Major Bible Themes
© 2006 Lloyd Kinder
_Prov 11:14; 24:6 In a multitude of counselors there is safety.
FOLLOW JESUS' EXAMPLE
_Jn 13:13-15  Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.  If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.  For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
_Jn 14:12 ... He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do
also; and greater [works] than these shall he do; because I go unto my
_1 Tm 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
_Heb 8:5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
_1 Pe 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also
suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his
Pe 2:17-21 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the
king [the righteous leader].  Servants, be subject to your masters
with all respect; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the
harsh.  For this is joy, if a man for conscience toward God endure
grief, suffering wrongfully.  For what glory it is, if, when ye be
buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently, but if, when ye
do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is pleasing with
God.  For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also
suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.
_Jam 5:10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the authority of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
_Rev 13:8 God's sacrifice for us is eternal & an example for us
HOLY DAYS AS EXAMPLES
_The seven Biblical Holy Days can be found in _Leviticus 23 and the rest of the Scriptures. The Gospels record the Savior celebrating these days. And we, as his disciples, should follow his example. These festivals have literal, spiritual, messianic, and prophetic applications that can enhance a person’s spiritual walk with YHWH.
_1 Cor 10:1-3,11 “You should not be ignorant of how your fathers [during the Exodus] were under the cloud and all passed through the sea; ... and all did eat the same spiritual food. Now all these things happened to them for EXAMPLES: and they are written for our warning, upon whom the ends of the era have come."
_Daniel Rendelman says this. Everything that happened to Israel, from the brazen serpent to the water from a rock, is a type and pattern for future generations. Because of their sins, the Israelites> found themselves in a place unfamiliar and undesired. The nation was destined to wander the wilderness for forty years. Do you see yourself in a similar situation? Is your life different than you had once desired? Do you find yourself in an unfamiliar place with problems galore? What happened to Israel happened for you. Learn from their example this powerful point – the wilderness was not their destination, it was only part of the journey ... to the Promised Land!
_Re 13:8 God's sacrifice for us is eternal & an example for us
SACRIFICE [=JESUS' EXAMPLE]
_Ep 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God. [Jesus sacrificed pleasure and power for the sake of everyone.]
_He 9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the age: but now once in the end of the age hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
_He 13:15-16 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his ideals. But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
_Is 53:10 tells us that Messiah would offer his soul as a "guilt offering".
_2Cor 5:21 tells us that Messiah "was made a Sin Offering that we might become by him the righteousness of Eloah." [The Aramaic word here is the Aramaic cognate of the Hebrew word used in _Ex. 29:14. Both words can mean either "sin" or "sin offering". The Greek translator of _2Cor. 5:21 misunderstood the phrase to mean that the Messiah had been "made sin".]
FIVE DEATHS OF MOSES - Death means self-sacrifice, as following Jesus' example of self-sacrifice.
_Josh 1:2, Deu 34:4-5 THE DEATH OF MOSES TO EGYPT
_He 11: 24-27, Lu 13:3,5 THE DEATH OF MOSES TO HIS OWN ASPIRATIONS
_Ex 2:11-15, Ac 7:22,25 THE DEATH OF MOSES TO PASSIVITY
_Ac 7:25 THE DEATH OF MOSES CELEBRATED when Moshe kept the Passover by faith
_He 11:28, 1 Cor 5:7, Gal 6:14 THE DEATH OF MOSES TO CANAAN
_De 34:4,7, Mt 17:1-3 Yahshua brought Moshe out of death in the wilderness into His resurrection life in Canaan.
CROSS often means SELF-SACRIFICE
_Mt 10:38 And whichever-person gets not his cross, and follows after myself, is not worthy-of myself.
_Mt 16:24, Mar 8:34, _Lu 9:23 Whoever would come after myself, denies himself and takes-up his cross and follows myself.
_Mk 10:21 ... come, take-up the-cross, follow me.
_Lu 14:27 And whichever-person bears not his cross, and comes after myself, can not be my disciple.
_1 Cor 1:18 For the preaching of the cross [self-sacrifice] is foolishness to them that perish; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
_Pp 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
_Mt 27:40 And [some Jews were] saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest [it] in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. [They didn't realize that the cross means self-sacrifice, so, if he came down from the cross, he would not be saviour.]
_Mt 27:42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
_Mt 18:19-20 "If two of you shall agree on any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father"
_Jn 3:34 Jesus said his food "is to do the will of [God] him that sent me"
_Jn 5:30 [Jesus said] I can of mine own self do nothing: as I
hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own
will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
_Jn 6:39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
_Tt 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not
self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given
to "filthy lucre" [shameful greed].
_2 Pe 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
_2 Pe 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly;
_Ac 19:13-16Exorcists calling on Jesus' name were overcome by evil spirits, because they only used his name as a charm.
FAITH [= FAITHFULNESS]
_Mt 11:26 God "has hid these things [spirit knowledge] from the wise and prudent, and has revealed them unto babes." [The young generally have better spiritual perception than adults do, because they lack prejudice.]
_*Mt 11:27-29 "No man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. ... Take my yoke upon you [doing God's will, the commandments] ... and you shall find rest unto your souls."
_Luke 12:10 To speak against the Son of man shall be forgiven.
_Ro 11:18-22 "Because of unbelief [some of the Jews] were broken off, and you [Gentiles] stand by faith. Be not high-minded, but fear ... lest he also spare not you. ... Continue in his goodness [the Commandments]: otherwise you
shall be cut off." [This means anyone who has arrogant [high-minded] faith without doing God's Commandments is not saved.]
_1 Cor 2:4-5 "My speech and my preaching was ... in demonstration of the spirit and of power, that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." [Faith should be based on demonstration of God's spirit power.]
_Mt 5:43- [Love your neighbor & your enemy]
_Mt 5:45-48 "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."
_Lu 17:10, Jn 15:13, 1 Cor 13:5 [Love is self-sacrifice.]
_Lu 20:37, _Ro 1:4, 8:14 Jesus said those who die worthy are Children
of the Resurrection & of God, equal to the Angels; Paul also said
the Resurrection is why Jesus is Son of God; & Jesus said anyone
led by holy Spirit Power of God is a son of God
_Jn 14:6,15 "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life: No one comes unto the Father but by me" [which means by following Jesus' Way of loving self-sacrifice]. "If you love me, keep my commandments."
_Jn 14:31 "But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father commanded me, even so I do." [What made Jesus special was that he did completely God's will, not his own, and was an example for all people. Adam & Eve followed temptations to do self-will and humanity mostly followed their example, until Jesus came.]
_1 Cor 11:25, _Je 31:31 Jesus' new covenant
_1Jn 3:14 "We have passed from death unto life because we have loved the brethren. He that loves not his brother abides in death." This means life comes by obeying the commandment to love.
_1Jn 5:1 "Everyone that loves him [the Father] that begat, loves him also [Jesus] that is begotten of him. [If we believe in God, we believe in Jesus.]
_1Jn 5:2-3,7,13 This is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. ... The Father, the Word & the holy spirit ... these three are one. ... You that believe on the ideal of the Son of God ... have eternal life" [by following the ideal of keeping God's commandments.]
_1Jn 5:3 To love God is to keep his commandments.
LIFE = SALVATION
Ps 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence [is] fulness of joy; at thy right hand [there are] pleasures for evermore.
Ps 36:9 For with thee [is] the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
Ps 103:4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies;
Pr 6:23 For the commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life:
Pr 8:35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.
Pr 10:11 The mouth of a righteous [man is] a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Pr 10:16 The labour of the righteous [tendeth] to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.
Pr 11:19 As righteousness [tendeth] to life: so he that pursueth evil [pursueth it] to his own death.
Pr 11:30 The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life; and he that winneth souls [is] wise.
Pr 12:28 In the way of righteousness [is] life; and [in] the pathway [thereof there is] no death.
Pr 13:3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: [but] he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
Pr 13:14 The law of the wise [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Pr 15:24 The way of life [is] above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
Pr 16:22 Understanding [is] a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools [is] folly.
Pr 21:21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
Pro 22:4 By humility [and] the fear of the LORD [are] riches, and honour, and life.
_Mt 7:14 Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
_Mt 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
_Mt 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
_Mt 18:8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast [them] from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life half or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into fire.
_Mt 19:16-17 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? [there is] none good but one, [that is], God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
_Mt 19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit life.
_Mt 25:46 And these shall go away into punishment: but the righteous into life.
_Jn 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have life.
_Jn 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by [my path].
_Ac 2:28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
_Ac 11:18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.
_The Pharisees desired to be good, but also to receive a reward, which is the Original Sin of Self-Exaltation.
SALVATION [= HAPPINESS]
_Jn 3:16-18, Ro 3:10-12,24, 6:23 [Substitute for Jesus' name the words God Saves]
_Ac 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other ideal under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
_Ro 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the ideal of the Lord shall be saved.
_Je 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel [and Jerusalem] shall dwell safely: and this is his ideal whereby he shall be called, the LORD our righteousness.
_Ro 3:28 "Works of Law" meant group requirements, but Paul said no such 'man-made' conversion policy existed in Scripture! Instead Gentiles were grafted into Israel the same way that Abraham was counted as righteous by God in _Ge 15, by faith in the promised Word of the LORD. Paul’s use of the term circumcision often means "proselyte conversion". Once counted as righteous by the Righteous One Himself, all the new [Gentile] believer needed to do was begin to walk in that righteousness, a walk already described in the pages of the Written Torah.
SALVATION FOR ALL
_De 22:9 Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seed: lest the
fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vinyard,
be "forfeited to YHVH" ["Defiled" is the wrong translation. This
demonstrates that, in Mt 13, the enemy, Satan, has forfeited both
crops, the wheat and tares, to YHWH.