Other Biblical Words for Character & Glory

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The word Glory in the Bible, many times refer to the Character of God. When you see God’s Glory you are beholding His Character.
In these two Bible verses you can find the word Character;
Rom 5:4 NKJV; “and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
Phl 2:22 NKJV; “But you know his proven character, that as a son with [his] father he served with me in the gospel.”

What does the Scripture tells us to do with our Character? We are to be transformed by the Holy Spirit into a Christ-like Character:
2Co 3:18 NKJV; “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

Where do we find that Glory is synonym with Character? Lets look into Exodus 33-34;
Exo 33:18-23 NKJV; “And he said, “Please, show me Your glory.” Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” But He said, “You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live.” And the LORD said, “Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock. “So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by. “Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.”
Exo 34:5-7; NKJV; “Now the LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. And the LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, “keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing [the guilty], visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.”

If you follow this link you will find where in the NT the word Glory is mentioned:
Entries for the word Glory in the NKJV Bible

Below you find synonyms for Character; Glory; Honor, Name e t c.

What does Character mean?

  1. Individuality, personality
  2. Feature, trait, characteristic
  3. Nature, quality, disposition, mien, constitution, cast
  4. Name, reputation, repute
  5. Status, capacity
  6. Symbol, mark, sign, letter, figure, emblem

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I believe, yes I truly believe!

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This is what I believe concerning my Faith:

I believe the Bible is written by godly men, inspired by the Holy Spirit.

I believe God our Creator have everything under control.

I believe we need to be Born again in the Holy Spirit.

I believe we have to turn away from bad behavior, evil ways and lies with the help of the Holy Spirit.

I believe in Jesus the Son and God the Father. Both are one. The Holy Spirit is God who wants to live inside us.

I believe God can create a new heart in you, and forgive you for your wrongdoings, if you humble yourself.

I believe we all are under Judgment and one Day we have to answer for our actions, intentions, words and thoughts.

I believe Jesus left His Glory in Heaven to become man, the Second Adam, in order to prepare a Way for us.

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Christ-like character building

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– Is “Character Building” something a Christian should look into?
– Is it important to grow in moral character?
– What does it mean to be a Christian?

The word “Character” is not really mentioned in the Scriptures, but if you do a word study of “Glory” and “Name”, you will find that these words sometimes refer to Character, especially the word Glory. This is very interesting!

“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 (KJV)

2 Corinthians 3:18 (KJV)

Reading 2 Corinthians, we understand we are to grow in character (glory), in a Christ-like manner.
In God’s image (character) we were created but sin entered into mankind through the fall of Adam. Paul writes how the spirit and flesh are in constant battle with each other. (Gal 5:16-17)
Know this, what Jesus came to accomplish, that the plan of Salvation was a twofold mission:

 1.   Reveal GOD’S CHARACTER – to men
 2.   Restore GOD’S CHARACTER – in men

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A prayer of Repentance

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Do you feel an urgent need to pray to God for forgiveness? Then come to Jesus, with a true acknowledgement of your faults and wrongdoings. Ask God our Father, who sees everything, to wash you clean. A true repentance must be genuine from your heart.

Do you feel broken? Through Jesus, God wants to heal you and make you whole again. It’s a promise and a gift no one but the Almighty Father can accomplish.
If you have a stony heart, ask God to replace it with a new heart of flesh. Ask Him for a renewal of Spirit, Mind and Soul. Then God will reward you with overwhelming JOY!

The sacrifice God desires the most is a broken spirit. Where you are truly sorry. God promises He will not reject a broken and repentant heart. Thank you God, we can trust in you and you alone!

Psalms 51:1-17 (NKJV)
Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your loving kindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin [is] always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight – That You may be found just when You speak, [And] blameless when You judge. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.  Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden [part] You will make me to know wisdom.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me hear joy and gladness, [That] the bones You have broken may rejoice. Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.  Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.  Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me [by Your] generous Spirit.  Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You.

Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, The God of my salvation, [And] my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.  O Lord, open my lips, And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.  For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God [are] a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart – These, O God, You will not despise.

God is Love

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God is love

Yes, God is Love and He is Merciful.
But He is not all-loving and all-forgiving. That’s a Biblical myth many people have been misled to think.
God is also Just and a Judge. So how can our Creator be both Just & Judge and Merciful & Love at the same time?
These attributes can be in conflict – because if God is Just when He will judge us, and since we are all sinners, that penalty is eternal death – then how can He at the same time be Loving Merciful; and forgive us for our sins?
That’s why God sent Jesus into this world. Do die for me and take my penalty (death) because of my sins.
This action alone shows God’s Mercy to forgive me for my sins, if and when I decide to make Jesus both my Savior and Lord.
Through the son Jesus, our Father Almighty can prove He must be Just according to His Law, but that He is willing to be Merciful & Love at the same time.

Walk with me, Lord Jesus!

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This song “Walk with me” is sung by Denny Denson. I like this version of this old African-American spiritual hymn. Several artists have recorded “Walk with me Lord”: Mahalia Jackson, Lizz Wright, Lynda Randle, Tina Turner and more.
There are many different lyrics to this gospel. Below is the lyrics for this particular version in the Youtube video.

Walk with me, Lord, God walk with me
Walk with me, Lord, God walk with me
While I’m on this old tedious journey,
I want Jesus to walk with me

Take my hand, Lord, take my hand
Take my hand, Lord, take my hand
While I’m on this old this tedious journey,
I want Jesus to walk with me

Nobody but you Lord, nobody but You
Nobody but you Lord, nobody but You
While I’m on this old tedious journey,
I want Jesus to walk with me

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The blessing to Abraham

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Why did God take Abraham out of Babel?
The answer is, so Satan couldn’t prevent the Messiah, Jesus Christ to come into this world and save us.
Shem was Abraham’s ancestor and he was the “godly line”, compared to his brother Ham (who established Babel and who’s children become Nimrod, who married Semiramis – the sun and moon gods).

The biblical meaning of Babel and Babylon means confusion. It’s meaning is still in this world.
If you are awake you might have noticed the term One World Religion, where the Roman Empire 2, (State & Church = Vatican) and all religions are gathered under one religious umbrella.
Satan wants to go to a final attack and deceive all people and nations – even the very elect among God’s people will be deceived.

The Protestant Church is under attack and is deceived by this Beast. So is Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.
Satan knew his head (his power and dominion) would be crushed by the seed of the woman, which is Israel and the Church, God’s remnant of born again people. Satan hates everyone who is born again in the Spirit, and he is not threated by genealogy or other false religions or doctrines.

Today there is much focus on Israel and the Jews regarding prophecy.
It’s a focus on a nation, instead of the reason why God called this nation/people – that was to preserve the Truth to a small nation, so that our Messiah could be brought through and become the Savior to all people and all nations.

The red thread in the Bible is the prophecy of Jesus Christ. The Messiah to come – and the Messiah to return. Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End.

There is no favorite people since our Father isn’t a respecter of any person.
The blessing to Abraham was to produce a seed – Jesus Christ, the Messiah – who would become the Sacrifice and the Savior for all who believed in Him.
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Gospel of truths offends pride people

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Video by Team Jesus Preachers in south Florida and Forth Myers.

Matthew 11:6 “And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”

Matthew 5:5 ”Blessed [are] the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”

The truth of Jesus really offends people who rather prefer to live with pride, in sin and in darkness of lies.
Are these evangelical preachers doing the right thing? Should we shout out the truth in public? Is this the right way to save people, what do you think?

There is no place called Hell!

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“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell (Gehenna is the Greek original word, not “Hell”).”
Matthew 10:28

The term ”Hell” in Matthew 28:10 is not a correct translation in the Bible.
Why is that? Are there evil forces in this world that have willfully led Bible readers into darkness, by translating incorrectly?
Is there an old myth of a place of torment in the underground where you pay forever and ever, for your debts/transgressions/sins?
And has Bible theologians incorporated this pagan belief of an burning place of tormenting, called Hell?

Well let’s look into the original scriptures in the Greek language.
This is what we found in the Blue Letter Bible:
“Hell is the place of the future punishment called “Gehenna” or “Gehenna of fire”.
This was originally the valley of Hinnom, south of Jerusalem, where the filth and dead animals of the city were cast out and burned; a fit symbol of the wicked and their future destruction.“

Gehenna is the correct name, not Hell.
This is according to the actual original Greek text of Matthew 28.
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