While being held under house arrest there, Paul received a visitor named Onesimus, whose name meant profitable or advantage. Paul, however, honored the social tie that bound a slave to his master and respected the duty Onesimus owed to Philemon, his master. Guided by the tenth commandment, which forbids coveting another man's worker, and by the law of love, Paul decided Onesimus should return to Philemon. Paul was about to send Tychicus, a co-worker, to Colosse with a letter Paul had written to the church there.
Tychicus' traveling to Colosse offered Paul the opportunity to send Onesimus with Tychicus to Philemon.
Rather, Paul commended Philemon for the loving compassion he showed to his fellow Christians and then interceded in Onesimus' behalf.
Slaves, such as Onesimus, who were brought back to their masters were often treated most harshly and under Roman law could be killed.
Since it was quite possible that Onesimus had wronged Philemon and was indebted to Philemon for what he had stolen, Paul even offered to have Philemon charge the debt to him so that Paul might repay him.
In offering to repay Philemon for Onesimus' indebtedness, Paul reminded Philemon that he owed him his very life, for it appears that in some way as a result of Paul's gospel ministry Philemon had become a believer in Christ the Savior. In the course of his letter Paul hinted that he would very much like to have Onesimus back with him in Rome. With the help of the Holy Spirit, I made a decision to quit speaking such foul things and to start aligning my mouth with what God’s Word declared me to be.  In all honesty, sometimes "WE" are our own worst enemy and the devil didn't have anything to do with it! Paul said we need to speak good things about ourselves!
This is why Paul says, “That the communication of thy faith may become effectual.…”  The awesome Preacher, Rev.
However, in this verse, the word energeo carries the idea of something that has suddenly become energized or activated.
Paul’s words could actually be rendered, “That the communication of your faith may become energized and activated.…” Let me give you an example to help you understand what this word energeo means in the context of this verse.


An automobile may be filled with enough fuel to drive a long distance, but it won’t go anywhere until someone puts the key into the ignition and then turns the key. Once the engine has been activated, the potential in that car is ready to be unleashed.  The car always has the capability of moving, but if it is never activated, it sits silently in the driveway.
You are loaded with phenomenal potential that is just waiting to be activated! You may say, “Yes, well, I know that the Bible says I’ve been given all those good things, but I don’t feel like any of that is true about me! And in spite of the fact the Bible says God has blessed me with gifts and talents, I feel like a dope who has nothing to offer to this world. There is a big gap between what the Bible says about me and what I feel about me!” My friend, you are like a car that is loaded with enough fuel and horsepower to get anywhere you need to go. But for that potential in you to be released, you have to hold the right key in your hand. Furthermore, it isn’t enough for you to just possess the key. You have to put that key into the “ignition” and turn it so the latent potential that resides inside you will be ignited. This word is from the Greek word epignosis, which describes a well-instructed, intensive, deep knowledge of the facts. The word epignosis pictures a person who knows his facts like a professional. No one becomes this knowledgeable accidentally. For example, consider the Breakfast that you are reading.
I have passionately applied myself to understanding the Greek New Testament so I could share these truths confidently and boldly with others. To become astute requires study, meditation, digging deep into truth, and applying oneself to know the facts inside and out. The result of this hard work is such a thorough knowledge of the facts that a person has a strong confidence regarding what he says or writes. In my case, I am confident of what I have written because I have put so much study into it. You must put the key into the ignition and turn it, sparking these truths into manifestation in your life! A key in the ignition switch does no good unless it is turned.
The moment you open your mouth and start confessing the good things that are in you by Jesus Christ, a supernatural connection is made between your faith and all that Jesus has deposited inside you. At that moment, the gifts and treasures God has placed inside you become supernaturally activated.


The confession of your mouth — your acknowledgement of the truth — is what sparks these spiritual blessings and causes them to become operative, activated, and manifested realities. Sadly, many people who know the truth remain in bondage because they never align their mouths with the truth.
Instead of speaking what God says about them, they ridicule themselves, put themselves down, and speak badly of themselves. By acknowledging the basic truths of what you have been given in Jesus, you will release so much divine energy that it will radically transform your life. I am truly repentant for theseactions, and I ask You to forgive me and to give me the power to change my behavior. Holy Spirit, I can only do this by Your power, so I am asking and expecting You to empower meto make these changes in my life and in my mouth!  I PRAY THIS IN JESUS' NAME     I confess that I speak well of myself. As a result, I am getting better, freer, and I am stepping upward more boldly into the plan God has for me!  I DECLARE THIS BY FAITH IN JESUS' NAME!    1.
Guided by the tenth commandment, which forbids coveting another man's worker, and by the law of love, Paul decided Onesimus should return to Philemon. Tychicus' traveling to Colosse offered Paul the opportunity to send Onesimus with Tychicus to Philemon.
Rather, Paul commended Philemon for the loving compassion he showed to his fellow Christians and then interceded in Onesimus' behalf. They possess all the potential that God has placed inside them, but they never experience thRequest RejectedThe requested URL was rejected.



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