January 14, 2019
Song (This Means War)- Juan Rios & Nellie Avila
Fresh Start - The Power of Forgetting - message by Pastor Rudy
Philippines 3:13 - Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, (SEE SCRIPTURE)
1. PAUL DECLARATION THIS ONE THING I DO - FORGETTING
Word Study - ONE THING - 1. The Understanding of Uniqueness in the NT.
Only rarely is εἷς used as a digit in the NT (e.g., 2 Pt. 3:8). It usually means “single,” “once-for-all,” “unique” or “only,” Stauffer, E. (1964–). εἷς. G. Kittel, G. W. Bromiley, & G. Friedrich (Eds.), Theological dictionary of the New Testament (electronic ed., Vol. 2, p. 434). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
FORGETTING - 1950 ἐπιλανθάνομαι [epilanthanomai /ep·ee·lan·than·om·ahee/] v. Middle voice from 1909 and 2990; GK 2140; Eight occurrences; AV translates as “forget” seven times, and “be forgetful” once.
1 to forget. 2 neglecting, no longer caring for. 2 forgotten, given over to oblivion, i.e. uncared for.
Strong, J. (1995). Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon. Woodside Bible Fellowship.
Middle voice is an approximate type of grammatical voice in which the subject both performs and receives the action expressed by the verb. In other words, the subject acts as both the agent and the receiver (i.e., the direct object) of the action.
- 1909 and 2990; to lose out of mind; by impl. to neglect:—(be) forget (-ful of). forget; neglect; overlook
1909. ἐπί ĕpi, ep-ee´; a prim. prep. prop. mean. superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.) Meaning to place over or above something.
- 2990 - “be hid” unaware (not impacted in the negative, but rather for the postive)
- GK 2140 - ignore, overlook, be unmindful, i.e., not remember information and so lose sight of it significance, implying no proper response or an improper response in some contexts שָׁכַח (šā·ḵǎḥ) 8894 Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains : Hebrew (Old Testament)
2. PAUL’S PAST - THREATS & MURDER Acts - (SEE SCRIPTURE) Acts 7:54-60, Acts 8:1-3, Acts 9:1-31
3. PAUL’S PRIZE - TRANSFORMING FORGETTING POWER!
1 Timothy 1:12-17 CSB “I give thanks to Christ Jesus our Lord who has strengthened me, because he considered me faithful, appointing me to the ministry — even though I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an arrogant man. But I received mercy because I acted out of ignorance in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” — and I am the worst of them. But I received mercy for this reason, so that in me, the worst of them, Christ Jesus might demonstrate his extraordinary patience as an example to those who would believe in him for eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”
KEY WORDS THAT SUPERIMPOSED HIS PASS
Strength, Faithfulness, Mercy, Grace, Faith & Love in Christ Jesus - Extraordinary Patience of the Lord!
(THIS KEPT HIM REACHING FORWARD TO THE PRIZE IN CHRIST JESUS)