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8/20/18 WALKING IN INTEGRITY

HEARD: Being obedient. Stay faithful. Following through with what I told you to do and not do. I know how hard you are trying. Keep your conscience clear. Integrity.

Joseph the prisoner. What I did with my time. I served others. 

Genesis 39:21-23 But the LORD was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. 22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. 23 The keeper of the prison looked not to anything that was under his hand; because the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.

INTEGRITY

Strong's Hebrew Dictionary
8537. תֹּם tom (tôm)
Search for H8537 in KJVSL; in KJV.

תֹּם tôm, tome

from H8552; completeness; figuratively, prosperity; usually (morally) innocence:—full, integrity, perfect(-ion), simplicity, upright(-ly, -ness), at a venture. See H8550.

masculine noun

Psalm 78:70-72 He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds: 71 From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance. 72 So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.

1 Kings 9:4-5 And if you will walk before me, as David your father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, and will keep my statutes and my judgments: 5 Then I will establish the throne of your kingdom upon Israel forever, as I promised to David your father, saying, There shall not fail you a man upon the throne of Israel.

Proverbs 11:3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

Proverbs 20:7 The just man walks in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

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Sandy,

You wrote "graduating our tests." In July I was on three college campuses trying to find a "Law of First Mention" reference book (didn't know if one even existed, but if it did, I wanted to get ahold of one).  I "happened" to visit the first college I went to on student registration day.  I felt the Holy Spirit in such a powerful way when I went up to the Admissions office.  I called my husband to see if he thought I should enroll in some classes; he felt the Holy Spirit on it too.  Later I went to another campus, and felt God all over the professors' office area.  I signed up to audit a class because I felt God was leading me in that direction.  Long story short, some unplanned expenses popped up, so I didn't take the $500 + cost to audit the class. God was putting me into "higher education," just not on a secular campus.  I believe He connected me to QWN to help me learn and grow as a writer.  There have been a few bumps this last week, but we got through them  Thank you!

So glad you joined us Sherri!  

THE LAW OF FIRST MENTION

 

A most important way to understand mystery scriptures is what they call the Law of First Mention.  It is basically the first time a Hebrew or Greek word was recorded in the Bible.  Scholars have found wonderful truths about the hidden revelations through connecting the verses that use the LOFM and cross references using the same Greek or Hebrew word.

 

The LOFM is found after you look up the original Hebrew or Greek word in the verse you are pondering.  You can use the Strong’s Concordance to look up the English word in the exact verse you are reading, and then see the original Hebrew or Greek word that it came from, and its translation and definition.  That Heb or Gk word has a number assigned to it and then you can look up all the scriptures that use that number or original word. 

 

You can see the very first time that original word was used in the Bible.  The first time it was recorded becomes the best way to understand the context and environment from which the word was originally used.  It actually sets a precedent for any time the word is used after that in scripture.  From then on, whenever they use that same word, they may enlarge upon it for another situation, but the way it was first used was always an important foundation. 

Sandy,

Yours is a beautiful definition of "Law of First Mention."  I use a concordance to find them, but Job is technically the oldest book of the Bible, I think...so does "Law of First Mention" really start with Job (assuming the word in question is actually in the Book of Job?  I use Genesis as my guide for "Law of First Mention," but I always wondered about that...in fact, I posed the Job question to a Jewish professor, and he didn't give me an answer.  Wouldn't it be nice if there was a "Law of First Mention" reference book, like an encyclopedia, that you could not only see the first mention of a particular word, but also all the detailed Hebrew word pictures, etc.  That would be a great book!! 

Thank you MUCH!! 

Hi Sherri, that is an interesting thought.  But LOFM is about words, not book dates.   The scholars use the canon in the order it is presented.  The books were translated and put together.  I think they are using the order of when it was translated by King James when he wanted the whole world to learn the same language.

It was King James that built such an extensive language where one word was translated many ways, as you see in Strongs.

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