Naval terms in common usage
God Wants You Well: What the Bible Really Says about Walking in Divine Health by Andrew WommackHealth is something everyone wants. Billions of dollars are spent each year trying to retain or restore health. It is a basic desire of all mankind. Anyone who likes sickness must be mentally sick! Yet, religion has told us that God is the one who wants us sick. It even tries to make us believe that sickness is a blessing. Thats just not true. God wants you well.
Healing is in Christs Atonement. Jesus died for our health just as much as He died for the forgiveness of our sins. This has to be the foundation of our faith for healing. Many Scriptures relate the healing of our bodies and the forgiveness of our sins in the same verse. Jesus went about healing all who were oppressed of the devil and told us to do the same. Jesus hasnt changed, its the people who represent Him who have changed.
What about Pauls thorn in the flesh? It is commonly believed that the apostle Paul had a sickness for which he besought the Lord for healing three times, and the Lord wouldnt heal him. From that assumption, people teach that God sometimes wants us sick. In this book, Andrew reveals what Pauls thorn in the flesh was, and it wasnt sickness.
If it is Gods will to heal everyone, then why isnt everyone healed? Its not because of God. And its not just because we dont have enough faith. We do have the faith to be healed. Jesus said the problem is our unbelief - unbelief cancels out faith. Instead of trying to get more faith or bigger faith, we just need a pure faith that isnt negated by unbelief.
There are laws that govern the spiritual world just as there are laws that govern the physical realm. Electricity has been around since the beginning of the world, but mankind didnt benefit from electricity until recently, not because it didnt work, but because of our ignorance of the laws of electricity. Likewise, Gods healing is here and available. Its only our ignorance of the laws which control the flow of Gods power that keeps us from benefiting from it.
Why We Sail--"Nautical Terms in Action"
The Surprising Naval Origins Of Eleven Common Phrases
The vocabulary of sailing has enriched the English language with the development, by analogy, of new senses for nautical terms. Here are fifty such words with their original meanings and their landlubber connotations. Aboard : on a vessel assisting or in sympathy with 2. Aboveboard : above the deck out in the open, honest 3. Adrift : not tied or secured acting or living without purpose 4.
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Ben has held a life-long interest in language and has a special interest in the expressions, phrases and idioms that contribute to its use. This article describes 50 idioms and phrases that have their origins in all things nautical. Sea-faring has a long and rich history and many of the characteristics and activities of life on the ocean waves have seeded the growth of nautical terminology and sailing terms that have subsequently found their way into our language in the form of idioms, phrases and slang. Idioms and phrases sourced from life at sea are as diverse and abundant as the sailors who have travelled the oceans for centuries. It should be no surprise therefore that many nautical terms and sayings have been incorporated into our everyday language. We often try to choose our words very carefully.
Terms ranging from "bamboozle" to "mind your Ps and Qs" have their roots in nautical terms and situations. - When lost or unsure of their position in coastal waters, ships would release a caged crow.
Many phrases that have been adopted into everyday use originate from seafaring — in particular from the days of sail. It is an undoubted fact that seafaring is also the source of more false etymology than any other sphere. This can be attributed to the attractiveness of the romantic image of horny-handed sailors singing shanties and living a hearty and rough life at sea. The term log-book has an interesting derivation in itself. The rate at which the string was paid out as the ship moved away from the stationary log was measured by counting how long it took between knots n the string. These measurements were later transcribed into a book. Above board - Anything on or above the open deck.