"Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin." - James 4:17
SIN in Hebrew is "HATA-AH". In Greek it is "HAMARTA" both meaning "A falling away" or "missing the right path" Sin means a departure from the original state of being and existence. (Jude 6.)
The idea of sin cannot be conceived without a LAW and a LAWGIVER. If there is any one who has the power to decide what should be and what should not be, what should be done and what should not be done, it is God, the Creator of all things. This is because unto Him shall all men give accounts of the stewardship of their lives.
"But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully." - 2 Corinthians 9:6
Self-consecration has always been explained as the dedication of our person -body, soul and spirit, to the worship and service of God: Abstaining from sin and maintaining purity of the heart.
As we live and work day by day, we find that we eventually acquire material wealth and have some people under our influence and control. Because they are related to us, and we have control over their existence and functions, they become part and parcel of us, and should also be "dedicated" unto God. This could even be our wife and children; house helpers and other dependants.
"Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God." - Romans 8:26-27
Definition: Prayer is the act of Devotion and Consecration in which the worshipper in his dependence on God requests Him to do for him (the worshipper) what he is not able to do and grant him he grace to be successful in doing the things he knows how to do. In praying he gets into conversation with God. So prayer could also be referred to as talking with God.
"That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 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, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:10-14
Zeal has been described with words like Enthusiasm, Eagerness, Strong Desire, Strong will, Determination, Deep Love and Strong Feeling. Man has the innate (natural) ability potential to express any of these related characteristics...
"And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us." - Romans 5:5
DEFINITION: Hope is reliance, expectation of faith in a promise, someone or something.
In Hebrew it is rendered - quawah- which means wait for with eager expectation. In Greek scriptures, it is - elpis- which means expectation of good, which also means "confident expectation" in certain future events based on the integrity of God.
"Pastor Wales - Beloved! I come under the BLOOD of JESUS! We come under the BLOOD of JESUS! The BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST speaketh for us! "And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel." -Hebrews 12:24"