SCHOOL OF PROPHECY / MARCH 21 ZOOM MEETING / In many ways a vision ‘comes from the future’. As believers, we know that the giver of all vision is God. Without Him we are blind! Receiving a prophetic word from the Lord, or finding a relevant promise in the Bible that speaks to your situation, is the key to overcoming this perceived blindness.

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  1. Josie McIver


    I heard you speak at the last Thames Aglow, and you shared our of some of your word the meaning of ‘Build’ and how it is the same word as Prophesy. Could you please let me know the word you used to tie these words together! I can’t get it out of my head lol.

  2. Len

    Hi Josie

    Thanks for making contact, the two scriptures I referred to where – Matthew 16:18 Build and 1 Corinthians 14:3 edification.

    The Greek references are below for each word

    Matthew 16:18 (NKJV) And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

    oikodomeō build; strengthen; build up
    BDAG build; build:; strengthen, build up, make more able.
    Louw-Nida to build, to construct
    DBL Greek build; make more able
    Greek-English Dict. of N.T. build, erect; build up, encourage, strengthen, edify; rebuild, restore
    NASB Dictionaries to build a house
    LEH LXX Lexicon to build, to construct; to build; to form, to fashion; to build sth with sth; to build upon; to build sb,
    An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon to build a house; to build; to build oneself; have; built; to be built
    LXGRCANLEX build; strengthen; build up; to build; to strengthen; to build up; to strengthen
    Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words
    Building Your New Testament Greek Vocabulary 3rd Edition I build
    Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon
    A Pocket Lexicon to the Greek New Testament
    A Concise Dictionary of the Words in the Greek Testament and The Hebrew Bible
    The Lexham Analytical Lexicon of the Septuagint build; בנה; build, develop buildings; rebuild; עשׂה 1; make, manufacture; do; שׂים

    1 Corinthians 14:3 (NKJV) But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.

    A. Verbs.
    1. oikodomeo (οἰκοδομέω, 3618), lit., “to build a house” (oikos, “a house,” domeo, “to build”), hence, to build anything, e.g., Matt. 7:24; Luke 4:29; 6:48, rv, “well builded” (last clause of verse); John 2:20; is frequently used figuratively, e.g., Acts 20:32 (some mss. have No. 3 here); Gal. 2:18; especially of edifying, Acts 9:31; Rom. 15:20; 1 Cor. 10:23; 14:4; 1 Thess. 5:11 (rv). In 1 Cor. 8:10 it is translated “emboldened” (marg., “builded up”). The participle with the article (equivalent to a noun) is rendered “builder,” Matt. 21:42; Acts 4:11; 1 Pet. 2:7. See edify, embolden.
    2. anoikodomeo (ἀνοικοδομέω, 456) signifies “to build again” (ana, “again”), Acts 15:16.¶
    3. epoikodomeo (ἐποικοδομέω, 2026) signifies “to build upon” (epi, “upon”), 1 Cor. 3:10, 12, 14; Eph. 2:20; Jude 20; or up, Acts 20:32; Col. 2:7.¶
    4. sunoikodomeo (συνοικοδομέω, 4925), “to build together” (sun, “with”), is used in Eph. 2:22, metaphorically, of the church, as a spiritual dwelling-place for God.¶
    5. kataskeuazo (κατασκευάζω, 2680), “to prepare, establish, furnish,” is rendered “builded” and “built” in Heb. 3:3–4. See make, ordain, prepare.
    B. Nouns.
    1. oikodome (οἰκοδομή, 3619), “a building, or edification” (see A, No. 1), is used (a) literally, e.g., Matt. 24:1; Mark 13:1–2; (b) figuratively, e.g., Rom. 14:19 (lit., “the things of building up”); 15:2 of a local church as a spiritual building, 1 Cor. 3:9, or the whole church, the body of Christ, Eph. 2:21. It expresses the strengthening effect of teaching, 1 Cor. 14:3, 5, 12, 26; 2 Cor. 10:8; 12:19; 13:10, or other ministry, Eph. 4:12, 16, 29 (the idea conveyed is progress resulting from patient effort). It is also used of the believer’s resurrection body, 2 Cor. 5:1. See edification, edify.¶
    2. endomesis (ἐνδόμησις, 1739), “a thing built, structure” (en, “in,” domao, “to build”), is used of the wall of the heavenly city, Rev. 21:18 (some suggest that the word means “a fabric”; others, “a roofing or coping”; these interpretations are questionable; the probable significance is “a building”).¶
    3. ktisis (κτίσις, 2937), “a creation,” is so translated in the rv of Heb. 9:11 (kjv “building,). See creation, B, No. 1, creature, ordinance.
    4. technites (τεχνίτης, 5079), “an artificer, one who does a thing by rules of art,” is rendered “builder” in Heb. 11:10, marg., “architect,” which gives the necessary contrast between this and the next noun in the verse. See craftsman, No. 2.

    Blessing and kind regards

    Eagle Ascend Ministries
    Auckland, New Zealand.

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