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Exhortation, the calling out of your God given name, is a vital part of our journey in Christ. We are to be exhorters in the Kingdom of God and we need to be exhorted by each other.

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The journey to walking in your God given name.

Boulevard and the construction of the septic system:
Beautiful place with a messed up system.
The truth of who we are is that beautiful place, but their is some major construction going on.
The purpose of this construction is to put a new system in to help process the crap around your identity that are lies.
More lies and suffering may be coming your way but with this new system in place you will still know your God given name louder then anything else in life.
Peter’s journey to find himself is one that I have been fascinated with for some time now.
This is how Simon became Peter:
Simon is a man who appears to know his craft of fishing.
He also appears to want approval and becoming a Rabbi’s disciple is just the thing.
Peter’s journey from Simon to Peter.
Simon gets picked. “I am a sinful man”()
Simon walks on water. “If you command me I will” ()
Simon is asked who is Jesus. “You are the Christ the Son of the living God.” ()
Simon is named Peter. (), ()
Peter is rebuked. “Get behind me Satin.” ()
Peter is asked do you want leave too, he says “Lord to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” ()
Jesus tells Simon Satin has come for you... ()
Jesus tells Peter and others to buy a sword ()
Peter says he wont deny Jesus and he is ready to die for Jesus ()
Jesus tells Peter and others to buy a sword ()
Peter is ready to die defending Jesus by using that sword. ()
Jesus tells Peter “He who uses the sword dies by the sword.” ()
Jesus asks “Peter do you love me?” ()
Peter stands and boldly shares what Holy Spirit is doing and calls for repentance. ()
Peter raises Dorcas from the dead… ()
Jesus steps in helping Simon on his journey to becoming his true self Peter.
Jesus called Simon to follow him.
Asked him a question he could not no the answer too. When he leaning on Holy Spirit to reveal the truth he name Simon, Peter.
Jesus rebuked Peter when Peter fell into his old thoughts.
Jesus prayed for Peter and had faith he would turn and strengthen his brothers.
Jesus told Peter to buy a sword and then yelled at him for using it.
Jesus love and trusted Peter to take care of all His sheep even when Peter did not give Jesus what he assumed He wanted first.
Let’s look at Jesus prayer for Peter:
Luke 22:31–32 NASB95
31 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; 32 but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”
Luke
Jesus is showing us what we can do here for each other on our journey to finding our identity in Christ.
Jesus is not in denial of Peter’s weaknesses here.
He has already named him Peter but in this verse he calls him is old name twice, ‘Simon, Simon....’.
Jesus was opening the door for Peter who was a prisoner to his old ways and false identity in Christ.
Peter’s old identity was he was not worthy and was a sinner so he did not want Jesus around.
Jesus called Peter by his new identity and showed him the way by laying His life down for others.
- Simon wanted to prove he would die for Jesus and needed Jesus to save him.
- Peter laid his life down willingly for others to be just like his Jesus.
- Simon wanted to prove he was not going to fail Jesus.
- Peter boldly spoke as if he knew the Truth because he did know Jesus was the truth that made him free.
All through this journey with Jesus and Peter:
- Jesus rewarded Peter overtime he lived from his real identity.
- Jesus purposely made it very uncomfortable when Simon operated out of his false identity.
Jesus finalizes this process when He asked Peter do you love me.
NASB
John 21:15–19 NASB95
15 So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Tend My lambs.” 16 He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to him, “Tend My sheep. 18 “Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go.” 19 Now this He said, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, “Follow Me!”
John 21:15-
15 So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus *said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love (Agapao/will you die for Me kind of love?) Me more than these?” He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love (phileo/ be your friend because of what you do for me.) You.” He *said to him, “Tend My lambs.”
15 So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus *said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love (Agapao/will you die for Me kind of love?) Me more than these?” He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love (phileo/ be your friend because of what you do for me.) You.” He *said to him, “Tend My lambs.”
16 He *said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love (Agapao/will you die for Me kind of love?) Me?” He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love (phileo/ be your friend because of what you do for me.) You.” He *said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.”
17 He *said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love (phileo/ be your friend because of what you do for me.) Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love (phileo/ be your friend because of what you do for me.) Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love (phileo/ be your friend because of what you do for me.) You.” Jesus *said to him, “Tend My sheep.
Our Times Are in His Hand
15 So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love(Agape Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Tend My lambs.” 16 He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to him, “Tend My sheep. 18 “Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go.” 19 Now this He said, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, “Follow Me!”
18 “Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go.”
19 Now this He said, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He *said to him, “Follow Me!”
Peter admitted fully that he was never going to be his true self with out Christ.
Peter died upside down on a cross finally living in his true identity in Christ. Strong in his faith and love for Christ.
- Simon wanted to prove he would die for Jesus and needed Jesus to save him.
- Peter laid his life down willingly for others to be just like his Jesus.
- Simon wanted to prove he was not going to fail Jesus.
- Peter boldly spoke as if he knew the Truth because he did know Jesus was the truth that made him free.
Jesus steps in helping Simon on his journey to becoming his true self Peter.
Jesus called Simon to follow him.
Asked him a question he could not no the answer too. When he leaning on Holy Spirit to reveal the truth he name Simon, Peter.
Jesus rebuked Peter when Peter fell into his old thoughts.
Jesus prayed for Peter and had faith he would turn and strengthen his brothers.
Jesus told Peter to buy a sword and then yelled at him for using it.
Jesus love and trusted Peter to take care of all His sheep even when Peter did not give Jesus what he assumed He wanted first.
Acts 2:38–41 NASB95
38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 “For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” 40 And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation!” 41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
Exhortation / To Exhort
Interpreted:
-Comfort, Exhort, Desire, Pray..
Exhortation Meaning:
Meaning:
- To call to one’s side, call for, summon, strengthen, encourage.
Root words (2564,2813)
- To Name, Call aloud, To refer to the proper name...
What does this look like today?
Opposite of Exhortation:
Have you ever been completely misunderstood but could not clarify even in your own head what you were intending?
Exhortation:
Has someone ever said what you were intending to do in a better way you even understood?
It is like your spirit is leaning that direction but the clarification of the intent brings confidence and excitement.
Exhortation is when your true intent and nature is called out and clarified by another person.
Exhortation is when someone sees your God given Name in you and calls that out.
Exhortation is when you see Christ in someone and call that out.
When someone acts outside their true self in Christ, call them who they truly are.
With strength and faith we prophecy the truth in the face of fear, doubt or unbelief.
2 to address, speak to, (call to, call upon), which may be done in the way of exhortation, entreaty, comfort, instruction, etc. 2A to admonish, exhort. 2B to beg, entreat, beseech. 2B1 to strive to appease by entreaty. 2C to console, to encourage and strengthen by consolation, to comfort. 2C1 to receive consolation, be comforted. 2D to encourage, strengthen. 2E exhorting and comforting and encouraging. 2F to instruct, teach.
We treat people by their true intent. This may include calling them out on actions that do not line up with their true nature.
Counseling session with a person who I miss assessed.
I said your year has been bad since you made this choice to leave that person.
Closing:
What is Father calling you?
Ask Father to highlight 2 people to you that you are going to Exhort.
If no one has offered to Exhort you, pray who you can ask to exhort you.
Activation:
I am an exhorter of Christ to the people in my life.
I will call out my true name and do away with the lies of who I am.
I will allow others to call out my true God given name and character.
I will call out the true intent and nature in others.
I will call out the true name Father has given to others.
Resources:
Luke 5:7–11 NASB95
7 so they signaled to their partners in the other boat for them to come and help them. And they came and filled both of the boats, so that they began to sink. 8 But when Simon Peter saw that, he fell down at Jesus’ feet, saying, “Go away from me Lord, for I am a sinful man!” 9 For amazement had seized him and all his companions because of the catch of fish which they had taken; 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not fear, from now on you will be catching men.” 11 When they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed Him.
Matthew 16:15–19 NASB95
15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 “I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. 19 “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.”
Luke 22:31–32 NASB95
31 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; 32 but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”
Luke 22:
Acts 2:36–37 NASB95
36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified.” 37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?”
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Acts 2:38–41 NASB95
38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 “For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” 40 And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation!” 41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
Acts 2:3
Exhortation
Resources:
Proverbs 4:23 NASB95
23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.
Exhortation / To Exhort
Comfort, Pray.
Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon 3870 παρακαλέω

3870 παρακαλέω [parakaleo /par·ak·al·eh·o/] v. From 3844 and 2564; TDNT 5:773; TDNTA 778; GK 4151; 109 occurrences; AV translates as “beseech” 43 times, “comfort” 23 times, “exhort” 21 times, “desire” eight times, “pray” six times, “intreat” three times, translated miscellaneously four times, and “vr besought” once. 1 to call to one’s side, call for, summon. 2 to address, speak to, (call to, call upon), which may be done in the way of exhortation, entreaty, comfort, instruction, etc. 2A to admonish, exhort. 2B to beg, entreat, beseech. 2B1 to strive to appease by entreaty. 2C to console, to encourage and strengthen by consolation, to comfort. 2C1 to receive consolation, be comforted. 2D to encourage, strengthen. 2E exhorting and comforting and encouraging. 2F to instruct, teach.

2564 καλέω [kaleo /kal·eh·o/] v. Akin to the base of 2753; TDNT 3:487; TDNTA 394; GK 2813; 146 occurrences; AV translates as “call” 125 times, “bid” 16 times, “be so named” once, “named + 3686” once, and translated miscellaneously three times. 1 to call. 1A to call aloud, utter in a loud voice. 1B to invite. 2 to call i.e. to name, by name. 2A to give a name to. 2A1 to receive the name of, receive as a name. 2A2 to give some name to one, call his name. 2B to be called i.e. to bear a name or title (among men). 2C to salute one by name. Additional Information: For synonyms see entries 994, boao; 2896, krazo; and 2905, kraugazo.See entry 5823 for comparison of synonyms.

5823 Synonyms

See Definition for boao: 994

See Definition for kaleo: 2564

See Definition for krazo: 2896

See Definition for kraugazo: 2905

994: to cry out as a manifestation of feeling, esp. a cry for help

2564: to cry out for a purpose

2896: to cry out harshly, often of inarticulate and brutish sound

2905: intensive of 2896 denotes to cry coarsely, in contempt, etc.

2564 suggests intelligence; 994 sensibilities; 2896 instincts

2813 καλέω (kaleō): vb.; ≡ DBLHebr 7924; Str 2564; TDNT 3.487—1. LN 33.129 name, to refer to the proper name of something (Lk 2:4); 2. LN 33.131 call, give attribution (Mt 1:23; Jas 2:23); 3. LN 33.307 summon, tell a person to come and gather (Mt 25:14); 4. LN 33.312 call to a task (2Th 2:14); 5. LN 33.315 invite, offer an invitation to someone (Lk 14:8; Col 1:12 v.r.)

Love:

25 ἀγαπάω [agapao /ag·ap·ah·o/] v. Perhaps from agan (much) [or cf 5368]; TDNT 1:21; TDNTA 5; GK 26; 142 occurrences; AV translates as “love” 135 times, and “beloved” seven times. 1 of persons. 1A to welcome, to entertain, to be fond of, to love dearly. 2 of things. 2A to be well pleased, to be contented at or with a thing.

26 ἀγάπη [agape /ag·ah·pay/] n f. From 25; TDNT 1:21; TDNTA 5; GK 27; 116 occurrences; AV translates as “love” 86 times, “charity” 27 times, “dear” once, “charitably + 2596” once, and “feast of charity” once. 1 brotherly love, affection, good will, love, benevolence. 2 love feasts.

5368 φιλέω [phileo /fil·eh·o/] v. From 5384; TDNT 9:114; TDNTA 1262; GK 5797; 25 occurrences; AV translates as “love” 22 times, and “kiss” three times. 1 to love. 1A to approve of. 1B to like. 1C sanction. 1D to treat affectionately or kindly, to welcome, befriend. 2 to show signs of love. 2A to kiss. 3 to be fond of doing. 3A be wont, use to do.

5384 φίλος [philos /fee·los/] adj. A primitive word; TDNT 9:146; TDNTA 1262; GK 5813; 29 occurrences; AV translates as “friend” 29 times. 1 friend, to be friendly to one, wish him well. 1A a friend. 1B an associate. 1C he who associates familiarly with one, a companion. 1D one of the bridegroom’s friends who on his behalf asked the hand of the bride and rendered him various services in closing the marriage and celebrating the nuptials.

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