Love Suffers Long
The first phrase in
I Corinthians 13:4 is translated as either
“Love (Agape) suffers long” or
“Love (Agape) is kind.”
If we go back to the original language, Greek, we find that the word is “makrothumeo” (μακροθυμέω).
The Strong’s number is G3114.
Thayer’s Greek Lexicon gives this definition.
1a) to persevere patiently and bravely in enduring misfortunes and troubles
1b) to be patient in bearing the offenses and injuries of others
1b1) to be mild and slow in avenging
1b2) to be longsuffering, slow to anger, slow to punish
by Nancy Missler
Throughout the New Testament the word “beloved” is used adoringly as an adjective describing how God’s Children are dear, highly esteemed and favored in His eyes. The Greek word for “beloved” is agapetos.
The King’s High Way Ministries is passionate about equipping and encouraging you in Biblical truth. God wants His agapetos to really know how much He loves us, and that He will be faithful to fulfill His promises to us in His timing and in His way.
In the following article that was excerpted from Nancy’s book, “Be Ye Transformed”, she teaches on the mind of Christ, which is a divine seven fold process focusing, this month, on the Spirit of the Lord. We pray it ministers and gives understanding of how to appropriate the functions and giftings of the Holy Spirit.
Understanding the ministry of the Holy Spirit is crucial for the intensity of the times we are living in. Learning and understanding the mind of Christ and how to renew our minds will bring transformation in our lives. We, His agapetos, can then be conduits of all the fruits of the Spirit, especially His Love (Agape) to the world.
The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace. (Num. 6:24-26)
Director – The King’s High Way Ministries
The Mind of Christ is a divine seven-fold process that begins with the Spirit of the Lord, who desires to impart to us not only all of God’s Supernatural thoughts (His Wisdom); but also understanding of those thoughts; counsel as to which thoughts are appropriate for our own situation; supernatural strength to implement those thoughts in our lives; personal experiential knowledge of seeing those thoughts manifested in our life actions; and lastly, the ability to walk in the fear of the Lord (and not in the fear of man) by fleeing anything that would quench His Spirit in us.
In this article we will touch upon the awesome subject of the Spirit of the Lord. I am not a theologian; I am just a sister in the Lord. You have the same Teacher as I do and also the same Instruction Manual. So, be as the Bereans, check out everything that is shared. (Acts 17:11)
The Spirit of the Lord
(First of all, we cannot possess the Mind of Christ at all unless we first have the Spirit of God in our hearts. Unless we have asked Jesus Christ to come into our hearts and have become, as John 3:3 says, “born again,” this message will not work. The Spirit of the Lord is the energy Source or Power Source of our lives. Without God’s Spirit in our hearts, we won’t have either the Agape Love of God or the Mind of Christ to pass on.
This is what makes Christianity so totally different from all the other religions of the world. Christianity is the only religion where God Himself (who is Love, who is the Word and who is Spirit) comes to dwell within each of our hearts.
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Agape / Agapao
What’s The Difference?
Here’s a fun little video we did with Toby Mac’s song,
“Love Is In The House”.
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