Father of Lights

Niagara Ministries Church of Midland
Pastor Angel De Jesus
12/13/98 09:27:44 1

Summary:

(James 1:15 KJV)  Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

(James 1:16 KJV)  Do not err, my beloved brethren.

(James 1:17 KJV)  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

(James 1:18 KJV)  Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
 
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(James 1:15 ) Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

James 1:15:  A more literal translation of this verse provides one of the most vivid expressions of the progressive stages and the tragedy of sin to be found in the Scriptures: "Desire, having conceived, continually gives birth to sin, and sin, when it reaches maturity, continually gives birth to death." I believed the scriptures declared we are the children of light. (James 1:17) Therefore, if we are of the light, (1John 5-7) there is no darkness at all. By following the word with the direction of the Holy Spirit, we can separated our self from sin.

(James 1:15 ) Then when lust ([G1939. epithumia, ep-ee-thoo-mee'-ah; from G1937; a longing (espec. for what is forbidden):--concupiscence, desire, lust (after). ]) hath conceived, ([G 4815. sullambano, sool-lam-ban'-o; from G4862 and G2983; to clasp, i.e. seize (arrest, capture); spec. to conceive (lit. or fig.); by impl. to aid:--catch, conceive, help, take. ]) it bringeth ([ G616. apokueo, ap-ok-oo-eh'o; from G575 and the base of G2949; to breed forth, i.e. (by transf.) to generate (fig.):--beget, bring forth. ]) forth sin:([ 266. hamartia, ham-ar'-tee'-ah; from G264; sin (prop. abstr.):--offence, sin (-ful). ]) and sin, when it is finished,([ G658. apoteleo, ap-ot-el-eh'-o; from G575 and G5055; to complete entirely, i.e. consummate:--finish. ]) bringeth forth death ([ G2288. thanatos, than'-at-os; from G2348; (prop. an adj. used as a noun) death (lit. or fig.):--X deadly, (be . . .) death. ])

Look at the order of those words, lust, conceived, bringeth, sin, finished, death. Our worse enemies is lust. Can we bring it under control. the answer is yes, difficult yes, but with the Holy Spirit and the word of God is a done deal.

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(James 1:16 KJV)  Do not err, my beloved brethren.

The word err is place in a very strategic place, between sin and Good gift. Sin will draw you away from God reality, I prayed you will come to understand the principles of God's word. Then you will not be deceived.

(James 1:16 )  Do not err, ( [G4105. planao, plan-ah'-o; from G4106; to (prop. cause to) roam (from safety, truth, or virtue):--go astray, deceive, err, seduce, wander, be out of the way. ] ) my beloved brethren.
 

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(James 1:17 KJV)  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

(James 1:17 KJV)  Every  ( [G 3956. pas, pas; includ. all the forms of declension; appar. a prim. word; all, any, every, the whole:--all (manner of, means) alway (-s), any (one), X daily, + ever, every (one, way), as many as, + no (-thing), X throughly, whatsoever, whole, whosoever. ] ) good ( [ G18. agathos, ag-ath-os'; a prim. word; "good" (in any sense, often as noun):--benefit, good (-s, things), well. Comp. G2570. ] ) gift ( [ G1394. dosis, dos'-is; from the base of G1325; a giving; by impl. (concr.) a gift:--gift, giving. ] )and every perfect ( [ G5046. teleios, tel'-i-os; from G5056; complete (in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.); neut. (as noun, with G3588) completeness:--of full age, man, perfect. ] )gift is from above, ( [G509. anothen, an'-o-then; from G507; from above; by anal. from the first; by impl. anew:--from above, again, from the beginning (very first), the top. ] )and cometh down ( [ G2597. katabaino, kat-ab-ah'ee-no; from G2596 and the base of G939; to descend (lit. or fig.):--come (get, go, step) down, descend, fall (down). ] )from the Father of lights, ( [ G5457. phos, foce; from an obsol.  phao (to shine or make manifest, espec. by rays; comp. G5316, G5346); luminousness (in the widest application, nat. or artificial, abstr. or concr., lit. or fig.):--fire, light. ] )with whom is no variableness, ( [ G3883. parallage, par-al-lag-ay'; from a comp. of G3844 and G236; transmutation (of phase or orbit), i.e. (fig.) fickleness:--variableness. ] ) neither shadow ( [ G644. aposkiasma, ap-os-kee'-as-mah; from a comp. of G575 and a der. of G4639; a shading off, i.e. obscuration:--shadow. ] )of turning. ( [ G5157. trope, trop-ay'; from an appar. prim.  trepo (to turn); a turn ("trope"), i.e. revolution (fig. variation):--turning. ] )

To understand these scripture we need to go back to John 3:3, 1Peter 1:23, Colossian 1:13, 1John 3:1 etc......
Dear reader we have become a product of our environment, If you are a christian then you are a very good and perfect gift
from God the Father. I hope and prayed that your voice and words always be life given, very good and perfect.

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(James 1:18 KJV)  Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures

(James 1:18 KJV)  Of his own will ( [ G1014. boulomahee, boo'-lom-ahee; mid. of a prim. verb; to "will," i.e. (reflex.) be willing:--be disposed, minded, intend, list (be, of own) will (-ing). Comp. G2309. ] ) begat ( [ G616. apokueo, ap-ok-oo-eh'o; from G575 and the base of G2949; to breed forth, i.e. (by transf.) to generate (fig.):--beget, bring forth. ] ) he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind ( [ G5100. tis, tis; an enclit. indef. pron.; some or any person or object:--a (kind of), any (man, thing, thing at all), certain (thing), divers, he (every) man, one (X thing), ought, + partly, some (man, -body, -thing, -what), (+ that no-) thing, what (-soever), X wherewith, whom [-soever], whose ([-soever]). ] )of firstfruits ( [ G536. aparche, ap-ar-khay'; from a comp. of G575 and G756; a beginning of sacrifice, i.e. the (Jewish) first-fruit (fig.):--first-fruits. ] )of his creatures.( [ G2938. ktisma, ktis'-mah; from G2936; an original formation (concr.), i.e. product (created thing):--creature. ] )
 

Qualities Needed in Trials

(James 1:19 KJV)  Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

The Prayer in the Garden

(Mat 26:36 KJV)  Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, ( [ 1068. Gethsemane, gheth-say-man-ay'; of Chald. or. [comp. H1660 ( [ 1660. gath, gath; prob. from H5059 (in the sense of treading out grapes); a wine-press (or vat for holding the grapes in pressing them):--(wine-) press (fat). ] ) and H8081 ( [ 8081. shemen, sheh'-men; from H8080; grease, espec. liquid (as from the olive, often perfumed); fig. richness:--anointing, X fat (things), X fruitful, oil ([-ed]), ointment, olive, + pine. ] )]; oil-press; Gethsemane, a garden near Jerus.:--Gethsemane. ] )and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.

(Mat 26:37 KJV)  And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.

(Mat 26:38 KJV)  Then saith he unto them, My soul ( [ 590. psuche, psoo-khay'; from G5594; breath, i.e. (by impl.) spirit, abstr. or concr. (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222, which is mere vitality, even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Heb. H5315, H7307 and H2416):--heart (+ -ily), life, mind, soul, + us, + you. ] ) is exceeding ( [ 4036. perilupos, per-il'-oo-pos; from G4012 and G3077; grieved all around, i.e. intensely sad:--exceeding (very) sorry (-owful). ] )sorrowful, even unto death: tarry     ( [ 3306. meno, men'-o; a prim. verb; to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy):--abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, tarry (for), X thine own. ] )ye here, and watch ([ 1127. gregoreuo, gray-gor-yoo'-o; from G1453; to keep awake, i.e. watch (lit. or fig.):--be vigilant, wake, (be) watch (-ful).] )with me.

(Mat 26:39 KJV)  And he went a little farther, and fell ( [ 4098. pipto, pip'-to; a redupl. and contr. form of  peto, pet'-o (which occurs only as an alt. in cert. tenses); prob. akin to G4072 through the idea of alighting; to fall (lit. or fig.):--fail, fall (down), light on. ] ) on his face, ( [4383. prosopon, pros'-o-pon; from G4314 and  ops (the visage; from G3700); the front (as being towards view), i.e. the countenance, aspect, appearance, surface; by impl. presence, person:--(outward) appearance, X before, countenance, face, fashion, (men's) person, presence. ] ) and prayed,( [ 4336. proseuchomai, pros-yoo'-khom-ahee; from G4314 and G2172; to pray to God, i.e. supplicate, worship:--pray (X earnestly, for), make prayer. ] ) saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup ( [ 4221. poterion, pot-ay'-ree-on; neut. of a der. of the alt. of G4095; a drinking-vessel; by extens. the contents thereof, i.e. a cupful (draught); fig. a lot or fate:--cup. ] )pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, ( [ 2309. thelo, thel'-o; or  ethelo, eth-el'-o; in certain tenses  theleo, thel-eh'-o; and  etheleo, eth-el-eh'-o, which are otherwise obsol.; appar. strengthened from the alt. form of G138; to determine (as an act. option from subj. impulse; whereas G1014 prop. denotes rather a pass. acquiescence in obj. considerations), i.e. choose or prefer (lit. or fig.); by impl. to wish, i.e. be inclined to (sometimes adv. gladly); impers. for the fut. tense, to be about to; by Heb. to delight in:--desire, be disposed (forward), intend, list, love, mean, please, have rather, (be) will (have, -ling, -ling [ly]). ] )but as thou wilt.

Mat 26:39:  The "cup" in the O.T. is a metaphor for divine punishment of sin. Hence, Jesus' death involved far more than physical death, for He becomes the object of the divine wrath (cf. Rom. 1:18-3:20) against sin by His identification with sinful man. Although Jesus knew that death and God's wrath comprised the climax of His mission as Messiah, His consciousness of God's wrath against sin becomes even more intense as the hour approaches.
 

(Mat 26:40 KJV)  And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

(Mat 26:41 KJV)  Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

(Mat 26:42 KJV)  He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.

(Mat 26:43 KJV)  And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.

(Mat 26:44 KJV)  And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.

(Mat 26:45 KJV)  Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

(Mat 26:46 KJV)  Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.
 

Betrayal and Arrest in Gethsemane

(Mat 26:47 KJV)  And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.

(Mat 26:48 KJV)  Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
 

The Prayer in the Garden

(Mark 14:32 KJV)  And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.
(Mark 14:33 KJV)  And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;

(Mark 14:34 KJV)  And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.

(Mark 14:35 KJV)  And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.

(Mark 14:36 KJV)  And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.

Mark 14:36:  Jesus' prayer in Gethsemane was not the prayer of a weak and fearful man. Jesus knew all along what lay before Him in Jerusalem. He was not afraid of the physical suffering and death He knew He was to endure. Jesus did, however, recognize that in giving "His life a ransom for many" (10:45), He would actually become "sin for us" (2 Cor. 5:21). He also knew that this would bring about temporary alienation from God, which He experienced on the cross (cf. Mark 15:34). For Jesus, who had lived in complete and intimate fellowship with God, this prospect of temporary alienation was horrible. And yet He was obedient to the Father's will rather than His own wish. There simply was no other way to make atonement for sin. There was, it appears, an ontological necessity in the death of Jesus for our sins. Jesus recognized this and obediently became sin to make atonement. In doing so He experienced temporary alienation from God, so that we can have both a relationship and fellowship with Him.
 

(Mark 14:37 KJV)  And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?

(Mark 14:38 KJV)  Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

(Mark 14:39 KJV)  And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words.

(Mark 14:40 KJV)  And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him.

(Mark 14:41 KJV)  And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

(Mark 14:42 KJV)  Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.
 

Betrayal and Arrest in Gethsemane

(Mark 14:43 KJV)  And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.