Syllabus For The Perfecting Of The Saints
God’s Purposes – To “make whole”, to save His people from sin.
Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins.
Jesus is the same as the Hebrew word Jehoshua or abbreviated from Joshua. It means the Salvation of Jehovah: or Jehovah, the Savior, the Deliverer; name above every name. Ephesians 1:21 and Philippians 2:10. Salvation is no other name. Acts 4:12
Isaiah 12:2-3 Behold, God (El – Almighty) is my salvation: I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
Isaiah 51:6 my salvation shall be forever.
Isaiah 49:6 Salvation unto the end of earth.
Salvation: Hebrew Yeshuwah (yesh-oo-aw) means something saved. Deliverance, hence aid, victory, prosperity.
- Help or helping
- Saving (health)
Salvation, Greek work Soteria meaning rescue or safety, physically or morally, to deliver, health and save (make whole), saving - preservation of life and that you might live safe in Christ this time and and that you might live in the world to come.
Lord (Hebrew – Jah) meaning Jehovah in a special sense. He Who Is and Is To Come (has) become my salvation.
Isaiah 25:9, 49:6 and Exodus 15:1-3, God’s purpose is to life. Luke 6:9
The word Saviour (Hebrew – Yawsha (yaw-shah) means to open wide or free (by implying) to be safe; causative, to free or succor; at all times, avenging; defend, deliver (-er), help, preserve life, rescue, be safe, bring (having); translated in your bibles as salvation, save, savior. Isaiah 62:11-12; Zechariah 9:9; Ezekiel 36:25-29
The word Savior (Greek = so-tare. From the Greek word Sozo) means a deliverer (God or Christ). Titus 2:13; Acts 13:22-23; Each believer in the saving Name of Jesus has a personal deliverer (Savior). Isaiah 25:1-6
Hebrews 10:38-39; Habakkuk 2:4 – the just shall live by faith.
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
Soul (Greek=Psuche) in verse 39 is the only word translated soul in the New Testament. It occurs 105 times and is rendered sould 58 times; life 40 times; mind 3 times; and heart, hearty, us and you, one time each. Found in Genesis 1:20 and 30, Genesis 2:7, Isaiah 38:17 (in love for my soul…cast all sins behind thy back…) Life Luke 6:9, Matthew 6:25, Matthew 10:28 soul, 39 life, Acts 15:26, Luke 9:56, Philippians 2:30, Luke 21:19.
In your patients possess ye your souls. Possess (Ktromai) means to get, acquire, (by and means, obtain, provide, purchase). Hebrews 11:35 (obtained), 1 Thessalonians 4:4 (possess), Acts 8:20 (purchased).
Saving (Greek = Peripoiesis) in verse 39 means preservation, unto destruction (perdition); but of them that believe to the saving (Greek Peripoiesis) or preservation of the life (soul).
Saving health, Psalm 67:2. Example in Paul’s life Acts 28:31. Believed God Acts 27:11, 44, 45.
Additional Verses Added To The Syllabus
Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Luke 13:16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, to, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?
2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. Corrupt = watered down the gospel. In most of the New Testament, the word God means Creator.
Amos 7:7-8 Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand. And the Lord said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more:
Plumbline used to measure the four corners of a building to make it right. If one corner is off, all the other corners will be way off (like most churches today).
Zechariah 4:7 Who art thou, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Romans 9:33 As it is written, Behold I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock or offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
2 Peter 2:1-10 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up on a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe his is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builderds disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are not the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but not have obtained mercy.
2 Corinthians 12:7 Thorn in the flesh, Thorn (figuratively) means a bodily annoyance of disability.
Numbers 33:55 But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell.
Ezekiel 28:24 The house of Israel shall no longer find a prickling brier or a piercing thorn among all their neighbors who have treated them with contempt. And they shall know that I am the Lord God.
- Messenger means angel (i.e. angel of Satan)
- Buffet means to rap with the fist.
- People were a pain in the neck or butt to Paul (figuratively, in today’s speech).
2 Corinthians 11:23-26 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. Vs.24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Vs.25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day have I been in the deep, Vs.26 In journeyings often, in perils of water, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren.
Satan through people was Paul’s thorn.
Isaiah 53:4-8, 10-12 Surely He hath borne (carried the punishment for) our griefs and carried our sorrows (for judgment which was brought about by our sins) yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted (humbled) Vs.5 But He was wounded (pierced) for our transgressions (rebellion or sin against lawful authority), He was bruised (literally and figuratively, to beat to pieces, break in pieces) for our iniquities (perverseness). The chastisement (correction) (for) our peace (to feel safe because of your welfare, i.e. health, prosperity, peace, rest safely, all is well, wholly well) was upon Him. (Healed = to mend by stitching; cure (to cause to) heal; physician; repair and thoroughly, make whole). Vs.6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way, and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity (punishment for moral evil) of us all. Vs.7 He was oppressed (hard pressed), and He was afflicted ( be in misery and depressed) yet He opened not His mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His mouth. Vs.8 Transgression (national, moral or religious rebellion), stricken ( a blow inflicting a wound). Vs.10 Grief ( to make sick with grief). Vs.12 Transgression (to break away from just authority, to apostatize).
Galatians 3:8-14 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us, for it is written, cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.
Deuteronomy 28:4,21,22,27,28,44,61 Vs.4 The fruit of the body (no deformed or mentally retarded children) Vs.21 Pestilence ( plague = a deadly and pestilential epidemic disease). Vs.22 Consumption (phyhisis (this-sis) a wasting of the body or part of the body, especially tuberculosis); Inflammation (intermittent burning fever, like malaria); blasting (blight). Vs.27 Botch (elephantiasis); emerod ( Old English spelling of modern hemorrhoids, or piles; from the Hebrew it is tumors). (1 Samuel 5:6,9,12 smote them with emerods, even Ashdod; They had emerods in their secret parts); scab (aggressive psoriasis); itch (prurigo, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, accompanied by an eruption and intense itching). Vs.28 Madness (insanity, blindness); astonishment (consternation). Vs.44 Financial curse. Vs.61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law. (Also found in Deuteronomy 30:11, 14 and Romans 10:9).
Ezekiel 34:1-4 And Matthew 13:58 (unbelief)
1 Corinthians 11:29-30 Discerning (stagger, waver). Asleep (Koimaomai) (to fall asleep unintentionally.
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…
James 1:6-7 do not waver.
Romans 10:9 Confess means to assent to, covenant or acknowledge. To make a binding agreement.
Luke 13:16 Saved (Greek = Sozo) means to be made whole, to save, deliver or protect (literally or figuratively), heal, preserve, save self, do well, make whole. Luke 7:50, John 3:17, Acts 2:21, 15:11, Romans 10:13, 1 Timothy 2:4
Scriptural definition of (Isaiah 38:17, James 5:14-15, Jude 1:5, Mark 2:12, Luke 5:20,25, Luke 8:12, Luke 18:42) thy faith hath saved thee.
The same Greek word for saved (Sozo) translated healed (Mark 5:23, 29, Luke 8:36, Acts 14:9, Mark 5:28, Luke 8:50, Luke 17:19, Acts 4:9 = whole, Psalm 42:11 = health, Luke 8:12 = saved, 1 Timothy 2:4 who will have all men to be saved.
Isaiah 25:9 Save (Hebrew Yasha (yah-shaw) means to be open, wide or free as a result; to be safe; by avenging; defend; deliever (-er); help, preserve; rescue; or bring (having) salvation; a savior; get victory. Found in Isaiah 43:1, Luke 1:37, Luke 2:11, John 4:42, Acts 5:31, Jude 1:25. In Luke 17:12, 19, it was about the ten lepers. Some are healed but not made whole (sins forgiven).
Philippians 2:12 ….work out your own salvation (rescue or safety, physically or morally).
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: Vs.17 That the man of God may be perfect thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
- Perfect (fitted).
- Thoroughly furnished (equipped).
- All good works (every work).
Jude 1:3 …contend for the faith (to struggle for the living divinely implanted principle).
- Principle (Latin principium, beginning primus first, capere, to take) from Winston Dictionary.
- A course or cause from which a thing comes
- A settled rule or law of action or conduct.
- A truth which is general and plain and upon which others are founded; as the principles of government.
- Reason; uprightness; as, a man of principle.
- Chemically, a component part of element on which is essential or characteristic properties of a substance depend; and principled; to establish or strengthen in settled rules of action.
Hebrews 4:14, 10:23… hold fast to your profession…Covenant=binding agreement.
Hebrews 3:1…Jesus Christ, the high priest of our profession…
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God…
John 5:39 Search the scriptures…Search (Greek=Ereunao) means to search as a lion or hound tracks by scent.
Romans 1:16 The gospel (good news) of Christ is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth. The good news of Chirst (the power of 4 unto rescue or safety, “physically or morally”; deliver; health; preserving health; salvation; save; make whole; be made whole).
1 Corinthians 15:2…ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached…Ye are made whole (healed, preserved, save self, do well, make whole) if ye keep in memory what I preached.
Romans 8:2…hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Colossians 1:13…Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness
Forgot not all His benefits Psalms 103:1-10, Psalms 68:19, Psalms 116:12
Psalms 68:19-20 Blessed the Most High God who daily loadeth us with benefits. The Most High God He is our salvation. Is our God a God for salvation? Are there goings forth for death for Jehovah Adonai?
Jehovah Adonai is the Lord in His relation to the earth and as carrying out His purposes of blessing the earth.
Psalms 115.15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
Precious (Hebrew= Yakar) means heavy in price, costly. Note the five precious (heavy in price) things in the Old Testament:
- The Word of God (1 Samuel 3:1)
- Redemption (Psalms 49:8)
- The death of His saints (Psalms 42:14, 116:15)
- The lips of knowledge (Proverbs 20:15)
- The thoughts of God (Psalms 139:17)
- Healing for the Glory of God (John 11:4)
Matthew 8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sickness.
- Infirmities (Greek = Asheneia (as-then-i-ah) meaning feebleness of body or mind, by implication malady, moral, frailty, translated disease, infirmity, sickness, weakness.
- Malady is any disease or illness, especially a deep-seated or lingering disorder, mental or physical.
1 Peter 2:24 Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness, by whose stripes ye were healed. Healed (Greek = Iaomai (ee-ah-om-ahee) means to cure, literally or figuratively; to make whole.
Luke 6:9…to save life.
Psalms 103:4…who redeemeth your life from destruction.
Psalm 107:2…Let the redeemed of the Lord say so (confess so)…
Hebrews 12:12,13,15 Wherefore lift (set upright again) up the hands which hand down, and the feeble (palsied) knees, Vs.13 And make straight paths for your feet, that which is lame be turned out of the way, but let it rather be healed (cured, made whole). Vs.15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God, any root of bitterness springing up trouble in you.
- Diligently (search carefully; by Hebrewism, to worship, enquire, require, seek)
- Lest (God forbid)
- Any (someone)
- Man (anyone)
- Fail ( fall short, be deficient, come behind, short, destitute, fail, lack, suffer need, be in want, be the worse)
2 Corinthians 5:18…hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.
Matthew 10:1 And when He had called unto Him His twelve disciples, He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out and to all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. Also see Matthew 10:8
Heal (Greek = Therapeuo (ther-ap-yoo-o) means to wait unto menially (i.e. figuratively, to adore God, or specifically, to relieve of disease, cure, heal, worship.
Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
Ephesians 5:19…in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs…
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly…
1 Corinthians 1:7 So that ye come behind in no gift…
Colossians 1:28 that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.
- Perfect (Greek = Telleios (tel-i-os) means to complete in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, of full age. Matthew 5:48, Romans 12:2, 1 Corinthians 2:6-7; 3:10, Philippians 3:15, James 1:4, 1 John 4:18.
Ephesians 4:11-12 And He gave some, apostles, and some, prophets; and some evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.
- Perfecting means the complete furnishing of the saints, for the work of the ministry.
2 Corinthians 5:18…hath given us the ministry of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:19…hath committed unto us the work of reconciliation.
- Reconciliation (Greek = Katallage) means restoration to the divine favor. (He) hath committed unto us the word of restoring people to the divine favor.
2 Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou has heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
- Sound (Greek = Hugiaino) means figuratively, to be uncorrupt (true to doctrine), be in health, be safe and sound. Greek Sozo = whole.
Galatians 1:7-9…but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ; but though we, or an angel from heaven, preach and other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than ye have received, let him be accursed.
2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word… (wholesome words) Use Wholesome words.
Luke 6:40 The disciple is not above his Master; but everyone that is perfect shall be as his master.
- Perfect (Greek = Dialegomai) means to speak to and fro (alternately), converse, discuss. See Acts 20:7,9 (i.e. set to rights (perfect) by his instruction being complete).
John 14:12 The works that I do shall you do also.
Colossians 1:28 That we may present every man perfect, complete in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, of full age in Christ Jesus.
Matthew 9:37-38 Then saith He unto His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth laborers into His harvest.
- Send (Greek = Ekballo (ek-bal-lo) means to eject (literally or figuratively) bring forth, cast forth or out, drive out, expel, leave, pluck (pull, take, thrust) our, put forth (out), send away (forth, out). This is the same word used for casting out demons. Matthew 8:16 He cast out the spirits of His Word. Also, Matthew 8:31 and 10:1.
1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual (gifts), but rather that ye may prophecy.
- Spiritual (Greek = Pneumatikos) means spiritual thing or things determined, influenced or proceeding from the spirit. See Romans 1:11; 7:14, 1 Corinthians 12:1; 14:14, Ephesians 1:3; 5:19; 6:12, Colossians 1:9; 3:16, 1 Peter 2:5.
- The word “gifts” is not in the Greek text.
1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
- Severally (Greek = Idios) is the same word “private” as referred to in 2 Peter 1:20. It means “of uncertain affinity”, pertaining to self. (i.e. one’s own; by implication, private or separate) his acquaintance, when they were alone, apart, aside, due, (his own, proper, several), home (her, our, thine, your), own (business), private (ly), proper, severally, their own.
- From the Winston Dictionary the word “severally” means: pertaining to law, separable and capable of being treated as separate from, though not necessarily independent of, another; as a joint and several obligation.
Hebrews 5:14 have their senses exercised to discern.
Amos 8:11 “Behold the days come saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, nto a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord”.
- Words (Hebrew = Dabar (daw-baw) meaning a word by implication, a matter as spoken of, or thing; THE VERY WORDS OF THE LORD.
1 Timothy 6:3-5 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to the wholesome words even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; his is proud, knowing nothing but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmising. Perverse, disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
- Doting (Greek = Noseo) meaning to be sick (i.e. by implying of a diseased appetite), to hanker after; figuratively, to harp upon; dote.