An Alphabetical Analysis
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Comers, not made perfect under law.
Let Us draw near with a true heart.
He that cometh to God.
Comers, to Sinai or Sion.
The verb eggizo is used of drawing nigh to God (7:19), but eggus occurs
in a lower sense.
'But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto
cursing' (Heb. 6:8).
'In that He saith, A new covenant, He hath made the first old.  Now
that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away' (Heb.
This usage of terms, taken by itself, would not be sufficient to prove
that the viewpoint of Hebrews differs from that of Ephesians essentially, but
taken with the mass of material that can be assembled, and which is indicated
in the article on Hebrews2, we can perceive a very real difference between
being exhorted to 'draw near' and being 'made nigh'.  (See Access1).
Night Is Far Spent.  Paul, writing to the Romans, said: 'The night is far
spent' (13:12).  This reference to the approaching end of the dispensation
then obtaining, is parallel with Revelation 1:1 and 3 'shortly come to pass',
or 'the time is at hand' being written, as these words were from the
standpoint of the Day of the Lord (Rev. 1:10).  Writing to the Thessalonians,
the apostle first of all told them that they knew perfectly that the Day of
the Lord comes as a thief in the night, but reminded them that they were 'not
of the night, nor of the darkness' and this is closely associated with the
imminence of the Lord's Coming (1 Thess. 5:2,5,10,11 and 4:16,18).  When Paul
wrote the epistle to the Romans 'the day' was at hand or 'has approached'
(eggizo).  This passage should be added to Romans 15:12,13 when attempting to
define the hope of the church before Acts 28.  The hope of the church of the
Mystery has nothing to do with the Day of the Lord.  (See Parenthesis3;
Hope2; and related articles).
Open Face.
'But we all, with open face' (2 Cor 3:18).
The word translated 'open face' refers to the veil which is the
dominant feature of 2 Corinthians 3 and 4.
Kalumma is translated 'vail' in
2 Corinthians 3:13,14,15,16.
Anakalupto is translated 'open' in 2 Corinthians 3:18.
Kalupto is twice rendered 'hid' in 2 Corinthians 4:3.
Ordinances.  Under the title Decrees1, the word translated 'ordinances' in
Ephesians 2:15 and Colossians 2:14 and 20 is discussed and related with the
decrees ordained by the elders at Jerusalem, as recorded in Acts 15.