3 Honor widows that are actually
4 But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let these learn first to practice godly devotion in their own house and to keep paying a due compensation to their parents and grandparents, for this is acceptable in God's sight.
5 Now the woman who is actually a widow and left destitute has put her hope in God and persists in supplications and prayers night and day.
6 But the one that goes in for sensual gratification is dead though she is living.
7 So keep on giving these commands, that they may be irreprehensible.
8 Certainly if anyone does not provide for those who are his own, and especially for those who are household-members, he has disowned the faith and is worse than a person without faith.
9 Let a widow be listed who has become not less than 60 years old, a wife of one man,
10 having a witness borne to her for fine works, if she reared-children, if she entertained strangers, if she washed the feet of holy ones, if she relieved those in tribulation, if she diligently followed every good work.
11 On the other hand, turn down younger widows, for when their sexual impulses have come between them and the Christ, they want to marry,
12 having a judgment because they have disregarded their first [expression of] faith.
13 At the same time they also learn to be unoccupied, gadding about to the houses; yes, not only unoccupied, but also gossipers and meddlers in other people's affairs, talking of things they ought not.
14 Therefore I desire the younger [widows] to marry, to bear-children, to household-manage, to give no inducement to the opposer to revile.
15 Already, in fact, some have been turned aside to follow Satan.
16 If any believing [woman] has widows, let her relieve them, and let the congregation not be under the burden. Then it can relieve the [ones] truly widows.
No greater meaning. But Paul is plainly saying that the holy spirit regards 60 year old women as not being under the same test as younger women as regards their sexual impulses. So a test on a 60 year old is a different test to that on a 30 year old.
15 Blow a horn in Zion, O men. Sanctify a time of
fasting. Call together a solemn assembly.
16 Gather [the] people together. Sanctify a congregation. Collect [the] old men together. Gather children and those sucking the breasts together. Let [the] bridegroom go forth from his interior room, and [the] bride from her nuptial chamber (Joel 2).
The Holy Spirit has separated the sucklings (under 5), the children (5-20), the congregation (20-60) and the old men (over 60). Only the congregation is sanctified. Literally this 'sanctification' was a setting aside for a holy purpose. But the greater meaning is sanctification in holy spirit, for the bridegroom is the mediator and the bride the covenanters of a spirit covenant.
14 For all who are led by God's spirit, these are God's
15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery causing fear again, but you received a spirit of adoption as sons, by which spirit we cry out: "Abba, the Father!"
16 The spirit itself bears-witness-with [adds witness to, corroborates] the spirit of us [not the spirits of us] that we are God's children (Romans 8).
Verse16 is not an ambiguity because the holy spirit AND the congregation spirit bear witness (not OR). The congregation spirit is a composite spirit, like the holy spirit, which is the overall spirit of the congregation of the holy angels.
Abba (1) and Father (9) are the word counts in the whole book of Romans. So 'Abba', the Hebrew word for father always means 'Hebrew father by covenant' is all threads. 'The Father' in Greek is a non Hebrew 'father' by contrast or merely a father, since this letter was written in Greek. So Michael (Abba) and God (Father) must be the literal meanings here since Gabriel possessed Eber and the three Main covenant Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were all Hebrews of course.
However in Word1 the sons cry out only to a Hebrew father and in Word2 they cry out only to a Greek father. These father must relate to the born again genealogy and we must bear in mind the double description:
2 For the law of that spirit which gives life in union with Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death (Romans 8).
So there are two temporal fulfilments of Word1 and of Word2. So it looks very like Abba is the Hebrew JAC submediator Jesus, the mediator of the 1NC, in Word1, and the congregation is TCC1 and then TCC3. Whereas in word 2, 'Father' is the Greek JAC submediator, Apollos, the mediator of the HLC, and then Gordon, the mediator of the 2NC and the congregation is TCC2 and then TCC4. The non reserve 1NC saints in TCC3 were informed first by the holy spirit and then the congregation spirit confirmed it. The 2NC saints in TCC4 have it informed by the congregation spirit then confirmed by the holy spirit. Presumably in TCC2 and certainly in TCC4 the holy spirit actually informs the congregation spirit, which informs the spirit baptised person. In TCC3 and presumably in TCC1 the holy spirit informed the spirit baptised son directly, and then congregation confirmed it, by accepting their baptism.
The 12,000 1NC reserves on the other hand were told nothing by either party in TCC3. So they must come into TCC4 in order to be informed what they are and then to partake. So we will inform them that they are 1NC reserves. Gordon baptises them and then they can baptise each other, they are not yet in any 1NC apostolic tribe.
36 And he went on to say: Abba,
the Father, all things are possible to you; remove this cup from me. Yet not what I want, but what you
want (Mark 14).
6 Now because you are sons, God has sent forth the spirit of his Son into our hearts and it cries out: Abba, the Father! (Galatians 4).