An Inspirational Message!
Ran across an interesting yet enlightening video message. It read so much like scripture; yet it was not from the Bible, that is verbatim. Yep, I was much more curious than suspicious. I automatically recalled the folks in Berea and went to the concordance.
An inspirational idea was developing!
KJV(i) 10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. 12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few. 13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither also, and stirred up the people. 14 And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still. 15 And they that conducted Paul brought him unto Athens: and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to come to him with all speed, they departed.
I am pretty sure it wasn’t the Catholic Scriptures they searched. It was the same Scriptures that were in existence at the time Jesus read and taught from when He walked the earth. (Luke 4:16-32) You know, the law and the prophets that he came not to destroy but to establish until ALL things are accomplished. (Matt. 5:17-20) He knew them more than pretty good! After all, He was the one that told Moses and the prophets what to write before He became flesh. (John 1:1,14)
In the video message, there is no voice reading the message. It is written with a beautiful background and there are 16 passages or what can be called verses displayed while some beautiful music is playing. I went through it and paused each passage and looked up some key words in the Strong’s and wrote down many applicable verses from the Holy Bible (KJV) on each passage. [It would have been easier just to reference the whole Bible or just one verse – John 21:25]
Following the video are the passages numbered as played and a good many applicable Bible verses that support the video passages. It was a bit different from what the Bereans did, but pretty much the same principle.
Passage 1 > John 10:3-5
Passage 2 > Matthew 12:30, Luke 3:8, 11:23, John 10:2, 17:9-24, Zechariah 13:9, Isaiah 48:10, Malachi 3:2, Revelation 2:17
Passage 3 > Matthew 6:9, 13:21,29, 24:21,29, Mark 13:24, John 16:33, Rvelation 2:9,10,22, 7:14, John 1:1
Passage 4 > Ezekiel 34:11-15,23-26, Zechariah 8:8, John 6:37, Hosea 2:19 [“Behold, I will…” in many places throughout scripture > Say the Lord.]
Passage 5 > Isaiah 51:4-6, 1Corinthians 15:50-58
Passage 6 > John 8:30-38, Matthew 7:21-23, Isaiah 57:15, 66:2, Joshua24:14 2 Corinthians 1:12
Passage 7 > Matthew 7:1-2, 11:25-30, Revelation 20:13, 2Corinthians 4:1-6, 18:18-20, John 14:1-4
Passage 8 > John17, Isaiah 51:4-6, Luke 11:50, Revelation 13:8
Passage 9 > Luke 24:6, Exodus 3:14, Mark 14:62,
Passage 10 > Romans 5:11, Luke 22:20, John 6:53-56, Revelation 1:5, 7:14
Passage 11 > Isaiah 8:14-18, 9:6-9, John 1:1
Passage 12 > Matthew 10:38, 16:24, Mark 8:34, 10:21, Luke 9:23, 14:27, John 19:8-22
Passsage 13 > John 6:52-58
KJV(i) 52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat (G5315)? 53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat (G5315 – wound) the flesh of the Son of man, and drink (G4095) his blood, ye have no life in you. 54 Whoso eateth (G5176) my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56 He that eateth (G5176) my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth (G5176) me, even he shall live by me. 58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth (G5176) of this bread shall live for ever.
*G5176 – τρώγω – or perhaps rather of a base of G5167 and G5149 through the idea of a craunching sound; to gnaw or chew, i.e. (generally) to eat. Derivation: probably strengthened from a collateral form of the base of G5134 and G5147 through the idea of corrosion or wear; KJV Usage: eat.
>>G2352 – θραύω – to crush. Derivation: a primary verb; KJV Usage: bruise.
>>G5149 – τρίζω – to creak (squeak), i.e. (by analogy) to grate the teeth (in frenzy). Derivation: apparently a primary verb; KJV Usage: gnash.
>>>G5167 – τρυγών – akin to G5149, but denoting a duller sound); a turtle-dove (as cooing) Derivation: from τρύζω (to murmur; KJV Usage: turtle-dove.
Note: G5167 is translated “eateth” four times in John and once “eating” in Matt. 24:38 (relating to the days of Noah) and never as “eat”. To eat or eateth as in the eating of food is translated throughout the New Testament from either G2068 or G5315 except 10 places:
*G2068 – ἐσθίω – used only in certain tenses, the rest being supplied by G5315; to eat (usually literal) Derivation: strengthened for a primary ἔδω (to eat); KJV Usage: devour, eat, live.
*G5315 – φάγω – to eat (literally or figuratively) Derivation: a primary verb (used as an alternate of G2068 in certain tenses); KJV Usage: eat, meat.
The ten exceptions are from the following four Greek terms:
*G4095 – πίνω – to imbibe (literally or figuratively) Derivation: a prolonged form of πίω ; which (together with another form) πόω ; occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses; KJV Usage: drink.
*imbibe – verb, -bibed, -bibing 1 To drink in; drink. 2 To take in as if drinking; absorb. 3 To receive into the mind or character; to imbibe good principles. See synonyms under absorb. [Funk and Wagnalls Dictionary of the English Language, International Edition – 1975]
Passage 14 > Matthew 20:20-29, 25:31-46
Passage 15 > Matthew 5:17-20, Revelation 22:17, John 4:19-24
Passage 16 > Luke 4:18, Matthew 13:12, Hosea 14:4′ Psalm 6:2, 41:4, Exodus 15:26, Isaiah 147:3, John 3:18-24
It took some time, but it was a worthy task!
Have a peaceful and estful sabbath.