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Now I determine for you to experientially know, brethren, that the things according to me have come more unto progress of the gospel, so that my bonds in Christ came to be clearly manifested among all the Praetorian guard and all the remaining. And the greater of the brethren in [the] Lord, after being persuaded by my bonds, exceedingly dare without fear to speak the Word. Some on the one hand also because of envy and strife, some on the other hand also because of good pleasure, are proclaiming the Christ. 1.16 On the one hand, the ones out from selfish ambition proclaim the Christ not sincerely, supposing to bring tribulation upon my bonds. On the other hand, the ones out from love intuitively knowing that I am appointed unto a defense of the Gospel. For what? Expect in every way whether in pretense or whether in truth Christ is being proclaimed. And in this I rejoice, but also, I will be caused to rejoice. For I intuitively know that this to me will come down unto salvation through your supplication and provision from the Spirit from Jesus Christ according to my eager expectation and hope, that I will be put to shame in nothing, but with all boldness, as always, even now Christ will be declared great by my body whether through life or whether through death. For to me to live, Christ, and to die, gain. Moreover, if, assuming it is true, to live in [the] flesh, this to me is fruit from work, and what to choose I do not know. Indeed, I am pressed out from two, having the desire to […]
Originally penned by the Apostle Paul through the leading of the Holy Spirit
Translation by Pastor Luther Walker
Copyright © 2021 by Luther Walker. All Rights Reserved
This translation is intended to give a clear understanding of the original language, taking into consideration all available manuscripts to reproduce the original letter from Paul to Philippi. The original language should always be considered the only authority by which each word, phrase, and all other parts of speech are based upon. Where additional information is needed to better explain the meaning and use of a word, a footnote has been added.
Because the book of Philippians was originally a letter, it has been returned to its original form to reduce confusion to the reader by breaks in the middle of sentences and concepts caused by the addition of chapters and verses. However, to ensure ease in finding sections within the letter while still avoiding breaking the original form of the letter, the chapters and verses have been superscripted along with the addition of paragraphs and punctuations. Brackets and paratheses are used for clarification within the text.
Written by the Apostle Paul during his first imprisonment in Rome in 64 A.D..
1.1 Paul and Timothy, servants belonging to Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus, the ones who are in Philippi, with the Bishops and Deacons. 1.2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ. 1.3 I give thanks to the God upon every remembrance of you, 1.4 always in all my supplication on behalf of all of you, while making the supplication with joy, 1.5 on the basis of your fellowship into the gospel from the first […]
And on the one hand God gave the apostles, and on the other hand the prophets, and the evangelist, and the pastors even teachers, towards the equipping of the saints unto a work of service, unto a building up of the body of the Christ, until we all arrive at a oneness of the faith and the full experiential knowledge of the Son of God, unto a mature man, unto a measure of maturity of the fulness of the Christ, in order that we are no longer inarticulate babblers, tossed around and carried about by every wind of teaching by the craftiness of men in cunning scheming of deceit, but while speaking the truth in love growing up unto Him in all things, Who is the head, Christ – Ephesians 4:11-15.
Nepios (νήπιος), is a word that describes a stage in life when we are under governors and tutors while being trained and brought to maturity. The importance of a good education and the integrity of those teaching is very important for the proper growth and maturity of a student. When the teachers fail to speak the truth, and do not hold the students accountable, maturity is never reached.
…always learning and never coming unto a full experiential knowledge of the truth – 2 Timothy 3:7
This is true in secular and religious settings. Today our government schools are intentionally based upon ideology and propaganda that teaches contrary to the truth and causes a lot of young people to be very confused about history, who they are, and basic truths in life. This same type of atmosphere is present in many large and well-known assemblies claiming to be Christians today. In the book of Revelation seven periods of […]
Our Boast in the Day of the Lord, 2 Corinthians 1:14
Our Crown of Rejoicing, 1 Thessalonians 2:19
It is Not About the Crowns, it is About the People
Incorruptible Crown – for exercising self-control in all things, 1 Corinthians 9:25
Crown of Life – for enduring a temptation, James 1:12
Crown of Evangelism, Philippians 4:1
Crown of Righteousness – for those who love His appearing, 2 Timothy 4:8
Crown of Rejoicing – for Preaching the Gospel, 1 Thessalonians 2:19
Crown of Glory – For Pastors, 1 Peter 5:4
Not Boasting of Bad Conduct, 1 Corinthians 5:6
Not Boasting About Our Works for Salvation, Romans 4:2
Examining Your Own Works, Are They Worthy, Galatians 6:4
Holding Fast in the Word of Life, Philippians 2:16
Christ is our Confidence and Boast, Hebrews 3:6
Assisting In Paul’s Ministry, 2 Corinthians 1:15-16
Coming to them in Confidence, 2 Corinthians 1:15
They Have Turned again to Paul
A Second Grace
Paul giving them a benefit by working with them
Not another blessing, there is no add-on to the faith
Often Used to Imply the Holy Spirit is Given After Salvation
Misunderstanding of the Progression of the Gospel
First to the Jews, Acts 2:5
Speaking in Tongues Was a Sign to the Jews, Acts 2:8
God Showing Peter the Gentiles are Being Accepted along with the Jews, Acts 10:44-46
Then Unto the Samaritans – Who are Mixed Jews
Philip Preaching the Gospel in Samaria, Acts 8:5