Guide to the Glossary

    At DP the definitions of words don’t always match up with what you’ve been taught, and to truly grasp the teachings it is important we’re using the same vocabulary.

    Those definitions that begin with a Hebrew or Greek word are identified by an (H) or (G). The definitions are not intended to be complete definitions of the word, but are Biblically accurate definitions as they apply to DP teachings.

  • Affliction
      Anguish, burden or tribulation.
  • Anger
      An emotion that is generated out of the pain of living in a world filled with sin and death, unrighteousness and injustice. Anger is a sin and a sign of a stronghold if I sin in my anger, I hold on to my anger or I use anger to protect myself.
  • Atonement
      kophar (H) – To cover. – In the Hebrew language, there were no words that meant complete forgiveness. The word atonement neither indicates a forgiveness of sins nor a washing away of sins, rather the animal sacrifices merely covered over the sins (Hebrews 10:1-4).

  • Believe
      aman (H) – To make firm. – As in “When I believe I am making firm the promises or word of God. – Along with “trust”, the verbal expression of the noun “faith”. When one has faith the action is to believe if you have a word or promise from God and trust in His character if you don’t. – The word picture is to hold a pencil in your hand. The pencil would represent a word or promise that we received.
  • Bitterness
      No grace. Stuck in the past. Seeing a person according to their offense and not as God sees them in grace.
  • Button
      A situation, person or place that can instantly take a believer’s mind, which was formerly set on the spirit, and change it to a mind set on the things of the flesh.

  • Complaining
      Verbalized punishment of an offender and/or the verbalized protest of being offended.
  • Confession
      homolegeo (G) – Speak the same thing as. – A verbal agreement with what God has spoken.

  • Death
      Separation, as in the separation of the spirit from the body (2 Corinthians 5:6-8), or decay, as in the process of decay that happens to a body once a person has died (Genesis 3:19).
  • Discipline
      To train or teach.
  • Doubt
      diakrino (G) – Divided judgements. The opposite of faith.

  • Emotions
      Feelings, positive or negative, which signal an event or occurance. Emotions occur in every part of our being, so we can be subjected physical emotions, soulish emotions and spiritual emotions.
  • Faith
      The noun whose verbal actions are to believe and to trust. – When I have faith I believe and/or trust in the person or thing of which I have faith in. – (Hebrews 11:1).
  • Flesh
      Expressed in Scripture in six ways: physical body, heritage or race, qualifications, ability or talent, performance or perfectionism, utterly sinful things. – The part of a person connected to this world. – The place within us that the Person of Sin resides.
  • Fleshly Emotions
      see Physical Emotions
  • Forgive
      apheimi (G) – To send forth. – The word picture is to use the bathroom.
  • Four P’s of Sin
      Penalty of sin, Person of sin, Pull of sin, Programming of sin – See The Father’s Toolbox.

  • Glory
      doxa (G) – Thoughts, opinions and recognition (Exodus 33:18-20; John 5:44, 12:41-43).
  • Grace
      Take to a level you can’t acheive on your own.
  • Hate
      To push away.
  • Heart
      kardia (G) – The subconscious. The center for thought, understanding and will. The part of our being where freedom and bondage are established.
  • Holy
      To be separate (2 Corinthians 6:15-7:1), uncommon (Exodus 30:31-32) and clean/pure (Leviticus 10:10).
  • Hope
      elpis (G) – The desire of some good with the expectation of obtaining it. – The focus or object of our faith. – The word picture is a flashlight. Faith is the light and hope would be the object that reflects the light. – See Freedom Chapter 16.

  • Judge
      To divide or sort out.

  • Lovingkindness
      checed (H) – The New Testament equivalent of love, mercy and grace all combined into one term.
  • Lust
      epeithumia (G) – Upon the mind with force – The dominating force that attempts to use a person’s thoughts to dictate action.
  • Penalty of Sin
      The spiritual debt of death that occurs when a person enters the world and egages in a sinful act, which was paid for by Jesus on the cross. – (Romans 6:23).
  • Person of Sin
      The nature of sin that pushes us to do sinful acts, which is transferred to us through the act of being born into a sinful world, and is overcome by being born again through belief in Christ. – (Romans 5:15).
  • Physical Emotions
      Emotions, positive or negative, that signal an event in the physical realm and originate out of a physical need (e.g hunger), a physical malfunction (e.g. an injury), a physical process (e.g. child birth) or a physical simulus (e.g. a smell, sound or touch).
  • Programming of Sin
      Stored conclusions in our heart (stinkin’ thinkin’) that come from the lust of the flesh or our environment that is overcome through transforming of the mind by exposure to the truth of God. – (Colossians 1:21).
  • Pull of Sin
      The enslavement of our heart or soul to the Person of Sin, which is overcome through water baptism. – (Romans 6:17).

  • Rebellion
      A response to being wronged by an authority in your life in which you refuse to submit to that person’s authority or obey a just command either in your heart or through physical action.
  • Repentence
      Have another mind about. – A person’s sincere realization and admission that he or she is wrong and that he or she sincerely desires to use every resource available to allow change to occur. – The word picture is a person walking in one direction and changing his or her mind, turning around and walking in a new direction.
  • Righteous
      To be declared “right” before God.

  • Saints
      Holy ones. One who has been redeemed by the cross of Jesus Christ.
  • Sanctify
      A one time act of being made holy that occurs when we receive Jesus’ work on the cross for our salvation (Hebrews 10:10).
  • Sin
      harmatia (G) – An archery term meaning to miss the bullseye, which is the glory of God. So, sin is living outside the thoughts and opinions of God. – (Romans 3:23).
  • Soul
      The part of a person containing the mind (conscious mind) and heart (subcounscious mind). The chooser that determines if we focus on the Spirit or the Flesh.
  • Soulish
      Having to do with the soul, or seat of a person’s mind and will, as opposed to the spirit or physical body.
  • Soulish Emotions
      Emotions, positive or negative, generated in an environment that exposes a conclusion or belief that is established in the heart.
  • Spirit
      The part of a person that connects and communicates with God.
  • Spiritual Emotions
      Emotions, positive or negative, that signal an event or occurance in our spirit or in the spiritual realm surrounding us.
  • Stronghold
      That which blocks us off from God’s presence, provision and truth.

  • Thought
      dialogismos (G) – Conclusion.
  • Trial
      To puncture or pass through.
  • Tribulation
      To compress or squeeze.
  • Trust
      batach (H) – To attach oneself to. – Along with “believe”, the verbal expression of the noun “faith”. – When one has faith the action is to trust in His character if you don’t have a word or promise from God and believe if you do. – The word picture is a plug coming from our heart. Where we place our trust is the place we connect the plug.
  • Truth
      Scripture defines truth with two components: The “Who is truth?”, which refers to the relational aspect of Jesus Christ as God’s truth to us (John 14:6) and the “What is truth?”, which refers to the Word of God as the revelational aspect of God’s truth (John 17:17).

  • Understanding
      To place, place together or throw together. – The word picture is the gathering of information and placing the information together in a conclusion or application for our life.

  • Wilderness
      A place of no props where the things that we use to sustain our souls are not present.