Tuesday, September 5, 2017

PARACLÉTOS - Advocate or Aide? (Study Notes)

Study Notes for "PARACLÉTOS - Advocate or Aide?" Youtube Video.
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The Harmony of the Scriptures – Paraklētos – Our Advocate or Aide?

Isa 28:9  Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 
Isa 28:10  For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 
Isa 28:11  For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. 
Isa 28:12  To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. 
Isa 28:13  But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. 

"Paraklētos" [Strong's 3875]
An intercessor, consoler: - advocate, comforter.
Thayer's Greek Lexicon
properly, summoned, called to one's side, especially called to one's aid; hence,
1. "one who pleads another's cause before a judge, a pleader, counsel for defense, legal assistant; an advocate.
2. universally, one who pleads another's cause with one, an intercessor:; so of Christ, in his exaltation at God's right hand, pleading with God the Father for the pardon of our sins.
3. in the widest sense, a helper, succorer, aider, assistant; so of the Holy Spirit destined to take the place of Christ with the apostles (after his ascension to the Father), to lead them to a deeper knowledge of gospel truth, and to give them the divine strength needed to enable them to undergo trials and persecutions on behalf of the divine kingdom.

Paracletos is rendered "Comforter" in every other instance in the New Testament...
Joh 14:16  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
Joh 14:26  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. 
Joh 15:26  But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: 
Joh 16:7  Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 
Joh 16:8  And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 
Joh 16:9  Of sin, because they believe not on me; 
Joh 16:10  Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 
Joh 16:11  Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 

Consider…

Psa 119:1  ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. 
Psa 119:2  Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. 
Psa 119:3  They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. 
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Psa 119:150  They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law. 
Psa 119:151  Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth. 
Psa 119:152  Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever. 
Psa 119:153  RESH. Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law. 
Psa 119:154  Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word. 
Psa 119:155  Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes. 
Psa 119:156  Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments. 

Propitiation
1Jn 2:1  My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 
1Jn 2:2  And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 
Propitiation is "hilasmos" (G2434).
atonement, that is, (concretely) an expiator: - propitiation.
The same word appears in...
1Jn 4:10  Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the PROPITIATION for our sins.

Mercy Seat – Place of Mercy
In Romans 3:25 we read...
Rom 3:25  Whom God hath set forth to be a PROPITIATION (G2435) through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

G2435 is rendered as "Mercy Seat" in...
Heb 9:5  And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the MERCYSEAT; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
hilastērion – G2435 (Strong's)
Neuter of a derivative of G2433; an expiatory (place or thing), that is, (concretely) an atoning victim, or (specifically) the lid of the Ark (in the Temple): - mercyseat, propitiation.
Hilaskomai – G2433 (Strong's)
Middle voice from the same as G2436; to conciliate, that is, (transitively) to atone for (sin), or (intransitively) be propitious: - be merciful, make reconciliation for.
hileōs – G2436 (Strong's)
Perhaps from the alternate form of G138; cheerful (as attractive), that is, propitious; adverbially (by Hebraism) God be gracious!, that is, (in averting some calamity) far be it: - be it far, merciful.

Now with all that in mind compare to the sentiment found here...

Heb 10:16  This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 
Heb 10:17  And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 
Heb 10:18  Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. 
Heb 10:19  Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 
Heb 10:20  By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 
Heb 10:21  And having an high priest over the house of God; 
Heb 10:22  Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 
Heb 10:23  Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 
Heb 10:24  And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 
Heb 10:25  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. 
Heb 10:26  For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 
Heb 10:27  But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 
Heb 10:28  He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 
Heb 10:29  Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? 
Heb 10:30  For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 
Heb 10:31  It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God

Notice these five points...
1. Law written upon the heart and in the mind (Heb 10:16).
2. Where remission of sin has occurred there is no more offering (Heb 10:18),
3. Remission and cleansing is wrought via the blood in approaching God with a true heart (Heb 10:22).
4. Once cleansed we are not to forsake encouraging one another to endure in love and good works (Heb 10:24-25).
5. There is no more offering wilfull sin (ie. return to rebellion), dynamic is designed to put an end to sin once and for all.
6. Therefore mercy is connected to a transformation having occurred; which can be compared to Psalm 32.

Psa 32:1  A Psalm of David, Maschil. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 
Psa 32:2  Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. 
Psa 32:11  Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart

Intercession
Isa 53:12  Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors
Intercession - pâga‛ - H6293 (Strong's)
A primitive root; to impinge, by accident or violence, or (figuratively) by importunity: - come (betwixt), cause to entreat, fall (upon), make intercession, intercessor, intreat, lay, light [upon], meet (together), pray, reach, run.

Gen 23:8  And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, 
Gen 23:9  That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you. 
Gen 28:11  And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
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Gen 32:1  And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. 

Huperentugchanō - G2541 (Strong's)
From G5228 and G1793; to intercede in behalf of: - make intercession for.
Rom 8:26  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. 
Rom 8:27  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. 
Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Entugchanō - G1793 (Strong's)
From G1722 and G5177; to chance upon, that is, (by implication) confer with; by extension to entreat (in favor or against): - deal with, make intercession.
Rom 8:31  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 
Rom 8:32  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 
Rom 8:33  Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 
Rom 8:34  Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 
Rom 8:35  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 
Rom 8:36  As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 
Rom 8:37  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 
Rom 8:38  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 
Rom 8:39  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 
Summing Up
Rom 5:5  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.
Heb 10:16  This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
Joh 17:19  And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. 
Joh 17:20  Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 
Joh 17:21  That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 
Joh 17:22  And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 
Joh 17:23  I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
The harmony of scripture is a beautiful thing.


Bible teaches Ransom/Redemption
1.Comforter/Teacher/Aide
2. Sin Not/Freedom from Sin
3. Purged/Purified

Babylon Teaches Substitution
1. Advocate/Lawyer
2. Sin/Repent Cycle
3. Perpetual Cleanup



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