The way in which a thing exists, acts, or manifests itself. Born:
Perfectly suited or trained to do a particular job or task. Mature:
Fully developed physically; full-grown; having reached the most advanced stage in a process. Synonyms: Developed Ripe Prime Complete Galatians 4:19 (NLT) "Oh, my dear children! I feel as if I’m going through labor pains for you again, and they will continue until Christ is fully developed in your lives."
Galatians 4:19 (GNT) "My dear children! Once again, just like a mother in childbirth, I feel the same kind of pain for you until Christ's nature is formed in you." Acts 10:38 (NLT) "And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him." Mark 4:37-39 (NKJV) "And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm." John 5:30 (NKJV) "I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me." John 4:34 (NKJV) "Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work." John 13:11 (NKJV) "For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, “You are not all clean." Luke 22:47-48 (NKJV) "And while He was still speaking, behold, a multitude; and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him. But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?" Luke 23:34 (NKJV) "Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots." Galatians 4:19 (MSG) "Do you know how I feel right now, and will feel until Christ’s life becomes visible in your lives? Like a mother in the pain of childbirth." I Corinthians 13:11 (NKJV) "When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things." 1 Corinthians 13:11 (GNT) "When I was a child, my speech, feelings, and thinking were all those of a child; now that I am an adult, I have no more use for childish ways." Acts 16:21-23 (NKJV) "And they teach customs which are not lawful for us, being Romans, to receive or observe.” Then the multitude rose up together against them; and the magistrates tore off their clothes and commanded them to be beaten with rods. And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely."
Acts 9:29 (NKJV) "And he spoke boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus and disputed against the Hellenists, but they attempted to kill him." 2 Corinthians 11:24 (NKJV) "From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one." 2 Corinthians 11:25 (NKJV) "Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep;" 2 Timothy 3:11-12 (NKJV) "Persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution." 2 Corinthians 6:4-10 (NIV) "Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything." Philippians 4:12-13 (NIV) "I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength." 2 Corinthians 4:8-11 (NKJV) "We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh." Philippians 1:19-21 (MSG) "And I’m going to keep that celebration going because I know how it’s going to turn out. Through your faithful prayers and the generous response of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, everything he wants to do in and through me will be done. I can hardly wait to continue on my course. I don’t expect to be embarrassed in the least. On the contrary, everything happening to me in this jail only serves to make Christ more accurately known, regardless of whether I live or die. They didn’t shut me up; they gave me a pulpit! Alive, I’m Christ’s messenger; dead, I’m his bounty. Life versus even more life! I can’t lose." Mirage:
Something that appears real or possible but is not in fact so. John 12:24 (NIV) "Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds."