Jephthah, a man of his word:



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(Mat 25:31-34)  When the Son of man shall come in his glory [that’s us], and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory [this earth]: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared [provided, made ready] for you from the foundation [founding; fig. conception] of the world [kosmos; “cosmos,” universe]:

1.       glory = Gk: glory (as very apparent), in a wide application (lit. or fig., obj. or subj.):--dignity, glory (-ious), honour, praise, worship.

2.       (Rom 8:18)  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us [to take off the cover, i.e. disclose].

3.       (Judg 7:16)  And he [Gideon: feller (warrior): to fell a tree] divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet [the voice of the Lord] in every man's hand, with empty pitchers [of earthenware], and lamps [torches] within the pitchers.

(Eph 1:3-5)  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen [selected] us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

1.       (John 15:16)  Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you [Dict: to invest with ministerial or sacerdotal (pertaining to priests or the priesthood) functions; confer holy orders upon], that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

2.       predestinate = Gk: to limit in advance, i.e. (fig.) predetermine:--determine before, ordain, predestinate.


(Exo 32:31-33)  And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me [i.e. is not covered by the blood of the Lamb from the foundation of the world], him will I blot out of my book.

(Rev 3:5)  He that overcometh [his self, his natural man, his old man], the same shall be clothed in white raiment [the “white robe” of righteousness: Rev 6:11; 7:9,13]; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

(Rev 13:8)  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him [the “beast” Rev 13:1], whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

1.       Amplified Bible, alternate translation = “recorded from the foundation of the world in the Book of Life of the Lamb that was slain [in sacrifice]”

(Rom 8:28-31)  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love [agapao] God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

1.       called = Gk: invited, i.e. appointed, or (spec.) a saint:--called.

2.       foreknow = Gk: to know beforehand, i.e. foresee:--foreknow (ordain), know (before).

3.       predestinate = Gk: to limit in advance, i.e. (fig.) predetermine:--determine before, ordain, predestinate.

4.       conformed = Gk: jointly formed, i.e. (fig.) similar:--conformed to, fashioned like unto.

5.       justified = Gk: to render (i.e. show or regard as) just or innocent:--free, justify (-ier), be righteous.

6.       glorified = Gk: to render (or esteem) glorious (in a wide application):--(make) glorify (-ious), full of (have) glory, honour, magnify /// glory (as very apparent):--dignity, glorious), honour, praise, worship.


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