS SPOTLESS'

THE WORLDS IDEA OF SPOTLESS AND THE BIBLE'S ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS ALTOGETHER. THE WORLD FIGURES WHEN YOU GET AWAY WITH SOMETHING AND ARE NOT FOUND GUILTY YOU ARE SPOTLESS, WHEN ALL IT MEANS IS YOU DID NOT GET CAUGHT. WHEN THE BIBLE SAYS SPOTLESS, WE ARE DEALING WITH SINLESS PERFECTION AND YOU HAVE NOTHING TO BE CAUGHT FOR.

I PETER 2:4-8

'WELL THAT CAPS IT' OR 'DON'T THAT JUST TOP ALL'

THE FINISH OF A THING IS WHEN THESE SAYINGS COME INTO PLAY. WHEN A MAN GETS THE LAST WORD AND TELLS THE BEST STORY, HIS STORY TOPS THEM ALL. WHATEVER COMES OUT ON THE TOP IS THE CAP. IF JESUS IS THE HEAD OF THE CORNER WHICH IS THE TOP OF A PYRAMID (CAPSTONE) HE IS THE TOP. HE WILL COME OUT ON TOP WHEN THIS EARTH IS FINISHED AND WHEN HE HAS THE LAST SAY IT WILL TOP ANYTHING ANYONE ELSE WILL HAVE EVER SAID.

I PETER 2:12

'VISITATION'

WHAT THEY ALLOW YOU TO DO IN HOSPITALS DURING CERTAIN HOURS ALSO WHAT MANY CHURCHES HAVE FOR A END OF WEEK EVENING PROGRAM TO GO OUT IN THE COMMUNITY TO ACQUAINT YOURSELF WITH NEW FOLKS.

I PETER 2:15

'THAT OUGHT TO SHUT HIM UP.'

WHEN YOU SAY OR DO SOMETHING THAT PUTS A FINISHING TOUCH ON THE ARGUMENT (AND LEAVES NO MORE ROOM FOR DISCUSSION) WE SAY THEN THAT OUGHT TO SHUT HIM OR HER UP. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT YOUR WELL DOING WILL SHUT UP FOOLISH MEN.

I PETER 2:21

'FOLLOW HIS STEPS' OR 'FOLLOW IN HIS FOOTSTEPS'

GOOD POLICY WHEN YOU FIND A PERSON THAT IS DOING RIGHT AND GOING DOWN THE RIGHT ROAD. IN THE BIBLE CASE IT USES THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AS OUR EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW, WE REALIZE WE CAN'T FILL THOSE STEPS BUT WE CAN CERTAINLY MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO FOLLOW THEM. WHAT OTHER DIRECTION IS THERE?

I PETER 3:8

'PITYFULL' OR 'PITIFUL'

WHEN THE WORLD USES THIS WORD WE THINK HOW SAD OR HOW BAD THE PERSON IS, THE WORD IS SUPPOSED TO INVOKE SYMPATHY OF SOME KIND. THE BIBLE DEFINITION IS A PERSON WHO IS FULL OF PITY FOR WHOEVER MAY NEED IT. IT IS INCLUDED WITH LOVE AND COMPASSION AND EVEN COURTESY. THE MEANING WOULD ALMOST BE THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT YOU HEAR IN THE WORLD. THE BIBLE SEES THIS CHARACTERISTIC AS GOOD, SOMETHING TO BE DESIRED AND NOT SHUNNED. THE EASY WAY TO EXPLAIN IT IS YOU SHOULD 'BE' PITIFUL WHERE THE WORLD SAYS YOU 'ARE' PITIFUL.

I PETER 3:9

'TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT'

UNIVERSAL TRUTH, BUT THE SINFUL NATURE OF MAN WANTS TO GET EVEN AND HE WILL FIGURE OUT A WAY TO GET VENGEANCE IF HE THINKS HE CAN GET AWAY WITH IT.

I PETER 3:10-14

'HEAR NO EVIL, SEE NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL'

LIKE THE CARVINGS YOU SEE OF THREE MONKEYS WITH THE HANDS OVER THE FACE, EARS, AND TONGUE. THE IDEA IS IF YOU DON'T SEE OR HEAR EVIL YOU WON'T SPEAK IT.

I PETER 4:3

'THAT OUGHT TO SUFFICE' OR 'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH'

THE AMOUNT OF WHAT YOU HAVE DONE WHATEVER THAT MAY BE IS "ENOUGH". TIME TO QUIT AND NOT DO THAT PARTICULAR THING AGAIN ESPECIALLY IF IT IS SIN OR LEADS TO MORE SIN. HOW MUCH OF A THING DO YOU HAVE TO DO BEFORE YOU REALIZE THAT IS IT, STOP! YOU NEVER HEAR A PERSON SAY THIS ABOUT SOUL WINNING OR PRAYER OR GIVING TO MISSIONS. IT DOES FIT GOSSIP, BACKBITING, AND A WHOLE LIST OF OTHER THINGS HOWEVER.

I PETER 4:4

'DON'T RUN WITH THEM'

WHEN YOUR PARENTS LOOKED AT SOME OF YOUR FRIENDS THEY PROBABLY AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER TOLD YOU NOT TO RUN WITH SOMEONE OR OTHER. NOT NECESSARILY RUNNING BUT JUST ASSOCIATING WITH IS THE SENSE OF THE SAYING. THIS SAYING IS THE ADMONITION NOT TO RUN WITH THEM.

I PETER 4:4

'HE DOESN'T RUN WITH THEM'

RUN IS USED IN THE SENSE OF HAVING FELLOWSHIP WITH OR ACQUAINTANCE WITH, NOT LIKE A MARATHON RUN OF SOME SORT. SIMILAR MEANING IS FOUND IN THE BIBLE. THIS SAYING IS A STATEMENT OF FACT THAT HE ISN'T ASSOCIATED WITH THEM.

I PETER 4:5

'QUICK'

THIS IS A WORD WE USE FOR THE LIVING TISSUE AT THE BASE OF OUR FINGERNAILS. IN THE VERSE IT SAYS THE QUICK AND THE DEAD, SO IT IS REAL EASY TO SEE THE DEFINITION IS "LIVING" FOR THE WORD QUICK. IT IS MOVING SO IT MUST BE ALIVE

I PETER 4:15

'DON'T BE A BUSYBODY'

MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS NOT EVERYBODY ELSE'S.' NUFF SAID!

I PETER 5:2

'FEED THE FLOCK'

YOU HAVE TO TELL SOMEONE TO FEED THE SHEEP BECAUSE THEY (SHEEP) CAN'T FEED THEMSELVES. SHEPHERDS USE THE PHRASE TO LEAVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE ONE LEFT IN CHARGE OF THE FLOCK. ANIMALS MUST BE FED TO FEED YOU. FLOCKS OF CHICKENS AND SHEEP ARE ALL AT THE MERCY OF THE FARMER TO BE TAKEN CARE OF AND FED PROPERLY. ALL OF THE ABOVE IS PHYSICAL AND GOOD FARM INFORMATION BUT AT SECOND GLANCE IT PERFECTLY APPLIES TO THE LOCAL SHEPHERD IN CHARGE OF ONE OF GOD'S FLOCKS. SHEEP ARE DUMB (SO ARE THE SAINTS) AND NEED TO BE FED (SO DO THE SAINTS) SO THEY WILL FEED YOU (SO WILL THE SAINTS), ETC., ETC., ETC.

I PETER 5:3

'DON'T LORD IT OVER HIM'

SPOKEN WHEN SOMEONE HAS SOME KIND OF AUTHORITY OVER SOMEONE AND THEN ABUSES THE POWER THEY HAVE FOR THEIR OWN GAIN.

I PETER 5:7

'TELL IT TO SOME ONE WHO CARES'

THIS IS TOLD TO YOU AFTER YOU HAVE POURED OUT YOUR HEART ABOUT A PROBLEM AND SUDDENLY FIND THE PERSON YOU WERE TALKING TO COULDN'T CARE LESS. THIS VERSE WILL TELL YOU WHO REALLY CARES AND WHO WILL LISTEN TO YOU NO MATTER THE PROBLEM OR TROUBLE.

II PETER 1:12-13

'DO I HAVE TO KEEP REMINDING YOU?' OR 'MUST I KEEP REMINDING YOU?'

WHAT WE HAVE TO DO WITH OUR CHILDREN IF WE WANT THE THING DONE.I.E., TAKE OUT THE TRASH, MAKE YOUR BED, BRUSH YOUR TEETH, ETC. PETER TOLD THESE PEOPLE AS LONG AS HE WAS ALIVE HE WOULD KEEP REMINDING THEM OF WHAT HE KNEW ABOUT JESUS AND HE THOUGHT IT WAS FITTING THAT HE DO SO.

II PETER 1:13

'I NEED TO STIR YOU UP'

EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE STIRRED UP EVERY NOW AND THEN IT KEEPS YOUR BLOOD MOVING. EMPLOYERS ALL TRY TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING NEW TO KEEP THEIR EMPLOYEES INTERESTED IN THE WORK AND THE PRODUCTIVITY UP. CHURCHES HAVE REVIVALS, AND CAMP MEETINGS, AND BLOWOUTS, ALL ARE DESIGNED TO STIR UP THE DEAD CHRISTIAN AND GET HIM TO DO SOMETHING.

II PETER 1:15

'AFTER I'M GONE'

THIS IS WHAT FOLKS SAY RIGHT BEFORE THEY DIE OR AT LEAST IN REFERENCE TO THEIR DEMISE. I.E., AFTER I'M GONE YOU WON'T HAVE ANYONE TO LOOK AFTER YOU (NOT NECESSARILY TRUE). AFTER I'M GONE WHO WILL TAKE CARE OF SUCH AND SUCH YOU WILL MISS ME AFTER I'M GONE, ETC.

II PETER 1:18

'A LITTLE VOICE TOLD ME!' OR 'I HEARD VOICES'

SOME FOLKS IN MENTAL HOSPITALS WILL TELL YOU IN A MINUTE THAT THEY HEAR VOICES ALL THE TIME, MANY DRUNKS AND DOPERS TELL THE SAME STORY. MANY MURDERS HAVE BEEN COMMITTED IN RECENT YEARS BECAUSE FOLKS SAID THEY WERE LISTENING TO THE DEVIL TALK TO THEM. THE VOICE IN THIS VERSE IS WORTH LISTENING TO, BUT YOU WOULD DO BETTER TO READ YOUR BIBLE AND LISTEN TO IT (BIBLE) THEN MESS WITH VOICES.

II PETER 1:19

'DAWN'

WE USE THIS WORD TO SHOW THE START OF OUR DAY. THE BIBLE IS TALKING ABOUT THE REAL DAY DAWNING WHEN THE REAL LIGHT OF THE WORLD WILL BE HERE AND NIGHT WILL BE NO MORE.

II PETER 1:19

'TAKE HEED' OR 'PAY HEED'

TAKE 'CAREFUL' NOTICE OF WHAT I AM SAYING. USUALLY GIVEN AS SOME KIND OF WARNING THAT HAS MUCH IMPORT FOR YOU. ANYTIME THE BIBLE SAYS TAKE HEED YOU'D BETTER, YOU ARE FIXING TO LEARN SOMETHING OR KEEP YOURSELF OUT OF A LOT OF TROUBLE.

II PETER 2:13-15

'DAYTIME SOAP OPERAS AND THEIR STARS'

COULDN'T RESIST THIS ONE, IT IS MORE OF A DESCRIPTION OF SOMETHING THAN A SAYING WE USE DAILY BUT IT MAKES FOR GOOD READING. LOOK UP THE VERSE AND READ THE WORDS DAYTIME.

II PETER 2:16

'DUMBASS'

DON'T GET MAD AT ME PEOPLE USE THIS ALL THE TIME AND GOD WROTE IT RIGHT HERE IN THIS VERSE. JUST LIVE WITH IT! BETTER STILL NEXT TIME YOU HEAR IT, SHOW THE PERSON WHERE IT CAME FROM AND TELL THEM TO QUIT USING BIBLE WORDS IF THEY DON'T BELIEVE THE BIBLE. (THEY COULDN'T IF THEY TRIED) FOR THE BIBLE BELIEVER THAT THINKS THERE IS CONTRADICTION IN SMART VERSUS DUMB ON THE SAME ANIMAL REMEMBER THIS ONE HERE WAS ONLY DUMB IN THE SENSE HE COULDN'T SPEAK, HE CERTAINLY WASN'T DUMB ABOUT HIS MASTER'S PREDICAMENT.

II PETER 2:22

'SHE SURE IS A PIG'

NOT NECESSARILY A COMMENT ON THE PERSON'S LOOKS BUT ON THEIR BEHAVIOR. THIS IS THE BIBLE DESCRIPTION OF A LOST WOMAN. (REMEMBER I DIDN'T WRITE THE BIBLE, SO ALL CARDS AND LETTERS WILL BE FORWARDED TO GOD.) SEE ALSO PROVERBS 11:22.

II PETER 2:22

'WHAT A DOG' OR 'HOT DOG'

NOT REALLY A DEROGATORY SAYING BUT HEADING IN THAT DIRECTION, SOMETIMES ALMOST USED WISTFULLY BY SOMEONE WHO THINKS HE MISSED OUT ON SOMETHING OR OTHER. HOT DOG IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN A LOST MAN (DOG) WINDS UP IN HELL.

II PETER 3:1-2

'PLEASE REMEMBER THIS', 'PAY ATTENTION AND DON'T FORGET THIS',OR 'KEEP IT IN MIND'

SOMETHING IMPORTANT YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD BEFORE AND NOW YOU ARE GOING TO HEAR IT ONE MORE TIME, PLEASE KEEP IT IN MIND. I.E., DON'T FORGET.

II PETER 3:8

'LET'S NOT BE STUPID ABOUT THIS'

THE WORLD'S DEFINITION IS NOT THE SAME AS THE VERSE IN SCRIPTURE, BUT THE POINT IS THE SAME. THERE IS NO BLESSING FOR WILLFUL IGNORANCE WHETHER IT IS FROM LAZINESS OR JUST TURNING YOUR HEAD THE OTHER WAY TO NOT BE ABLE TO SEE SOMETHING, YOU WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

II PETER 3:9

'HE IS NOT A SLACKER'

WHAT ONE PERSON TELLS ANOTHER ABOUT A THIRD PARTY THAT IS NOT AFRAID TO WORK OR THAT YOU WON'T CATCH SITTING DOWN AND BEING LAZY. NOT USED AS MUCH AS IT WAS IN TIMES PAST BUT THE MEANING IS STILL UP TO DATE. GOD IS CERTAINLY NOT SLACK WHEN YOU REALIZE WHAT HE GAVE UP TO GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP FOR ALL ETERNITY WITH HIM.

I JOHN 1:10

'HE IS A LIAR'

MOST FOLKS ARE AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER.

I JOHN 2:1

'ADVOCATE' OR 'JUDGE ADVOCATE'

WE ALL NEED A DEFENDER FROM TIME TO TIME AND THE WORD HAS NOT CHANGED. THE NEED FOR A REAL ADVOCATE HAS NOT CHANGED EITHER, EVEN IN A SECULAR SENSE. AS CHRISTIANS WE ALREADY HAVE OUR ADVOCATE FOR ETERNITY AND WE LIKE HIM JUST FINE. HE WILL PLEAD OUR CASE WITH THE DEVIL AND HE HAS NEVER LOST A CASE. WE ARE ON SAFE GROUND PLACING OUR CASE IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST'S HANDS.

I JOHN 2:4

'I KNOW HIM'

COMMON SAYING UNIVERSAL IN SCOPE BUT REALLY ONLY IMPORTANT WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT JESUS. SEE LUKE 22:57.

I JOHN 2:18

'THIS IS THE LAST STRAW KIDS' OR 'THIS IS THE LAST TIME I'M GOING TO TELL YOU KIDS'

BOY HAVE WE HEARD AND OR REPEATED THIS ONE A BUNCH. HOW MANY LAST STRAWS ARE THERE? THIS IS OF COURSE NEARING THE END OF JOHN'S LIFE AND IT VERY WELL MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE LAST TIME HE TALKED TO THESE INDIVIDUALS, BUT HE HAS BEEN ISSUING WARNINGS TO CHRISTIANS FOR CENTURIES AND WILL GO ON UNTIL JESUS COMES BACK TO GET US. SOMEONE'S LAST WARNING AND/OR STRAW IS DRAWING NIGH PLEASE DON'T LET IT BE YOU. HELL IS ETERNAL NO MATTER WHAT MANY MAY THINK.

I JOHN 2:18

'IT IS THE LAST TIME' OR 'THIS IS THE LAST TIME'

ANYONE OUT THERE EVER TOLD THIS TO THEIR KIDS? WAS IT THE LAST TIME? UNLIKELY! JOHN IS TALKING TO LITTLE CHILDREN, SO WHAT'S NEW OVER THE CENTURIES? NOT MUCH IN THE WAY OF SINNERS AND SIN.

I JOHN 2:21

'SEE I TOLD YOU, YOU KNEW IT'

WHAT WE SAY TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHEN THEY REALIZE WE SEE THAT THEY DID KNOW WHAT THEY SAID THEY DID NOT KNOW.

I JOHN 3:12

'RAISING THE DEVIL'

THIS IS VERY SIMILAR TO RAISING CAIN, (GEN 4:8) BUT IN THIS VERSE, CAIN IS SAID TO BE OF THAT WICKED ONE, WHO IS THE DEVIL. HENCE, THE SAME EXPRESSION BUT USING A DIFFERENT NAME. THE WORLD USES IT WHEN FOLKS ARE CREATING SOME KIND OF RUCKUS OR DISTURBANCE AND THEY HALFHEARTEDLY WANT TO GIVE THEM A MILD REBUKE.*********GOOD WITNESS VERSE BECAUSE A PARTYING WORLD USES THIS TERM OFTEN. WIN THEM WHILE YOU CAN.******

I JOHN 4:1

'DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU HEAR'

BOY ISN'T THIS GOOD ADVICE AND TOO BAD WE HAVE NOT ALWAYS TAKEN IT. JOHN WAS GIVING IT TO HIS CHILDREN A LONG TIME AGO AND IT IS STILL VALID ADVICE TODAY.

I JOHN 5:13-20

'KNOW IT ALL'

THIS IS THE GUY THAT THINKS HE KNOWS ALL THERE IS TO KNOW, AND WHAT USUALLY TURNS OUT TO BE THE CASE HE IS THE LEAST QUALIFIED TO HOLD THIS OFFICE. READ IN THE VERSE WHAT JOHN KNOWS AND SEE IF THIS IS ENOUGH TO BE CALLED A KNOW IT ALL. I WOULD SAY YES! IF YOU KNOW WHAT JOHN KNOWS IN THESE VERSES YOU KNOW ALL THERE IS WORTH KNOWING.

I JOHN 5:15

'PETITIONS'

THE WORD STILL USED FOR A FORMAL WRITTEN REQUEST.

II JOHN 1:8

'WROUGHT'

A SUPPOSEDLY ARCHAIC WORD MEANING TO PUT TOGETHER OR WORKED TOGETHER. IF YOU GO TO A METAL FABRICATION BUSINESS AND ASK FOR IRON TO DECORATE YOUR PORCH OR STAIRWAYS HE WILL TELL YOU IT IS 'WROUGHT IRON'. USUALLY MEANS MANY PIECES OF CURVED ORNATE METAL PLACED TOGETHER IN SOME KIND OF DESIGN. JOHN WAS TELLING HIS CONVERTS AND BRETHREN THAT HE DID NOT WANT THEM TO LOSE WHAT THEY ALREADY HAD WORKED SO HARD TO GET, SO THIS IS AN ADMONITION FOR CHRISTIANS TO LOOK WELL TO THEIR DOING BECAUSE THERE IS A WAY TO LOSE YOUR REWARDS. I.E., WHAT YOU HAVE WROUGHT.

II JOHN 1:10

'GODSPEED'

IT MEANS HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY AND LET GOD BE YOUR LEADER AND GUIDE FOR A SAFE TRIP. YOU ALWAYS TRAVEL FASTER WHEN GOD IS AT THE HELM. THE ESSENCE IS THE SAME IN THE SCRIPTURE.

III JOHN 1:14

'SALUTE'

MILITARY TERM USED TO SHOW RESPECT TO AN OFFICER IN ANY OF OUR ARMED SERVICES. I BELIEVE THE SALUTE IN THE BIBLE IS A FRIENDLY GREETING TO THE BRETHREN AND NOT A HAND TO FOREHEAD MILITARY THING. SOME EASTERN COUNTRIES DO RAISE BOTH OF THEIR HANDS AND ARMS WHEN GREETING SOMEONE AND SOME ALSO KISS BOTH CHEEKS AS A GREETING OR SALUTE.

JUDE 1:4

'CAUGHT ME UNAWARES' OR 'SNEAKED IN'

A PERSON THAT GETS BY OUR DEFENSES. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A BURGLARY TYPE OF SITUATION, IT COULD TAKE PLACE ANYWHERE SOMEONE IS ABLE TO GET UP ON YOUR BLIND SIDE (UNANNOUNCED OR UNNOTICED). THE FOLKS IN THE SCRIPTURE WERE INTENT ON DOING DAMAGE AND THE WAY THE WORLD USES THE SAYING DOES NOT NECESSARILY IMPLY DAMAGE IS INTENDED.

JUDE 1:15

'SPEECHES'

THIS IS USED IN THE WORLD AS IT IS IN THE BIBLE, A VERBAL PRESENTATION WHETHER PLANNED OR NOT. MOST MODERN DAY SPEECHES ARE PREPARED MANY DAYS IF NOT WEEKS IN ADVANCE AND WRITTEN OVER AND OVER SO AS TO GET THE MOST IMPACT FROM THE AUDIENCE.

JUDE 1:22

'HE OR SHE IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE'

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE FASHIONABLE CLICHÉS THAT THE WORLD USES TO GET YOU TO DONATE YOUR MONEY OR TIME TO SOME OF THEIR PET PROJECTS. THERE ARE TIMES WHEN THIS CAN BE TRUE WITH INDIVIDUALS IN SOME CASES EXACTLY AS THE BIBLE AFFIRMS. THE KEY WORD HERE IS COMPASSION.

REVELATION 2:2-13

'A COCK AND BULL STORY'

WHEN THE WORLD SAYS THIS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO HEAR IS A LIE OF SOME SORT. THE SCRIPTURE HERE GIVES A PICTURE OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND HER APOSTLES (LIARS) AND JUST COINCIDENTALLY THEY WRITE "BULLS" FOR THEIR CHURCH TO FOLLOW. PAPAL "BULLS" HAD A SEAL ON THEM IN TIMES PAST AND ON THE SEAL WAS A COCK AND A PICTURE OF PETER (HE HAD TROUBLE WITH CHICKENS) BECAUSE THE REFORMATION CHURCHES WERE PULLING AWAY FROM ROME THIS CAME TO BE THE STANDARD PRACTICE WITH A ROMAN BULL. I.E., THEY KNEW IT WAS A LIE SO IT WAS A COCK AND BULL STORY.

REVELATION 2:4

'FIRST LOVE'

AS ADOLESCENTS WE ALL REMEMBER WHO THIS WAS. OUR FIRST EXCURSION INTO THE PITTER PAT OF THE HEART STRINGS. THE BIBLE IS TALKING ABOUT A CHURCH'S FIRST LOVE AND IT WAS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST WHO SHOULD BE EVERY CHRISTIAN'S FIRST LOVE. IS HE?

REVELATION 2:20-22

'YOU'VE MADE YOUR BED, NOW YOU'RE TO LIE IN IT'

WHAT ANGRY PARENT HAS NOT SAID THIS TO A CHILD AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER? WE ARE USUALLY TRYING TO TEACH THE KID SOME RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS OR HER ACTIONS. SIMILAR TO THE ONE IN GALATIANS.

REVELATION 3:20

'WHO IS KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR'

DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A LITERAL DOOR, IT IS USED IN THE SENSE OF WHO IS TRYING TO GET YOUR ATTENTION. USED AFTER A PERSON HAS HAD A RUN OF MISFORTUNE OR ACCIDENTS OF SOME KIND. AS SINNERS WE ALWAYS LOOK FOR THE CAUSE OF THE EFFECT. JESUS IN THIS VERSE IS TRYING TO GET YOUR ATTENTION AT THE DOOR OF YOUR HEART. HE WANTS IN. WILL YOU LET HIM ENTER?

REVELATION 5:5-6

'IN LIKE A LAMB AND OUT LIKE A LION' OR 'IN LIKE A LION OUT LIKE A LAMB'

THE WORLD USES THIS TO DESCRIBE THE MONTH OF MARCH AND ITS LIKELY ATTRIBUTES DEPENDING ON HOW THE MONTH STARTS. THE REAL ORDER IS IN LIKE A LAMB (THAT TOOK AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD) AND BACK IN LIKE A LION (WHERE THE BLOOD OF HIS ENEMIES IS GOING TO FLOW LONG AND DEEP). THE LORD JESUS IS NOT GOING OUT ANYMORE HE IS COMING BACK LIKE A LION AND HE IS GOING TO REAP VENGEANCE! LOOK OUT IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED! I KNOW HE IS GOING TO GET US AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT BUT THAT TIME HE DOESN'T TOUCH THE GROUND. YOU WAIT FOR WHEN HE IS ON THIS EARTH AGAIN AS THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH NO ONE IS GOING TO BRUISE THIS LAMB EVER AGAIN. THE WORLD USES THIS SAYING AND DOESN'T REALIZE THAT JUST AS THESE VERSES SHOW IT THEY ARE DESCRIBING THE FIRST AND SECOND ADVENTS OF SOMEONE WHO THEY DON'T EVEN BELIEVE IN. THIS IS A STRANGE WORLD WE LIVE IN WHERE THE PEOPLE TALK LIKE THEIR CREATOR BUT REFUSE HIS EXISTENCE.

REVELATION 6:1-8

'THAT'S A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR'

THIS IS NOT USED TO BE TALKING ABOUT HORSE AT ALL IT IS A CASE WHERE TWO PEOPLE ARE TALKING AND ONE THROWS A BRAND NEW VARIABLE OF SOME KIND INTO THE EQUATION OR PROBLEM THEY ARE DISCUSSING. THE RESPONSE THEN WITH THIS NEW ADDITION IS 'THAT'S A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR' MEANING NOW THE ANSWER WILL BE ALL TOGETHER DIFFERENT BECAUSE OF NEW INFORMATION THAT HAS COME TO LIGHT. SCRIPTURE ACTUALLY HAS HORSES OF DIFFERENT COLORS AND EACH ONE BRINGS ITS OWN SPECIAL PROBLEMS TO THE WORLD AND THE PEOPLE THAT ARE LEFT HERE.

REVELATION 6:8

'HELL ON EARTH'

WHEN IT GETS REAL BAD FOLKS THINK THEY ARE REALLY SUFFERING HELL ON EARTH. THE REALITY OF IT IS THAT VERY FEW CAN GRASP THE ENORMITY AND THE UTTER DESPAIR AND SUFFERING OF HELL. THERE IS REALLY NOTHING TO COMPARE IT TO, BECAUSE IT IS AN ETERNAL THING, AND WE ONLY THINK IN FINITE TERMS OF THINGS COMING TO AN EVENTUAL END SOONER OR LATER. IN THE MILLENNIAL TIME THERE IS GOING TO BE A LAKE OF FIRE BURNING FOR ALL TO SEE, BUT THAT IS GETTING TO DEEP DOCTRINALLY FOR THE AVERAGE CHRISTIAN TO UNDERSTAND.

REVELATION 7:1

'FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH'

THE EARTH DOES NOT REALLY HAVE ANY CORNERS ON IT BECAUSE IT IS BASICALLY ROUND, BUT WHEN WE WANT TO SAY ALL OVER THE WHOLE EARTH WE SAY THE FOUR CORNERS EXACTLY AS THE BIBLE HAS INSTRUCTED US TO DO.

REVELATION 9:1

'BOTTOMLESS PIT'

THIS IS USUALLY SAID ABOUT SOME YOUNG MAN THAT CAN EAT AND EAT. I.E., WHERE DOES HE PUT IT ALL HE SEEMS LIKE A BOTTOMLESS PIT. IN THE CASE OF THE BIBLE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A LITERAL BOTTOMLESS PIT THAT HAS ALL KINDS OF EVIL IN IT. GOOD BIBLE STUDY.

REVELATION 9:7-9

'HORSE FEATHERS'

A NICE WAY OF SAYING YOU DON'T BELIEVE SOMETHING OR THAT IT IS NONSENSE. LOOK AT VERSE 7, SEE THE HORSE, NOW LOOK AT VERSE 9, SEE THE WINGS! HARD TO BELIEVE RIGHT? IF A HORSE HAS WINGS THEY HAVE FEATHERS NO MATTER HOW UNLIKELY IT SEEMS OR HOW HARD IT IS TO BELIEVE.

REVELATION 10:9-10

'DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER'

MANY A TEACHER HAS TOLD A STUDENT TO READ A BOOK THAT HE OR SHE LIKED AND THE STUDENT WOULD SAY IT (THE BOOK) DOESN'T LOOK GOOD. THE SAYING COMES INTO PLAY RIGHT THEN. I.E., DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT IT (THE BIBLE) WILL FOOL YOU ALSO, THAT IS, IT CAN BE SWEET TO THE MOUTH BUT BITTER TO THE BELLY. IT ALSO CAN BE YOUR FOOD, LIGHT, MEAT, WATER, ETC. I.E., DON'T JUDGE IT BY WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD BUT READ IT FOR YOURSELF. SEE ALSO I SAMUEL 16:10-13 WHERE DAVID'S DADDY DIDN'T THINK DAVID WAS QUALIFIED TO BE KING. OUR THOUGHTS ARE NOT GOD'S THOUGHTS.

REVELATION 12:9-17

'COME HELL OR HIGH WATER'

THIS SAYING IS USUALLY USED TO SHOW BRAVADO OF SOME KIND, LIKE SOMEONE IS MACHO AND NO MATTER THE CONSEQUENCE HE IS GOING TO GET THE SPECIFIC JOB DONE COME "HELL OR HIGH WATER". THE LOST WORLD WHEN THEY USE THESE SAYINGS USUALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT, BECAUSE WHEN HELL COMES YOU ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE AND NOAH ALREADY FOUND OUT ABOUT HIGH WATER AND WHAT IT CAN DO. WHEN THE LORD SENDS TROUBLE TO GET YOUR ATTENTION HE WILL GET IT NO MATTER WHAT YOU THINK. HELL IS IN VERSE 9 AND HIGH WATER IN VERSE 15. EZE 3:18-22 THESE VERSES SHOULD GIVE REASON ENOUGH TO TALK ABOUT HELL COMING, THE HIGH WATER HAS ALREADY PASSED THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO.

REVELATION 14:9-11

'IF THERE IS THAT MUCH SMOKE THERE MUST BE SOME FIRE' OR 'WHERE THERE IS SMOKE THERE IS FIRE'

THIS IS THE SAYING WHEN SOMEONE IS TRYING TO TOTALLY DEFEND A PERSON THAT HAS A LONG REPUTATION FOR A PARTICULAR THING THAT HE HAS BEEN CAUGHT AT AND IS NOW ACCUSED OF AGAIN. THE MEANING IS CLEAR IF THERE IS THAT MUCH SMOKE AROUND THERE MUST BE FIRE ALSO. (THE GUY IS PROBABLY GUILTY AS CHARGED.) WE DO KNOW THERE IS SMOKE AND FIRE IN HELL SO THAT TAKES CARE OF THE VERSE.

REVELATION 14:12

'THE PATIENCE OF A SAINT'

WE SAY THIS WHEN A PERSON IN THE WORLD WILL UNDERGO MUCH SUFFERING AND HEARTACHE WITHOUT COMPLAINT. IN SOME CASES THE PERSON WILL SUFFER MUCH PAIN AND AGONY IN THE PHYSICAL REALM AND SIT STILL FOR IT WITHOUT A MURMUR. THE PATIENCE TALKED ABOUT IN THE VERSE IS THE ABILITY TO KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS DURING UNDUE HARDSHIPS THAT ARE FORCING PEOPLE TO WORSHIP THE BEAST AND TO WORSHIP JESUS IS NO LONGER PAIN FREE OR EASY. THEY ARE IN THE TRIBULATION AND ARE SAVED IF THEY ENDURE TO THE END (FAITH AND WORKS) THIS IS NOT THE SALVATION OF THE NEW TESTAMENT SAINT. II TIMOTHY 2:15.

REVELATION 14:14

'HE IS IN THE CLOUDS' OR 'HE HAS HIS HEAD IN THE CLOUDS'

THIS IS LIKE DAY DREAMING, THE PERSON IN QUESTION DOES NOT REALLY HAVE HIS MIND ON THE MATTERS AT HAND SO WE SAY HE IS IN THE CLOUDS (NOT LITERALLY). IN THE VERSE THE LORD IS IN FACT LITERALLY IN THE CLOUDS.

REVELATION 16:13

'HE HAS A FROG IN HIS THROAT'

USED WHEN A PERSON'S VOICE IS SO HOARSE HE CAN ONLY CROAK AND NOT SPEAK. THIS DRAGON HAD REAL FROGS IN HIS THROAT SO I SUPPOSE HE ONLY CROAKED FOR A MOMENT TILL HIS THROAT WAS CLEAR. A REAL FROG IN YOUR THROAT WOULD MAKE IT SORE IN THE FIRST PLACE. WE USE THE WORD CROAKED TO SHOW A PERSON HAS DIED, SO IF HE IS HALF CROAKED HE IS NOT DEAD ONLY A SORE THROAT, I GUESS!

REVELATION 17:3

'RIDING HIGH'

SHE WAS ON THE BEAST HIGH FOR A WHILE BUT SHE FELL ALL THE WAY DOWN. THIS IS USED IN THE WORLD TO SHOW THAT THE PERSON HAS IT MADE, HE IS ON TOP OF EVERYTHING AND IT IS ALL GOING VERY WELL.

REVELATION 17:4

'ALL DECKED OUT'

USUALLY SAID WHEN A PERSON IS DRESSED IN THEIR SUNDAY GO TO MEETING CLOTHES. THIS WOMAN IN REVELATION IS ALSO DRESSED IN HER VERY BEST CLOTHING BUT SHE HAS ALTOGETHER A DIFFERENT AGENDA THEN GOING TO CHURCH.

REVELATION 17:6

'BLOODSUCKERS'

THIS IS THE PERSON ON THE STREET THAT WILL TAKE EVERYTHING YOU OWN AND BARELY LEAVE THE SHIRT ON YOUR BACK. THIS KIND OF 'LEECH' DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOU OR HEALTH OR YOUR FAMILY OR ANYTHING BUT THEIR POUND OF FLESH (OR THEIR USURY PAYMENT). IT IS NOT AN ACTUAL DRINK OF BLOOD LIKE WE SEE IN THE BIBLE, BUT THE SENSE THAT THE WORLD WILL DRAIN YOU DRY AND LEAVE YOU FOR DEAD. THOSE THAT ARE BIBLE BELIEVERS WILL KNOW WHICH CHURCH THIS IS (CATHOLIC FOR THOSE WHO DON'T) AND WILL KNOW THEY DRINK BLOOD EVERY SUNDAY AS WELL AS THE REFERENCES TO FUTURE BLOOD DRINKING AND PAST. THEY WERE BLOODY KILLERS IN THE PASTAND ARE DOING IT IN IRELAND RIGHT NOW AND WILL DO IT IN THE TRIBULATION BIG TIME.

REVELATION 19:11

'HERE COMES THE JUDGE!'

THE WORLD'S SYSTEM MADE A POPULAR SONG WITH THIS TITLE UNKNOWINGLY! THE JUDGE IS COMING AND BOY IS HE MAD! IN OUR COURT SYSTEM, THE BAILIFF SAYS ALL 'RISE' WHEN THE JUDGE COMES INTO THE COURTROOM, AND WHEN JESUS THE JUDGE DOES COME EVEN THE DEAD WILL RISE. THE WORLD ALWAYS HAS A LITTLE TRUTH BUT NEVER QUITE GETS IT RIGHT.*******IF YOU ARE IN COURT AND YOU HEAR THIS, IT IS A GOOD OPENING FOR A WITNESS.*******

REVELATION 19:15

'A SHARP TONGUE' OR' HE HAS A SHARP TONGUE'

THE WORLD'S WAY OF SAYING THIS PERSON IS VERY HARSH OR CUTTING IN HIS SPEECH. NOT A KIND GENTLE NICE PERSON TO CONVERSE WITH. THE LORD'S SWORD COMING OUT OF HIS MOUTH IN THIS VERSE WILL CUT THE WORLD ASUNDER AND ALL ITS FOOLISHNESS WILL BE PUT TO REST. A SHARP TONGUE WILL PRODUCE CUTTING REMARKS.

REVELATION 19:15

'RULE WITH AN IRON FIST OR HAND'

THE BIBLE USES THE WORD ROD BUT THE WORLD ALTERS THE SAYING JUST ENOUGH TO CHANGE IT BUT NOT ITS BASIC MEANING. SOME FATHERS TRY THIS AND RUIN THEIR HOMES. SOME DICTATORS GET AWAY WITH THIS FOR A WHILE BUT IT NEVER WORKS LONG. (TOTAL INFLEXIBILITY, 'IRON'.) NOW WHEN GOD DOES THIS IN HIS HOLINESS IT IS A PERFECT KINGDOM THE ULTIMATE GOVERNMENT. GOD HOWEVER DOES THIS RULING WITH PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS AND NO ONE ELSE CAN MAKE THE SAME CLAIM SO IT DOES NOT WORK FOR THEM.

REVELATION 19:18-21

'THAT IS STRICTLY FOR THE BIRDS'

SOMETHING REPUGNANT THAT WE DON'T WANT ANY PART OF WILL GET YOU THIS SAYING. THE MEAT IN THIS VERSE WAS LITERALLY BIRD FOOD.********* **********************THIS WOULD BE A GOOD OPENER FOR A WITNESS*******

REVELATION 20:3

'BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA'

WHEN YOU ARE IN A PICKLE AND NO DIRECTION LOOKS GOOD BUT YOU HAVE TO GO SOMEWHERE YOU SAY THIS. IN THE VERSE GIVEN YOU WILL FIND THAT THE DEVIL IS IN THE BOTTOMLESS PIT. AND WE ARE ON EARTH FOR A THOUSAND YEARS OF REST AND GOD IS IN HEAVEN RIGHT. WELL IF THE DEVIL IS DOWN AND GOD IS UP AND THE SEA OF THE GREAT DEEP (FROZEN IN FRONT OF GOD) IS BETWEEN US AND GOD WE MUST BE BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA GEOGRAPHICALLY. BETTER GET OUT YOUR BIBLE AND STUDY BEFORE YOU JUMP TOO QUICK. II TIMOTHY 2:15.

REVELATION 20:10

'THERE IS NO REST FOR THE WICKED'

TRUE BOTH HERE AND IN HELL. THE WICKED ON EARTH HAVE NO JOY OR PEACE EVEN IF THEY HAVE TEMPORARY PLEASURE AND IN HELL THEY WON'T EVEN HAVE ANY SHORT TERM PLEASURE.

REVELATION 20:12-15

'IT AIN'T OVER TILL IT'S OVER'

THIS IS THE CRY OF THE SOUTHERNER, HOLDING OUT HOPE TILL THE VERY END REGARDLESS OF THE INEVITABLE OUTCOME. WHEN YOU ARE WHUPPED YOU ARE WHUPPED! IF THE WATER IS AT YOUR CHIN STOP BAILING AND SWIM THE BOAT IS SUNK ALREADY, USE YOUR REMAINING ENERGY WISELY. WITH THESE VERSES IT WILL BE OVER FOR THE LOST FOLKS REGARDLESS OF THOSE HOLDING OUT HOPE THEY WILL CONVINCE GOD THEY ARE GOOD OLE PEOPLE THAT NEVER HURT NO ONE. WHEN IT IS OVER HERE YOU ARE IN A LAKE OF FIRE, AND YOU AIN'T OR AREN'T GETTING OUT. IT'S OVER BUB! BEST BET IS DON'T WAIT THIS LATE, DO SOMETHING NOW!!!!!!

REVELATION 20:13-14

'RAISE HELL'

THIS EXPRESSION IS USED BY THE WORLD TO SHOW YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME OR ARE GOING TO HAVE ONE. GENERAL MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM IS BEING PERPETRATED BY THE USERS OF THIS TERM. IN THE BIBLE DEATH AND HELL ARE RAISED ONCE THAT IS TO GIVE THE LOST MAN HIS CHANCE AT THE WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT AND WHEN ALL THE PEOPLE ARE THROWN INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE SO IS HELL AND IT WILL NOT BE RAISED ANYMORE FOR ANYONE, NO MATTER WHAT YOUR COLLEGE PROFESSOR THINKS.

REVELATION 20:13-15

'THERE IS GOING TO BE HELL TO PAY'

YES, WHEN YOU GET CAUGHT WITH YOUR HAND IN THE COOKIE JAR ON EARTH OR WHATEVER SIN YOU ARE CAUGHT IN YOU DO HAVE TO PAY SOMETHING, SOMETIMES YOU ARE NOT EVEN CAUGHT SO YOU THINK THERE IS NO PAYMENT. SOONER OR LATER ALL THINGS ARE GOING TO BE MADE MANIFEST AND YOU WILL PAY, AND IN SO MANY CASES THE PAYMENT IS GOING TO BE LITERALLY AN ETERNITY IN HELL. REFUSAL TO LET JESUS PAY FOR YOUR SINS WILL HAVE YOU PAYING FOR THEM IN HELL YOURSELF AND THAT WILL BE 'HELL TO PAY'.

REVELATION 20:14

'TO BLAZES WITH IT' OR 'TO HELL WITH IT'

THIS SAYING IS A TOTAL GIVING UP ON WHATEVER HAS GOTTEN YOU DISGRUNTLED. I.E., TO HELL WITH THIS OLD CAR. (AFTER IT CAN'T BE FIXED). THE WORLD HAS A WAY OF TELLING ALL KINDS OF FOLKS OR THINGS TO GO TO HELL, BUT IN REALITY IF THEY KNEW WHAT HELL REALLY WAS THEY WOULD NOT BE SO FLIPPANT ABOUT CASTING THINGS THERE OR WISHING THEM TO BE THERE.

REVELATION 20:14

'OUT OF THE FRYING PAN INTO THE FIRE'

THIS IS SAID WHEN A PERSON GOES FROM A LITTLE TROUBLE TO A WHOLE BUNCH OF TROUBLE IN ONE FELL SWOOP. THE BIBLE SHOWS THAT THE PEOPLE THAT WERE IN HELL WILL COME UP OUT OF HELL AND BE JUDGED AT THE WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT AND THEN BE CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. SO THEY ARE OUT OF THE FRYING PAN INTO THE FIRE.

REVELATION 20:15

'GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE'

THIS ONE IS USED ALL THE TIME AND IS SO FAMILIAR TO PEOPLE THAT THEY DON'T EVEN REALIZE WHAT THEY ARE SAYING. YOU CAN'T MOVE HELL AND IF YOU GO THERE YOU CAN'T GET OUT OF IT EITHER. ONCE GOD PUTS YOU IN HELL YOU HAVE NO MORE POWER TO DO ANYTHING BUT BURN AND SUFFER. IF YOU WANT SOMEONE TO LEAVE YOUR PRESENCE DO NOT USE THIS EPITHET. HELL IS REAL NO MATTER WHAT THE JW'S THINK OR ANYONE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER AND IT IS NOT A JOKE.

REVELATION 20:15

'GO JUMP IN THE LAKE'

WE DON'T REALLY MEAN JUMP IN THE LAKE IT IS JUST A WAY OF SAYING GET OUT OF HERE, GET OUT OF MY FACE, OR IT IS USED TO SHOW TOTAL DISAGREEMENT WITH AN IDEA OR CONCEPT. SORT OF A REJECTION OF WHAT YOU THINK. WHEN THESE FOLKS ARE CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE THEY WILL BE WISHING THEY NEVER HEARD OF THE "LAKE".

REVELATION 21:8

'LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE'

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE SAYINGS USED MOSTLY BY CHILDREN AS THEY ARE GROWING UP (THEY ADD YOUR NOSE IS LONGER THAN A TELEPHONE WIRE). IT IS REALLY JUST A SHORT EXCLAMATION OF RIDICULE FOR THE PERSON THAT WAS CAUGHT IN THE LIE. THE BIBLE SAYS THE LIAR WILL DO MORE THAN CATCH ON FIRE IT SAYS HE WILL BE IN A LAKE OF FIRE FOR ETERNITY.

REVELATION 21:11

'CRYSTAL CLEAR'

SOMETHING THAT IS VERY CLEAR WILL ELICIT THIS SAYING. I.E., A FRESHLY WASHED WINDOW. THE VERSE IS TALKING ABOUT THE REAL MCCOY.

REVELATION 22:5

'CAN'T/COULDN'T HOLD A CANDLE TO HIM'

THE WORLD USES THIS TO SHOW THAT WHOEVER YOU ARE TRYING TO COMPARE YOURSELF TO, THAT THE OTHER PERSON IS SO FAR ABOVE YOU IT REALLY IS NO CONTEST. THE PERSON IS SUPERIOR, HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE YOU. IN THIS VERSE YOU LITERALLY CAN'T HOLD A CANDLE TO JESUS CHRIST BECAUSE HIS LIGHT OUTSHINES ALL LIGHT. CARRIED FARTHER, YOU COULD SAY THAT NO ONE COMPARES TO THE LORD, HE IS HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE ANYONE YOU KNOW (AND THAT PUTS IT MILDLY), HE IS VASTLY SUPERIOR, AND THERE IS NOT ENOUGH ROOM TO WRITE THE SUPERLATIVES TO DESCRIBE HIM IF THEY (THE WORDS) EVEN EXIST. YOU JUST CAN'T HOLD A CANDLE TO HIM.

REVELATION 22:15

'DOG DAYS' OR ' EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY'

THIS IS THE SUMMER TIME IN AUGUST WHEN THE WIND DOESN'T BLOW IN THE SOUTH AND THE DOG FLIES ARE BITING YOU SO HARD YOU ALMOST GO NUTS WAITING FOR A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. THE OTHER ONE IS WHEN YOU MESS UP SOMEONE YOU WILL ALSO GET YOUR DAY OF BEING MESSED UP. DON'T FORGET IN THE BIBLE THAT A DOG IS AN UNSAVED MAN. II PETER 2:22. NOW LOOK IN THE VERSE IN THE BIBLE LISTED FOR THIS SAYING AND SEE IF THIS IS NOT TRULY THE DOG DAYS OR EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY. DON'T FORGET THAT "OUTSIDE" THIS CITY IS A LAKE OF FIRE AND IF THAT IS NOT HOT ENOUGH TO QUALIFY FOR A DOG DAY THAN NOTHING IS. WHY NOT CAT DAYS? WHEN THE BIBLE SAYS IT THAT FINISHES IT AND DOG DAYS IT IS PERIOD. **************** GOOD CONVERSATION STARTER IN AUGUST*********ON SECOND THOUGHT ANYTIME IS A GOOD TIME TO WITNESS**********

REVELATION 22:16

'WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR'

A SONG BY WALT DISNEY MADE FAMOUS TO MAKE YOU THINK YOU CAN ACTUALLY GET A WISH ANSWERED BY SOME STAR YOU CHOOSE IN THE LATE NIGHT SKY. A CHRISTIAN CAN HOWEVER WISH (PRAY) FOR SOMETHING FROM THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR (JESUS) AND AS A SON OF GOD HE OR SHE HAS A VERY REAL CHANCE OF GETTING IT TO COME TRUE. THIS BOOK IS LOADED FOLKS, YOU CAN'T LIVE APART FROM IT NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE OR WHERE YOU ARE. IT IS THE RULE BOOK OF LIFE (AV 1611).


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CHAPTER XV.

HOW THE SOCIETY MUST BE CONDUCTED

WITH THE MONKS AND NUNS.

1.      The confessors and preachers must guard well against offending the nuns and occasioning temptations contrary to their vocation; but on the contrary, having conciliated the love of the Lady Superiors, that we obtain to hear, when less, their extraordinary confessions, and that it is predicted that we may hope soon to receive some gratitude from them; because the abbesses, principally the rich and noble, can be of much utility to the Society, by themselves, and by their relatives and friends; of the manner with which we treat with them and influence of the principal monasteries, the Society will little by little arrive to obtain the knowledge of all the corporation and increase its friendship.

2.      It will be necessary, notwithstanding, to prohibit our nuns from frequenting the monasteries of women, for fear that their mode of life may be more agreeable, and that the Society will see itself frustrated in the hopes of possessing all their properties. We must induce them to take the vow of chastity and obedience, at the hands of their confessors; and to show them that this mode of life will conform with the uses of the Primitive Church, placed as a light to shine in the house, and that it cannot be hidden under a measure, without the edification of their neighbor, and without fruit for the souls; furthermore, that in imi